Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3665)

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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Ski apartment to rent in Canillo Town

Canillo / Canillo Town

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Nice and comfortable” It was a nice and comfortable apartment. Close to Canillo and Grandvalira ski system. the Heated garage in the basement was great. The apartment was well equipped. It had two bedrooms, each with bathroom. Clean and tidy. Here  …see more

from £49 / night

£331 - £865 / week

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from £49 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tala

Paphos District / Tala

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” Everything you needed, good view in a location that we wanted. You will need a car to get around the Island, but a few restaurants in walking distance from Apartment.  …see more

from £33 / night

£230 - £437 / week

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from £33 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almerimar

Almerimar / Laguna Beach, Almerimar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in a stunning location” We've just returned from a 2 week holiday at Laguna Beach. The apartment is in a beautiful location, surrounded by mountains, the stunning coast and the local nature reserve. It is situated in a secure complex  …see more

from £35 / night

£205 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £34 / night

£155 - £386 / week

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from £34 / night

(58) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Woolacombe Bay

Woolacombe / Woolacombe Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway” This is a fantastic apartment in a great location. The website photos looked good but it was even better in reality. Spacious well equipped, comfortable and convenient. This gave me the escape I was looking for. I felt pampered and re  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1430 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Costa Brava / L'Escala

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
HUTG-023982 You want to enjoy a dream vacation? The apartment has everything you need to spend time relaxing and having fun. The apartment has a large terrace with beautiful sea view, where you can sunbathe or enjoy meals outdoors; It is located just 100 meters from the  …see more

from £39 / night

£538 - £687 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Scarborough with golf nearby

Scarborough District / Scarborough

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“its a fabulous apartment cannot wait to return” We expected it to be nice but this apartment is way more than that, tastefully decorated to a very high standard it has everything you could possibly need, from lovely bed linen and fresh towels down to  …see more

from £89 / night

£449 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Huddersfield

West Yorkshire / Huddersfield

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely clean, modern place” Excellent place. Really well stocked with all you need, great views. Our 3 kids had a great time. Really good toys. Owner couldn't have been more helpful. Hope to go again.  …see more

from £110 / night

£560 - £780 / week

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from £110 / night

(13) 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
  • Pet friendly
“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 £120 / night

£680 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Riva Del Garda holiday apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Ticked all the boxes” What a find! Located on a pedestrianised street in the center of Riva, close to all the action and yet within an hour of the ski slopes of Monte Bondone. Weather was beautiful in mid Feb and we'll most certainly return.  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Isle of Portland

Dorset / Isle of Portland

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
“Clean, well appointed, comfortable, stunning views” Lovely situation for a 'get away from it all' break. fantastic views, great cliff walking, good regular bus service to Weymouth. Nice clean flat, comfy beds, everything you need for a relaxing stay.  …see more

from £47 / night

£295 - £360 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Puerto de la Cruz / Puerto Town Centre

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Reformed apartment on the first floor in a small building located on a pedestrianised street. Roof-top solarium and swimming pool. Pleasant walking distance to everywhere in Puerto town centre. 5 minutes walk to bus terminal. Ideal for exploring Puerto's charmi  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / 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

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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

(5) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Pentire 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 Beach<br />This is a beautiful apartment in a superb location.  …see more

from £158 / night

£888 - £1493 / week

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from £158 / night

25

Holiday apartment in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
As the name suggests the superb views across the waters of Falmouth Bay at this apartment are what make it so special. With the boats and beach activity there is always something to see at Sea Views! Wonderfully located, close to Pendennis Point and Castle both the b  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £1450 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

29

Marseillan holiday apartment rental

Herault / Marseillan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
Located at the small port of Marseillan, Oyat is a luxury waterfront apartment with magnificent sea views of L'Étang de Thau. The sitting room windows open up dramatically, turning the room into an interior terrace, offering wonderful views of the lagoon. It  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £1632 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Thollon-les-Memises ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located in the hamlet of Thollon Les Memises in the French Alps. With spectacular balcony views overlooking the lake and mountains, this penthouse apartment is furnished to a high standard and sleeps up to 9 comfortably - we suggest though that 8 is abo  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1075 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Porto de Mos holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
1 bedroom apartment for up to 5 (pax), fully equipped with excellent balcony overlooking the sea.The apartment is located in a quiet area with excellent garden, access to court-tennis, soccer field 5, playground, ping-pong and gym access.I have the baby nursery.  …see more

from £39 / night

£255 - £763 / week

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from £39 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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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 t  …see more

from £28 / night

£177 - £468 / week

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from £28 / 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

