Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26598)

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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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Xativa

Province of Valencia / Xativa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“a great easter stay” We stayed over easter and had a lovely time. We had good weather in the day and the lodge was cosy and warm with the heating in the evening. The accomodation had everything we needed and was in a great location, very peaceful but  …see more

from £50 / night

£299 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1470 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from £496 / night

£1907 - £3814 / week

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from £496 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Mot Mot Lodge has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with double hight ceilings and full width sliding doors, opening out on to a large upper patio,with outdoor dining facilities. This dining area links the interior and the garden seamlessly.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and great apartment” What a great place to stay .... very well appointed apartment .... close to two of our favourite beeches ... Crantock and Fistral beech . The apartment had just been refurbished to a very high standard , includ  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Haute-Garonne / Muret

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £212 / night

£1484 / week

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from £212 / night

(21) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage rental

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful place to stay, with lots to do for kids and adult” 39 old court is a beautiful place to stay, it's on a lovely site which offers lots to do for kids and adults and is very friendly and peaceful. 39 old court itself is lovely and clean, and  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

32

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Koycegiz

Mugla Province / Koycegiz

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Amber villa has private pool with spacious garden with shaded area and sun beds for 6 people. Air Conditioning throughout, Fully equipped to a High Standard including; Satellite TV, Large Dining Table/Area, 3 Large Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms with Terraced Balcony, K  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

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Xylofagou holiday villa rental

Larnaka District / Xylofagou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Large family villa with three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin) and a professionally maintained private pool. Looking out onto farmers fields gives you privacy whilst the kitchen has all modern appliances. The lounge has TV/DVD player and there is also an extra WC.Loc  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Begadan

Gironde / Begadan

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Old "relais" dating from 1850 in the heart of a typical Medoc village, ideally located between vineyards the Atlantic coast beaches. Renovated in 2013 in vintage chic style, the house has 5 bedrooms with a large rose-filled garden and a heated swimming pool.  …see more

from £280 / night

£1780 - £2814 / week

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from £280 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Modica

Province of Ragusa / Modica

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb villa near Modica” ‘The villa is in a lovely tranquil setting overlooking a wooded hillside. It is surrounded by olive trees and very little traffic comes along the road so it is possible to sit on the terrace at any time of day or evening and  …see more

from £115 / night

£594 - £1526 / week

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from £115 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter retreat. ~ Free use of the Resort Pool & Spa. ~ Free  …see more

from £85 / night

£441 - £1861 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oliveira do Hospital

Coimbra District / Oliveira do Hospital

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year. The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there. The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that  …see more

from £58 / night

£564 - £1157 / week

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from £58 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1170 / week

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from £180 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
BeachApartmentLos CristianosAronaModernSwimming PoolBaby Pool  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!” Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Will de  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £895 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Semoussac holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we wanted - and more!” We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers! The house was spacious & very well equi  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Highampton

Devon / Highampton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic property in good location” Would strongly recommend. Well equipped and decorated, clean, tidy property with all that we needed for a nice stay. Good to sit outside on the decked area to enjoy a meal and Pimms. We made a lot of use of the b  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Witsand

Overberg District / Witsand

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury designer Beach Villa situated in Witsand - THE GATEWAY TO THE GARDEN ROUTE - located on the beach with direct beach access. The home has 5 double bedrooms of which 3 are en-suite and 2 bedrooms share a full bathroom. There is an additional guest WC. The villa  …see more

from £221 / night

£1544 / week

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from £221 / 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 £65 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Gugliano with swimming pool

Province of Lucca / Gugliano

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect mid term break” We, 2 families from The Netherlands, stayed in Casa a Corte during the kids (6 - 11) mid term break from school (3rd week in October) . We had a lovely week with beautiful weather (21 - 25 degrees), delicious food and great com  …see more

from £194 / night

£1356 - £3094 / week

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from £194 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Villeneuve la Comtesse

Charente-Maritime / Villeneuve la Comtesse

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Columba ( 2 bedrooms) You enter via a glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a has a double bed in room 1, three singles in room 2, there is a bed sofa in the lounge. Sleeps 5, In the bathr  …see more

from £65 / night

£310 - £875 / week

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from £65 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool in West Country

Cornwall / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the children. The house was very spacious wi  …see more

from £240 / night

£1400 - £3600 / week

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from £240 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Hout Bay holiday home rental

Cape Town / Hout Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £95 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £85 / night

£424 - £628 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Moraira holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Moraira

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“I can't wait to return again” I stayed at Villa Stellar in Moraira in February 2012 for my friend's 50th birthday party. There were seven of us staying at the house in total and we all had a wonderful time. All the comforts you can think of were provi  …see more

from £218 / night

£1526 - £5928 / week

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from £218 / night

(2) Excellent 

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South Shore holiday apartment rental

Southampton Parish / South Shore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Southampton has the distinct advantage of being close to ferry stops, and the charming village of Somerset where shops and cafes makes lingering for a while a very pleasant diversion. The remarkable renovated installation at the Naval Dockyard property (a British Navy  …see more

from £235 / night

£1639 / week

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from £235 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kournas

Apokoronas / Kournas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fab villa, lovely location” Lovely villa and pool in quiet peaceful location very close to Lake Kournos. Clean and nicely decorated, helpful caretaker. Well equipped,; bedrooms downstairs but in heat of Summer this works well. Garden could do with  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1250 / week

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from £86 / night

(18) 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
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa!” Lovely and clean, very well equipped, great pool, views - I cannot recommend it enough! We loved the barbeque, the pool, the villa - it was often hard to muster up the energy to go out to eat! Nice welcome pack. Can't recommend this vill  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) 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

(13) Excellent 

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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 - £1000 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Milford on Sea

Lymington / Milford on Sea

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Swimming pool
“Super break” Great place to stay to explore the surrounding area. Clean tidy lodge. Loved getting into the Jacuzzi with a glass of wine. Kids loved the facilities and went swimming on a wet morning. Evening entertainment was good for our 2 little  …see more

from £40 / night

£390 - £999 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Frangokastello

Sfakia / Frangokastello

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the Southern Crete coast, an untouched area with picturesque scenery, where you will find a small selection of tavernas scattered along the coastline flanked by magnificent sandy beaches. The traditional villages of the area, the long history of the local ven  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £1994 / week

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from £82 / night

(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
“Wow what a view” This villa is sat on top of the cliff overlooking the Black Sea views are stunning especially dawn and dusk.The villa itself is very nice plenty of room ,the ensuites are luxurious on the two master bedrooms.It has everything you req  …see more

from £50 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Pas-de-Calais / Saint-Omer

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £94 / night

£356 - £382 / week

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from £94 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Castelnau-Montratier holiday cottage rental

Castelnau-Montratier / St Paul de Loubressac

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Surprisingly excellent Chez Roullett” Set overlooking a peaceful wooded vaIley, it takes less than an hour to reach Chez Roullett. from Toulouse airport. The welcome by the english owners is like the accommodation, superb. And there is an added bonus  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £630 / week

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from £83 / 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