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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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Jenny Wren Cottage - Middleham cottage sleeps 2

Leyburn / Middleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jenny Wren is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage. It is situated in a quiet lane leading to the church near the centre of Middleham, the childhood home of King Richard 111. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting the town's inns, restaurants and sh  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Badgers End Cottage - Coleford cottage sleeps 4

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane, awarded a 4 Star rating by the English Tourist Board. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of th  …see more

from £88 / night

£399 - £1050 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dawes Cottage - Fossoway cottage sleeps 4

Perth and Kinross / Fossoway

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Chicken meander up the driveway, Golden pheasants keep a watchful eye, you have arrived at Dawes Cottage. This stable converted accommodation is full of charm, situated on a working livestock farm with glorious scenery for walks and only a half hour drive from the cosmo  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

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Apartman Nea - Brzac apartment sleeps 3

Krk Island / Brzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners  …see more

from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Wychert Cottage - Haddenham cottage sleeps 4

Buckinghamshire / Haddenham

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
The cottage is a converted bake-house built over 300 years ago. It combines modern convenience with period charm. Located in the village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, it is 16 miles from Oxford and 50 minutes from London Marylebone. The cottage is within the village  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Casas Patacho - Praia do Patacho house sleeps 10

Porto de Pedras / Praia do Patacho

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
- Modern architecture and furniture- Porches and terraces with hammocks and barbecue- Sea view and constant sea breeze- Large living room with sofa-bed open kitchen and eating area- Suite with queen size bed, air conditioner, closet and own bathroom- Bedroom with two si  …see more

from £115 / night

£726 - £840 / week

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from £115 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Oak Cottage - Challock cottage sleeps 4

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Located in the heart of the Kent countryside Oak cottage provides a beautiful and relaxing environment. It's open plan living room with quaint exposed brick and beams has a southerly aspect and looks out over the beautiful formal gardens at Landews. Where better to enjo  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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The Stables at Black Hedges - West Meon cottage sleeps 2

Hampshire / West Meon

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Voted No.1 Cool Cottage by The Guardian, awarded the top rated 5 Star Gold and a further award for recognition of Service Excellent each year "The Stables" offers a tranquil and peaceful retreat. These elegantly refurbished stables have been designed to maximise on th  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home Rental Donaghadee Sea Front (no booking Fees) - Donaghadee townhouse sleeps 9

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Directly overlooking the sea with uninterrupted views, within the small quiet fishing town of Donaghadee this is a 3 storey Victorian Townhouse, restored and modernised to a high standard. Bespoke large kitchen/diner open to both snug and front lounge area. Tri-fold gla  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

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Brandenburg / Rheinsberg

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £42 / night

£288 / week

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from £42 / night

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Rob's cottage - Schoorl cottage sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Schoorl

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
This detached cottage with its own private character is located at 250 meters distance from the dunes and forest and within 3 minutes walking distance to Schoorl centre.The cottage has a private terrace of 30 m2. On the same property is the owner's House. It has a  …see more

from £65 / night

£364 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Homberg

3 7 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Gard / Logrian-Florian

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £53 / night

£342 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saxony / Gorlitz

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lavender Cottage - North Wales - Gyrngoch cottage sleeps 4

Gwynedd / Gyrngoch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored over a number of years, with great care taken to preserve original period  …see more

from £105 / night

£520 - £599 / week

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from £105 / night

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Delightful Cottage Dunallican - Pech-Luna farmhouse sleeps 3

Aude / Pech-Luna

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Dunallican is a tastefully converted barn dating from the early 19th century. Set in beautiful countryside with is own private terrace is ideal for a romantic holiday for two. The property boasts a large range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine and woodburning stove  …see more

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(3) Excellent 

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Croftlee - Bunessan cottage sleeps 2

Isle of Mull / Bunessan

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Croftlee is a lovely cottage ideal for 2 situated at Ardtun in the south of the Isle of Mull . The cottage nestles in the idyllic and peaceful Mull landscape with stunning views of the 'Burg' over Loch Scridian and is surrounded by acres of wild countryside an  …see more

from £51 / night

£352 - £425 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

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APALNI GUESTHOUSE ANO SKOTINA OLYMPOS - Skotina apartment sleeps 3

Pieria Region / Skotina

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
The guesthouse hotel is situated in the area of the lower Mt. Olympus, which is believed was inhabited by the 12 Olympic Gods, who appreciated the advantages of living in the genuine chestnut and pine-tree forest with its solitude, richness of its wildlife, altitude (80  …see more

from £48 / night

£325 / week

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from £48 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Maison des quatre niches - Blaye house sleeps 5

Gironde / Blaye

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w  …see more

from £71 / night

£479 - £620 / week

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Bassenheim

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

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Vineyard cottage - Zidanica Vercek - Novo Mesto cottage sleeps 2

Lower Carniola Region / Novo Mesto

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Vercek Vineyard Cottage is older cottage, modestly furnished but with taste. There is a wonderful view on Gorjanci is located among the Trska gora vineyards, near Novo mesto. To welcome you upon arrival, you are served with excellent bread, potica (walnut cake), dried f  …see more

from £50 / night

£348 / week

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from £50 / night

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Harbour Cottage - Beadnell cottage sleeps 6

