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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 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+
'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  …see more

from £120 / night

£841 - £1303 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Menton holiday apartment rental

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
“Wonderful Stay in Menton!” My husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter stayed in this apartment for one week. We found the accommodations to be very comfortable and in a great location. The apartment is very child friendly which was important  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £1261 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable homely apartment with beautiful sea view” We stayed from 15/10/11 for two weeks. The first week had glorious sunshine so we borrowed John's deck chairs to use on the beach-only two minutes' walk away. When the weather changed on the seco  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £495 / week

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from £28 / night

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(3) Excellent 

15

Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Austrian Alps are a special place, full of beauty and fresh air. We come to the mountains to recharge our souls, and in Hinterthal you are in the best place to do it all. Relax, spend time with your family and friends, have fun and laugh what more can you ask for!  …see more

from £156 / night

£1093 - £3152 / week

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from £156 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

Newquay / Pentire

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Sea viewsAllocated parking spaceVisitor Parking3 bedrooms2 bathroomsPentireRiver GannelFistral BeachThis is a beautiful apartment in a superb location.  …see more

from £165 / night

£825 - £1500 / week

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from £165 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful sea front apartment ideal for couples or families located in the heart of the lovely resort of Santa Eulalia.The apartment has 2 air conditioned bedrooms one ensuite and the other with direct access to the bathroom with roll top bath and shower suite, both bed  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment rental

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
Superb one bedroom 4 STAR GOLD apartment, with stunning views over harbour and salt marshes and to the sea.Bookings are friday - friday, with short breaks out of peak season. We ask that you vacate by 10.30 am. The apartment will be ready for you to arrive by 3pm.Welcom  …see more

from £100 / night

£310 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

21

Breuil-Cervinia ski apartment to rent.

Valle d'Aosta / Breuil-Cervinia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment for skiing in Cervinia!” The perfect location for skiing in cervinia, just a short walk from the ski shops and the lift. We decided to go at short notice and the owner and the management agency went to great lengths to ensure we ha  …see more

from £85 / night

£1177 - £1471 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

19

Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Vilamoura has the best Marina on the Algarve coast with many excellent restaurant,cafe/bars and Casino/nightlife activity.It enjoys a great sandy beach ,sporting activities including sailing,golf,tennis,cycling,water sports including a great water fun park,horse riding  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Golfe-Juan Vallauris

Antibes / Golfe-Juan Vallauris

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Large 1 bed apartment with hill and sea views. 5-6 minutes from Cannes, 3-4 minutes Antibes and 20 minutes Nice via train/bus. Free Wifi is available. This apartment is very spacious (50 sq meters). Which includes a hall, kitchen, toilet, bathroom/shower, bedroom and l  …see more

from £34 / night

£236 - £353 / week

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from £34 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday penthouse rental

Portrush / East Strand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment wih fabulous views” Could not fault the apartment or the location of it. Very high spec, great parking and really easy to book.  …see more

from £80 / night

£595 - £1225 / week

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from £80 / night

(27) Excellent 

29

Northern England holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Do not miss the opportunity of this fabulous classy apartment.” The most up to date apartment we have ever stayed in. Was a pleasure to get back from our lovely happy days in Whitby. Complimentary pack was awesome. Thanks again Glenda  …see more

from £90 / night

£485 - £875 / week

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from £90 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Itajai

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £71 / night

£512 / week

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from £71 / night

(18) Excellent 

10

Douglas holiday apartment rental

Isle of Man / Douglas

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable and convenient apartment in a central location” The courtyard is a newly built or refurbished apartment block facing the sea front on the Central Esplanade in Douglas. It is warm and comfortable, with lovely kitchen, all mod cons and plent  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £975 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

