Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26652)

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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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1099 / week

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from £75 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great stay beautiful accommodation” Highly recommend great friendly service welcome pack on arrival including beer, wine and chocolates very personal touches, will be staying again  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ciudad Quesada with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing Break - Great Villa” Arrived to receive a lovely welcome Easter card & details of local supermarket/opening times, voucher book, local papers. The villa was clean & spacious. Plenty big enough for a family 5-6; we didn't use the shared pool  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £300 / week

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from £25 / night

(8) Excellent 

25

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

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Gale

Albufeira / Gale

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Large detached villa with private heated pool 300m from beach and near all amenities, ideal for families.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £200 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful house in a beautiful area” We have just got back from a week's stay in this beautiful house and there really is nothing I can add to comments already made by previous reviewers, except they are all true.. Tracy has designed a really beauti  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2640 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Holiday home with swimming pool in Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Indre / Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wonderful rural cottage in the Berrichonne style comprising of fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave and large fridge freezer plus a utility area with washing machine and ironing facilities. Dining room with dining table for 6. Large lounge with leather sofa  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £475 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Excellent 

115

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Fiscardo

Cephalonia / Fiscardo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous house, with stoning views over the sea. Absolute top” We had a two weeks family holiday with our adult children and their partners. Arriving at the Villa Fantasia is a breathtaking experience. The house is even more beautiful than pictures on  …see more

from £159 / night

£1103 - £2228 / week

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from £159 / night

(7) Excellent 

17

Carnforth holiday log cabin let

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Refurbished to a very high standard A large modern lodge in an elevated position gives exceptional views the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme, chill out in the spacious lounge,or get fit at the Spa,& Gy  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful - cabin excellent, and location of park very good!” This cabin is a real home from home, with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very cosy with the fire lit on a cool evening, and when the weather is good, eating on the balcon  …see more

from £65 / night

£343 - £729 / week

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from £65 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

12 25 7 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A dream come true” We had the most wonderful experience at Les Grands Chenes. We held a very small wedding with family and friends (hailing from Australia, USA, and Denmark). Our wedding was a dream thanks to the beauty and charm of the villa and be  …see more

from £414 / night

£2898 - £5385 / week

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from £414 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa de las Americas

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Cracking villa that was perfect for our stay in Tenerife.” As a group of eager anglers, we had booked villa Alexandra as it was central to the marina, bars, restaurants & the water parks. We needed somewhere spacious enough for 7 grown men. When we a  …see more

from £154 / night

£1130 - £1950 / week

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from £154 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
Stunning new apartments 4 minutes walk to the fabulous settlers beach.There are numerous bars/restaurants within walking distance for a variety of budgets. There are restaurants specialising in Italian, Indian or Thai as well as traditional Bajan food.<br />Holeto  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £805 / week

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from £82 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Anse Jonchee

Grand Port District / Anse Jonchee

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
A budget Self-Catering Studio - to let in the Mauritian country-side, nestling within a tropical garden, with swimming pool, and situated in a secluded "Lion Mountain" location, yet close to the sea-shore. Studio Mason is part of a small privately owned/mana  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

26

Holiday barn rental

Lanouaille / Angoisse

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“fantastic barn conversion, wonderful place to chill out and relax” the barn is well equipped and extremley spacious, lovelely comfy sofas and a well equiped kitchen, satellite tv and internet. Steve and sue have kept the character of the barn but m  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £735 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden. Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay  …see more

from £130 / night

£1889 - £2657 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Iznajar holiday villa rental

Iznajar / La Cruz de Algaida

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little corner of heaven in Southern Spain” This house is absolutely beautiful in every way. It is in a quiet, rural location with spectacular surroundings and amazing views (particularly from the top terrace). It is designed and finished to a really  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £65 / night

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Bolnuevo holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Bolnuevo

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
To the front of the south facing villa you will find your own private pool ,with outside shower and nonslip tiled patio area for your alfresco meals and private sun bathing .If the sun is too hot for you, just go up a few steps to the large covered sun terrace overlook  …see more

from £43 / night

£236 - £385 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends. We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area. The drive to the villa  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1197 / week

