Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26678)

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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(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bosa

Bosa / Porto Alabe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
A standalone spacious villa on a peninsula with stunning 280 degree views of sea and sunset. It has free broadband WI-FI & AC with pool and other outdoor and indoor entertainment. Perfectly positioned rurally within 15 min access to main town, villages and beaches&l  …see more

from £175 / night

£800 - £2000 / week

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from £175 / night

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Estepona / Bermuda Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £80 / night

£559 - £1744 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Puntarenas / Parrita

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £44 / night

£264 / week

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from £44 / 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 £204 / night

£1426 / week

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from £204 / night

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Var / Bras

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £79 / night

£527 / week

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from £79 / night

21

Orient Bay holiday villa rental

Saint-Martin / Orient Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Belfiore is a comfortable and cozy 3 bedroom 3 bath family vacation home, located in walking distance from famous Orient Beach. Guests and regulars appreciate the convenient location of the villa. Villa Belfiore offers a large private pool and a Jacuzzi, all surro  …see more

from £314 / night

£2193 - £3422 / week

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from £314 / night

(5) Very Good 

5

Var / Pignans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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(1) Excellent 

10

Gite accommodation in La Chatre with shared pool

Indre / La Chatre

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The gite is located near Montgivray in rural France in the Indre, close to the market town of La Châtre. The accommodation has been created from part of the owners barn. It has been totally renovated whilst retaining all of its original features.Situated 5  …see more

from £60 / night

£340 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Barcelona

Province of Barcelona / Barcelona

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
FREE PRIVATE PARKING IN THE SAME BUILDING (Sizes: 470x210 max)FREE WIFI 3 BEDROOMS & 2 BATHROOMS ELEVATORAIR CONDITIONINGCENTRAL HEATING IN ALL ROOMSNATURAL GAS SYSTEM (hot water works ????continuously which means that you will never run out  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 / week

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from £71 / night

12

Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
You will love our spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home located in the popular community of Sandy Ridge in Davenport. The home sleeps up to 10 guests with 2 Master bedrooms with en-suites (one King Size and One Queen), a bunk bedroom that sleeps 4, and one twin be  …see more

from £60 / night

£525 / week

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from £60 / night

24

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Protaras

Protaras / Pernera

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a truly luxurious apartment. Brand new, very modern, amazing place to spend your summer holidays. Located 100 meters from the beach at the famous Polyxenia beach resort, this Apartment is truly as nice as it looks. You are guaranteed a fabulous holiday here.  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 - £983 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Yalikavak

Bodrum / Yalikavak

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Sea House Garden Residence is a stunning garden floor apartment in Yalikavak/Gundogan from where you can enjoy the stunning views. The location, the architecture, the incredible sea views, the lovely breeze and the very contemporary styled interiors...  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Saint-Laurent-de-Terregatte holiday gite rental

Manche / Saint-Laurent-de-Terregatte

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Within 15 minutes of both Mont St Michel and the American Cemetery at St James, Gite La Besnerais is a clean, comfortable, well equipped and well appointed Gite in the heart of Basse Normandy. We have renovated the oldest part of our property and created cozy and inviti  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Holiday villa rental

Chiclana de la Frontera / Rana Verde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent facilities and location” A very self sufficient villa with all essential commodities. A quiet location but very close to the beach and the town using a car. Fully air conditioned which was essential  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool, golf nearby in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything was lovely,chalet,view would def stay again kids loved it” High standard chalet/bungalow everything we needed plenty of room for the 5 of us. View was beautiful lovely Coast walk. Pool was clean and tidy as was bar but due to feb stay ver  …see more

from £50 / night

£360 - £725 / week

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from £50 / night

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Yalikavak holiday villa rental

Bodrum / Yalikavak

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Olive Villa provides its guests with wonderful views of the surrounding Yalikavak hillside. The Villa is superbly located a maximum of 10 minutes drive from the centre putting you within easy walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shops...  …see more

from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

24

Holiday villa in Barban

Istria / Barban

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Private swimming pool and Finnish sauna are just some of many luxurious amenities you can find at Villa Terca. Kitchen, sauna, double bedroom, bathroom, dining area and living room are situated on the ground floor with a lovely view on the pool.  …see more

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Vauclin

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £128 / night

£965 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Nueva Andalucia Golf Valley

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Frontline golf. Luxury. Near Puerto Banus. Near Marbella. Gated secure community. Private. Ideal for golfers and families. Two swimming pools. Barbecue. Roof terrace. Great Views. Modern kitchen. Washing machine, In the Golf valley.<br />This is the perfect place  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 / week

