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Rural retreats (1281)

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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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Otranto

Province of Lecce / Otranto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£220 - £711 / week

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avg. 3 hours 7 minutes

from £53 / night

(26) 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
“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

(4) Excellent 

43

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

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday townhouse in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab” Lovely cottage with all one could hope for in an equally beautiful town and part of the U.K. New dishwasher needs replacing but otherwise 10 out of 10
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from £148 / night

£666 - £1423 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

from £148 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Ski townhouse to rent in Malga Ciapela

Rocca Pietore / Malga Ciapela

1 6 5 nights min

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

from £47 / night

£321 - £737 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

(2) Very Good 

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Cortina d'Ampezzo ski townhouse to rent.

Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £86 / night

£596 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Very Good 

60

Townhouse rental in Porto Azzurro with shared pool

Elba Island / Porto Azzurro

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £58 / night

£264 - £702 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £58 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Townhouse rental in Budens with golf nearby

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great family holiday in the Algarve” Just stayed in a lovely apartment on the Parque de Floresta golf course in the western Algarve. Very spacious accomodation finished to a high standard. There were great facilities in the resort itself, even though
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from £58 / night

£400 - £850 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse in Schull

County Cork / Schull

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Ideal location.” Had the pleasure of staying here with my family for a week. The house is old style but very clean and well equipped. The only thing we had a problem with was rubbish disposal. You have to drive to the local dump to get rid of your rub
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from £150 / night

£600 - £800 / week

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(12) Excellent 

8

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
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from £100 / night

£500 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

23

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

(2) Very Good 

11

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

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

14

Holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £89 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £89 / night

(22) Very Good 

14

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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from £40 / night

(19) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

21

Holiday townhouse in Bowness-on-Windermere

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location - lovely spacious house” This is a real find. The house is excellently situated for a short stroll into town and minutes from the beautiful lake Windermere. Rooms are spacious and the upside down layout gives you the best of the sunshin
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from £99 / night

£495 - £859 / week

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avg. 2 hours 39 minutes

from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Llandeilo holiday townhouse rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£445 - £450 / week

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avg. 55 minutes

from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Santo Stefano di Magra

Province of La Spezia / Santo Stefano di Magra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£395 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Townhouse rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £97 / night

£676 - £970 / week

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avg. 2 hours 5 minutes

from £97 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Holiday townhouse in Port Ellen

Islay / Port Ellen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage with warm welcome” We received a warm welcome with tea and biscuits from Susan, who provided us with friendly and efficient service throughout our stay. Provisions to get us through the first few days were provided, which was a massi
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from £115 / night

£690 - £1065 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

28

Holiday townhouse in Manta Rota

Manta Rota / Monte de Pita

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£300 - £1200 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Very Good 

28

Townhouse rental in Beaumaris with golf nearby

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Warm and cosy house in a good location” Our party of four spent a lovely long weekend in Tan y Bryn. Comfortable beds, lovely living room and nice big kitchen. The bedrooms were a bit small and missing some bedside tables and lamps. The kitchen was al
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from £100 / night

£675 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Piedimonte Etneo ski townhouse to rent.

Province of Catania / Piedimonte Etneo

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£369 - £615 / week

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from £53 / night

(13) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Llangrannog holiday townhouse rental

Ceredigion / Llangrannog

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb!” Booked Llais y Mor for a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. What a gorgeous home! We arrived childless on the Friday and just sat on the balcony listening to the waves with beer in hand. When the children did arrive on Sa
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from £100 / night

£400 - £945 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Peyia holiday townhouse rental

Peyia / Peyia Village

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home , sunshine and pool!” My husband had never stayed at Beau Views before, though I have. He loved it. It is spotlesslessly clean , spacious, airy and has great views of Coral Bay and the coastline beyond. No 4 BV is also very convenient f
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from £46 / night

£320 - £585 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £46 / night

(25) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A little gem” Perfectly located gem of a property. We appointed. Huge comfy bed. Ideal base to explore the village and take some long costal walks. Very close to some great little cafes and pubs/bars. House manager very helpful.
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Certificate of Excellence

from £48 / night

£336 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £48 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

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+

from £79 / night

£544 - £965 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse in Tivissa

Province of Tarragona / Tivissa

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Town House indeed” I had high hopes for this holiday, which isn't always good as the reality doesn't always live up to the expectations. But in this case the reality exceeded expectations. Not that there is anything wrong with the picture
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from £88 / night

£386 - £663 / week

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from £88 / night

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Townhouse rental in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Dona Pilar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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avg. 3 hours 38 minutes

from £50 / 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) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£361 - £500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

57

Malaga holiday townhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Malaga

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house with pool, every comfort provided, lovely relaxing location” Myself, husband and 2 friends stayed here at the end of May. The house is beautiful, comfortable and has everything that you could want or need to have a fabulous holiday. It
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £50 / 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

(2) Very Good 

22

Townhouse rental in Arcos de la Frontera with shared pool, golf nearby

Costa de la Luz / Arcos de la Frontera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£465 - £953 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Very Good 

20

Holiday townhouse in Colombiers

Herault / Colombiers

2 5 4 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£350 - £455 / week

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from £50 / night

18

Holiday townhouse letting

Costa del Sol / Marbella

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £106 / night

£790 - £1141 / week

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from £106 / night

(7) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

10

Townhouse rental in Portrush with golf nearby

Portrush / West Strand

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great stay for raft race” We stayed here 26th to 29th May. It was the raft race weekend and there were loads of things on. We had a brilliant time. The apartment has everything u need and was spotlessly clean. It is so close to all the bars restaurant
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from £70 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£465 - £943 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Baunei

Province of Ogliastra / Baunei

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £26 / night

£179 - £363 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £26 / night