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Rural retreats (27005)

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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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Domme

Dordogne / Domme

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The best ever.” After 40 years of holidaying in various regions of France, we decided 6 years ago that the Sarlat/Domme area was our favourite. This year we stayed at Les tournesols, and were absolutely delighted. The gite had everything we wanted, do
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from £76 / night

£527 - £1766 / week

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from £76 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable and spacious” We stayed for a week in Villa ELL, only returning a couple of days ago. The villa is beautiful and contains everything needed for a comfortable stay. It was spotlessly clean. We all enjoyed the pool, mini golf and played pool
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from £150 / night

£1050 - £1350 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £231 / night

£1770 / week

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from £231 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Gaiole in Chianti

Province of Siena / Gaiole in Chianti

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable home away from home” Casacorvo Minore is a very comfortable apartment well located in the heart of Chianti. It has great views from its veranda which fostered perfect starts for each day as we had breakfast sitting in the morning sun.
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from £100 / night

£560 - £760 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Mirambeau

Charente-Maritime / Mirambeau

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in quiet location, with access to many different areas” The house definitely has the WOW factor. For a large number of people its perfect in its layout. We stayed with extended family so there were three families in this house altoge
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from £304 / night

£2124 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Could stay another week.” The location of the cottage was perfect. The views were wonderful, I loved the view from the swing in the olive grove. The pool was great. The cottage was as described. 30 mins walk into Skopelos, 45 mins back (uphill in heat
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1895 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth
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from £86 / night

£600 - £1610 / week

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from £86 / night

(3) Very Good 

22

Cala'n Porter holiday apartment rental

Minorca / Cala'n Porter

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” Nice apartment with excellent private outside terrace and furniture. Lots of hot water! The towels provided could have been bigger but not a problem. As it was very cold at night they came by the next day with some blankets for us. W
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from £36 / night

£246 / week

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avg. 1 hour 38 minutes

from £36 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect view” Very nice Location on the top of a small hill. Very friendly and responsive Family. Fantastic house for two families. We were 4 adults and 4 children. We only used 4 of the 5 bedrooms. Many different outside Areas suitable for all tim
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from £176 / night

£1053 - £2457 / week

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from £176 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

9 18 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £620 / night

£5487 - £9735 / week

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from £620 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £131 / night

£911 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for a large family” We enjoyed a week at this lovely villa which is located close to supermarkets and restaurants all within walking distance and an easy short walk to the beach. The villa was very clean on arrival and we met both the o
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from £220 / night

£1537 - £3894 / week

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from £220 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment rental

Paphos District / Chlorakas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect , :) The location is ok .” For my opinien it is Perfect place. , :) The location is ok , This is a great family-friendly apsrtment great taras..
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from £18 / night

£120 - £170 / week

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(23) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with shared pool in Toftrees

Fakenham / Toftrees

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Happy holiday” Very good location with good indoor pool and games room Good family accommodation with lots of books and games for the children. Our two dogs had a great time too. Thank you so much.
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from £130 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Finestrat holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Finestrat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best” This location is magnificent! To us this is holiday heaven: being surrounded by overwhelming nature and mountain views, just the sound of the birds and frogs: the tranquility and feeling of being alone in nature is great. But still all the facil
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from £65 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Iznajar

Iznajar / Alarconas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice hideaway - relaxation guaranteed” Hosted by the lovely couple who make you feel just like at home, La Loma is definitely worth visiting. We spent two weeks in the bigger casita cooking, eating, reading, sunbathing and just chilling. The view
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from £71 / night

£420 - £640 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £71 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Pine Walk Area

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect week in Pollenca!!” The location is brilliant, so central for beach, restaurants, supermarkets! Apartment has all you could want for a comfortable holiday and more. Spent a lot of time relaxing on the large sunny terrace enjoying the view ov
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from £75 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Gleneagles

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“November stay” We enjoyed our stay. The lodge was spacious, well equipped and clean, easily accommodating 4 adults and 2 children. Only area of improvement would be the kitchen cupboard doors which are worn and the DVD player skipped a bit. The
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from £135 / night

£650 - £1495 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Corton with golf nearby

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“lovely quiet friendly site” Lovely chalet on very nice quiet site. Not all ammenities on site were available as undergoing refurbishment, but will be lovely when finished. Plenty of places to visit nearby . Would definately go back.
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from £45 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous caring hosts, very comfy apartment with beautiful views, parking and pool” Very caring and helpful hosts, Paul and Chrissie. I was met at the train station and taken back when I left, great start to my holiday and helpful on my return trip. N
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from £45 / night

£310 - £793 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Wilderness holiday home rental

Western Cape / Wilderness

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing!!!” Beautiful villa finished to a very high spec. In an excellent location with amazing views & a private walkway to the beach. The only negative thing was that we were not shown how to work the hot water heater for the upstairs (we did as
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from £171 / night

£1195 - £2795 / week

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avg. 3 hours 24 minutes

from £171 / night

(17) 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
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from £29 / night

£203 - £500 / week

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(1) Excellent 

22

Chamrousse ski chalet to rent.

Isere / Chamrousse

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£439 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £71 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Lascazeres with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lascazeres

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Holiday heaven!” This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults and 6 children it was never crowd
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from £129 / night

£900 - £2500 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Boquer

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £317 / night

£2213 - £5310 / week

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from £317 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Stoupa

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £98 / night

£576 - £841 / week

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cehegin

Murcia / Cehegin

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £18 / night

£155 - £248 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Kilkhampton

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” Really lovely bungalow. Brilliant for our 2 dogs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nice site. Visited the pub on site for food and drinks. Food lovely.
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from £29 / night

£200 - £550 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ravdouca

Chania Prefecture / Ravdouca

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £310 / night

£2169 - £4647 / week

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from £310 / night

(33) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Cottage rental in Cotleigh

Devon / Cotleigh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Lovely Annex” Just the right size for the 2 of us Nicely placed for walking and the south coast We had lovely weather and - whilst not warm - the pool was a great addition - ideal in the late afternoon sun Julia and David are lovely hosts - v
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from £55 / night

£375 - £560 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Auriac

Correze / Auriac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£257 - £363 / week

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from £36 / night

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Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£245 - £545 / week

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from £35 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Coulaures

Dordogne / Coulaures

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • 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
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from £130 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Kea holiday villa rental

Cyclades / Kea

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £443 / night

£3098 / week

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Cotignac

Var / Cotignac

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £142 / night

£1151 / week

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from £142 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” We have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at Casa Sandra. Almadena is lovely and peaceful with enough local amenities to get by, and a great selection of towns, beaches and supermarkets all within 20 minute drive. The villa is lovel
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from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Grealou

Lot / Grealou

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect accommodation and perfect host” The gite was beautiful, tastefully decorated with loads of characterful beams everywhere.It was also really comfortable, newly furbished and every detail thought of such as colour co-ordinated towels, dish clot
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from £102 / night

£708 - £2921 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Boynton Beach holiday villa rental

Florida / Boynton Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £159 / night

£794 - £1191 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Kas with swimming pool

Antalya Province / Kas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful stay in idyllic location” We spent a wonderful week in this outstanding two storey villa which is located in a elevated peninsula setting, overlooking the spectacular Aegean. The villa is well maintained and appointed with lush gardens and
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from £89 / night

£620 - £797 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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