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Rural retreats (3845)

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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Chalet rental in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye

4 8 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£388 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

21

Holiday penthouse in Almerimar

Almerimar / Playa Del Golf

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable” The apartment was well located for all amenities and very comfortable inside. It is tastefully decorated and we at home straight away. It was spacious enough for 4 people and there are lots of restaurants nearby offering a good variety to
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from £50 / night

£350 - £415 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Ambleside with shared pool

Lake District / Ambleside

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An exceptional holiday let” We have stayed in a great many very good holiday lets over many years, and I can honestly say that I cannot think of one better than this. The flat is very well located very close to all that Ambleside has to offer, and ye
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from £70 / night

£450 - £675 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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 £16 / night

£110 - £175 / week

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from £16 / night

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Holiday apartment in Sweimah

Dead Sea Region / Sweimah

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£577 - £677 / week

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from £89 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Grantown-on-Spey holiday home rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

9 14 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £500 / night

£2000 - £4400 / week

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from £500 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£440 - £750 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Penthouse in Javea with shared indoor pool and Gym

Javea / Javea Port

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just the place!” The Javea Duplex is a really great location to explore Javea and the surrounding area. It's ideally located between the port (seafront restaurants) and the old town (market and shops). Either can be reached within 10 minutes walking a
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from £150 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Briançon

Hautes-Alpes / Briançon

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“An exceptional apartment in a great location” This is an exceptional apartment in a great location, light and airy, clean and well equipped with amazing views from the beautiful garden. Les Hautes is 10 to 15 mins walk from the Old Town of Briançon an
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from £74 / night

£518 - £604 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ortisei ski apartment to rent.

Val Gardena / Ortisei

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £147 / night

£1026 - £1035 / week

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from £147 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

Apartment rental in Almunecar with shared pool

Province of Granada / Almunecar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“This apartment was comfortable and homely and an ideal location and I loved it .” The location was ideal with sun on the balcony all day . The apartment was well equipped , very comfortable beds and sofa . I have been coming to Almunecar for a while n
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from £50 / night

£165 - £325 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in La Mata

Province of Alicante / La Mata

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place” A wonderful place. The apartment has everything that you need for a great stay. There are dishes, TV, linens, parasol and chairs. The sea is in 3 minutes. Grocery is nearby. Our stay was just wonderful! Very grateful to the owner for
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from £43 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday apartment in La Maddalena

Maddalena Islands / La Maddalena

3 6 5 nights min

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

from £104 / night

£604 - £949 / week

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from £104 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Monte Gordo holiday penthouse rental

Faro District / Monte Gordo

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.075 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic view and centrally located” The apartment has four verandas, the bathrooms could be more modern, the cleaning of the terraces was bad, very nice and huge beach easily accessible and close to all restaurants. Wi-Fi could be better (1 Mb/s)
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from £74 / night

£298 - £949 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse in Tivissa

Province of Tarragona / Tivissa

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Town House indeed” I had high hopes for this holiday, which isn't always good as the reality doesn't always live up to the expectations. But in this case the reality exceeded expectations. Not that there is anything wrong with the picture
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from £87 / night

£380 - £651 / week

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from £87 / night

(10) Very Good 

45

Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful apartment” We booked Le refuge for a skiing holiday Feb'17. The apartment is lovely. Much bigger than the photographs suggest. Location is very central 2 min walk to all the restaurants and shops. Situated a stones throw from the aiguille De
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1850 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

County Down / Newcastle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in Paralimni

Famagusta District / Paralimni

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£180 - £320 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

North Bay holiday apartment rental

Scarborough / North Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£449 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

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Apartment rental in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £37 / night

£237 - £566 / week

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from £37 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calpe

Costa Blanca / Calpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply Superb” If your looking for a one bed apartment it will be hard to find a better one. My wife and I have been coming to Calpe for the past 12 years renting villas and/or apartments. This one didn't disappoint. Superbly clean, exceptionally equi
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from £61 / night

£327 - £413 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday home accommodation

La Spezia / Buonviaggio

4 11 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£833 / week

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from £119 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Fowey

Cornwall / Fowey

2 3 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£525 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Torrox Costa holiday studio rental

Province of Malaga / Torrox Costa

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Why go anywhere else !!” Well where to start... from the very quick response from the owners, answering my initial enquiry to receiving the comprehensive information pack. The owners Dave and Fleur are both friendly, professional and totally honest. T
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from £24 / night

£168 - £578 / week

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from £24 / night

(14) Very Good 

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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 £57 / night

£393 - £651 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Olhos de Agua with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £45 / night

£315 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Place to call Home in Nerja” A beautiful, immaculately clean condo in a a secure condo complex. Three minutes walk to a lovely beach!!! Only five minutes walk to Balcon de Europa where we enjoyed many morning cafe con leches and cappuccinos. there a
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from £40 / night

£280 - £795 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Seaside holiday villa in Cesme

Izmir Province / Cesme

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“great place, great people” We spent 3 weeks towards the end of season with our group size ranging from 4 to 10 people at different times. The villa is very spacious, nice, well equipped, clean and has a nice view to the sea. The owner is a very nice g
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from £61 / night

£388 - £1045 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Estepona

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
“Fabulous” Great apartment, well equipped ( and fast wifi) with lovely patio furniture. Excellent customer service from Helen (owner) and Mariska ( local agent) made this a really pleasurable easy way to completely relax for a week.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tas Sellum

Mellieha / Tas Sellum

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £62 / night

£432 - £569 / week

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from £62 / night

(14) 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
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from £120 / night

£680 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
“A superbly positioned apartment for some fantastic skiing” We had a brief 4 day skiing holiday in Chatel staying in this superbly positioned apartment. Its great for the pistes at Super Chatel and Barbossine and a 5 minute drive to Pre La Joux. Barbos
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from £50 / night

£150 - £700 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Location, location, location” This apartment is right in the centre of Chamonix it could not be any better. There is plenty of good restaurants, shops, cafes and bars on the doorstep. The apartment has great views of the snow capped mountains and it i
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from £95 / night

£604 - £733 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Tala

Paphos District / Tala

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£250 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tignes ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Tignes

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £216 / night

£436 - £1725 / week

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from £216 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Ostend

West Flanders Province / Ostend

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£410 - £906 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful apartment...” We've had a really wonderful stay n Queen's court... The apartment is really spacious, and so nicely decorated!!! It was very clean, and we really appreciate the location and the owner availability... Beth is really nice and
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from £85 / night

£510 - £615 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fuseta

Olhao / Fuseta

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£203 - £462 / week

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from £29 / 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

from £112 / night

£616 - £1305 / week

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from £112 / night

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