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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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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi
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from £85 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

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
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here
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from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
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from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Pereta

Province of Grosseto / Pereta

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Pergine Valsugana

Province of Trento / Pergine Valsugana

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£390 - £438 / week

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from £56 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Townhouse accommodation in Yarmouth

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
“This place is fantastic!” We have just spent a week at Hurst View on the Isle Of Wight, it is in an ideal spot. The ferry terminal is only 5-10mins down the road, whichwas a great stress free start to the week. The house itself is very spacious with r
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from £59 / night

£410 - £895 / week

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from £59 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Torrs

Ilfracombe / Torrs

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Half term holiday” This was our second stay in this property. We were 4 adults and 4 children and the house accommodated us really well. Caroline is a welcoming and communicative host and we hope to book again!
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1495 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Fitts

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
“Perfect family friendly villa” Ajoupa villa is set in a quiet and peaceful location, with easy access to the nearby beach and restaurants. The pool was a great place to cool off in after days spent on the beach. Their was a welcome pack on arrival whi
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from £70 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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avg. 3 hours 23 minutes

from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

22

Holiday townhouse rental

Somerset / Shepton Mallet

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Interesting and cosy Apartment” Really nice apartment right in the middle of Shepton Mallet, suited us really well but would not be good if you have trouble with stairs. Found Shepton Mallet a bit disappointing and the walks suggested by the local Ra
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from £60 / night

£340 - £400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 35 minutes

from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Praia del Rey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Salins-les-Bains

Jura / Salins-les-Bains

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £66 / night

£395 - £518 / week

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from £66 / night

(6) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

22

Holiday townhouse in Bishops Castle

Shropshire / Bishops Castle

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£600 - £845 / week

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Holiday townhouse in Villavallelonga

Province of L'Aquila / Villavallelonga

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £67 / night

£465 / week

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from £67 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Drome / Buis-les-Baronnies

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£281 - £325 / week

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avg. 3 hours 47 minutes

from £41 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Kissimmee holiday townhouse rental

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
“Great location and facilites” This house gave us everything we needed for a great holiday. Clean, well equipped and in a pleasant area. Pools and public areas very well kept. Would recommend for couples and families alike. Six adults would be easily a
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from £46 / night

£322 - £385 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Cala Liberotto

Orosei / Cala Liberotto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £63 / night

£439 - £790 / week

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avg. 3 hours 46 minutes

from £63 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Cabanas with shared pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Cabanas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful accommodation in a perfect location.” We had a fabulous couple of weeks in Cabanas. The town house was very clean, well appointed and spacious - perfect for a family with teenagers, it even has good wifi! The property manager was delightfu
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from £100 / night

£645 - £995 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

10

Abergavenny holiday townhouse rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ty pan” Great cottage everything you could ever need in one place owner has put a lot of work and time and money Into getting the cottage great. Would definitely come again
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from £100 / night

£600 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

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
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast. We'll hopefully be
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from £100 / night

£420 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(67) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A great holiday destination” A warm comfortable house - beautifully decorated with character and charm. Good location - close to high street and seafront. A great holiday destination. Suffolk is a lovely uncrowded and unspoilt county with many pretty
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from £265 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £265 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

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
“Lovely House, Beautiful Views” Arrived on Sat 15th April, Richard very kindly let us in early as we had plans in the evening and wanted to get settled. Lovely spacious house with beautiful views over the Irish Sea and within walking distance into Dona
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from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

from £91 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ver-sur-Mer holiday townhouse rental

Calvados / Ver-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, comfortable French house” This is a beautiful home with all the comforts you would expect in a hotel, with all the French charm you could expect. We were a family of five and there was plenty of room for all. There was something for all of
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from £106 / night

£737 - £768 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £106 / night

20

Townhouse rental in Muro with swimming pool

Majorca / Muro

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£818 - £1514 / week

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from £117 / night

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Ski townhouse to rent in Zambla Alta

Province of Bergamo / Zambla Alta

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £22 / night

£154 / week

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from £22 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“June break” Loved the place with walking distance to both village, shops and beach. Great house. Plenty of space and fantastic morning views. The bunk bed was a little short and a curtain would have help a better sleep. But overall definitely a place
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Polis

Paphos District / Polis

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to unwind” Great to stay in a place where you had no traffic, just a few houses overlooking a nice swimming pool, a five minute walk and you had a choice of two great supermarkets, another five minute walk and you were in Polis. We enjoye
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from £40 / night

£275 - £300 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Townhouse accommodation in Broadstairs

Broadstairs / Dumpton Gap

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“unique, comfortable, old and the new nicely well complemented.” excellent house, very well furnished, lots of space, clean, with everything provided that could possibly be needed.
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from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Zambrone

Province of Vibo Valentia / Zambrone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£281 - £439 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £57 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Warm and cosy cottage” We spent the weekend at Fisherman's in Nov and although the weather in Dartmouth was very cold the cottage certainly wasn't. The log burner just made the comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage even more cosy. I would certainly r
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from £90 / night

£350 - £1175 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£535 - £946 / week

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from £77 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

20

Polis holiday townhouse rental

Polis / Polis Chrysochous

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely great” Nirvana was a delightful house with comfy living, the town of Polis has some very good restaurants and there is plenty to see all around Polis and the adjoining country side
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from £35 / night

£245 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

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
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1690 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment
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from £50 / night

£281 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Tressan

Pezenas / Tressan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £39 / night

£270 - £330 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £39 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Ceret

Ceret / Maureillas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“a perfect choice” This is a beautiful house in a glorious part of France. The house is very well equipped and the owner, Penny, is a pleasure to deal with. This was one of the nicest holidays we have had and we will seriously consider returning to Ru
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from £40 / night

£275 - £550 / week

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Holiday townhouse in Villavallelonga

Province of L'Aquila / Villavallelonga

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £51 / night

£357 / week

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from £51 / night

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Townhouse letting in Nordeste

São Miguel / Nordeste

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Alpes Maritimes / Tourrettes-sur-Loup

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km

from £94 / night

£658 - £702 / week

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from £94 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

65

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed with our 3 children for a week and the house is absolutely wonderful, I can find no fault at all, it was absolutely spotless and had everything to entertain our children from a Wii to DVDs, everything you need for self ca
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from £40 / night

£195 - £305 / week

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from £40 / night

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