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Rural retreats (10546)

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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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Property for multi generational holiday” This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun did sh
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from £120 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“An amazing holiday” I booked this as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday. We were all so impressed with the spacious feel to the property, how clean it was and how close it was to the beach. We were able to spend most of the holiday not needing t
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from £125 / night

£650 - £1975 / week

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from £125 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“An absolutely beautiful cottage with fabulous sea view” We arrived on the day of the big snow so had the added benefit for the first day of a winters view. The cottage was cosy and warm and so beautifully decorated that we didn't feel the need to go o
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from £70 / night

£490 - £940 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in Laguna

Phuket / Laguna

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £157 / night

£1074 / week

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from £157 / night

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Dubrovnik holiday apartment rental

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Dubrovnik

1 3 Min stay varies

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

from £52 / night

£423 - £664 / week

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from £52 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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from £120 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Saint Leonard's Quarter holiday apartment rental

Honfleur / Saint Leonard's Quarter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment - didn't want to leave !” We've just spent a week in this apartment after spending a few busy days in Paris first and we couldn't have had a nicer week. The apartment is exactly as described, really spacious and comfortable, and it's l
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from £98 / night

£695 - £1075 / week

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from £98 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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(6) Excellent 

30

Apartment letting in Juan-les-Pins

Antibes / Juan-les-Pins

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment, very conveniently located.” Close to beach, restaurants, buses and trains. Apartment spacious,clean and quiet. Have to be careful where you eat and drink as some of restaurants in the center quite expensive. Eat in streets back from
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from £55 / night

£410 - £686 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
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from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cool waves” Beautiful house with every utensil you can think of. Very clean and everything looks new had a fab stay.
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from £105 / night

£525 - £1070 / week

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from £105 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £129 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £129 / night

(3) Very Good 

70

Home rental in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £82 / night

£647 - £819 / week

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from £82 / night

(25) Very Good 

22

Holiday cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Cottage” We stayed in Cuddy Cottage in April, it's in a great location! (Next to the 199 steps). It's off the Main Street so is really quiet during busy periods. As we went for the Goth Weekend which was very busy and didn't hear a thing!
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from £75 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Very Good 

23

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Fitts

Saint James Parish / Fitts

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect family friendly villa” Ajoupa villa is set in a quiet and peaceful location, with easy access to the nearby beach and restaurants. The pool was a great place to cool off in after days spent on the beach. Their was a welcome pack on arrival whi
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from £70 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

from £70 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Nerja holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Place to call Home in Nerja” A beautiful, immaculately clean condo in a a secure condo complex. Three minutes walk to a lovely beach!!! Only five minutes walk to Balcon de Europa where we enjoyed many morning cafe con leches and cappuccinos. there a
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from £40 / night

£280 - £795 / week

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avg. 52 minutes

from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£220 - £260 / week

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avg. 3 hours 38 minutes

from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santiago de la Ribera

Murcia / Santiago de la Ribera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Total relaxation!” We have stayed in this apartment three times now, in May, June and September. The weather was above 22 degrees all the time. The pool was good for adults and children and there is plenty of room for sunbathing. The apartment is in a
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from £33 / night

£195 - £290 / week

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avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

from £33 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Port of Soller

Soller / Port of Soller

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“A truly beautiful house, top location with amazing views” My family and I have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Affinity Port Soller. The house is in a super location, with the most amazing panoramic views of Port Soller . The house is extremely comf
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from £200 / night

£1080 - £1550 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Cowes holiday home rental

Cowes / West Cowes

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“An excellent house for a family Christmas, and a great location for summer visitors.” Twelve of us spent our family Christmas in Alban house and it was perfect. The house is lovely, great location, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Carol could
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from £500 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £500 / night

(28) Excellent 

11

Holiday bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great, thanks.” A very clean, comfortable, well equipped bungalow, with enclosed garden on quiet estate. Convenient if considering a visit to the airport!, or Donington Park. We enjoyed our stay especially as we were allowed to bring our dogs, not ma
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from £58 / night

£365 - £570 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

Holiday villa in El Chaparral, Mijas Costa

Mijas / El Chaparral, Mijas Costa

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.09 km
  • Swimming pool

from £250 / night

£1750 - £4500 / week

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from £250 / night

(41) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for two adults and a dog or four adults.” Good location for viewing the wilds of Anglesey which are some of the best in the UK.. If weather is inclement visit the towns on the island and those close by on the North Wales coast line.
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from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Isla de Graciosa

Canary Islands / Isla de Graciosa

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £74 / night

£513 - £604 / week

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(14) Very Good 

23

Townhouse accommodation in Yarmouth

Yarmouth / Norton, Isle of Wight

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“This place is fantastic!” We have just spent a week at Hurst View on the Isle Of Wight, it is in an ideal spot. The ferry terminal is only 5-10mins down the road, whichwas a great stress free start to the week. The house itself is very spacious with r
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from £59 / night

£410 - £895 / week

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from £59 / night

(70) Excellent 

14

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

(18) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

30

Dawlish holiday apartment rental

Devon / Dawlish

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay” Well furnished and very clean apartment with welcoming owner Would recommend it to any other visitor.
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from £54 / night

£378 - £950 / week

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from £54 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cawsand holiday apartment accommodation

Cornwall / Cawsand

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely village” The accommodation was very comfortable and included everything we needed for our stay in Cawsand. The owners were friendly and helpful.
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from £80 / night

£365 - £475 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £80 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £111 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday cottage rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful” Beautifully fitted apartment in a perfect location right on the quay within staggering distance of some great restaurants. We had an excellent off season week in warm Mediterranean sunshine getting to know this lovely part of France. Will
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from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.
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from £80 / night

£360 - £675 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely first class!” A beautiful, spotless, modern apartment in a gorgeous building with everything we could wish for for a lovely stay. Just a few minutes walk to town so the free parking space was invaluable. We could not have wished for a bette
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from £75 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Llandudno

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £110 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!” We brought our 1 year old to stay in this apartment for a week - they have everything you would ever need, very well kitted out, comfortable beds, lovely sunny balcony with mountain views. The pool area is fantastic with a adult pool a
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from £74 / night

£475 - £975 / week

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from £74 / night

(15) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Beaminster holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Beaminster

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Ms” Beautiful cottage in a lovely spot . Very thoughtful information from the owner . More than met my expectations thank you .
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from £85 / night

£525 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Benidorm holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.35 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £29 / night

£203 - £504 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £74 / night

£358 - £666 / week

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from £74 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Really enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. The property was very clean, homely, well equipped and the bed was very comfortable too. It was everything we needed for our weeks stay in Lowestoft babysitting our Grandchildren and an added b
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from £60 / night

£300 - £625 / week

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