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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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Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday gite rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£264 - £439 / week

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from £44 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dundee

Dundee / Fowlis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable cottage in a lovely area of Scotland” We stayed at Denhead Cottage with our two young children and had a wonderful time exploring Dundee and surrounding areas. The cottage is quiet, cozy and comfortable, and has a lovely perspective onto
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from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sao Martinho do Porto with shared pool

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £30 / night

£207 - £470 / week

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from £30 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great family getaway.” We had a fab time staying at the fisherman cottage. Perfect location for us visiting family & attending a friends wedding. The space in the kitchen, dining & sitting area was perfect for the Sunday as it was my daughters bday so
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from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(457) Excellent 

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Francavilla d'Ete holiday apartment rental

Province of Fermo / Francavilla d'Ete

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £103 / night

£720 - £895 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £103 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Cormeray

Loire Valley / Cormeray

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A lovely relaxing gite” Stayed in August as a couple with three teenage children. We enjoyed the spaciousness and cleanliness in all the rooms. Two bathrooms rather than the three we expected, but it did not prove to be a problem. Everything was ve
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from £79 / night

£550 - £820 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £79 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Been to many lodges however Pine Marten is best by far. So good although we are still there already booked for September.
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Kippford log cabin rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Family break” Had a wonderful holiday at Kippford, Kipplochan kip Paddock. The accommodation was 5 star, with everything a family could need. The main double bedroom was beautiful and the on suite was fabulous. Would certainly recommend this accommoda
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from £95 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday cottage let

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen
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from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“The Lady May” We had the best time in this caravan an look forward to going back next year. It was just like being at home so comfortable and homely. It was great having lie ins every day.
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from £50 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A loch-side haven of peace” We spent two glorious weeks at Ben View at the beginning of May. Almost a fortnight of sunshine helped, but we know from a previous visit that sitting in the sun room watching rain squalls blow up the loch offers far more d
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from £150 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

from £150 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location just perfect on the Camp Site.” Lovely chalet with just about everything you could need for a holiday. Lovely safe grassed area outside with plenty of space for the children to play. Well equipped kitchen decent oven and hob and a small frid
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from £33 / night

£110 - £350 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £33 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Argegno holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc
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from £106 / night

£737 - £1474 / week

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from £106 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pols

Styria / Pols

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £40 / night

£237 - £404 / week

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from £40 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
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from £76 / night

£532 - £1180 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £76 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” The property was excellent, it was clean and spacious, it had everything we need for a stay with grandparents, parents, children and dog. The 2 lounges catered for both age groups, the 3 bathrooms were excellent and also the large bedroo
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from £115 / night

£599 - £1180 / week

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from £115 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental with golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
“Weekend away” Loved it. Nice and quite, definitely able to relax. Lodge was clean and had everything I needed. Hot tub was amaxing. Definitely would go again.
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from £96 / night

£460 - £960 / week

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £36 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimao / Mexilhoeira Grande

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive
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from £141 / night

£983 - £1229 / week

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from £141 / night

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Holiday chalet in Interlaken

Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £163 / night

£1627 / week

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from £163 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Craig called me on the day of check in to let me know the appartment was ready early. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, very clean and tidy appartment will be recommending to friends and family.
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from £55 / night

£380 - £800 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bearsted with golf nearby

Maidstone / Bearsted

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great relaxing weekend” The location is great, easy to find off the motorway and a short walk into the town where there are a couple lovely restaurants. We ate at Oak on the Green on Saturday evening which was lovely (would recommend booking, very bus
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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

from £80 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Terrific apartment with fantastic view of the ocean” Wonderful accomodation with great views of the Atlantic ocean. Very comfortable with great facilities and mod cons. Very close to beach, small supermarket and cafe. 20 mins to the lovely town of Obi
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from £90 / night

£600 - £845 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sorico

Lake Como / Sorico

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely stunning” What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after our journey from the airport
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from £255 / night

£1492 - £2457 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £255 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday !!” Absolutely fantastic holiday, a huge thanks to Tracy & Geoff who were the most attentive and friendly hosts I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Everything was thought of from the beautiful home made scones, bread, etc that was
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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avg. 49 minutes

from £60 / 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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avg. 57 minutes

from £232 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Puy-Sanieres

Hautes-Alpes / Puy-Sanieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £97 / night

£334 - £764 / week

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from £97 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cazaubon holiday home rental

Gers / Cazaubon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £246 / night

£1053 - £3071 / week

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from £246 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful holiday home” From the moment we made contact with the owner, he was extremely helpful and friendly, this certainly gave us confidence that the trip would go smoothly. Lake View is a stunning, fully equipped, very spacious and comfortable. T
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from £325 / night

£1200 - £1800 / week

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from £325 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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 £88 / night

£571 - £746 / week

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avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

from £88 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Tangasdale

Isle of Barra / Tangasdale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£390 - £700 / week

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avg. 3 hours 2 minutes

from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Saint Martin-Vesubie

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £141 / night

£1136 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £141 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa, Pool and Gardens” Just returned from 2 weeks in Villa Jacelia and we thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing holiday in this beautiful large villa. The property is superb and is very clean. The property has lots to entertain the family from
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from £429 / night

£2995 - £3003 / week

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from £429 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Montecampione ski apartment to rent.

Artogne / Montecampione

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £62 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vejer de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Vejer de la Frontera

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely in love with this place!” Knowing the area well, I have to say that it is unlikely to find a more comfortable and peaceful accommodation than this one. Sitting outside in the garden next to the lovely pool, the only sounds we could hear cam
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from £132 / night

£878 - £1965 / week

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from £132 / night

(46) 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
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(125) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb Accomodation” Superb accommodation with everything that you could possibly need.Sea view was amazing.All amenities within a short walk.The apartment was spotless and Andy was most welcoming.We had a superb time and will be booking again and aga
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from £55 / night

£360 - £540 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

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Holiday home in Malfa

Isola di Salina / Malfa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £58 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
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from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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avg. 39 minutes

from £85 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in
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from £70 / night

£300 - £1025 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £70 / night

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