Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (60003)

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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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va  …see more

from £86 / night

£504 - £1190 / week

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from £86 / night

(26) Excellent 

16

Petersfield holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £495 / week

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from £60 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Windsor

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Quality accommodation with high specification fitments” Only a mile or so from Junction 7 of the M4, this cottage has a rural feel tucked away with a small number of other properties. The accommodation has been delightfully decorated throughout with  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Landudec

Landudec / Keridreuff

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE USE OF FISHING LAKE, BOATING LAKE, WATER SLIDES, SWIMMING POOLS, MINI GOLF, ALL GAMES IN THE PARK AND MUCH MUCH MORE....ITS FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! 20% DISCOUNT ON BRITTANY FERRY CROSSINGS UK FREEVIEW TV. Come on holiday to one of Brittany's best kept secret  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £590 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Finikaria holiday home rental

Limassol District / Finikaria

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best Villa and location we have ever stayed in” When we all arrived at Elia House it was very late at night and dark so we couldn't really see what was around us very well outside but were very impressed when we opened the door to the house. On enter  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1540 / week

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from £115 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little bit of luxury overlooking the beach".” I have just returned from a few days break in this beautifully appointed lodge. It really is a "Little bit of luxury overlooking the beach". The nearby fishing harbour is unspoilt and has its own prett  …see more

from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Holiday home in Great Bernera

Isle of Lewis / Great Bernera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Loch View is a stunning, award winning, 3 bedroom, open plan, architect designed house. Sleeping 6 in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with a modern open plan living area and lots of glass to appreciate the views. The house is set in a tranquil location overlooking  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1050 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Port de Pollenca holiday penthouse rental

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Fantastic recently refurbished Penthouse apartment right on the seafront of Puerto Pollensa. With fantastic panoramic views over the Pollensa Bay, it's ideal for families looking for an apartment next to the beach yet only 10 minute walking distance from town cente  …see more

from £124 / night

£863 - £1595 / week

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from £124 / night

(3) Very Good 

14

Holiday home in Beaufort

Killarney / Beaufort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable holiday home with lovely views.” From the very nice welcome at the start to the morning we left we enjoyed our stay. House is very comfortable with all facilities we required. All that was advertised on the website was trur. Our week seeme  …see more

from £63 / night

£287 - £652 / week

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from £63 / night

(14) Excellent 

15

Holiday home in Bathgate

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Modern property with lots of style and space” Very good property with everything you need clean and well presented good central location between Edinburgh and Glasgow very peaceful and quiet location and very good hosts who were friendly and helpful I  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

Holiday farmhouse in Ergny

Pas-de-Calais / Ergny

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Celebration packages can be arranged on demand : additional fresh flowers and champagne and chocolates  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Capolat holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Barcelona / Capolat

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“El Cosme has set a new standard for our hollidays, everything you wish for at an excellent price !” We (10 adults and 10 kids) absolutely enjoyed our stay at El Cosme. We have stayed in more then a dozen large holliday villas throughout Europe, and  …see more

from £259 / night

£1725 - £2828 / week

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from £259 / night

(29) Excellent 

39

Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!” We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long drive but  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £4250 / week

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from £125 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leutasch

Tirol / Leutasch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Well situated comfotable apartment with a personal touch” We stayed in Happy Mountains with our 2 children and we all simply loved it. Our host Emily was extremely friendly , helpful and flexible. The appartment was well equiped and perfectly located  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £690 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Excellent 

6

Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Glendale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Allt Mor is a luxury holiday cottage with secluded garden on the Isle of Skye. Accommodation is designed for couples. The original Listed cottage is over 200 years old but the recent modern extension blends the traditional features of the cottage with modern facilities.  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £580 / week

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from £62 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe / Stanthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stanthorpe self-contained, holiday cottage, House Rentals, Holiday Rentals. Honeymoon, Queensland, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom.<br />Come relax & soak up the atmosphere while staying in a beautiful modern luxury accommodation Rosetta on High  …see more

from £92 / night

£811 / week

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from £92 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Miami Platja holiday villa rental

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely private detached villa is in a quiet part of Miami Playa. The villa has 3 bedrooms all of which have air conditioning, 2 good sized bathrooms with bath/shower and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The villa has a large upstairs balcony with mountain  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1540 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

