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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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80

Cala d'Or holiday villa rental

Cala d'Or / Cala D'Or Marina

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa in excellent location” We enjoyed a two week holiday at Villa Paraiso with another family this summer and loved every minute of it! The villa is spacious and well equipped with everything from an American style f/f to hold all the beer,
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from £194 / night

£1356 - £3575 / week

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from £194 / night

(19) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £55 / night

£360 - £910 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Marina, Pollensa holiday villa rental

Port de Pollenca / Marina, Pollensa

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!!!” The house,the location,the owners were just lovely! The villa is very clean,beautifully decorated,well equipped.The lemon Groves behind the house were just stunning.We didnt want to leave!Beautiful place!
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from £85 / night

£593 - £1623 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms
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from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £35 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f
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from £40 / night

£280 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Excellent 

29

Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well
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from £632 / night

£4386 - £6579 / week

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from £632 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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from £106 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Glinado

Naxos / Glinado

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing Naxos holiday in large family house with great swimming pool.” It was an indulgence for just my wife and I to occupy this large villa but from the moment we were met from our ferry by Lesley with our hire car until we departed we enjoyed the
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from £88 / night

£615 - £2457 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £88 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £242 / night

£1495 - £2155 / week

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from £242 / night

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Gaucin holiday home rental

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£550 - £1370 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £107 / night

£746 - £1755 / week

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from £107 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Ski apartment to rent in Les Arcs

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 1 bed ski in ski out appartment” Very comfortable, we used bedroom for 2 kids and sofa bed for 2 adults. Nadia very helpful and answered our questions quickly. We will be back.
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from £118 / night

£922 - £1492 / week

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from £118 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Mijas Centre

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Brillaint - Better than I could have wished for!” I loved this Villa as soon as I saw the pictures and thought it would be perfect for our stay! But after being there I have to say the pictures do not do it justice! There is more than enoug
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from £377 / night

£2640 - £4614 / week

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from £377 / night

(2) Very Good 

52

Apartment accommodation in Vila do Maio with shared pool

Maio / Vila do Maio

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £22 / night

£114 - £233 / week

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(7) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Brantome

Dordogne / Brantome

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great holiday, beautiful location in terrific Gite” Our family really enjoyed our stay at La Maison d'Amis near Brantome. The Gite was very welcoming, well equipped and nicely furnished with generously sized rooms all in a beautiful setting in the gro
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from £82 / night

£615 - £878 / week

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(12) Very Good 

24

Holiday home with swimming pool in Yzerfontein

Western Cape / Yzerfontein

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“When a pearl is a diamond in which tranquillity sparkles” We treated ourselves to a luxurious week in the Boathouse set apart from the villa, perfect privacy and our own little balcony overlooking the Atlantic with views to Table Mountain, Robben Isla
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from £264 / night

£1843 / week

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from £264 / night

(16) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Arta

Majorca / Arta

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stylish property, perfect for a relaxing holiday” We saw lots of pictures of Villa Sa Font Calenta before our holiday and wondered if it could possibly be as good as it looked. Well it was everything we hoped for and more. Situated just outside of Art
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £4500 / week

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from £215 / night

(22) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Porto Cristo

Majorca / Porto Cristo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment, in well kept complex with beautiful pool and sea view.” A very well presented & well equipped apartment, with lovely sea views in a quiet location approx. 5 minutes drive from Porto Cristo. The generous covered balcony was ideal prov
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from £85 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday house” Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standard and a well equipped kitche
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from £69 / night

£483 - £1294 / week

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from £69 / night

10

Holiday b&b in Fontiers-Cabardes

Aude / Fontiers-Cabardes

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £75 / night

£334 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fornells / Playas de Fornells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful location” This apartment suited us perfectly; close to the pool and the beach, fabulous views from the terraces, lovely safe gardens and easy to walk to some great, friendly restaurants. We spent the first week exploring the island, and th
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from £60 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

25

Villa rental in Torri del Benaco with swimming pool

Province of Verona / Torri del Benaco

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £322 / night

£2254 - £3609 / week

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from £322 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sparrebosch Golf Estate

Knysna / Sparrebosch Golf Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“5* Awesome-Best of the best” Fabulous property with a stunning location 180 degree views of the golf course and ocean from nearly every room Rooms are huge and everything is clean and immaculate Had everything needed for a wonderful vacation - pool
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from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £280 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Santa Ponsa

Calvia / Santa Ponsa

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£420 - £840 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Benitachell holiday villa accommodation

Costa Blanca / Benitachell

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £40 / night

£240 - £622 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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

Luz / Praia da Luz

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Off the beaten track” My return to the algarve after 25 years, a lot had changed but the rough wildness still remains. It was the charm that I took with me from my last visit and although Lagos had changed from a small remote fishing village to a hol
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from £40 / night

£275 - £816 / week

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from £40 / night

(12) Excellent 

89

Farmhouse rental in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room
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from £138 / night

£965 - £2325 / week

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from £138 / night

(7) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful tranquil farmhouse” My husband and I are currently staying here for one week with our two year old and one year old as our first holiday abroad, and the entire stay has been wonderful. The farmhouse is beautifully decorated and is child frie
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Trevelez

Province of Granada / Trevelez

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £44 / night

£277 / week

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from £44 / night

(35) 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
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth
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from £86 / night

£600 - £1610 / week

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from £86 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Toftrees

Fakenham / Toftrees

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£390 - £725 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Calis Beach with shared pool

Fethiye / Calis Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very well located apartment” Lovely apartment on a very nice complex. Very good location as close to the sea front and a very good distance from the main resort, which is only a short stroll away. Well maintained gardens and the apartment has everythi
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from £47 / night

£315 - £330 / week

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Chintsa

Eastern Cape / Chintsa

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1750 - £2590 / week

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(18) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good Villa with amazing views” Our group of 4 adults and 4 children (ages 15 to 6) stayed at Villa Daymer in August 2016. The villa itself is spacious and well equipped and those views from the top balcony are spectacular. The villa is down a quiet mo
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from £90 / night

£775 - £1375 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £45 / night

£310 - £710 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sao Martinho do Porto with shared pool

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £30 / night

£207 - £470 / week

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(457) Excellent 

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Francavilla d'Ete holiday apartment rental

Province of Fermo / Francavilla d'Ete

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £103 / night

£720 - £895 / week

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from £103 / night

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Studio rental in Clara with shared pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £47 / night

£310 - £542 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £47 / night