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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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(8) Excellent 

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Ardglass holiday townhouse rental

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” 1 Harbour Loft is a very well presented and maintained holiday home. It was beautifully clean and very well equipped. The bedrooms all extremely comfortable and the welcome package second to none. The hosts are very welcoming and fr  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1300 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in West Country

Ilfracombe / Torrs

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent base for group of 9 friends and family including baby.” We were a varied party - from 11 months to mid-fifties, 4 young adults - everyone loved the house - there was a room to suit everyone. The location was perfect for wandering around the  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1395 / week

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from £72 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ballintra holiday townhouse rental

County Donegal / Ballintra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £50 / night

£325 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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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
“easy, relaxing, wonderful” Organisation - Roz handled the booking really nicely and was helpful in arranging the extra kid-related equipment we needed. We were met on our arrival at the villa, and everything was explained to us - couldn't have been sm  …see more

from £70 / night

£590 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Northern England

North Yorkshire / 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  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) 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  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £550 / week

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from £40 / night

(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
WIFI, DVD/CD player, iPod docking stereo system, flat screen TV, full-fridge freezer, well-equipped kitchen.  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £678 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Tewkesbury holiday townhouse rental

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“We'd thoroughly recommend Wharf House” My family had a brilliant week at Wharf house. The location was perfect, walking distance to the high street shops and restaurants but because of the river location it felt peaceful and relaxing. The house is bea  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(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  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Province of Modena / Sestola

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£297 - £848 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

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  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Warm, cosy and open all year, it is an ideal base for families, walkers, steam train enthusiasts and bird watchers. If you're not any of these, just come along to relax and explore the town and surrounding area, always beautiful whatever the season.We welcome dogs as lo  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Naxos / Naxos Town

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Location, location, location” We just spent 10 wonderful days here at Naxos. This little townhouse is absolutely charming, situated in the old town, with authentic, Greek atmosphere and interior. The Naxos labyrinth with its unique, ancient architect  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £712 / week

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from £43 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £4000 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Santa Clara Golf Course holiday townhouse rental

Marbella / Santa Clara Golf Course

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful townhouse has the most stunning panoramic views, across the urbanisation down to the sea and mountains. Situated with a golf urbanisation, the rolling greens of the Santa Clara Golf Club are within walking distance to this property. Conveniently located a  …see more

from £92 / night

£641 - £1056 / week

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from £92 / night

(13) 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
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.” Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(25) Very Good 

18

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  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £357 / week

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from £42 / night

(29) Excellent 

28

Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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  …see more

from £118 / night

£561 - £996 / week

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from £118 / night

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Tala holiday townhouse rental

Paphos District / Tala

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is on a small complex which shares a large pool with the seven other villas. The square of Tala is just a short stroll away. There are 2 en-suit bedrooms each with there own balcony with views to the sea, the downstairs is open plan consisting of a kitchen, di  …see more

from £50 / night

£330 - £390 / week

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from £50 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Lostwithiel

Cornwall / Lostwithiel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a great location” The Moorings is a wonderful house in an award-winning complex, developed from I. K. Brunel's carriage works near Lostwithiel station. Over four floors, the house provides excellent accommodation whether for two pe  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £72 / 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

£255 - £356 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Areia Branca

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
“Fantastic holiday accommodation, 5 minutes to the beach” Really high quality holiday accommodation, beautifully furnished and well equipped. The shared pool is very clean and large, and only shared with about 5 other houses, so it feels private. Lo  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £683 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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.  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
New to Holiday Lettings in October 2016, Come Home Cottage is situated just 2 minutes away from Haworth's historic Main Street and the Bronte Parsonage Museum. It is a lovingly restored Grade II listed building over four floors and is an ideal base for a Yorkshire holid  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday townhouse rental

New South Wales / Batemans Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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 £89 / night

£598 - £6631 / week

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from £89 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £234 / night

£1632 / week

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from £234 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in West Country

Dorset / Lyme Regis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Pets welcome no extra charge but please advise with booking request. Linen, towels and utilities provided. The property is old and over 3 floors so may not suite mature guests.  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £1800 / week

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from £120 / night

(33) Excellent 

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West Country 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
“Spacious, classy accomodation in superb location” This was our fourth stay in this capacious house. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are ideal for our children and grandchildren. The house is very well equipped and decorated and has been consis  …see more

from £130 / night

£590 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Trento / Caldonazzo

2 5 2 nights min

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

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from £56 / night

£331 - £496 / week

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from £56 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Casarabonela holiday townhouse rental

Casarabonela / Calle de la Jarea

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely house with stunning views” I stayed at Casa Alegria for 7 days in early September. It's a traditional house in a village, situated at the top of the village with an incredibly easy and straightforward drive up to the house (often in small whit  …see more

from £32 / night

£175 - £225 / week

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from £32 / night

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Province of Trento / Mezzana

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski

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from £43 / night

£297 - £1246 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Realmont

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
“Very comfortable accommodation in real France” The Townhouse is the perfect location to give you the experience staying in a 'living' French town. All you need is within less than 5 minutes - butchers, bakers, cheeseshop, greengrocer, wine merchant  …see more

from £64 / night

£416 - £499 / week

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from £64 / night

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Province of Trento / Caldonazzo

2 6 7 nights min

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

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from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

24

Holiday townhouse in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This 3-bedroom, fully air-conditioned villa is located in one of the best spots on the resort, in a prime location in Praia da Luz with stunning views over Praia da Luz towards the ocean and the communal pool with water feature.  …see more

from £114 / night

£795 / week

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from £114 / night

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Faro District / Manta Rota

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £39 / night

£267 - £712 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Canal San Bovo

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £73 / night

£594 - £950 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Menerbes

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 £77 / night

£526 - £933 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Cowes holiday townhouse rental

Cowes / West Cowes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful West Cowes holiday flat” This flat is perfectly situated on the (pedestrian-only) high street. It is literally steps away from all the amenities and sights. The flat is very cozy, well equipped, and makes you feel like you are on holiday. Tw  …see more

from £130 / night

£390 - £950 / week

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from £130 / night