Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77867)

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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(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gargunnock

Stirling / Gargunnock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin  …see more

from £93 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Norfolk / Cromer

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location. Apartment was surprisingly spacious with all facilities you need. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again.  …see more

from £75 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £467 / week

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from £43 / night

(42) Excellent 

22

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, so comfortable and clean.” Loved this place, it was very comfortable and the beds too were good, the cottage was very clean and the facilities excellent. It was close to all the things you need, within easy reach of London, and Paris,  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r  …see more

from £150 / night

£620 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Clacton-on-Sea holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Essex / Clacton-on-Sea

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Miss” The caravan was lovely. We really enjoyed our stay. The tv wasn't working but I think that was just down to a fuse that needed changing. The caravan was clean and the location was great. Many Thanks for letting us stay, I hope to stay again in t  …see more

from £22 / night

£129 - £343 / week

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from £22 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Haut-Rhin / Riquewihr

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £50 / night

£203 - £296 / week

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from £50 / night

22

Newton Stewart holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Newton Stewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently restored and modernised semi-detached cottage ideally situated for the fisherman by Spittal Bridge and the riverside. Superb river views from most windows. Attractive garden and large car park. Space available here for guests fishing from the Coach House and Lo  …see more

from £40 / night

£175 - £390 / week

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from £40 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday home rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Another great stay” 3rd stay for a short break it says it all. A lovely home for all ages.Beautiful furnishings a warm and comfortable place to stay.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 - £1365 / week

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from £95 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Miss” Very comfortable. Lots of room for a couple. The property was in a great position for walking and touring the national park.  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Short stays and weekend breaks possible - please enquire! FREE WiFi!!! Grand Marine is situated in the former Grand Marine Hotel on the Rothesay promenade, next to the Art Deco Pavilion building, offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

11

Holiday home in Rambures

Somme / Rambures

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect Family Holiday Retreat” We have been at the house 3 times now which says it all really! A huge house set in a very peaceful location with a large garden for young children to have great fun in. The house is always immaculate and has great fa  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £143 / night

(32) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

36

Cottage rental in Mailhac-sur-Benaize

Haute-Vienne / Mailhac-sur-Benaize

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
Limousin-Cottage is a charming stone-built holiday cottage, dating back to 1750, in a quiet village location in the Haute Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France. This beautiful region of SW is known as the French 'Lake District.' The cottage is available through  …see more

from £33 / night

£225 - £284 / week

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from £33 / night

(6) Very Good 

12

Loire Valley / Brehemont

2 6 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £42 / night

£246 - £551 / week

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from £42 / night

(13) Excellent 

18

Stirling holiday studio rental

Stirling / Stirling

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“swanswater wee house” dilys and I have stayed here many times before, being a keen fisherman could not ask for better surroundings, center of stirling just a short drive, dilys often walks there taking about 45mins, room is always clean and inviting,  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £320 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing amazing amazing” I would recommend this property to anyone the house is spacious airy and spotlessly clean. The pin has the most beautiful view's across mawgan porth from watching sunrise to sunset you just cannot get enough of the view.The be  …see more

from £175 / night

£950 - £1300 / week

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from £175 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4  …see more

from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

(2) Very Good 

40

Province of Salerno / Scafati

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £43 / night

£297 - £582 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Very Good 

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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
The apartment is in a quiet complex and on the Top Floor of a 3-storey building, it has a private roof terrace with panaramic views of the Sea and Mountains. The complex also has a lift.. The apartment has free Wi Fi Facilities, a well-fitted and equipped kitchen w  …see more

from £43 / night

£285 - £468 / week

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from £43 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Barn rental in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent self catering accomodation can recommend” A short break in a very good barn conversion. Everything about the property was welcoming and the next door neighbour owner was a pleasure to meet. Rooms spacious and spotless - the kitchen well app  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Collaroy Beach holiday apartment rental

Warringah / Collaroy Beach

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Car not necessary
Our newly renovated, spacious 70sqm apartment including private courtyard, is located within 300 metres walk to the beach and 450metres to the Lake, where there is a 8km path around to cycle or walk, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking on the lake is popular there are  …see more

from £92 / night

£525 - £803 / week

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from £92 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mr & Mrs Thomas” Could not fault this cosy cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and central access to the moors. Once we got our bearings we visited lots of places that were more or less on the doorstep. Good night's sleep due to go  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Westport

County Mayo / Westport

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Cot. Selection of books, games and toys is provided. Ponies, hens (fresh eggs) & dogs in this neat farmyard.  …see more

from £64 / night

£382 / week

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from £64 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday gite letting

Herault / Restinclieres

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Lots of charm for this cottage with a swimming pool and a large garden A beautiful terrace to enjoy your BBQ by the pool. Panoramic view of the southern scrubland.  …see more

from £76 / night

£500 - £670 / week

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from £76 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

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Gite rental in La Chapelle Montbrandeix

Haute-Vienne / La Chapelle Montbrandeix

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Private garden
Quirky "pepperpot" house in peaceful location at edge of pretty village overlooking open countryside. Great bar/restaurant only a few minutes walk.Suits a couple looking for a relaxing holiday or an activity filled holiday or a mixture of both!<br />You  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £52 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” Absolutely perfect, house had everything we needed for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The welcome package was most welcome, beds really comfy being right on the beach we all enjoyed lazy mornings, no rushing and beautiful sunsets. The cage for  …see more

from £120 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Singleton

Chichester / Singleton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
“Lovely Cottage with everything you could need” This lovely cottage was ideal for us, it was well appointed and thoughtfully furnished. We were very comfortable and found the little touches like the welcome pack of milk, tea/coffee, bread and wine wer  …see more

from £51 / night

£300 - £475 / week

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from £51 / night

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Holiday apartment in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
Apartment Alfinda is an apartment with comunal pool The apartment is in the center of Carvoeiro just 2 minutes to walk to the beach. The apartment is on the 3rd floor. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom insuite. The terrace has 2 relaxing c  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £560 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Les Carroz-d'Araches ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great base for a ski holiday” The apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of a small traditional ski village. Everything is on the doorstep including restaurants, ski hire, shops, cinema, tourist information and beginners' ski practise area. The  …see more

from £55 / night

£382 - £763 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Inchmarlo

Banchory / Inchmarlo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Self-catering holiday villa in the gateway to the Royal Deeside and located next to the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, Banchory. Ideally situated for Golf, Fishing, Walking, Sight-Seeing, Leisure and Business in the beautiful countryside of North East Scotland.  …see more

from £68 / night

£430 - £1274 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per  …see more

from £158 / night

£1102 - £2755 / week

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from £158 / night