Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26654)

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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(34) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite let

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious, luxury barn conversion in rural France, swimming pool, private terrace/BBQ, large gardens, peace and tranquility.<br />See also: Le Verger (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and Le Potager (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms).  …see more

from £190 / night

£925 - £2450 / week

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from £190 / night

19

Apartment rental in Broome

Kimberley Region / Broome

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartments are at the Blue Seas Resort and offered to you from the individual owners. They are fully self-contained with a separate queen bedroom, full equipped kitchen, spacious living area including LCD TV with over 20 free to air channels, 2 king-single sofa-bed  …see more

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(20) Excellent 

48

Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best Ever Rental” This villa exceeded our expectations in every respect. Calheta is a small town half an hour from Funchal. Bars, restaurants are all within easy walking distance... There is even an excellent spa which has just opened in the new luxu  …see more

from £193 / night

£1193 - £2270 / week

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from £193 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa in Playa de las Americas

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Cracking villa that was perfect for our stay in Tenerife.” As a group of eager anglers, we had booked villa Alexandra as it was central to the marina, bars, restaurants & the water parks. We needed somewhere spacious enough for 7 grown men. When we a  …see more

from £154 / night

£1130 - £1950 / week

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from £154 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg  …see more

from £129 / night

£855 - £1966 / week

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from £129 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday gite in St Julien le Faucon

Lisieux / St Julien le Faucon

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!” This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weat  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Opio

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Opio

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable villa - beautiful scenery” I decided to write a review about Villa Lorraine because we found reviews helpful when we were looking for a villa for our family holiday. Photos give an idea but they never tell the whole story. Villa Lorraine h  …see more

from £342 / night

£3590 / week

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from £342 / night

(13) Excellent 

19

Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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from £75 / night

(30) Excellent 

21

Chateau-d'Oex ski apartment to rent

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

66

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Milatos

Lasithi Prefecture / Milatos

8 15 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa "Iliothea". Is ideal for big families, or many frends, have total privacy. Accommodates up to 15 (even 2 more if necessary) people. Lower cost serving fewer than 8 people staying privacy on the property . So, will not share with anyone else even if you  …see more

from £206 / night

£1240 - £2009 / week

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from £206 / night

(12) Excellent 

18

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

(3) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Atri

Province of Teramo / Atri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Modern, spacious villa, with magnificent, open views of the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountain ranges, close by, rolling hills, plus a distant view of the Adriatic sea. The accommodation is all on one level, with 3 large bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom,  …see more

from £109 / night

£760 - £1513 / week

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from £109 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Puerto Princesa holiday villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p  …see more

from £279 / night

£1948 / week

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from £279 / night

(12) Excellent 

8

Hout Bay holiday home rental

Cape Town / Hout Bay

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very relaxing home from home.....” A lovely property that felt very comfortable and was like a home from home. Extremely clean and lots of extras including a much welcomed grocery pack. Glen and Joan were very helpful when we needed advice on touris  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

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Herceg-Novi Municipality holiday apartment rental

Herceg-Novi Municipality

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wireless internet is available for free in all public areas and in almost every apartment. From the Villa Milica's 200 m² rooftop terrace you can enjoy panoramic views over the Boka Bay and the mountains in the distance.  …see more

from £24 / night

£162 - £371 / week

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from £24 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £500 / week

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from £30 / night

(14) Excellent 

20

Fish Hoek holiday home rental

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £770 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday apartment in Magnetic Island

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £117 / night

£1038 - £1383 / week

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from £117 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Santa Maria holiday apartment rental

Santa Maria / Dunas Beach Resort

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely apartment” This is a brand new apartment within a new spa hotel. A 5 minute walk to the beach through the hotel grounds & pool areas. It is a 45 minute walk into Santa Maria, not a particularly pleasant walk so a taxi is a better option. For th  …see more

from £45 / night

£225 - £365 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Parque del Rey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Stayed here a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Now the villa has been renovated and is even better. The pool area is brilliant, very private and sheltered. A reasonable distance to walk into town for a meal at night, work up an appetite a  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable house with a great view” We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The house is very comfortable and there's a great view from the terrace. It's in a quiet area, but very convenient for the A1 so you can easily reach places of intere  …see more

from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(25) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous! Clean, well equipped and perfect location.” We stayed in the apartment with our 2 young children for 5 days over half term. I can honestly say we can't fault anything about it - price, cleanliness, facilities in the apartment and on the si  …see more

from £38 / night

£215 - £275 / week

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from £38 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £43 / night

£210 - £374 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grimaud

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £60 / night

£377 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va  …see more

from £87 / night

£510 - £1204 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Polis / Ayia Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic gate away for your family holidays” Kampos Villa was more than we asked for: far away from the main road, peace and silence all day and night. The place looks exactly like the photos show with very specious and clean interiors, big swimmin  …see more

from £146 / night

£689 - £1453 / week

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from £146 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1099 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing holiday rental - everything you could possibly need is here” The cottage was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. It was just amazing. We will definitely be back. It is a great place for a large family. We hired 2 next door  …see more

from £129 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £129 / night

(19) 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
Carefully restored and very comfortable, with lots of room (sleeps 2-8) . Perfect for touring Andalucía or staying put in lovely old town. Delightful garden, courtyard, verandah for dining al fresco. Internet, wood burner  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £794 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday.” Villa Marina is a lovely property, very private with great outdoor eating and a very good size pool. Cailhavel is very small with few facilities but the villa is close to many lovely towns, 20 minutes drive from  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £1325 / week

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from £98 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment and a great location!” Bansko Royal Towers and Bansko has a great atmosphere and I would highly recommend coming here. This room (932) has everything you need, it was cleaned daily, has cooking facilities, large bedroom and great  …see more

from £31 / night

£171 / week

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from £31 / night

(100) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
Stunning new apartments 4 minutes walk to the fabulous settlers beach.There are numerous bars/restaurants within walking distance for a variety of budgets. There are restaurants specialising in Italian, Indian or Thai as well as traditional Bajan food.<br />Holeto  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £805 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Kalyves holiday villa rental

Apokoronas / Kalyves

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely detached villa set in fabulous gardens with private pool (40m2 - 8m x 5m) and numerous terraces with sea and valley views to the north and the White Mountains behind. The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay and sleeps 8 adults plus cot (highchai  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A spacious apartment on the modern Bellesreguard complex, just to the rear of the exclusive ‘Pine Walk’. Standing in beautiful landscaped gardens with a large three-tier swimming pool and sun terrace. This first floor apartment is privately owned and is idea  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1500 / week

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from £86 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night