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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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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” The view over Mudeford was out of this world, first class accommodation.it Had every thing one would need on holiday. We found The Shed very comfortable in every way. A credit to Ian and Jane, we are back again in August. Carol from Berksh
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
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from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

Aude / Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
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from £108 / night

£750 - £1330 / week

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Holiday windmill letting

Cape Cod / Centerville

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £958 / night

£6700 / week

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from £958 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Really enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. The property was very clean, homely, well equipped and the bed was very comfortable too. It was everything we needed for our weeks stay in Lowestoft babysitting our Grandchildren and an added b
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from £65 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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(50) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Home letting in Loweswater

Cumbria / Loweswater

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Couldn't fault it!” Had a lovely stay at The Place over New Year with friends. The cottage is gorgeous and cosy. It is so well equipped I'm not sure what more you could ask for - the owners have gone above and beyond what would usually be expected fro
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from £199 / night

£1715 / week

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Home rental in Florac

Lozere / Florac

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £108 / night

£647 / week

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from £108 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” We had a lovely stay here! Great house, really clean and great location. The house has everything you need. We loved our time here.
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from £75 / night

£470 - £720 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £75 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
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from £120 / night

£520 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(31) Excellent 

13

Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage” I recently stayed here with my sister and niece who were visiting from New Zealand. The cottage was very clean and lovely and homely we all felt like we had moved in! Melbourne is extremely picturesque and there are some amazing eateri
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from £62 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £62 / night

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Home rental in Brignogan-Plage

Finistere / Brignogan-Plage

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£399 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £57 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Banavie

Fort William / Banavie

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place” We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll definitely be going back again.
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from £90 / night

£590 / week

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Pontedassio holiday home rental

Province of Imperia / Pontedassio

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £27 / night

£183 - £244 / week

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from £27 / 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 £125 / night

£875 - £2150 / week

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avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

from £125 / night

(55) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Peace n quiet” Really enjoyed our few days in this delightful cottage .Jenny Wren is everything we could have wanted , warm cosy & really well equipped.We would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward to coming back in the spring
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Certificate of Excellence

from £50 / night

£290 - £420 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

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28

Javea holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Javea

5 10 7 nights min

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

from £123 / night

£861 - £1566 / week

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from £123 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Porto da Cruz

Madeira / Porto da Cruz

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Girvan

South Ayrshire / Girvan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Large comfortable cottage most suitable for a family holiday” As a frequent visitor to Girvan I enjoy the walking. It has a great beach for children and is dog friendly. There are many visitor attractions in the area. I will visit again
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from £65 / night

£380 - £560 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £65 / night

(3) Average 

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Trois Rivieres holiday gite rental

Basse-Terre Island / Trois Rivieres

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£294 - £328 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £47 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Skouloufia holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Skouloufia

4 12 7 nights min

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

from £148 / night

£974 - £1553 / week

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from £148 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
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from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
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from £82 / night

£518 - £690 / week

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(22) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

13

Holiday b&b in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” La Maison d'Amis is absolutely beautifully appointed. Spent a fabulous weekend there with family in September. Marie Claude is a wonderful host, her breakfasts and her homemade jams are delicious.
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from £63 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £63 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place
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from £65 / night

£453 - £1052 / week

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avg. 3 hours 24 minutes

from £65 / night

(32) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Isle of Bute

Argyll and Bute / Isle of Bute

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well equipped cottage” Ambrisbeg is sited in a lovely area of Bute. The cottage is very comfortable and really well equipped with everything needed. Cathy was very welcoming and helpful. A great place for a holiday stay.
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from £60 / night

£410 - £574 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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(29) Excellent 

25

Villamartin holiday apartment rental

Orihuela / Villamartin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Lovely place and very happy that we was able to stay here last minute and graham was very polite and helpful
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from £30 / night

£175 - £260 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

28

Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £165 / night

£945 - £1800 / week

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from £165 / night

(5) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Brasov County / Bran

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £87 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 21 minutes

from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Wharf

Mevagissey / West Wharf

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant stay in Mevagissey” Everything you could ask for lovely apartment , fantastic views and the sun was shining can't wait to book again :)
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from £100 / night

£399 - £799 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect apartment” We have just returned from a perfect week away at The Peninsula. The apartment is very special with breath taking views of the mountains and the sea. This extremely well equipped apartment is spacious, comfortable and feels like a
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from £58 / night

£400 - £830 / week

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from £58 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre. I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c
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from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal
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from £115 / night

£575 - £1099 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Clohars-Carnoet

Finistere / Clohars-Carnoet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£222 / week

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from £52 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £174 / night

£1044 - £1842 / week

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Holiday home in Sosdala

Skane County / Sosdala

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £67 / night

£436 - £908 / week

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from £67 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Playa de Tauro

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £164 / night

£1423 - £3164 / week

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