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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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CELGOTMAR 24 - Gommar townhouse sleeps 6

Port de Pollenca / Gommar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic semi detached villa in an exclusive and residential area of Puerto de Pollensa. Situated on the top of a hill the house has panoramic views over the Bay. The complex comprises of twenty five semi detached villas with three large shared swimming pools distribut  …see more

from £83 / night

£582 - £1285 / week

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from £83 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Montreuil-sur -mer - High Town - Chez Nous - Montreuil-sur-Mer townhouse sleeps 4

Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
Our house has an exclusive position being right on the main square. It enjoys views overlooking the weekly Saturday market, General Haig's statue, and the colourful fountain. The views from the rear, are of the Ramparts and the courtyard garden. Access to the Ra  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Thirty Seven - Thornhill townhouse sleeps 6

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
In the heart of the pretty village of Thornhill, this charming terraced house offers a home from home within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and hotels. The house is warm and welcoming, ideal for a sporting or relaxed holiday in a beautiful rural area. Activities  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Province of Asti / Olmo Gentile

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £57 / night

£302 - £345 / week

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from £57 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Burchley House - Southwold townhouse sleeps 15

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This stunning central Southwold property , nestled within its own half acre of secluded garden yet in a very central location right next to the shops and close to the beach. The very high quality conversion was completed in 2012 incorporating lots of real oak throu  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £4000 / week

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from £200 / night

17

GRANITE TOWNHOUSE - Esperance townhouse sleeps 6

Western Australia / Esperance

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Granite town house is centrally located in beautiful Esperance WA. Built by local surfie tradesmen it features local stone, recycled timber and exudes a warm, friendly energy. It is fully self contained to comfortably accommodate 6 people and is located within mins wal  …see more

from £124 / night

£927 / week

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from £124 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home Rental Donaghadee Sea Front (no booking Fees) - Donaghadee townhouse sleeps 9

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Directly overlooking the sea with uninterrupted views, within the small quiet fishing town of Donaghadee this is a 3 storey Victorian Townhouse, restored and modernised to a high standard. Bespoke large kitchen/diner open to both snug and front lounge area. Tri-fold gla  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(8) Excellent 

18

The Town House - Realmont townhouse sleeps 4

Tarn / Realmont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
The Town House in Realmont is a restored stone house - in a street where saddles were once made. The house is well equipped and the terrace is a peaceful, private extension of the living area.Realmont 'la charmante' is a thriving market town with any number o  …see more

from £65 / night

£423 - £507 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

21

The Anchorage - Portballintrae townhouse sleeps 9

Bushmills / Portballintrae

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Over the past number of years it has been home to families and guests from Canada, Australia, France, China and other international bases. The four double rooms are well suited and comfortable for two families and it has also been the base for the South African Golf tea  …see more

from £160 / night

£660 - £800 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Menerbes Cottage - Menerbes townhouse sleeps 6

Luberon / Menerbes

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Menerbes Cottage is a very welcoming, spacious rental house in the gorgeous village of Menerbes, with a high, wide view over the vineyards and orchards of the Luberon valley. There are two double bedrooms and a walk-through children's bedroom, so the house can sleep 4 a  …see more

from £78 / night

£535 - £949 / week

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from £78 / night

(23) Excellent 

28

Primrose House - Torrs townhouse sleeps 9

Ilfracombe / Torrs

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
SPACIOUS PROPERTY WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS An extremely spacious victorian townhouse with beautiful views over the National Trust Torrs, this property makes the perfect family getaway. The bustling town centre of Ilfracombe is within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes)  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1395 / week

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from £72 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Casa Blanca (VFT/MA/00744) - Puerto Marina townhouse sleeps 8

