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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Altea

Altea / Altea Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £88 / night

£527 - £702 / week

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from £88 / night

(11) Very Good 

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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
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from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious apartment, with lovely views, close to amenities.” Modern, clean apartment. Taxi waiting at airport, organised by Lisa (30 euros one way). Lovely views from balcony. Aware of road noise during rush hours when outside, but not a problem. S
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from £68 / night

£474 - £992 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £68 / 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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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts. Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions. Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.
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from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £15 / night

24

Ski studio to rent in Villard-de-Lans

Isere / Villard-de-Lans

Studio 5 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£430 - £439 / week

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from £27 / night

(31) Excellent 

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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
“Best Holiday Apartment in Whitehaven” A fantastic apartment with beautiful views over Whitehaven Marina. Secure parking and shops/ cafés a few mins walk. Will definitely be returning.
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from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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avg. 24 minutes

from £70 / night

(15) Very Good 

13

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded expectations” We spent Christmas and New Year in Olhao and it suited our needs perfectly. We wanted an 'away from it all', low key Christmas and we got it. Olhao is a working fishing town, full of character and characters, with a balanced mix
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from £58 / night

£400 - £663 / week

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avg. 1 hour 27 minutes

from £58 / night

(14) 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 £158 / night

£878 - £1229 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £158 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in North Berwick with golf nearby

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 7 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • 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.
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from £136 / night

£680 - £882 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £136 / night

(27) Excellent 

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17

Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

Certificate of Excellence

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Very Good 

13

Ski apartment to rent in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Space! Great apartment with space to enjoy a night in with gang after fun on the slopes!” The fact that it's five minutes walk to main lift, easy walk to the supermarket and and easy trip to and from the airport makes it all conducive to a great break
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from £114 / night

£750 - £1995 / week

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from £114 / night

(62) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

27

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
“Outstanding.Apartment” What a lovely large apartment with everything you could need. Fabulous sea views from all 3 main rooms and great balcony too. Close to bars and restaurants and no disruption from building work. Secure parking close by and Sarah
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from £45 / night

£270 - £1430 / week

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avg. 54 minutes

from £45 / night

7

Holiday apartment in Courchevel

Savoie / Courchevel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £329 / night

£2303 - £6579 / week

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from £329 / night

37

Apartment rental in Pyla with shared pool

Larnaka City / Pyla

1 3 4 nights min

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

from £28 / night

£196 - £245 / week

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from £28 / night

(17) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment in Nerja

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Costa del Sol” This was our second stay at the Delfin in Nerja, Spain. Antonella from Tip Top Escapes does a great job welcoming each of her guests. The apartment is alway spotless when you get there and is in a great location with a balcony that over
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from £43 / night

£301 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £43 / night

(28) 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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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £28 / night

15

Ski apartment to rent in Primolo

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Primolo

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £62 / night

£430 - £615 / week

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from £62 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Rianxo

Province of A Coruna / Rianxo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal situation” Elena was very helpful throughout the whole holiday. The apartment was ideally situated for the town, supermarket and beaches with secure parking. Many thanks to your friend Cristina for assisting on arrival. Took a little while to
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Certificate of Excellence

from £29 / night

£197 - £326 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Tomb of the Kings holiday apartment rental

Paphos / Tomb of the Kings

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£225 - £285 / week

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avg. 2 hours 47 minutes

from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Propriano

Corse-du-Sud / Propriano

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£334 - £755 / week

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21

Ski apartment to rent in Montferrier

Ariege / Montferrier

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£106 - £167 / week

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from £22 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

Holiday home in Baia da Traicao

State of Paraiba / Baia da Traicao

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£132 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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9

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almoradi

Province of Alicante / Almoradi

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“*********SUPERB APARTMENT**********” Stayed here for nineteen nights in may / june, the apartment was very easy to find not far off the exit of the AP7. We were met on arrival by (big) Colin who was a complete gent and very informative. The apartment
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from £17 / night

£117 - £182 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £17 / night

13

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise ski apartment to rent.

Puy-de-Dome / Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski

from £40 / night

£277 - £663 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Excellent 

19

Gibbes holiday apartment rental

Saint Peter Parish / Gibbes

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £151 / night

£800 - £960 / week

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from £151 / night

(38) Excellent 

27

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
“If you love the ocean, this is the place for you” Burgh Island Causeway 16 was all which had been promised via the webpage and much more - simply fantastic! Such a lovely, immaculately kept and luxurious apartment with fantastic views, peaceful surr
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from £125 / night

£616 - £2067 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £125 / night

(23) 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
“Excellent” This is a beautifully furnished well equipped apartment. Well situated 5 minutes walk to the Balcon de Europe and a good choice of supermarkets within easy walking distance. The owner Antonella and her assistant Ettore are friendly and welc
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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £53 / night

(23) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Benaulim

Benaulim / Benaulim Beach

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous apartment” We were over the moon with this apartment as it is situated just a little away from the hustle but near enough to walk along the beautiful beach into Benaulim. The service we received was perfect and very professional. The family
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from £55 / night

£365 / week

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(12) Very Good 

25

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
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from £62 / night

£395 - £457 / week

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(57) Excellent 

21

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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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £104 / 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

from £29 / night

£183 - £393 / week

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from £29 / night

17

Canmore holiday condo rental

Kananaskis Country / Canmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £98 / night

£532 - £1302 / week

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from £98 / 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
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from £106 / night

£509 - £650 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £106 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £71 / night

£351 - £702 / week

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from £71 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Samoens ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“great apartment great village” I stayed in this apartment in February half term 2015 with my 3 children (ages 8,8,13). The owners were very quick to reply to our emails and gave accurate directions which was helpful. Only an hour or so drive from Gene
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from £70 / night

£400 - £539 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Saint-Lary-Soulan

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £24 / night

£163 - £308 / week

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avg. 2 hours 0 minutes

from £24 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Velez de Benaudalla

Province of Granada / Velez de Benaudalla

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £50 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Castlerock

County Londonderry / Castlerock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Very spacious modern apartment fabulous views” Lovely well equipped open planned spacious apartment . fabulous views of a beautiful sandy beach. Train station 2 minute walk. Well worth a visit.
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from £80 / night

£520 - £550 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

from £80 / night

(10) 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.
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from £33 / night

£230 - £437 / week

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from £33 / night