Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (55169)

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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55,169 Holiday homes

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday home rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful house with lovely garden lots of room to relax and many places nearby to see” Would recommend to anyone beautiful house a real home from home with lots of room to relax and lots of places nearby to visit  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 - £1365 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Lake District / South Lakeland Leisure Village

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic break” Just come back from a 3 night break - and I loved it !!! The lodge was nice and comfortable, had everything you need for your stay. The rabbits running around were amazing to see, and the ducks too. If I was to be brutally honest,  …see more

from £29 / night

£203 - £525 / week

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from £29 / night

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Grosseto / Rispescia

2 6 1 night min

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

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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(16) Excellent 

12

Cottage rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect peace and quiet” We were looking for a quiet base to explore southern Scotland. The Hillend cottage was perfect. The owners were helpful if you needed them, bur left you alone if you wanted peace and quiet. Everything we needed was there, love  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £580 / week

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from £30 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £995 / week

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from £118 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Province of Trento / Passo del Tonale

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£308 - £694 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Nideggen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £67 / night

£422 / week

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from £67 / night

(46) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 - £1597 / week

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from £115 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The complimentary wine, milk, tea and biscuits were a pleasant surprise. The Grain Store is very well equipped, with towels and linen being provided, and a good supply of  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central to Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer & fridge Private garden with seated area. Large bed / modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs/restaurants  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Miami Platja holiday villa rental

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely private detached villa is in a quiet part of Miami Playa. The villa has 3 bedrooms all of which have air conditioning, 2 good sized bathrooms with bath/shower and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The villa has a large upstairs balcony with mountain  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1540 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(42) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Guzelyurt

Nicosia District / Guzelyurt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
2 Bed Penthouse Apartment, by the sea, with mountain views. Refreshing sea breezes. Safe holiday environment, especially relaxing. 45mins drive to Kyrenia and Nicosia, 2hrs from Larnaca, Paphos. 20 mins Lefke university, and spiritual centre. Gym, heated pool, table te  …see more

from £35 / night

£195 - £496 / week

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from £35 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Aberdaron holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui  …see more

from £95 / night

£664 - £1384 / week

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from £95 / night

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Lower Saxony / Boffzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £27 / night

£185 - £737 / week

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from £27 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Lower Swell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful House, Picturesque Location & Spacious Accomodation” We stayed here for my parents Birthday and Bank Holiday long weekend rest away from it all. The location is perfect for exploring, the size of the house and its rooms were perfect for our  …see more

from £176 / night

£1500 - £1680 / week

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from £176 / night

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Styria / Palfau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £87 / night

£608 / week

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from £87 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gargunnock

Stirling / Gargunnock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin  …see more

from £93 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.<  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £122 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Morbihan / Pontivy

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£229 - £259 / week

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from £53 / night

(17) Very Good 

19

Cottage rental in Tewkesbury with golf nearby

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great place to stay in Tewkesbury” We stayed for 10 days in March and the location was perfect. It was so nice being able to walk out the door, and be right in town. The cottage was lovely and spacious, and had everything in it that you could possib  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Llangynidr holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely  …see more

from £65 / night

£341 - £456 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in High Burnside

Aviemore / High Burnside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
"Craigellachie Retreat" is a beautiful 3 bedroom self–catering holiday house based in a quiet location surrounded by woodland walks and views of the nearby mountains. It benefits from a private garden with a summer house, drying room and shed for bike st  …see more

from £115 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £115 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Upper Slaughter holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
No 8 The Square forms part of the most photographed scene in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The charm of this beautiful cottage will ensure a memorable stay for all ages.<br />Located only 5-10 minutes drive from the very popular towns of Bourton-on-t  …see more

from £125 / night

£739 - £1138 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
One double bedroom cottage standing in rural wooded grounds overlooking fields. Excellent location for exploring Cotswolds towns and villages, only 4 miles from Cheltenham. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, pub across the road.<br />Suitable for couples and can a  …see more

from £65 / night

£310 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Orvieto

Orvieto / Orvieto

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Casa San Giovenale is located in the city Orvieto, in Umbria Region, Italy's green heart  …see more

from £79 / night

£527 - £803 / week

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from £79 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Beamish holiday home rental

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.  …see more

from £69 / night

£480 - £880 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was  …see more

from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos  …see more

from £119 / night

£676 / week

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from £119 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Gardenstown holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Gardenstown

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for” This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from  …see more

from £101 / night

£702 - £1360 / week

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from £101 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Kissimmee

Central Florida / Kissimmee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This fabulous villa gives our guests a real home from home experience. It is furnished for relaxation with comfy furniture, carpeted floors & it's own private pool that can be heated. Overview of Villa • Private Pool with Lanai • Recently Refurbish  …see more

from £95 / night

£636 - £775 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydford

Dartmoor National Park / Lydford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“beautiful.” have just come back from a week at Love-lee.beautiful quirky cottage.took our two puppy staffs with us.was made to feel very welcome by di and alan. liked the little touches,like the welcome pack.fantastic.you've done yourselves proud wit  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
You can practice all the mountain activities you love : biking, climbing, trekking, lakes, skiing, glaciers  …see more

from £78 / night

£541 / week

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from £78 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely relaxing break away” We loves staying in this fantastic barn conversion. Really lovely quiet location, but close enough to the centre of bury and surrounding areas. Accommodation is brilliant, didn't want to leave after the two days, would love  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £610 / week

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from £80 / night