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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 in Marina di Nocera Terinese

Province of Catanzaro / Marina di Nocera Terinese

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful location for small children and one of the friendliest places we have ever visited” We stayed here for 12 days in July and early August and had a fantastic time. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and is one of the nicest along that stretch
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from £31 / night

£156 - £363 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£311 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Flumet

Savoie / Flumet

2 6 7 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£345 - £475 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Olhos de Agua holiday apartment let

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment” What a great apartment this is, very well looked after, and kept very clean. It's in a good location, everything is within walking distance - shops, restaurants, beaches, there is a bus stop, and a taxi rank at the bottom of the r
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from £50 / night

£350 - £800 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment rental

Villamartin / Las Violetas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Las Violetas Apartment” Our stay in the apartment in Las Violetas was perfect from start to finish, perfectly situated for the Plaza just a few minutes walk from the apartment with lots of really nice restaurants to choose from. Lovely beaches a shor
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from £31 / night

£180 - £388 / week

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Holiday apartment in Grottammare

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Grottammare

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£294 - £837 / week

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from £61 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al
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from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent, exceedingly spacious accommodation in beautiful surroundings.” This is one of the best holiday accommodation I have ever been in (and I work in the business). Masses of space, modern, good quality furnishings and fittings, very clean and se
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from £145 / night

£1013 - £4289 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) Excellent 

11

Fuengirola holiday apartment rental

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“second stay” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It is lovely - very comfortable and like a home from home. It is obvious that Babbs is 100% committed to ensuring that her guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay as nothing
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from £28 / night

£180 - £310 / week

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from £28 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

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.
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from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £15 / 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
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from £122 / night

£850 - £1200 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£220 - £330 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Alcaidesa

Alcaidesa / Marina de la Alcaidesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A superb apartment with stunning views” This apartment had it all. It was very spacious and clean with a high standard of fittings. It was easy to find, though a car is vital in these parts. The icing on the cake was the view of Gibaltar and the coast
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from £130 / night

£664 - £1432 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Very Good 

27

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
“A Place to call Home in Nerja” A beautiful, immaculately clean condo in a a secure condo complex. Three minutes walk to a lovely beach!!! Only five minutes walk to Balcon de Europa where we enjoyed many morning cafe con leches and cappuccinos. there a
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from £40 / night

£280 - £795 / week

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from £40 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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from £50 / night

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Ski townhouse to rent in Madonna Di Campiglio

Pinzolo / Madonna Di Campiglio

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Penthouse rental in Marsascala with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and great landlords made the holiday very relaxing!” Very cool, spacious, modern apartment. Balconies and pool were lovely relaxing spots. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the apartment by the pool and making BBQs. If anythi
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from £130 / night

£906 / week

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(56) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Super accommodation with great views.l” Great flat, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal location with stunning views over North Berwick. Torquil was very helpful and informative.
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from £104 / night

£520 - £906 / week

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from £104 / night

(21) 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
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from £61 / night

£604 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Guest house rental in Rothenburg

Canton of Lucerne / Rothenburg

7 21 6 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £358 / night

£2489 / week

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from £358 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location,sea view, near town centre everything you need” Lovely apartment ,well equipped, clean and very cosy and warm while Storm Gertrude raged outside. Ideal location for town centre with good coffee shops and restaurants. Good walks by the s
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from £136 / night

£680 - £770 / week

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from £136 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Montesinos

Los Montesinos / Entre-Naranjos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £22 / night

£147 - £173 / week

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from £22 / night

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Ski studio to rent in Villard-de-Lans

Isere / Villard-de-Lans

Studio 5 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £24 / night

£163 - £432 / week

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from £24 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Gran Tarajal

Tuineje / Gran Tarajal

3 6 90 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 90 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing apartment in a lovely location” This apartment is definitely home from home - we couldn't find anything missing! The furnishings are great, and the view is spectacular. Gran Tarajal is a super town to stay in - plenty of amenities, but also ve
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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21

Holiday apartment in Sweimah

Dead Sea Region / Sweimah

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool

from £89 / night

£577 - £677 / week

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from £89 / 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
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(41) 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
“Good, but could be better” Our first big disappointment was that we could not park our car in the designated space. It is one of the narrowest spaces in the car park and was in a corner which made manouvering very, very difficult. Fortunately, Gary
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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21

Holiday apartment in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £48 / night

£272 - £483 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fuseta

Olhao / Fuseta

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Chatel ski apartment to rent.

Chatel / Vonnes

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great little apartment, perfect for 1-4 people.” This is a great little apartment for short to medium length trips (my stay was three weeks). It has everything you would need to cater for yourself including kitchen appliances. The decor is very Fren
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from £50 / night

£340 - £475 / week

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(44) 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
“Superb location” Wonderful apartment, very tastefully decorated. Well equipped and very centrally located for the town. But it was the view! I wish I could have bottled it up and taken it home.
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from £80 / night

£750 - £1225 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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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

Certificate of Excellence

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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from £29 / night

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Holiday apartment in Levanto

Italian Riviera / Levanto

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£345 - £604 / week

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from £69 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in La Manga del Mar Menor

Murcia / La Manga del Mar Menor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little bit of paradise” We have now been here just over a week and the sun is yet to stop shining. The apartment is everything and more that was advertised. We have sat out on the balcony in the evening sipping a glass or two watch the fantastic sun
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from £20 / night

£140 - £394 / week

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from £20 / night

(33) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
“peaceful,tranquil,super clean,simply the best” Probably 1 of the best apartments we have stayed in and super clean amazing views from the comfort of the lounge you can watch seals,swans (at least 15) and the evening entertainment a goodnight from the
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from £55 / night

£385 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Colva

South Goa District / Colva

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £31 / night

£185 - £231 / week

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from £31 / 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
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1850 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£945 - £1800 / week

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from £165 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Santo Stefano di Magra

Province of La Spezia / Santo Stefano di Magra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£388 / week

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from £78 / night

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Apartment rental in Torbole

Nago-Torbole / Torbole

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£819 - £1087 / week

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from £117 / night

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