Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14185)

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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Leek holiday home rental

Staffordshire / Leek

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Colourmill Cottage is situated on the edge of the Peak District. The cottage is a lovely retreat with stone floors, handmade wooden doors, open fire and woodburning stoves. Three good size bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and speakers in th  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £1200 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Trapezaki

Cephalonia / Trapezaki

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Oneira Villas - Villas in Trapezaki with shared pool and nice sea views in a peaceful location. 2 Bedroom Villa (sleeping up to 5 people).  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 - £983 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

57

Holiday chalet with swimming pool, tennis court in Gondomar

Gondomar / Melres

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B  …see more

from £136 / night

£935 - £1185 / week

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from £136 / night

(1) Excellent 

40

Holiday home in Caminha

Caminha / Venade

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place to Stay” We wanted to attend the beautiful beach of Moledo, and we had a good place to rest during our vacations in Portugal. The house had all we need and enjoyed a lot. The swimming pool was an important factor because some times we didn  …see more

from £84 / night

£553 - £1351 / week

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from £84 / night

16

Holiday apartment in Biograd na Moru

Zadar County / Biograd na Moru

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
This holiday apartment to rent, with sea-view, not far away from the town centre of Biograd na moru, just 30km from Zadar airport and 110km from Split airport, with a possibility to arrange airport transfer, in the vicinity of the beach, has two bedrooms, one with a que  …see more

from £45 / night

£314 - £473 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

101

Province of Syracuse / Augusta

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £36 / night

£220 - £808 / week

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from £36 / night

23

Holiday apartment rental

Province of Almeria / Agua Amarga

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
"The Capricho" is a new and fully equipped apartment, located in Agua Amarga, 50 meters from one of the best beaches in the world, in Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, Andalusia.Découvrez Agua Amarga et laissez-vous séduire par sa magie  …see more

from £97 / night

£483 - £1229 / week

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from £97 / night

(19) Excellent 

38

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

£400 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

30

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Selci

Province of Rieti / Selci

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful Villa in a stunning unspoilt part of Italy” We had the most wonderful stay at La Pazziella. Rossanna, (Marisa,the owners represntative), was so helpful and friendly on arrival and gave us a tour of the villa and some great information on  …see more

from £126 / night

£878 - £1404 / week

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from £126 / night

(11) Excellent 

16

Caromb holiday apartment rental

Vaucluse / Caromb

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great accommodation, in a great area, with great hosts,” Lovely historic accommodation in charming village. The apartments are spacious and had exactly what we needed. Highly recommended. The hosts were very welcoming and went beyond the norm to be ho  …see more

from £115 / night

£795 - £979 / week

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from £115 / 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 £31 / night

£211 / week

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from £31 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

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 £425 / night

£2974 - £5527 / week

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from £425 / night

(15) Very Good 

18

Holiday home with shared pool in Calvi

Haute-Corse / Calvi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Petite résidence familiale dans un jardin méditerranéen ombragé et fleuri avec piscine. Caché dans une oasis de verdure, 10 appartements pour 2 à 6 personnes, tous en rez de jardin, avec terrasse privative ombragée et bar  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £992 / week

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from £44 / night

29

Tetbury holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Tetbury

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
An early Georgian listed watermill at the bottom of a private Cotswold valley, sleeping 8. Ground floor opens to a large kitchen, dining and living room.. Spacious bedrooms with opulent 4-poster bed. Mill pond. Lantern, weathervane and cupola.<br />The Cyder House  …see more

from £205 / night

£960 - £1730 / week

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from £205 / night

(7) Excellent 

17

Home rental in Nijar

Province of Almeria / Nijar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This rental home is located in the village of Níjar / Almeria, 25 to 30 km from the beautiful beaches of the Natural Park Cabo de Gata, in eastern Andalusia. Its location in the old quarter of the potters transmits the atmosphere of past times. With recent restor  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Very Good 

31

Holiday apartment in Playa de Mogan

Mogan / Playa de Mogan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Modern fully equipped 1 bedroom apartments in Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria Stay among the locals in the picturesque cliff-side fishing village of Puerto Mogan, with its spectacular views of the sea and craggy cliffs. The beach and all the facilities of the resort are wit  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 - £553 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Very Good 

