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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 in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

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Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry ski home to rent.

Basque Country / Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Medical service : 2 kmRailway station : 6 kmPharmacy : 1.5 kmBakery : 1.5 kmSupermarket : 2 kmBeach : 45 kmOutdoor swimming pool : 2 kmTennis court : 2 km  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 - £582 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Porto de Mos with swimming pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
beach, sea, ocean, golf, water sports, Portugal, Algarve, vacation, praia, vista mar, oceano, golf, desportos aquaticos, Portugal, Algarve, férias  …see more

from £26 / night

£171 - £513 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £385 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

44

Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly

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from £18 / night

£86 - £137 / week

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from £18 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(28) Excellent 

30

Corse-du-Sud / Bonifacio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £73 / night

£505 - £1060 / week

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from £73 / night

(12) Very Good 

22

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £510 / week

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from £36 / night

(15) Excellent 

28

Studio rental in Finikounda

Pylos-Nestor / Finikounda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Finikounda!” We were staying at the villa Olivia for about two weeks. It was pretty convenient studio nicely located with very warm hearted owners. Bruno found us out on the road when we helplessly tried to search for the villa in the dark f  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £342 / week

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from £26 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Puerto Princesa holiday villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p  …see more

from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Apartment accommodation in Kolios

Skiathos / Kolios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in the Greek Islands, then look no further than Skiathos Island Villas! Located on the tiny island of Skiathos in the Aegean, just an hour's flight away from Athens,villa kavourakia is a spacious villa and its a  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £902 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Average 

21

Gironde / Eynesse

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £69 / night

£385 - £642 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Very Good 

23

Drepano holiday villa rental

Patras / Drepano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Private, quiet location. Private pool and beach just a few minutes away. Close proximity Nafplion, Tolo and archaeological sites of the Argolida & Peloponnese. High quality, traditionally built, well equipped.<br />Our villa has two bedrooms,one double and one  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

75

Villa rental in Monsummano Terme with swimming pool

Province of Pistoia / Monsummano Terme

7 19 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Monsummano is a luxury eighteenth century Tuscan villa with exclusive pool, the ideal accommodation for family and group vacation (for 15/19 people). "Love of Tuscany and its traditions, care of details, a refined but family atmosphere, fidelity to the authen  …see more

from £306 / night

£2137 - £5642 / week

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from £306 / night

(9) Excellent 

115

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Fiscardo

Cephalonia / Fiscardo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous house, with stoning views over the sea. Absolute top” We had a two weeks family holiday with our adult children and their partners. Arriving at the Villa Fantasia is a breathtaking experience. The house is even more beautiful than pictures on  …see more

from £159 / night

£1103 - £2228 / week

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from £159 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg  …see more

from £129 / night

£855 - £1966 / week

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from £129 / night

(16) Excellent 

23

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  …see more

from £72 / night

£402 - £435 / week

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from £72 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Milatos

Lasithi Prefecture / Milatos

8 15 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa "Iliothea". Is ideal for big families, or many frends, have total privacy. Accommodates up to 15 (even 2 more if necessary) people. Lower cost serving fewer than 8 people staying privacy on the property . So, will not share with anyone else even if you  …see more

from £206 / night

£1240 - £2009 / week

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from £206 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode  …see more

from £55 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Azay-le-Rideau holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“An enchanting house in a fairy tale village” Tonight is our last evening staying in this charming house which saddens us greatly. After a month of being here it feels like home & we have grown accustomed to it's coziness & proximity to the village wh  …see more

from £22 / night

£150 - £1050 / week

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from £22 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

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
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £52 / night

£513 - £983 / week

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from £52 / night

(73) Excellent 

26

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
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

11

Lot / Limogne-en-Quercy

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£342 / week

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from £52 / night

26

Gerani holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Gerani

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
This is an amazing, brand new, modern villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a wc, built on a hillside of a picturesque village very close to Rethymno city. Amazing view and just 10 minutes walking distance to the beach. Villa is a very comfortable 225 sq.m three -storey bu  …see more

from £146 / night

£1018 / week

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from £146 / night

(26) 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
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £471 / week

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from £43 / night

(13) Very Good 

15

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  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Primosten

Sibenik-Knin County / Primosten

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Nice apartment is situated in the small village of Dolac in the natural environment and peaceful neighborhood. The apartment is located in a family house on a small hill overlooking the sea. Place Dolac is located two miles north of Primosten. Hundred meters from the ho  …see more

from £22 / night

£150 / week

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from £22 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Lassi holiday studio rental

Cephalonia / Lassi

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Accommondation in Lassi (Studio) Kefalonia.Sleeps 2 adaults and 1 child.  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Filignano with golf nearby

Province of Isernia / Filignano

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
Immerse yourself in nature and find the time to enjoy a few days without the bustle of city life Located in the beautiful “Borgo Valle” one of the 12 rural hamlets belonging to the beautiful village of Filignano, downstream of the ancient Mainarde Mountains  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

12

Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £129 / night

£453 - £676 / week

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from £129 / night

12

Allier / Vichy

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £52 / night

£300 - £486 / week

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from £52 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Vytina

Arkadia Region / Vytina

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Chalet Myrtis is located in the heart of the fir forests of Mount Menalon, in a unique natural environment and in the very centre of the Peloponnese, which was just voted as the No.1 European destination by Lonely Planet for summer 2016. It is ideally located for sport  …see more

from £189 / night

£1317 / week

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from £189 / night

21

Holiday apartment in Sale Marasino

Province of Brescia / Sale Marasino

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Superb lake view with sunterraces and small garden in quiet residential area  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £300 / week

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from £43 / night

17

Piddletrenthide holiday b&b rental

Dorchester / Piddletrenthide

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Private garden
Set in in the heart of Hardy country, in the picturesque village of Piddletrenthide, South House Retreat is a unique B and B offering accommodation to writers, artists, creative people, literary lovers and those who want to rest or just visit our beautiful County. Run b  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £56 / night

£236 - £261 / week

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from £56 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Grande-Terre Island / Sainte-Anne

1 4 3 nights min

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

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from £35 / night

£240 - £389 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Agios Georgios

Corfu / Agios Georgios

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
The unspoilt spectacular scenery provides all the facilities for an relaxing or exciting holiday. Relax or swim on our 2km beach with olive clad hillsides that plunge down into the sapphire blue sea. Walk and explore the countryside and the sleepy nearby Greek villages.  …see more

from £27 / night

£189 - £329 / week

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from £27 / night

(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
The apartment is located in a safe and quiet area. From the terrace you have a real amazing view of the sea in front of Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat.The flat is about a 15 minutes walk to the beach and downtown area where all the cafes, restaurants and shops are.Yo  …see more

from £86 / night

£556 - £889 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Jumilhac-le-Grand

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £45 / night

£308 - £513 / week

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from £45 / night