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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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The Anchorage - Portballintrae townhouse sleeps 9

Bushmills / Portballintrae

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.05 km; Child friendly ;
Over the past number of years it has been home to families and guests from Canada, Australia, France, China and other international bases. The four double rooms are well suited and comfortable for two families and it has also been the base for the South African Golf tea  …see more

from £160 / night

£660 - £800 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Maison Petit Grand - Colombiers townhouse sleeps 5

Herault / Colombiers

2 5 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
The house stands in the prettiest street in the old quarter of Colombiers, a rural village on the Canal du Midi, in the middle of France's largest wine growing area. With both a double and a twin bedded room, it is ideal for families or couples although their is a  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

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Krk Island / Malinska

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £23 / night

£156 - £174 / week

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from £23 / night

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(1) Excellent 

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Irini Gardens - Zalakia townhouse sleeps 4

Peyia / Zalakia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Irini Gardens is undoubtedly one of the best complexes in the Peyia area, situated between the village centre and the coast. It is ideally located for exploring the north west and south west of the island and is within easy reach of Paphos and the Troodos Mountains. The  …see more

from £41 / night

£285 - £385 / week

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from £41 / night

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Drome / Buis-les-Baronnies

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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from £40 / night

£274 / week

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from £40 / night

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Valle d'Aosta / Aosta

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £43 / night

£257 - £445 / week

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from £43 / night

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Coimbra District / Mira

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £150 / night

£1048 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Portalegre District / Gaviao

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
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from £58 / night

£402 - £736 / week

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from £58 / night

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Casa Zambra in Olvera old town - with WIFI - Olvera townhouse sleeps 4

Province of Cadiz / Olvera

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Air conditioning;
Welcome to Casa Zambra - a spacious townhouse which has recently been rebuilt using local crastmen. Open plan living room/dining room and kitchen with lots of character. Well equipped kitchen with solid wood worktop, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is also a downst  …see more

from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

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Duino Aurisina / Sistiana

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £120 / night

£838 / week

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from £120 / night

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Province of Bergamo / Zambla Alta

1 5 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £22 / night

£150 / week

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from £22 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Vauclin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £69 / night

£394 / week

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from £69 / night

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The Old Fort House - Caudies de Fenouilledes townhouse sleeps 4

Pyrenees-Orientales / Caudies de Fenouilledes

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 55 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
The Old Fort House is a lovingly restored french property, retaining many original features such as the old stone walls and beams. Tastefully yet simply decorated the cottage offers the visitor all the comforts of home.This typically quirky french property, which has be  …see more

from £76 / night

£380 - £500 / week

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from £76 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £103 / night

£599 - £958 / week

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from £103 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Varese / Taino

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £77 / night

£428 - £787 / week

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from £77 / night

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VII Casa C - Espiche townhouse sleeps 4

Faro District / Espiche

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Our house is equipped and decorated to an exceptional standard, sleeps up to 4 people with one double (en-suite), twin room, bathroom and shower room with WC. A spacious living area leads to paved area, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun, free sat TV*, air cond  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £43 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Moreton - Moreton-in-Marsh townhouse sleeps 6

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

4 6 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The house is located in the heart of one of England's gems – The Cotswolds. The house is just a five minute walk away from the small historic market town-centre where great pubs and restaurants can be found along with small shops and a small supermarket further o  …see more

from £135 / night

£886 - £1265 / week

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from £135 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Number Six - Eymoutiers townhouse sleeps 6

Haute-Vienne / Eymoutiers

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
**Reduced rates for September 2016 ** Searching for the idyllic break you read about in the Sunday supplements? Our four storey townhouse in the heart of medieval Eymoutiers will provide you with the perfect setting for your holiday.Every effort has been made to ensure  …see more

from £50 / night

£225 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of L'Aquila / Rocca di Mezzo

2 6 21 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 21 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £37 / night

£257 / week

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from £37 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Casa Romantica in Pereta: quaint hilltop village - Pereta townhouse sleeps 4

Province of Grosseto / Pereta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
Nestled into the old exterior walls of Pereta, at the bottom of a quaint alleyway, sits the old characteristic 'Casa Romantica'. Lovingly restored to high standards, 2 bedroom village house with original wooden beams, exposed stone arches, open fire and terra cotta tile  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £490 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Casita Tomate - Rubite - Granada Province townhouse sleeps 2

Province of Granada / Rubite, Granada Province

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Casita Tomate is a cosy one bedroomed house situated in the middle of the village of El Ferrer. Accessed through the dwarf front door the house having traditional wooden beams through out. There is an open plan sitting-room, kitchen dinning area on the ground floor with  …see more

from £26 / night

£137 / week

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from £26 / night

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Peyia Gardens - Peyia townhouse sleeps 4

Paphos District / Peyia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Peyia Gardens is a hillside development overlooking the Coral Bay area of Paphos on the outskirts of the village of Peyia. This 2 bedroom, fully air-conditioned luxury house is situated on the outskirts of Peyia Village, near Coral Bay. Furnished to a very high standar  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Palotta, Force, Ascoli Piceno - Force townhouse sleeps 5

