Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26675)

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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28

Holiday home in Bazoges-en-Pareds

Vendee / Bazoges-en-Pareds

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Forge is a large and gorgeous stone-walled restored farmhouse with heated pool, all mod cons, and surrounded by the beautiful French countryside. Perfect for those looking to laze around, go for a dip, have a barbecue or enjoy the local cuisine. With 3 bedrooms and  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £1000 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Como / Porlezza

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
An idyllic escape on Lake Lugano!Ideal for couples wanting the freedom of self-catering accommodation with the added benefits of on-site facilities.  …see more

from £48 / night

£332 - £574 / week

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from £48 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“VERY helpful host, lovely house” Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very helpful agent in bal  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £42 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Gavalochori with swimming pool

Apokoronas / Gavalochori

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“Everything you hope for.” This was our third visit to the Vamos area,had driven through Gavalochori many times,even stopped for meals, always thought it would be a nice spot to stay.Discovered Villa Sonia,booked, what a fabulous location, with all th  …see more

from £55 / night

£185 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) 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
Wonderfully located air conditioned 3 bedroom villa with a very large private pool , fantastic sea , mountain and countryside views and easy access to beaches and all facilities. Free wi fi available.  …see more

from £50 / night

£175 - £990 / week

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from £50 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Gata de Gorgos / Gata Residencial

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Villa in an excellent location” Casa Jacqueline is a beautiful villa in an excellent location being 10 - 15 minutes drive to Denia and Javea. The villa itself is well furnished and benefits from UK Tv and wifi to keep the teenagers happy. Th  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1350 / week

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from £108 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Klaten

Central Java / Klaten

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Ditya is a luxurious private villa with swimming pool in Central Java (Indonesia), near Yogyakarta. Its central location makes it an ideal starting point for daytrips to all highlights of Central Java like the Borobudur, Prambanan, Yogyakarta and Solo.  …see more

from £57 / night

£393 - £827 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Sempy

Pas-de-Calais / Sempy

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features. On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimmi  …see more

from £401 / night

£1380 - £1466 / week

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from £401 / night

(35) Excellent 

25

Bungalow letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The Relaxing Retreat” My 89 year old Mother and I enjoyed a very comfortable 6 night holiday at "The Retreat". The bungalow was very clean, comfy leather sofa's and good beds. Towels and bed linen clean and fresh. Also there were a few essential suppl  …see more

from £45 / night

£275 - £440 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Kissimmee

Central Florida / Kissimmee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This fabulous villa gives our guests a real home from home experience. It is furnished for relaxation with comfy furniture, carpeted floors & it's own private pool that can be heated. Overview of Villa • Private Pool with Lanai • Recently Refurbish  …see more

from £94 / night

£631 - £769 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Bergerac

Studio 4 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£190 - £225 / week

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from £39 / night

(14) Excellent 

25

Protaras holiday villa rental

Paralimni / Protaras

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spectacular Villa” We booked an 11 night stay for a family holiday. We looked at the pictures and were confident it was a nice place not too far from the things we needed. We prefer a little seclusion but still want the choice to go to beaches etc. Fr  …see more

from £142 / night

£995 - £2495 / week

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from £142 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.<br />1  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

30

Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab weekend away” I had a lovely stay at pinfold house for my friends hen do- the bedrooms were lovely and the big open kitchen/ diner made it easy to entertain.  …see more

from £800 / night

£5600 / week

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from £800 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in La Flotte en Re

Ile de Re / La Flotte en Re

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Hidden away in the streets behind La Flotte Harbour, this stunning contemporary villa, is set in private, walled, gardens with its heated open air swimming pool. It is used by it's family owners and is within a few minutes walk of La Flotte harbour with its cafes,  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £12000000 / week

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from £286 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Sheerness

Isle of Sheppey / Sheerness

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous break and great value” What a fabulous break we had 4 adults 4 kids and 2 dogs we all loved it the caravan was very spacious and comfortable with a large fridge freezer which was always a bonus it was very clean only downfall were the blinds  …see more

from £25 / night

£140 - £399 / week

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from £25 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment” A lovely place to stay: the apartment was well kitted out with everything you need (and more) for a great holiday. The children especially enjoyed the play station, DVDs and telescope! The balcony is a great place to enjoy the sunse  …see more

from £125 / night

£616 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Stalham holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Stalham

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“A super family holiday property.” Morning Sun is a delightful holiday property and is centrally located for exploring Norfolk. It's postition in the park is ideal if you have young children as the chalets are in a square formation and you can easily k  …see more

from £15 / night

£100 - £360 / week

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from £15 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Fanjeaux

