Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (79016)

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 villa rental

Budoni / Limpiddu

2 10 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Bella Vista” We stayed in the two bedroom villa, which comfortably sleeps up to six people (two on a very comfortable bed seatee downstairs). The villa is beautifully furnished and supplies everything you need to look after the villa and cater for the
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from £55 / night

£385 - £730 / week

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from £55 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Limavady

Limavady / Roe Valley

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Home Base for Northern Ireland Sightseeing” The Views was our stopover for 2 nights during our 18 day tour of Ireland. We actually could have used another night as it was a very convenient location and a relaxing place to unwind after a day of s
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from £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Broughty Magic” Cosy Fishermans Cottage, perfect harbour location, stunning views,near all amenities in a superb village environment close to Dundee. Would recommend everytime.
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from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Lamlash holiday cottage accommodation

Isle of Arran / Lamlash

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect week in a lovely cottage” Spent a week in this lovely cottage with fantastic views across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The accommodation is exactly as described in the advert and provides a comfortable and homely base from which to mount severa
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from £102 / night

£435 - £665 / week

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from £102 / night

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Dungarvan holiday cottage accommodation

County Waterford / Dungarvan

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£272 - £403 / week

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from £51 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Swansea

Swansea County / Swansea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A Perfect Modern Retreat!” Our second stay in Westcliff Mews and would highly recommend this little place. Perfect base in a stunning location, this is a real gem with its beautifully styled and furnished interior, and all the mod cons you need...the
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from £70 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
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from £60 / night

£420 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Laugharne

Laugharne / Brook Nr Pendine

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
“Great location, lovely hosts, lovely accommodation” This is a family run holiday rental in a great location. Quiet and relaxing but within easy reach of popular Pembrokeshire towns such as Saundersfoot and Tenby. The holiday rental is separate from t
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from £45 / night

£300 - £360 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Tortosa holiday cottage rental

Terres de l'Ebre / Tortosa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£200 - £560 / week

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from £30 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Yport

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£297 - £382 / week

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from £51 / night

(9) Average 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Gurnard

Isle of Wight / Gurnard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brillant” We visited gurnard pines for a weeks holiday,such a lovely week fantastic weather. Appartment/chalet was clean, had everything we needed especially for having children which was great! There is a huge bit of green for kids to play out on, be
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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £116 / night

£807 / week

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from £116 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Drymen with golf nearby

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Well equipped cottage in an ideal location” Lovely, clean, comfortable cottage with everything you need for a pleasant holiday. The large enclosed garden was perfect for the kids and the dog, and they loved having Doreen the horse in the adjoining fie
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from £85 / night

£476 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Montriond ski apartment to rent.

Morzine / Montriond

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need. Worth noting it's in the attic so i
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from £67 / night

£467 - £1778 / week

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from £67 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out
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from £140 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wondrous” A WONDERFUL Casa to stay in, in a perfect location. Five minutes walk into the village so as close to everything you'd need as well as quiet enough to drink in the fabulous views offered to the sea. The house was the most well equipped ho
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from £79 / night

£551 - £1017 / week

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from £79 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Calstock

Cornwall / Calstock

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“all good” good location to explore the area, lots of space and facilities and loved the hot tub. food in the bar was great value
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from £64 / night

£445 - £1439 / week

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from £64 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tramonti

Amalfi Coast / Tramonti

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£295 - £530 / week

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from £43 / night

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Orne / La Ferte-Frenel

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £127 / night

£883 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Belluno / San Pietro di Cadore

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £662 / week

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from £46 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Abondance

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £43 / night

£238 / week

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from £43 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Coulaures

Dordogne / Coulaures

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!” Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable
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from £130 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Savusavu

Savusavu / Korovesi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stay here, you'll love it!” Mario and Tatjana have built a wonderful series of villas on this property. As hosts they were really helpful and accommodating but we also felt like we had all the privacy we could want. Everything was in wonderful condit
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from £66 / night

£457 / week

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from £66 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home let

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
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from £271 / night

£1160 - £2010 / week

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from £271 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Filey

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£235 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £98 / night

£395 - £1695 / week

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from £98 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Flookburgh

Grange-over-Sands / Flookburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Just Perfect!” My family and I have had a wonderful holiday at this pristine, stylish and well equipped cottage. Will definitely visit again in the near future.
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from £95 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dingle holiday home rental

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £111 / night

£467 - £806 / week

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from £111 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Break” Heron Lodge is very conveniently placed, just seconds off the 'Spine Road' that runs through the Cotswold Water Park and only a minute or two from the A419 which will take you to the M4 in around 20 minutes. The lodge itself is fan
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from £195 / night

£1010 - £1999 / week

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from £195 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday gite rental

Aude / Castelnaudary

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic rural Gite in a beautiful area of France” Le Moulin offers high quality accommodation for a large family in a rural setting and a great base for exploring the region. This was our first time in this area of France and we loved the blend of p
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isle of Man / Foxdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£560 - £1190 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ban Tai holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
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from £135 / night

£925 - £1150 / week

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from £135 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.
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from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Svoronata with swimming pool

Svoronata / Metaxata

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect choice” We were extremely happy with the villa which is beautifully presented and designed. Tony and Margaret met us at the airport, helping us manage the hire car arrangements and transport luggage as well as find the villa. We wondered if it
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from £78 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £78 / night

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Charente-Maritime / Saint Laurent de la Pree

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £96 / night

£446 - £621 / week

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from £96 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
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from £238 / night

£782 - £1512 / week

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from £238 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Herault / Cournonterral

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

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