Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78998)

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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La Trimouille holiday home rental

Vienne / La Trimouille

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Charming property in lovely secluded spot yet close to the village.” This beautiful house has been lovingly restored by the owners from the "railway mans" accommodation to a charming holiday home. Furnishings are to a very high standard and represent
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from £50 / night

£350 - £392 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Dersingham

King's Lynn / Dersingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Relaxing near Royalty.” Great location for us to stay and meet up with friends. This property is not far from Sandringham, Kings Lynn and Hunstanton. Within a couple of minutes walking distance is a takeaway, Spar shop and a garden centre cafe which
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from £65 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Llanuwchllyn

Bala / Llanuwchllyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A little piece of heaven perfect to relax and unwind” Stunning, cosy cottage hidden away from the rest of the world ideal location to do nothing but relax. Breathtaking views, pretty walks up to the mountains via an amazing secluded waterfall. The pho
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from £61 / night

£425 - £845 / week

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from £61 / night

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Salasc holiday home accommodation

Herault / Salasc

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly

from £255 / night

£1009 - £1475 / week

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from £255 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Cognac / Champagne, Cognac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£700 - £1356 / week

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from £170 / night

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Var / Montauroux

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £362 / night

£2530 - £5059 / week

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from £362 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Krk Island / Malinska

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£279 - £623 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Villamartin

Orihuela / Villamartin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa” I stayed at this villa for 10 nights, there was 6 of us in total (4 adults and 2 children) and we all loved it! Villa was spotless, large bright and airey rooms. The neighbours are all English and all very friendly and helpful! Pool i
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from £30 / night

£150 - £300 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Coral Bay with swimming pool

Paphos / Coral Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Worth Booking” Six of us have just spent ten days at this villa. It was modern and very spacious with great facilities. It Is a 5 minute walk to the main strip with plenty of restaurants/bars to choose from. If you can tear yourself away from the v
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from £90 / night

£625 - £995 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in St. Marcel du Perigord

Bergerac / St. Marcel du Perigord

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Always great” We have been visiting Le Manoir for 15 years,at various times of the year, so we must love it! The property is situated near a lovely village in the most beautiful part of France. This year there was just two of us so we stayed in the L
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from £40 / night

£280 - £530 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Rhodes / Pefkos

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £212 / night

£1484 / week

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from £212 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic location, quiet but within ten minutes stroll to town” This is a perfectly located villa with everything needed for a perfect family holiday. A large pool, beautiful gardens with the mountains as a backdrop. 3 comfortable bedrooms, wifi and
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from £122 / night

£848 - £1865 / week

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from £122 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Gironde / Gujan-Mestras

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Inverkeilor

Inverkeilor / Lunan Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“great place for relaxation” Just back from another stay at Lindsay Lodge. The ideal base whether its day tripping, in the car or walking especially on the local beaches (Lunan Bay). If that solunds too hectic just relax on the verandah with a good b
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from £80 / night

£415 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Cala d'Or / Cala Egos

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great!” We had everything we needed & enjoyed our stay, only criticism I would make is that the kitchen is small for 4 guests & we didn't cook much there we only did breakfast & drinks if there were the max of 10 guests it wouldn't work. The outside a
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from £81 / night

£467 - £1950 / week

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from £81 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Private garden
“Quality Home in good touring location or for pure relaxation” Lily Cottage is a top quality property set in secluded wooded area with magnificent view over the valley,yet offering easy access to the sites of North Portugal. The motorway is some 15 min
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from £50 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

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Alanya / Kargicak

4 14 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £21 / night

£145 - £746 / week

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from £21 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Villeneuve la Comtesse

Charente-Maritime / Villeneuve la Comtesse

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£310 - £875 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Hvar

Hvar Island / Hvar

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £36 / night

£248 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Amalfi

Amalfi Coast / Amalfi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Car not necessary

from £178 / night

£1314 / week

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from £178 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Llangollen holiday cottage rental

Denbighshire / Llangollen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Miss” Lovely cottage clean and tidy Parking bit of a problem in the nights but apart from that great location
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from £52 / night

£260 - £485 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday apartment in Hvar

Hvar Island / Hvar

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

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Cottage rental in Zrnovska Banja with shared pool

Korcula Island / Zrnovska Banja

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£442 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Le Lude

Sarthe / Le Lude

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Accomodation” This holiday was total relaxation. The lodge is beautiful and very comfortable. It has everything you could possibly need. My husband caught some large carp in the lake, which kept him happy. I am disabled and apart from a smal
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from £64 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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from £64 / night

(6) Excellent 

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B&b rental in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Welcoming, comfortable, friendly,good food and genial hosts, set in rolling green hills of the Cotswolds” Our experience was very good and all you could wish for in a bed and breakfast.Konstantina and Tim make you very welcome providing clean and com
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Aveyron / Najac

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £64 / night

£467 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday apartment in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Herzliya

Tel Aviv District / Herzliya

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £156 / night

£1411 - £1628 / week

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from £156 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Padstow / Trevone

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Amazing Location and Accommadation” I didn't want to write this review because it will be harder to book in the future!!! We stayed here during the last week of the school summer holidays 2016 and it was fantastic in every way, great loc
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from £129 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £129 / night

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Holiday studio in Tuscania

Province of Viterbo / Tuscania

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killiecrankie

Pitlochry / Killiecrankie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A magical holiday in a stunning cottage” This is the best holiday property we have ever stayed in. The location is stunning and the cottage is luxuriously equipped and tastefully decorated. The owners are on hand and very helpful and friendly. It is
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from £225 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Josselin

Morbihan / Josselin

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Home rental in Daliburgh

South Uist / Daliburgh

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable well equipped home in a great situation near to fantastic beach and Inn.” We had a great stay . Lingay cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. It is in a great location,near to a fantastic beach , Polachar Inn and Eriskay. We
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from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Curracloe holiday home rental

County Wexford / Curracloe

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £200 / night

£1100 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Benissa Costa

6 13 4 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £115 / night

£801 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Polperro holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Polperro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“fab little house great location great village well worth the money” Two nice walks one to Looe about 11 miles there and back the other to Polruan about 8 miles one way check bus times had sky sports on in British Legion had two nice meals in the kitch
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from £80 / night

£300 - £657 / week

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from £80 / night

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Loire-Atlantique / Saint-Nazaire

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£331 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Martin

Zilina Region / Martin

9 24 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Happiest week of my life” On arrival i was welcomed by the housekeeper who was very healpful and showed me and my friends around the complex and showed us all the rooms and what was on offer, we was at least 10 mins drive from shops but on the drive t
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from £62 / night

£428 / week

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from £62 / night

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Tropolach ski apartment to rent.

Hermagor / Tropolach

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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Holiday log cabin in New Germany

Southwest Nova Scotia / New Germany

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£409 - £475 / week

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from £60 / night

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