Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (55602)

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 gite in Menigoute

Deux-Sevres / Menigoute

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Swimming poolWiFiChildren's play area & 14ft trampolineIdeal for children of all agesTable Tennis  …see more

from £55 / night

£365 - £745 / week

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from £55 / night

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Mandria holiday apartment rental

Mandria / Aphrodite Sands

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Aphrodite Sands Apartments, B101 First floor apartment, consists of two bedrooms one with en-suite, two swimming pools, fully equipped Gym and Health Spa, Sauna/Steam rooms. 4 Int Golf courses close to apartment. The apartment is located on the first floor and is acces  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £475 / week

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from £54 / night

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Cottage rental in Wheddon Cross with shared pool

Exmoor National Park / Wheddon Cross

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Whortleberry Cottage is the ideal base to explore the magic of Exmoor. A protected area of natural beauty, superb coastline, heather clad moorland, sheltered wooded coombes, pretty villages, native ponies, red deer , West Somerset Railway, Wimbleball Lake. Electricity i  …see more

from £65 / night

£275 - £295 / week

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from £65 / night

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Apartment rental in El Medano with shared pool

Tenerife / El Medano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
Apartament with geart location, near the beach, fully equipped, in El Medano , Tenerife.<br />Beach lovers, windsurfers, families, and winter break  …see more

from £48 / night

£257 - £915 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Alles-Sur-Dordogne

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le gers is a stunning French farmhouse full of character and charm, whilst being restored to the highest standard to offer every modern convenience sleeping six in three bedrooms. It offers spectacular views across the Dordogne valley from its terrace and gardens. The p  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1995 / week

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from £122 / night

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Babell holiday farmhouse rental

Holywell / Babell

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious farmhouse is perfect for families or groups. Situated on a quiet working farm and surrounded by wonderful countryside, it is less than 6 miles from the North Wales coast.  …see more

from £421 / night

£1420 - £2085 / week

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from £421 / night

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Eure / Broglie

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £59 / night

£256 / week

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from £59 / night

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Tarn / Montroc

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £60 / night

£257 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Krk

Krk Island / Krk

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ideal for the couples of all ages and couples with baby Cot included in price Very silent place, discrecy and maximum privacy Suitable for older people (easy access and parking place very near) "Wild" beaches around (you can be just alone)  …see more

from £29 / night

£198 - £353 / week

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from £29 / night

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Porthmadog holiday lodge rental

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Would stay again , for longer to get full value ..” Stayed at the cabin for a weekend with my partner , the dog and my mum. Loved the location which is remote and very quiet. Scenic wise the area reminded me of Endor ( the Ewok planet from Star Wars)  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £590 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday home in Kilkee

Kilkee / Querrin Creek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Here are some of the wonderful things we have here in West Clare :THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY....190 kms of rugged coastlineThe off-radar rawness of this West Clare landscape is what makes it such a mind-blowing drive, however — from dolphins in the Shannon estuary to  …see more

from £86 / night

£449 - £706 / week

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from £86 / night

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Sant'Arcangelo holiday farmhouse rental

Magione / Sant'Arcangelo

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Agriturismo in tiny village close to the most famous cities of art of both Tuscany and Umbria2 Room, living room with divan beds, kitchenette corner, balcony, bathroom with shower, bedroom 40 mqCountry House - Trattoria- Enoteca. In a small hamlet of 4  …see more

from £39 / night

£265 / week

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from £39 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Castlebellingham

Castlebellingham / Drummeenagh

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“excellent Cottage and Location, very comfortable and with all amenities, everything that's needed!” Was extremely satisfied with this Cottage, met all expectations, great location City of Dublin less than an hour, Belfast approx an hour, Wiclow Mounta  …see more

from £86 / night

£595 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Cehegin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Quiet rural area. Pool and barbeque available. Children under 2 free. Travel cot/high chair available. Inland not far from the coast. Historic town. English food shop. Well supplied supermarkets. Beautiful walks and cycling paths. Very friendly locals.  …see more

from £26 / night

£150 - £231 / week

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from £26 / night

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Province of Messina / Giardini Naxos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £38 / night

