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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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Holiday villa with shared pool in Saint Anne

Guadeloupe / Saint Anne

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £279 / night

£1947 - £5231 / week

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from £279 / night

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Holiday b&b in Saint-Omer

Pas-de-Calais / Saint-Omer

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

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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

£248 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £36 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£1054 - £2107 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £151 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballinskelligs

County Kerry / Ballinskelligs

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£443 - £797 / week

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from £89 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ardmore

County Waterford / Ardmore

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £42 / night

£288 - £465 / week

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from £42 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Province of Siena / Sinalunga

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £531 / night

£3717 - £7965 / week

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from £531 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / Vergt

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £138 / night

£965 - £987 / week

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from £138 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Canillas de Aceituno holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Canillas de Aceituno

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool

from £92 / night

£638 - £947 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £92 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Savusavu

Savusavu / Korovesi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stay here, you'll love it!” Mario and Tatjana have built a wonderful series of villas on this property. As hosts they were really helpful and accommodating but we also felt like we had all the privacy we could want. Everything was in wonderful condit
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from £69 / night

£477 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, tennis court in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Large suburban Mas” This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (in the shade in the morning)Plen
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from £316 / night

£1770 - £3629 / week

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from £316 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£797 - £1018 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £54 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful place” The cave house was easy to find with Bob's great directions. We drove up from Almeria airport and stopped at the lake for lunch. Bob showed us around the village and pointed us in the direction of places to eat. We
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from £35 / night

£150 - £300 / week

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from £35 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2750 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £279 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Sakhu / Nai Yang

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £147 / night

£929 - £2031 / week

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from £147 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cala Gonone

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” lovely part of the wold to visit ; the apartment was really cosy and well furnished . The position is ideal for a quite and relaxing holiday and also very close to all amenities and conforts: shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach is
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from £49 / night

£341 - £461 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant family location” We have had a fantastic week at Southdown Barns. Our wonderful family enjoyed each other's company and made good use of the amazing space both indoors and out. The games room was a great facility although not used as much as
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from £450 / night

£2300 - £3200 / week

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from £450 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“An ideal rural retreat” We arrived for a short stay on the 6th Jan and were amazed at the beautiful setting. The rooms were very comfortable ,lovely kitchen and a very spacious lounge with a log fire. Took in many walks and visited nearby lakes. Alt
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from £244 / night

£1328 - £2434 / week

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avg. 22 minutes

from £244 / night

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Villa rental in Ko Lanta with swimming pool

Krabi Province / Ko Lanta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £135 / night

£755 - £3097 / week

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Holiday home in Easkey

County Sligo / Easkey

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay in a beautiful part of Sligo” The house was well keep and maintained. Location was excellent for a young family, beside the sea, shops. Situated in such a beautiful area. The amenities in the Easkey and surrounding areas are excellent
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from £104 / night

£487 - £576 / week

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49

Holiday apartment in Colle di Val d'Elsa

Colle di Val d'Elsa / Montegabbro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £54 / night

£310 - £434 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £54 / night

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Home rental in Agnac with shared pool

Dordogne / Agnac

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £39 / night

£273 - £585 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £89 / night

£177 - £576 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £89 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pula

Istria / Pula

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £31 / night

£279 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £31 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Kas with shared pool

Antalya Province / Kas

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £54 / night

£744 / week

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avg. 3 hours 0 minutes

from £54 / night

(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £69 / night

£478 - £1018 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

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(3) Very Good 

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Le Puy-Notre-Dame holiday gite rental

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £99 / night

£395 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £99 / night

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Apartment letting in Port d'Alcudia

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £73 / night

£508 - £1023 / week

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from £73 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Sarzana

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £123 / night

£768 - £1106 / week

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from £123 / night

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Home letting in Fontenoy-le-Chateau

Vosges / Fontenoy-le-Chateau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£181 - £226 / week

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from £26 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Shiskine

Isle of Arran / Shiskine

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£475 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£264 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Acquacalda holiday home rental

Lipari / Acquacalda

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £98 / night

£531 - £841 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £98 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £231 / night

£1770 / week

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from £231 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Could stay another week.” The location of the cottage was perfect. The views were wonderful, I loved the view from the swing in the olive grove. The pool was great. The cottage was as described. 30 mins walk into Skopelos, 45 mins back (uphill in heat
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1895 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Home rental in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£664 - £841 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect view” Very nice Location on the top of a small hill. Very friendly and responsive Family. Fantastic house for two families. We were 4 adults and 4 children. We only used 4 of the 5 bedrooms. Many different outside Areas suitable for all tim
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from £176 / night

£1053 - £2457 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £176 / night

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