Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3457)

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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(13) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

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
“perfect girls ski trip!” lovely modern apartment, great location, fab skiing. useful to have parking. walking distance to bars and also lift to slopes.  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 / week

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from £170 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace & tranquility” Spent 2 weeks at this lovely penthouse. A month later I'm still missing my mornings sitting out on the huge terrace gazing at the beautiful view that presents its self to you the first minute on arriving on your first day. The pro  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 - £717 / week

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from £73 / 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

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Escala

Costa Brava / L'Escala

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
It is a newly built apartment (year 2011), located in the center of town, 50 feet from the beach.The living area is 91m ², with capacity for 4 people. Located on the top floor, it is completely outside and sunny.The apartment has a suite with complet bathroom with show  …see more

from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

19

West Country holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Fistral Beach

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lovely light airy two bed apartment with stunning views and sunny balcony. Designed with coastal living in mind, the apartment is only a minutes' walk from the surf centre on Fistral beach. This is an ideal holiday location for those who wish to make the most of this s  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £940 / week

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from £72 / night

(12) Excellent 

37

Holiday apartment in San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia / Parte Vieja

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A wonderful small apartment in a perfect location.Convenient for walking to all the old town delights:restaurants,bars,cafes,retail shopping etc.Also easy to walk to the beaches and other interesting land marks. The apartment is small, well furnished, and very clean.Sim  …see more

from £111 / night

£742 - £763 / week

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from £111 / night

(43) Excellent 

18

West Bay holiday apartment rental

Bridport / West Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“British seaside holiday at its best.” Apartment was extremely well equipped very clean and fresh with every little thing and more supplied. A real home from home. Wifi available which made our teenage kids very happy. The location is right on the sea  …see more

from £88 / night

£630 - £1050 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

30

Home rental in Theologos

Phthiotis Region / Theologos

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
LAST MINUTE EXCLUSIVE OFFER: For the period of 25 - 31/8, 70Euro per day! Don't miss out! Welcome to an undiscovered paradise! Venture into a piece of Greek land, completely undiscovered and untouched by the tourism industry,and lose yourself in a world of breathtakin  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 - £890 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Very Good 

8

Holiday apartment in Torreguadiaro

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
2 bed 2 bath on beach. fantastic views. Suitable for Golfers, families and sports enthusiasts of all types, and those merely looking for a laid back relaxing holiday.Close to Sotogrande -a short stroll along the beach. 9 Golf courses within 10 mins. less than 4 nights  …see more

from £48 / night

£310 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Sainte Foy-la-Grande holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Sainte Foy-la-Grande

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Light floods through the tall French doors that open onto a balcony overlooking the main square of this medieval trading town right on the Dordogne River, not far from St Emilion in the beautiful Bordeaux wine country of Aquitaine. Ste-Foy is a sophisticated French prov  …see more

from £60 / night

£382 - £534 / week

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from £60 / night

24

Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Juan de los Terreros

San Juan de los Terreros / Beverly Hills

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 600 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a large luxury 3 bedroom apartment, it offers fantastic sea views, secure parking, lift access, tennis courts, large pool. WIFI access, price includes water, end clean, 50 kilowatts of electric per week thereafter 0.20 cents per kilowatt, bed linen & towels. T  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 - £700 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
15 La Residence is a stylish ski and summer holiday apartment sleeping 6 - 8 guests situated in a stunning Art Nouveau building in the beautiful and traditional town of St. Gervais-Les-Bains in the French Alps.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1250 / week

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from £55 / night

19

Apartment rental in Javea with shared pool

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

(1) Very Good 

17

Province of Trento / Mezzana

2 4 7 nights min

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

 …see more

from £27 / night

£187 - £789 / week

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from £27 / night

(21) Excellent 

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
“Truely outstanding accommodation” Fantastic stay at a simply wonderful apartment. Very nicely furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. Stunning views regardless of the weather. Relatively quiet despite being centrally located. Great for all ages; wo  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Les Carroz-d'Araches ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Location” The apartment is a great location. Within a two minute walk to the centre of the village giving easy access to bars, restaurants and shops. The ski bus stop is 20 metres away and the buses run every 10 minutes. The apartment its  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Courchevel / Le Praz

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £229 / night

£1229 - £1823 / week

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from £229 / 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
house on the beach, sea view, family house, furnished house, cottage on the sea, privacy, relax, garden, coral reef, quiet sea, brazil, nord east,A sunset from the hammock, a dive in blue sea, a bbq in the garden, a unique sea view.Try the experience  …see more

from £47 / night

£128 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of La Spezia / Santo Stefano di Magra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

