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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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Olhao Real Marina Village - Village Marina apartment sleeps 6

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a luxury furnished apartment. Fully equipped, and comprising of Lounge/dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a large balcony, air-conditioned cooling and heating. Windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Located in a prime positio  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £690 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Condominium Dante - Riva Del Garda apartment sleeps 9

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
The apartment is ideally situated in the old town of Riva, close to the lake and a short stroll from the many bars and restaurants of the town. The spacious and light accommodation provides ample sized bedrooms which can be made into either double or twin rooms at your  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

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Province of Lecco / Cremeno

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

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

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
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

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

(14) Very Good 

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Marine View - Castlerock apartment sleeps 6

County Londonderry / Castlerock

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Situated at the beach this newly built apartment is close to all amenities[ a short walk to the championship golf course, shops and train station]. The village itself is quiet and you can enjoy a variety of scenic walks from the sandy beach in the village with superb vi  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Very Good 

13

Olhao Real Marina Village - Village Marina apartment sleeps 4

Olhao / Village Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a luxury furnished apartment. Fully equipped, and comprising of Lounge/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a large L shaped balcony, air-conditioned cooling and heating. Windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Located in a prim  …see more

from £56 / night

£388 - £604 / week

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from £56 / night

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Apartment La Marina - Sotogrande Marina apartment sleeps 4

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of the Sotogrande Marina, Andalucia, beautifully positioned between the rolling hills of the Sierra Alminera and the Mediterranean sea. In Sotogrande you will find excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs, sho  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 - £690 / week

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from £74 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vista Das Ondas - Olhos de Agua apartment sleeps 6

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful, contemporary 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxurious penthouse apartment in the lovely village of Olhos D'Agua. This apartment is part of a luxury complex offering guests access to a rooftop sun terrace, tennis court and 2 pools.This penthouse has stunning seavi  …see more

from £55 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Very Good 

22

Della Fontana Penthouse - Fiumelatte apartment sleeps 6

Lake Como / Fiumelatte

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy a prestigious lake view location in a very luxurious apartment (ID 134) which is situated in the grounds of the historical Villa Capoana. The villa built in the year 1605 for the Duke of Mount Marciano in Fiumelatte was home to noble families for many generations  …see more

from £250 / night

£1250 - £2113 / week

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from £250 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Les Naturelles - Leukerbad apartment sleeps 2

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A beautifully appointed studio apartment leading to a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for individuals, groups and families. L  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(28) Excellent 

24

8 Royal Apartments - North Berwick apartment sleeps 7

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
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 - £782 / week

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from £92 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Number 57 - Kinsale house sleeps 7

County Cork / Kinsale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to all  …see more

from £123 / night

£863 - £1337 / week

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from £123 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye

4 8 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£388 / week

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from £61 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Fontaines St Leonard - Saint Leonard's Quarter apartment sleeps 6

Honfleur / Saint Leonard's Quarter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
This apartment, our family holiday home, is furnished to a very high standard with a new fully equipped kitchen and home from home comforts to ensure everything is provided for a relaxing self catering holiday in the beautiful historic fishing port of Honfleur. Apart  …see more

from £98 / night

£695 - £865 / week

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from £98 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Luxury Harbourside Apartment with sea views - Whitehaven apartment sleeps 4

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
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) Excellent 

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Zerniq - Luxury Property with Pool in Gozo - Qala apartment sleeps 8

Island of Gozo / Qala

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Zerniq (z sounding like z in zoo while q sounding like the q in queen) is a luxury 3 bedroom apartment in Misrah Simar Complex. This designer-finished modern accommodation is just a five minute walk from the main village square, a very popular venue full of popular rest  …see more

from £113 / night

£604 - £1057 / week

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from £113 / night

(15) Very Good 

16

Stylish French Riviera holiday apartment in Menton - Menton apartment sleeps 6

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Menton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
A new spacious and bright 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment which is superbly located.This apartment is furnished to the highest standard and has all mod cons with a large lounge and dining area,balcony is a good size.This is a fully equipped apt providing a real home from  …see more

from £87 / night

£410 - £638 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Le Refuge, Les Sommets - Chamonix Town Centre apartment sleeps 6

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Set on the top floor with uninterrupted, panoramic views of Mont Blanc, Le Refuge is a stylish, two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Chamonix, next to the river and minutes from the shops, ski lifts and public transport. With a south-facing balcony, open-plan layout an  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £1850 / week

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from £100 / night

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Rocca Pietore / Malga Ciapela

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mi Capricho - Mi Capricho apartment sleeps 4

Sitio de Calahonda / Mi Capricho

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Secure Beachfront Development. Suits couples, families, and retirees. Superb choice of Golf Courses nearby. The complex is only 30 minutes drive from Malaga Airport. All amenities are within walking distance. The complex is on the main bus route (N340). It has two swimm  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £595 / week

