Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3667)

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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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  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £336 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Tazacorte

La Palma / Tazacorte

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Clean , Modern App't with ocean view” The appartment was clean , modern, well furnished and within easy walking distance of local shops and facilities. The owner was very helpful . In a good location for exploring the beautiful island of La Palma.  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday apartment in Sotogrande Marina

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Warm reception with clear tour of all possibilities (i.e. private parking, swimming pools, indoor health and sport facilities). This apartment is newly decorated, fantastic orientation - scenery, sun, peaceful. The pictures are really showing the reality (no make ups!).  …see more

from £130 / night

£908 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Porto de Mos holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment, fantastic location” This was our third year at the Porto Mos complex - and this was by far the best apartment we have stayed in. As with all of them the location is great - close to the beach and the great restaurants and bars the  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criel-sur-Mer

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £51 / night

£416 - £534 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Comano Terme

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £45 / night

£314 - £594 / week

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from £45 / night

(19) Excellent 

14

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

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Javea

Javea / Javea Port

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“fantastic apartment” we have been to this apartment 8 times in the last 10 years, can not fault it. Close to all amenities, best restaurants with in walking distance .Pool is clean and never crowded, Holidays enjoyed by all our family.the apartment i  …see more

from £49 / night

£345 - £650 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Esposende

Esposende / Apulia

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Integrated in a luxurious condominium, this fantastic new apartment is distinguished for its unique architecture and luminosity.With relaxing and leisure spaces such as the outside swimming pool and shared grass field and inside the balcony and the jacuzzi.<br />A  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £509 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Quiet and relaxing holiday in the sun. There are a number of golf courses nearby that are available. also walking and fishing or just jump into your vehicle and drive out onto the B6 road which takes you through the many Cypriot villages along the coast. full occupancy  …see more

from £100 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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from £100 / 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

19

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
Ref: 'PHARH209' A Studio + bunkbed apartment , sleeps 4, with terrace and stunning views of Port. Centrally situated in a secure Residence with lovely pools & gardens. Walking distance to all local bars,restaurants and beaches. A perfect holiday getaway  …see more

from £39 / night

£255 - £395 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

8

Chamonix ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Grewt stay” This was a compact but very good value flat. The location was excellent in the centre of Chamonix. Really convenient having the underground parking with direct lift access. Aside from the usual like TV, all details were considered and prov  …see more

from £30 / night

£188 - £585 / week

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from £30 / night

(3) Very Good 

16

Holiday condo with golf nearby in Worthing

Christ Church Parish / Worthing

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
Leith Court #12 is situated on tranquil Worthing Beach. A lovely well appointed, furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo. It boasts an outdoor dinning area overlooking a private garden, a unique guitar shaped pool and one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches o  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(7) Excellent 

25

Fistral Beach 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 t  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £940 / week

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from £72 / night

29

Holiday apartment in Nocera Terinese

Province of Catanzaro / Nocera Terinese

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
New development located at Nocera Terinese, approximately 20 minutes drive north of Lamezia airport. The apartment is 2 bedded/one bathroom on 2nd floor of the residence and benefits from an open plan lounge/diner with patio doors leading on to the balcony, a separate  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

5

State of Sao Paulo / Santos

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £29 / night

£198 / week

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from £29 / night

20

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

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
About the owner Four apartments owned by Lily's Dad, Grandma and Granddad. All are equipped to the same high standard, Two for family use, two for renters to enjoy. Listed Nos. 335231 and 337082) UNIQUE BENEFITS OF THE APARTMENTS - THIS ONE IS FIRST FLOOR All  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £32 / night

(6) Very Good 

43

Javea holiday studio rental

Javea / Arenal

Studio 3 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good location for a quiet holiday in the Spanish September sun” The apartment, although well fitted, is quite compact and is in a block which seems to house many permanent Spanish people, who were very pleasant and polite. A bit difficult to find at f  …see more

from £30 / night

£160 - £285 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Very Good 

12

Hautes-Pyrenees / Saint-Lary-Soulan

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £68 / night

£314 - £670 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Pals

Pals / Playa de Pals

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Comfortable apartment on second floor in residential complex with communal garden, two swimming pools and playground design. Placed opposite the Golf of Pals, 800 m. from the beach. Wi-Fi connection. Elevator. Underground parking. Capacity: 4 people (maximum 5). Rent pe  …see more

from £91 / night

£636 - £763 / week

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from £91 / night

(1) Average 

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Le Sauze

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£382 - £848 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Cancelada with golf nearby

