Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3766)

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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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 £93 / night

£589 - £715 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Puerto de la Cruz / Puerto Town Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £27 / night

£185 - £206 / week

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from £27 / night

(9) Excellent 

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West Flanders Province / Ostend

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£454 - £643 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Herdade dos Salgados with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£353 - £1807 / week

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from £57 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr
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from £79 / night

£553 - £110500 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Ashiya-machi with golf nearby

Onga-gun / Ashiya-machi

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £30 / night

£183 - £455 / week

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from £30 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calpe

Calpe / Playa La Fossa

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £36 / night

£253 - £589 / week

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from £36 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Rianxo

Province of A Coruna / Rianxo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal situation” Elena was very helpful throughout the whole holiday. The apartment was ideally situated for the town, supermarket and beaches with secure parking. Many thanks to your friend Cristina for assisting on arrival. Took a little while to
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from £35 / night

£245 - £336 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Armacao de Pera

Armacao de Pera / Porches Clube Nautilus

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Apt 102 Clube Nautilus Armacao de Pera” Great location for beach, with shops and eating places 10-15 minutes walking.The complex ideal for those who do their own thing. Apartment clean and spacious, catered for all our needs. Definitely return
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from £60 / night

£420 - £1130 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Los Alcazares / Roda Golf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home - but with sun and a pool...” Firstly let me say the Vivienne, (the owner), is an wonderful communicator and she provides a very comprehensive document which lists absolutely everything you need to stay in the resort/apartment. My fami
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from £45 / night

£315 - £545 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Los Gazules

Sotogrande / Los Gazules

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely stay at this apartment” We stayed at Los Gozules for 10 days in May just gone. I have to say what a beautiful, clean and comfortable apartment it was. The views are stunning and the surrounding areas are nice and peaceful. The local Supermark
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from £95 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porth

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sant Antoni de Calonge

Costa Brava / Sant Antoni de Calonge

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£438 - £877 / week

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from £44 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Fuengirola holiday apartment rental

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“second stay” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It is lovely - very comfortable and like a home from home. It is obvious that Babbs is 100% committed to ensuring that her guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay as nothing
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from £28 / night

£180 - £310 / week

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from £28 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in La Manga del Mar Menor

Murcia / La Manga del Mar Menor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mar menor stay” Absolute fantastic apartment.kitted out with everything we needed. overlooking the marina.direct road links to any attractions you care to visit.stunning local beaches within walking distance.overall our view is 5 star.
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from £55 / night

£245 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia / Parte Vieja

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £118 / night

£757 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Leiria District / Nazare

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £47 / night

£278 - £522 / week

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from £47 / night

11

Federal District / Brasilia

1 4 6 nights min

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

from £118 / night

£625 / week

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from £118 / 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

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Isere / Les Deux-Alpes

Studio 5 6 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £47 / night

£295 - £547 / week

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from £47 / night

(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 with shared pool in Praia da Rocha

Portimao / Praia da Rocha

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£324 - £336 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Picton holiday apartment accommodation

Marlborough Region / Picton

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“I don't want to say how truly great this place is...” ...because I'd like to keep it all for myself (well, and my wife too). We booked Vista 403 and were graciously upgraded to the adjacent 304 Oxleys by the owners. Make no mistake, this is a world-
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from £85 / night

£500 - £836 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in La Manga del Mar Menor

Murcia / La Manga del Mar Menor

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£340 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Chioggia / Sottomarina

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £68 / night

£337 - £772 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Average 

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Savoie / Flumet

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Leiria District / Nazare

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£337 - £589 / week

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from £51 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Dorset / Bournemouth

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation, good location.” We enjoyed the few days that we spent at Eastcliff. The flat was very comfortable and the location was excellent - very handy for the seafront and for Bournemouth city centre.
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from £116 / night

£789 - £1309 / week

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from £116 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Juan-les-Pins

Antibes / Juan-les-Pins

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Unbelievably Accomodating” Holiday booked for surprise birthday present for my girlfriend. Potentially could have been ruined due to strikes in France but Eileen was unbelievably accommodating and helpful in making the holiday go smoothly even givi
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from £43 / night

£295 - £496 / week

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from £43 / 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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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tala

Paphos District / Tala

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” Everything you needed, good view in a location that we wanted. You will need a car to get around the Island, but a few restaurants in walking distance from Apartment.
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from £33 / night

£230 - £437 / week

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from £33 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Huddersfield

West Yorkshire / Huddersfield

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely clean, modern place” Excellent place. Really well stocked with all you need, great views. Our 3 kids had a great time. Really good toys. Owner couldn't have been more helpful. Hope to go again.
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from £110 / night

£560 - £780 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Savoie / Tignes

2 8 7 nights min

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

from £211 / night

£425 - £1681 / week

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from £211 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Marbesa

Marbella / Marbesa

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“All the comforts of home, but in the sun” The apartment was reasonably priced and had everything I wanted with all the comforts I enjoy at home. Very friendly welcome. Plenty of local amenities with restaurants open all year round. It was nice to expe
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from £38 / night

£236 - £589 / week

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from £38 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Zenia holiday apartment accommodation

Costa Blanca / La Zenia

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £35 / night

£240 - £370 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£303 / week

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from £51 / night

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Savoie / Les Coches

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£209 - £259 / week

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from £30 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £80 / night

£412 - £1891 / week

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from £80 / night

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