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Rural retreats (3917)

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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(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” This is a beautifully furnished well equipped apartment. Well situated 5 minutes walk to the Balcon de Europe and a good choice of supermarkets within easy walking distance. The owner Antonella and her assistant Ettore are friendly and welc
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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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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

£241 - £860 / week

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from £37 / night

(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

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from £40 / night

£250 / week

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(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 £59 / night

£306 - £1071 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Marina di Nocera Terinese

Province of Catanzaro / Marina di Nocera Terinese

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful location for small children and one of the friendliest places we have ever visited” We stayed here for 12 days in July and early August and had a fantastic time. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and is one of the nicest along that stretch
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from £31 / night

£158 - £369 / week

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Chiesa ski apartment to rent.

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £97 / night

£439 / week

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(51) Excellent 

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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
“Wow wow wow” Thank you soo much for such a lovely holiday we loved every minute lots to do with lovely walks and boat trips . The apartment is amazing everthing you need and the little extras make it extra special we will be deffo returning very soon
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from £90 / night

£630 - £1050 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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 £89 / night

£390 - £669 / week

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(6) Very Good 

16

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Algorfa

Province of Alicante / Algorfa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Good location for touring this area of spain” Very nice clean apartment and well kept grounds and pool area. Jenny & Martin on site very helpful and full of local knowledge. Stayed in April so it was very quiet. The small town square is only a coupl
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from £27 / night

£132 - £198 / week

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avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £27 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Puerto de Santiago

Puerto de Santiago / Playa de la Arena

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent choice for location and property” First the property, all as described, very clean well located for the shops, beach and restaurants all offering good value for money. No noisey crowds, accomodation complex quiet and friendly. Good reliable
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from £50 / night

£330 - £517 / week

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avg. 2 hours 2 minutes

from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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

Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£351 - £1053 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

La Mata holiday apartment rental

La Mata / Los Leandros

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £15 / night

£132 - £220 / week

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from £15 / night

13

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port d'Andratx

Majorca / Port d'Andratx

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

25

Ski condo to rent in Les Arcs

Les Arcs / Arc 1800

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £51 / night

£357 - £2733 / week

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(21) Very Good 

21

Breuil-Cervinia ski apartment to rent.

Valle d'Aosta / Breuil-Cervinia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment for skiing in Cervinia!” The perfect location for skiing in cervinia, just a short walk from the ski shops and the lift. We decided to go at short notice and the owner and the management agency went to great lengths to ensure we ha
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from £62 / night

£615 / week

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from £62 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Calvados / Cabourg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfy apartment” Good, well equipped apartment close to facilities in peaceful location. Cosy balcony with river view provides space to relax after day in Cabourg. Comfy beds and wifi ensure happy stay. Plenty to see and do in local area.
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from £62 / night

£430 - £711 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Torreblanca with shared pool

Province of Castellon / Torreblanca

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Holiday in Torreblanca” We had a fantastic holiday in Torreblanca, the apartment was well presented and had everything we could have needed. The neighbours were friendly and the sandy beach was clean with some nice relaxing bars alongside it
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from £21 / night

£142 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

from £21 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sotogrande Marina with shared pool, golf nearby

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£940 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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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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Livigno ski home to rent.

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £172 / night

£1141 - £2794 / week

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from £172 / night

(4) Excellent 

49

Holiday apartment in Propriano

Corse-du-Sud / Propriano

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £49 / night

£337 - £762 / week

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from £49 / night

(17) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Duquesa holiday apartment rental

Duquesa / Los Granados II

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal location and lovely apartment” Credit to Margaret, Ella and Trip Advisor for the quality and location of the apartment and the ease of arranging our short holiday last month. An ideal property next to the beach, restaurants and numerous attract
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exquisite!!” Fantastic!!!! from the moment we opened the door of this stylishly appointed apartment we knew we were going to have a great holiday. The location of the property is situated about 15 minutes walk from the beach front where there was plen
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from £95 / night

£450 - £795 / week

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Peyia holiday studio rental

Peyia / Peyia Village

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £31 / night

£155 - £235 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £101 / night

£702 - £878 / week

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from £101 / night

(7) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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

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from £89 / night

£449 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

(13) Excellent 

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10

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable apartment in central location” Spent one week in the apartment and would highly recommend to anyone wanting self catering accommodation in a picturesque central location. The apartment is clean, comfortable and spacious with luxury bedding
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from £100 / night

£600 - £810 / week

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(7) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Pyla

Larnaka City / Pyla

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Amazing place and great people” We stayed here as a family and we cannot fault it from booking to end. Apartment is huge has great balconies and feels safe. Lots of towels, bed linen and even beach toys! Maggie and George could not have been more help
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from £35 / night

£245 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Bansko ski penthouse to rent.

Bansko / Mountain View

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Love this place, this is our third visit! Highly recommend!” Apartment has everything you need, with views of the Pirin Mountains from the balcony. We enjoy walking and September is a great time of year to go, good weather and not busy. Lovel
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from £35 / night

£285 - £485 / week

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Holiday apartment in Poole Quay

Poole / Poole Quay

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £126 / night

£880 - £1600 / week

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(6) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £43 / night

£285 - £468 / week

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Algodonales

Province of Cadiz / Algodonales

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £97 / night

£482 - £719 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £97 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Soldeu ski apartment to rent.

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent ski apartment.” Very enjoyable stay. Very good position in Soldeu, easy walk to gondola and restaurants / bars. The apartment is well appointed with all the facilities required and the free ski locker at the gondola station is a great bonus
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 1 minutes

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£940 / week

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(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Village Marina holiday apartment rental

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
“A1” Excellent accommodation and lovely place. I would revisit both. Apartment fully equipped and tasteful. Town small but lively enough
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from £71 / night

£479 - £1093 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £71 / 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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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £500 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Verbier ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Valais / Verbier

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a fantastic apartment - evertything you would want from an apartment” Great location, for various reasons but mainly being next to the ski bus stop just 30/40 meters from the back door was a great help also you could and we sometimes did walk bac
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from £250 / night

£1575 - £3975 / week

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(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

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

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from £55 / night

£350 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vilanova de Arousa

Vilanova de Arousa / As Sinas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£395 - £799 / week

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Ski apartment to rent in Samoens

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£450 - £1110 / week

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