Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (76794)

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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Villa rental in Boliqueime with swimming pool

Boliqueime / Fonte de Boliqueime

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Casa Redonda is an charming 5 bed Villa, with wonderful views down to sea. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the sea side towns and yet only be 10 minutes by car away from either Vilamoura or Albulfiera. This is definitely the best of both worlds.  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / La Gaude

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Vera Playa

Vera Playa / Garrucha Mojacar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Desert Springs. Villa. Golf in Spain.  …see more

from £142 / night

£1000 / week

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from £142 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Castellina In Chianti

Province of Siena / Castellina In Chianti

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Beautiful cottage with private garden and access to pool with amazing sunset views  …see more

from £128 / night

£763 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sorrentine Peninsula

Sorrento / Sorrentine Peninsula

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Small tower built entirely of stone and perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with private access to the sea and private pool with salt water, for an exclusive holiday far from all. Private access to the sea and private pool. Privacy guaranteed.  …see more

from £267 / night

£1717 - £3306 / week

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from £267 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holmrook holiday cottage let

Seascale / Holmrook

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Volcano...! Volcano is an 1850s coach house; open plan, yet cozy. (Our reviews appear at the end of this section.) It's a welcoming home from home where you can relax and unwind. It's a working home, rather than a show home: somewhere could always do with a  …see more

from £115 / night

£715 - £967 / week

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from £115 / night

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Apartment letting in Pizzo with shared pool

Pizzo / Marinella

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
This holiday apartment has everything you would expect plus a whole lot more. There are 2 large bathrooms, one with a bath/shower and the other with a shower. It also has 2 large bedrooms, one double room and the other with twin beds making it an ideal sized apartment f  …see more

from £58 / night

£403 - £617 / week

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from £58 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
A wonderful spot when you can rediscover fragrances and colours of bygone days and breath fresh air of the hills within a stone's throw of the Apulian sea.  …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 - £3814 / week

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from £182 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“5 STAR QUALITY WRAPPED UP + TIED WITH A BOW!!” Visited Anglesey for the first time and booked our stay at White Pebble Cottage in Moelfre, so glad I came across this hidden gem as this was more than we all expected. Firstly the cottage is breaktaking  …see more

from £42 / night

£289 - £499 / week

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from £42 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cannes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning luxurious two bedroom apartment in the heart of Cannes. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Palais is a 5 minute walk away and the beaches are just down the street.  …see more

from £116 / night

£812 - £8869 / week

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from £116 / night

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Holiday apartment in Vodice

Sibenik-Knin County / Vodice

21 5 5 nights min

  • 21 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
barbecue, garden, terrace, kids, pets,  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Bude / Jacobstow

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Delightful, spacious rural retreat yet within easy reach of the coast. Versitile accommodation with a 5ft four poster bed served by two bathrooms, and a double/twin bedroom, sitting room with flatscreen TV and new woodburner and a cosy aga to come home to after a day at  …see more

from £95 / night

£509 - £1020 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Dalaman

Dalaman / Akkaya Valley

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning scenery in a peaceful and tranquil setting, ideal for either a relaxing or active holiday. Nearby is the town Dalyan where they hold a weekly market on Saturdays and you can go on a boat trip to the mud baths, sailing amongst the reeds admiring rock tombs.Car  …see more

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Indre / Tendu

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £64 / night

£424 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Busot with swimming pool

Busot / Bonalba Alta

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Fabulous villa perfect for 2 families built on 2 levels. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms kitchen/utility, lounge and terrace with fantastic mountain views.Downstairs has 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area.Lovely enclosed mature garden, larg  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 / week

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from £243 / night

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Italian Riviera / Rapallo

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £106 / night

£721 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Florence / Rignano sull'Arno

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

15

Tavernelle di Panicale holiday apartment rental

Province of Perugia / Tavernelle di Panicale

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Tamarisk apartment sleeps 2+1 with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor of a refurbished farmhouse situated in an olive grove with large shared pool. The apartment gives classic views over the Umbrian landscape of fields, forests and hilltop towns.  …see more

from £85 / night

£575 / week

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from £85 / night

20

Holiday home rental

Majorca / Pollenca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A beautiful, high standard country house just outside Pollensa village, surrounded by green fields, oak trees and fruit orchards.  …see more

from £331 / night

£2314 - £2937 / week

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from £331 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Isle of Wight / Sandown

