Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (56820)

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 villa with swimming pool in Villalonga

Province of Valencia / Villalonga

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great Location, Lovely house.” We stayed for a long weekend with the whole family, the house was very comfortable. Great location we were able to walk into town to the pubs and restaurants. We would definitely stay again.
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from £120 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Jimena de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Jimena de la Frontera

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £49 / night

£337 - £664 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £43 / night

£429 - £719 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Bormio ski apartment to rent.

Province of Sondrio / Bormio

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £135 / night

£799 - £2286 / week

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from £135 / night

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Pulborough holiday home rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £455 / night

£2730 - £3000 / week

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from £455 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxation Unlimited” My husband and I needed to chill due to work pressure and that's just what we did. Lovely house on a nice quiet road very well equipped and very well kept. Will be booking again I am sure.
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from £65 / night

£505 - £715 / week

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from £65 / night

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Apartment rental in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £36 / night

£231 - £552 / week

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from £36 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hoarwithy

Hereford / Hoarwithy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£795 - £1295 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £165 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished. During the day there i
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from £135 / night

£675 - £4350 / week

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from £135 / night

(22) Excellent 

35

Holiday cottage in Cowes

Isle of Wight / Cowes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect cottage” A really lovely well equipped dog friendly cottage in a fantastic location. Great shops, pubs, dog walks and the bonus of M&S on your door step. Jenny was very helpful with the booking and the welcome pack was very much appreciated.
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from £145 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £145 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Saint-Amand-Montrond

Cher / Saint-Amand-Montrond

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic wildlife without moving from the house” We had an excellent time at this property. Pool, tennis and cycling kept us all fit and teenagers entertained. Watching butterflies, birds, insects and other creatures made every day a fantastic wildl
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from £152 / night

£715 - £1160 / week

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from £152 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Saint Teath holiday cottage rental

Saint Teath / Newhall Green

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

30

Banyalbufar holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Banyalbufar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £884 / week

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from £46 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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from £95 / night

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Albiano Magra holiday apartment rental

Province of La Spezia / Albiano Magra

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment rental

Paphos District / Chlorakas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect , :) The location is ok .” For my opinien it is Perfect place. , :) The location is ok , This is a great family-friendly apsrtment great taras..
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from £18 / night

£120 - £170 / week

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from £18 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Ashurst holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ashurst

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We had such a lovely time” We enjoyed our stay at Rufus Cottage. The location is perfect. A pub next door with great live music on a Friday which was really good. The cottage had everything we wanted. Well stocked with plates etc. If we return to this
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from £70 / night

£520 - £750 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £70 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
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from £82 / night

£410 - £696 / week

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from £82 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage with lots to do......” We had a fantastic time at Lark Meadow cottage. The facilities are brilliant with lots to keep everyone entertained. The swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room are great and only a very short walk f
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from £119 / night

£599 - £749 / week

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avg. 27 minutes

from £119 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Hout Bay holiday home rental

Cape Town / Hout Bay

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris
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from £75 / night

£525 - £850 / week

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avg. 1 hour 17 minutes

from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to
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from £45 / night

£300 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

35

Holiday bungalow rental

Uckfield / Buxted

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£500 - £1175 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Puerto de Santiago

Puerto de Santiago / Playa de la Arena

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent choice for location and property” First the property, all as described, very clean well located for the shops, beach and restaurants all offering good value for money. No noisey crowds, accomodation complex quiet and friendly. Good reliable
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from £50 / night

£340 - £517 / week

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avg. 2 hours 7 minutes

from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wondrous” A WONDERFUL Casa to stay in, in a perfect location. Five minutes walk into the village so as close to everything you'd need as well as quiet enough to drink in the fabulous views offered to the sea. The house was the most well equipped ho
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from £79 / night

£547 - £1009 / week

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from £79 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Fish Hoek holiday home rental

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al
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from £152 / night

£841 - £1135 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £152 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingleton

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Ingleton

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great cottage in the centre of the village” We enjoyed a great week in ingleton. The accommodation was great and the cottage was presented to clean and high standard. The bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival was appreciated (2 young children made
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from £150 / night

£600 - £1099 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £150 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £174 / night

£999 - £2675 / week

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from £174 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Schull

County Cork / Schull

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven!” My sister and I stayed in Molly Cottage in early June. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Robin & Helen and found the cottage spotless, the wood pellet stove alight, and very well equipped with everything to make our st
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from £59 / night

£269 - £400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £59 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Exeter / Topsham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment” Arriving at Churchview after a long drive on a January day, we found easy access to keys, a wonderfully warm apartment fully equipped with everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated/furnished.
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from £60 / night

£350 - £629 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Fontainebleau

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great house, great location” Very nice, comfortable, spacious gîte, had everything we needed for a family of six - parents, two teenagers, two younger. Owners were next door, friendly and helpful. Wonderful area in the Fontainebleau forest, handy fo
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from £80 / night

£555 - £799 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £80 / night

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Komiza holiday villa rental

Island of Vis / Komiza

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £101 / night

£706 / week

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from £101 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Salis Beach

Antibes / Salis Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Grand Salis for a wonderful holiday.” The view from the front veranda was full of activity, beach, sailing boats, yachts with beautiful,panaromic views of the coast with the mountains behind. You can walk easily into Old Antibes and visit the excitin
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from £65 / night

£430 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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La Baume ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / La Baume

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
“Great stay in rustic farmhouse with plenty of room” We had a great stay end of February and everything was as described. We had plenty of room to spread out in the farmhouse in a small hamlet on the mountainside . We enjoyed our stay and everyt
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from £70 / night

£400 - £615 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Cassis

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and Cassis is just perfect” We stayed in this apartment while attending a wedding north of Cassis, the apartment was well equipped and spacious, short walks to the town and beaches, absolutely perfect and hope to visit again soon, perha
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from £152 / night

£925 - £1135 / week

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from £152 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Barmouth holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautifully maintained Cottage with fantastic sunsets. Just perfect!” We arrived early afternoon to find an immaculately presented property. Our every need was catered for in order to make our stay perfect. We completely relaxed from the moment w
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from £82 / night

£575 - £1079 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £156 / night

£1089 / week

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from £156 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ozolles holiday home rental

Charolles / Ozolles

4 7 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful location and a charming house” We stayed at this beautiful house with our kids , our friends and their kids.. The house looks like it I was recently renovated from the inside.'so it looks like a old farm house from the outside and has mode
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from £43 / night

£421 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £43 / night

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