Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (55181)

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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Avoch holiday home rental

Scottish Highlands / Avoch

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“If you want to get away from it all and yet so much to see!” Elaine (the owner) was extremely helpful in making our week's stay one to remember. The lovely cottage has more than enough room for two and the rate was reduced provided we used just one of  …see more

from £135 / night

£800 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Excellent 

18

Apartment accommodation in Sliema

Island of Malta / Sliema

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Sleeps 8. 3 bedroom newly renovated apartment right on the much sought after Sliema promenade enjoying magnificent seaviews. The location is just perfect with cafes, restaurants, shops, bus stops just a few meters away.  …see more

from £60 / night

£527 - £1014 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Barenton holiday gite rental

Manche / Barenton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
The Cider Press is a charming self-contained building with a mezzanine bedroom accessed via open tred stairs. It is ideal for couples looking for a romantic break or annexe to the other buildings Such is it's appeal that we get guests returning to it year after  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Average 

11

Holiday cottage in Porthleven

Helston / Porthleven

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Sleeps 3 + cotPrices £325-£750Friday ChangeoverPets Welcome(small dogs only)Small PatioWalk to everything!WiFi  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £810 / week

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from £45 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Terres de l'Ebre / L'Ampolla

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Apartment, Lovely place, brilliant service” We had a fantastic stay at the nautic apartments. From the moment we arrived (by train from Barcelona) we were met by the owner Cristina, and our reception could not have been better. The apartment  …see more

from £50 / night

£348 - £609 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Vale de Centianes

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal location in Carvoeiro” Great comfortable apartment in Carvoeiro. Has shared outdoor pool and 15-20 min walk to the nearest beach. Carvoeiro city centre is a short drive with many restaurants, bars and shops. The apartment was clean with all comf  …see more

from £22 / night

£180 - £450 / week

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from £22 / night

(7) Excellent 

9

Holiday home in Bouillon

Luxembourg Province / Bouillon

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
8 personen, vrijstaande vakantiewoning, 4 slaapkamers, 2 badkamers, tuin, terass, bbq, open haard  …see more

from £174 / night

£740 / week

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from £174 / night

(12) Very Good 

11

Haute-Corse / Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £35 / night

£242 - £750 / week

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from £35 / night

10

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mal Pas

Majorca / Mal Pas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury villa, sleeping 6, with private pool, air-con, free wifi overlooking the majestic Bay of Port Pollenca . Tranquil but minutes from beaches, restaurants and bars. Alcudia and Port Pollenca are a short drive away. More photos available on my web site.<br />  …see more

from £100 / night

£590 - £2100 / week

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from £100 / night

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Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £316 / night

£1303 - £2057 / week

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from £316 / night

(8) Very Good 

20

Holiday home in Plelauff

Cotes-d'Armor / Plelauff

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Cycling, VTT cycling, motorcycling, swimming, walking, birdwatching, horse riding, walking, site seeing, peaceful, quiet surroundings, good food, pizza, steak and pub lunches, peaceful, quite rural setting for quiet family time and activity holiday beaches one hour away  …see more

from £35 / night

£244 - £603 / week

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from £35 / night

24

Ungasan holiday villa rental

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Ungasan

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Elegant and luxurious in design, Villa Seratus is located in the hills of the Bukit overlooking the bay of Jimbaran. Only 10 mins away from the world famous Finn's Beach club and 30 minutes from the airport. Enjoy a lovely holiday in this great villa.  …see more

from £115 / night

£804 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Boulogne sur Gesse holiday farmhouse let

Haute-Garonne / Boulogne sur Gesse

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully restored, this contemporary 18th century farmhouse is perfect for family holidays. Complete with 2 double bedrooms, 2 single room/study, two lounges, 2 bathrooms and a generous family kitchen. The beautifully landscaped gardens include a 14m swimming po  …see more

from £497 / night

£3479 - £4348 / week

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from £497 / night

(7) Very Good 

12

Holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Bude

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A lovely property which was well equipped and very conveniently located in walking distance to all amenities.” A lovely property which was well equipped and very conveniently located in walking distance to all amenities. As a family of five, this  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £1550 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Province of Florence / Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £57 / night

£366 / week

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from £57 / night

27

Holiday hotel apartment in Ksamil

Vlore County / Ksamil

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Villa August is built to offer guests comfort and the most relaxing holidays. We are committed to ensure best service, cleanness, and hospitality. <br />5 minutes walk from Ksamili wonderful beach, and just 5 km from the magical archaeological site of Butrint.  …see more

from £57 / night

£392 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

16

Spittal of Glenshee holiday cottage rental

Perth and Kinross / Spittal of Glenshee

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely, character, detached cottage in stunning mountain location with hot tub, free wifi, woodburner, private garden, pets welcome. Visit Royal Deeside, Perthshire, castles, whisky distilleries and great for walkers and wildlife watchers.  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £810 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Very Good 

9

Holiday apartment letting

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The residence is located on the heights of l Anse des Rochers so allowing an astonishing view on ocean and the surrounding islands. The Residence of Islands, at the heart of a residential area, will charm you by its elegance, its peace of mind and its discretion. Only  …see more

from £61 / night

£366 - £427 / week

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from £61 / night

31

Protaras holiday villa rental

Protaras / Green Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Superbly decorated 3 bedroom villa situated in a quiet gated cul-de-sac in Protaras.. Amazing sea views from the roof terrace, only a short stroll from Green Bay and a 15 minute walk to Fig Tree Bay. Gorgeous kidney shaped swimming pool and free WiFi available.  …see more

from £60 / night

£418 - £987 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just what we needed” Our family, my wife her mam and dad my mum and me traveled to villa la casuca after a very hard couple of months. It was Everything we wanted. My wife and I have been to caleta a number of times but always staying in hotels. This  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 - £1540 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Hesse / Eschwege

