Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10442)

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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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cowes

Isle of Wight / Cowes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect cottage” A really lovely well equipped dog friendly cottage in a fantastic location. Great shops, pubs, dog walks and the bonus of M&S on your door step. Jenny was very helpful with the booking and the welcome pack was very much appreciated.
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from £145 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £145 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Ashurst holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ashurst

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We had such a lovely time” We enjoyed our stay at Rufus Cottage. The location is perfect. A pub next door with great live music on a Friday which was really good. The cottage had everything we wanted. Well stocked with plates etc. If we return to this
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from £70 / night

£520 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

35

Holiday bungalow rental

Uckfield / Buxted

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£500 - £1175 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Puerto de Santiago

Puerto de Santiago / Playa de la Arena

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent choice for location and property” First the property, all as described, very clean well located for the shops, beach and restaurants all offering good value for money. No noisey crowds, accomodation complex quiet and friendly. Good reliable
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from £50 / night

£340 - £517 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday home with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wondrous” A WONDERFUL Casa to stay in, in a perfect location. Five minutes walk into the village so as close to everything you'd need as well as quiet enough to drink in the fabulous views offered to the sea. The house was the most well equipped ho
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from £79 / night

£547 - £1009 / week

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from £79 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingleton

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Ingleton

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great cottage in the centre of the village” We enjoyed a great week in ingleton. The accommodation was great and the cottage was presented to clean and high standard. The bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival was appreciated (2 young children made
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from £150 / night

£600 - £1099 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Salis Beach

Antibes / Salis Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Grand Salis for a wonderful holiday.” The view from the front veranda was full of activity, beach, sailing boats, yachts with beautiful,panaromic views of the coast with the mountains behind. You can walk easily into Old Antibes and visit the excitin
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from £65 / night

£430 - £900 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

22

Apartment rental in Cassis

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and Cassis is just perfect” We stayed in this apartment while attending a wedding north of Cassis, the apartment was well equipped and spacious, short walks to the town and beaches, absolutely perfect and hope to visit again soon, perha
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from £152 / night

£925 - £1135 / week

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from £152 / night

(33) Excellent 

33

Barmouth holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautifully maintained Cottage with fantastic sunsets. Just perfect!” We arrived early afternoon to find an immaculately presented property. Our every need was catered for in order to make our stay perfect. We completely relaxed from the moment w
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from £82 / night

£575 - £1079 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Home rental in Borth with golf nearby

Ceredigion / Borth

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£850 - £1350 / week

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from £122 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea
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from £100 / night

£550 - £825 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wyke Regis

Weymouth / Wyke Regis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little house in a great location” We recently stayed here over the easter weekend and had a great time. The house was lovely and clean, with lots of space for family fun. There was a beach not even a minute walk away and was in a great location
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from £60 / night

£410 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Not enough superlatives.............” We (4 adults, 2 children) stayed in August 2016 and I am still sulking that we had to return home. Pegging my laundry out in Somerset just isn't cutting it........no sea views for starters !! This villa is beaut
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from £190 / night

£1173 - £2232 / week

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from £190 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Eden Island

Eden Island

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment” We stayed at eden for 1 month in aug and I must stay don't hesitate to book this apartment it had everything you needed and more its a wonderful island everyone is so friendly . It had a great gym which I used every day and the p
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from £177 / night

£1236 / week

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from £177 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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(68) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better! The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice. Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
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from £55 / night

£380 - £690 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home accommodation

Staffordshire / Stone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cromer

Norfolk / Cromer

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage in a fabulous location” 2 The Gangway is in an ideal location close to the sea and the centre of the small seaside town of Cromer. There are pretty villages within a few minutes drive and the highlight of our break was seeing seals in the
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from £90 / night

£415 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in Every Way” This cottage was a wonderful surlprise. It was beautifully and practically decorated, and its location really excellent...very close to all facilities. The owner, Ashley was both very friendly and helpful, and her thoughtfullness
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with shared pool, golf nearby

Saint Mary Parish / Jolly Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“NICE AND QUIET PLACE” We stayed almost two months in the villa and really appreciate it. The villa is very clean and updated. We specially appreciated having all our meals outside looking at the very nice view. The extended deck is fantastic and th
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from £106 / night

£739 / week

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from £106 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in La Tzoumaz

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing Views - when can we come again?!” Stayed here in May for a late spring long weekend and had a fantastic time. The chalet is open plan and beautifully modern with some lovely alpine touches to the decor. As a party of 4 with 2 year old there w
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from £229 / night

£1600 - £4000 / week

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from £229 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cagliari Centre

Cagliari / Cagliari Centre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £42 / night

£272 - £382 / week

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from £42 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Daimus with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Daimus

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another lovely stay at Casa Rolamie” Another lovely stay at Casa Rolamie, a wonderful villa with beautiful views. Definitely home from home, with great outdoor space including a good size swimming pool. Plenty of space for us all. Wonderful communi
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from £41 / night

£234 - £792 / week

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from £41 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Les Menuires ski apartment to rent.

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £29 / night

£200 - £1200 / week

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from £29 / 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

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Wroxham holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Wroxham

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Super” What a fantastic holiday, excellent location, Excellent, well equipped property with a really nice welcome package. It's the little things sometimes that go a long way. The property was clean and presented well, my husband sat out fishing an
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from £90 / night

£500 - £1170 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Route de la Plagne

Morzine / Route de la Plagne

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little flat” Hi We have just came back from Morzine. The flat was a perfect location. 5 minutes walk to the plenty lift and all the bars and restaurant are walking distance away. We were a group of four adults, the couple had the bedroom and
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from £80 / night

£699 - £2599 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Great location for access into southwold, lovely homely feel for this well kept cottage. Will book again.
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from £70 / night

£425 - £835 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped and modern little apartment” Very well equipped kitchen and pretty modern. Small but functional rooms, nice balcony with view of the lake and Bellagio. Good location for daytrips to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.
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from £55 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a great location” We have just returned from our holiday, Blossom house was fantastic. Everything you need and more (even a potty which was great as we forgot our 2 year old's!) When we arrived we were greeted by the owners daughter
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from £85 / night

£540 - £1185 / week

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from £85 / night

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Townhouse rental in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Dona Pilar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great villa, town and weather!” The Whiterocks villa was superb with all the amenities you would need, in particular the pool was extremely clean and we used it every day in our 2 week stay. The views from the villa were breathtaking! Balchik is
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from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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(16) Very Good 

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South Cliff holiday apartment rental

Scarborough / South Cliff

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent Holiday Home” Very clean tidy and well equipped holiday apartment in a very convenient but quiet location on Scarborough's South Cliff.
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from £60 / night

£200 - £340 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

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Charente-Maritime / Saint Laurent de la Pree

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£446 - £621 / week

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from £96 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Scarborough

Scarborough District / Scarborough

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Morzine ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

1 6 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful skiing holiday” Apartment was great, was everything we needed. Easy access to ski lifts, town centre and quiet location. Would definitely revisit.
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from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torrevieja Area with shared pool

Torrevieja Area / Los Altos/Punta Prima

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Spanish Getaway, Great Modern Apartment” We have stayed here a few times now and would recommend anyone to go! It's a great modern Spanish apartment with a nice pool & close to shops restaurants and bars all just a short walk. The beach is just
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from £25 / night

£175 - £225 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porth

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family Porth Beach retreat” The accommodation was perfect for a family of 4 as there was one double bedroom and one twin room with two bathrooms. We were a family of 4 with 2 children aged 13 and 10 years. The apartment was as seen on Holiday
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from £120 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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