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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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Pollenca holiday villa rental

Majorca / Pollenca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £113 / night

£790 - £1843 / week

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from £113 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co
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from £84 / night

£509 - £2281 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £84 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £167 / night

£1053 - £2632 / week

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from £167 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Pila-Canale holiday gite let

Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£483 - £869 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Herdade dos Salgados with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£369 - £1886 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £61 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic views” Many thanks for our fortnights stay in your superb villa (23/09/16-7/10/16). Everything as stated in description with quick and helpful responses from owner. Superb location with easy access to sites and ammenities.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £990 / week

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avg. 33 minutes

from £50 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped and modern little apartment” Very well equipped kitchen and pretty modern. Small but functional rooms, nice balcony with view of the lake and Bellagio. Good location for daytrips to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.
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from £54 / night

£375 - £567 / week

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from £54 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Balazuc

Ardeche / Balazuc

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£308 - £729 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Iznajar

Iznajar / Alarconas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice hideaway - relaxation guaranteed” Hosted by the lovely couple who make you feel just like at home, La Loma is definitely worth visiting. We spent two weeks in the bigger casita cooking, eating, reading, sunbathing and just chilling. The view
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from £71 / night

£420 - £640 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £71 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Melun

Seine-et-Marne / Melun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £126 / night

£878 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £126 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tsilivi

Zakynthos / Tsilivi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful, comfortable villa with magnificent views.” We stayed in this lovely villa in July/Aug. it delivered everything promised and more. It is well equipped and comfortable with a brilliant outside area with pool and outstanding views over Tsilivi
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from £100 / night

£600 - £1600 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Splendid Holiday” We travelled with a group of friends and stayed at Villa Vista. The villa is very spacious and has all modern amenities including a BBQ situated on the lower terrace. The views from the villa, are uninterrupted, and breathtaking
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from £50 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!” We brought our 1 year old to stay in this apartment for a week - they have everything you would ever need, very well kitted out, comfortable beds, lovely sunny balcony with mountain views. The pool area is fantastic with a adult pool a
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from £75 / night

£483 - £992 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Valbonne holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Valbonne

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location to explore the Cote d'Azure” Lovely, spacious, secluded villa with excellent facilities in a prime location. Charming, friendly and genuinely hospitable hosts. Everything and everywhere seems to be within 30 minutes driving time !
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from £417 / night

£1351 - £3071 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £417 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just lovely!” My husband and I were looking for somewhere to spend a peaceful few days in the sun with beautiful surroundings - this is exactly what we found. Apart from a minor quibble about the sofa being a tad uncomfortable, everything else was jus
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from £75 / night

£480 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(58) Excellent 

60

Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Pictures don't do it justice it's stunning and donna is absolutely amazing we shall definitely be coming back one day!
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from £100 / night

£725 - £980 / week

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avg. 27 minutes

from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

25

Holiday bungalow in Torrevieja

Costa Blanca / Torrevieja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a great time at this property. The whole complex was fab. The property could do with some updating but on saying that it had everything we needed for our 2 weeks stay. Sally Bramble was great every step of the way and organised airport tra
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from £31 / night

£220 - £334 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful for a family get together!” So impressed by this house! It was perfect for my 50th birthday family celebration. So much space! Great to have the pool, sauna and hot tub..even the gym facilities and darts were used. The cinema room was brilli
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £199 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful relaxing location” This is such a wonderful peaceful location. The house has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. Magda, Lucretia and Fernando met us at the airport and were extremely helpful, making sure that we knew where
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from £44 / night

£308 - £658 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale Beach

Albufeira / Gale Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa, beautiful location, fantastic service” From the moment I sent my first enquiry to Elsa, she was on the ball. Very professional from start to finish, friendly and couldn't do enough. Elsa and her husband do a fantastic job. Villa Cora
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from £439 / night

£1492 - £3992 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £439 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Duras holiday manor house rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Duras

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holetown holiday villa rental

Saint James Parish / Holetown

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £550 / night

£3850 / week

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from £550 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

Finestrat holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Finestrat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” Finestrat,Villa Casita De La Luna, the villa and gardens were really pleasant, and were as nice if not nicer than the pictures shown on website. The owners Len & Sheila were lovely people and were very helpful with the local knowledg
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from £65 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £120 / night

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Holiday gite in Tuchan

Aude / Tuchan

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool

from £110 / night

£764 - £1322 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Guia holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £188 / night

£1316 - £4167 / week

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from £188 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Carnforth holiday chalet rental

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” Beyond expectations staff very friendly and helpful, could not take full advantage of South Lakeland due to the weather but are determined to go again in 2017.
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from £85 / night

£495 - £870 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location, very well equipped and comfortable"” The apartment was in a peaceful location very close to all amenities, including the beach. Secure parking was an added bonus. The owners, Kathleen and Phil, were very helpful and approachable.
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from £36 / night

£439 - £658 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for a large family” We enjoyed a week at this lovely villa which is located close to supermarkets and restaurants all within walking distance and an easy short walk to the beach. The villa was very clean on arrival and we met both the o
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from £218 / night

£1523 - £3860 / week

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from £218 / night

(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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(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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(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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(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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(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