Estepona / Cancelada

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Location and Top Notch Accomodation” Heaven Beach Apartments are located on a small quiet complex and just a stones throw from the beach and have a real touch of class. Main road is close by but no problems with traffic noise. Bedrooms hav  …see more

from £117 / night

£813 / week

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from £117 / night

13

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
Part of the prestigious top quality development situated on Poole Quay. Spacious 3 bed, 3 bathroom and 3 balcony apartment located on the second floor (first floor above the piazza). With a corner position this apartment benefits from 180 degree harbour views from the  …see more

from £118 / night

£825 - £1600 / week

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from £118 / night

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Klosters Platz ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Graubunden / Klosters Platz

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Lovely, spacious & comfortable apartment; 5 minutes walk from central Klosters. 5 bedrooms & large lounge with gorgeous fireplace, big terrace & mountain views. This is a luxurious apartment with WIFI, DVD, TV and Hifi. its in an idyllic setting with a great  …see more

from £300 / night

£2000 - £4400 / week

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from £300 / night

20

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 £119 / night

£831 - £1068 / week

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from £119 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“good location nice accommodation” Excellent apartment all u need for you stay great location Newquay is an easy travelling distance to other tourist areas within cornwall owner promptly rectified our welcome pack we would definatley recomend this acco  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Palm-Mar holiday apartment rental

Tenerife / Palm-Mar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect holiday apartment” This apartment is just about perfect in every way for a relaxing holiday. Everything you could need is provided, with the rooftop pool a real bonus. .Palm Mar is a quiet resort but with a surprising number of good bars and  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £93 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable homely apartment with beautiful sea view” We stayed from 15/10/11 for two weeks. The first week had glorious sunshine so we borrowed John's deck chairs to use on the beach-only two minutes' walk away. When the weather changed on the seco  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £495 / week

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from £28 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Saint Leonard's Quarter holiday apartment rental

Honfleur / Saint Leonard's Quarter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment - didn't want to leave !” We've just spent a week in this apartment after spending a few busy days in Paris first and we couldn't have had a nicer week. The apartment is exactly as described, really spacious and comfortable, and it's l  …see more

from £98 / night

£695 - £1170 / week

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from £98 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Saint-Remy-de-Provence

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £76 / night

£416 - £670 / week

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from £76 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Herne Bay with golf nearby

Kent / Herne Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
Welcome to my Home my Name is Claire I Purchased my apartment because I Loved it as soon as I walked in it has a very light living area overlooking the sea with a special private feel, With extravagant and luxury fittings I am sure you will feel right at home as soon as  …see more

from £110 / night

£625 - £728 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Portimao / Praia da Rocha

1 5 7 nights min

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

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from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Algorfa

Algorfa / La Fontana Residential

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Miss” Great apartment, clean and fully equipped. Nice, friendly, quiet complex. Close to amenities. Very helpful owner.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £190 / week

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from £25 / 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 £64 / night

£255 - £467 / week

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from £64 / night

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This unique three bedroom three bathroom garden apartment is situated on the prestigious Sandbanks peninsula, a couple of minutes' walk from award-winning sandy beaches and Dorset's beautiful Poole Harbour - the second biggest natural harbour in the world afte  …see more

from £165 / night

£895 - £1800 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Canillo Town

Canillo / Canillo Town

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Nice and comfortable” It was a nice and comfortable apartment. Close to Canillo and Grandvalira ski system. the Heated garage in the basement was great. The apartment was well equipped. It had two bedrooms, each with bathroom. Clean and tidy. Here  …see more

from £49 / night

£331 - £865 / week

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Holiday apartment in Vence

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Vence

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This delightful 1 bedroom apartment sits in Vence, one of the “Balconies of the French Riviera”. It is surrounded by rich history, art, mountains, famed cities and beaches.  …see more

from £69 / night

£275 - £543 / week

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Holiday apartment in Praa Sands

Cornwall / Praa Sands

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The most wonderful Five Star, Gold Award, Penthouse apartment with 180 degrees views of the coast from Rinsey Head to Hoe Point. Beautifully decorated throughout and with all modern conveniences, stunning views, and comfy beds, you wont want to leave! The white sandy be  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / 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
Rural lodging house Dornajo is a recent construction on a private plot on the outskirts of the town of Algodonales, there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, one of the rooms is accessed through the outside of the House so these twin would be taken as extra...  …see more

from £94 / night

£466 - £695 / week

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from £94 / night