37

Ski apartment to rent in Chateauroux-les-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes / Chateauroux-les-Alpes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £344 / week

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from £44 / night

(20) 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
“Best Ever Rental” This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa which has just opened in the new luxu  …see more

from £194 / night

£1203 - £2289 / week

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from £194 / night

(23) Excellent 

20

Holiday bungalow in Clonmany

Clonmany / Tullagh Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“My Dream House by the sea” This was exactly what we needed...breathtaking views from the end of the garden...superb assistance from Lorraine and her husband...our kids (2 and 6) were spoilt for choice..play in the garden with the toys supplied..go to  …see more

from £130 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £130 / night

(25) Excellent 

30

Penrith holiday cottage rental

Eden District / Penrith

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay” The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable and clean. The WIFI was excellent. Orton is a lovely village to walk in and enjoy the scenic beauty. If you get a chance, try to attend one of the church services at t  …see more

from £55 / night

£225 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in West Lulworth

Dorset / West Lulworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great base to explore the delights of Purbeck” We had a great week at The Pink House, and found it a clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable base to explore The Isle of Purbeck's coast, castles and villages from. In summer weather there was  …see more

from £140 / night

£770 - £1575 / week

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from £140 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Bamburgh

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location” This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat o  …see more

from £175 / night

£1135 - £1550 / week

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from £175 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Rowardennan

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“absaloutly brillaint” I would like to thank Doreen for a lovely stay the cabin was absolutely immaculate and very friendly we stayed for 10 nights in this beautiful location looking out at the lock also very handy hotel/bar next door we had some lov  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £890 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

11

Holiday bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“a very nice holiday home and a friendly welcome” We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base to  …see more

from £52 / night

£335 - £570 / week

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from £52 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mill Cove

County Cork / Mill Cove

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hidden jewel in the pride of Ireland” Crab Cottage is my dream hideaway. Just a short drive from the village of Rosscarbery it is a stone's throw from an inlet beach but a million miles from the hustle and bustle of real life. Cottage is a little bit  …see more

from £70 / night

£390 - £691 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Sappada

Province of Belluno / Sappada

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Appartamenti ben soleggiate nelle dolomiti carniche,a pochi passi dal centro, " Parco giochi Nevelandia" Piste da fondo e dello sci alpino,pattinaggio e punto di partenza di diverse passeggiate di ogni livello.  …see more

from £69 / night

£302 - £690 / week

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from £69 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Strontian

Lochaber / Strontian

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wish we could have stayed longer” Had a lovely 4 night break at Cedar Lodge. Everything you need has been provided for. Very comfortable acomodation and in such a picturesque area, you will feel happy with your choice. Stontian is a lovely vill  …see more

from £72 / night

£430 - £595 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house and view” We booked the house for 14 of us and had an amazing stay. The house is lovely and clean and the views of the beach were fab. House is well equipped and only a short walk into town. Would certainly stay again  …see more

from £300 / night

£1208 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Bacton holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Bacton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful, beautiful location” My husband and I stayed at Otter's Holt for one week (end July/begining aug) with our 4 children aged 15, 12, 10 and 6 and our little dog. We received the key and all instructions we needed one week before as promised. We  …see more

from £60 / night

£370 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec  …see more

from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Average 

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Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £45 / night

£216 - £233 / week

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from £45 / night

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Upper Bavaria / Peissenberg

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £48 / night

£285 - £363 / week

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from £48 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Glinado

Naxos / Glinado

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing Naxos holiday in large family house with great swimming pool.” It was an indulgence for just my wife and I to occupy this large villa but from the moment we were met from our ferry by Lesley with our hire car until we departed we enjoyed the  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 - £2414 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Savoie / Moutiers

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lelant holiday cottage rental

St Ives / Lelant

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Chalet, wonderful owner and exceptionally good value” I booked this chalet on behalf of friends who were staying with us at John Fowler Holiday Village. The owner Gail was fantastic from start to finish, lovely and exceptionally accommodatin  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir  …see more

from £87 / night

£341 - £690 / week

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from £87 / night