£240 - £1180 / week

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from £38 / night

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Villa rental in Palmanova with swimming pool

Calvia / Palmanova

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wonderful detached house in a quiet residential area in Palmanova. Large villa of 300 m2 living spaces and exteriors of more than 1200 m2. It consists of 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, swimming pool; chill-out area and a large outdoor barbecue. It accommodates up to 12 people  …see more

from £571 / night

£3992 - £6154 / week

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from £571 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Gulluk holiday penthouse rental

Mugla Province / Gulluk

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by breathtaking views from this 2 bedroom penthouse apartment at the Flipflops Meltemi resort which has views over the Aegean Sea. Located in the lovely village of Gulluk in the Bodum region of Turkey, this self catering apartment i  …see more

from £22 / night

£150 / week

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from £22 / night

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Holiday home in Orient Bay

Saint-Martin / Orient Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Holiday townhouse rental villa on three-level close to Oreint Beach . Enjoy cool ocean breeze and beach views as you relax on one of it�s private balconies. Villa Matisse offers a sunny entry with a fountain and a contemporary open-concept living/dining room and fully  …see more

from £294 / night

£2052 / week

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from £294 / night

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San Juan de los Terreros holiday apartment rental

Province of Almeria / San Juan de los Terreros

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a large modern one bedroom apartment. it comes fully equipped with two terraces both with fantastic sea views. It has been furnished to a high standard. Tv in bedroom which has large bed and doors leading to a terrace. There is A/C throughout and comes with in  …see more

from £58 / night

£274 - £445 / week

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from £58 / night

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Ski home to rent in Marchastel

Lozere / Marchastel

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to the commune of Marchastel and “Résidence du Chênelong”, a gorgeous stone house that’s fully equipped to host 14 happy holidaymakers wanting to explore the Auvergne region. Set in the Volcans d'Auvergne regional natural pa  …see more

from £103 / night

£670 - £1046 / week

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from £103 / night

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Volterra holiday villa rental

Province of Pisa / Volterra

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house, perfect location. Highly recommend” I can't recommend this house enough. It's located in a beautiful part of Tuscany, Volterra. It was our first visit here and I can honestly say it won't be our last. We had a warm greeting from the h  …see more

from £120 / night

£838 - £3949 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool in Caimari

Majorca / Caimari

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
Wonderful nice townhouse to enjoy quiet holidays with your family.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1048 / week

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from £150 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Cuxac d'Aude holiday gite rental

Narbonne / Cuxac d'Aude

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Very helpful owner of an unusual, well equipped and stylish gite.” Central location to get to mountains, beaches and towns. Unusual villages and canal close by. Cathar castles within driving distance.......recommend a visit to one. Although a lar  …see more

from £56 / night

£342 - £479 / week

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from £56 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cala San Vincente

Majorca / Cala San Vincente

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful holiday in Cala Clara” Stayed for a week with 4 persons in the appartment CalaClara. The weather was exelent and also the appartment: plenty of room well equiped and clean, tv, wi-fi etc etc. A privat swimming pool and parking. We would like  …see more

from £184 / night

£462 - £1154 / week

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from £184 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Aude / Homps

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house in wonderful village” This was our sixth year staying in Homps but our first year in this house. As other reviewers have said the house is excellent and well equipped to a high standard. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought i  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1300 / week

