Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10454)

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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Holiday apartment rental

Puerto de la Cruz / Puerto Town Centre

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Reformed apartment on the first floor in a small building located on a pedestrianised street. Roof-top solarium and swimming pool. Pleasant walking distance to everywhere in Puerto town centre. 5 minutes walk to bus terminal. Ideal for exploring Puerto's charmi  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 / week

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from £26 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property right next to the beach” Our family spent a week here and loved the property and the location. The cottage is new, spacious, well designed and beautifully furnished, with everything included that you could want including excellent w  …see more

from £90 / night

£570 - £1690 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Home rental in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect cosy cottage in the centre of Ludlow.” Lavender Cottage had all the facilities required to ensure a comfortable stay. The cottage was clean and all the arrangements in place worked without a hitch. It was cosy and warm which was essential fo  …see more

from £90 / night

£420 - £450 / week

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from £90 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Orvieto

Orvieto / Orvieto

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Casa San Giovenale is located in the city Orvieto, in Umbria Region, Italy's green heart  …see more

from £77 / night

£513 - £783 / week

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from £77 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Ms” What a truly wonderful comfortable place. Susie is a pleasure to deal with and it tops any other holiday accommodation I have stayed in. Second time back and will continue to return. The view, the comfort, the hospitality- all wonderful.  …see more

from £130 / night

£840 - £1265 / week

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from £130 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A delightful cottage in an excellent location.” A delightful cottage in an excellent location. Very well quipped with a welcoming feel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay Berry Bush Cottage. Nice to be so close to Brixham harbour and to the amenities of t  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £795 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fantastic apartment” sun on the terrace in the afternoon lovley to watch sun set with a glass of wine also the markets are great if you want frest produce  …see more

from £63 / night

£441 - £966 / week

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from £63 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Blairmore holiday studio rental

Cowal Peninsula / Blairmore

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“The perfect home away from home” This lovely little flat sitting on the water front at Blairmore was the ideal holiday flat - simply decorated, comfortable bed, great view, excellent kitchen, clothes washer and drier, great shower in bathroom. All th  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £295 / week

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from £28 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Marciana / Procchio

3 7 7 nights min

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

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from £148 / night

£1035 - £1548 / week

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from £148 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“We will book again! Definitely coming back for more, por favour!” This is a great holiday rental! The owners obviously love this spot too and have taken the time to put all their tips and info into a fabulous welcome pack that had us feeling like loc  …see more

from £65 / night

£411 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Church Stretton

Shropshire / Church Stretton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, cosy cottage excellently fitted out and close to all amenities” Thursdays Corner Cottage is the best holiday home we have ever visited. It is newly refurbished with excellent furnishings and equipment and is warm and cosy. It is clean and easy  …see more

from £55 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A Little Gem” This apartment is so lovely and so convenient. Everything is a stone's throw away - beaches, Seabird Centre, tennis, putting, restaurants and cafes. In addition it's light, airy and extremely comfortable. Can't say any more, really, just  …see more

from £90 / night

£455 - £675 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment letting

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic location” We stayed at la Ricon the apartment was clean ab No tidy, very spacious and was inside a secure gated community over looking the swimming pool it was very pretty and quiet. It was within walking distance to some lovely bars and r  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £265 / week

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from £27 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in quiet location” House is comfortable in a quiet road 5 - 10 minutes walk from Viking Bay, Stone Bay and the High Street. The beaches are sandy and child friendly especially Viking Bay. There are many places to eat in the town centre and  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Falmouth holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Falmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully decorated, charmig cottage in excellent location.” We were met by Jacqui and Simon who had prepared a beautiful cream tea for our enjoyment. They showed us around the cottage and explained everything we needed to know and also gave us some  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £870 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Stay” The apartment was as described , it is located a short walk to Newquay and situated in a quiet location. The apartment is spacious and has two large bathrooms. It had everything we needed and iPod speakers which was a plus. I would rec  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £970 / week

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from £72 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £510 / week

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from £36 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Falkland

Fife / Falkland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“great holiday in a scenic area and wonderful stay in a warm and cosy house” Falkland is a very scenic, touristic place, with nice people, crafty shops, restaurants, tearooms and a great pub. For everyone of our family ( aged 19- 57) the best place to  …see more

from £129 / night

£699 - £899 / week

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from £129 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
villa with private swimming pool, garden and sea views, close to the beaches in Carvoeiro Algarve Portugal  …see more

from £83 / night

£577 - £1445 / week

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from £83 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“tally o 3 excellent” what a wonderful lodge , couldnt wish for a better one , clean and very modern .hot tub amazing. caught loads of fish we are wanting to return but every weekend seems to be booked up .thanks so much we will retern  …see more

from £95 / night

£700 - £975 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday home letting

