Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3664)

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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West Flanders Province / Ostend

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £107 / night

£406 - £898 / week

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from £107 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Salis Beach

Antibes / Salis Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Grand Salis for a wonderful holiday.” The view from the front veranda was full of activity, beach, sailing boats, yachts with beautiful,panaromic views of the coast with the mountains behind. You can walk easily into Old Antibes and visit the excitin  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) 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
The essence of Victorian grandeur with period features and delightful proportions with modern convenience.  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £4400 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Santa Catarina / Bombinhas

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £154 / night

£968 - £1210 / week

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from £154 / night

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Ski penthouse to rent in Drouzin le Mont

Haute-Savoie / Drouzin le Mont

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Ski
Ski & outdoor Self-catering Penthouse Les Iris is large and fully equipped for up to 10 people. Based in the French Alps on the border of the ski-area 'the Portes du Soleil', it is especially suitable for groups and families including families with babies  …see more

from £62 / night

£381 - £806 / week

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from £62 / night

(6) Excellent 

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El Medano / La Tejita

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £48 / night

£330 - £653 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Lovely apartment with a great view and ideal for walking into town . Very clean and well presented and the comfiest bed we have slept in . We loved the area no shortage of things to do really enjoyed our stay .  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £640 / week

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from £47 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in La Villa

Badia / La Villa

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
In the heart of Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage site - an elegant and prestigious residence with every comfort. It's able to give unforgettable moments of relaxation and fun. We are located in Alta Badia, 1,430 m above the sea and only few minutes walk fr  …see more

from £120 / night

£838 - £1077 / week

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from £120 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Ullswater holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing!” We came here for our honeymoon and were so happy with the holiday from start to finish. The appartment was immaculate and very very comfortable. The staff were lovely and the location was perfect as is was 10 minutes to Keswick or Penrith. W  …see more

from £61 / night

£350 - £535 / week

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from £61 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Birgu (Vittoriosa)

Island of Malta / Birgu (Vittoriosa)

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“superb apartment in excellent location.” The whole process of renting the apartment ,the prompt and efficient emails from Irene and the first class on site support from Claire speaks volumes for a very classy apartment and holiday rental experience. Y  …see more

from £101 / night

£595 - £847 / week

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from £101 / night

(2) 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  …see more

from £35 / night

£285 - £485 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Golf Apartment with views of the Golf course and overlooking the swimming pool. We have the sun on the back balcony in the morning were you can sit and have breakfast and the main balcony has the sun in the evening were you can relax on soft chairs. This is a non-smokin  …see more

from £30 / night

£195 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

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Les Allues / Meribel

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £62 / night

£428 - £1197 / week

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from £62 / night

(22) 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
“Amazing apartment in a lovely location” This apartment is definitely home from home - we couldn't find anything missing! The furnishings are great, and the view is spectacular. Gran Tarajal is a super town to stay in - plenty of amenities, but also ve  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Province of Naples / Piano di Sorrento

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“What a wonderful holiday, Giovanni made it unforgettable.” When we first looked at the reviews for Arunta House, the praise given to it and epecially Giovanni seemed far too good to be true, They weren't. Our flight and so our train was very late arri  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £359 / week

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from £35 / night

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Apartment rental in Porlezza with shared pool

Province of Como / Porlezza

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful mountain-view retreat ideal for couples!Situated in the modern and highly accessible holiday village of Porto Letizia, this air-conditioned property is situated to the third floor of the main Palazzo building and benefits from lift access.  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 - £689 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Riva Del Garda holiday apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Ticked all the boxes” What a find! Located on a pedestrianised street in the center of Riva, close to all the action and yet within an hour of the ski slopes of Monte Bondone. Weather was beautiful in mid Feb and we'll most certainly return.  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Blagoevgrad Province / Bansko

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A spacious apartment in a lovely, quaint, historical and picturesque town” Despite the summer heat outside, the apartment remained cool throughout the day an evening. The bedrooms were both spacious and had plenty of room for clothing. The kitchen an  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £340 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Castelltercol

Province of Barcelona / Castelltercol

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Penthouse with panoramic views over the city and the valley at 300 m from the old town and shops. Sunny terrace, open plan and fully equipped kitchenette. Bedding 100% cotton and pillows. Barcelona is 55 km and the Maresme beaches 50 km.<br />The medieval town of  …see more

from £60 / night

£339 - £636 / week

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from £60 / night

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Sotogrande Marina holiday apartment rental

