Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78733)

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 Salis Beach

Antibes / Salis Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Grand Salis for a wonderful holiday.” The view from the front veranda was full of activity, beach, sailing boats, yachts with beautiful,panaromic views of the coast with the mountains behind. You can walk easily into Old Antibes and visit the excitin
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from £65 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £87 / night

£294 - £347 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Scopello holiday villa rental

Castellammare del Golfo / Scopello

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£1035 - £2414 / week

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from £147 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
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from £124 / night

£863 - £3018 / week

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from £124 / night

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Cottage rental in Fron

Pwllheli / Fron

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £78 / night

£540 - £830 / week

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from £78 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£400 - £960 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

65

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed with our 3 children for a week and the house is absolutely wonderful, I can find no fault at all, it was absolutely spotless and had everything to entertain our children from a Wii to DVDs, everything you need for self ca
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from £40 / night

£195 - £305 / week

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from £40 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Greoux les Bains

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£242 - £302 / week

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from £39 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to
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from £65 / night

£380 - £575 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi
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from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lamorna holiday studio rental

Penzance / Lamorna

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£240 - £570 / week

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from £38 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Orford

Orford / Spring Beach

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Meuse / Doulcon

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £39 / night

£259 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

1 4 1 night min

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

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Little Malvern

Malvern Hills / Little Malvern

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Highly recommended” We have just come back from a week at Brambles Cottage. What a lovely cottage it is with ample space. We got a little lost on our eay to the cottage, as the sat nav post code takes you to about 1 mile up the road, Jess did se
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from £99 / night

£399 - £699 / week

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from £99 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Curracloe holiday cottage rental

County Wexford / Curracloe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful cottage - beautiful dunes and beaches right on your doorstep” We stayed with two little children (2 and 6) and had a wonderful time! Although it was already too cold to take advantage of the big garden, we cuddled up in front of the open fir
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from £87 / night

£432 - £776 / week

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from £87 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Zaberfeld

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £22 / night

£151 / week

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from £22 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Scarborough / Harwood Dale

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Santarem with swimming pool

Santarem District / Santarem

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£324 - £712 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Akureyri holiday cottage rental

Northeast Region / Akureyri

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £173 / night

£1035 - £2478 / week

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from £173 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Carcassonne holiday home rental

Aude / Carcassonne

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very relaxing holiday in fantastic accomodation located in a beautiful part of France.” Extremely well appointed converted barn, modernised to the highest standard. Superb rooftop terrace overlooking Vineyards in the foreground and rolling hills in th
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sidmouth

Devon / Sidmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house, great location.” Very nice house with everything we could need provided. Everything very clean and tidy. All furnishings and beds comfortable. Ideal location for walking to town or the front and lovely walks along riverside.
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from £50 / night

£325 - £775 / week

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from £50 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.
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from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Staveley holiday lodge rental

Kendal / Staveley

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” A superb place to stay. Modern, comfortable and a great base for the south lakes. All the family felt right at home throughout the week, and we found the owners to be extremely understanding. Highly recommended.
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from £100 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous property and great short break” Saut Pans provided everything we wanted: a perfect location; warm, cosy and scrupulously clean accommodation plus excellent facilities. A little gem of a find. Close to the harbour, the cottage offer an excelle
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from £65 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the perfect location between the sea and the Mournes.” This beautiful, fully modernised property sits at the edge of the inner bay and dunes, with views from the picture windows across the water to Slieve Donard and the cosy fire means its great
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from £125 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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from £125 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we
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from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

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Tenerife / Valle De San Lorenzo

1 3 Min stay varies

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

from £35 / night

£242 - £417 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Allier / Chatel-Montagne

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £125 / night

£190 / week

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from £125 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Timberscombe holiday cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Timberscombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A Wonderful Holiday” We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed the games and puzzles in the t
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from £65 / night

£275 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful stay” Stayed here on honeymoon with my wife and it was absolutely fantastic, a quent little apartment which we found comfortable and relaxing. Sarah and Gary were so kind to us leaving us a starter hamper for our stay including butter and mi
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from £50 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Mezieres-sur-Issoire

Haute-Vienne / Mezieres-sur-Issoire

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £43 / night

£300 - £416 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house. Suited us well.” The property was great for our family. Two adults, two toddlers and my 12 year old. Well maintained with all the essentials including a travel cot. There were no window keys but the owner quickly sorted this out. The
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from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful” Beautifully fitted apartment in a perfect location right on the quay within staggering distance of some great restaurants. We had an excellent off season week in warm Mediterranean sunshine getting to know this lovely part of France. Will
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from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Monovar

Province of Alicante / Monovar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” the villa was even better than the photos lovely place to stay,kids loved the pool & games room .fantastic views of the area for the whole villa cannot beat sitting on the balcony eating breakfast .the owner was fantastic lovely welcom
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from £44 / night

£302 - £388 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Generac

Gard / Generac

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £61 / night

£427 - £858 / week

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from £61 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

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