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from £86 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Montesinos

Los Montesinos / Entre-Naranjos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent value” We had a great stay here. This place is very well looked after. Very clean and looked exactly like the pictures on display. Great value. Very nice local restaurants.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Lakeview outstanding position on the lakeside with a private boat deck views from the lounge dining area decking.New carpets and leather corner sofa +two seater reclining sofa . New curtains TV Free Wifi A large decking area to the LAKE with outdoor seating table &  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1025 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

78

Roja Montana holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Roja Montana

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect location, superb villa” the villa has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Just a short walk away is a beautiful beach and some great bars and restaurants. waterpark is also nearby where we spent our last day relaxing whilst the kids  …see more

from £60 / night

£585 - £1240 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Porto de Mos with swimming pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
beach, sea, ocean, golf, water sports, Portugal, Algarve, vacation, praia, vista mar, oceano, golf, desportos aquaticos, Portugal, Algarve, férias  …see more

from £26 / night

£171 - £513 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in La Caleta

Adeje / La Caleta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again. Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1400 / week

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from £175 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Puicheric holiday gite accommodation

Aude / Puicheric

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lose yourself in this rich heartland of all that makes France irresistible.” An excellent situation from which to explore the many experiences available, both at the coast, in the towns and villages around glorious Carcassonne and, of course, along th  …see more

from £77 / night

£334 - £471 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ban Tai holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the  …see more

from £135 / night

£925 - £1150 / week

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from £135 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Reighton

North Yorkshire / Reighton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Superb modern caravan, equipped to a very high standard, a true home from home. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, enjoy stunning sea views over Filey Bay from your own private balcony, just 10 minutes walk from one of the east coasts most beautiful beaches.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ko Kho Khao holiday home rental

Phang Nga Province / Ko Kho Khao

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise on earth!” This place is magical! Never have I felt more relaxed and at peace than here. This place is great for any kind of travel group, family, friends, couples, etc... You can litteraly do anything you want here no matter how old or young  …see more

from £31 / night

£186 - £856 / week

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from £31 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Fuengirola Marina

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent Apartment” This is a lovely apartment with brilliant views overlloking the sea. The owner Antonia met us with her grandson who speaks perfect English. She very kindly left us some wine and drinks in the fridge which was much appreciated. We  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £428 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Landudec

Landudec / Keridreuff

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE USE OF FISHING LAKE, BOATING LAKE, WATER SLIDES, SWIMMING POOLS, MINI GOLF, ALL GAMES IN THE PARK AND MUCH MUCH MORE....ITS FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! 20% DISCOUNT ON BRITTANY FERRY CROSSINGS UK FREEVIEW TV. Come on holiday to one of Brittany's best kept secret  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £590 / week

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from £35 / night

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Moraleda de Zafayona holiday villa rental

Province of Granada / Moraleda de Zafayona

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • 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.<br /&  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Almyrida holiday villa rental

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Privileged to be in one of the most sought after locations of this beautiful area, Almyrida View Villa enjoys both privacy and panoramic views whilst being within walking distance of the shops, and excellent tavernas around the pretty cove-like sandy beach in Almyrida.  …see more

from £199 / night

£1389 / week

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from £199 / night

(444) Excellent 

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Francavilla d'Ete holiday apartment rental

Province of Fermo / Francavilla d'Ete

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Find out why in 2016 52% of our guests had stayed with us before!  …see more

from £100 / night

£701 - £872 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dondra

Southern Province / Dondra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceeded our expectations” The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the che  …see more

from £175 / night

£7000 / week

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from £175 / 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

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well presented apartment in a lovely resort.” The apartment has 2 large bedrooms, a lovely big lounge and a balcony that you can just about see the see from! There are lots of pools to choose from and we would wander down at 10 or 11am and h  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £700 / week

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from £35 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo holiday home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms  …see more

from £166 / night

£1162 / week

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from £166 / night