Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3563)

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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Apartment rental in Casares Playa with shared pool, golf nearby

Estepona / Casares Playa

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful apartment on the Casares del Sol site, exceptionally well equipped, great base for exploring the area. Equally suited to families, couples, friends, golfers. Swimming pools on site, large roof top terrace with furniture and stone BBQ.  …see more

from £128 / night

£590 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of La Spezia / Bolano

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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Province of Naples / Naples

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £113 / night

£604 / week

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from £113 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Westward Ho holiday apartment rental

Bideford / Westward Ho

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
The spacious 4th floor apartment is in a modern landmark building right next to the sea and beach on the South West Coast Path in Westward Ho! North Devon. The open plan living space has full height and width patio doors opening onto the large balcony looking out across  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £110 / night

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Lake Maggiore / Lesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£475 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Rio Real with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Rio Real

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Amazing roof terrace with 360 views.3 Bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse sleeps 6..A holiday here can be as busy and exciting as you wish, or maybe you just want to enjoy the peace and quiet, thats the beauty of the apartment, it really is the best of both worlds.  …see more

from £90 / night

£525 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, tennis court in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“[-]Perfect Chill Out Zone[--]” This spacious apartment was well equipped and in an excellent position, both on the complex with views of the golf course and pool area and for ease of access from the airport. The apartment balcony overlooks the pool an  …see more

from £50 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vatican City holiday apartment rental

Vatican City / Vaticano

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The best place to stay in Rome!” Eight of us spent six wonderful days at this apartment. The apartment is spacious and has great beds. Everything lived up to our expectations and their hospitality, including breakfast items, was appreciated. Afforda  …see more

from £147 / night

£880 - £1685 / week

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from £147 / night

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Apartment rental in La Tercia with shared pool

La Tercia / La Tercia Golf Resort

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Excellent value for money family holiday. Historic Murcia city with many tourist attractions and water park is half an hour away. La Manga resort and famous golf courses is half an hour in the opposite direction.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Marbella Town

Marbella / Marbella Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large, spacious, sunny with views to the park and the gardens in the best area of the town centre at only 50 metres from the beach and the promenade. newly refurbished with high qualities, this apartment is ideal for a family or group of friends.fully fitted and equ  …see more

from £134 / night

£664 - £1337 / week

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from £134 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Puebla Aida

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“5 Star Luxury” We have stayed in a number of apartments but Casa Maria is the best apartment in the complex. This is a very large apartment with loads of living room space. It has a south and west facing large balconies. Everything you need is supplie  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

19

Los Miradores del Puerto holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Los Miradores del Puerto

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury 3rd floor 4 bedroom – 4 bathroom apartment with air-conditioning , Free WiFi , set in stunning location with views over Tomas Maestro Marina and Mar Menor and just a short walk to the Mar Menor beaches which are popular with families due to the warm water&  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £980 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur / Ocean Golf and Country Club

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet, clean and a great location” The entire booking experience for our rental was smooth and friendly. Clear directions meant we arrived without being stressed. The apartment was clean and just what we expected from the photos. Everything was in  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £256 / week

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from £29 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in La Torre Golf Resort

La Torre Golf Resort / Polaris World, La Torre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment situated in an excellent location – highly recommended” This is a bright and spacious apartment in an excellent location. We were very pleased with the standard and cleanliness of the accommodation. Efficient air conditioning system  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

20

Island of Gozo / Nadur

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Hermanus with shared pool, golf nearby

Overberg District / Hermanus

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful ocean views. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Very secure parking and apartment.  …see more

from £270 / night

£1890 / week

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from £270 / night

22

Holiday apartment accommodation

Costa del Sol / Benahavis

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Luxurious 2 bedroom Ground Floor apartment situated on the beautiful Los Arqueros golf and country club (the 1st ever golf club designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros.) The apartment is based in the modern complex of Los Olivios, and has a large swimming pool,  …see more

from £78 / night

£550 / week

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from £78 / night

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Aeolian Islands / Lipari

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £91 / night

£638 - £1147 / week

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from £91 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Peyia / Peyia Village

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury 2 bed, 2 bath apartment on small exclusive development (sleeps 4)Five minutes walk from local shops, restaurants and bars. Stunning Mediterranean sea views. Large outdoor balconies fully equipped for al fresco living. Air conditioning, Wi-Fi and towels provided  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £595 / week

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from £43 / night

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Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £518 / night

£3621 / week

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from £518 / night

12

Apartment rental in Torroella de Montgri

Costa Brava / Torroella de Montgri

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Catalunya, Empordà, Costa Brava, Parc Natural Montgrí, les Illes Medes i el Baix Ter, cycling routes,<br />The apartment is equipped with : sheets, towels, tablecloth , napkins , kitchen menage , cups , plates, cutl  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