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from £77 / night

£382 / week

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from £77 / night

(16) 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
“Great location” Very attractive place with a great location, and an attentive and accommodating owner. Good directions to location, and gracious assistance.  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 - £721 / week

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from £94 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Taurito

Gran Canaria / Taurito

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Fabulous.” We have just returned from a week in this apartment. All we can say is WOW! Fabulous views, lovely apartment, everything you need. Mark and Andrew the owners were so helpful. Taurito bay is a lovely little beach. Nearby Mogan is  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marotta

Fano / Marotta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Small quiet condo between the seafront and the railway. It is 30 sqm, with bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, a shower room, a balcony and all rooms have window or French door. This apartment is ideal for 2 people,with or without little children: it has a double bed and a s  …see more

from £39 / night

£221 - £441 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Very Good 

11

Holiday apartment in West Country

Devon / Dartmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Leather reclining sofas in the lounge. TV/DVD player. Well equipped kitchen & granite tops. Central heating.  …see more

from £60 / night

£378 - £850 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Greenwich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great location and quality” We actually stayed in this owners 2 bedroom 2 bathroom flat ref885343 in the same building on the 9th floor. Great appartment overlooking the Thames within 10 minute easy walk along the Thames path to North Greenwich tube s  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £1550 / week

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from £120 / night

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Pinzolo / Madonna Di Campiglio

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£356 - £1187 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Ski apartment to rent in L'Alpe-d'Huez

Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Warm, Clean, Sunny 1 bed Ski Apartment in Alpe D'Huez with Lovely South Facing Views of the Alps, with easy access to the lifts and a 10 min walk to the main town. A great resort for all levels of skier.WiFi available in the apartment block for a small fee.  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £770 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Olhos de Agua holiday apartment let

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment” What a great apartment this is, very well looked after, and kept very clean. It's in a good location, everything is within walking distance - shops, restaurants, beaches, there is a bus stop, and a taxi rank at the bottom of the r  …see more

from £55 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Calvados / Villers-sur-Mer

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) 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  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 - £878 / week

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from £55 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Gran Tarajal

Tuineje / Gran Tarajal

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely setting very peaceful” We had a very nice 10 stays ,very peaceful and a lovely view of the sea.It was lovely to be able to walk into town and have a meal and a few drinks!! Our first time to Fuertenventura and I don't think it will be our last  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

(64) Excellent 

19

Poole holiday apartment rental

Poole / Poole Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great base to explore Dorset” Anne and David gave us a warm welcome spending time to go through instructions. The little extras were a lovely touch. Being within walking distance of Poole (as noted by previous guests) and taking advantage of the apart  …see more

from £65 / night

£440 - £825 / week

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from £65 / night

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Val Gardena / Ortisei

3 6 5 nights min

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

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from £145 / night

£1017 - £1356 / week

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from £145 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful seaside location and perfect for exploring” Sao Martinho do Porto is a beautiful, small beachside town with great views across the bay and a friendly welcome from the locals. The sunset as viewed from the harbour tunnel is awesome. The ap  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £430 / week

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from £54 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Fiumelatte holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Fiumelatte

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
A very luxurious 2 bedroom penthouse & loft apartment which is a part of the historical Villa Capoana. This new, contemporary apartment, only 15m from the water's edge, offers amazing fixtures and fittings throughout.  …see more

from £246 / night

£1229 - £2077 / week

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from £246 / night

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Valle d'Aosta / Courmayeur

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £119 / night

£594 / week

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from £119 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Studio rental in West Algarve with swimming pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
beach, sea, ocean, golf, water sports, Portugal, Algarve, vacation, praia, vista mar, oceano, golf, desportos aquaticos, Portugal, Algarve, férias  …see more

from £26 / night

£170 - £467 / week

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from £26 / 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

(2) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment with lovely views in terrific location on slopes” Perfect for our family with 4 kids. Being right on the slope above the centre of valllandry was great. No long walks at the start and end of every day with moaning kids in ski boots! Ap  …see more

from £68 / night

£472 - £2077 / week

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from £68 / night

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Ski studio to rent in Gosau

Upper Austria / Gosau

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
A comfortable and well equipped studio apartment in Gosau with a south facing balcony providing stunning views of the valley and surrounding peaks at any time of the year. A paradise for skiers in winter with 140 kms of ski runs and for walkers and cyclists in summer.  …see more

from £39 / night

£191 - £314 / week

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from £39 / night

(37) Excellent 

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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
“Great apartment” A lovely place to stay: the apartment was well kitted out with everything you need (and more) for a great holiday. The children especially enjoyed the play station, DVDs and telescope! The balcony is a great place to enjoy the sunse  …see more

from £125 / night

£613 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night