Bouches-du-Rhone / Saint-Remy-de-Provence

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Le savoir vivre en Provence” Absolute privacy, great taste , simplicity in the positive.Big space even it looks smaller on the pictures. Here you can really relax and be ! St.Rémy is a central location with a big colorful market and many other events  …see more

from £103 / night

£513 - £1453 / week

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from £103 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Akyaka holiday apartment rental

Mugla Province / Akyaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exellent apartement, location and hosts!” We were very lucky with our rental, as we booked pretty late. As I understand in high season one should book more than a month advance. The apartement looks as advertised, newly renovated, clean, fresh linen a  …see more

from £23 / night

£168 / week

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from £23 / night

(26) 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  …see more

from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Porto de Mos with swimming pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
beach, sea, ocean, golf, water sports, Portugal, Algarve, vacation, praia, vista mar, oceano, golf, desportos aquaticos, Portugal, Algarve, férias  …see more

from £26 / night

£171 - £513 / week

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from £26 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Burgau holiday apartment let

Faro District / Burgau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Appartment in Burgau” This was our 11th trip to Burgau and as usual it didn't disappoint. We were met on arrival and the owners had kindly arranged for the fridge to be stocked with food and drink which was very welcome as we arrived late even  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £866 / week

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from £50 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Kendal holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“exceeded expectations” The attention to detail and generous extra touches make for a very enjoyable home from home stay. Cottage was very clean and tidy. Good communication with the owner.  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous apartment in the heart of Tenby - with parking!” The Coburg in Tenby is a wonderful modern spacious apartment which has been finished to a high standard. There is wood flooring throughout and has been decorated in a clean white colour with lo  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £1160 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint Martin Laguepie holiday home rental

Tarn / Saint Martin Laguepie

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful!” This is such a lovely house to stay in. The garden is enclosed in the old castle keep, the pool is clean and big, there is table tennis, a hobbit house, badminton, hot tub - all in your back garden and over looked by the castle ruins that  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 - £1750 / week

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from £179 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic chilled out holiday” Not a bad word can be said about this Caravan, nor the owner Ruth. What a pleasant lady who showed us around her fully equipped beautiful caravan and the site on arrival and gave us tips for our stay. Waking early is t  …see more

from £50 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

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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
“Perfect Location, We fehlt like home” I can definetly recommend this property, nothing more you need. Only the cleaning could have been better.  …see more

from £171 / night

£1154 / week

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from £171 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cheddar

Somerset / Cheddar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful cottage” We spent a wonderful time in Cheddar, we got a very warm welcome, where everything was already prepared for us. Andrew and his wife are lovely and really dog loving. The cottage is perfect equiped and clean and very cosy. Cheddar is  …see more

from £75 / night

£365 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £80 / night

£556 - £1026 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £385 / week

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from £52 / night

(46) Very Good 

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Oia holiday studio rental

Santorini / Oia

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Live in the postcard view” We enjoyed sitting on the balcony for most of the time, we stayed in Oia. No need to go aound like other tourists. Simply the best view you can find in Oia. Surrounded by luxury hotels, this is a reasonable vacation rental  …see more

from £90 / night

£513 - £941 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Salerno / Scafati

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £43 / night

£300 - £587 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mousehole

Cornwall / Mousehole

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful Place” A fantastic part of the world to visit, Mousehole is a stunning harbour village and the Little Dorrit cottage was a lovely cosy cottage right on the harbour surrounded by fascinating little streets, galleries, shops and a pub. The sa  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £830 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
A one bed apartment only a 30 second walk to the Cabo Roig Strip so no need a car as all amenities are within walking distance, bars, restaurants and just about anything you need is here. The beach is only a 5 minute walk down from the apartment making this perfect.  …see more

from £29 / night

£150 - £278 / week

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from £29 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Hadfield holiday apartment rental

Glossop / Hadfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Apartment perfect for a cosy getaway to the Peak Area” I stayed at the Gables apartment for the Bank Holiday weekend in August. It was cosy comfortable and had everything we needed for a bank holiday getaway! Alison was very approachable and he  …see more

from £63 / night

£455 - £476 / week

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from £63 / night