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Standing in countryside, the site has spectacular vistas over Sandown Bay, the English Channel and Culver Down, a National Trust area of outstanding natural beauty.The main town of Sandown with traditional seaside attractions including crazy golf, children's play a  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

22

Gite rental in Junhac with shared pool

Cantal / Junhac

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Gites 4 Rent The perfect place to be in rural France.Lagarde lies in a region of France known as La Chataigneraie ( the chestnut grove ) a delightful area of outstanding beauty ; a mixed landscape of mountain ranges, forests, lakes, rivers, rolling countryside and s  …see more

from £84 / night

£581 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Periana

Periana / El Canuelo

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday villa with fabulous pool, wonderful views, tranquil but convenient location.” We spent 9 nights at this villa with our 2 sons aged 9 and 15. It was a great family holiday. The villa was spacious and well equipped. The swimming pool was  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Liberotto

Orosei / Cala Liberotto

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Nice apartment, located in Cala Liberotto, at about 900m from the sea, on the high ground floor, composed with living room and kitchenette,1 double bedroom,1 bedromm with buk beds, bathroom with shower, Satellite Tv (no pay tv), small terrace.Equipped with 2 swimmin  …see more

from £52 / night

£361 - £839 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Murcia / Murcia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to your oasis in the Spanish sunshine! Located in a Five Star Resort with easy access by car from Alicante or Murcia airports, this stylish and comfortable villa sleeps up to 6 guest  …see more

from £167 / night

£665 - £1100 / week

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from £167 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ungasan

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Ungasan

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Elegant and luxurious in design, Villa Seratus is located in the hills of the Bukit overlooking the bay of Jimbaran. Only 10 mins away from the world famous Finn's Beach club and 30 minutes from the airport. Enjoy a lovely holiday in this great villa  …see more

from £158 / night

£1104 / week

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from £158 / night

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Holiday apartment in Buonconvento

Buonconvento / Chiusure

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Farm where inside stay this apartment is of 1500 century , here you can have the typical italian style.You can see the very beautiful medieval small town The unique landescape  …see more

from £255 / night

£1272 / week

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from £255 / night

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Herault / Montblanc

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

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Aveyron / Ambeyrac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Le Bar-sur-Loup

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

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
6 bedroomed Villa with swimming pool, sun deck area, pool fridge, children friendly, safe, flat, fenced garden, with plenty of outdoor toys provided, including trampoline, table tennis, climbing frame, sandpit and wendy house.8 guest maximum  …see more

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Holiday home in Castro Laboreiro

Viana do Castelo District / Castro Laboreiro

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Branda das Falagueiras is one of the biggest brandas that constitute this enchanting village of Castro Laboreiro, and is (email hidden) of the village.  …see more

from £153 / night

£1060 / week

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from £153 / night

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Hautefort holiday tented camp rental

Dordogne / Hautefort

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our large (6.5 metres long x 4.2 metres wide x 2.4 metres high) pre-erected and fully equipped tent is ready to use and sleeps four in two or three bedrooms and we have two extra beds if needed. We regret we only accept children aged 12 and over. Kitchen There is a fu  …see more

from £45 / night

£221 - £383 / week

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from £45 / night

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Derby holiday home rental

Derbyshire / Derby

5 9 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Warney Lea House offer 5 spaces rooms, large living space, conservatory, large garden space. Warney Lea Flatoffers luxury, romantic, calm, modern and warm space for that well deserved holiday. There is plenty of space to park multiple cars at Warney Lea.We welcome all  …see more

from £485 / night

£990 / week

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from £485 / night

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Morbihan / Guidel-Plage

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

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Fivizzano / Agnino

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

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Sabaudia / Bella Farnia

2 8 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

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Apartment rental in Marsaxlokk

Island of Malta / Marsaxlokk

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Apartment enjoys natural light, unobstructed sea views and leads to a common mature garden with a patio area furnished with Rattan furniture, equipped with a common barbecue area and plenty of space for young ones to enjoy themselves while adults can sit back and relax  …see more

from £47 / night

£356 - £463 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

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from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Louth

Lincolnshire / Louth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Mill Stream Barn is situated by the River Bain, where otters, kingfishers and plenty of ducks also inhabit. With only one cottage in the grounds and the Viking Way on your doorstep, a truly relaxing holiday can be assured. 4*Gold Award. Monday and Friday changeover days  …see more

from £100 / night

£390 - £560 / week

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from £100 / night

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Tarn / Milhars

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £40 / night

£280 - £365 / week

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from £40 / night

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Lazio / Rome

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night