Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (10465)

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 cottage in Hathersage

Hope Valley / Hathersage

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Pond View Cottage, what a place!” This little cottage just outside Hathersage is absolutely fantastic. We arrived in darkness and was greeted by James who was grew and showed us around. The cottage itself is brilliantanly layed out upside down as to c  …see more

from £49 / night

£350 - £470 / week

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from £49 / night

(43) 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
“Mrs” We had a wonderful stay in this fabulous apartment. Loved the space & views - the weather was beautiful too!  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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B&b rental in Warringah

Greater Sydney / Warringah

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Sydney Surburbs...........at its most very pleasant” What a "gem" of a place here! Toni & Victor - a well-travelled couple themselves - have a lovely, spacious, welcoming comfortable home, whom they share with guests. I had the self-contained groun  …see more

from £90 / night

£627 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Very Good 

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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
“Immaculate - home from home :) excellent value for money.” Arrived on Monday evening, quite tired and was over the moon when I opened the door. A lovely warm welcome with some cookies and milk in the fridge for that all needed cuppa. A gorgeous bed ma  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £490 / week

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from £75 / 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

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Weymouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
“A Gem of a Holiday” We have just returned from a two week stay at Little Gem and have had a great time. The views were amazing, everything was just as advertised. And the bed was so comfortable. So much to see and do,we would love to come back again ,  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £645 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Soldeu ski apartment to rent.

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful property in close proximity to everything” I stayed at the property with a group of friends for 4 nights at the end of February, we had an excellent stay. The property is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. It is excellently located  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Port d'Alcudia holiday apartment rental

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Overlooking marina and five minute walk to the beach, lovely clean apartment” This was our first visit to Alcudia and I am so pleased we managed to book this apartment. Owned by a lovely couple Teresa and Jaime who were more than helpful and welcomin  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 - £848 / week

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from £64 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Beverley holiday home rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Beverley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“East Yorkshire Little Haven of Heaven” The presentation of Chose Amuse is exceptional. It is immaculately clean, and the decoration is equal to if not better than any London boutique hotel. The beds are very comfortable too. Karen is very thoughtful a  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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from £90 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Eastbourne

East Sussex / Eastbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wendy House” The best holiday let we've stayed in. Very clean & comfortable. Linen & towels supplied, they have thought of everything. Tea,coffee,sugar & milk on arrival. A real home from home. Very easy access to town centre & seafront. This was ou  …see more

from £105 / night

£445 - £645 / week

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from £105 / 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

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Borovets

Sofia Region / Borovets

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Luxury & Comfort” We had a great time in Borovets and very comfortable stay at Royal Plaza A405. Royal Plaza is located between the 2 large hotels which initially were the only hotels constructed by the government. So you are right at the heart of the  …see more

from £49 / night

£295 - £420 / week

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from £49 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A delightful town house at the centre of everything” Light and airy, modern, with all essentials you could need. One of the cleanest apartments we have been to (a tribute to the cleaner).. Right on the edge of the New Forest with plenty of walks, and  …see more

from £110 / night

£595 - £750 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The Beach House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the tide, whilst having y  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1950 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Maslinica

Solta Island / Maslinica

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Apartments Igor are in newly built house with pool. There are two apartments. ''Apartment Igor 2'' is spacious, comfortable and ideal for family vacation in a small and peaceful port Maslinica. The apartment has beautiful view over the village, marin  …see more

from £60 / night

£599 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Short stays and weekend breaks possible - please enquire! FREE WiFi!!! Grand Marine is situated in the former Grand Marine Hotel on the Rothesay promenade, next to the Art Deco Pavilion building, offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

19

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Holiday Rental Villa on the Costa del Sol, near Mijas Pueblo.This rustic, Andalucian-style, 5 bedroomed villa has wonderful views of the Mijas mountains.  …see more

from £257 / night

£1797 - £2603 / week

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from £257 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Westgate-on-Sea

Isle of Thanet / Westgate-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideal base for a seaside holiday” Our stay at the Sands was just a delight from start to finish. Anna and Amanda were very helpful with getting settled. The property itself is well-appointed and spacious, with stylish furnishings and up-to-date app  …see more

from £70 / night

£280 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Moville holiday home rental

