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Rural retreats (14952)

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 rental

Amoudara / Ammoudara

2 6 1 night min

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

from £39 / night

£381 - £622 / week

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from £39 / 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

£259 / week

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from £44 / 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 £147 / night

£1026 - £2052 / week

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from £147 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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from £29 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sant Vicent de sa Cala holiday finca rental

Ibiza / Sant Vicent de sa Cala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful location will huge productive garden and distant sea views.” Casa Maria certainly got us hooked in to the bohemian vibe of the 'other-side-of-Ibiza' - Lovely rustic country setting with fig and almond trees. Fresh farm eggs from our organic
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from £106 / night

£742 - £2313 / week

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from £106 / 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

£176 - £220 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

60

Holiday villa rental

Basse-Terre Island / Sainte Rose

4 16 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £123 / night

£863 - £1483 / week

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from £123 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£404 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bruny Island

Tasmania / Bruny Island

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£686 - £1086 / week

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from £115 / night

(28) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £44 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

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(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

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Hoek

Zeeland Province / Hoek

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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avg. 2 hours 48 minutes

from £48 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £100 / 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 £143 / night

£905 - £1979 / week

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from £143 / night

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Holiday cottage in Vitane Bay

Pasman Island / Vitane Bay

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £63 / night

£441 - £713 / week

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from £63 / 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 £35 / night

£242 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £35 / night

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Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su
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from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £60 / 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 £69 / night

£432 - £819 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £69 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of
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from £65 / night

£455 - £930 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £65 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Casciano in Val di Pesa

Province of Florence / San Casciano in Val di Pesa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 84 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place to stay” Everything was perfect - location, house, view and pool. House is exactly same like on pictures. Very nice garden with lot of places to take sunbed. Cozy terrace for dinner. Perfect pool for children - only 1,2 meters deep. Vill
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from £247 / night

£949 - £1725 / week

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from £247 / night

25

Holiday apartment in Baska Voda

Split-Dalmatia County / Baska Voda

3 9 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £89 / night

£622 - £1057 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Nakulugamuwa with swimming pool

Tangalle / Nakulugamuwa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A truly memorable experience” We have just returned from a fantastic month's holiday at the Villa Hiru Sandu. This was a truly memorable experience in this beautiful country. The villa is charming and the beachfront location is stunning. But above all
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from £242 / night

£1690 / week

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(15) Very Good 

15

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 £87 / night

£518 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £87 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sidi Ifni

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Sidi Ifni

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect place to escape from it all” A truly amazing property, set in a wonderful location overlooking the sea! The space inside the property was phenomenal, with sea views from nearly every window! My husband and I occupied the Master Suite, with
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £170 / night

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Holiday home rental

Nicotera / Marina Nicotera

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£302 / week

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from £52 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in M'Hamid

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / M'Hamid

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £57 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Praia Grande holiday apartment rental

State of Sao Paulo / Praia Grande

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £37 / night

£254 / week

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avg. 50 minutes

from £37 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Cerbere

Pyrenees-Orientales / Cerbere

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£406 / week

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avg. 3 hours 3 minutes

from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kovalam

Thiruvananthapuram District / Kovalam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£250 - £390 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £40 / 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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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Chintsa

Eastern Cape / Chintsa

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1750 - £2590 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Anse Royale

Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne holiday home rental

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house. Great location.” We loved the location and the house was beautiful! We stayed with my parents and another family, 12 of us altogether, so much space and very well equipped with everything you'd need. Would deffinately recommend. Ho
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from £200 / night

£1150 - £2790 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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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 £67 / night

£466 - £992 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £67 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l
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from £70 / night

£390 - £422 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Beaulieu-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £87 / night

£561 - £1018 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £87 / night

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Pontedassio holiday home rental

Province of Imperia / Pontedassio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£182 - £242 / week

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from £26 / night

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Holiday apartment in Lido delle Nazioni

Comacchio / Lido delle Nazioni

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £42 / night

£290 / week

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from £42 / night

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Eging am See holiday condo rental

Lower Bavaria / Eging am See

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £18 / night

£121 / week

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from £18 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Lampedusa

Islands of Sicily / Lampedusa

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 500 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£328 - £776 / week

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avg. 1 hour 50 minutes

from £47 / night

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