Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10450)

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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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hexham

Northumberland / Hexham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 49 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect place to stay.” Very nice cottage and Helen was very helpful, will go back for the summer if available. Ideal location for shops and clubs.  …see more

from £100 / night

£623 - £728 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful setting, top quality accommodation” Stayed at the lodge for a half term break with my sisters, niece and her two young children. The accommodation is of a very high quality, comfortable, clean and has everything you would need for your stay.  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1050 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Province of Verona / Verona

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£297 - £424 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Holiday family air conditioned villa with private heated pool, large garden and sea views, walking distance to Carvoeiro and the beaches.  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £2289 / week

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from £122 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Mawddach Estuary holiday apartment let

Barmouth / Mawddach Estuary

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A very nice stay yet again” Another great stay, been here quite a few times now and wouldn't consider anywhere else in Barmouth.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Kotor Municipality / Prcanj

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous apartment - well equipped, very comfortable and stunning views” Lovely apartment - just what we were looking for. Apartment was well looked after and Nicky was very helpful and efficient at sorting out any minor issues. The apartment was ver  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £500 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Baden-Württemberg / Steinach

2 4 3 nights min

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

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from £37 / night

£256 - £374 / week

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from £37 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Stratford-upon-Avon holiday lodge rental

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A cosy and warm welcome from a well appointed riverside lodge.” This lovely lodge is located on the quiet and beautiful river Avon. Stratford is wonderful with so many things to see and do, places to eat and within easy reach of Warwick Castle and the  …see more

from £120 / night

£655 - £895 / week

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from £120 / 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
“Mr” Really nice and well equipped house. Clean and tidy. Close to the town centre where there are some lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Really convenient location. Would definitely recommend a stay here and would love to return sometime  …see more

from £90 / night

£420 - £450 / week

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from £90 / 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

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Cotswold Cottage Private Parking central location Chipping Campden. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, Oven, Gas Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine/Dryer and fridge Private garden with seated area. Large bed and modern ensuite facilities walking distance of pubs and  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
New for 2016 - 4 star and Gold Award from Visit England. A beautiful Cotswold stone cottage in the heart of Broadway Village. Bumblebee Cottage has been furnished to the highest standard with a contemporary yet cosy feel throughout and lovely private garden. A perfect  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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from £115 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Average 

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Samana Province / Las Terrenas

1 4 90 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 90 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £23 / night

£154 - £210 / week

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from £23 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfort with a unbeliveable view!” Very comfortable with a fantastic view! This is a wonderful location for touring in Ulster. Portstewart has great food, drink, and shopping. This is a very well laid out apartment with everything you need. Our ho  …see more

from £65 / night

£490 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Fylingthorpe

Robin Hood's Bay / Fylingthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent” We had a brilliant holiday. Ivanhoe is so lovely that we were trying to work out dates for our next visit before we left.... We were warm and cosy when at Ivanhoe and its so well kitted out that we wanted for nothing. We loved the ar  …see more

from £65 / night

£462 - £715 / week

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from £65 / night

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Corralejo holiday apartment rental

La Oliva / Corralejo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
APARTMENT FOR RENT IN COMPLEX WITH POOL<br />Price you see in this ad is the final price. There are not hidden costs.  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Saundersfoot holiday cottage rental

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great view of the beach and harbour” Enjoyed our stay at Sea Drift, the cottage has everything you need and has a good view overlooking the beach and harbour. Short walk to beach and local shops, pubs and restaurants.  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £795 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Such attention to detail!” Previous travelers have covered this wonderful property extremely well. Ditto, ditto,ditto!! Nordlys had it all, wonderful location very close to the bus stop, leisurely 10 minute walk to the station, all amenities close b  …see more

from £77 / night

£433 - £611 / week

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from £77 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Greenwich cottage, the bay, filey” Lovely property, a real home from home. Spacious and very well equipped. The on-site gym and swimming pool came in extremely handy with 3 teenagers. The walk to the beach was 10-15 mins and the dogs loved it. Overall  …see more

from £78 / night

£480 - £1280 / week

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from £78 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lelant holiday cottage rental

