Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1357)

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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27

Holiday townhouse in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely new year break” Lovely holiday home in the centre of Saundersfoot. Excellent location. Very clean and comfortable like home from home. Everything you could need is in this house. Had a fab time. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Peyia

Paphos District / Peyia

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful, quiet location with mountain and sea views” We usually tend to go for villas holiday as we enjoy the privacy and a pool to ourselves! However, this year we decided to try this townhouse (as on a tighter budget) and we were both very pleasan  …see more

from £36 / night

£240 - £385 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Buggiano / Borgo a Buggiano

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £64 / night

£369 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Budens

Budens / Parque da Floresta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Ideal location, large pool, golf course with discounted green fees, tennis, beaches and fishing villages.  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 - £786 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

36

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

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from £101 / night

£707 - £768 / week

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from £101 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in San Pedro del Pinatar

Murcia / San Pedro del Pinatar

3 6 30 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Spacious House & Area - Recommended !” We had a wonderful stay in this lovely spacious townhouse in a wonderful part of Spain. The house has everything and the nearby botanical gardens & cafe are fabulous too - value for money menu and ple  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

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Townhouse rental in Ispra with shared pool

Lake Maggiore / Ispra

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Offering an idyllic setting for carefree breaks in Ispra, groups of 6 can easily embrace a full-on family holiday; with all the resort amenities, tourist delights and activities of Lake Maggiore to hand.<br />Additional Service Charge: €120 (7 days & less  …see more

from £141 / night

£702 - £1316 / week

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from £141 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Aude / Fitou

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £84 / night

£439 - £1000 / week

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from £84 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Parikia holiday townhouse accommodation

Paros / Parikia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Are you looking for an authentic island house to rent? JOY-ANNE is a perfect example of a typical Aegean island house. It has been owned by us for nearly 40 years and sympathetically restored and fully modernised so as to retain features associated with the architect  …see more

from £44 / night

£264 - £395 / week

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from £44 / night

(25) Excellent 

33

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
“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 £85 / night

£350 - £1395 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Silverdale

Lake District / Silverdale

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Challan Hall Mews is a peaceful and private location within an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by nature reserves, close to the Lake District and the historic city of Lancaster and within easy reach of Kendal and the picturesque town of Kirby Lonsdale.<  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £570 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A lovely town house in the heart of Sarlat - perfect for living la vie francaise.” We wanted to be in the heart of a town so that we could get fresh bread every morning, go to the markets, visit little wine bars, potter around cobbled streets and gene  …see more

from £76 / night

£529 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Turin / Sangano

1 4 1 night min

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

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from £44 / night

£351 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Very Good 

22

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast / Maroochydore

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic location...enjoyable” Had an extended stay at Bayz on the River recently and enjoyed it very much. Great central location, well equipped and clean house. Loved the views and walks along the river. Looking forward to another stay!  …see more

from £84 / night

£556 - £741 / week

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from £84 / night

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Ispra holiday townhouse rental

Lake Maggiore / Ispra

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Boasting sunny lakefront grounds that are perfect for year-round enjoyment, this flexible townhouse is located in Ispra, Lake Maggiore, will sleep up to 6 guests and combines family-friendly versatility with timeless holiday comfort.  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1106 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Province of Imperia / Diano Marina

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £46 / night

£320 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Sannat

Island of Gozo / Sannat

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dar il- Palma is an excellently designed farmhouse recently built using Maltese limestone and other local features. Among its features, one can enjoy a swimming pool on entrance leading to a sitting room. Another useful aspect, is that all three bedrooms are equipped w  …see more

from £87 / night

£438 - £877 / week

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from £87 / night

11

Krk Island / Malinska

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £33 / night

£228 - £486 / week

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from £33 / night

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Province of Lucca / Corfino

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £78 / night

£452 - £633 / week

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from £78 / night

(25) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse rental

Aberdeenshire / Banff

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house” Me & my family loved our stay .boathouse was lovely location fantastic and above all services provided by land lady was so perfect & fantastic. Very good value for money as well.  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

