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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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Lovely High Street Cotswolds Cottage - Moreton-in-Marsh cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
The grade II listed cottage dates from around the early 17th century and many of the original features remain intact today. It has a large and welcoming open fire in the living room and exposed beams throughout the ground floor. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dini  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 - £750 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Old Net Store - Avoch house sleeps 4

Scottish Highlands / Avoch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Child friendly ;
The Old Net Store is located in the pretty coastal village of Avoch on the south side of the Black Isle. The property looks out over the small harbour built by Thomas Telford in 1814, and would have been one of the original buildings used to store the various nets requi  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

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Lower Franconia / Bad Bocklet

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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from £65 / night

£419 / week

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from £65 / night

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(20) Excellent 

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63 Rosetta Road - Peebles apartment sleeps 4

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The property has a spacious, welcoming hall with a separate cloak room for coats and shoes. The cosy lounge has a real flame gas fire and a Smart TV which can be used for internet access. There is also a DVD/CD player with a selection of films for all ages. There are  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £445 / week

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from £80 / night

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chalet 8/10 pers. plein sud prox. pistes vue excep - Montgenevre chalet sleeps 10

Hautes-Alpes / Montgenevre

5 10 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Chalet de montagne idéalement situé,été hiver, très ensoleillé,vue magnifique dégagée, à proximité du centre d'un village traditionnel,à 200m des pistes de ski. 5 chambres, beau séjour, cuisine, 1 salle de bains, 1 salle douche, confortable très conviv  …see more

from £428 / night

£1283 / week

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from £428 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Hill Cottage - Dovercourt cottage sleeps 6

Essex / Dovercourt

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

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Fire Fly - Moraitika guest house sleeps 2

Corfu / Moraitika

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Fire-Fly is a 2 storey accommodation, a family run business with excellent services and friendly atmosphere. It is situated in an olive grove with plenty of space to relax and for children to play.The distance from the sandy beach of Moraitika is only 80 m and about 20  …see more

from £32 / night

£222 - £282 / week

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from £32 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Lomani - Matei house sleeps 2

Taveuni Island / Matei

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Luxurious Lomani Cottage is nestled on two acres of tropical gardens. There is one bedroom, featuring a king-sized four poster bed. From the bedroom is a well-equipped bathroom, or step outside and luxuriate with your own outdoor natural stone shower, complete with two  …see more

from £153 / night

£917 / week

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from £153 / night

(10) Excellent 

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St Ellas Townhouse - Eyemouth townhouse sleeps 3

Borders / Eyemouth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
With the beach and bustling harbour on its doorstep this historic property is situated within the conservation area of Eyemouth old town and and has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard. The accomadation offers a large lounge with period fireplace and stove  …see more

from £48 / night

£336 / week

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from £48 / night

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Finistere / Locquirec

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £35 / night

£146 - £513 / week

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from £35 / night

(108) Excellent 

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Lavender Cottage - Kineton - Bourton on the Water cottage sleeps 4

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
*** THERE IS NO BOOKING FEE ON THIS PROPERTY *** Lavender Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed three-storey cottage built from traditional Cotswold stone. It was originally built in the late 17th Century and has been lovingly restored, whilst retaining many original  …see more

from £90 / night

£690 - £1000 / week

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from £90 / night

(48) Excellent 

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LUISÍN, Castle Hill - Carlingford cottage sleeps 2

County Louth / Carlingford

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
A spacious 1-bedroom cottage located in a tranquil coastal setting - breathtaking views of Slieve Foy mountain, Carlingford harbour and surrounding countryside. A little haven with a large living/dining room with fire/stove, leading to separate kitchen with small wall  …see more

from £69 / night

£406 - £492 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Comfortable Apartment Asturias - Soto del Barco apartment sleeps 6

Asturias / Soto del Barco

2 6 6 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
New apartment in Soto del Barco, Asturias, in beautiful, green Northern Spain. 3 km from the beaches (800 m. blue flag beach plus other long natural beach). Public transport right outside the door. Lift connecting parking space to apartment. On "Santiago's Way  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Seal Cottage - Hexham cottage sleeps 5

