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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 apartment rental

Paphos District / Chlorakas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect , :) The location is ok .” For my opinien it is Perfect place. , :) The location is ok , This is a great family-friendly apsrtment great taras..
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from £18 / night

£120 - £170 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Balazuc

Ardeche / Balazuc

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£250 - £716 / week

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from £69 / night

(27) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £180 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Diani Beach holiday villa let

Ukunda / Diani Beach

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“The vacation of a life time” We spent two wonderful weeks at Villa Kapungu in March of 2014, from the moment we arrived to the minute we left we felt completely at home by not only the staff working at the house, but also the extended network of frien
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from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £225 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Sainte-Anne

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
“Can't find anything to fault” This is a lovely bungalow set within mango and starfruit trees. It is well equipped and the pool is within the grounds. The owners, Christine and Jean-Marc are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. When the a
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from £35 / night

£242 - £393 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £35 / 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 £122 / night

£761 - £1096 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house in Autheuil-Authouillet

Eure / Autheuil-Authouillet

2 4 1 night min

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

from £100 / night

£595 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Los Masos

Pyrenees-Orientales / Los Masos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views” The views from the sun terrace were fantastic, changing regularly depending on weather and the time of ay. The top bedroom was a real bonus, it was great to wake up in the morning and look over at the mountains from the bed. Also th
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from £32 / night

£215 - £319 / week

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from £32 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Preuilly sur Claise holiday apartment rental

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent stay in a friendly atmosphere” We stayed here in the La Cistude chalet for a week on our annual wine trip to France. In the past we have camped, this was our first time staying in accommodation and we were pleased we did. The chalet was co
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from £57 / night

£238 - £449 / week

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from £57 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Fuengirola holiday apartment rental

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“second stay” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It is lovely - very comfortable and like a home from home. It is obvious that Babbs is 100% committed to ensuring that her guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay as nothing
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from £28 / night

£180 - £310 / week

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from £28 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Beuzeville holiday home accommodation

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £51 / night

£285 - £388 / week

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from £51 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Holiday chalet in Lozzi

Haute-Corse / Lozzi

2 6 1 night min

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

from £70 / night

£487 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Olhao

Faro District / Olhao

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £26 / night

£302 - £483 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £26 / night

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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 £52 / night

£302 - £423 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Les Anses d'Arlet

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Les Anses d'Arlet

2 6 4 nights min

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

from £39 / night

£259 - £712 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £39 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vueltas

Valle Gran Rey / Vueltas

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“laid back at la condesa” I think we have visited 5 years in a row now - that must speak for itself! The flat is well equipped and the view amazing - if you like waves sparkling in the sunshine that is. The friendly, helpful and generous English owne
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from £39 / night

£302 / week

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(2) Excellent 

25

Trapezaki holiday villa rental

Cephalonia / Trapezaki

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£604 - £1194 / week

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from £87 / night

(23) Excellent 

30

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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Holiday villa in Uchisar

Cappadocia / Uchisar

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

(8) Excellent 

27

Gite rental in Fontainebleau

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great house, great location” Very nice, comfortable, spacious gîte, had everything we needed for a family of six - parents, two teenagers, two younger. Owners were next door, friendly and helpful. Wonderful area in the Fontainebleau forest, handy fo
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from £121 / night

£569 - £819 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £121 / 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

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“What a find” A lovely old converted barn in Galicia was our base for 10 days. The apartment was clean and comfortable and the outside area was just great. There was plenty of seating in both the sun and the shade, and the views from the terrace across
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from £52 / night

£341 - £427 / week

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Apartment rental in Martil

Tangier-Tetouan Region / Martil

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £18 / night

£315 - £345 / week

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from £18 / night

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Holiday apartment in Torchiara

Province of Salerno / Torchiara

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£604 - £1078 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday b&b in Sidemen

Bali / Sidemen

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£116 - £150 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £18 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning property in idyllic location” we loved our time in this spacious, well equipped property. Great pool for relaxing days but close to the motorway to explore surrounding area. We enjoyed a day in Malaga, a beach trip to Toro Del Mar, dinner ov
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from £113 / night

£696 - £1501 / week

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from £113 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £45 / night

£310 - £710 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £45 / night

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Holiday gite in Courdemanche

Sarthe / Courdemanche

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very accommodating picturesque Villa with pool” We recently had a wonderful stay at Finca Los Pinos, owners Sarah and David were exceptionally helpful whilst planning our trip and during our stay. The villa itself was very cosy with fully equipped kit
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from £302 / night

£1725 - £2414 / week

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(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

Certificate of Excellence

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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San Vito dei Normanni holiday villa rental

Province of Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £173 / night

£1207 - £3018 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday b&b in Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe

Tarn / Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe

1 5 1 night min

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

from £35 / night

£190 - £432 / week

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from £35 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in La Massana

La Massana Parish / La Massana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£690 - £1638 / week

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from £108 / night

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Houyet holiday cottage rental

Namur Province / Houyet

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£305 - £427 / week

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avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £52 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Arklow holiday apartment rental

County Wicklow / Arklow

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£450 - £580 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Roja Montana

Lanzarote / Roja Montana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£450 - £1190 / week

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avg. 7 minutes

from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Argentat

Argentat / St.Julien-aux-Bois

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect location for a peaceful getaway.” My girlfriend and I only stayed in Rosiers for 3 days but we loved it, especially the peaceful location. The inside is fairly rustic and the downstairs felt like you were in a castle with thick stone walls, ex
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from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Saint-Andre-de-Cruzieres

Ardeche / Saint-Andre-de-Cruzieres

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

from £48 / night

(13) 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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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 £101 / night

£475 - £561 / week

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