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Rural retreats (354)

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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(1) Excellent 

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South Moravian Region / Znojmo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£242 - £819 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, tennis court in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Large suburban Mas” This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (in the shade in the morning)Plen  …see more

from £308 / night

£1725 - £3535 / week

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from £308 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Crayke

Easingwold / Crayke

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing place” Booked the manor for the weekend for my partners 30th! We had such an amazing time! The house and grounds were lovely. We are looking to book again for next summer! I would definitely recommend booking this place!  …see more

from £892 / night

£6244 / week

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from £892 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Sucina holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Sucina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment in lovely location, we come back every year” The location is perfect and the pool is only a small walk away. Though we went in October the pool was still just about warm enough to swim in and the complex was incredibly peaceful and re  …see more

from £35 / night

£215 - £275 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Chlomos

Corfu / Chlomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £169 / night

£1811 - £3880 / week

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from £169 / night

(60) Excellent 

15

Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect christmas” Wow, everything you could need in a beautiful setting. Comfy bed, bath robes, shower gel, towels, All the kitchen equipment you could dream of and dish washer. Lovely reclining settee, tv, dvds, books, and a log burner. Dog friendl  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Ashbourne

Derbyshire / Ashbourne

3 7 3 nights min

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

from £170 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £170 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Whorlton

Barnard Castle / Whorlton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£355 - £530 / week

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from £60 / night

(56) Very Good 

24

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £58 / night

£395 - £785 / week

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from £58 / night

(44) Excellent 

22

Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(26) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage with tennis court in Framlingham

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden

from £89 / night

£560 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Filey holiday home rental

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” A wonderful cottage in a wonderful setting, made even more comfortable after meeting the lovely owners on our arrival. There was a welcome goodie bag and the cottage has everything you could wish for, not like some other places where there  …see more

from £56 / night

£315 - £845 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, tennis court in Mirabeau

Vaucluse / Mirabeau

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Highly recommended” This was our second visit to Le Suyet, it remained very unchanged from our previous visit (in a good way). We had the swimming pool to ourselves for the whole 2 weeks, and enjoyed the peace & quiet. Ron & Anne the owners are around  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £432 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Alhaurin el Grande with swimming pool, golf nearby

Costa del Sol / Alhaurin el Grande

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovley views and a great villa” We stayd here for a week on the kids autumn break. 2 adults, 5 kids in various ages and their grandparents. The villa has everything for everyone to offer. Large pool, jaccuzzi, table tennis, pool table, dart and gym. N  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £2600 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Plaxtol

Kent / Plaxtol

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful retreat with plenty for young children and adults to enjoy” Don't miss the chance to stay at Willow Cottage. It is beautiful and offers a peaceful retreat. The cottage is equipped with everything you could want at a high standard. Would be v  …see more

from £43 / night

£299 - £699 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Duras holiday manor house rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Duras

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

(40) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage with tennis court in Milton Under Wychwood

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t  …see more

from £110 / night

£510 - £695 / week

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from £110 / night

(48) Excellent 

21

Ashburton holiday barn rental

Dartmoor National Park / Ashburton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
“Lovely quiet apartment in a beautiful valley.” Easy to get out and about. Would go back for another visit. Sarah & Nick were very helpful. You are able to walk around the farm.  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(60) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Fantastic break!” I spent 3 nights at the Old Farrowings cottage in August and could not fault anything. It was highly recommended by my parents who stayed previously and it certainly didn't disappoint! We were greeted by Jane and showed to the cottag  …see more

from £77 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £77 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Penallt

Monmouthshire / Penallt

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“A little piece of paradise” This is an excellent, traditional, cozy, well equipped cottage in a lovely setting with magnificent views. Area is peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We spent a lovely week here with our dog Bella who adored it. Plenty of lo  …see more

from £65 / night

£327 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Westfield with tennis court

East Sussex / Westfield

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly
“Just what we wanted” This was a very last minute booking. We were looking for time to relax, a chance to see some places that I visited many times as a child, for my wife to see part of the country she had not seen and to bring our dog. The communi  …see more

from £75 / night

£520 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

20

Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Sainte Foy-la-Grande

Gironde / Sainte Foy-la-Grande

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

22

Allier / Commentry

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £51 / night

£345 - £436 / week

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from £51 / night

(42) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Ploermel holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Morbihan / Ploermel

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing! Beautiful! Tranquil!” Wow! What a place! Amazing accommodation. Beautiful scenery. Tranquil location. All you could wish for a truly relaxing getaway. Can't wait to visit again.  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £485 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Lower Saxony / Haselunne

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £39 / night

£272 - £302 / week

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from £39 / night

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

from £302 / night

£1380 - £2888 / week

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from £302 / night

(50) Excellent 

21

Cottage rental in Croyde with tennis court

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £1450 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Excellent views and lovely walks surrounding the cute and cozy cottage, lovely area and fantastic owners!” Very warm and welcoming with great space for a cozy weekend or an action packed week. Many tourist attractions for all ages surrounding, really  …see more

from £100 / night

£370 - £570 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Plaxtol with tennis court

Kent / Plaxtol

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£329 - £734 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with tennis court in Crulai

Orne / Crulai

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A very peaceful holiday” A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might need. We were made to feel ve  …see more

from £130 / night

£388 - £1207 / week

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from £130 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Gortin holiday cottage rental

County Tyrone / Gortin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal  …see more

from £65 / night

£250 / week

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from £65 / night

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Dordogne / Doissat

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£319 - £794 / week

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from £61 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, tennis court in Pizzo

Pizzo / Pizzo Beach

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautifully relaxing” We have just returned from a very relaxing 2 week stay at Pizzo Beach. We travelled with our 3 children ( aged16,14 and 10) and all had a great time. The location is easy to reach from the airport - just 15 minutes. The apartment  …see more

from £82 / night

£250 - £689 / week

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from £82 / night

24

Dordogne / Thenon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £207 / night

£1294 - £2113 / week

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from £207 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Vimoutiers

Orne / Vimoutiers

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool

from £72 / night

£500 - £746 / week

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from £72 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with tennis court in Ella

Uva Province / Ella

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“nice view, nice garden for children, a place for family.” Nice stay in this house with a very beautiful view and garden. It was not very clean specially towels. One evening we went to the restaurant and when we came at 10pm the caretaker had locked t  …see more

from £72 / night

£432 - £488 / week

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from £72 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Anghiari holiday villa rental

Province of Arezzo / Anghiari

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“My family and I don't generally go back to places, but this was our second stay at Villa Seccarille and yes, it's a wow.” My family and my parents stayed at Villa Secarille ten years ago and we all finally managed to get back there in August '16. It  …see more

from £358 / night

£2500 - £4500 / week

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from £358 / night

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