Northumberland / Beadnell

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Harbour Cottage is located on the exclusive "Beadnell Peninsular with wonderful views over the Harbour and expansive bay. The picturesque and peaceful village of Beadnell is one of the most popular holiday villages on Northumberland Heritage Coast. The village boas  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £980 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Nampara Barn - St Just barn sleeps 4

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Nampara Barn is a charming detached granite self catering property located on the owners small farm in the quiet and rural hamlet of Bosorne which sits on the edge of the stunning Cot Valley, National Trust protected with its green slopes leading to the beautiful histor  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £710 / week

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Cottage in picturesque rural location - Saint-Saud-Lacoussiere gite sleeps 2

Dordogne / Saint-Saud-Lacoussiere

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Le Moulin de Mazieras has its own lake and stream and is surrounded by woodland so we are in the middle of nature which is perfect for the fauna and flora; we are in a noted area for a large range of orchid species as well as many other beautiful plants and the sound of  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

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Province of Salta / Campo Quijano

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saugé - Sanxay gite sleeps 5

Deux-Sevres / Sanxay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The gîte at Saugé is an excellent base to combine a relaxing holiday with exploring the many attractions and historic sites in this area. The gîte offers comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for 4 or 5 people in a peaceful setting with a sunny terrace and gard  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £510 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Beau Studio Les Chanterelles à Plan Montmin - Montmin studio sleeps 4

Haute-Savoie / Montmin

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Ski;
Studio Apartment with very comfortable convertible queen bed (160) and 2 single beds bunk style. Recently renovated with stone feature wall and central under floor heating. Located in the Mountains above Lake Annecy at 1000 metres above sea level in a quiet valley only  …see more

from £60 / night

£274 - £359 / week

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Usedom Island / Karlshagen

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £78 / night

£503 / week

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from £78 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Conscottage - Killybegs cottage sleeps 5

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton  …see more

from £60 / night

£180 - £390 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Cumberland Cottage, Orton - Orton cottage sleeps 2

Cumbria / Orton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Cumberland Cottage is a beautifully presented, pet friendly, property located in the heart of the tranquil Cumbrian village of Orton. Built in 1632 the cottage is one of the oldest properties in the village. Formerly part of the Duke of Cumberland Inn and more recently  …see more

from £65 / night

£275 - £420 / week

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Society Islands / Tahiti

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £106 / night

£602 / week

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from £106 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Shore View - Downderry house sleeps 6

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Built in 2009 this is a contemporary ECO property of approx 200sq m boasting uninterrupted panoramic sea views from its elevated position, yet is only a short walk from the award winning beach! With your own balcony you can enjoy al fresco dining and watch the fishing b  …see more

from £110 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Rose Cottage - St Johns cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Man / St Johns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
A traditional Manx cottage of character, Rose Cottage is situated on a quiet road near the historic village of St Johns and only 3 miles away from the sandy beaches, shops and restaurants in the historic fishing port of Peel.The property has two bedrooms, (one double an  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Drome / Lus La Croix Haute

5 12 3 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £129 / night

£855 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Sao Paulo / Brotas

4 15 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £107 / night

£756 / week

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from £107 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Mas Frigola - close to beach - Ordis farmhouse sleeps 11

Province of Girona / Ordis

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
***** ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONFormer country house of 18th century to hire for your holiday. We are hiring this gorgeous 380m² dwelling with 5 bedrooms (up to 8-10people) and 3000m² garden. Located at 10min from Figueres and highway AP-7, Ordis is a small village keeping i  …see more

from £124 / night

£770 - £1069 / week

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from £124 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Creagan Ban - Eabost cottage sleeps 4

Struan / Eabost

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Self-catering cottage offering stunning views in all directions. The kitchen/sitting room has recently been converted to create a lovely open plan area with floor length windows giving panoramic views from your armchair. The two bedrooms both have two single beds with  …see more

from £83 / night

£580 - £800 / week

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from £83 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Sea-Breeze - Rustington bungalow sleeps 5

West Sussex / Rustington

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Sea-Breeze is located in a peaceful, residential area of Rustington, near Littlehampton. From the doorstep it is a 1 minute walk to the quiet, unspoilt beach, yet within 1km of the surprisingly bustling shopping centre of Rustington, where there is a large supermarket,  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £645 / week

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from £46 / night

(22) Excellent 

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The Cottage - Bankwood House - Chapels cottage sleeps 2

Kirkby in Furness / Chapels

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 14 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
** FREE UNLIMITED WIFI ** The cottage adjoins the owners main home which is a converted Dutch Barn. This barn was originally part of a working farm and is sited furthest away from the original farmhouse and therefore, as well as enjoying  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £600 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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The Carthouse - Chute Cadley barn sleeps 6

Chute / Chute Cadley

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 95 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Sorry, only one-week lets or longer through the Summer. Available for corporate and long lets. The Carthouse has been recently converted into a 3-bedroom holiday home. Downstairs it has an open-plan living, dining, kitchen area plus a downstairs double/twin (beds can be  …see more

from £72 / night

£504 - £1000 / week

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from £72 / night

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