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Monte Pedreguer holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / Monte Pedreguer

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
Easily accessible from Valencia or Alicante Airports, within minutes from the beach. Situated in the centre of town, within easy walking distance of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.  …see more

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(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very well equiped apartment, heated pool, great location, perfect host” We (2 adults and 2 little children) stayed in Colin´s apartment in August 2012 for 10 nights. We loved it for many many reasons and I will try to describe at least some of them no  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £330 / week

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from £29 / night

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Apartment rental in Riviera Del Sol Miraflores with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / Riviera Del Sol Miraflores

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with excellect facilities and large south facing balcony. It has 2 outdoor pools and pleasant communial gardens. located in a quiet area 5 mins drive from the beaches of Riviera and calahonda. 20 mins drive from Malaga Airport.  …see more

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Alcaidesa holiday apartment rental

Alcaidesa / Marina de la Alcaidesa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
A luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with view of the Med, Rock of Gibraltar and Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Situated on the Alcaidesa Links golf course the property is only 5 minutes walk down to 3 miles of unspoilt Blue Flag beaches.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £72 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Friedrichshafen

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £117 / night

£725 - £1358 / week

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from £117 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Antibes

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Antibes

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
A wonderful, recently refurbished, two bedroom apartment on the top floor of a superbly maintained building situated on the Boulevard du Cap. There is an outdoor pool for residents use, beautifully maintained communal gardens and a lift. A special feature of the apart  …see more

from £138 / night

£863 - £1035 / week

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from £138 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Thollon-les-Memises ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
“Great location for a holiday with the family” We spent a week here during feb half term and were apprehensive as we had never been skiing at half term before and had never really heard about the resort. Our fears were allayed by the great advice given  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £550 / week

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from £68 / night

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Province of L'Aquila / Roccaraso

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £259 / night

£518 / week

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from £259 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur / Duquesa del Mar

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Delightful apartment in great location.” My daughter and I were thrilled by how attractive the apartment was, as was the whole complex. There were lifts on all the different levels for anyone who can't manage stairs or even just to take your luggage o  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Thollon-les-Memises

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
“Fantastic ticked all boxes” been to Thollon many times, but first time in this apartment . This apartment was by far the best , clean dead in the centre of town, 3 good size bedrooms and kitchen well equipped. Owners very easy to deal with can not w  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in San Vigilio

Marebbe / San Vigilio

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Luxurious 48 sqm two bedroom apartment on the ground floor with direct access from outside. It consists of a beautiful double bed suite with fine details in alpine style and has direct exit to the garden. Bathroom: comfortable and spacious – shower with glass door  …see more

from £207 / night

£1449 / week

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from £207 / night

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Protaras holiday apartment rental

Protaras / Kapparis

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely 2 bed apartment with WIFI available on the luxury Mythical Sands complex in Kapparis. With large communal pool and wellness centre being close to the resort centre and beaches.  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £380 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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B&b rental in Manciano

Province of Grosseto / Manciano

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
The property is located in the ancient walls of Manciano, at more or less 500m above the sea level. The town offers anything you need, such as woods, vines and clean air; there are also restaurants, corner shops, bars and bus connections to other places around the area.  …see more

from £61 / night

£363 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday villa in Serranova

Carovigno / Serranova

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
MED country house offers you the chance to trasorrere a quiet holiday in the heart of Puglia in a very convenient point to easily reach many destinations. Guests can stay in a quiet place, away from busy streets. You can gather and enjoy the organic fruits and vegetabl  …see more

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Holiday b&b rental

Rift Valley Province / Nakuru

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Eagle Palace Hotel is located in Nakuru County – Kenya along oginga odinga road. One of the fastest growing towns in the Great Rift Valley and East Africa The town is the Country’s breadbasket surrounded by the most scenic tourist attractions and famous for  …see more

from £69 / night

£480 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lake Como / Varenna

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Syracuse / Avola

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£423 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cannes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Car not necessary
Beautiful three bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the port of Cannes. Stunning views of the Palais and the sea make this apartment really special.  …see more

from £233 / night

£1631 - £12138 / week

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from £233 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Altea / Villa Gadea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
5* Villa Gadea 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment furnished to a very high standard ensuring guests have a comfortable and relaxing holiday..Sea views and south orientation, completely equipped , floor heating and A/C cold and warm, Hot water Jacuzzi on the terrace.,<br  …see more

from £25 / night

£765 / week

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from £25 / night