Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77855)

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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Menigoute holiday cottage rental

Deux-Sevres / Menigoute

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Traditional stone built cottage restored with all the essentials for a luxuriously relaxing holiday, in a tranquil region of France, but within easy access of an abundance of activities that offer choices to all ages. A luxury 'home from home' with above groun  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday cottage in Rosseau

Northeastern Ontario / Rosseau

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Sucker Lake Cottage is located 2 hours north of Toronto on Sucker Lake, about a 213 km drive from the 401 but just 10 minutes from charming Rosseau. With a modern and bright interior, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, and much more, this lakefront cottage slee  …see more

from £549 / night

£1525 / week

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from £549 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Guest house rental in Humble

Langeland / Humble

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our house is very calm in the middle of the nature. Nearby birds-reservate and wild horses. A lot of fishing possibilities. Big garden for playing, football, crocet etc.<br />We love our hose, so we are convinced, that you will love it too  …see more

from £77 / night

£551 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Riviere-Salee

2 5 5 nights min

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

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from £66 / night

£457 / week

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from £66 / night

24

Holiday home in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious old stone house in midst of medieval village, full of character & intriguing private places. Perfectly located for access to all Provencal and Languedoc historic sites. Swimming, horse riding, bird watching within walking distance. <br />Substantial D  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £605 / week

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from £72 / night

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Viana do Castelo District / Dem

6 2 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

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Sao Bras de Alportel holiday farmhouse rental

Faro District / Sao Bras de Alportel

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Farmhouse is the oldest part of Farmhouse Algarve and provides traditional Portuguese style accommodation for 4 guests. One king & One twin bedroom - both have built in wardrobes and bedside tables. Large shower room with twin basins, large walk-in shower, bid  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £1080 / week

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from £80 / night

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Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Bansko is the number 1 ski resort in Bulgaria. It has first class skiing which regularly holds World Cup ski competitions.<br />Bansko Royal Towers is within 100 m of the main ski gondola.  …see more

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Holiday watermill in L'Hermenault

Vendee / L'Hermenault

11 32 3 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect well-maintained large house” Thue was the perfect location for our party of 16 adults and we could easily have housed many more! Two great heated pools, table tennis, well equipped kitchen, a football pitch, 10 bikes, 2 villages, a garden stre  …see more

from £300 / night

£1600 - £3995 / week

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from £300 / night

15

Yalikavak holiday villa rental

Bodrum / Yalikavak

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
A well furnished villa with air-conditioning throughout. The open lounge/dining area /kitchen area is located on the entrance floor and is equipped with TV, DVD player and has a large balcony with the most amazing views.  …see more

from £67 / night

£766 / week

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from £67 / night

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Holiday home in Paleokastritsa

Corfu / Paleokastritsa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
A friendly and comfortable environment facing scenic views of the mountain and the greenery of the alluring olive fields where you can relax in the sunshine or under the shade of the olive trees. 2. km to the beach, car or scooter hire is advised. Quite location with b  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 - £712 / week

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from £51 / night

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Lezay holiday home rental

Deux-Sevres / Lezay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 119 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The gîte is very spacious and modern but has still retained the character of the barn with the exposed beams and stone walls. A private courtyard garden with above ground private pool .<br />The gite is very spacious we wanted it to be accessible to all so w  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £550 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
2 Bedrooms, lounge, bathroom, kitchen, 1 double bed, 2 single beds, air con in bedrooms and lounge, roof terrace.  …see more

from £112 / night

£784 / week

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from £112 / night

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Castellammare del Golfo / Scopello

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Holiday gite with shared pool in Vernoux-en-Gatine

Deux-Sevres / Vernoux-en-Gatine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
Set in 2 acres of a beautiful,tranquil valley,this cozy gite sleeps 4/5.Large secure suntrap Pool,decking area and well equipped games field.Private terraces and lovely views. Good location for Days Out. Plenty of safe space to run,play or just relax.<br />Great d  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Monchique holiday villa rental

Faro District / Monchique

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful villa in the Monchique foothills, south of the picturesque spa village of Caldas de Monchique. The villa has its own grounds of about 12 acres. It is very secluded and private, but not at all remote. Within walking distance of nearby restaurants & craft sh  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in St Mawes

Roseland Peninsula / St Mawes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and well equipped family for a relaxing break” Great location in the middle of St Mawes - minutes to the beach, ferries, shops and cafes/restaurants. Plenty of room even for a big family, with a terrace for eating out on and a garden st  …see more

from £50 / night

£469 - £1289 / week

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from £50 / night

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Province of Sassari / Stintino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