Benalmadena / Puerto Marina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Casablanca is a stunning newly built four bedroom villa in a private gated community situated in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmadena. Situated just 15 minutes from Malaga airport, minutes walk from the marina and beach and its many excellent bars and restaurants and  …see more

from £169 / night

£1164 - £1893 / week

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from £169 / night

(8) Excellent 

8

1 Harbour Loft with golf nearby - Ardglass townhouse sleeps 6

County Down / Ardglass

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
1 Harbour Loft is a stylish architect designed contemporary 3 story townhouse. A pretty first floor balcony opens from the dining area overlooking the historic inner harbour of the picturesque fishing village of Ardglass with its marina and award winning restaurants. Da  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £100 / night

7

Rocca Pietore / Malga Ciapela

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£302 - £716 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Very Good 

22

Classic Townhouse - Naxos Town townhouse sleeps 4

Naxos / Naxos Town

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This beautiful Classic Townhouse built on the original base of the Ancient Venetian city ,hundreds of years ago,was renovated in 2010 ,displaying a tasteful mix of Cycladic features and contemporary facilities.A single storey property,with a double bedroom and a very co  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £725 / week

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from £69 / night

(39) Very Good 

24

Moreton - Moreton-in-Marsh townhouse sleeps 6

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house is located in the heart of one of England's gems – The Cotswolds. The house is just a five minute walk away from the small historic market town-centre where great pubs and restaurants can be found along with small shops and a small supermarket further o  …see more

from £135 / night

£886 / week

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from £135 / night

5

Province of Trento / Palu del Fersina

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £52 / night

£259 / week

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from £52 / night

(15) Excellent 

18

St Ellas Townhouse - Eyemouth townhouse sleeps 3

Borders / Eyemouth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
With the beach and bustling harbour on its doorstep this historic property is situated within the conservation area of Eyemouth old town and and has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard. The accomadation offers a large lounge with period fireplace and stove  …see more

from £48 / night

£336 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

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'Fermaine' Grade II listed Holiday Cottage. - Lyme Regis townhouse sleeps 6

Dorset / Lyme Regis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
General Info Number 6 Church Street, dates back to 1600 and can be found a short distance from the middle of town near the Tourist Information Office and Theatre. The property is only a few steps from the sea and middle of town. Lyme has a variety of pubs and restauran  …see more

from £150 / night

£625 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

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The Riverside Townhouse - Batemans Bay townhouse sleeps 5

New South Wales / Batemans Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Any closer to the water and you would be worried. This spacious townhouse is only steps to the pet friendly estuarine beach with no roads to cross and has amazing views across the water to town. Enjoy fabulous sunsets. You may see kangaroos grazing late in the eveni  …see more

from £85 / night

£577 - £1117 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Town house Dona Pepa 2 - Ciudad Quesada townhouse sleeps 4

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning 2 bedroom Townhouse located in the sought after area of Dona Pepa 2 Quesada . Furnished to the very highest standard, equipped with all mod cons inc. free WI - FI, Xbox ( and games ), iPOD Dock, 32" UK. SAT. TV. Air Con, Dvd, Cd and Gas BBQ. Located in a  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(12) Excellent 

23

5 Ajoupa Villas - Fitts townhouse sleeps 4

Saint James Parish / Fitts

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome! This is a two bedroom holiday villa situated in Fitts Village on the spectacular West Coast of Barbados. It is one of fourteen homes just two miles away from Sandy Lane on a small gated estate. They are set in tropical gardens with a shared pool. The villas wer  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

41

Carolina Waterfront Rentals - North Charleston townhouse sleeps 8

Coastal South Carolina / North Charleston

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Located approximately 15 minutes from the Historic district by car. The unit is within one mile of shopping, restaurants and movie theatre. Within two miles of Boeing, Coliseum, Performing Arts Centre and Charleston International airport. Because of its central locati  …see more

from £144 / night

£924 / week

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from £144 / night

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Province of Savona / Erli

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £39 / night

£259 - £363 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Med-style Villa Oasis - Areia Branca townhouse sleeps 6

Lisbon District / Areia Branca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
- Villa Oasis was designed for luxury holidays. The upper floor lounge leads to a large wind-sheltered terrace overlooking the village and ocean. A 4 km walking/cycling path is ideal for joggers and walkers, plus the long beaches, a winding cliff-side road leading to th  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £694 / week

