Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26684)

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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(37) Excellent 

36

Holiday barn in Coulaures

Dordogne / Coulaures

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!” Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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from £72 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa letting

Chania Prefecture / Ravdoucha

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Well known for its captivating setting, exquisite service, impeccable accommodations and upscale amenities,the Ravdoucha Epavlis awarded as the leading private luxury villa in Greece for 2015 from "World Travel Awards". We are happy and proud that our efforts  …see more

from £302 / night

£2113 - £4526 / week

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from £302 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Panormos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Close to Bali, Olive Grove Villa is a perfect place for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. It will comfortably accommodate two or a family of five and is equipped with all you need for an enjoyable stay.Bali has five lovely, gently sloping sandy beach  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 - £544 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Marina di Gioiosa Ionica holiday apartment rental

Marina di Gioiosa Ionica / Gioiosa

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic 2 bedroom Air Conditioned Apartment. Located on the ground floor with 3 balconies at the end of the village so has wonderful views of the countryside and the pool which is also lite at night.Located on the ground floor which makes this ideal for young  …see more

from £30 / night

£175 - £350 / week

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from £30 / night

(23) Excellent 

45

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(8) Excellent 

30

Holiday home with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The View is a totally refurbished two storey apartment with what can only be described as some of the best views in Newquay. The apartment sleeps four and benefits from a brand new kitchen with all new Bosch appliances, comprising of dishwasher, washing machine, gas ho  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

36

Sainte-Marie-de-Campan holiday gite rental

Hautes-Pyrenees / Sainte-Marie-de-Campan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 2 week holiday” Jane and Tim were great hosts with lots of local knowledge. The gite is a good size, well equipped and with a very good above ground swimming pool and jacuzzi. We loved the area. The scenery is stunning and there is plenty  …see more

from £44 / night

£307 - £819 / week

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from £44 / night

16

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Aljezur

Faro District / Aljezur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
At this tastefully designed villa Casa Touro you will feel as if you have landed in an oasis surrounded by the amazing nature of this Natural Park. The views over the lake and the Atlantic Ocean will make you stop and take in the beauty of it. I believe Casa Touro is o  …see more

from £78 / night

£561 - £1121 / week

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from £78 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

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
“A private spa!” This is a magical place. It is beautifully equipped and beautifully furnished. It has a very welcoming atmosphere. I would go there again and again!  …see more

from £280 / night

£2700 / week

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from £280 / 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

(14) Excellent 

24

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

(11) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Arkadi with swimming pool

Rethymnon / Arkadi

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Want a peaceful holiday in picturesque surroundings..look no further!” We were met by owners of Villa Dimitra with a glass of raki and nibbles before being shown around the beautifully restored property with spectacular views. It was a very hot week a  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 - £1388 / week

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from £138 / night

6

Ski home to rent in La Tania

Courchevel / La Tania

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
THe apartments are located centyrally with ski in facilities direct to the storagel ockers at thw apartments. THe resort boasts a lively pub and great food during skiing season and is ideal for summer holidays for active families or couples.<br />Wifi in apartme  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Holiday gite with swimming pool in Villefranche-de-Lonchat

Dordogne / Villefranche-de-Lonchat

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
Bright airy and spacious 3 double bedroom gite. Acres of land and vines to explore on the Domaine.  …see more

from £82 / night

£432 - £1121 / week

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from £82 / night

(12) Excellent 

5

Santa Barbara de Nexe holiday villa rental

Santa Barbara de Nexe / Benatrite

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Casa Azinha is located in the picturesque hills to the North of Faro beach and the airport, close to the pretty village of Sta Bárbara de Nexe with beaches, golf and walks all close by.  …see more

from £46 / night

£325 - £800 / week

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from £46 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Grande-Terre Island / Sainte-Anne

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £35 / night

£242 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

12

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 £87 / night

£432 - £638 / week

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from £87 / night

(14) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Exo Gonia

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features.  …see more

from £216 / night

£1121 - £2113 / week

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from £216 / night

(44) Excellent 

25

Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous lodge, ideal for a girlie break!” Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady friends t  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

