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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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(15) Excellent 

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Thyon ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tally Ho 2” Just returned from a week in tally ho 2. Cannot fault it one bit. It's perfect and the welcome pack is perfect. We're already looking to book again this year as well as next year. Donna is a perfect host. And the hot tub is great as well j
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from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Weekend” A wonderful place to celebrate my 50th birthday with two other families. Sorry my helium balloon escaped to the ceiling of the living room so unable to get it down! The house is amazing with everything you might need and lovely vie
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from £90 / night

£1300 - £2199 / week

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from £90 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Pictures don't do it justice it's stunning and donna is absolutely amazing we shall definitely be coming back one day!
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from £100 / night

£725 - £980 / week

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Southwest Nova Scotia / Weymouth

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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from £71 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect apartment” We have just returned from a perfect week away at The Peninsula. The apartment is very special with breath taking views of the mountains and the sea. This extremely well equipped apartment is spacious, comfortable and feels like a
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from £58 / night

£400 - £830 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday condo in Nasugbu

Batangas Province / Nasugbu

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £171 / night

£956 / week

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from £171 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second time here” This is the second time here and been absolutely brilliant good fishing days to and quite a lot caught kids enjoyed themselves to and Kim the owner helped us with any questions we asked her during our stay would recommend this place
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from £85 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“50th birthday week away” Booked a week away in half term to celebrate my 50th birthday. Location was excellent, went to Gretna Green and Lake District which are within reasonable driving distance as well as more local destinations. Lodge is fantastic,
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from £115 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Aberdaron holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui
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from £95 / night

£664 - £1384 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Menuires

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£160 - £620 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Sankt Goarshausen holiday cottage rental

Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goarshausen

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“wonderfull place and wonderfull owner” The cottage is kept in tip top condition and Monica will be only to pleased to help. The grounds are a quiet retreat, the village and the rhine 5 mins by car.
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from £89 / night

£531 / week

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from £89 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Callington with shared pool, golf nearby

Cornwall / Callington

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool

from £235 / night

£995 - £2898 / week

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from £235 / night

(48) Excellent 

24

Brithdir holiday log cabin rental

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful” We stayed in wnion wood lodge for a birthday weekend as a surprise for my partner and it didn't disappoint! We wanted a quiet bit of luxury and with the beautiful widlife surrounding, the relaxation of the hot tube and sauna it's exactly wh
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from £124 / night

£595 - £938 / week

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from £124 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Lodge letting in Atlantic Reach with shared pool, golf nearby

Newquay / Atlantic Reach

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£399 - £1711 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Waterville / Lohar

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“a really lovely place, in a beautiful setting” The Ring of Kerry is just wonderful, and Waterville is a great base for visits to different parts of it, including Derrynane House (my ancestral home!) and the stunning Strand there, Skelling Michael, Val
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from £266 / night

£797 - £1416 / week

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from £266 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tumbles is a wonderful place to come back to after exploring the amenities and the beaches this part of Cornwall offers.” We hired Tumbles and had an amazing time with our family. We are all local but Tumbles offered us the space to be under one ro
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from £280 / night

£1400 - £3900 / week

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from £280 / night

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St. Michael im Lungau ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / St. Michael im Lungau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£1357 - £3098 / week

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from £67 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Estepona / Cancelada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£694 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still
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from £70 / night

£220 - £600 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Argelliers holiday apartment rental

Herault / Argelliers

1 7 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location holiday home” House was so well equipped, basically everything you need is provided. The location is fab, great for dogs with walks right on the doorstep. We also used the swimming pass and the good quality bikes provided. We will defin
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from £95 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent stay” Great apartment everything you need. Nice peaceful location, it's great having the club house if you don't want to travel far. Amazing restaurants in Elviria such a nice place. Owners are really helpful. All in all an excellent holida
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from £50 / night

£299 - £729 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £50 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Highampton

Devon / Highampton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped lodge, excellent swimming pool” February half term short break. The weather wasn't kind but the cottage was perfectly equipped and nice and cosy. The indoor swimming pool and sauna was brilliant and we made full use of it on the wet and
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from £80 / night

£400 - £770 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £80 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Engelberg

Canton of Obwalden / Engelberg

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“"Alp-Heaven!"” Alphaven is that rare find that will leave you wondering why you would want to go anywhere else for vacation....It was as if we were living in a picture postcard, while having our coffee on the balcony, the valley far below, parasailors
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from £202 / night

£1412 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Tullow holiday home accommodation

County Carlow / Tullow

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £124 / night

£868 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Drimoleague

County Cork / Drimoleague

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £116 / night

£602 - £788 / week

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from £116 / night

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Saint-Come ski chalet to rent.

Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £208 / night

£989 - £1489 / week

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from £208 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Mersham

Ashford / Mersham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab house!!” Excellent house, second time we have visited would defiantly recommend this house. Love this house!!
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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Andermatt

Canton of Uri / Andermatt

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment in classic Swiss ski village” Highly recommend this apartment if you look to stay in Andermatt. Modern, well appointed and a place you easily feel comfortable. Very central to village, train, lifts, restaurants, etc.
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from £175 / night

£1220 / week

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(12) 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
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly” Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated
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from £23 / night

£160 - £675 / week

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from £23 / night

(41) 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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(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
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from £127 / night

£885 - £3098 / week

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Dragsfjard holiday beach hut rental

Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£558 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“If you love the ocean, this is the place for you” Burgh Island Causeway 16 was all which had been promised via the webpage and much more - simply fantastic! Such a lovely, immaculately kept and luxurious apartment with fantastic views, peaceful surr
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from £125 / night

£616 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Totally chilled” We booked this property for a week for our wedding anniversary. When we arrived donna had put up banners and left some flowers along with some beer in the fridge. Also there was a hamper full of goodies. The property was very clean to
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from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £129 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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Ski cottage to rent in Jamsa

Central Finland / Jamsa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£442 / week

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from £88 / night

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Splitska holiday apartment rental

Brac Island / Splitska

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £129 / night

£881 - £1235 / week

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from £129 / night

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