Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27073)

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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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Paphos District / Polis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best villa ive stayed in Cyprus, in the best area!” The villa was in excellent condition, very clean inside and out. Best thing is the area it's situated, on top of a hill overlooking the whole Polis bay. Had a fully furnished kitchen, and a barbeque  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £1051 / week

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from £75 / night

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Barbati holiday apartment rental

Corfu / Barbati

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£742 - £1294 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£157 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Condado de Alhama with shared pool, golf nearby

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely to have more space” We've previously stayed in an apartment at Condado, but it was well worth paying a little more for the extra space in the villa. JN095 is in a quiet area of the resort, it is beautifully decorated and has everything you nee  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(23) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in. It is also very convenie  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Curzon holiday b&b rental

Vendee / Curzon

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful time spent at Le Clos du Marais” We spent a glorious week at Le Clos du Marais. Gil welcomed us into his home and was the perfect host. He cooked for us on our first night and the food was amazing. A little bit of paradise tucked  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Guvercinlik

Bodrum / Guvercinlik

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great family holiday - relaxing for parents, fun for kids!!” Hi, we have had several holidays to Ruth's apartment at Regnum Bargylia, and love it so much that we keep going back! The apartment itself is small but perfectly adequate for a family, and  …see more

from £55 / night

£220 - £485 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in Polop with shared pool

Costa Blanca / Polop

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceeded Expectations!!!” Myself and my Partner stayed in Casa Flores for a week in June. The Villa was immaculate and very well equipped with beautiful views overlooking the mountains. It is located a short drive from La Nucia and about 10mins driv  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival! Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Guzelyurt

Nicosia District / Guzelyurt

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£225 - £496 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cabanas

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £48 / night

£255 - £755 / week

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from £48 / 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

from £27 / night

£189 - £504 / week

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from £27 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Domme

Dordogne / Domme

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great cottage, great garden and pool.” Very comfortable cottage right in the middle of historic Domme. Well equipped. Uk tv channels. Nice pool, small but adequate. Gorgeous figs from the tree in the garden ( Sept) Parking is on the road outside the  …see more

from £125 / night

£975 - £1485 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gibbes holiday apartment rental

Saint Peter Parish / Gibbes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £151 / night

£800 - £960 / week

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from £151 / 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
“Well enjoyed stay, accommodation clean, modern, wifi awesome! Home away from home.” The accommodation was very modern and we felt at home straight away. Good sized rooms all round, clean inside and outside, air-conditioned and the much loved WiFi. Res  …see more

from £64 / night

£444 - £975 / week

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from £64 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Kalkan holiday villa rental

Kalkan / Kalamar Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa and great people” We stayed a fortnight with 4 young kids (aged from 20 months to 9 years) and the villa has plenty of room for all with some spare. Initially, we had few teething problems with the electricity and wi-fi but speedy responsi  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £990 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Bagnone

Province of Massa Carrara / Bagnone

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £142 / night

£990 - £2140 / week

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from £142 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Chlomos

Corfu / Chlomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £169 / night

£1811 - £3880 / week

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from £169 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Josep de sa Talaia

San Josep de sa Talaia / Cala Codolar

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £1500 / night

£10000 - £22250 / week

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from £1500 / night

(6) Excellent 

50

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £164 / night

£1035 - £2587 / week

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from £164 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale Beach

Albufeira / Gale Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa, beautiful location, fantastic service” From the moment I sent my first enquiry to Elsa, she was on the ball. Very professional from start to finish, friendly and couldn't do enough. Elsa and her husband do a fantastic job. Villa Cora  …see more

from £432 / night

£1466 - £3725 / week

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from £432 / night

(2) Excellent 

6

Savoie / Aigueblanche

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£302 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pachia Ammos

Lasithi Prefecture / Pachia Ammos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“It's too good to miss!” We have been holidaying at this delightful villa for very many years - 8 years ago we got married in Crete and spent our honeymoon at the villa. Yiannis at the nearby tavern did us proud with a magnificent wedding breakfast fo  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

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Alcaldi holiday villa rental

Benissa / Alcaldi

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £83 / night

£580 - £2408 / week

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from £83 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Alcantarilha

Faro District / Alcantarilha

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great pleasure” We were 4 adults and 2 children of 7 and 9 years old. The villa is beautifull and very confortable for six persons. The piscin and the garden were very pleasant. You have all the commodity. You need a car to visit the area. The beachs  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1200 / week

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from £108 / night

23

Villa rental in Ribeira Grande with swimming pool

Santo Antao / Ribeira Grande

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £49 / night

£300 / week

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from £49 / night

(17) Excellent 

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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

from £55 / night

£350 - £910 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Very Good 

21

Holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Dorset house” Lovely, big and well equipped house, swimming pool and games room a huge hit with the kids and adults!! Surprised with a welcome pack, the biscuits went down well! Only issue was the lighting in the swimming pool and kitchen at ni  …see more

from £382 / night

£1639 - £3300 / week

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from £382 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Banus with swimming pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay at Puerto banus” We had a great week at the villa, it's very well oppointed,spacious and clean. The pool was big enough for a cool off and the sun terraces had plenty of room and seating for 10. The location was perfect! 7 minute walk to  …see more

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Benissa

Costa Blanca / Benissa

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£194 - £518 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Almyrida with swimming pool

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The villa for a perfect holiday” The villa had everything we needed and more. It was great to come back to the villa and cool down in the pool after a day at the beach. Having all the beach towels at our disposal was fantastic. The villa is only a cou  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oria

Oria / Sierra de Estancias

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, truly tranquil, great hosts , well worth a visit!” I have visited Casa Barranco on a number of occasions because my partner and I enjoy the tranquility of the location, it is peaceful and has beautiful surroundings. Casa Barranco  …see more

from £21 / night

£150 - £275 / week

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from £21 / night

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Holiday villa in Alcaldi

Benissa / Alcaldi

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £98 / night

£682 - £2233 / week

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from £98 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Catral

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool

from £36 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £36 / night

(13) 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  …see more

from £93 / night

£647 - £2414 / week

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from £93 / 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

from £432 / night

£2587 - £3742 / week

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from £432 / night

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