35

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria, Tavira

Tavira / Santa Maria, Tavira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Free personal Wifi. 4 sunbeds for your own use around the pool.  …see more

from £48 / night

£216 - £561 / week

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from £48 / night

(22) Excellent 

33

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  …see more

from £621 / night

£4311 - £6466 / week

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from £621 / night

(6) Excellent 

32

Holiday villa in Saint-Martin-de-Londres

Herault / Saint-Martin-de-Londres

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
THIS PEACEFUL, SECLUDED AND VERY LARGE VILLA SITS WITHIN A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, AT THE TOP OF A HILL WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE NEARBY PIC ST LOUP AND UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE HORIZON. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM 6 BEDROOMS, ITS OWN PRIVATE PARK AND A LARGE HEATED SWIMMING  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 - £3850 / week

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from £300 / night

30

Dordogne / Monestier

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£294 - £1837 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Michele Salentino

Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“if you want to get away from it all and really relax, you wont be disappointed here....” Fantastic place, very well equipped, superb pool.....everything we could have wished for, and more. Cannot speak highly enough of owner and onsite manageress, so  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £2850 / week

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from £122 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Miami Platja

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second visit to this fabulous villa” Just returned from our second visit to Casa Edith May, an excellent week equally enjoyed by whole family. Everything you could wish for is here. Fab amenities, great terrace and pool. Lovely decor, close to shops  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £2000 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Aups

Var / Aups

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Comfortable, tastefully decorated,immaculate, self-catering holiday rental accommodation in garden apartment in private grounds with pool- and secure car parking-Aups Provence  …see more

from £160 / night

£1091 - £1203 / week

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from £160 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Castillonnes, Bergerac

Bergerac / Castillonnes, Bergerac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Le Lovely Berme” From the moment we arrived we immediately felt at home, if you want a totally relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful and comfortable environment with lovely hosts who felt like 'friends' within a couple of days - this picturesque git  …see more

from £10 / night

£10 - £760 / week

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from £10 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Somerton

Somerset / Somerton

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect setting for my fiance's 30th surprise birthday with all his close friends” We stayed over a weekend as a group of 13 adults. Upon arrival Gill came in to show us around (played along perfectly with the fact my fiancé had no idea 11 of his  …see more

from £195 / night

£1995 - £3495 / week

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from £195 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Siena / Ville di Corsano

10 20 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The large 800 sqm villa is an ancient historical residence. Villa Siena, an 18th century villa, rises within a se cluded parkland in the hills of Tuscany. The theme of the outdoors continues in the elegant drawing room, formerly a ballroom, whose vaulted ceiling and wal  …see more

from £585 / night

£4095 - £6250 / week

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from £585 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place for ACTIVE family holiday” Perfect place for family holiday - location close to the sea and perfect base for many trips; comfortable accomodation; big pool and many other positives. We definitely come back soon  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santiago de la Ribera

Murcia / Santiago de la Ribera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Total relaxation!” We have stayed in this apartment three times now, in May, June and September. The weather was above 22 degrees all the time. The pool was good for adults and children and there is plenty of room for sunbathing. The apartment is in a  …see more

from £30 / night

£197 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night

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Dordogne / Thenon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £207 / night

£1294 - £2113 / week

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from £207 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Montecchio

Province of Terni / Montecchio

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa next to Umbrian village!” We (4 adults, 4 children aged 7-12) were looking for a villa in Umbria within a walking distance from a village. Our previous villas have been a little bit further, and this time we wanted something quite near t  …see more

from £173 / night

£949 - £1923 / week

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from £173 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

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
“Magnifique” Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this property, what a wonderful time we had. La Girode is a gem, offering seclusion, privacy and peace and quiet. We completely relaxed and de- stressed; having the use of a private pool  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1250 / week

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from £68 / night

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Lower Saxony / Boffzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £26 / night

£182 - £725 / week

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from £26 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Benidorm holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.35 km
  • Swimming pool
Modern 1 bedroom apartment, 5 minutes walk to Poniente Beach. Located in a complex with swimming pools and beautiful gardens.  …see more

from £27 / night

£189 - £504 / week

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from £27 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 £130 / night

£863 - £1983 / week

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from £130 / 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 £71 / night

£495 - £630 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
pool, gated complex, life guard available, sea and mountain views, close to village center. Rural position  …see more

from £39 / night

£298 - £384 / week

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from £39 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fantastic apartment” sun on the terrace in the afternoon lovley to watch sun set with a glass of wine also the markets are great if you want frest produce  …see more

from £64 / night

£444 - £975 / week

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from £64 / night