Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26598)

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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22

Cabeceiras de Basto holiday cottage rental

Braga District / Cabeceiras de Basto

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
Charming manor house in the heart of Minho. The property is surrounded by vineyards, a watermill, the manor-house chapel, olive trees, fresh water fountains and the Levada, and old irrigation channel that you can follow until it enters the mountain.  …see more

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Vilamoura holiday apartment rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
1 bed sleeps up to 4 with sofa bed and travel cot, fully fitted modern kitchen, fully refurbished as well as a new bathroom and kitchen ground floor directly on to the pool and grass area.Super resort with supermarket and restaurant al in all a great place for a familyL  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

42

Holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Holiday” This Villa was exceptional, so suited to our group of young and old. It was so spacious and bright. The pool and hot tub were perfect. We were within walking distance of all amenities. A perfect setting.  …see more

from £160 / night

£750 - £4180 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cyclades / Naxos

5 10 6 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £424 / night

£2967 / week

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from £424 / night

26

San Rafael ski chalet to rent.

Province of Mendoza / San Rafael

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Private garden
We have a beautiful rustic styled thatched roof cabin set in a well maintained 6 acre wooded park. Ideal for families and couples alike, the park is a secure, private and a quiet area of Villa 25 de Mayo.The cabin is fully and comprehensively equipped with all the f  …see more

from £80 / night

£556 - £667 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Pisa / Pomarance

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £134 / night

£933 / week

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from £134 / night

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Villa accommodation in Aznalcazar with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Seville / Aznalcazar

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A beautiful space on the ledge of the Aljarafe in Aznalczar, to enjoy a quiet place with personality and unique.  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Central Algarve

Faro District / Albufeira

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Whether you're on family vacations or enjoying some days with your friends, Cisco White Apartment is the perfect place! Near Praia da Oura, in Albufeira, this apartment offers you all necessary commodities to make sure that your holidays are spent in the best possible w  …see more

from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Las Chapas holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Las Chapas

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Would recommend, fabulous holiday” Having visited Marbella on several occasions, this holiday by far was the best. Nothing was too much trouble when asking the owner the typical holiday requests when travelling with young children. He also arranged  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Callian

Var / Callian

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Our family home is situated in one of the loveliest areas of the South of France. It is no more than an hours drive from some of the Riviera's most well known towns such as, Monaco, Nice, Cannes and SaintTropez. This spacious Provençal house with pool, summer kitchen  …see more

from £243 / night

£1695 / week

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from £243 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Saint-Jean-d'Angely

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Jean-d'Angely

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Traditional Chaantaise Mansion equipped to the highest standards of luxury and comfort. This spacious house is perfect for families holidaying together, as it benefits from two large 'master' bedrooms. A heated pool in an acre of private gardens completes the  …see more

from £107 / night

£750 - £1950 / week

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from £107 / night

(1) Very Good 

115

Spoleto holiday home rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
BRAND NEW TO MARKET ! Unique organic pool, 5 x 4 mts, in which to experience "a complete body mask", the equivalent to a face mask but....... for your whole body ! Constant fresh, icy, spring water. Fantastic in the sizzling sun. Do NOT be put off by the colour of the  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 / week

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from £122 / night

(1) Very Good 

23

Farmhouse rental in Castelo Branco with swimming pool

Castelo Branco District / Castelo Branco

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Luxury farmhouse, in one of the most exquisite regions of Portugal with a wide variety of place to visit, with some of the most well known historic villages of the region and beautifull landscape. Ideal for families or group of friends to rest and enjoy the countryside.  …see more

from £73 / night

£445 - £3251 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

66

Lazio / Cerenova

2 4 3 nights min

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

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from £43 / night

£297 - £356 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Ligre

Indre-et-Loire / Ligre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Jardin d'Hiver, gte de charme la Porte de Bois prs de Chinon en TouraineNombreuses activits touristiques et sportives proximit  …see more

from £45 / night

£314 - £399 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Very Good 

21

North Carolina Mountains / Lake Lure

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £198 / night

£1190 - £2540 / week

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from £198 / night

15

Cottage rental in Villereal with shared pool

Villereal / Tourliac

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
In nature, quiet, 2 steps from the Périgord, country house 12 people, equipped with every comfort. 140 m2 + 40 m2 of terrace, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom ground floor + 1 shower floor. At 1km: shared swimming pool (12x6 m), playground, ponies mounted and harnessed, horses.  …see more

from £170 / night

£950 / week

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from £170 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fantastic private Villa with spacious accommodation comprising of - Large, open lounge and dining room with seperate 'reading' snug. 3 lovely Double Bedrooms with Terrace from the upper floor. Private garden, private swimming pool and off street parking. Electric awni  …see more

from £107 / night

£750 - £1750 / week

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from £107 / night

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Costa Dorada / Altafulla

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £81 / night

£382 - £467 / week

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from £81 / night

14

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Ponta do Pargo

Calheta / Ponta do Pargo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The perfect retreat for couples,small families or groups of friends. Guests in this beautiful overlooking ocean and mountains property will enjoy a cosy, modern with a rustic twist cottage, pool, barbecue, garden, playground and 360 outstanding views. Perfect sunsets.T  …see more

from £43 / night

£331 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Dalaman

Dalaman / Akkaya Valley

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ideal base for Hillwalking, Mountain biking or exploring the local towns and villages. This spacious apartment is very well furnished and fully airconditioned. Sleeps up to 6. Ground floor location gives easy access to the gardens, swimming pools, gym and sauna.  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Spacious modern Villa with sea views, 5 bedrooms, private large swimming pool 10 x 5 meters. All within walking distance. Fully equipped kitchen with all necessary. Spacious and bright dining area for 10 people. The living room has comfortable sofas and coffee tables, l  …see more

from £153 / night

£1068 - £1780 / week

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from £153 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Faro