Northumberland / Hexham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 49 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Tucked away down a quiet lane within the heart of the historic Abbey town of Hexham, Northumberland, the cottage offers secluded self catering holiday accommodation to an excellent standard, for two to five people + a baby.This is a three bedroom cottage, built in 1850  …see more

from £94 / night

£518 - £728 / week

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from £94 / night

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Allenmill Cottages - Allendale cottage sleeps 4

Hexham / Allendale

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
A very comfortable cottage full of everything you need for a quiet, relaxing holiday in an unspoilt, beautiful part of Britain. Allendale is in the North Pennines, officially designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty and UNESCO European and Global Geopark. The cottage is  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Manor House Stables - the Bothy - Woodhall Spa barn sleeps 3

Lincolnshire / Woodhall Spa

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The Bothy at the Manor House Stables is warm and welcoming and provides a cosy retreat for 2 or 3 people. The Grade II Listed stables were restored in 2008 using eco-friendly materials and traditional methods. Natural insulation and wood burning stoves means that they  …see more

from £100 / night

£740 - £754 / week

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from £100 / night

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AGISTRI HOUSE - Angistri house sleeps 4

Saronic Gulf Islands / Angistri

2 4 6 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
A wonderful traditional 100 sq.m. house with unique & stunning views to the port and the village of Agistri. The house features 2 spacious bedrooms (1 one with double bed and 1 with 2 single beds) with 2 en-suite bathrooms and an open plan living area with a full equipp  …see more

from £154 / night

£1077 / week

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Apartment Sattel 146C - Tropolach apartment sleeps 8

Hermagor / Tropolach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Ski;
80m2 large apartment for 8 persons with 4 bedrooms.1x living room with kitchen recess and dining room in winter garden, 3x bedrooms with double bed, 1 bedroom with plank bed, balcony. Apartment equipment: SAT-TV, kitchen unit fully equipped, kettle, multifunctional micr  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1706 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Excellent 

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St Andrews Self Catering Holiday Let - St Michaels apartment sleeps 5

St Andrews / St Michaels

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Bright spacious family flat with two larger bedrooms, 1 en-suite and a single bedroom.Large sitting and dining area looking on to private garden. Dining also available on the patio for those beautiful summer evenings. Three minute walk from central St Andrews.Self cate  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1435 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Fifty Damgate Street - Wymondham cottage sleeps 2

Norfolk / Wymondham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children;
Wymondham, pronounced ‘Windham’ is an attractive, historic market town in the county of Norfolk. With its red roofs and the massive towers of the Abbey church set against green fields of the Tiffey Valley, Wymondham has maintained its market town atmosphere with an  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Rufus Cottage, a cosy cottage in the New Forest - Ashurst cottage sleeps 5

New Forest / Ashurst

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 22 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park and is perfect for walking or cycling. Close to Longdown Activity Farm (1.5Km), The New Forest Wildlife Centre (2.5Km), Paultons Park Theme Park  …see more

from £75 / night

£520 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Les Huniers - La Roche-Bernard cottage sleeps 4

Morbihan / La Roche-Bernard

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
New in 2009, Les Huniers is a gite or cottage in the town of La Roche Bernard. Unlike many properties that advertise as being in the sought after location of La Roche Bernard, but are actually some kms away, this gite is in the Vieux Port area of this beautiful town. It  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £760 / week

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from £83 / night

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Room for rent, short term - Kandalaksha b&b sleeps 2

Murmansk Oblast / Kandalaksha

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Room for rent in Kandalaksha, 5 min. walk from the train station and 15 min. from the city center. The room is somewhat rundown and decorated in the 1970s style but all works. Shared bathroom, shared kitchen (and you are welcomed to whatever you find in the refrigerator  …see more

from £39 / night

£230 / week

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from £39 / night

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Province of Trento / Comano Terme

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £39 / night

£261 / week

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from £39 / night

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Villa Topaz - beautiful private villa and pool - Dogankoy villa sleeps 6

Kyrenia District / Dogankoy

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
A peaceful family holiday, with shops and restaurants within walking distance. This is a beautiful detached 3 bedroom villa. It's fully airconditioned with it's own private pooland stunning sea and mountain views. It has a very peaceful location, but is only a  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Alva Apartment - Alva apartment sleeps 5

Clackmannanshire / Alva

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
This well furnished, cosy 'home from home' is ideal for a peaceful getaway in a peaceful town in the heart of Scotland nestling at the foot of the scenic Ochil Hills. With two bedrooms, spacious living area, well equipped kitchen and well appointed bathroom, it provides  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(29) Excellent 

