Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (80128)

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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Le Jas du Romarin - Le Mimosa - Callas gite sleeps 2

Var / Callas

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely rural setting 3 km from the village of Callas. Our Gites are very comfortable and well equipped with their own patio areas. Great swimming pool (12x6) in a sunny spot with plenty of sun loungers and parasols. Attractive gardens. Warm welcome from friendly discree  …see more

from £83 / night

£580 / week

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from £83 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Les Petites Pierres - Vernoux-en-Gatine gite sleeps 5

Deux-Sevres / Vernoux-en-Gatine

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
Les Petites Pierres, our cosy 18th Century cottage, is well-equipped and has a woodburner for those out-of-season breaks.The 2 acre site provides ample room for relaxing or playing, and there are lovely walks right on the doorstep.In this sheltered and unspoilt valley t  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £340 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Lot / Cajarc

4 4 2 nights min

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

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from £104 / night

£682 / week

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from £104 / night

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Pollença holiday villa 345 - Port de Pollenca villa sleeps 6

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
Villa Begonia is a little cosy countryside villa situated next to a villa residential area between Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa. It is placed for making the most of the countryside life. It has lush gardens with views towards the mountains and a very Majorcan charm with  …see more

from £168 / night

£1172 - £1189 / week

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from £168 / night

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House Xica with private pool in Santa Luzia - Santa Luzia house sleeps 4

Faro District / Santa Luzia

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
The house is located in Algarve close to Tavira, in the natural Park of Ria Formosa. The house is in edge of the village, beside the lagoon, with its flamingos, herons, egrets, coots, curlews, red shanks and ducks sanctuary.All shops and restaurants are walking distance  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

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Budoni / Agrustos

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

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Luxury Villa, spacious and comfortable, with - Montaione villa sleeps 8

Province of Florence / Montaione

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Right on this special place, VILLA Torresassa was built. With its 270 sq. meters living space and its elegant and luxurious rooms on 2 floors, as well as the well groomed garden and the private swimming pool, in this property you will find the enchantment of a luxury ho  …see more

from £345 / night

£2414 / week

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from £345 / night

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SIDNEY COTTAGE CLOSE TO ANGLESEY - Bangor cottage sleeps 6

Gwynedd / Bangor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
**NEW** Sidney Cottage is a detached recently renovated 3 bedroom detached cottage (double, double, adult bunks) which is nicely tucked away and on the outskirts of Bangor 3 miles. The property is also convenient for the amenities of Menai Bridge and has accommodation c  …see more

from £100 / night

£425 - £825 / week

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from £100 / night

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Beautiful Cabin Surrounded Nature - Acre chalet sleeps 3

Northern District / Acre

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
Our Comfortable unit is located in the beautiful landscapes of the upper Galil. Located in the heart of Kibutz Hagoshrim,where water streams are intwind with beautful gardning throughout the area. Our unit has everything you need for a perfect vacation,Clean and comfort  …see more

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Coastline - Next to the Ocean - Ilfracombe Harbour penthouse sleeps 2

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
COASTLINE - A stunning one bed top floor flat on the sea's edge. A quiet haven next to the sea with an iron railed Juliette balcony and uninterrupted views over to the Welsh coast.Within easy reach of North Devon's picturesque villages and bustling markets, a  …see more

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Glan Tywyn Hall - Bryngwran farmhouse sleeps 14

Holyhead / Bryngwran

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Standing detached within the grounds of a working farm, this magnificent 17th Century Hall offers a comfortable retreat for large groups or families. Tastefully renovated, with several open fires (one of which is in a large lounge with cathedral ceiling), the Hall emana  …see more

from £240 / night

£1800 / week

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from £240 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Dorina Cottage - Limassol Town cottage sleeps 6

Limassol / Limassol Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
A traditional and tastefully renovated 2 story stone house, located 20 minutes from Limassol. Aiyos Mamas is situated at 600 meters in the Troodos mountain range, which provides for an ideal climate. The house fully furnished, comes with linen, fully air conditioned,  …see more

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(8) Excellent 

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10 Treglyn Cottage - near Rock - St Minver cottage sleeps 6