St Ives / Lelant

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfy, cosy , fully equipped ground floor apartment in wooded country setting and disabled friendly” Tiny but adequate bathroom proved awkward for husband but we coped. Everything was supplied you could possibly need including DVD player incorporated  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £650 / week

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from £23 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Looks cottage” We had a fabulous new year in southwold ... it's definitely the place to be New Year's Eve brilliant firework display on beach ... this cottage has everything you need for a warm &. COsy stay , very clean & well furnished with lovely f  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £835 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Orne / Saint-Germain-des-Grois

2 4 2 nights min

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

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from £98 / night

£356 / week

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from £98 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wyke Regis

Weymouth / Wyke Regis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Moonfleet holiday cottage” Lovely holiday home with lots of useful extras and very clean. Great location and easy to find with clear instructions.  …see more

from £60 / night

£390 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Marquixanes

Pyrenees-Orientales / Marquixanes

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A super gite in great location” This 3 storey old town house was the perfect base for exploring the delightful area of Rousillon. The views from the balcony are really rather special and as we awoke one morning half way through our vacation to find t  …see more

from £45 / night

£299 - £499 / week

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from £45 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Yarmouth

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation - location and local people” Good walks at rear and front of the property on this dog friendly island. Property overlooks the sea with fenced green area (for Victoria cottages residents) where rabbits and children can play. In  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1245 / week

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from £75 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“What a lovely cottage.” What a find!! Went with friends, really ejoyed. Great location and beautiful cottage, loved it Laura was really helpful right from booking the cottage to greeting us on arrival. Would totally recommend and would definitely ret  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Village Marina holiday apartment rental

Olhao / Village Marina

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous” We stayed in this apartment iin mid April for one week. It is a fabulous apartment with all mod cons and stunning views .The location is perfect for exploring the area.Great restaurants and easy access to the ferries to get to the islands.  …see more

from £45 / night

£306 - £517 / week

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from £45 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cromer

Norfolk / Cromer

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
“bright, spacious and relaxing” We liked the warm and comfortable apartment with all we needed for a nice relaxing stay. All was clean and in as-new condition. The apartment is bright and spacious with good views and in a quiet area. The off-street par  …see more

from £60 / night

£460 - £675 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Self catering 4 bed home in Filey

Scarborough District / Filey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful holiday home for all the family” We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in a lovely comfortable home. Mel responded quickly to all our enquiries before we set off. The cottage is very light and spacious, extremely clean and m  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Latchi

Latchi / Arsinoe Beach

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa for couples and families. The heated pool is fantastic” Having rented several villas in Cyprus, we have to say that this is excellent value for money. The close location to Latchi (10 mins easy walk) makes it ideal for couples and families  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1275 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Marciana / Procchio

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£331 - £695 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castle Cary

Somerset / Castle Cary

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Relaxed, contemporary, design-led home. Dog and child friendly. A home away from home with great pubs, beautiful walks and plenty of somerset cider to aid your relaxation. Golf, fishing, horse riding or water sports are all available nearby.<br />Castle Cary is a  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Balloch

West Dunbartonshire / Balloch

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Car not necessary
“Just what we were looking for” A few quiet days away to ourselves is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is very clean and very well kitted out. We had no disturbances and felt very relaxed. The weather was pretty bad (but th  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £460 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Lovely apartment with a great view and ideal for walking into town . Very clean and well presented and the comfiest bed we have slept in . We loved the area no shortage of things to do really enjoyed our stay .  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £640 / week

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from £47 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Benaulim holiday apartment rental

Benaulim / Benaulim Beach

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“INDULGENT LUXURY!!” Thank you Archie + Jane The Zen garden apartment we hired from you 17th Nov to 3rd Dec was without a doubt fantastic! It has all the mod/cons of home including a water purifier water in India straight from the tap! Thanks to Pete  …see more

from £42 / night

£145 - £395 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

£178 / week

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from £26 / night