Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1398)

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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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
Guest will also appreciate the welcoming residential feeling of our rental options. Extraordinary experiences are waiting. For those who like to enjoy rural surroundings, wildlife and walks and also taste the innovative and regional cuisine, this is the ideal choice.  …see more

from £76 / night

£395 - £911 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

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 £84 / night

£423 - £847 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Massa / Marina di Massa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £49 / night

£339 - £678 / week

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from £49 / night

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Have a special time in a charming house full of character. We will be glad of taking care that no gesture is missing for you to be comfortable.  …see more

from £84 / night

£678 - £755 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Holiday townhouse in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
One bedroom holiday property in Lochgoilhead Village. Comfortable and great value for money. Enjoy a few days or a week in this scenic village sitting at the head of Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond National Park.  …see more

from £73 / night

£379 - £550 / week

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from £73 / night

(8) Excellent 

25

Province of Brescia / Monte Isola

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

Selfoss holiday townhouse rental

South Region / Selfoss

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house for holiday rental” The house was very well equipped and clean with a lovely style - it easily accommodated our party of 7 with plenty of room around the table to seat all. Excellent wifi and tv, The house is on a very quiet street but  …see more

from £159 / night

£1112 / week

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from £159 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Armitage House is on the seafront and was probably built around 1830 at the same time as the nearby harbour was being developed. The house is comfortable and well proportioned. It was completely renovated in 2014 and has 2 large double rooms, 3 twin rooms, a bathroom,  …see more

from £195 / night

£995 - £1175 / week

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from £195 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Townhouse letting 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
Family holidaysGolf holidays Walking distance to swimming poolsQuiet and peaceful surroundings  …see more

from £50 / night

£347 - £813 / week

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from £50 / night

25

Tabernas holiday townhouse rental

Province of Almeria / Tabernas

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
The house sleeps 6, it has two double bedrooms with double beds and a bedroom with two single beds. Fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, lounge/dining room, two bathrooms (one with shower,one with a bathtub), and a large sunny roof terrace. The village of Tabernas  …see more

from £56 / night

£339 - £399 / week

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from £56 / night

(24) Very Good 

15

Selsey holiday townhouse rental

West Sussex / Selsey

5 12 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent accommodation, in quiet fishing village” The house is fully functional for a short family stay. It has all the facilities as for a permanent home without any particular charm. The view is excellent with quiet neighbours. The local facilities  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £1150 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £60 / night

£416 - £564 / week

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from £60 / night

18

Holiday townhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Alhaurin el Grande

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Casa Rosita is in the old town of the lovely Andalucian village of Alhaurin el Grande in a very central position close to all amenities and many good eating places Ideal for golfers walkers, white village explorers and photographers.  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

14

Ashbourne holiday townhouse rental

Derbyshire / Ashbourne

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Perfect” Perfect cottage with everything you could need and more. Carole very easy to deal with and answered everything we needed to know. Situated just above the market square so very easy access to everything Would return  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £580 / week

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from £60 / night

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Ravine des Cabris

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £73 / night

£594 / week

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from £73 / night

16

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant / Monte Y Mar

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
We offer wifi and UK TV.  …see more

from £32 / night

£230 - £365 / week

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from £32 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

West Country holiday townhouse rental

Dorset / Weymouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“What a view” Fantastic views from the lounge and the master bedroom, Excellent facilities, Very clean, Very friendly owner, We had a most enjoyable stay and will recommend to everyone we know  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £1025 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The village house is on 3 levels, an architect-designed addition gives it great style which complements the original and charming features of the old house. Large terrace ideal for alfresco dining and perfect to enjoy your evening aperitif before strolling on to one of  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £645 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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
Guest will also appreciate the welcoming residential feeling of our rental options. Extraordinary experiences are waiting. For those who like to enjoy rural surroundings, wildlife and walks and also taste the innovative and regional cuisine, this is the ideal choice.  …see more

from £76 / night

£395 - £911 / week

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from £76 / night

(23) Excellent 

18

Holiday townhouse in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A former Victorian townhouse overlooking the harbour, Captain's Reach is an impressive property with high ceilings and many original features throughout its large rooms, offering luxury accommodation at an affordable price. The property is split over two floors, w  …see more

from £120 / night

£625 - £1475 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Tobermory

Isle of Mull / Tobermory

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A traditional village home set above the harbour. The perfect base for a family holiday on Mull.  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 / week

