Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10438)

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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Home rental in Rhosneigr with golf nearby

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£795 - £1520 / week

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from £150 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.
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from £150 / night

£800 - £1800 / week

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from £150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” Stayed in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful stay. The property is stylish and has all the home comforts provided. Bed was super comfortable and i had a wonderful peaceful sleep. Everything was perfect and a box of suppl
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from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dondra

Southern Province / Dondra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best holiday EVER” We stayed at Ratnakara for one week in May. In the lead up to our holiday, the owner was exceptionally helpful and communicative, making sure we had every bit of information to plan our holiday and make the most of it. We travelled
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from £175 / night

£7000 / week

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from £175 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Fleetwood with golf nearby

Lancashire / Fleetwood

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £42 / night

£168 - £273 / week

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from £42 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belper

Belper / Blackbrook

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Faultless” Although we only stayed over a long weekend at the Mistal we found the accomodation everything we wanted it to be,the web photos not doing the "cottage" justice. A warm welcome from our hosts completed a perfect stay.
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from £60 / night

£260 - £370 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Grimentz ski penthouse to rent.

Canton of Valais / Grimentz

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A wonderful comfortable stylish roomy quiet ski apartment” We have just returned from an amazing week at Drake's Drum. We we extremely pleasantly surprised to find it far roomier than expected. It was wonderfully quiet yet a very short distance to the
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from £130 / night

£2000 - £4200 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Saint-Emilion holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Saint-Emilion

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£711 - £2581 / week

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from £110 / night

(61) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and tastefully decorated and in a perfect location” Central location in the heart of Whitby, an ideal base for exploring the town and making the most that Whitby has to offer. No need to use the car unless you want
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from £85 / night

£690 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Holiday cottage in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £63 / night

£440 - £570 / week

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from £63 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Wilmcote

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b
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from £90 / night

£440 - £520 / week

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from £90 / 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 £55 / night

£300 - £625 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Pine Walk Area

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£534 - £1543 / week

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from £77 / night

(17) 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
“Amazing wee find!” This apartment has everything you need for a fantastic break in North Berwick. Great location, spacious, well equipped. Would definately recommend.
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from £90 / night

£455 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Filey

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“First class accommodation with an amazing sea view” The accommodation could not be improved. Excellent, well stocked kitchen. Bedrooms were delightfully finished, beds comfortable, bathroom was well laid out. The lounge was comfortable and relaxing. B
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from £119 / night

£599 - £949 / week

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from £119 / night

(29) 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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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb, Fantastic, covenient, great place to stay” We visited in July 2013 when weather was super warm, It was a last minute booking for 3 nights. To start the communication with the owner was top notch, I received an email and a phone call giving al
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from £105 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

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

(47) Excellent 

50

Broadstairs holiday home rental

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful House - Fantastic Holiday Home” This is the best holiday home we have stayed in at Broadstairs and we have been visiting for a long time. A wonderful welcome from Gina and the starter pack of bread, butter, milk etc was greatly appreciated.
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Digne les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £72 / night

£295 - £353 / week

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from £72 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment rental

Villamartin / Las Violetas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Las Violetas Apartment” Our stay in the apartment in Las Violetas was perfect from start to finish, perfectly situated for the Plaza just a few minutes walk from the apartment with lots of really nice restaurants to choose from. Lovely beaches a shor
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from £30 / night

£175 - £379 / week

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from £30 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean, well-appointed holiday home in central Rhosneigr” We had a very enjoyable stay at this clean, comfortable and cosy house. Being only 100 metres to the excellent beach and close to all amenities meant that we could walk everywhere. There are sh
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from £85 / night

£425 - £800 / week

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from £85 / night

(22) Excellent 

14

Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £80 / night

£490 - £620 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

12

State of Sao Paulo / Praia Grande

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £37 / night

£258 / week

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from £37 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

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 cottage” Good location, lovely walks from the cottage. Cottage was lovely, had everything you needed, very clean and excellent condition
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from £55 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(21) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ruswarp

Whitby / Ruswarp

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely cottage” stayed at the cottage for our wedding anniversary,the cottage was clean and had every thing you would have in your own home.there was a washing machine as well so we didnt have diryty washing to take home .the cottage is in a lovely li
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from £60 / night

£220 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment Rental in Cala San Vicente

Majorca / Cala San Vincente

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just paradice...” We 4 (me, wife and two our teenager girls) spent 7 night in the real paradice. It was real recess place, absolutelly atypical for Mallorca with it noisy day and night life and image of mass tourism. The stay in this place became us
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from £85 / night

£505 - £1261 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint Jean d'Aulps

Haute-Savoie / Saint Jean d'Aulps

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ski

from £250 / night

£1400 - £2200 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Avoriaz ski apartment to rent.

Morzine / Avoriaz

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £70 / night

£385 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

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State of Parana / Morretes

2 2 2 nights min

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

from £43 / night

£295 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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
“Amazing place! Can't wait to go back again.” Cool Waves is a wonderful place to stay to enjoy Rhosneigr. Beautifully decorated, cometempory and spacious. It had everything we needed and the games garage was a big bonus and hit with the kids and adults
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from £105 / night

£525 - £1035 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Seefeld in Tirol ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Seefeld in Tirol

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Love Haus Wiesenruh!!” The house is beautiful and well maintained with a fabulous kitchen as well as a fantastic view. Located in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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from £109 / night

£742 - £1353 / week

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from £109 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Senglea

Island of Malta / Senglea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £50 / night

£347 - £545 / week

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from £50 / night

(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

£364 - £639 / week

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from £74 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£471 - £1059 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Dalyan

Dalyan / Gulpinar

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location for a great holiday” A great little apartment with both sides of the centre of town being within 5 minutes walk. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Beautiful looking from the outside with a lovely balcony. Pool gets the sun most of t
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from £32 / night

£225 - £330 / week

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from £32 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Cometa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa for a family holiday” We had a lovely holiday as a family of four with two small children. The villa had everything we needed and the owners were very helpful in providing the extras we needed for our baby. Moraira is not too built up,
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from £83 / night

£575 - £1295 / week

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from £83 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Parque del Rey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Stayed here a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Now the villa has been renovated and is even better. The pool area is brilliant, very private and sheltered. A reasonable distance to walk into town for a meal at night, work up an appetite a
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £165 / night

£1034 - £1586 / week

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from £165 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Llanelli holiday apartment rental

Llanelli / Pentre Doc Y Gogledd

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £56 / night

£305 - £380 / week

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from £56 / night

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