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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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Mill Cottage - Bramham, Yorkshire LS23 6NF - Wetherby cottage sleeps 6

West Yorkshire / Wetherby

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Mill Cottage is the perfect holiday retreat for family and friends, with great local amenities, beautiful walks and the countryside on your doorstep, superb selection of top golf courses within easy reach.Mill Cottage is suitable for either family, couples or group book  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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No 11 The Monaltrie - Ballater apartment sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Beautiful two bedroomed riverside apartment in a refurbished Victorian building in the centre of Ballater.With stunning views of the River Dee and the mountains including Lochnagar.Ballater is a picturesque village with in the Cairngorms National park with several good  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Four Mill Wharf - Berwick upon Tweed apartment sleeps 2

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
A one-bedroom elegant contemporary apartment in an historic granary overlooking the Tweed Estuary. Four Mill Wharf is on the first floor of this award winning conversion, provides excellent accommodation for couples, and is easily accessible by lift or stairs. The open  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

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Modern 2 bed apartment near the beach in La Cala - La Cala de Mijas apartment sleeps 4

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
Modern and bright apartment furnished to a high standard throughout. Fully-equipped kitchen complete with washing machine and dishwasher. There are 2 sunny terraces that let you to enjoy the sun throughout the day: south-west facing main terrace with views over the Medi  …see more

from £53 / night

£340 - £609 / week

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from £53 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Atlantic Gardens - Praia Formosa apartment sleeps 4

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
This beach waterfront luxury private apartment with stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic is located on the 4th floor (2 lifts are available) of 4* resort Pestana Gardens, in the west Funchal, Lido area, on the beach Praia Formosa with direct access to the ocean  …see more

from £61 / night

£392 - £453 / week

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from £61 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Baan San Dao - Hua Na apartment sleeps 4

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
Newly refurbished the Baan Sandao Thai beach apartment is ideally situated just 1300 metres off the town centre of Hua Hin with the 'Market Village' shopping mall directly opposite. Here you will find European and Thai restaurants along with many other small food stalls  …see more

from £66 / night

£310 / week

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from £66 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Spectacular Seafront Retreat - Monte Gordo penthouse sleeps 7

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+
Two-level penthouse with stunning 180-degree views of the beach, in brand new eight-storey building completed in 2007. Seafront unit separated from the beach only by an ample beachfront promenade. This quiet unit, high above the hustle and bustle of the streets below  …see more

from £74 / night

£300 - £957 / week

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from £74 / night

(49) Excellent 

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10 Royal Apartments - North Berwick apartment sleeps 6

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
No 10 Royal Apartments sits on high ground overlooking the town and harbour. A large balcony provides stunning views to the Bass Rock, Isle of May and Fife.Warm, comfortable and secure, this property benefits from beautifully maintained communal areas including gardens  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £962 / week

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from £98 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Savoie / Flumet

2 9 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£244 - £1574 / week

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from £35 / night

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Duplex Apartment 3 bedrooms - Javea apartment sleeps 6

Costa Blanca / Javea

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely 3 bedroom property is located just by Cala Blanca cove and is approx 12 mins walk on the flat (no hills) to the Arenal Beach. It benefits from Wi-fi and Air Conditioning. Also with UK TV and Spanish TV. The accommodation is laid out over two floors, with th  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £690 / week

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from £46 / night

(14) Very Good 

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1 bedroom apartment in Chatel - Chatel apartment sleeps 5

Abondance / Chatel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
One bedroom apartment in Le Yeti Residence, Chatel, in the Portes du Soleil. Situated in Petit Chatel, which is the sunniest and quietest part of Chatel, close to the Barbossine ski lift and close to free shuttle buses around the resort, this one bedroom apartment has a  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £690 / week

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from £50 / night

25

Seaviews - Falmouth apartment sleeps 5

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

(26) Excellent 

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Boutique Balcony - West Cliff's only 4 Star Gold - Central Whitby apartment sleeps 5

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Set in the prestigious Metropole Towers on the popular West Cliff, this spacious and stunning apartment has recently been awarded 4 Star Gold by the Visit England Tourist Board, as far as we know this is a first for Whitby's quieter (and easier to park) West Cliff. Comp  …see more

from £90 / night

£485 - £875 / week

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from £90 / night

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Hesse / Lorsch

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £57 / night

£392 - £781 / week

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from £57 / night

(12) Very Good 

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CARU APARTMENTS - Castelldefels apartment sleeps 5

