Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78592)

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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(38) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Adelianos Kampos with swimming pool

Rethymnon Prefecture / Adelianos Kampos

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £218 / night

£1340 - £2435 / week

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from £218 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the perfect location between the sea and the Mournes.” This beautiful, fully modernised property sits at the edge of the inner bay and dunes, with views from the picture windows across the water to Slieve Donard and the cosy fire means its great  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£300 - £390 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Skegness

Lincolnshire / Skegness

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“value for money” Great Holiday weather great, caravan clean tidy and well kept. Peace Haven site also clean well kept.it is about 20minutes walk to Skegness or there is a bus right out side turn right from the camp £2.40 one way or £4.00 all day if yo  …see more

from £45 / night

£195 - £375 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Finikounda

Pylos-Nestor / Finikounda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Finikounda!” We were staying at the villa Olivia for about two weeks. It was pretty convenient studio nicely located with very warm hearted owners. Bruno found us out on the road when we helplessly tried to search for the villa in the dark f  …see more

from £27 / night

£183 - £348 / week

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from £27 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean, spacious, well equipped, good location.” Our first trip to Nerja so a bit of a shot in the dark on location here, which turned out well. Very clean apartment, very well equipped, really does have everything you need. Comfy beds and settees. Sp  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £375 / week

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from £23 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Drapanos

Chania Prefecture / Drapanos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful and close to nature holiday in a small mountain village” We had great holiday: enjoyed the peaceful and natural village life, beautiful nature aroud. Our 8 and 4 year old children liked to swimm in the pool! Neighbours were nice. Well-equipe  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £300 / week

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from £35 / night

(31) Excellent 

17

Holiday home in Boulbon

Bouches-du-Rhone / Boulbon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 62 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home away from home” We are 4 friends who decided to explore Provence and live there for 2 weeks. Our trip was wonderful mainly because of La Maison du Puits and Boulbon. The house is extremely well appointed and comfortable. We had more than enou  …see more

from £85 / night

£512 - £723 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning property in idyllic location” we loved our time in this spacious, well equipped property. Great pool for relaxing days but close to the motorway to explore surrounding area. We enjoyed a day in Malaga, a beach trip to Toro Del Mar, dinner ov  …see more

from £100 / night

£696 - £1461 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

11

Beadnell holiday home rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beadnell break” This was are second visit to Beadnell this year but not at this property. This is by far the best property we have stayed at. The house is in a excellent location for the fantastic dog friendly beaches. Very well equipped and very clea  …see more

from £50 / night

£200 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage accommodation

Dorset / Wimborne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£275 - £375 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Bohinjska Bistrica

Upper Carniola Region / Bohinjska Bistrica

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely well equipped accommodation” Everything to hand for a lovely stay. Close to both Bohinj and Lake Bled. Accommodation has everything you need self cater. Owners very helpful and obliging. Would recommend. Staying with three generations.  …see more

from £174 / night

£1096 - £1705 / week

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from £174 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Dunbar

East Lothian / Dunbar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment to come back to after a long day out” A spacious, clean and warm apartment situated in an excellent location overlooking Dunbar harbour. Helpful owners who provided a lovely welcome pack and advice on places to go. Recommended.  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £600 / week

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from £71 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big  …see more

from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£287 - £453 / week

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from £52 / night

(20) Excellent 

16

Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

27

Puicheric holiday gite accommodation

Aude / Puicheric

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place for a family vacation” We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect. Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a relaxing holid  …see more

from £79 / night

£340 - £479 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Aboyne holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Aboyne

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cottage in the Woods” "We have been going to Craiglarach Cottage now for the last 20 years, both as a couple & as a family. It is a most relaxing, well equipped and extremely comfortable home from home away from the hub-bub of city life. You can do  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £580 / week

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from £79 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Grande-Terre Island / Port-Louis

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Baska

Krk Island / Baska

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£262 - £548 / week

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from £38 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Porthminster with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Autumn half term with the kids” The perfect base for a family adventure in the half term holidays. The apartment was better than I imagined, was very clean and a great deal of thought had been put into the finer detail. i.e. Scrabble on the terrace,  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £35 / night

£244 - £615 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Well located, comfortable house.” Very comfortable and well decorated house with good level of facilities. Set in a good location for exploring the area. Close to supermarket and restaurants.  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £675 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

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Vienne / La Roche-Posay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £28 / night

£214 / week

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from £28 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage” We had a most enjoyable stay at The Old House which is on the High Street and very convenient for walking into the lovely town. The cottage is small but adequate for 2 couples to enjoy with 2 lovely enusites. A little more equipment, inc  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £831 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Cosy Cottage perfect for a couple” Cobble Cottage is a great little holiday home. Excellent location and very nice decor inside. Close to a nice village with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants, The closest pup is 20 seconds walk with a coal fire and  …see more

from £35 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Newton Reigny

Penrith / Newton Reigny

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place” A wonderful barn with excellent facilities, even wine and prosecco! It has everything you could think of and is in a great location for the Lakes  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £705 / week

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from £62 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Church Stretton

Shropshire / Church Stretton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage” Good location, lovely walks from the cottage. Cottage was lovely, had everything you needed, very clean and excellent condition  …see more

from £55 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
“Truly a dream” Beautiful view of the sea as you drive down the hill. Park up and walk up a steep path to the Hut.. its amazing views are worth the short walk. Inside is perfect. Cozy. Warm. Couldn't of asked for any thing else. Will certainly be ba  …see more

from £94 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £94 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Cerbere

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £66 / night

£314 - £409 / week

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from £66 / night

(28) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £975 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £139 / night

£740 - £1140 / week

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from £139 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Alnwick

Northumberland / Alnwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A smart 'home from home' with plenty to do from the doorstep.” Percy cottage is a very smart, bright, comfortable and spacious property with so much to do from the doorstep. Less than 5 minutes walk to Alnwick castle, the lovely old town with theatr  …see more

from £110 / night

£410 - £815 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kolymbari

Platanias / Kolymbari

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Villa in a quiet location” The villa was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. A nice touch were the gifts left by Peter and Georgia, their own olive oil and wine. Peter and Georgia were very helpful throughout the whole booking process  …see more

from £122 / night

£1096 - £2009 / week

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from £122 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ballinfull holiday apartment rental

Ballinfull / Raghly

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Great place to unwind and explore.” What a welcome. Great hosts. Ulrike went out of her way to ensure we had a wonderful time. Raghley Cottage is in a superb position with stunning views. Great pubs and eating places nearby. Fifteen minutes to Sligo  …see more

from £44 / night

£244 / week

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from £44 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Menton holiday apartment rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Menton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Stay in Menton!” My husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter stayed in this apartment for one week. We found the accommodations to be very comfortable and in a great location. The apartment is very child friendly which was important  …see more

from £87 / night

£414 - £957 / week

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