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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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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Cabanas

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 4 nights min

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

from £48 / night

£330 - £620 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) 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
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family Porth Beach retreat” The accommodation was perfect for a family of 4 as there was one double bedroom and one twin room with two bathrooms. We were a family of 4 with 2 children aged 13 and 10 years. The apartment was as seen on Holiday
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from £120 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nerja

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Costa del Sol” This was our second stay at the Delfin in Nerja, Spain. Antonella from Tip Top Escapes does a great job welcoming each of her guests. The apartment is alway spotless when you get there and is in a great location with a balcony that over
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from £43 / night

£296 / week

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from £43 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Valtournenche

Valle d'Aosta / Valtournenche

1 4 14 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 14 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Balneario Camboriu holiday apartment rental

State of Santa Catarina / Balneario Camboriu

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning

from £47 / night

£808 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£423 - £1150 / week

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from £68 / night

(28) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Filey holiday apartment rental

Scarborough District / Filey

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wicked weekend” The apartment was great stayed there couple of years ago Only criticism as we opened door terrible smell of drains/sewage ? Not sure if there had been a problem but plunger in corner of bathroom ?? Bar for that Everything at hand, C
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from £65 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

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El Arenal holiday apartment rental

Majorca / El Arenal

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£405 - £1509 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable accommodation in an area of outstanding beauty” Excellent apartment and area. clean and a marvellous area to visit. From lakes to mountain walks the area has it all with a delightful town close by. Will go again and have no hesitation in r
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from £55 / night

£380 - £480 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

32

Avoriaz ski condo to rent.

Morzine / Avoriaz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

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Studio rental in Cap-d'Agde with shared pool

Agde / Cap-d'Agde

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£259 - £401 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£345 - £604 / week

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from £69 / night

(19) Excellent 

16

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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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Porto Cristo

Majorca / Porto Cristo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment, in well kept complex with beautiful pool and sea view.” A very well presented & well equipped apartment, with lovely sea views in a quiet location approx. 5 minutes drive from Porto Cristo. The generous covered balcony was ideal prov
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from £75 / night

£395 - £750 / 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 £50 / night

£350 - £2686 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A pleasant and well located apartment” A great location for easy access to the centre of Nerja. The apartment itself is tastefully decorated and had everything we needed for a lovely holiday. We spent three weeks (Feb/Mar) there and it was quiet mos
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from £31 / night

£215 - £450 / week

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from £31 / night

(10) Excellent 

31

Tignes ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Tignes

9 22 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski

from £50 / night

£299 - £44252 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Herdade dos Salgados holiday apartment let

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Lagos

Faro District / Lagos

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment” We were actually there for February and March 2016. Fantastic big 3 bedroom apartment, central to all in Lagos. Central Town, 10-15 minute walk, Marina 5-10 minute walk, grocery store right next door. Building is clean and secure a
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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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 £69 / night

£470 - £1044 / week

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from £69 / night

11

Holiday apartment in Alicante

Costa Blanca / Alicante

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

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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from £100 / night

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Chiesa ski apartment to rent.

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(31) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Mar Menor Golf Resort

Mar Menor Golf Resort / Polaris World nr Los Alcazares

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Outstanding Apartment.” Fabulous 12 day stay in a beautiful apartment with everything you could possibly want. Overlooking the golf course, pool 10 steps away. Very comfortable stay. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for that relaxing hol
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from £25 / night

£200 - £1000 / week

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25

El Arenal holiday apartment rental

Majorca / El Arenal

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£405 - £2295 / week

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from £58 / night

(69) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

16

Poole Harbour holiday apartment rental

Poole / Poole Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Warm, comfy apartment” We stayed at this apartment in Poole for a few days in March 2017. It is very tastefully decorated and we found it warm, comfortable and clean with a very well equipped kitchen. It was lovely to come back to after a day out expl
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from £110 / night

£675 - £895 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Porto Santo Stefano holiday penthouse rental

Monte Argentario / Porto Santo Stefano

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Pissouri

Pissouri / Pissouri Village

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded expectations!” From the initial booking to the end of our stay this was a very satisfactory experience. The well-designed, modern apartment is lavishly equipped and everything works; wi-fi, internet TV and all appliances. Air conditioning is
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from £50 / night

£285 - £315 / week

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from £50 / night

16

Bophut holiday apartment rental

Ko Samui / Bophut

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £56 / night

£234 - £334 / week

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from £56 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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

Certificate of Excellence

from £37 / night

£259 - £604 / week

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from £37 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa Paraiso

Murcia / Playa Paraiso

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £40 / night

£225 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(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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from £43 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Argeles-sur-Mer

Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely views and good location” This apartment is neat, clean and comfortable with a lovely interesting view from the sizeable balcony. There are good restaurants in the harbour and many more ten minutes walk along the seafront to the town. You can w
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from £58 / night

£400 - £475 / week

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from £58 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Coches

Savoie / Les Coches

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A very comfortable apartment with a great view” The apartment is compact but very comfortable for up to 4 people and is modern and clean. its best feature is the amazing view of the valley from the living room. the sofa bed is very easy to put up and
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cala d'Or

Cala d'Or / Cala D'Or Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated.” 2nd stay in this beautiful apartment, everything clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated, stunning views on the balcony and roof terrace, lovely pool area, short walk to the marina and town,
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from £50 / night

£350 - £1000 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Guest house rental in Rothenburg

Canton of Lucerne / Rothenburg

7 21 6 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £355 / night

£2470 / week

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from £355 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cowes

Isle of Wight / Cowes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great Location and Facilities” This modern and luxurious fully equipped apartment was ideal for our stay with our 87 year old Mother, 5 mins walk from centre of Cowes, with a balcony overlooking the Harbour and a designated on site parking space. Ca
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from £100 / night

£370 - £2300 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) 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
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from £70 / night

£400 - £578 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment in Huddersfield

West Yorkshire / Huddersfield

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Apartment with outstanding views over the countryside.” The apartment was nice and roomy with three bedbrooms allowing ourselves our son and his wife plus our grandson all to have their own space. Each room is soundproofed giving complete privacy for
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from £110 / night

£560 - £780 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Torbole

Nago-Torbole / Torbole

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £68 / night

£475 - £742 / week

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from £68 / night

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