Aude / Fanjeaux

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning property with excellent facilities in a wonderful location.” Our party comprised a wide age range and all were bowled over by Les Barraux. The swimming pool was incredibly popular. The location ideal for visiting the many wonderful towns and  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £115 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Villamartin holiday apartment rental

Orihuela / Villamartin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment, relaxed setting.” Myself, my husband and two children aged 6 and 3 recently returned from a wonderful ten day holiday at this apartment. The apartment is lovely, well furnished, clean and very well equipped (I would say the b  …see more

from £30 / night

£175 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely place, great location and helpful host” From the beginning of the booking Gill (the host) was incredibly helpful. On arrival the cake was a welcome surprise to us weary travellers. The two barns we rented (threshing barn and apple barn) were  …see more

from £295 / night

£1995 - £2995 / week

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from £295 / night

(20) Excellent 

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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 

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Calasparra holiday villa rental

Murcia / Calasparra

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The house has covered terrace on three sides. A music facility at the pool, covered dining area by the pool.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Relleu

Province of Alicante / Relleu

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A quaint holiday home.” Our stay in Relleu was a delightful experience. Located some 45 minutes from Benidorm / Alicante, the village of Relleu is a charming and relaxing location. The home we stayed at accommodates up to 8 people comfortably.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ploerdut

Ploerdut / Bot Coet

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our four cottages are set within the beautiful Brittany countryside, With woodland and farm land surrounding the cottages and yet the pretty town of Guemene Sur Scorff, with its shops, supermarket, banks, cafes and bars is Under 5 minutes away by car.  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £325 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pedreguer

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Extremely well-appointed villa” Just returned from a holiday in Casa Colina on Costa Blanca North. The villa is immaculately presented and extremely well-appointed. Both the owner and the agent - Spanishvillasgb - were very helpful in the course of ou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an  …see more

from £150 / night

£995 - £1495 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Chantonnay

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spacious character farmhouse in a quiet rural location. Heated pool. Sleeping up to 9 in 4 bedrooms. Within easy reach of the Vendee coast and a short drive to village amenities.  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1375 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment letting

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic location” We stayed at la Ricon the apartment was clean ab No tidy, very spacious and was inside a secure gated community over looking the swimming pool it was very pretty and quiet. It was within walking distance to some lovely bars and r  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £265 / week

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from £27 / night

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Vergt holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Vergt

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

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Le Fel holiday cottage rental

Aveyron / Le Fel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Enfialère is a 200 year old renovated stone cottage, for up to 6 people, facing south with glorious views overlooking the River Lot. The picturesque village of Le Fel is about 1 mile up the hill with 2 good restaurants and tennis courts. Entraygues is 5 miles alo  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £970 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Riberac

Dordogne / Riberac

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant place, stunning location, great holiday!” My wife and two grown up sons have spent the last two years at Chez Dizier for a week’s holiday. Apart from the stunning scenery of the surrounding area the property has all that you could wish for w  …see more

from £56 / night

£392 - £1400 / week

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from £56 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Keep is a delightful, self-catering property dating back to the 12th century and forming part of the ancient ramparts of the charming village of Bargemon, in the Haut-Var region of Provence. Sleeping up to six guests, The Keep is one of only a handful of apartments  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Kalkara

Island of Malta / Kalkara

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A designer finished accommodation to impress with all the trimmings to enjoy! Here's your chance to enjoy the comfort of a special rental that will surely impress with its chic appeal throughout. Enter the block and just 3 steps take you to the accommodation leve  …see more

from £82 / night

£571 - £825 / week

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from £82 / night

(8) Very Good 

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San Cayetano holiday apartment rental

Murcia / San Cayetano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, comfortable with entertainment nearby” We have stayed in this property a few times now. It is in a peaceful location, on the edge of a friendly Spanish village. You can get basic food from the supermarket, and delicious cakes in the bakery.  …see more

from £55 / night

£225 - £295 / week

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from £55 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful  …see more

from £39 / night

£258 - £772 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Berre-les-Alpes

Alpes Maritimes / Berre-les-Alpes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa in Berres les Alpes (countryside close to Nice). 140m². 6 persons, pool, wi-fi internet ! A smell of pines and mimosa and a view of olive and chestnut trees from the holiday spot «La Roche Grise» in Berres les Alpes, between sea and mountains 20  …see more

from £160 / night

£1117 - £1956 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in La Azohia with shared pool

La Azohia / El Pinar de San Gines

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely well equipped apartment 400 metres from beach with great views from large roof terrace.  …see more

from £44 / night

£151 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night