17

Gard / Saint-Andre-d'Olerargues

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £772 / week

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from £68 / night

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Saint Francois / Anse des Rochers

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £97 / night

£848 - £1276 / week

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from £97 / night

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Pico / Madalena

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £50 / night

£309 - £848 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in King Stag

Sherborne / King Stag

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ideal for extended family groups to gather together and can accommodate family members with disabilities.  …see more

from £500 / night

£1800 - £2600 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Cianciana

Province of Agrigento / Cianciana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Relaxing Getaway” The house Me and my partner spent a long weekend at Casa Della Collina. We arrived late after a delayed flight but were met by a friendly local who gave us the keys and showed us around the house. The house was fantastic. Upon arriv  …see more

from £35 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vendee / Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £103 / night

£721 / week

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from £103 / night

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Province of Verona / Verona

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £339 / night

£3390 / week

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from £339 / night

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Villa rental in Cannes with shared pool

Cannes / Theoule sur Mer

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely villa with stunning sea views over the Bay of Cannes. Situated on a peaceful residence above Theoule sur Mer with facilities for residents of a swimming pool and tennis court. Only minutes to the beaches. Ideal for both couples and families alike.  …see more

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(13) Excellent 

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Cogolo ski apartment to rent.

Peio / Cogolo

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Zona giorno con cucina dotata di divano letto matrimoniale (completa di lavastoviglie, forno elettrico e microonde, frigo con congelatore, gas 4 fuochi, bollitore e macchina per caffè americano), due camere da letto e bagno privato con doccia (phon).  …see more

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Holiday home in Jimena de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Jimena de la Frontera

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Space This family sized house has many interesting features, nooks and crannies and some stained glass windows. The upper rooms are divided by 400 year old alabaster pillars. Casa Santa Ana is a lovely quiet village house bordering the National Park, with natural  …see more

from £145 / night

£721 / week

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from £145 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

La Tercia / United Golf Resort

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Our place at La Tercia is located in the impressive residential development of the United Golf Resorts La Tercia complex in beautiful countryside in the south-eastern part of provincial Murcia. La Tercia is surrounded by fragrant groves of orange, lemon, olive and almon  …see more

from £50 / night

£200 / week

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from £50 / night

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Province of Potenza / Viggianello

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

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Creuse / Jouillat

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

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Ibiza / Can Furnet

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £1030 / night

£7204 - £9322 / week

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from £1030 / night

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Champex ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Valais / Champex

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
The luxurious apartment, Au Sommet du Grand Combin, is on the top floor of Residence Grand Combin, a renovated former lakeside hotel dating back to 1908. The top floor provides most spectacular views over the lake to the west to the white peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif,  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1240 / week

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from £96 / night

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Province of Bari / Mola di Bari

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£267 - £445 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

São Miguel / Livramento

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Quinta das Acacias cottages are several self catered cottages and apartments in the same property separated by gardens with sculptural art. Each cottages is fully equipped for your short or longer term stays. Cottage #4 is an attached cottage with 1 bedroom and 1 b  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 / week

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from £59 / night

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Baan Taling Ngam holiday apartment rental

Ko Samui / Baan Taling Ngam

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Sibaja Palms is located in Ban Taling Ngam at the Five Islands Beach on the romantic, unspoiled west coast of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. Sibaja Palms has four spacious luxury apartments beautifully furnished with Teak wooden furniture, king size bed, luxury box  …see more

from £91 / night

£634 / week

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from £91 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Moraira / Montimar

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Detached villa with private poolCasa Suenos is a charming finca style holiday villa for up to 9 people in the much sort after area of Montemar with the added benefit of having a separate ground floor apartment for friends or larger families, with Mediterranean garde  …see more

from £128 / night

£678 - £1606 / week

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from £128 / night

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Playa Blanca / Playa Blanca Yaiza

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £72 / night

£499 / week

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from £72 / night

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Lima Region / Lima

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £25 / night

£170 / week

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from £25 / night

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Holiday b&b in Plouezoc'h

Finistere / Plouezoc'h

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful beaches nearby, canoe-kayak, fishing, walking trails, biking,, horse riding, are some of the sports available in and around Plouezoc'h. KerBlondel is the ideal location to discover Brittany, Saint Malo, Mt St Michel, Huelgoat, Roscoff, Carantec, Quimper..  …see more

from £115 / night

£801 / week

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from £115 / night