Wadebridge / St Minver

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
10 Treglyn Cottage is a spacious, fully equipped, self catering cottage that sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Set in Treglyn Farm it is a safe environment for children to play outside in the extensive grounds. A spacious three bedroomed cottage with superb countryside vie  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £1095 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Villa with Pool & amazing views above Kalami Corfu - Kalami villa sleeps 6

Corfu / Kalami

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Located in an exclusive part of North-eastern Corfu called Vigla, Villa Genna (corfuvillagenna com) is nested on an elevated beautiful hillside position surrounded by olive and cypress trees offering superb panoramic view over the Ionian Sea. Sunday Times included Vill  …see more

from £121 / night

£845 - £875 / week

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from £121 / night

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The Barn, Les Vitarelles - Molieres, Dordogne - Molieres gite sleeps 10

Dordogne / Molieres

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Les Vitarelles, a farmhouse with outbuildings that have been converted into the owners' home and three gites, is set in 47 acres of private land comprising mature oak woods, orchards and an ancient vineyard, plus lawned areas. In the heart of the Dordogne, Les Vita  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

21

Beach Way - Poole apartment sleeps 6

Dorset / Poole

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This spacious, modern ground floor apartment is located just a very short walk away from the sandy beach. Featuring: entrance porch, hallway, playroom, family bathroom with shower over the bath, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, one twin room and one bunk bed r  …see more

from £147 / night

£1025 - £1650 / week

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from £147 / night

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Calvi / Lumio

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £327 / night

£2285 / week

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from £327 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Miramas

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£337 / week

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from £61 / night

18

Le Grand Vertbois - Gathemo farmhouse sleeps 8

Sourdeval / Gathemo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Our traditional stone farmhouse is set in a wooded area in the village of Lingeard near the vibrant town of Vire in Normandy. The country garden is set in three quarters of an acre bordered with a panorama of stunning views over the valley.The surrounding access of wood  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Kerala / Kumarakom

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£178 - £307 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Very Good 

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La Media Luna - Segorbe house sleeps 5

Province of Castellon / Segorbe

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
La Media Luna is located in the old town center of Segorbe where you can enjoy beautiful mountains views. It features three bedrooms (two of them with TV), a bathroom and a toilet, a full kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso Coffe Maker, toaster, oven....) an  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

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Beach Front Cottage 6 - Sauble Beach cottage sleeps 6

Bruce County / Sauble Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals during July and August. Nightly rental available any other time between May and October. Closed for the winter months. Off season rates apply. 5 other rental cottages on property, email for more information. 2 bedrooms, queen bed in  …see more

from £115 / night

£802 / week

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from £115 / night

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Vaucluse / Piolenc

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

29

Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Ajaccio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £173 / night

£1259 / week

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from £173 / night

15

Blue Ibiza Villa - Cala Vadella villa sleeps 6

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The accommodation 3 bedrooms – 3 kings double, 3 bathrooms Master Suite 2 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 Suite with 2 separated beds. Bedroom 3 Suite with double bed. Modern kitchen. Lounge room with TV, DVD, Internet. Terrace amazing views to the seaside.Further detai  …see more

from £226 / night

£1582 / week

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from £226 / night

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Pollensa holiday villa 715 - La Font finca sleeps 4

Province of Alicante / La Font

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely country house within walking distance from Pollensa (2 km), situated in the beautiful area between La Font and Ternelles. Pollensa offers a wide range of cultural activities as well as resturants, bars and cafés. Several excellent beaches are within a short driv  …see more

from £100 / night

£694 / week

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from £100 / night

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Montesilvano / Montesilvano Marina

1 4 90 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 90 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £13 / night

£87 / week

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from £13 / night

21

Lake Como / Como

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £82 / night

£423 / week

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from £82 / night

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Jahorina Jovic Apartment 4 - Jahorina apartment sleeps 4

