Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14287)

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 Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Bellresguard

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
First floor apartment in the beautiful Bellresguard complex, located only 100 meters from the beach and at a 10 minutes walk to town center.The private residential complex is sounded by mature well kept gardens and peaceful water streams as well as communal pools an  …see more

from £97 / night

£678 - £1272 / week

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from £97 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Colonia de Sant Pere holiday villa rental

Colonia de Sant Pere / Bay of Alcudia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at La Vista villa. The rooftop terrace was simply wonderful, enjoying the beautiful sunset views. Thankyou  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £39 / night

£297 - £441 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Kilsallagh

County Mayo / Kilsallagh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
sea view chalet is a comfortable two bedroomed holiday home overlooking clew bay and its islands adjestation to Croagh Patrick ,14 km from Westport town and greenway 6 kms from louisburgh town and beaches with breathtaking scenery<br />  …see more

from £43 / night

£170 - £323 / week

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from £43 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.<  …see more

from £85 / night

£593 - £1573 / week

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from £85 / night

60

Basse-Terre Island / Sainte Rose

4 16 7 nights min

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

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from £122 / night

£855 / week

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from £122 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Finistere / Elliant

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £107 / night

£746 - £1289 / week

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from £107 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Arrondissement of La Trinite / Le Robert

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £36 / night

£257 / week

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from £36 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 £128 / night

£848 - £1950 / week

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from £128 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vis

Island of Vis / Vis

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect apartment for two!” From the moment we were greeted at the ferry to the moment we left, we were so well looked after by the owner. The apartment is located in the centre of town, close to the ferry, in a quiet area. Very well equipped apartmen  …see more

from £30 / night

£204 / week

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from £30 / 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
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 £51 / night

£509 - £975 / week

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from £51 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Grande-Terre Island / Port-Louis

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

66

Palaia holiday apartment rental

Province of Pisa / Palaia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Small terrace. Private furnished outdoor area. Enjoy the sights, attractions and restaurants at your own  …see more

from £77 / night

£347 - £509 / week

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from £77 / night

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Province of Oristano / Sedilo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

16

Kilifi holiday villa rental

Kilifi / Kilifi Creek

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
beautiful villa with private pool,cook,organized staff which perform their duties unobtrusively ,scattered in a lush garden.The solar and rain water collection system produces enough energy to cover its own demand.No AC,only fans "Less luxury more ecology&q  …see more

from £59 / night

£331 - £390 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Eure / Autheuil-Authouillet

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £99 / night

£585 / week

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from £99 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

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

(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
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

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Herceg-Novi Municipality holiday apartment rental

Herceg-Novi Municipality

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wireless internet is available for free in all public areas and in almost every apartment. From the Villa Milica's 200 m² rooftop terrace you can enjoy panoramic views over the Boka Bay and the mountains in the distance.  …see more

from £23 / night

£161 - £368 / week

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from £23 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Carbonia-Iglesias / Buggerru

2 5 3 nights min

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

 …see more

from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Finikounda

Pylos-Nestor / Finikounda

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“"very relaxing and calm holiday with a beautiful view from the balcony"” I would definitely recomend it. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and always willing to talk. If we were to visit Peloponese again we would stay in that place for sure. The  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £513 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Aiud

Alba County / Aiud

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Studio is located right next to the Valisoara Gorges, in a relatively new - but charming - holiday village, very close to the Traditional rural settlement of Valisoara. This charming region is located in the Trascau Mountains, at about 15 km from the town of Aiud, a  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Sant Joan de Labritja holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Sant Joan de Labritja

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ibicenco Marí: Vivienda Turistica: ETV-1059-E Property accommodates max. 6 adults + 2 children under 12 years in additional beds on request + 2 babies under 2 years in additional cots on request = 8 people/guests + 2 babies maximum _______ Rental rates are base  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 - £4028 / week

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from £162 / 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  …see more

from £72 / night

£402 - £435 / week

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from £72 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

12 25 7 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A dream come true” We had the most wonderful experience at Les Grands Chenes. We held a very small wedding with family and friends (hailing from Australia, USA, and Denmark). Our wedding was a dream thanks to the beauty and charm of the villa and be  …see more

from £411 / night

£2873 - £5339 / week

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from £411 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Machico

Madeira / Machico

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“great place” Great place for a holiday. Very nice and helpful people. I recommend everyone who wants to rest. I feel great after returning  …see more

from £27 / night

£184 - £197 / week

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from £27 / 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

Corfu / Paleokastritsa

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Corse-du-Sud / Bonifacio

2 5 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £73 / night

£500 - £1051 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Zeeland Province / Hoek

3 6 2 nights min

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

 …see more

from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / 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 £187 / night

£1306 / week

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from £187 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Carsphairn holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Carsphairn

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rose Cottage is within Galloway Forest Park which covers nearly 300 sq miles of spectacular scenery - yours to explore! Ideal for couples and families interested in walking, cycling, fishing, golf & water sports. Everything from deer to new born lambs can be seen.&l  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £72 / night

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State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £160 / night

£800 - £2144 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Very Good 

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La Mata holiday apartment rental

La Mata / Los Leandros

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region -Situated on the Mediterranean coast. This area enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine per year. The seas are warm and clear and the beaches are sandy.There are a large number of golf courses in the region.<br />Torrevieja is a  …see more

from £14 / night

£85 - £212 / week

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from £14 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Stone cottage (near to cottages 309 and 331), tastefully restored, in wooded setting and 4 acres of mature gardens and enjoying fine outlook across the rolling countryside to Slieveboy, close to the border with Wexford and Carlow.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

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Arrondissement of Cayenne / Remire-Montjoly

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £47 / night

£326 / week

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from £47 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Tournon-d'Agenais with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Tournon-d'Agenais

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautifully furnished villa with all home comforts in private secluded quiet location” Beautifully furnished villa with all home comforts in private secluded quiet location with two towns a short distance away with all necessary food shops and restaur  …see more

from £170 / night

£890 / week

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from £170 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 £17 / night

£85 - £136 / week

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from £17 / night

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Haute-Loire / Saugues

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £34 / night

£204 - £306 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Zakynthos / Tsilivi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Air conditioning
Parking space,BBQ place,stairs to the sea leads to an isolated beach for daring swimmers.  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £300 / week

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from £35 / night