Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (10519)

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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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely facilities in an ideal location” The accommodation was lovely, plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in the local area, mostly within 20mins. Easy access to nearby facilities -swimming pool and on site bar were good too.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £169 / night

£1062 - £2655 / week

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from £169 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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 £279 / night

£1947 - £5231 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big
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from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped. My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after. The views
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from £193 / night

£850 - £1550 / week

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from £193 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Melanes

Naxos / Melanes

5 10 6 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £158 / night

£1097 - £2457 / week

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from £158 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Poste Lafayette holiday villa rental

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £177 / night

£1239 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £107 / night

£744 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £107 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £106 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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from £130 / 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

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Iznajar holiday villa rental

Iznajar / La Cruz de Algaida

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little corner of heaven in Southern Spain” This house is absolutely beautiful in every way. It is in a quiet, rural location with spectacular surroundings and amazing views (particularly from the top terrace). It is designed and finished to a really
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pollenca

Pollenca / Son Toni

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£700 - £1478 / week

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(7) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa in Sorico

Lake Como / Sorico

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely stunning” What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after our journey from the airport
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from £257 / night

£1505 - £2478 / week

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from £257 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£1054 - £2107 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £151 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bouleternere

Pyrenees-Orientales / Bouleternere

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) 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 £421 / night

£1363 - £3098 / week

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from £421 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Secret Valley Resort

Paphos / Secret Valley Resort

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brindisi ..... a Repeat Destination” Beautifully maintained Villa both inside and out. Spacious rooms throughout with high quality air-conditioning (a must on the really hot days!). Super swimming pool. You could dine in either the sun or shade and
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from £100 / night

£695 - £945 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

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(48) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful large house.” Just returned from a wonderful two night stay with a group of friends here. Great location for town centre and access to walks.Accommodation was fantastic everything we needed for our short break was provided - even fresh eggs
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from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

from £160 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Province of Siena / Sinalunga

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £531 / night

£3717 - £7965 / week

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(3) Very Good 

27

Holiday villa in Montecchio

Province of Terni / Montecchio

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal for family” This is a really beautiful house for famlly, couples or also for teenargers. The good thing in that house is that you have a bathroom per bedroom. You can enjoy of a cosy kitchen. The swimmingpool lies near the house. The see on the
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from £195 / night

£1177 - £1974 / week

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avg. 3 hours 47 minutes

from £195 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kolymbari

Platanias / Kolymbari

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Really lovely villa, fantastic swimming pool. All very private, lovely rural location. Peaceful. Exceeded expectations
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from £79 / night

£550 - £1095 / week

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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £79 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Pezenas holiday villa rental

Herault / Pezenas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous villa” We had such a great holiday staying at this lovely property. Villa is spacious, very clean and very comfortable. Our two girls (12 & 14) were delighted to have a bed room each. Large sofas and comfy chairs in living space. A very
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from £75 / night

£475 - £1400 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for a large family” We enjoyed a week at this lovely villa which is located close to supermarkets and restaurants all within walking distance and an easy short walk to the beach. The villa was very clean on arrival and we met both the o
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from £218 / night

£1523 - £3860 / week

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from £218 / 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 £69 / night

£477 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Skouloufia holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Skouloufia

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£1054 - £1580 / week

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from £151 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Budoni / Limpiddu

2 10 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 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

(3) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Thong Nai Pan

Ko Pha Ngan / Thong Nai Pan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“"A Serene holiday experience"” We planned our holiday with friends to visit the full moon party but were looking for a place that would give us an essence of the island which was away from the party scene. The property lived up to it's expectation.
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from £75 / night

£470 - £630 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Sakhu / Nai Yang

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £147 / night

£929 - £2031 / week

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from £147 / 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 £84 / night

£500 - £1161 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

from £84 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Menaggio

Lake Como / Menaggio

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £841 / night

£5576 - £8408 / week

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from £841 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Goldra

Loule / Goldra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent stay” We stayed in villa vista 18-25 October and it was lovely the villa was amazing so big and spacious! We couldn't find bbq equipment but that was no bother, and it was a bit cold in the villa at night we couldn't find how to work the h
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from £169 / night

£965 - £2337 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“An ideal rural retreat” We arrived for a short stay on the 6th Jan and were amazed at the beautiful setting. The rooms were very comfortable ,lovely kitchen and a very spacious lounge with a log fire. Took in many walks and visited nearby lakes. Alt
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from £244 / night

£1328 - £2434 / week

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from £244 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“An amazing Villa” This Villa is absolutely fantastic! The quality of the decor and furniture are top class, the kitchen has a high standard of equipment and utensils. The agents, Julie and Steve, were very helpful and only a phone call away. Excellen
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from £150 / night

£1050 - £1350 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£325 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Santa Maria Estate with swimming pool

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superb spacious villa” Lovely villa within walkable distance of sea and shops. We were a party of 11 and had hired cars and with supermarket about a mile away it was perfect. Karen, the owner, and her family couldn't have been more helpful as we were
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from £351 / night

£1755 - £3360 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Alozaina

Province of Malaga / Alozaina

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous villa, fantastic views” Very helpful owner from start to finish. A wonderful villa with everything you need for a great holiday. Views were tremendous, very pretty area, friendly locals and not too far from local amenities. Villa was spotl
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from £95 / night

£525 - £1280 / week

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