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from £129 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Carmarthenshire / Llansteffan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
Ground floor apartment in beautiful seaside Victorian Villa. Wonderful walks. Stunning views. Conservation Area above unspoilt Welsh village. This large room has a twelve foot ceiling, an imposing period fireplace and a very large bay window. Internet.<br />Low  …see more

from £35 / night

£210 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tangmere

Chichester / Tangmere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Location” We have stayed at 5a St Andrew's Lane on two occasions.The location is ideal for visiting family and friends.It is a one-bedroom flat with all the amenities you could wish for.Comfortable bed,sufficient hanging space for clothes.Comp  …see more

from £50 / night

£380 - £585 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Landes / Dax

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £48 / night

£325 / week

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from £48 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great views, location, rooms and food” We rented the whole villa for two couples (and when we realised there was another bedroom we offered that to our guide, who gratefully took up the offer, by the way we used Morocco Expert Tours, they were great -  …see more

from £129 / night

£855 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

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All Saints South Elmham holiday barn accommodation

Halesworth / All Saints South Elmham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Luxury barn accommodation in glorious rural countryside. A mile stroll to the renowned Rumburgh buck pub and only 2 hours from London, makes this an ideal long weekend break for that extra holiday you promised yourself.  …see more

from £87 / night

£347 - £579 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Friendly, welcoming, stunning scenery and smiley faces” I would strongly recommend La Comier to anyone. We stayed in one of the studio apartments, clean, very comfortable with everything that you could want. La Comier itself is a tranquil and beauti  …see more

from £43 / night

£214 - £278 / week

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from £43 / night

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Krk Island / Malinska

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £53 / night

£365 - £772 / week

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from £53 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Miramont-de-Guyenne holiday gite rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Miramont-de-Guyenne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Relaxing, welcoming, friendly, perfect for children to run wild” We had a really lovely week staying in Drake Cottage. Sandi & Mark were the perfect hosts, being friendly & chatty & extremely helpful, but just leaving us to get on with our own thing.  …see more

from £85 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Antalya Province / Kalkan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful detached villa with private pool with one of the most breathtaking views over Kalkan BayPrivate infinity pool, mature gardens and roof terrace. Located directly above old town centre with uninterrupted views over Kalkan. 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8  …see more

from £213 / night

£1490 / week

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from £213 / night

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Alcudia

Majorca / Alcudia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
We are delighted to offer our clients the chance to holiday in the unique and charming seaside area of Barcares. This area, overlooked by mainstream tourism, offers unspoilt beaches, safe sea bathing, and a marina full of traditional Mallorcan fishing boats. Due to its  …see more

from £50 / night

£342 - £684 / week

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from £50 / night

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Aphrodite Hills holiday villa rental

Paphos / Aphrodite Hills

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautifully furnished 2 bedroom Ground Floor apt with lawned garden, BBQ area, overlooking communal pool on Theseus Village. FREE wi-fi, UK TV system with UK channels and unlimited movies. Departure lounge with pool & shower facilities available for guests with lat  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 - £920 / week

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from £95 / night

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Chiesa ski apartment to rent.

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Nella nostra località in inverno potrete trascorrere delle fantastiche vacanze sulle nevi e d'estate approfittare delle nostre splendide montagne per dell'escursioni in mezzo alla natura a piedi o in montainbike.<br />Prezzi convenzionati al vicin  …see more

from £95 / night

£428 - £642 / week

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from £95 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Mullins with shared pool

Mullins / Beacon Hill

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Home from home in the Bahamas” This lovely apartment in Mullins Bay, opposite a small beach with a good bar/restaurant, provides an ideal place to stay in Barbados. The apartment is luxuriantly furnished and equipped with everything one would need fo  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £2170 / week

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from £150 / night

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Luss holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Luss

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
the cottages have 1 twin room 1 double room sitting room/kitchen/ dining area all open plan. It has a wet room and secluded patio were you can have a quite drink and relax if the weather is good you can sunbathe garden furniture is provided.<br />luss cottages are  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £895 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Seefeld in Tirol ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Seefeld in Tirol

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“High level accomodation. Excellent location for covering Tyrol. Great for family” we spent 10 nights in the location. roomy and suitable for big family or even two small families (can easly accomodate 8 people). well equipped kitchen and bathrooms.  …see more

from £110 / night

£757 - £1759 / week

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from £110 / night