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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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Apê Regala - Mindelo apartment sleeps 4

Sao Vicente / Mindelo

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The apartment Apê Regala is located in the historic center of Mindelo. Shops, restaurants and bars are on walking distance. The apartment is on the top (4th) floor of small apartment complex. There is a lift in the building.The apartment can accommodate up to 4 people.  …see more

from £34 / night

£217 - £446 / week

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Valenciana / Province of Castellon / Almenara

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £42 / night

£292 - £492 / week

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from £42 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Galicia / Province of A Coruna / Ares

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal Austria 3.2 - Hinterthal apartment sleeps 6

Austrian Alps / Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh  …see more

from £143 / night

£917 - £3125 / week

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from £143 / night

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Castilla La Mancha / Province of Toledo / Almonacid de Toledo

30 bedroomsSleeps 50Min stay varies

  • 30 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £68 / night

£530 / week

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from £68 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Büsum

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £25 / night

£146 - £467 / week

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from £25 / night

(10) Excellent 

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El Mirador- a luxury apartment with sea views

Andalucia / Province of Malaga / Costa del Sol / Marbella / Elviria

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
El Mirador is situated in a private gated resort near the village of La Mairena which is less than a 10 minute drive from Elviria and its soft sandy beaches, including the famous Nikki Beach club and 5 star Don Carlos hotel complex. Elviria, is a popular area of east M  …see more

from £69 / night

£199 - £595 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Aragon / Province of Huesca / Escarrilla

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £84 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £84 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Canillo Parish / Prats

2 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £41 / night

£286 - £345 / week

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from £41 / night

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Villa swimming pool 3 bedrooms - Torre Dell'Orso villa sleeps 8

Puglia / Province of Lecce / Melendugno / Torre Dell'Orso

3 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful villa for rent in Torre Dell'Orso, with large communal swimming pool (5x20 meters), with relaxation area. This typical Salento villa has a large garden with a lawn, palm trees, various flowers and is equipped with a covered veranda which is ideal for outdoor l  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £1713 / week

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from £30 / night

(26) Excellent 

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8 Royal Apartments - North Berwick apartment sleeps 7

Scotland / East Lothian / North Berwick

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
We recently gave this apartment a fresh look including fabulous new bathrooms, new carpets and floor coverings, and a lick of paint all round. We added some features including wi-fi, "Hive" active heating system, a 42" smart TV, a dishwasher and a Nespres  …see more

from £92 / night

£460 - £862 / week

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from £92 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Flanders / West Flanders Province / Ostend

StudioSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
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from £63 / night

£359 - £584 / week

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from £63 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Canary Islands / Tenerife / Tabaiba

1 bedroomSleeps 25 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £36 / night

£251 / week

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from £36 / night

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Swiss Alps / Canton of Uri / Andermatt

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £154 / night

£1154 - £2308 / week

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from £154 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Basque Country / Province of Guipuzcoa / Getaria

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £75 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Modern Sea Front Apartment - Los Cristianos apartment sleeps 2

Canary Islands / Tenerife / Arona / Los Cristianos

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Lovely modern apartment right on the front line of the sea in Los Cristianos. Quiet, very private, with great Sea Views, close to all local amenities. English & Spanish bars and restaurants, Iceland & Hiperdino Supermarkets within 50metres from the front door. The per  …see more

from £45 / night

£295 / week

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from £45 / night

(27) Excellent 

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La Soldanelle, Switzerland - Chateau-d'Oex apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 bedroomSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling. The apartment is fully eq  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Vila Marachique Alvor - Marachique apartment sleeps 5

Algarve / Faro District / Portimao / Alvor / Marachique

1 bedroomSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The apartment benefits from a hall, large lounge with sofa bed that make either into a double bed or twin beds plus a seperate fold up bed making it ideal for 5 persons. There is also another easy sofa, 3 easy chairs, 2 coffee tables, TV cabinet, large rug, lamps and wa  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(20) Excellent 

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2 QuaySide Court - Wells-next-the-Sea apartment sleeps 4

England / East Anglia / Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Wells is one of the most attractive towns on the North Norfolk Coast, an unspoilt seaside destination, waiting to be discovered. Quayside Court, as its name suggests, is a brand new development of luxury apartments located on Wells quay itself.Sit on the balcony and wa  …see more

from £115 / night

£500 - £895 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Good 

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Central Portugal / Leiria District / Nazare

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £42 / night

£275 - £584 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Catalunia / Province of Tarragona / Costa Dorada / Altafulla

3 bedroomsSleeps 77 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
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from £50 / night

£350 - £817 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Family ski apartment plus free gondola ski locker

Canillo Parish / Soldeu / Soldeu Village

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Home from home. This is our family ski apartment we have refurbished in 2014 and are now letting out for the first time. The apartment comprises of 3 double bedrooms with an open plan kitchen, living and dining space and a modern bathroom. The apartment is 65 M sq.  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £1250 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Le Studio Des Anges - Faubourg studio sleeps 4

Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure / Faubourg

StudioSleeps 44 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
Enjoy the best view on the Côte Vermeille from the fabulous Studio Des Anges. Nestled into the hillside on the south side of the cove known as the Ansa de la Baleta, right across from the famous 'clocher' of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, the studio sleeps up to four, has free  …see more

from £42 / night

£292 - £705 / week

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from £42 / night

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Italian Lakes 2 bedroom apartment with pool

Piedmont / Lake Maggiore / Lesa

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
This stunning 2 bedroom apartment is situated approximately 3 kilometres from the lakeside and a few minutes drive from both Arona and Stresa. Situated in a well maintained residence, and beautifully furnished inside, it offers the perfect base for combining some relaxa  …see more

from £120 / night

£795 - £1395 / week

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from £120 / night

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Aquitaine / Landes / Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £63 / night

£417 - £834 / week

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from £63 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Beautiful and sunny apartment near Lenzerheide

Swiss Alps / Canton of Graubunden / Lenzerheide / Vazerol

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
The apartment is quiet and lies on a southern slope on one of the sunniest locations of Switzerland. It has a beautiful panoramic view over the valley of Albula and up the Julier valley. Our home is the perfect starting point for all kinds of activities - hiking, biking  …see more

from £112 / night

£766 - £1962 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Fell View, Whitbarrow Village, Berrier - Ullswater apartment sleeps 2

England / Cumbria / Lake District / Ullswater

Sleeps 23 nights min stay

  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Fell View is one of the newest and most luxurious additions to Whitbarrow Village in Berrier, beneath the stunning Blencathra Fell near Greystoke and has been constructed, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with a super king size bed. The apartment features  …see more

from £56 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Spinnakers - Pentire apartment sleeps 6

England / Cornwall / Newquay / Pentire

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stunning sea view apartment located at the sought after Pentire area. Easy walking distance to both the famous Fistral surfing beach and River Gannel Estuary.Local facilities include a range of shops, fashionable bars and restaurants. Historic picturesque working fishin  …see more

from £175 / night

£950 - £1350 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Emilia-Romagna / Province of Ravenna / Ravenna / Lido Adriano

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £59 / night

£334 - £735 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Magnificent residence - Marvelous sea view

Central Greece / Phthiotis Region / Theologos

3 bedroomsSleeps 74 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Welcome to an undiscovered paradise! Venture into a piece of Greek land, completely undiscovered and untouched by the tourism industry,and lose yourself in a world of breathtaking raw natural beauty,away from stereotypical mass-tourism destinations. The space: This m  …see more

from £59 / night

£409 - £875 / week

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from £59 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Luxury Harbourside Apartment with sea views

England / Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
In the heart of the Georgian town of Whitehaven, overlooking the marina, this modern two bedroom luxury apartment affords stunning panoramic sea views. Watch as the boats come and go, and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the large balcony which stretches the entire length o  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Spectacular Seafront Retreat - Monte Gordo penthouse sleeps 7

Algarve / Faro District / Monte Gordo

2 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.075 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Two-level penthouse with stunning 180-degree views of the beach, in brand new eight-storey building completed in 2007. Seafront unit separated from the beach only by an ample beachfront promenade. This quiet unit, high above the hustle and bustle of the streets below  …see more

from £71 / night

£288 - £917 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment 2 The Granary, Quay, Wells Next the Sea.

England / East Anglia / Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children;
Spacious one bedroom apartment, with Hypnos mattresses, and with everything to an extremely high standard. Spectacular views of the harbour and salt marshes and out to sea. Stairs and list. Parking available. Close to shops. No smoking or pets. Sleeps 2 adults.At ever  …see more

from £100 / night

£310 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Catalunia / Province of Lleida / Val d'Aran / Vielha

2 bedroomsSleeps 54 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £75 / night

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from £75 / night

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Trentino-Alto Adige / Province of Trento / Pinzolo / Madonna Di Campiglio

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £42 / night

£275 - £563 / week

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from £42 / night

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Cantabria / San Miguel De Meruelo

2 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 11 km; Swimming pool;
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from £34 / night

£150 - £234 / week

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from £34 / night

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Asturias / Llanes / Barro

1 bedroomSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £42 / night

£292 - £584 / week

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Modern 3 Bedroom Apartment in a Prime Location

Island of Gozo / Zebbug

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
This brand new apartment is located on the first floor of a new block in the picturesque village of Zebbug, just 5 minutes away from the sea. Equipped to sleep up to six persons this apartment is ideal for a family getaway and it is extremely well located, with the popu  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £636 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Porth Beach Penthouse - Porth apartment sleeps 4

England / Cornwall / Newquay / Porth

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Porth Beach Penthouse offers your own luxurious holiday home right on Porth Beach offering stunning panoramic views from both inside the property and from the spacious glass fronted balcony.Appointed, furnished and decorated to a very high standard this superb beach fro  …see more

from £120 / night

£545 - £1475 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Valenciana / Province of Valencia / Oliva

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Swimming pool;
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from £88 / night

£500 - £667 / week

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from £88 / night

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