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious apartment is situated in the very heart of the Sotogrande Marina, Andalucia, beautifully positioned between the rolling hills of the Sierra Alminera and the Mediterranean sea. In Sotogrande you will find excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs, sho  …see more

from £86 / night

£428 - £684 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Puerto de Santiago

Puerto de Santiago / Playa de la Arena

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • 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  …see more

from £50 / night

£340 - £517 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday apartment in Lesa

Lake Maggiore / Lesa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
2 bedroom contemporary apartment in the Italian Lakes with use of 2 large swimming pools. Amazing lake views. Private terrace. BBQ. WIFI. Sleeps 6.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Naples / Sant'Agnello

8 20 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
VILLA ANGELO is a marvelous four-story villa located in Sant'Agnello, at about 1 km away from Sorrento. It has splendid views over Sorrento Coast and partial of the sea. It sleeps up to 20 people. Villa Angelo is 500 square meters. It has private terraces (equipped  …see more

from £440 / night

£3077 - £5559 / week

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from £440 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Arcs

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 1 bed ski in ski out appartment” Very comfortable, we used bedroom for 2 kids and sofa bed for 2 adults. Nadia very helpful and answered our questions quickly. We will be back.  …see more

from £129 / night

£855 - £1283 / week

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from £129 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Studio E is ideally located in a central part of Chamonix, just a few minutes walk away from all the local amenities; bakeries, supermarkets, ski hire shops, clothing shops, restaurants and bars. The town's main bus stop, where free busses will take you to all of t  …see more

from £28 / night

£178 - £472 / week

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from £28 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marsalforn

Island of Gozo / Marsalforn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great appartment” Me and my family had an amazing weekend in this apartment. A very good location in Marsalforn and close to many amenities. Owner was a very nice and help full. Thank you for making our stay at your lovely apartment so enjoyable.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £778 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Estepona Puerto/Marina

Estepona / Estepona Puerto/Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Apartment” Great apartment spent 10 days there,very spacious and comfy lovely veiw from the balcony,Jason and his wife met us there,very helpful and friendly  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Playa de las Americas holiday studio rental

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

Studio 3 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The complex has a lift, two shared pools and garden.<br />The complex is situated in an excellent, up-market location within Las Americas.  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £351 / week

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from £39 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Moraira

Moraira / Central Moraira

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect position” This rental was everything promised in the description of the apartment. The apartment was spacious and clean. Everything worked. So close to the seafront, bars, cafes and restaurants. Free, public parking nearby. Couldn't faul  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £375 / week

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from £50 / night

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Savoie / Valfrejus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£189 - £599 / week

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from £39 / night

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Italian Riviera / Loano

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £65 / night

£257 - £471 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Playa de Mogan

Mogan / Playa de Mogan

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing holiday” Appt very good and clean great balcony for relaxing or sunbathing if you wish, overall had great holiday and will definitely be back  …see more

from £75 / night

£521 - £784 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Marsascala with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and great landlords made the holiday very relaxing!” Very cool, spacious, modern apartment. Balconies and pool were lovely relaxing spots. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the apartment by the pool and making BBQs. If anythi  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Savoie / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Ideal Skiing Holiday” This is a high quality modern apartment right on the slopes. Unlike other apartments we have stayed in, it was well stocked and everything was new and worked. The kitchen area is exceptional and the log fire a delight. It easily  …see more

from £116 / night

£812 - £3932 / week

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from £116 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £102 / night

£534 - £1017 / week

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from £102 / night

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Ski home to rent in La Tania

Courchevel / La Tania

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
THe apartments are located centyrally with ski in facilities direct to the storagel ockers at thw apartments. THe resort boasts a lively pub and great food during skiing season and is ideal for summer holidays for active families or couples.<br />Wifi in apartme  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Spacious, high quality 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, luxurious apartment in Chamonix with spectacular views, close to foot of Brevent lift and only a few minutes walk to town center.  …see more

from £171 / night

£988 - £2906 / week

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from £171 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Kalkara

Island of Malta / Kalkara

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A designer finished accommodation to impress with all the trimmings to enjoy! Here's your chance to enjoy the comfort of a special rental that will surely impress with its chic appeal throughout. Enter the block and just 3 steps take you to the accommodation leve  …see more

from £81 / night

£566 - £818 / week

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from £81 / night

(8) 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
“Lovely spacious apartment with everything you need for a holiday” On a quiet complex with secure gated access to the grounds and to the underground car-park this spacious ground floor apartment with direct access to the pool has everything we needed f  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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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  …see more

from £26 / night

£129 - £193 / week

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from £26 / night