County Donegal / Moville

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“B-E-A-UTIFUL” We stayed for a long weekend for a friends wedding. The house was lovely, quiet and compfy. Easily accessible, a nice little hide away in gorgeous Ireland. The house had all the necessary cooking items and compfy beds.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Perranporth holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Perranporth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
ALL THE BENEFITS OF BEACHSIDE LOCATION. 60 seconds from your door to the sand. Beautiful views. On site parking. Pets welcome. 3 min level walk to town centre.TV in bedrooms. Early check-in by arrangement. TripAdvisor voted into Top-10 UK beaches  …see more

from £95 / night

£285 - £1284 / week

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from £95 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Mevagissey holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A holiday to remember!” We have stayed at Meva Torr several times and have always had a fantastic time. The accommodation is out of this world, beautifully furnished and very clean and comfortable; the kitchen is stunning and has everything you need i  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1510 / week

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from £200 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Deal holiday home rental

Kent / Deal

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable sea view house” Spacious well equipped house right on the sea front, views of passing shipping and the pier. Minutes from Deal town centre. Warm even in the sleet and easterly winds during the early part of our stay. A great place to go fo  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £72 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Mr” A very clean and fully equipped property in a quiet location. Owners very friendly. Our second visit and we will return again!  …see more

from £57 / night

£355 - £570 / week

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from £57 / 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

(15) 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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(15) Very Good 

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Self Catering Holiday Cottage Reynoldston Gower

Swansea County / Reynoldston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and cosy.” The cottage is located in a picturesque village on the beautiful Gower peninsula. Small but perfectly formed myself and my friends had everything we could need for a mini-break. The cosy living room has a log burning stove and com  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £875 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Kirkcudbright holiday cottage let

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal” A great location right in the centre of town but extremely quiet. Great base for walking and cycling and a terrific choice of restaurants and pubs. Accommodation was great value and we would not hesitate to recommend it.  …see more

from £85 / night

£320 - £590 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leutasch

Tirol / Leutasch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Well situated comfotable apartment with a personal touch” We stayed in Happy Mountains with our 2 children and we all simply loved it. Our host Emily was extremely friendly , helpful and flexible. The appartment was well equiped and perfectly located  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £684 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ryde

Isle of Wight / Ryde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable relaxing holiday” Enjoyed our stay in this very clean comfortable cottage very convenient for shops,restuarents & exploring the island..we didn't take our car & found it easy to get around from here. The furnishings are very nice & al  …see more

from £58 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £58 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” Lovely, warm, spacious and comfortable flat. This was my second time staying here and will definitely look to book with Debbie again when I'm next in Morecambe.  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / 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 £69 / night

£300 - £428 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Stranraer holiday home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Stranraer

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Ground Floor - Dining table & 4 chairs. Kitchen has F/Freezer, Microwave, Washer, Dishwasher, Hob & Oven!st Floor - Lounge with two picture windows with wonderful views. TV, DVD . Bedroom with two single beds2nd Floor - Double bedroom and luxury bathroom / sh  …see more

from £55 / night

£290 - £485 / week

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Savoie / Valfrejus

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £60 / night

£334 - £419 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Bellresguard

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
First floor apartment in the beautiful Bellresguard complex, located only 100 meters from the beach and at a 10 minutes walk to town center.The private residential complex is sounded by mature well kept gardens and peaceful water streams as well as communal pools an  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £1283 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment is in a quiet complex and on the Top Floor of a 3-storey building, it has a private roof terrace with panaramic views of the Sea and Mountains. The complex also has a lift.. The apartment has free Wi Fi Facilities, a well-fitted and equipped kitchen w  …see more

from £43 / night

£285 - £468 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Oura Beach holiday villa let

Albufeira / Oura Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villas 2, 15 and 81 are traditional in style, "cozy" and comfortable, are a great location to enjoy all the conditions and facilities area of Areias de S. João in the heart of Albufeira and where is located the Village tourist along the Oura beach and n  …see more

from £95 / night

£565 - £2026 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Dogmaels

Pembrokeshire / St. Dogmaels

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Highly recommended holiday cottage” What do I look for in a holiday cottage? Comfy bed, clean kitchen and good shower. This property has all these and more! It is a beautiful property, lovingly decorated to be very cosy and warm. A true home from home  …see more

from £80 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp  …see more

from £130 / night

£695 - £1595 / week

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from £130 / night