El Perello holiday townhouse rental

Terres de l'Ebre / El Perello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly
Holiday home in real Spanish village.Cycling holidays.El PerelloTortosaVillage houseTarragonaWalking holidays.Fishing holidays.Catalonia holidays.North east SpainWalking at the parc national des portes.Cycling on the Via Verda.<br />A village house close to local  …see more

from £49 / night

£338 / week

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from £49 / night

(19) Very Good 

23

Holiday townhouse in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely, comfortable 'home away from home'.” This was our second visit and we had a great time. The house is lovely and very convenient with only a short walk into town. Parking at times could be an issue but actually we had no problems this time arou  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £540 / week

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from £90 / night

11

Province of Lucca / Corfino

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £63 / night

£362 - £408 / week

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from £63 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Makry-Gialos

Lasithi Prefecture / Makry-Gialos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
A large balcony provides the perfect choice for enjoying the spectacular sunsets with a glass of exceptional local wine whilst enjoying your evening meal on a balmy summer evening.  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Torquay holiday townhouse rental

Victoria / Torquay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Close to beaches, Torquay centre and surf shops. Located at the start of the Great Ocean Road which is famous for surfing and adventure sports.Rip Curl Bells Beach professional surfing contest is based at Torquay  …see more

from £93 / night

£741 - £1297 / week

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from £93 / night

40

Seoul holiday townhouse let

Seoul

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
"Location on map is displayed incorrectly. Search for 'Jinheung-ro 438-10, Jongno-gu' on google maps. This area is like Beverly Hills in Korea. - Based : 1rms, 3bds / 4people / Main room on 2nd floor - Maximum : 4rms, 6bds / 10people (Everytime 1per  …see more

from £58 / night

£402 / week

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from £58 / night

15

Krk Island / Malinska

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £37 / night

£295 - £357 / week

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from £37 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Holiday townhouse in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Good location, close to shops and the beach forget the car” The house was extremely clean and had everything we needed, plenty of room, did not live on top of each other. The beach is down the road, the shops in the next road did not need to use the  …see more

from £250 / night

£1200 - £1800 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Arcos de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Arcos de la Frontera

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautifully balanced with the natural environment and surrounded by a vast array of traditions, cultures and experiences, Arcos de la Frontera is a true gift for the senses of the intrepid visitor offering some of the best of Spanish culture.  …see more

from £97 / night

£526 - £1014 / week

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from £97 / 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse letting

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The house and location was excellent!” Booking the property was so easy and efficient, Jim Beveridge was excellent he replied to all my emails asking questions about the location, about the house etc. The house was spotlessly clean and tidy, bed line  …see more

from £32 / night

£218 - £385 / week

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from £32 / night

(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
Bella Vista is a beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse nestling high on the hillside with BREATHTAKING VIEWS of Zambrone Beach, the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tropea and the iconic island of Stromboli. Zambrone village is an easy 20 minute stroll and here you can enjoy the weekly market a  …see more

from £57 / night

£281 - £439 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Corfino

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £70 / night

£408 - £498 / week

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from £70 / night

18

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

 …see more

from £40 / night

£277 - £737 / 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 £88 / night

£615 - £746 / week

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from £88 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool in Fuente de Piedra

Province of Malaga / Fuente de Piedra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dos Flamingos is a Andalucian town house which was designed specifically for the needs of today’s luxury vacation to create a peaceful, uncluttered environment that is still in keeping with the character and charm of Andalucia.  …see more

from £66 / night

£439 - £790 / week

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from £66 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Space and Style” Bell Tree House is spacious and light and very convenient for Tenby beaches. We had a great week ... loved the piano, the kitchen is superb, plenty of space for everyone to relax. Handy to have parking for 3 cars so near to town too.  …see more

from £150 / night

£825 - £2400 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Canillas de Albaida

Province of Malaga / Canillas de Albaida

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a spectacular setting” This is a really delightful house and village. You get an experience of the true Spain - as far away from the "Costas" experience that you can imagine. The locals are really lovely, friendly people who will al  …see more

from £33 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Paignton

Paignton / Goodrington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Number 6 Braeside Mews is located just 1 minute from Goodrington beach. This modern three storey town house comfortably sleeps four people and is perfect for holidaying with family and, or, friends. Located in the heart of the English Riviera.  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £800 / week

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from £85 / night