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Rural retreats (79535)

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 gite in Criquetot-l'Esneval

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £62 / night

£303 - £400 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale Beach

Albufeira / Gale Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa, beautiful location, fantastic service” From the moment I sent my first enquiry to Elsa, she was on the ball. Very professional from start to finish, friendly and couldn't do enough. Elsa and her husband do a fantastic job. Villa Cora
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from £439 / night

£1492 - £3992 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £439 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£500 - £1950 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kaprun ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Kaprun

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Kitz the best!” No really! I have stayed at Kitz Residenz 6 several times and it's always wonderful. The apartment is perfectly placed. It is a short walk into Kaprun and very close to the restaurants and bars, and it is also a very short walk from th
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from £200 / night

£850 - £2240 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holetown holiday villa rental

Saint James Parish / Holetown

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £550 / night

£3850 / week

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from £550 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely House, Beautiful Views” Arrived on Sat 15th April, Richard very kindly let us in early as we had plans in the evening and wanted to get settled. Lovely spacious house with beautiful views over the Irish Sea and within walking distance into Dona
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from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

from £91 / night

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Santa Valpurga ski apartment to rent.

Ultimo / Santa Valpurga

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Najac

Aveyron / Najac

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“Extremely comfortable and tastefully restored” We spent a week in this wonderfull location in Spring 2011 and would not hesitate to return. It has been very tastefully decorated with everything which you could possibly need. Being in the centre of the
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from £100 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Sheringham with golf nearby

Norfolk / Sheringham

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another happy week” This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage. Everything supplied that you could hope for. The weather was kind to us and so convenient for long walks with our dog. Would happily recommend canary cottage to friends. Thanks
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from £58 / night

£400 - £640 / week

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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £58 / night

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Holiday gite in Tuchan

Aude / Tuchan

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool

from £110 / night

£764 - £1322 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Guia holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £188 / night

£1316 - £4167 / week

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avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

from £188 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” We had a fabulous time at Neam Crag and the cabin was very comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed. Some beautiful walks from nearby even our nearly 6 year old boy was kept well entertained and enjoyed the walks. Thank you Susan and we wi
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from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £110 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful Fishermans Cottage in a freindly little fishing village.” The Fishermans Cottage is very well equiped with all you would need for your stay. It has been well thought out and in excellent condition. The whole Cottage was spotless and well mai
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from £100 / night

£320 - £595 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

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Concarneau holiday home rental

Finistere / Concarneau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1040 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £110 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£268 - £439 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) 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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

Certificate of Excellence

from £88 / night

£395 - £527 / week

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avg. 3 hours 35 minutes

from £88 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Lodge letting in Atlantic Reach with shared pool, golf nearby

Newquay / Atlantic Reach

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£399 - £1711 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ellon

Aberdeenshire / Ellon

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £109 / night

£763 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £109 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for a large family” We enjoyed a week at this lovely villa which is located close to supermarkets and restaurants all within walking distance and an easy short walk to the beach. The villa was very clean on arrival and we met both the o
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from £218 / night

£1523 - £3860 / week

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from £218 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent home from home.” We stayed at the swallows for a long weekend due to our daughter relocating to Cutthorp we couldn't have found a better place to stay, The house was great it had everything we needed well equipped and with lovely views of t
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from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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Certificate of Excellence

from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £95 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Newton Stewart holiday bungalow rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Newton Stewart

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“first class accommodation every thing you. whish for” Newton Stewart is a small country town with all the facilities you could possibly need the bungalow is situated on the Riverside. A short walk takes you over a bridge to the town. The q asuality o
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from £110 / night

£390 - £555 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £110 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
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from £150 / night

£620 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 2 minutes

from £150 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Melun

Seine-et-Marne / Melun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £126 / night

£878 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £126 / night

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Holiday guest house in Halls Gap

Grampians / Halls Gap

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£643 - £1393 / week

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avg. 2 hours 3 minutes

from £108 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Torrevieja

Costa Blanca / Torrevieja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a great time at this property. The whole complex was fab. The property could do with some updating but on saying that it had everything we needed for our 2 weeks stay. Sally Bramble was great every step of the way and organised airport tra
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from £31 / night

£220 - £334 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Belis with shared pool

Landes / Belis

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 74 km
  • Swimming pool

from £32 / night

£220 - £509 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £32 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Cassaniouze

Cantal / Cassaniouze

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£330 - £670 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday cottage in Torrington

Great Torrington / Torrington

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£557 - £816 / week

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from £80 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“The Reviews say it all...!!!!” Driftwood cottage is true to all trip advisor reviews & the Guest Book comments We have stayed in Saithes 4 times now & return every year in the winter for Birthday weekends, most other cottages are natty/quirky but ca
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from £95 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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avg. 24 minutes

from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kidderminster

Worcestershire / Kidderminster

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect retreat” We travelled from France for a week visiting family and friends. Perfect place to stay with all amenities needed and easy access to everywhere we needed to go. The lake and walk were lovely and much enjoyed by our dog Bazza. Will defi
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from £70 / night

£290 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and very comfortable” We have just returned from a lovely week in Coldstream Cottage. It is a very well situated cottage, just minutes walk from the beach, cafe and pub. Dale is a fantastic place with lots of walking opportunities, Wes
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from £70 / night

£400 - £950 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £70 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

São Miguel / Agua Retorta

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £58 / night

£363 - £565 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £58 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Donegal Town

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £150 / night

£650 / week

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from £150 / night

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