Province of Barcelona / Castelldefels

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
2-bedroom (br) apartments (1 br with king-size bed and 1 br with 2 single beds + comfortable sofa bed (and wide...1,3 meters---4 ft wide) at the living room...max. 5 people) The apartments are located 400 meters (8 minutes’ walk) from the beach and from the village.  …see more

from £57 / night

£396 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Morpheous Apartments - Kiti apartment sleeps 4

Larnaka District / Kiti

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is an extremely good sized two bedroom apartment located within the splendid Morpheus Apartments complex within the traditional Cypriot village of Kiti. The apartment is located on the first floor of this low rise development and offers open views to the countrysi  …see more

from £38 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Lunymar Golf - Estepona apartment sleeps 4

Costa del Sol / Estepona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Lunymar is a small complex , ideal for families, located between Estepona and Marbella on the new Golden Mile. The ground floor apartment is set in tropical landscaped gardens with large pools and children's pool, games room and gymnasium. Situated 5 minutes drive  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £630 / week

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from £50 / night

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Province of Trento / Cles

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £53 / night

£314 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apt Aqua Viva | 1 bedroom Apt Callao Salvaje. - Callao Salvaje apartment sleeps 2

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The beautiful one bedroom 3rd floor modern apartment is well equipped and spacious. The property is situated all on one level and has beautiful sea views and view of the swimming pools from the private balcony, its has been tastefully decorated throughout. You enter t  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

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Porto Letizia P Balcone 2 - Porlezza apartment sleeps 6

Province of Como / Porlezza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The first floor property (ID 181) is fully accessible with lift access and is air-conditioned for maximum comfort during your stay. Inside the apartment boasts a spacious modern open plan living dining room with a comfortable sofa with TV and enjoying splendid lake vie  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1127 / week

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from £96 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Stunning Ski Apartment in Zell am See - Zell am See apartment sleeps 8

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
A beautiful, modern apartment in the traditional Austrian town of Zell am See, a lakeside town with plenty to do in summer and winter months. Located on a quiet side street but very central, just a moments walk from the town square, ski lifts and lake. With 3 bedrooms/  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

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Federal District / Brasilia

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £116 / night

£616 / week

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from £116 / night

(7) Excellent 

21

Ocean View Apartment - Tazacorte apartment sleeps 4

La Palma / Tazacorte

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
The Apartment is fully furnished; with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a nice size balcony.. Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking. It has a fridge, electric stove, oven, coffee maker and toaster. Apartment also comes with a washing machine. Roof terrace is available for clothes  …see more

from £40 / night

£274 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Torre del Rey - Torreguadiaro apartment sleeps 4

Costa de la Luz / Torreguadiaro

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful apartment right on the beach, newly refurbished with 270* spectacular views to Gibraltar , Africa and Marbella. 2 lifts . Child friendly.Two en suite bedrooms, large dining balcony, living room with TV . Fully fitted and equipped kitchen for six. Secure parki  …see more

from £48 / night

£310 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Trilocale7Casa Vacanza LaRocca - Chiesa apartment sleeps 6

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
Situata a Chiesa in Valmalenco, nella tranquilla contrada Vassalini sorge La Casa Vacanza La Rocca che mette a disposizione della clientela, per essere affittato settimanalmente o mensilmente 14 appartamenti di varie metrature e tipologie: 2 monolocali più mansarda ut  …see more

from £96 / night

£392 - £1174 / week

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from £96 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Luxury Seaview apt Porto Cristo - Porto Cristo apartment sleeps 4

Majorca / Porto Cristo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury apartment in private residential complex at Cala Magrana, Porto Cristo, Majorca with private terrace and exclusive rooftop solarium providing choice of two separate outdoor dining areas plus own sun loungers.This beautiful recently built 2 bedroom fully air con  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Balcons Du Soleil Y1021 - Veysonnaz apartment sleeps 6

