Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14182)

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 home with swimming pool in Yzerfontein

Western Cape / Yzerfontein

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles” We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Isla  …see more

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(38) Excellent 

13

Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs” Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / 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 £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom family apartment situated on Bonanza Square. The apartment has air conditioning/heating and large balcony. There is 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms with an additional folding bed. We also provide a travel cot. There is an ensuite bathroom an  …see more

from £35 / night

£195 - £675 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Mesudiye with swimming pool

Datca / Mesudiye

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A Lovely Villa, Sea Views, Very Comfortable, Lovely Pool.” A lovely villa, sea views, very comfortable, lovely pool. I would like to say that our holiday was outstanding. A truly awesome view, a brilliant location from which to explore this unspoi  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1250 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Cieux

Haute-Vienne / Cieux

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Self catering holiday accommodation. Maison Lavaud for short and long breaks in the Monts de Blond, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France  …see more

from £39 / night

£233 - £328 / week

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from £39 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Rochechouart

Haute-Vienne / Rochechouart

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This Old French Country Cottage has been charmingly renovated, and is situated in a secluded hamlet called ' Rouffias '. It has all amenities and main routes easily accesible and offers an Idyllic and Restful Self-Catering Holiday Retreat. Surround  …see more

from £44 / night

£281 - £358 / week

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from £44 / night

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Morbihan / Quiberon

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £65 / night

£302 - £604 / week

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from £65 / night

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9

Ardmore holiday cottage rental

County Waterford / Ardmore

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Small, traditional thatched pre-famine fisherhman's cottage in a unique location about 100 yards from a fine sandy beach - The Curragh Beach (a mile long) and enjoying sea views.  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £576 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cehegin holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Cehegin

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
If you are looking for the perfect get-a-way in a very quite tranquil location or house hunting, then this is for you. Our family run self catering apartments are located in the countryside of North West Murcia, Southern Spain, 10 km from the small historic town of Ceh  …see more

from £22 / night

£182 - £242 / week

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from £22 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Mulranny holiday cottage rental

County Mayo / Mulranny

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean, comfortable, warm and fantastic views.” A very enjoyable stay, we were welcomed by Lily the housekeeper who was very friendly and helpful. The house is very cosy, clean, comfortable and warm. Fantastic views from the upstairs living area.  …see more

from £74 / night

£268 - £561 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Tinahely

County Wicklow / Tinahely

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Detached stone cottage, formerly a Blacksmith's Forge, with fine views of the rolling hills and valleys in attractive and peaceful rural surroundings. Near to the Derry River that links the villages of Tinahely and Shillelagh (both about 3 miles away) to the south  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

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Nicotera / Marina Nicotera

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £52 / night

£302 / week

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from £52 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Rodney Bay Heights

Cap Estate / Rodney Bay Heights

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
4 bedroom contemporary villa - amazing sea views swimming pool. Restaurants Marina Beach nearby  …see more

from £115 / night

£790 - £1210 / week

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from £115 / night

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Vosges / Ferdrupt

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£259 - £432 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Herault / La Salvetat-sur-Agout

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £72 / night

£228 - £592 / week

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from £72 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic holiday lodge in a beautiful setting” We stayed for 9 nights over Easter with 6 of us altogether at varying times, all different ages and a dog. We were met by Linda the owner, who had very kindly taken in our ordered shopping for us and the  …see more

from £43 / night

£299 - £1020 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Salerno / Campagna

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £28 / night

£190 - £333 / week

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from £28 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Crovie holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Crovie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret Hideaway” Beautiful location the forgotten place, where you can get back to basics, relax in the lovely cottage at 40 Crovie, bedrooms are spacious and underfloor heating in basement shower room and kitchen. Coal fire and central heating if req  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £75 / 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

48

Aliki holiday villa rental

Paros / Aliki

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Traditional Cycladic styled villa in Aliki village. It was built in 2015 and is located 500 meters from Aliki's downtown with its restaurants and cafes and the main beach. It is in a countryside quiet area, 12 kilometers from Parikia (capital - main Port) and 2 kil  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Baltimore

County Cork / Baltimore

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on large elevated site and enjoying fine outlook over west Cork countryside towards Roaring Water Bay and Mount Gabriel (1339ft).  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Castara holiday villa rental

Castara / Englishman's Bay

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very peaceful and spacious home in a great location.” Everything was well prepared when we arrived. Jango (the master gardener and our greeter when we arrived) was very patient and waited for 4 hours as our flight was delayed. The house was well equi  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £114 / 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
“A comfortable, relaxing stay.” La Vista was perfect for our extended family of 5 adults and 3 young kids. Well equipped and comfortable, the roof terrace and hot tub were fantastic. The area was nice and quiet, albeit the start of the season, but this  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / Ile Rousse

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £35 / night

£259 - £604 / week

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from £35 / night

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State of Bahia / Ilheus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £65 / night

£363 - £605 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Almyrida holiday apartment rental

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious 3 bed apt, private pool & garden 5 mins to beach/tavernas. Sea views, Sandy safe beach. Boules pitch, satellite TV, DVD and CD. LWelcome pack, Close to shops, tavernas, bars, bowling, sailing, pedalos, kayaking, diving, excursions, spa. ATM, pharmacy, Wi-  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Agnes Water holiday home rental

Queensland / Agnes Water

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
Right in the heart of town, is this amazing tri level home, a court yard with a fabulously built pathway gives you access to the ‘back’ laneway which is easy walking distance to the shops and beach. There is room for a boat and a great balcony to catch the o  …see more

from £92 / night

£549 - £1110 / week

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from £92 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A one bed apartment only a 30 second walk to the Cabo Roig Strip so no need a car as all amenities are within walking distance, bars, restaurants and just about anything you need is here. The beach is only a 5 minute walk down from the apartment making this perfect.  …see more

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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from £29 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Argyll holiday apartment rental

Oban / Argyll

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Picturesque, peaceful haven” I would highly recommend the accommodation at Loch Melfort pier and harbour. The location is beautiful and the commodore suite has a balcony and windows with views over the loch. It is a perfect location for singles or cou  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Cenac et St Julien

Dordogne / Cenac et St Julien

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Transported to another time and place” My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in this 14th century house, overlooking the quaint and beautiful village of Cenac. We truly felt transported to another time and place. The house was roomy, clean, and  …see more

from £104 / night

£647 - £768 / week

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from £104 / night

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Island of Gozo / Marsalforn

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £24 / night

£160 - £319 / week

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from £24 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Marsden holiday cottage rental

Huddersfield / Marsden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable, well equipped, recommended” A comfortable, well equipped property in an interesting location just outside Marsden. Good views across a lake and the Huddersfield Narrow canal. Easy to get to Marsden on foot along the tow path, but not reco  …see more

from £48 / night

£257 - £464 / week

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from £48 / night

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Saone-et-Loire / Paray Le Monial

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £78 / night

£466 - £492 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Montaione / Santo Stefano

10 20 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
!!!EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT!!! FOR STAYS IN HSS1 & HS (2017): 10% discount for bookings confirmed within 45 days before the arrival date. FOR STAYS IN MS and HSS Seasons (2017): 15% discount for bookings confirmed within 30 days before the arrival date. FOR STAYS IN  …see more

from £690 / night

£4828 - £8104 / week

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from £690 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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 £279 / night

£1948 / week

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from £279 / night

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Finistere / Landerneau

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £82 / night

£250 - £513 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Corfu / Boukari

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Salerno / Morigerati

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night