Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (60891)

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 chalet in West Stour

Gillingham / West Stour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous Getaway” Our stay at Melbury Chalet was lovely. The chalet is furnished to a high standard and stocked with everything you might need. The bath robes were a very nice thought and the hot tub was a massive hit! It is set in lovely countryside
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from £200 / night

£666 - £1197 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Achiltibuie holiday home rental

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

West Flanders Province / De Panne

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£377 - £509 / week

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from £64 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
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from £82 / night

£410 - £696 / week

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from £82 / night

(59) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £170 / night

£1017 - £1795 / week

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from £170 / night

(8) Excellent 

25

Home rental in Tombeboeuf with swimming pool, golf nearby

Tombeboeuf / Villebramar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location and facilities for a relaxing holiday” Bel Air is a lovely property in a wonderful location, the swimming pool and grounds are excellent as is the games room. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Tombebouf has a v
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from £136 / night

£950 - £1375 / week

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from £136 / night

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Pulborough holiday home rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £455 / night

£2730 - £3000 / week

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from £455 / night

(4) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage in Broughton-in-Furness

Duddon Valley / Broughton in Furness

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £58 / night

£345 - £395 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Salema

Faro District / Salema

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£500 - £1450 / week

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from £100 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Wonderful Oast Cottage in a beautiful countryside setting.So peaceful and relaxing.Very clean and cosy.Lovely owner.Wish we had stayed for longer than a weekend and we hope to return soon.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(32) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb Accommodation and setting” We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Rebecca was a warm a
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from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yorkshire at its best” We stayed for 3nights and not disappointed ,very relaxing break very peaceful . The Barn is lovely very cosy with everything you may need ,Feels very homely good quality fixtures and fittings and spotlessly clean ,great for chi
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from £88 / night

£498 / week

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from £88 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer / Villefranche Old Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £140 / night

£950 - £1575 / week

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from £140 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous weekend in Whitby” 10 of us stayed in the Moorings celebrating a birthday. Ages ranged from 17-50. The house is wonderful, perfect location for a quick walk into town, parking for 3 cars (we actually squeezed 4 on!), and everything you need f
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from £235 / night

£945 - £1895 / week

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from £235 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal
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from £115 / night

£575 - £1099 / week

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from £115 / night

(73) Excellent 

43

Holiday cottage with shared pool in East Hill, Sussex

Hastings / East Hill, Sussex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“How from home” We had such a lovely time staying in Badger's Den. The owners were lovely, friendly and very knowledgable about the area. It was a home from home and had some lovely touches, such as a food parcel and flowers. The whole place was immacu
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from £86 / night

£430 - £949 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in El Medano

Tenerife / El Medano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Review of White Regina Apartment” The location is so central, about one minute away from the beach, shops and restaurant. The apartment was perfect for us and we will definitely visit again.
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Castletownshend holiday home accommodation

County Cork / Castletownshend

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“What an amazing place” We are an Irish family living in Asia & have visited this property twice when we return to Ireland for a summer holiday. We really love the house, the village it's situated in and the general area of West Cork. The local vil
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from £85 / night

£547 - £631 / week

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from £85 / night

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Calheta holiday villa rental

Madeira / Calheta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£505 - £890 / week

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from £77 / night

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Herault / Beziers

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£211 - £849 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £96 / night

£666 / week

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from £96 / night

(20) 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 country cottage” My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!
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from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

10

Kincraig holiday bungalow rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Kincraig

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Had an amazing week, the house is stunning and very well equipped. We will definitely be back again.
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from £85 / night

£405 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £53 / night

£370 - £870 / week

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from £53 / night

(25) Excellent 

22

Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
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from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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from £165 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Portscatho holiday home rental

Roseland Peninsula / Portscatho

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent location and wonderful house” My husband and I stayed at 2 The Quarry in October and we absolutely loved it! Wonderful setting with amazing views over the coast, we loved waking up to open the curtains to see the sea in all it's glory. The h
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from £86 / night

£596 - £1428 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Braithwaite

Cumbria / Braithwaite

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect!” We really enjoyed staying in this cottage, while it is small it does have everything you need for your stay. Having some outside space made a pleasant change. The location is ideal for travelling around this area of the lakes.
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from £66 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £66 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Brantome

Dordogne / Brantome

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great holiday, beautiful location in terrific Gite” Our family really enjoyed our stay at La Maison d'Amis near Brantome. The Gite was very welcoming, well equipped and nicely furnished with generously sized rooms all in a beautiful setting in the gro
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from £79 / night

£594 - £848 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Blue Bay

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£327 - £1217 / week

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from £47 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Belper holiday cottage rental

Belper / Blackbrook

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Captain” It was the perfect xmas break for me and my family,the cottage was beautifully equipped ,clean ,and with the perfect level of privacy. I would highly recommend this cottage
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from £70 / night

£320 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Upper Slaughter holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Upper Slaughter

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £99 / night

£650 - £1650 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

13

Holiday cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
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from £13 / night

£1479 - £4450 / week

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from £13 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu District / Kota Kinabalu

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £220 / night

£1540 / week

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from £220 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .
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from £185 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £185 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Anacapri with shared pool

Island of Capri / Anacapri

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful holiday apartment in delightful location,” We know Capri well and so were assured of at least a great holiday- but it exceeded our high expectations. This little place is so lovely. If you are on a budget, getting about Capri by 'bus is ea
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from £212 / night

£1187 - £1526 / week

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from £212 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house” This house is amazing. It is very well equipped and finished to a very high standard. Bathrooms and showers are first class. The house is extremely well insulated and is therefore very warm when you get back from a cold day out. The k
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from £332 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £332 / night

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