Canton of Valais / Veysonnaz

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A compact 4 room apartment with a large balcony providing spectacular views! ​ The apartment, which is located on the 2nd floor of a small block sleeps 4 comfortably and at a squeeze 6. It is located on the 2nd floor, and serviced by a lift and stairs. It comprises:  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Good 

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Arenal Bay - El Arenal apartment sleeps 6

Majorca / El Arenal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Final cleaning fee of 75€ is not included in the total price. TO PROVIDE A CREDIT CARD AT ARRIVAL IS MANDATORY. Waterfront 3 bedrooms terraced apartment located in the lively area of S'Arenal. Enjoy the proximity of the clubs, bars, restaurants, terraces and the san  …see more

from £63 / night

£439 - £1948 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Beautiful Stylish Apartment in Ste Foy La Grande - Sainte Foy-la-Grande apartment sleeps 2

Gironde / Sainte Foy-la-Grande

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
This lovely newly renovated apartment in a traditional french stone building is perfectly located close to the charming medieval square, just steps away from the cafes, bars, restaurants & boutiques. A short stroll away is the picturesque Dordogne river with its clea  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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villa at 20mt from beach. near amalfi. with wi-fi. - Maiori apartment sleeps 7

Amalfi Coast / Maiori

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Comfortable apartment of 120 square meters on the 3rd floor with elevator located on the "course Reginna", the main pedestrian street that crosses longitudinally across the country. The strength of the apartment is close to the beach. it is only 20 meters from  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

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Leiria District / Nazare

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £104 / night

£722 - £914 / week

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from £104 / night

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NEW LUXURY APARTMENT WITH POOL - Santa Eulalia del Río apartment sleeps 6

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
This apartment has full modern conveniences: Twin elevators, ducted air conditioning/heating to all rooms, a fully fitted kitchen and utility room together with laundry facilities. Dine inside or dine outside on the glass balcony. In the well kept grounds there is a do  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Good 

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Ravenna / Lido Adriano

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £61 / night

£348 - £409 / week

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from £61 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Marina vista - Calpe Port apartment sleeps 4

Calpe / Calpe Port

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment is on the 4th floor of the block and is accessible from two entrances, one at the rear via the secure car parking area and one at the front, which also leads to the large communal terrace area and swimming pool. Here are located 4 fresh water showers and t  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £675 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Penthouse Ski & Summer rental - Thollon-les-Memises apartment sleeps 9

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 11 comfortably - we suggest though that that 8  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Apartment in Les Diablerets - Les Diablerets apartment sleeps 6

Canton of Vaud / Les Diablerets

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
A stylish and conveniently located apartment consists of a large lounge with log fire, two large bedrooms (one with a kingsize bed, one with two twin beds and an additional folding bed suitable for a child), each with access to a wrap-around terrace, and a bathroom. The  …see more

from £112 / night

£754 - £1747 / week

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from £112 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Penthouse with plunge pool - Marsascala penthouse sleeps 8

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
This luxurious, semi-detached 3 bedroomed penthouse is licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority. It has its own plunge pool and large terraces and is located in the picturesque fishing village of Marsascala. The property has just been finished and all the furniture is ne  …see more

from £148 / night

£1583 - £2131 / week

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from £148 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Chalet Adele - Saint-Martin-de-Belleville apartment sleeps 8

Savoie / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A wonderful luxurious apartment for 6 to 8 people located next to the slopes in St. Martin de Belleville, Les Trois Vallees, France. St Martin is a lovely old village in the heart of the largest ski area in the world with over 600 km pistes. A true paradise for the adv  …see more

from £112 / night

£783 - £4000 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Los Jazmines - San Pedro Playa apartment sleeps 6

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a luxury, spacious two bedroom/ two bath apartment, overlooking the beautiful pool and tropical garden area of Los Jazmines. The interior of this apartment is very tasteful with superb open plan lounge and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, with two double bedr  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £783 / week

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from £87 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Apt 16 Burgh Island Causeway - Bigbury-on-Sea apartment sleeps 4

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
16 Burgh Island Causeway is a luxury two bedroomed, two bathroom, self catering apartment, located in Bigbury On Sea Devon. This first floor Apartment is situated on the beach facing the iconic art deco Burgh Island Hotel where Agatha Christie wrote and filmed Evil Unde  …see more

from £125 / night

£613 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

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