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Benodet

Finistere / Benodet

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Un appartement grand confort au coeur d'un hôtel particulier chic et calme.Piscine chauffée, spa et sauna dans un magnifique jardin clos.Plage et commerces à pied !  …see more

from £70 / night

£392 - £1140 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

Holiday gite rental

Lot / Luzech

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lots of Good Times on the Lot” Having just returned from our fourth stay at La Carriere, in Albas, France, we are already planning next year's visit. Hosts, Robin and Justin, make us feel we are at home, away from home. The kitchen is a cook's delig  …see more

from £100 / night

£696 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Porto-Vecchio / Araggio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £53 / night

£279 - £800 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Caleta de Fuste holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Emerald is a wonderful and luxurious 3 bedroom villa located in the quiet and peaceful Campo de Golf resort. It offers spacious accommodation for up to six guests, panoramic views to the sea and golf course, and a large communal pool.  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £750 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment rental

West Yorkshire / Ilkley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Straight out of the gates onto Ilkley Moor, or just a few minutes walk into the upmarket spa town of Ilkley  …see more

from £175 / night

£595 - £695 / week

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from £175 / night

(15) Excellent 

15

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Faro District / Carvoeiro

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Please note: in the Prices section, the 'Weekday night' and 'Weekend night' price are per person.  …see more

from £97 / night

£680 - £1240 / week

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from £97 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Dinan holiday apartment rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
“Excellent Stay” We absolutely loved our experience at this Dinan apartment which was ideally situated between the lovely port and the walled town. Easy walking access to both through the picturesque rue du Petit Fort/Jerzual. The property was charmin  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £425 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Les Contamines-Montjoie

Les Contamines-Montjoie / Hammeaux du Ley

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
250 metres from the main ski lift (3 minute walk in ski boots ) Nordic skiing even closer ..Newly built charming apartment with modern comforts and traditional style .Private parking space outside.Groceries shops ,ski- hire shops and all you'll need close by .  …see more

from £140 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
The bedrooms are all super king or can be split down into singles (sleeping 6) The accommodation has a fully fitted kitchen ample hot water and central heating for those cosy winter evenings. This is a very large apartment so would suit a family or group of friends.<  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Fermo / Santa Vittoria in Matenano

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £260 / night

£1537 - £2931 / week

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from £260 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Plesidy

Cotes-d'Armor / Plesidy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Idyllic setting on the banks of the lake. Fishing including Trout, Carp, Pike and Xander. Cycle paths, walking routes, Art classes, Museum to the Resistance, Magnificent Restaurant / Bar within "crawling distance" Hic !!! 30 minutes from the nearest beach - re  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house in Ojochal

Province of Puntarenas / Ojochal

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
If you look for privacy, tranquillity and nature and you just want to be wacked up by monkesy and parrots, you have choosen the right place and we will be happy to help you for any further information needed  …see more

from £82 / night

£488 / week

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from £82 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Gulval

Penzance / Gulval

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Semi-detached Rose Cottage (barn conversion) is situated under 3 miles from Penzance, West Cornwall & only 2 miles from the beautiful sandy beaches stretching from Penzance to Marazion. Adjacent Manor House facilities inclusive; indoor swimming pool, tennis etc.  …see more

from £35 / night

£252 - £740 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Brockenhurst holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Brockenhurst

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Dray Cottage is a 5 bedroom cottage, sleeping up to 8 guests. The interior of the cottage is exceptional, decorated in pale shades and Laura Ashley furnishings. As well as the two bathrooms the cottage has a utility room with a downstairs shower and toilet. The groun  …see more

from £154 / night

£775 - £1410 / week

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from £154 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic barn and lovely owners” I stayed at Teilo with five girlfriends for a weekend break. The barn has been beautifully renovated to a high standard. The huge kitchen more than fulfilled our needs. The open plan living and dining room was a great  …see more

from £80 / night

£599 - £1599 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Orihuela with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Alicante / Orihuela

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Very well equipped luxury Villa in the Urbanisation of Golf Villamartin. From the terrace you can overview the Sea. Ideal opportunity for the passionate Golfer as well as those who love the beach. Each spacious bedroom has is own bathroom. Every room has airco.  …see more

from £174 / night

£870 - £1087 / week

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from £174 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pedona

Camaiore / Pedona

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
ITALY TUSCANY Vacation Home Rentals with pool in Tuscany. On the private hill of Monte d'Oro,170 mt high,is our home. There you will be transported worlds away by sweeping ocean views that extend from Livorno to Poets Gulf,and onwards to dramatic sunsets on the Pac  …see more

from £522 / night

£2174 - £4957 / week

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from £522 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Berga

Province of Barcelona / Berga

7 17 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent house and brilliant nearby treks and excursions” This really was a fantastic house. It was perfect for a large group. The group could spread comfortably on the 2 levels. We put those with kids all on the lower level all together, That save  …see more

from £435 / night

£2105 - £2792 / week

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from £435 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Pitsidia holiday villa rental

Heraklion Prefecture / Pitsidia

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa in a lovely place” We had a great time. The villa is everything you could want, set in a small, quiet resort complex, a short walk from the charming village of Pitsidia. Bryan and Sue were great hosts and gave us all the information w  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night