Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (55263)

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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55,263 Holiday homes

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Holiday villa accommodation

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
If you are a big group another house is available  …see more

from £119 / night

£831 - £1187 / week

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from £119 / night

44

Holiday b&b rental

Manali Tehsil / Manali

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
TLH Forest Way is a four bedroom cottage. The ground floor comprises of two double bedrooms, common living areas, dining space, and a modular kitchen. The first floor also comprises of two double bedrooms, common living area, dining space, pantry and a low sit out adjac  …see more

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

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Melidoni holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Melidoni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Description Villa category 90 m²  Private Pool – for your own use only  Comfortable seating on the terrace  Mosquito net  Sun loungers and umbrella  Private garden area  Spacious bedroom with direct access to private outside area  Air cond  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Braga District / Ofir

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Modern, fully equipped apartment with fabulous river view, in a protected landscape area and just 500 m from the blue flag beach of Ofir. Ideal for holiday with family or friends - to relax or go for adventure. Rich local gastronomy, bars and clubs for your nights out&  …see more

from £41 / night

£297 - £475 / week

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from £41 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Romaldkirk holiday barn rental

Durham / Romaldkirk

7 17 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
7 bedroom converted barn; dog and child friendly; sleeps 17; beautiful location; village location; 2 pubs very nearby; amply secure parking; well equipped; ideal for celebrations, walking parties, outdoor sports, or a family get together.  …see more

from £216 / night

£925 - £1800 / week

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from £216 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“very comfortable:spotlessly clean and in middle of whitby.” this apartment is in an excellant location for exploring/ the coastline.Plenty of beautiful walking from the apartment or using local bus service and whitby itself is a pleasure to wander aro  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Holiday apartment rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
Luxury self catering for 2. Come and meet our herd of tame red deer for a truly unique experience while on holiday in Scotland. Stunning views can be enjoyed from your balcony of Ben Resipole. Drying room and large storage area available for outdoor enthusiasts.  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £425 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Ballaghaderreen holiday b&b rental

County Roscommon / Ballaghaderreen

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Clover suite is quiet and spacious and is located at Teach Doirin B&B in Ballaghderreen, County Roscommon. The Clover suite is a favorite with guests and has a luxurious spacious bathroom with large cast iron bath and an additional shower. The large bedroom has a d  …see more

from £66 / night

£423 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Car not necessary
This studio newly with WIFI newly renovated is situated withing walking distance of all Collioure's amenities, shops, restaurants, beaches etc.  …see more

from £68 / night

£297 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Syracuse / Syracuse

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £102 / night

£678 / week

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from £102 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vaujany ski chalet to rent.

Isere / Vaujany

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great stay” Stayed here before - fantastic located resort, feeds into Alpe H'uez but with none of the queues! Chalet has lots of space, open fire, comfy lounge area. Easy to get too from Grenoble airport and easy parking right outside. Have fun! St  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £2200 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Lake Garda Area holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Idro

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Per chi vuole una vacanza rilassante, in un posto tranquillo a contatto con la natura.La vlletta è completa di ogni confort, biancheria da letto, da bagno, da cucina e utilizzo degli utensili  …see more

from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Contemporary self catering dog friend holiday cottage, only a five minute walk from the beautiful Camber Sands and just a short drive from historic Rye. You'll be met at the cottage on arrival by our concierge service who will be available throughout your stay.  …see more

from £195 / night

£690 - £1090 / week

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from £195 / night

24

Holiday home with swimming pool in Stavros

Chania Prefecture / Stavros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Dias-Cretan View is located in a picturesque area of four acres, close to the shore at the location of Stavros in Akrotiri, Chania. It is in this area that the movie 'Zorba the Greek' - from the book of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis, directed by Michael K  …see more

from £153 / night

£1068 / week

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from £153 / night

15

Glencar holiday cottage rental

County Leitrim / Glencar

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Detached cottage facing south beside stream, with landscaped rear garden, at the foot of Benbulben (1730ft) about a mile from Glencar Lake and Waterfall with fine mountain scenery. Sligo 8 miles for excellent restaurants, pubs and shops.  …see more

from £33 / night

£227 - £576 / week

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from £33 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Westport holiday apartment rental

County Mayo / Westport

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Spectacular views from the dining room and some bedrooms. Own private entrance. Peaceful location, walking distance to some beaches. Pubs and restaurants a short drive away also. Ideal location for climbing Ireland holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. Local activities  …see more

from £43 / night

£284 - £407 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Lodge rental in West Country with shared pool, golf nearby

Cornwall / Hayle

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely week away” 9 of us (4 adults and 5 small children) stayed at Haven lodge. It was cosy but didn't feel too cramped. We used the lodge as a base as we were out all day enjoying various beaches so I can't comment too much on the facilities at the  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £1195 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Praia del Rey

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated on the Award winning Praia Del Ray golf resort. Ideal for the family, surfers and golfers alike.  …see more

from £55 / night

£355 - £620 / week

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from £55 / night

10

Holiday apartment in Hvar

Hvar Island / Hvar

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
sea view, air condition, terrace, 2 bedroom, internet  …see more

from £62 / night

£434 / week

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from £62 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Snowdonia/Gwynedd holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Bala