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Isere / Les Deux-Alpes

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £33 / night

£229 - £526 / week

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from £33 / 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

£297 - £772 / week

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from £43 / night

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Apartment rental in Zebbug

Island of Gozo / Zebbug

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This brand new apartment is located on the first floor of a new block in the picturesque village of Zebbug, just 5 minutes away from the sea. Equipped to sleep up to six persons this apartment is ideal for a family getaway and it is extremely well located, with the popu  …see more

from £48 / night

£333 - £511 / week

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from £48 / night

18

Condo rental in Tanjung Tokong with shared pool

Tanjung Tokong / Seri Tanjung

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by a 7 acres of gardens and tropical greenery, a 10 min stroll to Straits Quay, Penang's first seafront retail marina offering an array of seafood restaurants, outdoor cafés, bistros, spas, cruises, and the island's new centre for performing  …see more

from £57 / night

£359 / week

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from £57 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Central Tavira holiday apartment rental

Tavira / Central Tavira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to this modern, bright 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) in the heart of the historic town of Tavira. With all amenities on your doorstep, yet secure and private living accommodation. Guests will benefit from living within an authentic environment where you can sam  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tas Sellum

Mellieha / Tas Sellum

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment, excellent location” Modern apartment in a lovely location. Nice sea views. Pool area is ideal for sunbathing we did not use the pool as our visit was in January.The owner was very nice to deal with and I would definitely use this apa  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £467 / week

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from £49 / 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  …see more

from £128 / night

£653 - £1407 / week

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(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

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from £61 / night

£424 - £560 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mellieha Bay

Mellieha / Mellieha Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“A wee gem” Had a lovely time,everything we needed was there. Frankie our neighbor was very helpful. Buses right outside our door and a shop just along the road. Loads of info to wherever you want to go. A great time was had.  …see more

from £43 / night

£272 - £653 / week

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from £43 / night

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Canton of Uri / Andermatt

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £199 / night

£1191 - £1826 / week

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from £199 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in North Berwick with golf nearby

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
“Miss” Really pleased with the whole experience from booking and the comuncation was excellent . Really enjoyed our stay apartment was nice. Would be definitely book again.  …see more

from £102 / night

£510 - £882 / week

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from £102 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Prestatyn

Denbighshire / Prestatyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“very warm and friendly” Had a lovely time during our stay. owner was really nice and pleasant.The appartment was very clean throughout and will look forward to going again next year. Pity we had to cut the stay short  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Playa de las Americas holiday studio rental

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

Studio 3 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The complex has a lift, two shared pools and garden.<br />The complex is situated in an excellent, up-market location within Las Americas.  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 - £348 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porth

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family Porth Beach retreat” The accommodation was perfect for a family of 4 as there was one double bedroom and one twin room with two bathrooms. We were a family of 4 with 2 children aged 13 and 10 years. The apartment was as seen on Holiday  …see more

from £120 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Hua Na

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic condo, attention to detail, Graet value and supper location with pool leading to the main Hua Hin beach.” Just arrive and enjoy, you wont be sorry. We spent 3 week in Ban San Deo ...... tryed to book again for next year but booked already!  …see more

from £66 / night

£340 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Canton of Uri / Andermatt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £143 / night

£874 - £1588 / week

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from £143 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Abondance / Chatel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£255 - £458 / week

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from £43 / night

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Tignes ski studio to rent.

Tignes / Val Claret

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
For the ski season 2016-17, please note that from 17 December we only rent on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday (arrival Saturday after 3:30 pm, departure Saturday, before 10:30 am). This 14 m2 ski holiday apartment is suitable for two people. It is on the secon  …see more

from £26 / night

£166 - £475 / week

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from £26 / night