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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 apartment in Labastida

Province of Alava / Labastida

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£484 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £80 / night

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Holiday apartment in Grottammare

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Grottammare

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £71 / night

£372 - £974 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £71 / night

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Canmore holiday condo rental

Kananaskis Country / Canmore

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £99 / night

£536 - £1310 / week

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from £99 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Sucina holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Sucina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment in lovely location, we come back every year” The location is perfect and the pool is only a small walk away. Though we went in October the pool was still just about warm enough to swim in and the complex was incredibly peaceful and re
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from £35 / night

£215 - £275 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tomb of the Kings

Paphos / Tomb of the Kings

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment in a fantastic friendly location.” I have been & stayed here four years out of the last five and will be going again this year. I would recommend this apartment to everybody! The apartment is great, with air conditioning, always spotle
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from £25 / night

£170 - £210 / week

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avg. 3 hours 1 minutes

from £25 / night

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Townhouse rental in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Dona Pilar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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avg. 3 hours 38 minutes

from £50 / 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

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Apartment rental in Itapema

State of Santa Catarina / Itapema

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(32) 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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avg. 3 hours 12 minutes

from £25 / 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 £70 / night

£434 - £1180 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Bansko

Blagoevgrad Province / Bansko

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Snowboarding trip to Bansko” Very nice apartment in an ideal location. The gondola is literally 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Clean warm and nicely furnished and it comfortably slept the 5 of us. Restaurants, supermarket and ski shops all within
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from £40 / night

£151 - £395 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £40 / 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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Certificate of Excellence

from £55 / night

£245 - £550 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £55 / night

(23) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Benaulim

Benaulim / Benaulim Beach

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous apartment” We were over the moon with this apartment as it is situated just a little away from the hustle but near enough to walk along the beautiful beach into Benaulim. The service we received was perfect and very professional. The family
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from £55 / night

£365 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

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

(17) 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 £124 / night

£523 - £2027 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £124 / 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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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £100 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Dorset / Bournemouth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • 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 - £1078 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £116 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Le Chable ski apartment to rent.

Bagnes / Le Chable

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely beautiful chalet” This chalet was very well appointed. Excellent appliances in kitchen . Beautiful bathrooms and lots of them . Very warm and comfortable .Excellent view of surrounding mountains and the valley. Close to the gondola and tra
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from £407 / night

£2440 - £8131 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £407 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday studio rental

Dorset / Isle of Portland

Studio 3 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £79 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £79 / night

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Holiday apartment in Courchevel

Savoie / Courchevel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £329 / night

£2303 - £6579 / week

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from £329 / night

11

Holiday b&b in Bianco

Province of Reggio Calabria / Bianco

6 16 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £54 / night

£372 / week

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from £54 / night

(34) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Montreuil-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“A great Rental” The location of this beautifully presented house is perfect. The town on your doorstep with off road parking, What more could you ask for? The lovely old town has much to offer , not least the super walks around the ramparts after you
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Certificate of Excellence

from £59 / night

£412 - £422 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tomb of the Kings holiday apartment rental

Paphos / Tomb of the Kings

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£225 - £285 / week

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avg. 2 hours 47 minutes

from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

24

Studio rental in Arroyo de la Miel with shared pool

Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £19 / night

£130 - £295 / week

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from £19 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location Location Location” Had a fabulous week at Lisbeth's penthouse apartment. Apartment in fantastic location with outstanding views. Also a short walk to Al Kasar Shopping Centre. Apartment well equiped and clean. Very quiet. Also excellent
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from £45 / night

£310 - £372 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £45 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Corcovada

Albufeira / Corcovada

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £560 / week

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from £36 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent, exceedingly spacious accommodation in beautiful surroundings.” This is one of the best holiday accommodation I have ever been in (and I work in the business). Masses of space, modern, good quality furnishings and fittings, very clean and se
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from £149 / night

£1040 - £4403 / week

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from £149 / night

11

Tignes ski studio to rent.

Tignes / Val Claret

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £27 / night

£172 - £606 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £27 / night

8

Holiday apartment in Courmayeur

Valle d'Aosta / Courmayeur

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(8) Excellent 

11

Apartment rental in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos / Playa de los Cristianos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Nicely renovated apartment” I thought my Bed was comfortable but this one was better. A well equipped kitchen and a more than adequate balcony that gets sun most of the day but, only on the front metre. The renovation of the swimming pool and b
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from £33 / night

£225 / week

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40

Arona holiday apartment rental

Tenerife / Arona

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£248 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday apartment in Grottammare

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Grottammare

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £62 / night

£319 - £859 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £62 / night

(21) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

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 £98 / night

£620 - £753 / week

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from £98 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very well equiped apartment, heated pool, great location, perfect host” We (2 adults and 2 little children) stayed in Colin´s apartment in August 2012 for 10 nights. We loved it for many many reasons and I will try to describe at least some of them no
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from £30 / night

£200 - £330 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £30 / night

(21) Very Good 

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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

£620 / week

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from £62 / 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

from £136 / night

£948 / week

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from £136 / night

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Turgoyak ski apartment to rent.

Chelyabinsk Oblast / Turgoyak

1 4 1 night min

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

from £56 / night

£477 - £954 / week

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from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Condado de Alhama / Naranjos de Alhama

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent and convenient apartment” Situated on the impressive Condado de Alhama resort, this was a very comfortable penthouse apartment with spectacular views across the golf course and beyond. It has all the facilities you would expect for an enjoya
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from £30 / night

£280 / week

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from £30 / night

(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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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Mandelieu-la-Napoule

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £100 / night

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