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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Normandy / Basse-Normandie / Calvados / Villerville

2 bedroomsSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £135 / night

£883 - £1093 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Extraordinary Tower in the Tuscan hills with pool,

Tuscany / Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

1 bedroomSleeps 33 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £455 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Florida / Citrus Ridge

3 bedroomsSleeps 106 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £77 / night

£459 / week

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from £77 / night

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Puglia / Province of Bari / Triggianello

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £135 / night

£841 - £1681 / week

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from £135 / night

(4) Excellent 

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The Tower House - Brossac tower sleeps 2

Poitou-Charentes / Charente / Brossac

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta  …see more

from £59 / night

£286 - £421 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Southerton Tower - Sidmouth tower sleeps 2

England / Devon / Sidmouth

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children;
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

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lovely duplex with terrace - Cervione tower sleeps 5

Corsica / Haute-Corse / Cervione

3 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
This charming Corsican apartment is a maisonette with a total size of 70m2. It also has a private terrace in the shade.In the past this apartment was a watchtower in the heart of an idyllic hamlet on a rocky spur. It is an exceptional location, and it was chosen as the  …see more

from £55 / night

£383 - £496 / week

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from £55 / night

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Townhouse with private pool in Pollensa (Meneta)

Balearic Islands / Majorca / Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 bedroomsSleeps 37 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Swimming pool;
This modern Townhouse is located in the old town of Pollensa just 10 minutes walk to the main square where you can enjoy its great restaurants and visiting their areas of interest such as the Calvary hill, the Roman Bridge, and Old Town. A 6 km can enjoy the beautiful  …see more

from £94 / night

£656 - £1244 / week

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from £94 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Le Roc - Ille-sur-Tet tower sleeps 2

Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales / Ille-sur-Tet

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Possibly the smallest B&B in France?An old water tower converted to offer accommodation for two persons.Our property is situated in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty less than 1 km from the medieval village of Montalba le Chateau and is set in 3.2 Hectares  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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Beautiful tower by the sea in Normandy - Villerville tower sleeps 4

Normandy / Basse-Normandie / Calvados / Villerville

2 bedroomsSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Exceptional 3 storey tower facing the sea at the end of Beach Villerville.The sea on all floors!Ground floor: entrance and a shower / washbasin, WC.1st floor: One bedroom with 2 beds and a loggia and a shower / sink / toilet.2nd floor: Living room with kitchenette, dini  …see more

from £143 / night

£1177 / week

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from £143 / night

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La Tour - Le Beausset tower sleeps 2

Provence / Var / Le Beausset

1 bedroomSleeps 27 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular wi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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East Lodge, Dunalastair - Pitlochry tower sleeps 8

Scotland / Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

4 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
East Lodge is very special and romantic tower house attached to a grand stone gateway with battlements. Originally the gatelodge of a large mansion, the drive is no longer in use and makes a pleasant and peaceful riverside walk. Ideal for families or groups of friends  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £1035 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Chianti Medieval lodging 2 - Rignano sull'Arno tower sleeps 3

Tuscany / Province of Florence / Rignano sull'Arno

1 bedroomSleeps 37 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
This incredible holiday home in Chianti is located on the hills, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, facing the Arno valley and the Pratomagno mountain range, just south of Florence (15km). It is a Tuscan medieval tower house and is part of a hamlet. The tower, or  …see more

from £56 / night

£391 - £479 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Tower, La Grange Ancienne - Montrollet tower sleeps 4

Poitou-Charentes / Charente / Confolens / Montrollet

1 bedroomSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Sleeps 4. 1 bedroom tower with sofa in lounge that converts into a double bed. Recently constructed and featuring characteristic qualities that you would expect. The top floor comprises of a large bedroom with kingsize bed and panoramic views over surrounding countrysid  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £358 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Le Logge di Silvignano Tower House View Pool WiFi

Umbria / Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The Tower House (120 sqm) is the most ancient portion of Historic Hamlet Le Logge di Silvignano, one of the most significant examples of Medieval architecture in the Spoleto County. Le Logge di Silvignano built from the X to the XV Century,is listed by the Italian  …see more

from £93 / night

£589 - £1450 / week

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from £93 / night

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Torre di Castellonorato, medieval tower near Rome

Lazio / Province of Latina / Castellonorato

2 bedroomsSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The medieval tower is located in the little mountain village Castellonorato on the slopes of the Aurunci Mountains close to the sea. Little steps leads from the old main street (today only to pass without cars) to the tower. The tower, build in 1350 and restored in the  …see more

from £76 / night

£526 - £992 / week

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from £76 / night

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The Tower. Tower with pool - San Giustino Valdarno tower sleeps 6

Tuscany / Province of Arezzo / San Giustino Valdarno

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Distinctive stone tower ,equipped with every comfort, in an extraordinarily scenic location. Located in Valdarno, in front of the Chianti hills, between Florence and Arezzo is only half an hour from Siena. Due to its location, is an excellent starting point to visit the  …see more

from £106 / night

£715 - £1379 / week

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from £106 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Corbière Radio Tower - La Corbiere tower sleeps 6

