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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Magaliesburg holiday home rental

Greater Johannesburg / Magaliesburg

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £29 / night

£199 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Lalacelle

Orne / Lalacelle

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £53 / night

£310 / week

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from £53 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Saint Anne

Guadeloupe / Saint Anne

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £50 / night

£344 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in St Pauls Walden

Hitchin / St Pauls Walden

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great family Xmas” A lovely warm and welcoming house which would have been a bit better with some bedside tables and lights, extra pillows and more pans in kitchen. The children loved the big chimney for Santa to leave a trail of pressies under the l
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from £185 / night

£900 - £1,550 / week

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from £185 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Nopigia

Chania Prefecture / Nopigia

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £49 / night

£341 / week

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from £49 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Wotton-under-Edge holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Wotton-under-Edge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tranquil stay” Vineyard cottage in Waterly Bottom was an exceptional find. Very quiet and peaceful surrounded by forests. We had many walks around the area and found our cottage the perfect retreat to come home to at day's end. To sit by the wood fire
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from £85 / night

£490 - £1,060 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Plouarzel

Finistere / Plouarzel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£354 - £390 / week

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from £53 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Long lands retreat” Fantastic cottage- clean, quiet, well equipped in perfect location near to the beach! We will be revisiting soon!
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from £68 / night

£385 - £740 / week

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avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

from £68 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Minehead holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Minehead

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“A very appealing cottage.” A very appealing cottage in a great location. Well appointed and cared for. An ideal spot from which to explore the area
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from £43 / night

£300 - £460 / week

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from £43 / night

9

Holiday home in Mons

Herault / Mons

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £67 / night

£399 - £717 / week

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from £67 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, tennis court in Mirabeau

Vaucluse / Mirabeau

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect retreat for new parents” We had a wonderful 8 nights at Le Suyet and the best nights sleep we have had in 8 months! The location is remote over looking the Luberon countryside allowing you to really escape and relax. The hosts Anne and Ron wer
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from £45 / night

£310 - £443 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £45 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Manorhamilton

County Leitrim / Manorhamilton

7 17 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £222 / night

£1,549 / week

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from £222 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £31 / night

£217 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £31 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Budleigh Salterton holiday caravan/mobile home let

Devon / Budleigh Salterton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Ms” Just came back from a great week at castle brake lovely caravan lovely place we didnt want to come home. Everything you need for a family holiday. The only down side was its one hell of a drive back to liverpool but was all worth it. Will definite
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from £58 / night

£388 - £750 / week

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from £58 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Oldmeldrum

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Christmas” Thanks to Sharon and her family for making us all feel so welcome over our Christmas stay at the cottage. Being their first festive guests you made us all feel so welcome and the cottage was made very christmassy. We can only hi
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from £57 / night

£395 - £430 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brize Norton

Oxfordshire / Brize Norton

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £499 / night

£1,983 - £3,155 / week

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from £499 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Pedavena

Province of Belluno / Pedavena

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £89 / night

£576 / week

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from £89 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Riva Del Garda holiday apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful apartment in a beautiful town” 7 of us and a baby stayed for a week in August and immediately felt at home. The apartment is extremely well equipped and allows you to relax straight into your holiday. There is even a PS2 and plenty of dvds t
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from £120 / night

£800 - £1,400 / week

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from £120 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“All round excellence” First class, A1, 5 star accommodation at a great location with every facility we needed. Friendly caring owners.
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from £57 / night

£399 - £1,125 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

from £57 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Dundrum

County Tipperary / Dundrum

5 11 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £248 / night

£1,151 / week

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from £248 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Ormea

Province of Cuneo / Ormea

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£337 / week

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from £62 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Les Carroz-d'Araches ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great base for a ski holiday” The apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of a small traditional ski village. Everything is on the doorstep including restaurants, ski hire, shops, cinema, tourist information and beginners' ski practise area. The
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from £57 / night

£399 - £1,239 / week

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from £57 / night

(63) 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
“Perfect Place Perfect Holiday” Booked our visit for 4 nights in this beautiful apartment what an amazing place to stay, we opened the door to reveal a secret garden birds singing and further up spectacular views of the welsh mountains and sea, what mo
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from £85 / night

£520 - £990 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Warmwell holiday lodge rental

Weymouth / Warmwell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” Can I just say what a pleasant three day stay we had at Kingfisher Retreat, cabin was very nice, clean and cozy. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks Pam.
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from £85 / night

£529 - £1,329 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski townhouse to rent in Malga Ciapela

Rocca Pietore / Malga Ciapela

1 6 5 nights min

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

from £53 / night

£331 - £554 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Dervio

Lake Como / Dervio

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£664 - £1,062 / week

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from £96 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Pontardawe holiday cottage rental

Pontardawe / Ynysmeudwy

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £69 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Goleen holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Goleen

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£443 / week

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from £64 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Bellefontaine

Manche / Bellefontaine

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £28 / night

£185 / week

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avg. 2 hours 5 minutes

from £28 / night

(34) Very Good 

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18

Eyemouth holiday townhouse rental

Borders / Eyemouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Great holiday” Lovely house in Eyemouth where we have had many holidays. Very comfortable house and teenage son impressed with wifi and fishing. Dogs loved the beach and we were lucky with the weather. We will be back.x
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from £42 / night

£315 / week

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from £42 / night

(25) Excellent 

20

Strontian holiday lodge let

Lochaber / Strontian

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £150 / night

£1,050 - £2,150 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Cassiano ski apartment to rent.

Province of South Tyrol / San Cassiano

5 14 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £23 / night

£155 / week

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from £23 / night

(22) Excellent 

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14

Holiday log cabin in Patching

Arun District / Patching

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Lovely little hideaway” This is the second time we have stayed here the cottage has everything you need the weather wasn't that great at times but there are plenty of things to do in the area. The area the cottage is set in beautiful we walked across
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Certificate of Excellence

from £52 / night

£320 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holmrook holiday cottage let

Seascale / Holmrook

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£790 - £2,025 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tortoli holiday bungalow rental

Province of Ogliastra / Tortoli

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £375 / week

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from £36 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Entrevaux

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Entrevaux

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful place to stay” It was a privilege to stay in the old walled town of Entrevaux which is located in a very interesting part of France. From the iconic Grand Canyon du Verdon to the famous cities of the Riviera, all are in easy driving distance
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from £99 / night

£424 - £820 / week

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from £99 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Sunrise Lakes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place” Very good house. Near enough to Disney for the children. Near enough to plenty of restaurants for the adults. Plenty of space in the house for children to run around and enough space for adults to have a quiet place. Would recommend Blue
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from £93 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £93 / night

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Holiday apartment in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £61 / night

£929 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bressanone ski apartment to rent.

Province of South Tyrol / Bressanone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £89 / night

£620 - £744 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £89 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Le Bar-sur-Loup

1 3 30 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 30 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay with young kids, lots of rustic charm and plenty to do.” This place had everything we needed for a lovely, relaxed holiday with two children under seven, including a great feeling of freedom and space, and wonderful hosts in Pasc
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from £64 / night

£447 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £64 / night