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from £69 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ballintra townhouse - Ballintra townhouse sleeps 7

County Donegal / Ballintra

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Open-plan kitchen/living/dining area; Shower room with corner electric shower, basin/unit and toilet; Utility room with washing machine, fridge and oil-fired central heating boiler; Stylish marble tiling throughout ground floor; 3 double bedrooms (Inc single bunk), mast  …see more

from £47 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of Catanzaro / Soveria Simeri

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(31) Excellent 

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The White House - Swanage Bay townhouse sleeps 8

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
A light and airy victorian town house with contemporary decor literally only 1-2 mins walk from a clean sandy beach and next to the south west coast path. Ideal for 2 families/large families ,4 couples or groups.With a large enclosed south facing terrace,great kitchen d  …see more

from £130 / night

£590 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Province of Pisa / Lustignano

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £44 / night

£285 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Province of Varese / Taino

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £78 / night

£432 - £794 / week

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from £78 / night

12

Province of Udine / Camporosso in Valcanale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£388 - £432 / week

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from £61 / night

40

Province of Salerno / Scafati

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £52 / night

£302 - £592 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Leighlinbridge - 6558 - Leighlinbridge townhouse sleeps 6

County Carlow / Leighlinbridge

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This beautiful holiday home is located in the village of Leighlinbridge in County Carlow. The riverside house stands within a secure perimeter wall and offer the visitor the use of children's playground, picnic area and barbeque patio, together with the use of a da  …see more

from £45 / night

£313 - £450 / week

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from £45 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Charming Townhouse with Pool and Tennis Court in Gated Community - Venetian Bay Villages townhouse sleeps 6

Kissimmee / Venetian Bay Villages

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy the comforts of our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town home which will sleep 6. The home was newly built in Jan 2004 and is located on a gated community in Kissimmee (just off the US192) 15 mins from Disney. Wi-Fi internet access provided in the home.On site facilities in  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £350 / week

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from £42 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Hurst View - Norton - Isle of Wight townhouse sleeps 6

Yarmouth / Norton, Isle of Wight

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Awarded a 4 Star accreditation from VisitEngland Hurst View offers high quality Self Catering holiday accomodation for up to 6 guests in this end of terrace townhouse. Hurst View offers high quality holiday accommodation in the attractive and popular holiday resort of N  …see more

from £54 / night

£378 - £970 / week

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from £54 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Wharf House - Tewkesbury townhouse sleeps 5

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Wharf House is situated on the banks of the River Avon in the centre of the Medieval town of Tewkesbury. The house has a beautiful lounge kitchen with views out to the river, the flood meadows and the Malvern Hills.It has been fully refurbished, with a double room looki  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Bressanone

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £74 / night

£423 - £569 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Townhouse in the heart of a bastide, sleeps 2-8 - Beaumont-du-Perigord townhouse sleeps 8

Dordogne / Beaumont-du-Perigord

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chez Tilly is a spacious and well-equipped character townhouse with beautiful exposed stonework and beams set in the centre of a bastide town dating back to the thirteenth century. It is a perfect base for exploring the Perigord / Dordogne countryside either on foot or  …see more

from £50 / night

£360 - £654 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday Townhouse - Inverboyndie townhouse sleeps 4

Banff / Inverboyndie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The Beaches an Executive self catering holiday home with beautiful non restricted seaside views situated on the outskirts of Banff on the seaside award winning Inverboyndie Beach. It is also a short walk into Whitehills which boasts an award winning Marina in the old h  …see more

from £64 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £64 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Sarlat Town House - Sarlat-la-Canéda townhouse sleeps 4

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Visit us at sarlattownhouse. com. This pretty little house is tucked away in one of the intriguing streets of Medieval Sarlat - centrally located, this property makes an excellent base to enjoy the delights of the town.The accommodation can accommodate 2-4 guests and is  …see more

from £75 / night

£518 - £776 / week

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from £75 / night

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