Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79513)

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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(14) Excellent 

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Chabanais holiday gite rental

Chabanais / Chirac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great week at acorn lake.” We stayed at dean and veenas gite in cussac, what a lovely and helpfull couple they are nothing is to much trouble. The fishing was excellent with many fish to over 20lb, it is a lovely place to just chill out the animals th
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from £52 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £52 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se
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from £327 / night

£2281 - £4036 / week

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from £327 / 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

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Fitts

Saint James Parish / Fitts

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect family friendly villa” Ajoupa villa is set in a quiet and peaceful location, with easy access to the nearby beach and restaurants. The pool was a great place to cool off in after days spent on the beach. Their was a welcome pack on arrival whi
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from £70 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mumbles with golf nearby

Swansea / Mumbles

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £210 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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from £210 / 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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from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kyrenia

Kyrenia District / Kyrenia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A comfortable and peaceful place with a lovely atmosphere” This was our first time to stay in a holiday letting. The owner made the booking process very smooth and kept in touch with us throughout the process. The outside areas where very well maintai
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from £176 / night

£1185 / week

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from £176 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Stay in a Perfect Apartment” Great apartment in a great location near the Town Centre and close to all amenities - especially the Golf!! Thanks to Alison for the wine it was very well received by all. The apartment itself is welcoming, moder
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from £130 / night

£675 - £980 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £130 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely modern trullo with a beautiful view” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the trullo. The service from Alison, the property manager was excellent! We took a chance on an October stay hoping the weather would hold and it got a bit chilly but Alison
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from £100 / night

£685 - £1430 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
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from £115 / night

£650 - £1790 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Very Good 

80

Cala d'Or holiday villa rental

Cala d'Or / Cala D'Or Marina

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa in excellent location” We enjoyed a two week holiday at Villa Paraiso with another family this summer and loved every minute of it! The villa is spacious and well equipped with everything from an American style f/f to hold all the beer,
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from £194 / night

£1356 - £3575 / week

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from £194 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £55 / night

£360 - £910 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Argegno holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc
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from £106 / night

£737 - £1474 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Marina, Pollensa holiday villa rental

Port de Pollenca / Marina, Pollensa

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!!!” The house,the location,the owners were just lovely! The villa is very clean,beautifully decorated,well equipped.The lemon Groves behind the house were just stunning.We didnt want to leave!Beautiful place!
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from £85 / night

£593 - £1623 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Lambesc

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£325 - £343 / week

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from £47 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a
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from £97 / night

£264 - £571 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £97 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £130 / night

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Eaux-Bonnes holiday studio rental

Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Eaux-Bonnes

Studio 5 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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avg. 2 hours 8 minutes

from £40 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
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from £230 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £230 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms
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from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £35 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f
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from £40 / night

£280 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Prades

Prades / Finestret

2 6 5 nights min

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

from £40 / night

£265 - £385 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ventnor holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Delighted” What a great find. Originally I had booked to stay at Seawinds in Gurnard but received a call 3 weeks before our holiday to say the owner had double booked. I chose plum cottage at short notice; I wouldn't usually have picked it as I lik
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from £110 / night

£700 - £1090 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £110 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Five Star Luxury in Skye” Pictures don't do this house justice. It's a huge bungalow with big rooms that have been well looked after. The house is clean and new feeling but cosy and all facilities are excellent. The wifi is brilliant. The location is
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1140 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Llandudno

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Ski caravan/mobile home to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Chalet” Had a wonderful stay with my girlfriend! She enjoyed her birthday here and didn't want to leave. The place was clean and cosy, we would definitely be back again soon. Thank you for making it special too!
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from £55 / night

£370 - £530 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £55 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Chatel ski apartment to rent.

Chatel / Vonnes

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great little apartment, perfect for 1-4 people.” This is a great little apartment for short to medium length trips (my stay was three weeks). It has everything you would need to cater for yourself including kitchen appliances. The decor is very Fren
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from £50 / night

£340 - £475 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very Nice Cottage, Great Location” Beautiful cottage with a great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially the extra family room at the top entrance.
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from £98 / night

£440 - £1200 / week

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from £98 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Padstow Harbour

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Short Break” Fantastic location, accommodation is just as described, will definately be using it again!...lovely modern amenities, very comfy beds and plenty of room for everyone.
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from £245 / night

£960 - £1900 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well
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from £632 / night

£4386 - £6579 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £632 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £106 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Glinado

Naxos / Glinado

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing Naxos holiday in large family house with great swimming pool.” It was an indulgence for just my wife and I to occupy this large villa but from the moment we were met from our ferry by Lesley with our hire car until we departed we enjoyed the
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from £88 / night

£615 - £2457 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £88 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Views, Excellent Location, Very Comfortable and Dog Friendly” We chose this cottage due to it's close proximity to the beaches and town centre. We weren't disappointed the cottage was lovely, with great views of the sunset over the sea. Inside
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from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £242 / night

£1495 - £2155 / week

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from £242 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Chateaulin

Chateaulin / Dineault

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location and very quiet” The location was perfect and the house was quite charming and exactly what we needed for our family vacation. The caretakers were very nice and the neighbours extremely friendly. Stephen & Melanie were very helpful -
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from £59 / night

£345 - £495 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£1092 - £2662 / week

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from £191 / night

(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Cottage rental in Shalford

Guildford / Shalford

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Can't wait to go back” We had a super week at Dagley Cottage. Perfect for a couple, the cottage is very cosy, well equipped, and in a perfect location for exploring the Surrey Hills. We brought our bikes and enjoyed fabulous cycling in the area. Still
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from £90 / night

£500 - £525 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wiseman's Bridge

Saundersfoot / Wiseman's Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation and location” We were a party of four adults and one 20 month old baby. The accommodation provided was ideal for us with no steps to negotiate and all of the main living rooms provide ample space. The location is perfect, with
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from £47 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Waedenswil

Canton of Zurich / Waedenswil

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night