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The Cider House - Wilmcote cottage sleeps 2

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
5 Star Accommodation ~ Full Sky HD Package ~ High Speed Fibre Optic Broadband ~ Open Plan Design ~ Air Conditioning ~ High Spec Fitted Kitchen including integral Washing Machine, Dishwasher and Fridge ~ Microwave ~ Full Gas Central Heating ~ Wi-Fi ~ 32" HD Samsung Smar  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £505 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Penrose Barn (Clifton Hampden) - nr Oxford - Clifton Hampden barn sleeps 2

Oxfordshire / Clifton Hampden

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Penrose Barn is a thatched, grade 2 listed property overlooking the River Thames in the heart of the Oxfordshire village of Clifton Hampden. Perfect for walks along the river and yet only 15 minutes from Oxford. The property has been recently renovated to a very high st  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Le Chat Botté, beautiful spacious apartment - L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue apartment sleeps 4

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 85 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
This is the perfect place to stay if you love the old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle sur la Sorgue's famous antique shops. L'isle sur la Sorgue is situated within easy reach of all the major attractions this wonderful region has to offer. Locally  …see more

from £86 / night

£577 - £770 / week

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from £86 / night

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Province of Grosseto / Giannutri Island

2 7 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
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from £103 / night

£804 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Kittiwake - Eyemouth townhouse sleeps 2

Borders / Eyemouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0.2 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Recently refurbished and situated in the heart of the popular Berwickshire seaside town of Eyemouth, Kittiwake is less than a 5 minute walk to the Beach and less than a minute to the Harbour, Shops and restaurants.This split level ground floor town house offers comforta  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £420 / week

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from £42 / night

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Shepherds Hut - Upton upon Severn shepherds hut sleeps 2

Worcestershire / Upton upon Severn

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
A holiday or short break with a difference , can totally relax and enjoy , reading, walking cycling watching the world go byOR use the shepherds hut as a base ,annual festivals most month a mile away, visit national trust properties ,Malvern hills ,local historic towns  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Dove Cottage in Hartington - Hartington cottage sleeps 2

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Dove Cottage is an above average sized two person pet-free non-smoking cottage, graded in the top half of four star, and given an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping in the grading process. It has a modern tasteful ambience but plenty of charachter feat  …see more

from £20 / night

£265 - £450 / week

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from £20 / night

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Basque Country / Hendaye

Studio 2 7 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.15 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £33 / night

£227 - £317 / week

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from £33 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Rosie's Place - a spacious apartment near beach - Sandown apartment sleeps 4

Isle of Wight / Sandown

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Rosie's Place is a spacious and airy split level apartment within walking distance of the beach and High Street with 2 private off road car spaces. When it's not let out Rosie's Place is our holiday home and so we have furnished it and equipped it to the highest stand  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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2086 Seaside Brittany villa fantastic seaviews - Lomener cottage sleeps 8

Ploemeur / Lomener

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Child friendly ;
Villa Tal er Mor (ref 2086) is a comfortable and well-equipped Breton property which boasts some stunning seaviews thanks to its unique position. Set within enclosed grounds with furnished terraces, the property also benefits from its own private stone staircase (with  …see more

from £126 / night

£876 - £1620 / week

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from £126 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Schleswig-Holstein / Sankt Peter-Ording

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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from £88 / night

£612 / week

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from £88 / night

(12) Very Good 

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NEW: 15 metres from beach! (4) - Playa San Juan apartment sleeps 4

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.015 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
NEW APARTMENT LISTING: This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has all the popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, movies, high speed WiFi Internet and access to a beautiful, peaceful, roof-top terrace with sea views, trees, plants, bamboo decor, sunbeds, patio sofas,  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £434 / week

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from £25 / night

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"ROSE DES SABLES" - Surtainville gite sleeps 5

Manche / Surtainville

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Les Gîtes & Chambres d'Hôtes "LA PALMERAIE" sont situés : 14, le Bourg - 50270 SURTAINVILLE.Ils vous accueillent toute l'année : pour une nuit, une semaine ou plus... Accueil jusqu'à 22 heures...En juillet et août : location uniquement  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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Province of Gorizia / Monfalcone

3 2 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £48 / night

£300 / week

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from £48 / night

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