Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3527)

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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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

£382 - £577 / week

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from £47 / 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

(4) Very Good 

20

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

£238 - £356 / week

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from £34 / night

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(11) Very Good 

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Monte Gordo holiday penthouse rental

Faro District / Monte Gordo

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.075 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Very good location” This is a well presented apartment in a good location. The balcony is a sun trap and very private. The settee is comfortable, and my husband liked the armchairs. The downside is the lighting; not enough especially in the kitchen/di  …see more

from £72 / night

£290 - £925 / week

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from £72 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Savoie / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Luxurious, comfortable and great location” We were really delighted with the apartment. We stayed for a week over half-term with our 2 children aged 12 and 9 and another family with a child age 9. The chalet is located right on the slopes, so its ver  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 - £3866 / week

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from £115 / night

(29) Excellent 

21

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

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Savoie / Flumet

1 4 7 nights min

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

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from £37 / night

£255 - £861 / week

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from £37 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

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

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Province of Trento / Mezzana

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski

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from £43 / night

£295 - £1236 / week

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from £43 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski
“perfect girls ski trip!” lovely modern apartment, great location, fab skiing. useful to have parking. walking distance to bars and also lift to slopes.  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 / week

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from £170 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Bergun

Studio 2 6 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski

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from £47 / night

£329 / week

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from £47 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable apartment in central location” Spent one week in the apartment and would highly recommend to anyone wanting self catering accommodation in a picturesque central location. The apartment is clean, comfortable and spacious with luxury bedding  …see more

from £90 / night

£575 - £810 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“It's all about the view!” The views from the apartment are just everything you want from a break in Cornwall. Sadly the apartment is looking a little tired for accommodation in this price range but the view wins !! The sunsets are just awesome and gr  …see more

from £120 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £120 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Birgu (Vittoriosa)

Island of Malta / Birgu (Vittoriosa)

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“superb apartment in excellent location.” The whole process of renting the apartment ,the prompt and efficient emails from Irene and the first class on site support from Claire speaks volumes for a very classy apartment and holiday rental experience. Y  …see more

from £100 / night

£585 - £832 / week

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from £100 / 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

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(53) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment” Excellent apartment, high quality, great location and everything you could need was provided. Only a 5 minute walk from the great beaches of North Berwick!  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £962 / week

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from £98 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

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 £100 / night

£350 - £1995 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix” Autumn walking long weekend to Chamonix. Lovely apartment in a great location. Everything we needed and more. Decided to rent an apartment instead of booking separate hotel rooms. What a good decision  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1650 / week

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from £100 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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La Zenia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / La Zenia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a beautiful south facing air conditioned 2 bed apartment just a five minute walk to the very popular beach at La Zenia . The famous Cabo Roig strip filled with bars and Restaurants is a 7 minute walk . This third floor property has a wrap around balcony with lov  …see more

from £38 / night

£253 - £387 / week

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from £38 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in East Algarve

Tavira / Santa Maria, Tavira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Free personal Wifi. 4 sunbeds for your own use around the pool.  …see more

from £47 / night

£212 - £551 / week

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from £47 / 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

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Las Gondolas

Murcia / Las Gondolas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!” Amazing apartment lovely spacious and bright the place was immaculate, We had a lovely holiday relaxing around the tranquil pool area, in a lovely setting, shops and some good restaurants only a short walk away. (GOOD TAPAS AREA)  …see more

from £29 / night

£220 - £420 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Fistral Beach

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lovely light airy two bed apartment with stunning views and sunny balcony. Designed with coastal living in mind, the apartment is only a minutes' walk from the surf centre on Fistral beach. This is an ideal holiday location for those who wish to make the most of this s  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £940 / week

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from £72 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Rome / San Giovanni

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

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from £67 / night

£577 - £1111 / week

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from £67 / 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

£353 - £1177 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Apartment rental in La Herradura

Almunecar / La Herradura

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Ideal rental in excellent location” We have now had two 6 week winter (Jan-Feb) holidays in Las Flores. The apartment is very well equipped and La Herradura has a full range of facilities throughout the winter months, including English papers on the d  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £568 / week

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from £28 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment” A lovely place to stay: the apartment was well kitted out with everything you need (and more) for a great holiday. The children especially enjoyed the play station, DVDs and telescope! The balcony is a great place to enjoy the sunse  …see more

from £125 / night

£613 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding holiday apartment” Very easy and professional booking service with a personal touch. A very spacious and comfortable apartment which was superbly and thoughtfully equipped with a high quality finish. Location could not have been better  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £830 / week

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from £58 / 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

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful  …see more

from £39 / night

£254 - £759 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Lake Garda Area ski apartment to rent.

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Comfort close to the mountains” Brand new, very spacious and clean apartment. Big and good equipped kitchen. The house is located in old, quiet part of town and has comfortable parking place. Good access to cable car - only five minutes walk along old  …see more

from £93 / night

£421 - £1135 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sotogrande Marina with shared pool, golf nearby

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
fantastic first class duplex for rent at Sotogrande Description: Private underground parking with direct access to the apartment. FLOOR: This apartment is located on the fifth floor. HALL with guest cloakroom. KITCHEN: A fully equiped kitchen with American fri  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marsalforn

Island of Gozo / Marsalforn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great appartment” Me and my family had an amazing weekend in this apartment. A very good location in Marsalforn and close to many amenities. Owner was a very nice and help full. Thank you for making our stay at your lovely apartment so enjoyable.  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £648 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Funchal with shared pool

Funchal / Praia Formosa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely apartment” we had a lovely week in this apatment, it was very clean and really spacious, there would be ample room for two couples, the views were fantastic, very quiet area, if your looking for somewhere that hasn't been spoilt by tourists thi  …see more

from £59 / night

£379 - £437 / week

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from £59 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sainte Foy-la-Grande holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Sainte Foy-la-Grande

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Light floods through the tall French doors that open onto a balcony overlooking the main square of this medieval trading town right on the Dordogne River, not far from St Emilion in the beautiful Bordeaux wine country of Aquitaine. Ste-Foy is a sophisticated French prov  …see more

from £60 / night

£382 - £534 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

Costa Blanca / Altea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Casa Will is situated on the ourskirts of Altea and close to the town of Calpe. The complex has access to the beach at La Olla where you will find water sports, sun loungers and parasols for hire, beach bars serving food all day and night and 2 restaurants.  …see more

from £85 / night

£424 - £636 / week

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from £85 / night

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Chamonix ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Gentianes is a stylish, fully-refurbished apartment, located in a central part of Chamonix. It is located directly opposite the Aiguille du Midi cable car, and just a short walk from all the bars, restaurants and shops that Chamonix has to offer. The town's main bus sto  …see more

from £74 / night

£485 - £1494 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sainte Foy-la-Grande

Gironde / Sainte Foy-la-Grande

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
Ste Foy La Grande has excellent transport links & is easily accessible to Bordeaux & Paris by train.  …see more

from £55 / night

£356 / week

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from £55 / night