Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79503)

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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79,503 Holiday homes

(61) Excellent 

31

Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £3999 / week

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from £232 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Culdaff

County Donegal / Culdaff

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Clean, basic cottage” Great place to wind down and relax. Set in the country side beside farms. Views of green hills and fields. Clean cottage. Easy access to beach and Inishowen coast.
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from £53 / night

£264 - £395 / week

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from £53 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £69 / night

£478 - £1018 / week

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from £69 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Alora holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Simply Perfect” I have found it really hard to write this review because i simply could not think of the words that would do Finca Fenix justice. It was , quite simply, perfect. We travelled as a family for our first long european holiday. The main t
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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Whitehaven” First class accommodation overlooking the harbour. Flat was clean with everything we needed. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms washer n dryer Secure parking. Quiet place not many places in village to eat out but supermarkets are close. Ideal place
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from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £66 / night

£329 - £522 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Petersbach holiday gite rental

Bas-Rhin / Petersbach

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£439 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Cingoli holiday villa rental

Province of Macerata / Cingoli

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £270 / night

£1565 / week

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from £270 / night

(21) Excellent 

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21

Holiday cottage in Tavistock

Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect home from home” The photos really don't do this little cottage justice. It's like stepping into a tardis, small on the outside, bigger on the inside. Perfect place for a relaxing holiday, a home from home
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from £75 / night

£450 - £525 / week

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13

Dittisham holiday barn rental

Dartmouth / Dittisham

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £56 / night

£390 - £825 / week

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from £56 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

Nottingham holiday bungalow rental

Nottinghamshire / Nottingham

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £75 / night

£525 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

Caernarfon / Tai'n Lon / Clynnog Fawr

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The perfect location from which to explore North Wales.” The house was lovely and clean. Great amenities and lovely garden. We loved the location as it enabled us to explore further towards the North. The walk up to the beach was extremely enjoyable.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Borwick holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Me bruce” This log cabin is amazing. Me and my wife stayed the weekend for her birthday and lovely every second of it. The cabin is very spacious, clean and modern. Couldn't ask for more.
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from £80 / night

£475 - £925 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Craig called me on the day of check in to let me know the appartment was ready early. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, very clean and tidy appartment will be recommending to friends and family.
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from £55 / night

£380 - £800 / week

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from £55 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po
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from £74 / night

£685 - £1280 / week

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(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Whitstable

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A great family home, great views and a cool location.” The house is perfect to share with family and friends with lots of individual and sharing space to enjoy. The main living room/kitchen has great views and a spacious balcony with tables and chairs
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from £200 / night

£1800 - £2950 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Eden District / Penrith

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£445 - £610 / week

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from £84 / night

(32) Excellent 

25

Swanage Bay holiday cottage rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Cottage and location spot on!!” Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are at the heart of sw
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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(33) 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 40 minutes

from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £662 / week

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(42) 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
“Fab Accomodation” We spent 4 nights at the Grey House Annexe and found it to be very comfortable, a real home from home and I liked the little extra touches, like a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge plus sweets and biscuits. The location is great
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from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Murol holiday studio rental

Puy-de-Dome / Murol

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £29 / night

£203 - £467 / week

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from £29 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Villefagnan

Charente / Villefagnan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic, rural French retreat with wonderful hosts.” This was a fantastic place to chill out with its beautiful swimming pool, atmospheric fire pit for evening star-gazing and gastronomic delights in the surrounding restaurants. The cycling was great
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from £70 / night

£430 - £620 / week

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£347 - £625 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Thorembais-Saint-Trond

Walloon Brabant Province / Thorembais-Saint-Trond

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £89 / night

£620 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Rudyard Lake

Leek / Rudyard Lake

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow ...” Our family had a fantastic few days staying at 'Hideaway'. It was a perfect place to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the decor is lovely. The kitchen is fitted out with everything you need and the
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from £198 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

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(2) Excellent 

24

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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from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

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15

Bungalow rental in Gulval with shared pool

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £29 / night

£200 - £575 / week

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(60) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Collorus

Kenmare / Collorus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)” Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house i
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from £44 / night

£308 - £571 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Excellent 

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27

Holiday cottage in Llanychaer

Fishguard / Llanychaer

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely time” The location was amazing-went to Aberystwyth for the day it was a long drive about 1 and half hours. Along the coast road with some fantastic views. The cottage was lovely and quirky the best bit was the bird feeder just outside the patio
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from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Space! Great apartment with space to enjoy a night in with gang after fun on the slopes!” The fact that it's five minutes walk to main lift, easy walk to the supermarket and and easy trip to and from the airport makes it all conducive to a great break
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from £114 / night

£750 - £1995 / week

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(17) Excellent 

30

Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A week in porth” This was amazing time in porth in a lovely house that was so close to the beach. The views morning through to night were amazing. The house is stylish and has everything you could possibly want home from home and is kept to a very hig
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from £120 / night

£1000 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(23) Excellent 

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100

Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

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from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

49

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“An astonishing house in a Very peaceful area” Serenity is an absolutely beautiful house situated in a peaceful location no passing cars or noisey neighbours. Everything you need in the house and the owner is very pleasant, informative and accommodatin
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from £95 / night

£400 - £1450 / week

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(27) Very Good 

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Bacton holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Bacton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for little beach lovers!” Had a great week in the chalet. It is in a lovely setting and only 200 steps from the beach! A great location to look round North Norfolk. Would recommend to anyone with young families looking for somewhere quiet to g
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from £60 / night

£370 - £600 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Osuna

Province of Seville / Osuna

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£400 - £986 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Benllech holiday home rental

Anglesey / Benllech

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house” We stayed for a long weekend. A light bright house in a very good location although there is some noise from the main road. Well equipped and comfortable just minor problem with the gate latch and the recently cut wet grass which managed
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from £85 / night

£560 - £850 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Immaculate cottage in ideal location. Can't be faulted! Had lovely weather but cottage would have been ideal bolthole if weather had not behaved.
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from £49 / night

£340 - £747 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Montguyon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£461 - £768 / week

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