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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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(27) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
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from £77 / night

£537 - £1191 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Excellent 

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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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from £40 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded expectations” We spent Christmas and New Year in Olhao and it suited our needs perfectly. We wanted an 'away from it all', low key Christmas and we got it. Olhao is a working fishing town, full of character and characters, with a balanced mix
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from £58 / night

£403 - £669 / week

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from £58 / night

(15) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and stylish in a stunning location” This beach fronting holiday accommodation is perfectly presented and conveniently located. It is new and beautifully furnished with comfort and style. Porth beach is between Watergate Bay and Newquay to
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from £90 / night

£570 - £1690 / week

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from £90 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful priano” What a great location, a Suberb apartment and such incredible hosts. Giovanna and pasquale made our stay memorable, nothing too much trouble, advising on wine and even cooking us an authentic Italian pasta meal. The Amalfi coast is
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from £65 / night

£455 - £930 / week

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(31) Very Good 

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Chipping Campden holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Well equipped and comfortable cottage in premier location” This was our second visit and we enjoyed our stay as much as before. David is a welcoming and helpful host. The cottage is just a very short walk from the High Street in Chipping Campden so no
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from £140 / night

£550 - £820 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
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from £127 / night

£885 - £3098 / week

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from £127 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cowes

Phillip Island / Cowes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £63 / night

£358 - £774 / week

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from £63 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Good value, functional property in beautiful uncommercial coastal location with good local amenities.” For our budget this house served our purpose for 3 adults and 3 children aged 5,6 and 13. The kitchen/dining area was spacious for 5 people and the
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from £100 / night

£425 - £745 / week

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Holiday apartment in Il Gzira

Island of Malta / Il Gzira

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £39 / night

£439 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kaprun ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Kaprun

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Kitz the best!” No really! I have stayed at Kitz Residenz 6 several times and it's always wonderful. The apartment is perfectly placed. It is a short walk into Kaprun and very close to the restaurants and bars, and it is also a very short walk from th
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from £200 / night

£850 - £2240 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £200 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sao Martinho do Porto with shared pool

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £30 / night

£207 - £470 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under
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from £72 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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Holiday gite rental

Manche / Surtainville

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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(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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from £111 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • 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

£850 / week

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(46) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great” We stayed here before last year, and will stay again, if coming to Hastings. Stunning views, gorgeous apartment, superb bathroom.and now even the garden space. The only thing garden should be kid proved as only adults can enjoy and not safe f
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from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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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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(20) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in The Three Cities

Island of Malta / The Three Cities

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful grand harbour Malta best view ever!!” Clean cool apartment with great location and view, George there for help and advice! Will definitely book again, one consideration would be to look at glass screen in bathroom a folding screen would mak
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from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

New York / New York City

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £159 / night

£913 - £1572 / week

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from £159 / night

(49) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Baslow holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Baslow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous little cottage” The attention to detail from Liz the owner of Cosy Corner Cottage is amazing! The cottage is ideally situated and superbly presented throughout. We can't wait to go back again.
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from £50 / night

£225 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(43) 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
“Perfection is a fickle creature.” We always look for somewhere within walking distance of town and Greenside is just about perfect (5 minutes walk). The cottage is a two-up, two-down (with attached "outhouse" with loo and washing machine) so in compar
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from £70 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur / Sunningdale Village

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful bills” We loved this villa, very clean, lots of room. Staff and entertainment guys great. Didn't rate breakfast that much, but everyone is different. So don't be put off. Other holiday makers around the pool area nice and friendly, perf
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from £78 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gardone Riviera

Province of Brescia / Gardone Riviera

4 7 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £286 / night

£1799 - £2369 / week

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from £286 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tintagel

Cornwall / Tintagel

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Family Holiday” What a wonderful week. The cottage was amazing, clean and spacious for five people. Great location a five minute walk into the centre of Tintagel. We enjoyed a beautiful week of weather in Cornwall and enjoyed visits to Boscast
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from £80 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Lahinch holiday home rental

County Clare / Lahinch

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£239 - £611 / week

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from £35 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home letting

Cornwall / Crantock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay at Trevose!” Trevose was all we imagined it to be & more. Perfect for my elderly Parents, my Brother & us with the much loved family dog. It was spacious, well presented & beautifully clean. My favourite was definitely the Spa Bath wh
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from £150 / night

£410 - £2500 / week

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from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Heaven on earth” Beautiful appt wonderful sea views a special holiday appartment. Great restaurants on the harbour with stunning sea views.ib Va
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from £125 / night

£544 - £969 / week

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(56) Very Good 

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Terre-de-Haut holiday cottage let

Iles des Saintes / Terre-de-Haut

4 5 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £78 / night

£510 - £694 / week

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avg. 3 hours 46 minutes

from £78 / night

(42) 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 Easter weekend” Lovely accommodation and welcome from Alison . 2nd time we've visited and we'll be back again next year! Good food in the new lamp (Thai) great walks on the doorstep .
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from £63 / night

£455 - £476 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Fistral Beach holiday cottage let

Newquay / Fistral Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fistral Bay Cottage :0)” Just spent a week at Fistral Bay Cottage, three generations of our young family (youngest 7 months) the four bedrooms were fantastic for us as was the whole setup of the house. Very clean and well kept. Everything you need is
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from £125 / night

£300 - £1750 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday cottage let

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen
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from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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(70) 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 - £720 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Matlock holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Matlock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Outstanding cottage in the countryside with great access to everything” Wow- this was an amazing cottage to have as a base while exploring the area. The cottage is clean, comfy and cosy. You get the feeling of being isolated while still having access
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from £50 / night

£438 - £460 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Playa San Juan holiday apartment rental

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Peace, quiet and lovely location.” At first we thought that apartment was facing the beach but it was a side view. It did not detract from the holiday though. The rooms were large and beds extremely comfortable. No wardrobe in twin room but hangers an
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from £85 / night

£525 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Very Good 

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La Foret-Fouesnant holiday home rental

Finistere / La Foret-Fouesnant

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £107 / night

£496 - £793 / week

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from £107 / night

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Holiday home accommodation

Conwy County / Conwy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£395 - £1120 / week

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from £135 / night

(15) 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

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fordingbridge

New Forest / Fordingbridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage with lovely touches” We have just returned from this beautiful cottage with Sue the owner there to meet us and show us how everything worked . There were fresh flowers , a bottle of wine in the fridge and an Easter Egg on our grandso
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from £55 / night

£305 - £735 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Siena with shared pool

Province of Siena / Siena

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Heaven on Earth” This Villa Apartment was absolutely awesome! The own was the most kind and gentle man you could ever meet! The apartment was huge and way more than we expected. The furnishings were beautiful and all the rooms were very large. Absolut
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from £80 / night

£531 - £974 / week

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