Faro / Estoi

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Monte Bougainvillea is situated on a hillside at the edge of a small village, with spectacular vieuws of the rolling hills and the coast just about 20 minutes drive from Faro airport. It is a peaceful location with large tropical garden with palm trees, bougainvilleas..  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

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Province of Florence / Gambassi Terme

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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Costa de Almeria holiday apartment rental

Roquetas de Mar / Playa Serena

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment in a great location” We love this apartment, it's like home from home. This has been our 6th time staying here and will definitely be returning. The location, the huge terrace, shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance  …see more

from £33 / night

£225 - £510 / week

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from £33 / night

24

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Del Carmen

Lanzarote / Puerto Del Carmen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A lovely spacious and comfortable canarian style 2 bed apartment. Ideally located in the Los Pocillos area of PDC, on the main strip of Puerto Del Carmen. Very close to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants. 10 minutes from the airport. Wifi. UK and Irish tv channels.  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 - £606 / week

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from £61 / night

21

Scopello holiday villa accommodation

Castellammare del Golfo / Scopello

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely seaside villa with swimming pool is located in the lovely Scopello area , near the Faraglioni rocks. The property benefits from exclusive access to the sea by way of a short path.Wonderful for relaxing seaside vacation.  …see more

from £193 / night

£1345 - £2180 / week

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from £193 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Agios Stefanos

Mykonos / Agios Stefanos

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Crystal Light Villa with unobstructed view of the Aegean Sea is the perfect place for your dream vacation in Mykonos island, offering the ideal setting for relaxing vacations for families, friends or unforgettable honeymoons.  …see more

from £509 / night

£3560 / week

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from £509 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment accommodation in Pilar de la Horadada with swimming pool

Pilar de la Horadada / Mil Palmeras

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice pool lovely gardens quiet location” Would have liked a later check out time 10.00am to early.And English channels on the TV.The sofa bed was very uncomfortable.Other than that great very well equipped apartment.  …see more

from £23 / night

£165 - £280 / week

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from £23 / night

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Villa rental in Beja with swimming pool

Beringel / Beja

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A house in the Alentejo with pool in quiet location where you can relax and enjoying a huge garden.The villa is located in the village of S. Pedro de Solis, Mrtola. Close to cafe / restaurant where cook up typical Alentejo food.A house in the Alentejo with pool in quiet  …see more

from £97 / night

£678 / week

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from £97 / night

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Altea holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Altea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Situated in the exclusive Altea Hills gated resort, facing South, this typically Spanish villa is full of sun all day long.You will also enjoy the impressive views on the Altea-Benidorm Bay and the Mediterranean Sea right from you bed!The house features three bedrooms,  …see more

from £73 / night

£424 - £1424 / week

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Benissa Costa

6 13 4 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
Recently built villa situated at a few meters from the beach, for 12 people. The villa is between Calpe and Benissa Coast, urbanization La Fustera, privileged area next to the sea. The villa is at 200 m of a small sandy and rocky cove “cala pinets” exclusive and wit  …see more

from £115 / night

£801 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in La Torre Golf Resort with shared pool, golf nearby

La Torre Golf Resort / Polaris World, La Torre

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our apartment is a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment which boasts a private terrace and a private front garden which is ideal for families or dogs. We have enjoyed many family holidays with great golf outings at La Torre and we hope you will find the same enjoymentOur ap  …see more

from £43 / night

£238 / week

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from £43 / night

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Lot-et-Garonne / Monflanquin

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £162 / night

£1102 / week

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from £162 / night

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Lanzarote / Nazaret

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £97 / night

£678 - £1153 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Flamenca, Playa

Province of Alicante / Flamenca, Playa

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
2 bed, 2 bath + sofa bed. Air con throughout, wifi, satellite TV, DVD, CD stereo, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave. Shared pool. Short walk to bars, restaurants & beach. Short drive to golf courses and tennis courts. Large verandah with sun canopy. Roof terr  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Arcos de Valdevez

Viana do Castelo District / Arcos de Valdevez

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Surrounded by a magnificent landscape with a beautiful view to the Peneda Gerês National Park, with a serene and welcoming atmosphere, guests may enjoy unforgettable moments provided by this peaceful atmosphere at any time of the year.  …see more

from £318 / night

£2077 / week

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from £318 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canggu holiday villa rental

Bali / Canggu

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Recently refurbished & opened in July 2016, Villa Sukha Merah is a 2-ensuite bedroom villa set in a quiet, safe & secured complex in Canggu. This split-level house has a full kitchen, a semi-open living room & spacious rooftop terrace perfect for lounging, sunbathing &  …see more

from £75 / night

£493 - £646 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Majorca / Sant Llorenç des Cardassar

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £136 / night

£950 - £1335 / week

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from £136 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint Pompon

Dordogne / Saint Pompon

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Relaxing, modern accommodation at the heart of the Dordogne” We found this accommodation through Trip Advisor so were keen to share our thoughts with other travellers. The site is immaculate, well-maintained with lots of facilities (tennis, badminton,  …see more

from £68 / night

£488 / week

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from £68 / night