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from £103 / night

(61) Excellent 

15

Holiday townhouse in Guadalest

Costa Blanca / Guadalest

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“perfect base” We were in late september at Abdet with 2 children (6, 7 yr). Weather was excellent. The house is fully furnished, comfortable and quiet and has a fantastic terrace with stunning mountain view. If anyone want to enjoy wonderful nature, b  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £910 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse rental

Benahavis / Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury Townhouse/ 2 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms Villa Estromoz is a beautiful south facing townhouse, in a small village of individually designed houses and villas linked with small alleyways and courtyards. Just 10 minutes from the beach. A pool with loungers is round the c  …see more

from £100 / night

£545 - £744 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Benahavis

Costa del Sol / Benahavis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location in Benahavis” Excellent accommodation in a great location. New one-way access to apartment block caused minor delay but really no cause for complaint. Fantastic roof terrace and good communication with owners  …see more

from £90 / night

£360 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse rental

Peniche / Sao Bernardino

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our spacious townhouse in the small village of Sao Bernadino boast 3 beds ,3 bathroom , 2 balconies, with a communal swimming pool and play area for kids. 8 minutes from the local beach and restaurants and 10 minute drive from the beautiful village of Peniche .In the lo  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) 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
“Wonderful Holiday” We totally enjoyed our stay in Tivissa. The town house was stunning, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The views from the terrace are amazing especially watching the full moon over the mountains while sipping a rioja. Stella wa  …see more

from £77 / night

£373 - £640 / week

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from £77 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Silloth

Cumbria / Silloth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent!” I can't rate this apartment high enough! If you love silloth it is perfect, right in the middle of town the accommodation is lovely, clean and has everything you could need and to top it all is excellent value for money.  …see more

from £50 / night

£370 - £799 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

16

Holiday townhouse in Cassagnes

Pyrenees-Orientales / Cassagnes

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Le Juchoir (The Roost), is a townhouse in Cassagnes, a lovely little hill village just 30 minutes from Perpignan. It is small but surprisingly spacious, perfect for a couple with one or two children. New in 2014, we have Wi-Fi with high-speed internet.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

29

Province of Messina / Milazzo

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly

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from £42 / night

£291 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Excellent 

36

Holiday townhouse in San Pedro del Pinatar

Murcia / San Pedro del Pinatar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 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 £50 / night

£320 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

73

Holiday townhouse in Ironbridge

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Luxury 5 star self catering in a perfect location in Ironbridge. Stunning view of the Iron Bridge & river from your lounge & bedroom windows. Featured in The Sunday Times. " A welcoming home with a view of a bridge" The house is situated in a lovely small courtyard  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday townhouse rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb Weekend At Viewfeild!!” Fantastic big house and great value for money. This was my second stay in the property and hopefully won't be my last. The house provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. The conservatory is lovely to sit in o  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £88 / night

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Province of Grosseto / Principina a Mare

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£255 / week

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from £51 / night

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Province of Olbia-Tempio / Santa Teresa Gallura

1 3 Min stay varies

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

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from £64 / night

£424 - £594 / week

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from £64 / night

(18) Very Good 

19

Rome / Rione Monti

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Townhouse rental in South East England with golf nearby

New Forest / Lymington

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location and modern, comfortable and stylish home” 8 of us stayed for 2 nights whilst enjoying some fun with Escape Yachting. Ideal location for all activities and a 5 minute walk to town. The house was clean, modern and very well equipped and  …see more

from £175 / night

£1750 - £3976 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Arklow

County Wicklow / Arklow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Suited our needs to a t” Very Close to town so we did not always Need the car.lovely view of the river . Shops and ammenities all in walking distance.was just Right for us as a base to visit Family and Friends  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £102 / night

£594 - £1365 / week

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from £102 / night

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Gualchos holiday townhouse rental

Province of Granada / Gualchos

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
for family with kids- car needed- 6.min drive to the beach - pets allowed if the owner gives permissionGreat possibilities to use this house as a base for exploring Andalucias cultural treasures  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Perfectly located in front of the beach this charming townhouse, with a living area of 85 m², could not be any closer to the beach of Praia da Luz. “Casa Baia do Sol” offers comfort and a pleasant private ambiance in a perfect central location. Praia da Luz is a co  …see more

from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

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