8

Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Studio E is ideally located in a central part of Chamonix, just a few minutes walk away from all the local amenities; bakeries, supermarkets, ski hire shops, clothing shops, restaurants and bars. The town's main bus stop, where free busses will take you to all of the lo  …see more

from £27 / night

£175 - £564 / week

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from £27 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment and great location.” My girfriend I stayed here during the first week of September. We travelled from the UK across the plains of France from Calais. It took us about 10 hours including stops and so the apartment is easily accessed fr  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £1950 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Cuneo / Pontechianale

1 5 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Poole

Poole / Poole Quay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
VisitBritain 4* Gold Award achieved - June 2010 and May 2011 and November 2012! A fabulous front line apartment located in the prestigious Dolphin Quays development on Poole Quay on the second floor benefitting from a large balcony area. This is a luxurious 2 bedroom, 2  …see more

from £95 / night

£660 - £1200 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Province of Turin / Bardonecchia

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £51 / night

£337 - £858 / week

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from £51 / night

(25) Excellent 

16

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
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b  …see more

from £43 / night

£253 - £463 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Torreguadiaro

Costa de la Luz / Torreguadiaro

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
2 bed 2 bath on beach. fantastic views. Suitable for Golfers, families and sports enthusiasts of all types, and those merely looking for a laid back relaxing holiday.Close to Sotogrande -a short stroll along the beach. 9 Golf courses within 10 mins. less than 4 nights  …see more

from £48 / night

£310 / week

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from £48 / 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 £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(21) Excellent 

17

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
“Truely outstanding accommodation” Fantastic stay at a simply wonderful apartment. Very nicely furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. Stunning views regardless of the weather. Relatively quiet despite being centrally located. Great for all ages; wo  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Lake Garda Area

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bilocale 4 posti lettoPrezzi convenzionati presso il vicino ristorante Il Vassallo  …see more

from £85 / night

£379 - £757 / week

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from £85 / 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 £47 / night

£379 - £572 / week

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from £47 / night

(11) 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
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.  …see more

from £153 / night

£848 - £1145 / week

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from £153 / night

(3) 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
The Giants Causeway only 20 minutes while the Carrick a Rede rope Bridge just a 10 minute coastal drive.  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £85 / 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
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday” I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the  …see more

from £60 / night

£199 - £595 / week

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from £60 / 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
“Idyllic accommodation in an idyllic location” This apartment on the second floor, which is easily accessible by lift or stairway, is spacious, pleasantly decorated and is extremely light and airy. The apartment has all the amenities you would requir  …see more

from £21 / night

£150 - £375 / week

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from £21 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous apartment in the heart of Tenby - with parking!” The Coburg in Tenby is a wonderful modern spacious apartment which has been finished to a high standard. There is wood flooring throughout and has been decorated in a clean white colour with lo  …see more

from £92 / night

£425 - £1160 / week

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from £92 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Chateau-d'Oex ski apartment to rent

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment with a great view” Very comfortable and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Torquil is very helpful and easy to deal with. I am sure we will be back to stay here again in the future.  …see more

from £92 / night

£460 - £770 / week

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from £92 / 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
“Peace & tranquility” Spent 2 weeks at this lovely penthouse. A month later I'm still missing my mornings sitting out on the huge terrace gazing at the beautiful view that presents its self to you the first minute on arriving on your first day. The pro  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £711 / week

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from £72 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Devon / Dartmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Leather reclining sofas in the lounge. TV/DVD player. Well equipped kitchen & granite tops. Central heating.  …see more

from £60 / night

£378 - £850 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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North East Italy holiday apartment rental

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 perfect family apartment, magnificently situated in a beautiful town” Our young family and extended family had a great time in Riva. After travelling with young children (2,4 & 6) for a couple of weeks around the USA, arriving in Italy without sl  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

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Pinzolo / Madonna Di Campiglio

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£356 - £1187 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Solden ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Solden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent family Christmas in Zwieselstein” Travelled to Zwieselstein for 12 days over Christmas 2011. Have never spent Christmas away from home before, and we were not dissapointed. The apartment was spacious and well appointed. The view of the villa  …see more

from £110 / night

£680 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£1261 - £1290 / week

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from £43 / night