13

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imi Ouaddar

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £115 / night

£702 / week

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from £115 / night

21

Province of Catania / Nicolosi

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £264 / week

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from £32 / night

47

Lietor holiday manor house let

Province of Albacete / Lietor

7 12 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Historic Country House. Unique Rural escape. Long dining room with fire place. Tastefully decorated. Pool and Garden. Rural setting, in town perched on mountain and surrounded by mountains, with the river Mundo at it's foot. Beautiful walks, scenery. Great for fam  …see more

from £88 / night

£527 - £1264 / week

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from £88 / night

(3) Excellent 

8

Holiday cottage in Kilgarvan

County Kerry / Kilgarvan

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Traditional, renovated stone cottage, quiet and secluded, on country lane in the Derrynassaggart Mountains and ideally placed for touring some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated about 2½ miles from  …see more

from £30 / night

£207 - £458 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Isola d'Ischia / Forio

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £44 / night

£264 - £343 / week

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from £44 / night

17

Holiday home in Camaiore

Province of Lucca / Camaiore

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
This holiday home is located at the entrance of the hamlet of Santa Lucia, on the hills of Versilia, is a nice and comfortable semidetached house. In a light windy place, so that it is pleasant to stay on the terrace during the sunny season, the holiday apartment of 90s  …see more

from £46 / night

£316 - £658 / week

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from £46 / night

(4) Excellent 

53

Adele holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Adele

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Built in modern architecture, each -three storey- villa is 180 sq.m. in size and can accommodate up to 6 persons. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with fireplace, an open plan fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and a WC. The living room gives to a  …see more

from £128 / night

£891 - £1505 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Average 

23

Holiday chalet in Azenhas do Mar

Sintra Municipality / Azenhas do Mar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful” Isabel and Gonzalo were very helpful, attentive, punctual and kind. They thoughtfully provided breakfast and beverages for our whole family! Their rental property of Casal da Ponte Colares was a cute, antique home. Even in the off-season of  …see more

from £40 / night

£338 / week

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from £40 / 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

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends. We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area. The drive to the villa  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £992 / week

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from £73 / 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 £27 / night

£185 / week

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from £27 / night

29

Province of Ogliastra / Girasole

2 6 1 night min

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

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from £53 / night

£571 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hautes-Alpes / Gap

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£175 - £430 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Elba Island / Patresi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £44 / night

£246 - £615 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Very Good 

16

Aisne / Laon

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £351 / night

£395 - £461 / week

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from £351 / night

(6) Very Good 

23

Rodrigues Island / La Ferme

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £43 / night

£220 - £330 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday apartment in Cavtat

Cavtat / Cavtat Old Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
The vicinity of Dubrovnik, Mediterranean climate and rich vegetation have made it possible for Cavtat to develop into the cultural, social and tourist center of Konavle that flourishes on its natural beauty.  …see more

from £44 / night

£369 - £492 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Murter Island / Betina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Apartment Šare, a family owned Burtina, is located in Betina (Sibenik-Knin County),on the island of Murter. Accommodation is far from the first beach 200m, and 200m from the town center. The minimum number of people is 2, and the maximum 4.Guests can use: parkin  …see more

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Communaute de communes du Cap Corse / Ogliastro

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £57 / night

£395 - £672 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Beja

Beja District / Beja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £615 / week

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from £62 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Alton holiday home rental

Staffordshire / Alton

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house for visit to Alton with large group” Great locationf for Alton Towers. Plenty of room and toys in house for our 3 families of 2 adults and 2 young children. Great pub across the road, great food. They allowed us to carry the food on pl  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday apartment in Port de Pollenca

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Superb sea front apartment in the quiet area of Llenaire, only 10 minutes walking distance to town center. This 3 bedroom apartment is modern and comfortable and has a communal pool as well as private off the road parking.  …see more

from £101 / night

£702 - £1536 / week

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from £101 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Sacoue

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £132 / night

£834 - £965 / week

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from £132 / night

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Isere / Les Deux-Alpes

Studio 5 6 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £49 / night

£308 - £571 / week

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from £49 / night