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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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Var / Salernes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £44 / night

£259 - £716 / week

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from £44 / night

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Beja District / Vila Nova de Milfontes

3 7 6 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 6 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £82 / night

£561 - £1013 / week

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from £82 / night

(152) Excellent 

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Godremamog Mill - Boncath gite sleeps 16

Pembrokeshire / Boncath

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Godremamog watermill offers a fantastic way to get away from it all in a beautiful secluded valley. It's wheel has been in place since 1885. Its four apartments each sleep 4, allowing lots of flexibility from couples to parties of 16 (sorry, no stags). Please go  …see more

from £263 / night

£1680 - £3000 / week

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from £263 / night

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(22) Excellent 

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Thomas James Holidays Modern Mobile Homes

Vendee / Jard-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We  …see more

from £30 / night

£190 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

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Vendee / Bois-de-Cene

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 18 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £100 / night

£604 - £647 / week

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from £100 / night

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Rio Nell'Elba / Nisportino

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
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from £38 / night

£260 / week

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from £38 / night

(14) Very Good 

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FALCON CREST - Bellapais bungalow sleeps 2

Kyrenia District / Bellapais

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
Falcon Crest is a Boutique Villas gated Private Estate set in a 4 acres of private land. A century -old stone built house on the hills of Bellapais with 6, one bedroom beautifully designed bungalows each meassuring from 55 - 70m2, with breathtaking Panoramic views over  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

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65 Waterside Park - Corton villa sleeps 5

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Sea Views from Living room & master bedroom. Downstairs single bedroom with en suite. Furnished & house kept to a very high standard throughout, a real home from home. Master bedroom has comfortable king size bed with direct access to the balcony, where you can  …see more

from £40 / night

£249 - £620 / week

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from £40 / night

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Alouette - Bezolles gite sleeps 2

Gers / Bezolles

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Alouette sleeps two people in a beautiful room retaining original features and beams with a comfortable kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom (shower over bath) Alouette has a gorgeous open plan lounge/diner downstairs with a further WC. The traditional wood stove gives th  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

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Cortijo Los Mesoncillos - Otivar farmhouse sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Otivar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 24 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
A beautiful Cortijo for rent, located in the beautiful mountain terrain, 850 meters above sea level, along the oldest road between Almunécar on the coast and Granada. It is completely renovated, but has a 300 year history and is the only guest house in the area. The pr  …see more

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(5) Excellent 

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La Porcherie - Cheissoux gite sleeps 2

Haute-Vienne / Cheissoux

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Swimming pool;
WE REGRET THAT, FOR PERSONAL REASONS, THE GITE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO RENT DURING 2016. WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN THE GITE IN 2017 AND PERHAPS WELCOME YOU BACK AT THAT TIME! The gite is independent from the main house and has a small private garden area with terrace, seati  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £420 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Good 

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Cantal / Giou-de-Mamou

4 10 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

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Ariege / Foix

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £259 / night

£1725 / week

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from £259 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Old Stables - West Marden cottage sleeps 4

West Sussex / West Marden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Old Stables Cottage is a luxury, single-storey property with vaulted ceilings, on our working family farm in the downland village of West Marden, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex. Graded by Visit Britain as 5 Star with a Gold Award, this very spacious property is extreme  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

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Courtyard Cottage - Sourzac cottage sleeps 3

Dordogne / Sourzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Les Hérissons Gîtes,/ Courtyard Cottage is an attractive farm complex renovation, nestling in the char,ming hamlet of Villeverneix, a few minuets south of the market town of Neuvic sur l'Isle. Offering guests the tranquillity of the countryside, but within easy  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Very Good 

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East Barn with indoor pool - Toftrees barn sleeps 6

Fakenham / Toftrees

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Beautiful barn conversion ideal for families or a quiet get away. The barns come complete with a full range of facilities and equipment which includes equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, Sky TV, WiFI, high chair, travel cot. One double bedroom , twin bedroom with two single bed  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Horse Mill Cottage - Auchtermuchty cottage sleeps 6

Fife / Auchtermuchty

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 34 km; Swimming pool;
Horse Mill Cottage is a warm and most comfortably furnished cottage, with thick stone walls and feature windows. It is a lovely quiet place for family and friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday and explore the local area. Spacious kitchen/dining room and large sitting ro  …see more

from £150 / night

£625 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

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Ardeche / Lavilledieu

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £74 / night

£514 / week

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from £74 / night

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Holiday apartment with private pool nr Pezenas

Pezenas / Caux

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
A well presented light and airy self contained ground floor apartment within a villa situated in the historic market town of Caux, one minute walk to the center of the village with all the necessary amenities. This includes a grocery store, pharmacy, greengrocer, two ba  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £738 / week

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from £44 / night

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Aime / Macot-la-Plagne

Studio 4 7 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £29 / night

£199 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Mulino Coreglia - Tereglio cottage sleeps 7

Coreglia Antelminelli / Tereglio

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This ‘Mulino’ complete with traditional Tuscan Arches, is situated in the depths of the countryside from Lucca, and is on the outskirts (1.5km ) of the pretty Media Valle village of Coreglia, where one can find all basic facilities and two restaurants. This old Mill  …see more

from £120 / night

£620 - £875 / week

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from £120 / night

(198) Excellent 

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Caserma Carina - Mogliano apartment sleeps 2

Province of Macerata / Mogliano

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool;
Caserma Carina is a 19th century listed country house and has been beautifully restored offering 4 luxury air-conditioned apartments whilst maintaining many original features. Situated in the strolling hills with views of the stunning surrounding countryside and the awe  …see more

from £67 / night

£475 - £770 / week

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from £67 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Yvelines / Houdan

