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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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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
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” We had a fabulous time at Neam Crag and the cabin was very comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed. Some beautiful walks from nearby even our nearly 6 year old boy was kept well entertained and enjoyed the walks. Thank you Susan and we wi
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from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
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from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect , comfortable ,traditional Cotswold cottage .” Spent a lovely last minute weekend at The Cottage. Convenient location as walking distance to train station. Ideally placed for family get together, as we are all spread around the country. It wa
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from £99 / night

£700 - £725 / week

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from £99 / 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

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Beausemblant

Drome / Beausemblant

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £119 / night

£579 - £1097 / week

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from £119 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kersey

Suffolk / Kersey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Location...location...location.” My wife and I, along with another couple, stayed for the month of July at Cressland by the Splash. The owners, Louise and Pascoe, could not have been nicer; greeting us with a generous welcome basket, keeping us supp
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from £259 / night

£798 - £1465 / week

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from £259 / night

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Holiday cottage in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £193 / night

£700 - £1092 / week

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from £193 / 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

from £133 / night

£930 - £3036 / week

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from £133 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Carbost / Satran

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Ideal base for exploring Skye.” Stunning views in a relaxed rural setting yet reasonable access to varied activities such as local inn, distillery, historical sites, hiking, restaurants, galleries, etc. by car. The cottage was comfortably furnished/d
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from £95 / night

£425 - £530 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £95 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Super accommodation with great views.l” Great flat, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal location with stunning views over North Berwick. Torquil was very helpful and informative.
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from £104 / night

£520 - £906 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £104 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Absolutely devine location and cottage. Traditional with touches of comtempory, which sums up Padstow as well really. If you are a fan of Padtow as we are and also partial to walking, then you will be in heaven. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £150 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £3999 / week

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from £232 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” We had a lovely stay here! Great house, really clean and great location. The house has everything you need. We loved our time here.
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from £75 / night

£470 - £720 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage in the most amazong place” My partner and I stayed in Bobtail cottage for a week with our 3 dogs and absolutely loved it. We stayed there 2 years ago but loved it even more this time. The cottage is very clean, perfect location and i
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bruny Island

Tasmania / Bruny Island

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£715 - £1131 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peace fully” It was very nice had a lovely time the cabin was very nice and clean had every thing you need. The camp was small but good had a heated swimming pool out said .dogs are welcome in the camp plenty to do .will be going back next year as we
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from £59 / night

£390 - £470 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Rhiw holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Rhiw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £36 / night

£177 - £266 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £36 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Yetholm

Borders / Yetholm

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gardone Riviera

Province of Brescia / Gardone Riviera

4 7 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £288 / night

£1815 - £2390 / week

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from £288 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” We have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at Casa Sandra. Almadena is lovely and peaceful with enough local amenities to get by, and a great selection of towns, beaches and supermarkets all within 20 minute drive. The villa is lovel
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from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £50 / night

(10) Very Good 

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14

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £30 / night

£155 - £288 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Dizzasco holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Dizzasco

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home.” Excellent in every way. Two small points to note. One, the swimming pool is small if you want to have a proper swim. However good if you just want to cool off. Secondly, the approach road to the house is very narrow. Could be off putt
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from £195 / night

£1328 - £1682 / week

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(11) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment rental

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Apartment” We booked this when visiting family. The accommodation is excellent and furnishings are a very high standard. Quiet area with lovely grounds around the building. Having stayed in the Melrose area several times this is by far the b
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £80 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk
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from £70 / night

£445 - £530 / week

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Concarneau holiday home rental

Finistere / Concarneau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1040 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £110 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Tenerife / Puerto de la Cruz

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful villa in beautiful grounds, although fairly remote location.” Well, where shall I start? I stayed here with 3 of my friends for my best friends 40th birthday. And what a wonderful choice it was! The grounds are spectacular! Avocado trees,
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from £131 / night

£917 - £1346 / week

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avg. 2 hours 7 minutes

from £131 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Wotton-under-Edge holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Wotton-under-Edge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tranquil stay” Vineyard cottage in Waterly Bottom was an exceptional find. Very quiet and peaceful surrounded by forests. We had many walks around the area and found our cottage the perfect retreat to come home to at day's end. To sit by the wood fire
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from £80 / night

£480 - £1070 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition. We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Carnforth holiday chalet rental

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” Beyond expectations staff very friendly and helpful, could not take full advantage of South Lakeland due to the weather but are determined to go again in 2017.
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from £85 / night

£495 - £870 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

from £51 / night

£354 - £1027 / week

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from £51 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Sambrook

Newport / Sambrook

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Even nicer than I remembered” We stayed at Sambrook Manor Cottages again this April and it was even better than we remembered. Spotlessly clean, fantastic views and everything you need to make a stay comfortable. We had lovely weather so we all enjoye
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from £95 / night

£480 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

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(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms
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from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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avg. 47 minutes

from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue holiday cottage rental

Aveyron / Villefranche-de-Rouergue

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1480 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £212 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Thingvellir

South Region / Thingvellir

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Nice vacation home in a beautiful place. Pay attention tot he key pickup/dropoff rules” A charming home in a really nice area. Close to the park and the Golden Circle attractions. Please note that key pickup and dropoff is an hour drive from the house
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Not enough superlatives.............” We (4 adults, 2 children) stayed in August 2016 and I am still sulking that we had to return home. Pegging my laundry out in Somerset just isn't cutting it........no sea views for starters !! This villa is beaut
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from £200 / night

£1235 - £2350 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£330 - £400 / week

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from £70 / night

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