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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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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £66 / night

£458 - £975 / week

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from £66 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great villa, town and weather!” The Whiterocks villa was superb with all the amenities you would need, in particular the pool was extremely clean and we used it every day in our 2 week stay. The views from the villa were breathtaking! Balchik is
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from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

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Komiza holiday villa rental

Island of Vis / Komiza

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

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Calheta holiday villa rental

Madeira / Calheta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£505 - £890 / week

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from £77 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu District / Kota Kinabalu

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £220 / night

£1540 / week

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from £220 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival! Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo
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from £90 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

Aude / Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
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from £108 / night

£750 - £1750 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in San Diego, Sotogrande

Sotogrande / San Diego, Sotogrande

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2600 / week

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from £165 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cingoli holiday villa rental

Province of Macerata / Cingoli

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £270 / night

£1565 / week

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from £270 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Valbonne holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Valbonne

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location to explore the Cote d'Azure” Lovely, spacious, secluded villa with excellent facilities in a prime location. Charming, friendly and genuinely hospitable hosts. Everything and everywhere seems to be within 30 minutes driving time !
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from £424 / night

£1306 - £2967 / week

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from £424 / night

(4) Very Good 

22

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Galan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £195 / night

£1360 / week

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from £195 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Praia da Vitória

Terceira / Praia da Vitória

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £47 / night

£323 - £619 / week

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from £47 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tsilivi

Zakynthos / Tsilivi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace and relaxation” On arival the villa is clean and theres a welcome pack of water, butter, cheese, wine, jam, fruit, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar and things like salt ,pepper and oil so you are able to recuperate after your travels. Villa Gibbon
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £110 / night

£766 - £1181 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa with shared pool in Saint Anne

Guadeloupe / Saint Anne

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £267 / night

£1865 - £5009 / week

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from £267 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Bagnone

Province of Massa Carrara / Bagnone

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £142 / night

£990 - £2140 / week

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from £142 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Mikri Vigla

Naxos / Mikri Vigla

3 10 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great time” We are delighted by our stay at Casa Aragosta. The house is great and very close to the beach. Naxos is also a great island to visit. We had a good time and Lesley was very helpful.
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from £111 / night

£772 - £1484 / week

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from £111 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Nianing holiday villa let

La Petite Cote / Nianing

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£636 / week

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from £128 / night

(51) Excellent 

27

Holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin
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from £152 / night

£1060 - £2678 / week

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from £152 / night

(3) Very Good 

25

Moorea / Maharepa

3 6 4 nights min

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

from £85 / night

£424 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta
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from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa rental

Budoni / Limpiddu

2 10 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Bella Vista” We stayed in the two bedroom villa, which comfortably sleeps up to six people (two on a very comfortable bed seatee downstairs). The villa is beautifully furnished and supplies everything you need to look after the villa and cater for the
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from £55 / night

£385 - £730 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£398 - £1148 / week

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from £65 / night

(56) Excellent 

77

Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to
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from £100 / night

£700 - £905 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

27

Ban Tai holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
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from £135 / night

£925 - £1150 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake. The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv
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from £82 / night

£575 - £1100 / week

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from £82 / night

(48) Excellent 

30

Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon / Maroulas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Two wonderful weeks at Kivotos Villa” We had a perfect stay at Kivotos Villa with a wonderful view, spacious rooms and a great outdoor area. Many thanks to Eva for taking such good care of us. We where treated with fresh vegetables, cucumber pie and p
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from £111 / night

£772 - £1484 / week

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(8) Excellent 

25

Villa rental in Almyrida with swimming pool

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The villa for a perfect holiday” The villa had everything we needed and more. It was great to come back to the villa and cool down in the pool after a day at the beach. Having all the beach towels at our disposal was fantastic. The villa is only a cou
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from £115 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £115 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Durban-Corbieres

Aude / Durban-Corbieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceptional Villa” A well appointed, tastefully finished villa that provided a perfect base for a most enjoyable 2 week family holiday. Nothing to fault and exactly what we expected it to be based on previous reviews. Would recommend without hesitatio
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from £140 / night

£975 - £1399 / week

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from £140 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lourdas holiday villa accommodation

Cephalonia / Lourdas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
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from £111 / night

£712 - £2373 / week

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from £111 / night

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Amalfi Coast / Minori

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £153 / night

£1017 - £1695 / week

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from £153 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Aljezur

Faro District / Aljezur

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £77 / night

£551 - £1102 / week

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from £77 / night

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Chateauneuf-les-Martigues

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1187 - £2267 / week

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from £170 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Savusavu

Savusavu / Korovesi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stay here, you'll love it!” Mario and Tatjana have built a wonderful series of villas on this property. As hosts they were really helpful and accommodating but we also felt like we had all the privacy we could want. Everything was in wonderful condit
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from £66 / night

£457 / week

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from £66 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tsilivi

Zakynthos / Tsilivi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful, comfortable villa with magnificent views.” We stayed in this lovely villa in July/Aug. it delivered everything promised and more. It is well equipped and comfortable with a brilliant outside area with pool and outstanding views over Tsilivi
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from £800 / night

£400 - £1500 / week

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from £800 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Arta

Majorca / Arta

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stylish property, perfect for a relaxing holiday” We saw lots of pictures of Villa Sa Font Calenta before our holiday and wondered if it could possibly be as good as it looked. Well it was everything we hoped for and more. Situated just outside of Art
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £4500 / week

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from £215 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Vierville-sur-Mer

Vierville-sur-Mer / Omaha Beach

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and great location” Really great place, where we (a family of seven) truly enjoyed our time. The beach is no less than fantastic, the place is very interesting and the owners are very helpfull. The house is not new or super modern, but
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from £58 / night

£400 - £1100 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday villa in Sesmarias

Albufeira / Sesmarias

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £93 / night

£650 - £4525 / week

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from £93 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Agia Paraskevi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving
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from £70 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

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