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from £50 / night

8

Province of South Tyrol / Scena

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £69 / night

£477 / week

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from £69 / night

8

cosy appartment in Zermatt area (Täsch) - Täsch apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Valais / Täsch

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
2.5 room appartment (48 sq.m) in a vacation facility with many services: - inner swimming pool (8x15m) * - 2 tennis courts* - fitness room* - playground for children* - table tennis* - sauna (+fee) - shuttle to Zermatt(15') every 20' at walking distance - closed parking  …see more

from £78 / night

£432 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

State of Rio de Janeiro / Angra Dos Reis

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Modern Vittoriosa seaview - The Three Cities apartment sleeps 4

Island of Malta / The Three Cities

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The apartment is very spacious, fitted with practically every modern amenity. An allocated car-parking space included. There is plenty to do and see in the immediate area, from snorkelling shipwrecks to a variety of museums and with easy access by car/bus/boat (water ta  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Les Naturelles - Leukerbad apartment sleeps 5

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Apartment is spacious and is ideal for families. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for in  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Porth Beach Penthouse - Porth apartment sleeps 4

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
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 - £1495 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Luxury apartment in Lagos - Porto de Mos apartment sleeps 4

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment is overlooking Porto Mos beach and is on the outskirts of Lagos town. It is a beautiful quiet location but still within walking distance to the historic town of Lagos. Lagos offers many excellent restaurants and bars, opportunities for sightseeing and acti  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort - Sucina apartment sleeps 6

Murcia / Sucina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort is centred around a wonderful historic country house on an 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. The apartment is close to and surrounded by some of Spain's most beautiful beaches, some of which are Mar Menor beach, La Manga  …see more

from £30 / night

£190 - £235 / week

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from £30 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Tiptop Escapes / Apartment Sirena - Torrecilla Beach apartment sleeps 4

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fantastic view to the sea and to the Balcón de Europa! Apartment 100m from the Torrecilla beach and only 300m from the famous Balcón de Europa. Two bedrooms with air conditioning/heating with two single beds each one that can be joined as double beds. On the fifth fl  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

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VILLA ANGELO - Sant'Agnello villa sleeps 20

Province of Naples / Sant'Agnello

8 20 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
VILLA ANGELO is a marvelous four-story villa located in Sant'Agnello, at about 1 km away from Sorrento. It has splendid views over Sorrento Coast and partial of the sea. It sleeps up to 20 people. Villa Angelo is 500 square meters. It has private terraces (equipped with  …see more

from £444 / night

£3104 - £5607 / week

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from £444 / night

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Italian Lakes 2 bedroom apartment with pool - Lesa apartment sleeps 6

Lake Maggiore / Lesa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
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 - £1095 / week

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from £120 / night

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1 bedroom apartment in Chatel - Chatel apartment sleeps 5

Abondance / Chatel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
One bedroom apartment in Le Yeti Residence, Chatel, in the Portes du Soleil. Situated in Petit Chatel, which is the sunniest and quietest part of Chatel, close to the Barbossine ski lift and close to free shuttle buses around the resort, this one bedroom apartment has a  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £690 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Penthouse on Los Flamingos Golf Course - Los Flamingos penthouse sleeps 6

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 3 bedroom penthouse overlooking the 5th fairway of the Los Flamingos golf course on the Villa Padierna golf complex near Puerto Banus in Marbella. Ideally suited for keen golfers and sun-worshippers alike; this beautiful penthouse boasts a very large terrace wi  …see more

from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Comano Terme

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £48 / night

£328 - £388 / week

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from £48 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Le Studio Des Anges - Faubourg studio sleeps 4

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £39 / night

£258 - £772 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Cuneo / Pontechianale

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Ask about pets

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from £52 / night

£302 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal Austria 3.2 - Hinterthal apartment sleeps 6

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £148 / night

£949 - £3233 / week

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from £148 / night

(17) Excellent 

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SEAVIEW - Sovereign Harbour South apartment sleeps 4

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour South

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
With sea views from every window, this apartment is light and airy with a modern feel. You'll be a stones throw from the beach, with Pevensey and Eastbourne easily within walking distance along the promenade! Sovereign Harbour with its many shops, bars and restaura  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Good 

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Mi Capricho - Mi Capricho apartment sleeps 4

Sitio de Calahonda / Mi Capricho

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Secure beachfront development. Suitable for couples, families and retirees. Superb choice of Golf Courses nearby. The complex is only 30 minutes drive from Malaga Airport. All amenities are within walking distance. The complex is on the main bus route (N340). It ha  …see more

from £70 / night

£375 / week

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from £70 / night

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