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Rural retreats (60163)

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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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Scena

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £68 / night

£473 / week

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from £68 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, private traditional cottage” This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowers. The beddi  …see more

from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Campbeltown holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Kintyre Peninsula / Campbeltown

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Chilled out” Having just stayed in the farm house in June , me , the wife and the dog stayed in one of Lynda and Terry's well equiped caravan down from the farm at there beach for a 10 day stay . The weather was fantastic and the joy of opening your d  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 / week

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from £385 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £389 / week

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from £60 / 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
“Amazing” Amazing week, amazing apartment, amazing memories. The apartment was 5 star home from home, beach right on our doorstep will definitely be back.  …see more

from £120 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
“fantastic retreat” A truly outstanding place.Wondeful views over the estuary from almost every window. The owners were great and gave us tips on where to eat etc as well as providing us with wine and cake!!. Soo peaceful! With the availability of usin  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Furnished to the highest standards and providing panoramic views of the coast and the mountains, Villa Grace is the perfect location for the discerning visitor. It is fully equipped to the highest standard and provides luxury accommodation for up to 6 people. There is  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 - £2150 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £428 / night

£2565 - £3710 / week

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from £428 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Westport

County Mayo / Westport

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Located under Croagh Patrick on Bertra Strand - a short walk to beach. Modern, bright, comfortable apartment with bedroom ensuite. Private deck with Hammock. Wild Atlantic Way. Nearby villages with pubs/restaurants.Adventure sports. Hillwalking and Greenway cycling.  …see more

from £39 / night

£236 - £406 / week

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from £39 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Sutton-on-Sea

Lincolnshire / Sutton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Step back in time. Peace, quiet. Relaxation.” Had a great time. So chilled out. Back to the 60s., peace quiet, just the sound of the birds. Rear garden is the key. Right next to the waters edge. Watching the ducks. Every thing you need is supplied  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £635 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Les Bossons ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Bossons

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Beautiful, spacious, recently refurbished apartment in quiet location, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc from the terrace. 55 minute drive from Geneva, & very close to station and bus stop for travel in the Chamonix valley. Cave with boot warmer. Directly from ow  …see more

from £103 / night

£471 - £941 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Ballygarrett

Gorey / Ballygarrett

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar,  …see more

from £56 / night

£377 - £582 / week

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from £56 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t  …see more

from £190 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £190 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect retreat!” The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holiday, at hand to help us out and  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £642 / week

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from £43 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“We had a beautiful time!” Cricket cottage is a nice, peaceful place, perfectly equipped. Melbourne a sweet village with everything you need on foot (supermarkets, fish and chip shop, pubs…) and lots of helpful people. We just spent 2 weeks there and w  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cheddar / Draycott

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of  …see more

from £60 / night

£225 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski locker<br />On o  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £129 / 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
French rural retreat in the 'region of a thousand lakes'. A stone cottage with an attached large pretty enclosed garden and it's own field. Good walking country. Comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a small hamlet. Near a local village with boulanger  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £434 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Sacoue

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £129 / night

£812 - £941 / week

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from £129 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £359 / week

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from £26 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Rugen Island / Bergen auf Ruegen

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Boston

Lincolnshire / Boston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable cosy and friendly.” My wife and I spent 5 weeks at Moorhen cottage,although it was in the middle of winter we found the cottage very warm,comfortable and equipped to a high standard.The locations ideal for visiting east coast as well as L  …see more

from £64 / night

£279 - £537 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This charming wee renovated barn is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for families,  …see more

from £38 / night

£220 - £320 / week

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from £38 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Earnewald

Earnewald / Jistrum

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Frisian lakes and the Wadden Islands are worth a visit for nature, swimming, boating, fishing and sports  …see more

from £33 / night

£179 - £388 / week

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from £33 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Manor Cottage has a chequered past, thought originally to be the bake house for Manor House, it has also housed chickens in its time, but today is a cosy hide-away for holiday makers. The cottage is 17th Century with beams and an inglenook in the large downstairs loun  …see more

from £60 / night

£293 - £432 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“we will return next year!” the accommodation was excellent. the layout was very good. the fenced in garden was ideal .being part of a small touring caravan site did not intrude on our stay. the exercise field for the dogs was very large and well fence  …see more

from £60 / night

£210 - £325 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Exo Gonia

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features.  …see more

from £214 / night

£1112 - £2095 / week

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from £214 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Share the magic . . .! Superb isolated villa, sleeps 6 – 8. Breathtaking scenic surroundings, 180° sea view, dolphin spotting. Eclectic stylish furnishings, big picture windows. Bedrooms with a.c., private balconies.  …see more

from £146 / night

£1018 - £2932 / week

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from £146 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vogar

Southern Peninsula / Vogar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Narfakot is an ocean front farmhouse by the Atlantic Ocean, It is a studio flat with a privet entrance and has a well equipped kitchen. There is no indoors sharing with the owners who live downstairs. There are two double beds and a futon, it is spacious and well suited  …see more

from £133 / night

£836 - £889 / week

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from £133 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday home rental

Kissimmee / Trafalgar Village

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home away from home” Ten of us stayed in this Villa, consisting 3 children, 2 teenagers and 5 adults. We had plenty of room for all of us as it's such a large property. The Villa was very well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly  …see more

from £121 / night

£932 / week

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from £121 / night