Republika Srpska / Jahorina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Charming, luxurious and cozy apartment in Charming HouseView : fantastic sunset, forest, mountain, ski-liftTwo bedrooms, double beds, living room with kitchen, shower, balcony, free to use separate cozy lounge with open fire, ski storage corner, WiFiSetting: ski to door  …see more

from £18 / night

£108 - £440 / week

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from £18 / night

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Luxury Cyprus villa with pool - Neo Chorion villa sleeps 6

Paphos District / Neo Chorion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
With its gorgeous pool deck, 39 sqm rooftop terrace and a back patio, this villa is perfect for sun-worshippers, who will find a spot to soak up the rays or relax in the shade no matter the time of day. Enjoy total comfort in the bright lounge room, sporting sumptuous  …see more

from £92 / night

£555 - £1114 / week

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from £92 / night

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**** Villa Matija, with outdoor pool - Pakostane apartment sleeps 4

Zadar County / Pakostane

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Matija, luxurious 4-star villa in Pakostane, on only 5 km distance from Biograd, on about 40 km distance from Zadar airport, and on about 100 km distance from Split airport, with a possibility to organize airport transfer upon request, offers you a one-bedroom apa  …see more

from £94 / night

£652 / week

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from £94 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa Laurus - Tasagil villa sleeps 6

Antalya Province / Tasagil

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
The resortAugustus Village is set in the rolling foothills of the Taurus mountains, surrounded by orange groves and olive groves, and yet ideally located to enjoy all that the Turkish Riviera has to offer. Only 20 minutes from the holiday resort of Side and the golfers  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Tractor Shed at Mesmear Luxury Holiday Cottage - Polzeath cottage sleeps 2

Cornwall / Polzeath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Our newest cottage, The Tractor Shed, has been thoughtfully designed specifically for couples and single occupants. Its beautifully appointed and spacious open plan format makes it appropriate for both longer stays and short breaks year round, with everything you would  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £919 / week

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from £110 / night

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Cochin Homestay - Adams Wood House - Kochi (Cochin) b&b sleeps 3

Kerala / Kochi (Cochin)

5 3 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Adams wood house - a heritage homestay in cochin with 4 beautiful rooms is now opened for tourist who looks for a comfortable, clean and safe accomdoation in cochin.We are located away from the crowd in a silent residential street, behind saga, on the way to fort cochin  …see more

from £10 / night

£54 / week

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from £10 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Atlantic House - OC159 - Woolacombe house sleeps 8

Devon / Woolacombe

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation is arranged on two floors, with entry from the car parking area directly leading to both the kitchen and a spacious hallway. This leads to a newly completed, modern double bedroom with large French doors with Juliette balcony that frame some superb vie  …see more

from £193 / night

£770 - £1795 / week

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from £193 / night

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Zonza / Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £216 / night

£1035 - £3147 / week

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from £216 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Liguria "Holiday Apartment" in Maissana La Spezia, - Maissana apartment sleeps 4

Province of La Spezia / Maissana

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
UltimaCasa, on the outskirts of the mountain village of Santa Maria di Maissana, exudes an atmosphere of peace, tranquility and spaciousness and is a perfect base to explore and experience Liguria. There are 2 roomy apartments of 75m2, fully equipped for 4 people/ap. T  …see more

from £76 / night

£496 / week

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from £76 / night

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5 Castle Mead ref: 2096 - Narberth cottage sleeps 4

Pembrokeshire / Narberth

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Recently refurbished throughout, this delightful little cottage is set on a wooded hillside within half a mile of Narberth. Narberth has probably the best selection of individual shops, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and antique shops in Pembrokeshire. The beaches  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £530 / week

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from £45 / night

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Landes / Saint Andre de Seignanx

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £259 / night

£1725 - £1815 / week

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from £259 / night

(1) Poor 

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Villa Aquila - Pianello del Lario townhouse sleeps 9

Lake Como / Pianello del Lario

5 9 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
A newly built detached house situated on the hillside above Pianello del Lario in a very tranquil location. The house (ID 185) is arranged over two floors - there is an open plan living room, kitchen & dining area and a master bedroom & balcony with gorgeous views of t  …see more

from £306 / night

£1528 - £3022 / week

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from £306 / night

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