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Rural retreats (1290)

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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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Nuevo Portil

Huelva / Nuevo Portil

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday home that we will be visiting again!” I stayed at Casa de la Luz for a fortnight in july with my husband, two children (7&1) and my mum. We flew into Faro airport and it was only an hour to El Portil. This area is a true taste of Spa
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from £50 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

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Townhouse rental in Santa Luce

Province of Pisa / Santa Luce

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday townhouse in Sovereign Harbour South

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour South

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, pleasant house in good location” The Piazza Townhouse is spread over four floors with good views of Sovereign Harbour. Access to the waterside, restaurants, shops (about 10 minutes walk) and the shingle beach (about 15 mins) is easy. The
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Certificate of Excellence

from £150 / night

£695 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Belves

Dordogne / Belves

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£388 - £858 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Calm and Relaxing, with Remarkable Views.” The place was just amazing... I wanted a nice long weekend with my girlfriend and I was not dissapointed! The place was amazing, the views were stunning and the location was just perfect! Salema also inclu
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from £72 / night

£499 - £979 / week

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from £72 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Paphos District / Polis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great for kids” Fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday, large, clean and well equipped Great pools- our kids loved them!!New small play park opposite the villa behind the pool which was an added bonus. Quiet
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from £45 / night

£225 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Aguilas with shared pool

Aguilas / Los Collados

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£302 - £561 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse

Province of Chieti / Casalbordino

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£175 - £900 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

10

Holiday townhouse in Castle Douglas

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect getaway retreat” We couldn't have been more pleased with this spacious, beautifully decorated and well appointed property. Handily located on the main street of Castle Douglas, with ample nearby parking, its an easy walk to a number of nice re
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from £70 / night

£370 - £810 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

12

Townhouse rental in Playa de Mogan with shared pool

Mogan / Playa de Mogan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Calatafimi-Segesta

Province of Trapani / Calatafimi-Segesta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£173 - £285 / week

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from £26 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newent

Forest of Dean / Newent

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Lovely big house, which has everything you need. We spent lots of cosy nights in front of the log fire. Newent is a bit quiet, one pub left, two are closed. Micro brewery pub but no kids allowed. Good Indian restaurant but not much else. Usual tak
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from £125 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Campoamor holiday townhouse rental

Campoamor / Real Club de Golf Campoamor Resort

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for families” Had a very enjoyable stay in Casa Campoamor. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed and the pool was lovely and warm and had plenty of sun loungers. 10 minute drive to lovely beaches and the Zenia Boulevard was gr
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from £40 / night

£275 - £395 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Bamburgh with golf nearby

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£490 - £960 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Budens

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £51 / night

£353 - £948 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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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from £150 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Dartmouth holiday townhouse rental

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Winter Break” Admirals lodge is a brilliant place to stay 5 minutes walk to pubs, shops and the ferry. The property has everything you will need for your stay, its very clean and cosy. We stayed over New Year and Dartmouth was a lovely pla
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from £65 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski townhouse to rent in Mezzana

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

from £44 / night

£302 - £863 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in La Torre Golf Resort

La Torre Golf Resort / Polaris World, La Torre

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £55 / night

£330 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Sassi di Matera

Matera / Sassi di Matera

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£432 - £1699 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Manta Rota

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

from £39 / night

£272 - £725 / week

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from £39 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Villedieu-les-Poeles

Manche / Villedieu-les-Poeles

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“An extremely comfortable and well appointed house in a superb location” We have stayed in this house twice and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. It is an easy and short drive from the ferry terminal in Cherbourg. The town is a charming market town with
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from £43 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £43 / night

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Ponte di Legno ski townhouse to rent.

Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £238 / night

£1660 / week

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from £238 / night

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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 £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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
“Park Street, Stow-on-the-Wold” We booked the town house for a celebration. It did not disappoint. Beautifully furnished, in an eclectic style. All 3 couples had their own bathroom which was great. Kitchen had all the utensils you could need. Central l
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from £148 / night

£666 - £1423 / week

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from £148 / 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.
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from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Haz-Zebbug

Island of Malta / Haz-Zebbug

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect place” I cannot recommend Rita's place at Townhouse Twenty highly enough. My partner and myself have just had a wonderful 9 night stay. The accommodation is beautifully finished with high quality furnishings, and was a lovely respite to comp
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from £52 / night

£259 - £418 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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 £80 / night

£690 - £1250 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

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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
“Ideal Location !” As a group of 6, we travelled by boat from Portsmouth and moored at Cowes Yacht haven. The location is absolutely perfect for anybody travelling on their own boat as the marina is literally a minute away. The property is furnis
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from £150 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Sotogrande Alto

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Alto

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal and spacious family property in tranquil surroundings” We have stayed at this property several times with our 2 children and have found it to be a home from home. It has wonderful views over the golf course, is spacious, beautifully furnished an
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1500 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Haverfordwest

Pembrokeshire / Haverfordwest

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in a perfect location for exploring Pembrokeshire” We were a party of 2 adults and 4 children (age range of 10-15) and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms suited us perfectly. The house is very light and spacious and extremely well eq
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from £149 / night

£695 - £1295 / week

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from £149 / 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

from £77 / night

£544 - £772 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Denia

Denia / Near Marina

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Holiday” It is everything it says it is. A great size, petty gardens and a lovely pool. A plus was the internet and 2 large supermarkets close by. All the restaurants were good, never had a bad meal. Marc looked after us, a big thank you to hi
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from £83 / night

£579 / week

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from £83 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£647 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Elba Island / Patresi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£242 - £604 / week

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from £44 / 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
“Peyia Garden Townhouse” This town house is in an excellent location of high standard it has been furnished thoughtfully and provides all necessary facilities you need for a relaxing and trouble free holiday including the all important Wifi. The owners
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from £48 / night

£315 - £385 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Paphos District / Polis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £45 / night

£225 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

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Townhouse rental in Contrada Fraginesi

Province of Trapani / Contrada Fraginesi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £24 / night

£167 - £479 / week

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from £24 / night

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Townhouse rental in Macerata

Province of Macerata / Macerata

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £108 / night

£682 / week

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from £108 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Estaing

Aveyron / Estaing

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£604 - £966 / week

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from £87 / night

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