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Force

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Two storey 'lock-up and go' town house located in the centre of Force, a hilltop town in the southern Marche region, Italy's best kept secret ! Features: Excellent condition and fully furnished with open fireplace and natural gas central heating ( winter) Close  …see more

from £30 / night

£171 / week

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from £30 / night

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Province of Genoa / San Colombano Certenoli

1 5 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly;
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from £120 / night

£770 / week

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from £120 / night

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Beach Townhouse "Torre" No 1 - Canyamel townhouse sleeps 6

Majorca / Canyamel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Welcome to “Villa Torre No 1…less than one block to our gorgeous white beaches and cosy resort! This beautiful home with large pool at Apptos Sa Torre is nestled in the popular Canyamel Beach near Artà Mallorca. A great place for a wonderful vacation with family an  …see more

from £146 / night

£872 - £2095 / week

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from £146 / night

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House 23 Las Salinas Bahia de Marbella - Marbella townhouse sleeps 4

Costa del Sol / Marbella

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
Our Townhouse is located 100 metres from the beach, in the exclusive area of Bahia de Marbella, near to the Hotel Los Monteros, just 5 kms from Marbella. Quiet and peaceful, yet close enough to the lovely old town of Marbella with its many restaurants and shops, the hou  …see more

from £103 / night

£684 - £1048 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Excellent 

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7, The Quay, Red Wharf Bay - Red Wharf Bay townhouse sleeps 8

Pentraeth / Red Wharf Bay

4 8 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
A breathtaking, three storey, bay side town house overlooking the historic Red Wharf Bay. Sleeping eight and magnificently furnished, with a master en suite bedroom, two doubles and a bunk room there is a modern kitchen. A short stroll from two superb restaurants.Open p  …see more

from £180 / night

£1050 / week

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from £180 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Folgarida di Dimaro

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£342 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Glanmorgan, Barmouth - Barmouth townhouse sleeps 6

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Newly available for letting the house is ideal for a self catering family for either a walking or beach holiday. Accredited with four star luxury grading by Visit Wales (Setember 2009)Can sleep a maximum of 6 people. Glanmorgan offers 3 bedrooms and on road parking (res  …see more

from £36 / night

£249 - £575 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Very Good 

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West Cliff house - Dumpton Gap townhouse sleeps 6

Broadstairs / Dumpton Gap

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
West Cliff House is a beautifully decorated home that is just a stones throw from the sea making it a perfect space for anyone visiting Broadstairs. The house has been lovingly restored to a high standard and although it is airy and light, it is also a very comfortable  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £1350 / week

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from £158 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Green Shutters - Skopelos Town townhouse sleeps 2

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

2 2 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The house is spread over 4 floors and is more like a tower with each level revealing interesting glimpses and views of the town as you go up towards the roof terrace where you have a stunning panorama of the Town, Harbour and Mountains beyond. There are 2 double bedroom  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £599 / week

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from £69 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Bressanone

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £73 / night

£419 - £565 / week

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from £73 / night

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Province of Perugia / Giano dell'Umbria

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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ALBERGUE EL CASTILLO - Calatayud townhouse sleeps 16

Province of Zaragoza / Calatayud

2 16 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Albergue situado en una zona privilegiada, consta de 2 habitaciones, una con 3 literas, baño y ducha, y otra con 5 literas, baño y duchas.Como zona comun esta la cocina compartida, el gimnasio y sala de estar.Dipone de wifi y TVExiste un servicio gratuito de transport  …see more

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Province of Trento / Transacqua

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £31 / night

£214 / week

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from £31 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Primrose House - Torrs townhouse sleeps 9

Ilfracombe / Torrs

5 9 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Child friendly ;
SPACIOUS PROPERTY WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS An extremely spacious victorian townhouse with beautiful views over the National Trust Torrs, this property makes the perfect family getaway. The bustling town centre of Ilfracombe is within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes)  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1395 / week

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from £72 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Drapia / Gasponi

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
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from £60 / night

£257 - £300 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Thirlmere - Littlestone-on-Sea townhouse sleeps 11

Kent / Littlestone

6 11 2 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Child friendly ;
Just imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves in this beautiful 6-bedroom Victorian townhouse with amazing sea views. The house has been tastefully restored to it's former glory with its eclectic mix of antique and contemporary chic furnishings.Relax and s  …see more

from £116 / night

£810 - £1345 / week

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from £116 / night

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Province of Udine / Camporosso in Valcanale

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £60 / night

£385 - £428 / week

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3 bedroom house in Albatross Dev, overlooking pool - Albatros townhouse sleeps 5

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 5 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
The houses is two storey with open plan lounge and dining area, single bedroom, washroom/toilet and separate kitchen on the ground floor. At the front of the house is a lockable patio overlooking the swimming pool. The house is south facing and therefore receives all da  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £560 / week

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from £45 / night

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