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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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Holiday apartment rental

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Apartment” We booked this when visiting family. The accommodation is excellent and furnishings are a very high standard. Quiet area with lovely grounds around the building. Having stayed in the Melrose area several times this is by far the b
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Peisey-Nancroix ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Peisey-Nancroix

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthmadog

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1300 - £2750 / week

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from £173 / night

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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

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£650 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
“peaceful,tranquil,super clean,simply the best” Probably 1 of the best apartments we have stayed in and super clean amazing views from the comfort of the lounge you can watch seals,swans (at least 15) and the evening entertainment a goodnight from the
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from £55 / night

£385 - £550 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hambleton

Rutland / Hambleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” A beautiful cottage in a stunning location Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Loved the little extras like bread from the local bakery. We will back!
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from £150 / night

£850 - £1100 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £150 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
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from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £101 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Boscastle

Cornwall / Boscastle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask about pets
“A holiday worth travelling for” I have stayed in Penlys many times, from 2005 onward, usually twice a year. I normally stay for 2 weeks in April/May and 2 weeks in September/October. The storage heaters and the log burning stove are very comforting on
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from £50 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Herdade dos Salgados with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£369 - £1886 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Carlingford

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Highly recommended” Excellent as always!! Beautiful cottage, spectacular bedroom view and balcony view. Will be coming back again for more!
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from £73 / night

£395 - £505 / week

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avg. 2 hours 3 minutes

from £73 / night

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Holiday apartment in Colle di Val d'Elsa

Colle di Val d'Elsa / Montegabbro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £53 / night

£308 - £430 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £53 / night

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Holiday home in Selters (Westerwald)

Rhineland-Palatinate / Selters (Westerwald)

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£285 / week

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(16) Excellent 

22

Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
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from £176 / night

£1229 - £2939 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £176 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£800 - £1295 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £150 / 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 £417 / night

£1351 - £3071 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £417 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable Stay” Lovely peaceful cottage with good living space our 4 adults and 3 children, very well equipped and stunning views.
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from £30 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £30 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent home from home.” We stayed at the swallows for a long weekend due to our daughter relocating to Cutthorp we couldn't have found a better place to stay, The house was great it had everything we needed well equipped and with lovely views of t
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from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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Castle rental in Buehlertann

Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£372 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue holiday cottage rental

Aveyron / Villefranche-de-Rouergue

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1480 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £212 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Romantic Welsh Getaway!!” I had the most wonderful birthday surprise from my lovely wife - a superb Welsh cottage weekend. The owner, Joanna had decorated the cottage especially for me and there was also a gorgeous chocolate birthday cake wait
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from £80 / night

£600 - £675 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £80 / night

(57) Excellent 

22

Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
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from £88 / night

£347 - £702 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

from £88 / night

(45) Excellent 

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17

Holiday b&b in Beaulieu

Brockenhurst / Beaulieu

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £85 / night

£520 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh na Darroch, Ballater” Very nice bungalow well appointed and equipped. A second tiolet would be a good addition edoecislly if six people staying. In quiet location on edge of ballater. Nice riverside walk in to village
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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Holiday cottage in Torrington

Great Torrington / Torrington

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£557 - £816 / week

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(7) Excellent 

22

La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llangattock

Crickhowell / Llangattock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious Property with all the Facilities you need” Enjoyed our stay. Good communications from the owner re. directions and basic instructions about the house. Ideal location in great rural setting. Nice to have some basics like milk, tea and even win
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from £140 / night

£520 - £660 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth
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from £86 / night

£600 - £1610 / week

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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £86 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £34 / night

£270 - £445 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £34 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Houches ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely chalet, so comfortable and warm, loved the hot tub.” My partner and I with our friends and there children had a wonderful stay at Chalet Fiz. The garden is really nice and the area of Vaudagne is beautiful. There was no snow but we still enjoye
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from £220 / night

£1053 - £3422 / week

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from £220 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£385 - £619 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £65 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £199 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
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from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Maspalomas

Gran Canaria / Maspalomas

3 4 Min stay varies

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

from £40 / night

£272 - £500 / week

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avg. 44 minutes

from £40 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Amalfi Coast / Conca dei Marini

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely big apartment and lovely owners” this apartment is lovely. we spent many nights just sitting on the balcony looking at the beautiful views of the amalfi coast eating tomatoes from the owners garden with mozzerella and drinking the local wine. t
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from £44 / night

£439 - £878 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballinskelligs

County Kerry / Ballinskelligs

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£443 - £797 / week

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from £89 / night

(74) Excellent 

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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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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Pedro de Alcantara

Costa del Sol / San Pedro de Alcantara

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £308 / night

£1404 - £2808 / week

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from £308 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“a very comfortable cottage” Spent 3 days at Rowan cottage and found it delightful. The cottage is very well-equipped and very comfortable. Sitting in the garden was a particular pleasure
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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