1 5 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £61 / night

£363 - £604 / week

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from £61 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Hoppickers Barn 'RuralRetreat' - Brockamin barn sleeps 5

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Visit England 4 star Gold rated self catering property. Winner of Best Self catering Destination Worcestershire 2014The comfortable accommodation is located on the first floor of the barn with 2 bedrooms, I king size with extra bed (and cot space) and the 2nd bedroom c  …see more

from £100 / night

£520 - £895 / week

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Smuggler's Cottage - Logburner, Pool, Alpacas

Dorset / Whitchurch Canonicorum

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
Smuggler's cottage is a converted barn with exposed stone walls, a beamed ceiling and open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom spacious shower unit. Beauty Treatments can be booked to take place in your cottage, a  …see more

from £105 / night

£486 - £780 / week

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from £105 / night

(139) Excellent 

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Tomich Holidays pool & wifi near Loch Ness

Loch Ness / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Tomich Holidays - family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool: •Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, some en-suite, sleeps 4  …see more

from £96 / night

£320 - £690 / week

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from £96 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Villa Diva - Ko Yao Noi villa sleeps 8

Phang Nga Province / Ko Yao Noi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
Rent a luxury villa in Koh Yao Noi - Phuket!Our villa is located on Koh Yao Noi island, 25 minutes by speed boat from from Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket.Our villa is ready to be rented if you want to enjoy this idyllic location with captivating panoramas of Krabi National  …see more

from £307 / night

£2147 - £3834 / week

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from £307 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Engalin - Marsac gite sleeps 3

Tarn-et-Garonne / Marsac

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
The cottage is on one level, recently appointed with large open plan sitting/dining kitchen. Private terrace with wonderful view down the valley. Use of 10 x 5 metre salt water swimming pool. The property is close to the owners property, whilst retaining privacy. Th  …see more

from £80 / night

£485 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

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Ardeche / Payzac

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £61 / night

£432 - £552 / week

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from £61 / night

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Pirin Golf and Country Club - Razlog apartment sleeps 4

Blagoevgrad Province / Razlog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
New Apartment in a 5* Complex.Apartment 8b in Block 2 of Pirin 1 is a large first floor one bedroom self catering flat that forms part of the Pirin Golf Apartments **** and is situated in the beautiful and exclusive Pirin Golf and Country Club 5 star resort . The comple  …see more

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(11) Excellent 

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Las Palmitas - Tazacorte penthouse sleeps 2

La Palma / Tazacorte

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
This quiet roof top apartment has a large terrace with a magnificent uninterrupted view to the sea. It is perfectly positioned to get the afternoon sun, Tazacorte's microclimate provides the best weather in La Palma. Our penthouse apartment, is on the third - (top)  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Plantous - with large heated pool - Castillonnes house sleeps 16

Lot-et-Garonne / Castillonnes

5 16 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Imposing property built in 1850 with private heated pool - 5 bedrooms sleeping 12/16 + cotsPlantous is located in the peaceful village of Cahuzac, a short drive away from the market village of Castillonnes and the historic Bastide town of Eymet in the Dordogne. Cahuzac  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1795 / week

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from £93 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Les Moineaux - Eclance barn sleeps 5

Aube / Eclance

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool;
One of three holiday cottages that line a courtyard, Les Moineaux provides the comfort of modern day renovation in an old barn at La Ferme des Tourterelles. The white walls provide the fresh and light feel whilst the old oak beams are visible on the first floor provid  …see more

from £100 / night

£630 - £781 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Solent Shores Cottage, waters edge Solent seaviews

Hampshire / Warsash

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
New for 2015 and all the summer season was fully booked. Bookings throughout 2016 from repeat guests and recommendations. Bookings already for 2017. Panoramic uninterrupted sea views from the open plan living area and front and side garden across the Solent to Cowes a  …see more

from £120 / night

£490 - £975 / week

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from £120 / night

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Villa Dafni - Petalidi villa sleeps 2

Messenia Region / Petalidi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Villa Dafni is one of 3 fabulous villas that comprise Kolpos Thea Villas. It is a peaceful, rural small holiday retreat set in an acre of beautiful terraced gardens and surrounded by fig and olive trees and with breathtaking views of the sea and mountains beyond. At the  …see more

from £56 / night

£395 - £485 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Fundana Villa - Paleokastritsa hotel apartment sleeps 5

Corfu / Paleokastritsa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 4 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
First class traditional Bungalow Hotel.A 17th Century Venetian Mansion, transformed by the owner into a traditional Bungalow Hotel with respect to the local architecture.Panoramic View of northern Corfu in a peaceful environment offer you relaxing holidays.Fully equippe  …see more

from £63 / night

£432 / week

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from £63 / night

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Ravine des Cabris

3 6 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £74 / night

£604 / week

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from £74 / night

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Dona Pepa - Rojales Hills townhouse sleeps 4

Ciudad Quesada / Rojales Hills

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms- please see photos Bathrooms: One family bathroom- see photos Kitchen: The Modern Kitchen consists of a fridge/freezer, kettle, washing machine, cooker/hob. Microwave and toaster. Utility Room: Has washing machine Living Rooms: Includes dinin  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £325 / week

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from £35 / night

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Gironde / Lugos

5 10 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
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from £111 / night

£776 - £1552 / week

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from £111 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Chez Roullett - St Paul de Loubressac cottage sleeps 2

Castelnau-Montratier / St Paul de Loubressac

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Chez Roullett is a fully renovated cottage that provides excellent accommodation for 2 adults. The property comprises: - mezzanine bedroom with views across the valley, kitchen/diner, shower room, sitting room with door to private south facing terrace, wonderful views  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £630 / week

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from £83 / night

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