Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27079)

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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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

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Modena / Sestola

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£300 - £855 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

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

from £84 / night

£495 - £1168 / week

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from £84 / night

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tranquil location with lots of space” We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Cottage. Nigel and Wendy made everything perfect and we wanted for nothing, even providing us with yummy duck eggs! The views from the conservatory are beautiful and we spent a go  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / 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

(1) Very Good 

10

Zeeland Province / Hoek

3 6 2 nights min

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

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from £48 / night

£321 / week

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from £48 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £189 / night

£1317 / week

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from £189 / night

(19) Very Good 

23

Watergate Bay holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Watergate Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Does what it says on the tin” We were not sure what to expect but we were warmly greeted by Mel & Mark and there two lovely dogs and got the impression of a hard working couple offering an honest property. The apartment has stunning views of Watergate  …see more

from £65 / night

£440 - £975 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

30

Holiday lodge rental with golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing” Me & my family stayed here 4 a week at the beginning of September & I can't praise everything enough!! Lodge was very clean,nice quiet location on the lake. There is a raf base close by where the fighter jets take off, they are noisy, but am  …see more

from £96 / night

£460 - £960 / week

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from £96 / night

(28) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..” Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Cape Panwa / Ao Yon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
When you enter this architect designed villa, the breathtaking view of scattered islands dotting the turquoise-colored water of Chalong Bay immediately fills your senses. The lower level where the internal living space connects with the pool terrace and garden, is absol  …see more

from £375 / night

£2625 / week

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from £375 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Charente-Maritime / Chervettes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £129 / night

£684 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Holiday villa in Cros-de-Georand

Ardeche / Cros-de-Georand

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A delightful, quiet and secluded house with stunning views” The house is high in the Ardeche hills and totally private and un-overlooked. The price one pays is the slow journey down unmade tracks to get back on public roads ; well worth paying in our  …see more

from £173 / night

£1206 - £2436 / week

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from £173 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the  …see more

from £281 / night

£1710 - £2394 / week

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from £281 / night

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Sempy

Pas-de-Calais / Sempy

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features. On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimming pool !  …see more

from £398 / night

£1368 - £1453 / week

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from £398 / night

(17) Very Good 

21

Villa rental in Turunc with swimming pool

Mugla Province / Turunc

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“A place that you would dream about” The accommodation and surroundings were outstanding, wish i could have brought the view and the villa back with us. The place is set in a quiet place and only a short walk to lots of good amenities. We were lucky e  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Agios Ioannis with swimming pool

Corfu / Agios Ioannis

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa, Fantastic Holiday” Beautiful, villa in gorgeous surroundings. Just 10km from Corfu Town and airport. Set in lovely countryside, it was the perfect family holiday getaway. We had our own pool, garden and BBQ. Supermarket and butcher wi  …see more

from £180 / night

£1100 / week

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from £180 / night

(31) Excellent 

29

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Vilamoura has the best Marina on the Algarve coast with many excellent restaurant,cafe/bars and Casino/nightlife activity.It enjoys a great sandy beach ,sporting activities including sailing,golf,tennis,cycling,water sports including a great water fun park,horse riding  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

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

from £129 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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from £129 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A budget family friendly pine lodge with partial Lake Views,Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. A cloakroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Child friendly enclosed decking and outdoor furniture.Entertainment in  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £1110 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa in a secluded position” There were 7 of us holidaying at the villa, ages ranging from 7 – 72 years old. The villa has the all the space and amenities we required. The children really enjoyed the pool and spent a lot of time in there. Ni  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 - £1043 / week

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from £65 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Philippe

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £47 / night

£253 / week

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from £47 / night

10

Holiday gite in Segos

Gers / Segos

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
3 kms from Sgos : in the countryside, traditional farmhouse (210m2 - ground floor + first floor) with covered terrace and courtyard, surrounded by green piece of land planted with trees. Adjoiningt the owner's house and other outbuildings. A nice and well maintained en  …see more

from £93 / night

£479 - £1069 / week

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from £93 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Corralejo

Corralejo / Parque Natural

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Clean well equipped property with friendly and helpful local manager” This is the second time we've stayed at this property. The arrival arrangements are well thought through and it's got all the facilities you need for two people. Tim does a good job  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

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Moraleda de Zafayona holiday villa rental

Province of Granada / Moraleda de Zafayona

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This villa is situated in a very quiet location, but close to all amenities and many places of interest to visit. It is fully air conditioned and centrally heated for winter stays. You can combine a sghtseeing trip to the nearby Alahambra Palace and ski slopes.It has a  …see more

from £120 / night

£875 - £1225 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Luz

Luz / Montinhos da Luz

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Three bed villa with private pool and sea views. Private BBQ area, fruit trees and off street parking. In a residential location 20 minutes walk from the beach with wifi, cable TV and two bathrooms. Sleeps 6.  …see more

from £150 / night

£300 / week

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from £150 / 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

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Killenard with shared pool, golf nearby

County Laois / Killenard

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxurious Duplex Apartment available in the 5* Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, co designed by one of the worlds finest golfers - the late Seve Ballesteros.  …see more

from £197 / night

£851 / week

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from £197 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Aube / Mussy-sur-Seine

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £311 / night

£1717 - £4750 / week

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from £311 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Calvia / Santa Ponsa

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” Great location. We stayed for one week with our baby. The apartment is just across the road from the lovely sandy beach, Alex the owner picked us up from the airport with a car seat for our little one. The apartment was spotlessly clean and  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £642 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Horton holiday bungalow rental

Wimborne / Horton

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well appointed, comfortable bungalow in pleasant, quiet surroundings.” We had four pleasant February days in this property, which was warm and comfortable. It is in pleasant country surroundings and must be wonderful in summer, particularly in v  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £428 / night

£2565 - £3710 / week

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from £428 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boynton Beach holiday villa rental

Florida / Boynton Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
CABLE TV and HIGH SPEED Internet  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Brantome holiday gite rental

Brantome / St Pardoux La Riviere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
"Le Tilleul" gites provide the perfect family holiday to enjoy all that Dordogne has to offer. Situated within 6 acre gardens our 6 x 12 metre pool is surrounded by magnificent forests and countryside. Ideal for walking, cycling, canoeing or just relaxing !!  …see more

from £56 / night

£394 - £650 / week

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from £56 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Loggos holiday villa rental

Paxos / Loggos

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect villa for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of Paxos.” Villa Thea was exactly as described. A very well presented house with the most spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland. The villa owner was extremely hel  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £86 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.100s of resta  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Skelwith Bridge with shared pool

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect chalet and get away from busy lives!” The Chalet was perfect for what we wanted. Somewhere quiet and relaxing to get away, but not being too isolated that you couldn't walk to the nearest pub or town. The owner is very helpful and the chalet w  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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from £55 / night

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