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
Luxury romantic retreat, set on the banks of the River Dee, private hot tub, games room  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £730 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday gite letting

Charente-Maritime / Soubran

5 11 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little piece of French heaven!” We stayed here mid-May of 2012 and would definitely stay again! We had a wonderful relaxing stay. Rae and JC are very warm and welcoming and very helpful, which made the stay even easier. The gite is beautiful and as  …see more

from £165 / night

£1140 - £1410 / week

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from £165 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Collioure holiday villa let

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“High quality accommodation in Majorca.” The villa was a pleasant haven in the middle of winter in the south of France. Everything was available to make our holiday perfect. The views of the Mediterranean from all the windows are spectacular, the compl  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £770 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Barvas holiday cottage rental

Isle of Lewis / Barvas

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Clean, modern and beautifully designed.” Moorpark Cottages are delightful. Modern, spacious and beautifully maintained. Plenty of wardrobe- space and drawers. After a week travelling, it was great to have a washing machine, and due to the fabulous wea  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Maryland / Fishing Creek

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £135 / night

£809 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Excellent 

11

Holiday cottage rental

Lincolnshire / Woodhall Spa

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rural village, character 18th century stable block conversion, close to countryside, coast and city, local angling and walking available, dogs welcome, sleeps 4, close to Lincoln, Woodhall Spa, Horncastle and Coningsby. Visit Britain 4 star equipment and furnishings.  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Sennen

Cornwall / Sennen

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A charming, spacious, self catering, seaside holiday let, located 10 minutes walk from the vast, sandy 'Blue Flag' beach of Sennen Cove. Surrounded by large private enclosed gardens, this single storey holiday let comfortably sleeps up to 4-5 people, plus a co  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £1450 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Bridport / Chesil Beach

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!!” Fantastic accommodation, amazing location with lots to do as a family and plenty of beach to scour. We stayed at the cottage for a week wanting a peaceful picturesque location but within east reach of other locations to visit. This was just  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1455 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Dalaman

Dalaman / Akkaya Valley

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Akkaya Gardens in the Secret Valley - a unique holiday home in an exclusive part of Turkey, just 10 minutes from Dalaman AiprortA spacious, modern 2 bed Apartmentwith open-plan Kitchen/Dining area/Lounge, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). This holiday home is fully furnished.  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 / week

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from £28 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Donegal / Buncrana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“At the heart of Buncrana” Really cosy flat with helpful owners. The flat is a stones throw away from the centre of Buncrana with it's array of bars and pubs. Would stay here again and highly recommend to anybody!  …see more

from £56 / night

£284 - £568 / week

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from £56 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castlerock

County Londonderry / Castlerock

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Village Haven” This was our second stay and we enjoyed it even more than the first as we were familiar with the locale. The house is so well set up from the very well equipped kitchen, to comfortable lounge dining, to fabulous games room. The views  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Feock holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Feock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cornish Heaven” This wonderful bungalow really is heaven on earth. Very Peaceful location, all on one level, which was ideal for our elderly mum. It is extremely well appointed, and the views are amazing. It was spotlessly clean, and warm - with a  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £1605 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Denia / Monte Pego

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated on a hill top the apartment offers superb views to the coast across a protected bird reserve and inland to the mountains of rural Spain. The apartment provides an excellent base that allows you to explore the history and sites of the local area or just relax by  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 / week

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from £70 / night

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Gordes / Roussillon

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £175 / night

£1223 / week

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from £175 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Bogaz holiday apartment rental

Bogaz / Bafra

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect retreat” Thalassa Beach Resort itself was perfect for us, within a minutes walk your on your own private beach where we had many a gentle morning or evening stroll, paddle or swim in the crystal clear, shallow, warm sea (and if you're lucky  …see more

from £50 / night

£260 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Bocas del Toro Province / Isla Bastimentos

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £155 / night

£1084 / week

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from £155 / night

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Villa rental in Casale Marittimo with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Pisa / Casale Marittimo

8 21 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury villa in the tuscan coast near Bolgheri, villa 20 peoples with private pool and garden. Beach 15 km, Volterra 30 kmLuxury villa in the tuscan coast near Bolgheri  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £5509 / week

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from £279 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Tarn / Soreze

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 128 km
  • Swimming pool
In the former caretakers house of the castle of Cahuzac "chateau portos" you find our holiday home "The Hunting Lodge, for a total of maximum 10 people. 4 bedrooms with air conditioning, each with a private bathroom. An own heated swimming pool (so not to share with o  …see more

from £212 / night

£763 - £2441 / week

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from £212 / night

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Herault / Restinclieres

3 2 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £60 / night

£398 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Ingham

Queensland / Ingham

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Built in 1927, this unique home is situated in the rural cane farming town of Ingham, and only minutes walk from Tyto Wetlands Bird Sanctuary. The home is tastefully decorated in a vintage style. It offers a romantic escape to a bygone era. Continental breakfast is av  …see more

from £53 / night

£330 / week

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from £53 / night

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Centre Region / Yaounde

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £109 / night

£760 / week

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from £109 / night