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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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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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from £29 / night

(4) Very Good 

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La Mata holiday apartment rental

La Mata / Los Leandros

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £14 / night

£87 - £216 / week

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from £14 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean, spacious, well equipped, good location.” Our first trip to Nerja so a bit of a shot in the dark on location here, which turned out well. Very clean apartment, very well equipped, really does have everything you need. Comfy beds and settees. Sp  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £375 / week

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from £23 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent - just as advertised” I have just returned from this apartment where I spent a week with my sister. It was perfect for us and the location is excellent with restaurants very nearby, but also wiithin easy access to the centre and Balcon.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £750 / week

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from £40 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

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Apartment rental in Pyla with shared pool

Larnaka City / Pyla

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £28 / night

£196 - £245 / week

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from £28 / 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  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Courchevel / Le Praz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£785 - £1117 / week

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from £113 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just gets better each trip” Fabulous apartment - extremely well cared for - clean and very comfortable - the owners had made even more improvements since our visit in may 2016. The place feels like home, we can't wait for next visit  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £729 / week

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from £74 / 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  …see more

from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £104 / night

£544 - £1035 / week

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from £104 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic location” We stayed at la Ricon the apartment was clean ab No tidy, very spacious and was inside a secure gated community over looking the swimming pool it was very pretty and quiet. It was within walking distance to some lovely bars and r  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £265 / week

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from £27 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Parque Santiago 2

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect apartment” Great apartment great location with a salt water pool and a great inexpensive pool bar.The air conditioned apartment was perfectly furnished and had a good modern kitchen. I will be back  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1200 / week

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from £122 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £930 / week

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from £88 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Siro

San Siro / Acquaseria

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“It felt as if we were headed to the fantastical beauty of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books!” The property we stayed at in San Siro, in the Lake Como area was one of the highlights of our wonderful stay in Italy! Lake Como is so beautiful, and we w  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent well appointed cosy apartment with lovely views.” Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cosy and very comfortable. Easy to access and beautiful views. Collection of keys was straightforward. All we needed when visiting family. Will book again.  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Faro District / Vila Real de Santo Antonio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£259 - £539 / week

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from £37 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gibbes holiday apartment rental

Saint Peter Parish / Gibbes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £151 / night

£800 - £960 / week

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from £151 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Encamp Parish / Pas de la Casa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £83 / night

£580 / week

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from £83 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Mellieha / Tas Sellum

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £62 / night

£432 - £569 / week

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from £62 / night

(15) Excellent 

19

Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Bansko / Top Lodge

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“FANTASTIC STAY AGAIN” This is our fourth stay at this apartment in Bansko. On this occasion there were 5 in the party. Plenty of room for everyone plus all our ski gear too. Clean, tidy, plenty of extra duvets, towels, etc. The kids made  …see more

from £40 / night

£168 - £433 / week

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from £40 / night

30

Sotogrande Marina holiday apartment rental

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

from £87 / night

£432 - £690 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts. Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions. Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.  …see more

from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £15 / night

(4) Excellent 

60

Ski apartment to rent in Les Arcs

Les Arcs / Arc 1800

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £87 / night

£432 - £1337 / week

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from £87 / night

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Savoie / Flumet

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£242 - £543 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Courchevel / Le Praz

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £233 / night

£1078 - £1638 / week

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from £233 / night

(32) Excellent 

19

Holiday penthouse rental

Cornwall / Newquay

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!” You enter the apartment via a lift directly into the main hall. The lift open into a light, spacious, oasis. The living dining area has amazing views over the beach and is a great place to sit, eat and chat with friends and fami  …see more

from £230 / night

£995 - £3050 / week

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from £230 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Kinsale

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+

from £123 / night

£863 - £1337 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Les Coches ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Les Coches

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Amazing alpine summer holiday!” We had a wonderful summer holiday at Les Coches, the scenery was stunning and there were great walks, swimming and rides on chair lifts. Mark and Kate gave us loads of great suggestions of things to do in the area, ma  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful apartment” We booked Le refuge for a skiing holiday Feb'17. The apartment is lovely. Much bigger than the photographs suggest. Location is very central 2 min walk to all the restaurants and shops. Situated a stones throw from the aiguille De  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1850 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“good location nice accommodation” Excellent apartment all u need for you stay great location Newquay is an easy travelling distance to other tourist areas within cornwall owner promptly rectified our welcome pack we would definatley recomend this acco  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£370 - £750 / week

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from £84 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Crans-Montana

Canton of Valais / Crans-Montana

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A COSY COMFORTABLE APPAARTMENT SATISFACTORY FOR A FAMILY” The appartment was nice located not far from the ski lifts and the centre of the village (by car). It was very clean, cosy and comfortable, with all the necessary ecquipment and furniture for a  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£311 - £388 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Vipiteno

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£462 - £923 / week

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from £74 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well enjoyed stay, accommodation clean, modern, wifi awesome! Home away from home.” The accommodation was very modern and we felt at home straight away. Good sized rooms all round, clean inside and outside, air-conditioned and the much loved WiFi. Res  …see more

from £64 / night

£444 - £975 / week

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from £64 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

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