Channel Islands / Jersey / St Brelade / La Corbiere

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Set on a cliff top overlooking Corbière lighthouse on Jersey's south-west tip, the Radio Tower provides stunning self-catering accommodation over six floors and boasts a 360-degree view.The Radio Tower is one of Jersey's most iconic sites and is one of our mo  …see more

from £283 / night

£1283 - £2139 / week

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from £283 / night

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Old Linthill House - Eyemouth tower sleeps 10

Scotland / Borders / Eyemouth

5 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es  …see more

from £292 / night

£960 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The White Tower - Kenmore tower sleeps 4

Scotland / Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.6 km; Not suitable for children;
The Tower lies on a secluded knoll, above the valley of the river Tay; a spectacular location.A stay at the White Tower offers something that no other self catering accommodation can. The White Tower Of Taymouth Castle is a luxury 5 star self catering holiday home offer  …see more

from £330 / night

£2310 / week

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from £330 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Aquitaine / Gironde / Cerons

2 bedroomsSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £58 / night

£406 - £706 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Old Linthill House - Eyemouth tower sleeps 10

Scotland / Borders / Eyemouth

4 bedroomsSleeps 103 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es  …see more

from £292 / night

£1200 - £1410 / week

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from £292 / night

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Normandy / Haute-Normandie / Eure / Beuzeville

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £101 / night

£496 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chianti medieval lodging - Rignano sull'Arno tower sleeps 4

Tuscany / Province of Florence / Rignano sull'Arno

1 bedroomSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
This incredible holiday home in Chianti is located on the hills, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, facing the Arno valley and the Pratomagno mountain range, just south of Florence (15km). It is a Tuscan medieval tower house and is part of a hamlet. The tower, or  …see more

from £56 / night

£391 - £471 / week

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from £56 / night

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The Church Tower - Crieff tower sleeps 8

Scotland / Perth and Kinross / Crieff

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Enjoy luxury self-catering in the heart of Perthshire. This wonderful apartment is a luxurious home from home, beautifully situated in a Grade II listed mansion the rooms enjoy the grandeur of wonderful high ceilings, stained glass windows and beautiful cornicing in man  …see more

from £180 / night

£795 - £1500 / week

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from £180 / night

(24) Very Good 

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La Tour - Montreuil tower sleeps 2

Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer / Montreuil

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Arranged over three floors built against the massive stonework of a 13th century watch tower, La Tour provides a small sitting room with kitchen facilities and breakfast bar, a double bedroom and a fabulous bathroom with large shower and double sunken bath set at the fo  …see more

from £93 / night

£589 / week

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from £93 / night

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Tuscany / Province of Siena / Siena

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
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from £169 / night

£673 - £1093 / week

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from £169 / night

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Eco Tower - Arrieta tower sleeps 2

Canary Islands / Lanzarote / Arrieta

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Not suitable for children;
Eco Tower studio, set on the eco retreat Finca De Arrieta, offering 360º views to the ocean & mountains. The Tower is perfect for a couple who like to be near the beach & have easy access to local restaurants & the nearby fishing village. Great location to get away fro  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £748 / week

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from £68 / night

(48) Excellent 

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The Welsh Gatehouse - Mathern tower sleeps 2

Wales / South Wales / Monmouthshire / Chepstow / Mathern

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 1270). This Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history - and with its towers it feels like you are living in a fairy tale castle. Stay from 1  …see more

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TORETTA: KATE MOSS, THE FAMOUS MODEL, STAYED HERE

Umbria / Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 bedroomsSleeps 57 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
FANTASTIC ! KATE MOSS (THE WORLD FAMOUS MODEL) STAYED HERE ! Bought by a wealthy Roman, the tiny village now consists of 5 luxury cottages, restored to the highest standard and equipped with everything you can imagine that befits a mediaeval setting.Each suite is at a  …see more

from £121 / night

£841 - £1135 / week

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from £121 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Catalunia / Province of Girona / Camprodon

6 bedroomsSleeps 162 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £377 / night

£1318 / week

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from £377 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Shortflatt Tower - Belsay tower sleeps 16

England / Northumberland / Belsay

7 bedroomsSleeps 163 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Part of a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance and bespoke services including quality pampering in F  …see more

from £600 / night

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State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro / Ipanema

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £115 / night

£764 / week

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from £115 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Chateau Tower on Canal du Midi in South of France

Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude / Carcassonne

5 bedroomsSleeps 127 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
La Tour du Chateau is Chateau Ventenac’s four-story tower in the village of Ventenac en Minervois in France’s Languedoc region. This unique architectural property is a boutique, holiday property that caters to groups of 10-12 guests and provides them private access  …see more

from £661 / night

£4622 / week

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(3) Good 

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The Old Watchtower - Pendeen tower sleeps 6

England / Cornwall / Pendeen

3 bedroomsSleeps 67 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
The Old Watchtower, located in far west Cornwall near Pendeen, is a comfortable detached self-catering holiday home full of style and character. Dating back to the 1800's, it was the lookout tower for shipping before the present lighthouse was built. Situated a hun  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 - £1275 / week

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Auvergne / Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Bonnet-le-Chastel

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £41 / night

£160 - £295 / week

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from £41 / night

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Provence / Var / Montauroux

1 bedroomSleeps 24 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £127 / night

£874 / week

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from £127 / night

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