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from £145 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Xewkija

Island of Gozo / Xewkija

5 12 6 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Sleep 10/12. 5 bedroom with en-suite and private pool. Air-conditioning available. Satellite TV.. Close to amenities and 10 mins drive to any beach like Ramla, Xlendi.. 5 min drive to capital city  …see more

from £150 / night

£1044 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Las Terrazas de la Torre

Murcia / Las Terrazas de la Torre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Superb 2 bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 4, situated on Polaris World, Terrazas de la Torre Golf Resort. The apartment comes with FREE WIFI and has stunning views over the golf course, swimming pool and mountains beyond.  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £200 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Saint-Pierre

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Pierre

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Exceptional property, magnificent mountain and sea view, Park of 2300 m2, swimming pool, comfort, private and closed parking finally everything for a relaxing more pleasant for our currency, the pleasure to see you back on a next trip was soon...  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Villa rental in Davenport with golf nearby

Central Florida / Davenport

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A luxury villa for 8 persons in the exclusive Park Watersong Resort (Gated Community) with heated pool and Spa, covered terrace with unobstructed views of a lake. The Clubhouse is located opposite us. The house is very tastefully decorated with furniture and decoration  …see more

from £128 / night

£894 - £1058 / week

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from £128 / night

10

Basse-Terre Island / Bouillante

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £88 / night

£571 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Busot with swimming pool

Busot / Bonalba Alta

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Fabulous villa perfect for 2 families built on 2 levels. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms kitchen/utility, lounge and terrace with fantastic mountain views.Downstairs has 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area.<br />Lovely enclosed mature  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 / week

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from £258 / night

(65) Excellent 

20

Log cabin rental in Warmwell with shared pool

Weymouth / Warmwell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect, just what we wanted for our weekend break” Just returned from our weekend break and we were really pleased with the size of the lodge, it was perfect as we had family visiting us most of the weekend and the lounge area, especially, was very s  …see more

from £68 / night

£439 - £1195 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

15

Apartment rental in Costa Adeje Playas De Fanabe with shared pool

Tenerife / Costa Adeje Playas De Fanabe

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Tranquil . luxury apartment within easy reach of all facilities, Stunning sunsets from the balconies. English TV and Wi Fi.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

13

Holiday villa rental

Protaras / Cape Greko

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury sea view four bedroom villa in Protaras<br />Baby cots, camp beds, wheel chairs and many more items available upon request.  …see more

from £264 / night

£1843 / week

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from £264 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Peyia

Peyia / Peyia Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breath taking” We had a wonderful stay here in this amazing apartment. Views are breath taking and so is it when the sun sets. Friendly residents on hand if we needed anything. Modern spacious and would recommend this appartment to anyone. We visit Cy  …see more

from £56 / night

£395 - £575 / week

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from £56 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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(18) Excellent 

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Gordon's Bay holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
4 Star Highcliffe House offers three luxurious, spacious, fully furnished & serviced self-catering suites situated in the coastal village of Gordon's Bay & central to all of the attractions of the Western Cape. Ideal for golfers, wine lovers, sun seekers &a  …see more

from £160 / night

£1000 / week

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from £160 / night

28

Serrato holiday gite rental

Costa del Sol / Serrato

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Preciosa casa rural con zona de porche, jardín y piscina privados. Es una casa nueva situada a 20 Km de Ronda, ciudad muy turística y monumental. Está muy bien situada para visitar los pueblos blancos de Cadiz y la zona de la Serranía de Rond  …see more

from £193 / night

£658 / week

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from £193 / night

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Pantelleria / Scauri

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £126 / night

£878 / week

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from £126 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £226 / night

£1579 - £3071 / week

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from £226 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Cefalu with shared pool

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
Comfortable and full equipped apartment in a characteristic summer villa in the Madonie National Park, with a large garden and nice pool. From the private terrace a superb panorama enjoying the breeze of the mountains3 bedrooms, livingroom, kitchen 1,5 bathroom.  …see more

from £53 / night

£351 / week

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from £53 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sanlucar de Barrameda

Province of Cadiz / Sanlucar de Barrameda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Villa” We had a really great holiday in a Fantastic Villa, fabulous pool set in a beautiful Region of Spain. The Villa has all the amenities you could possibly want including Wifi and English television. A real home from home. You could not  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1550 / week

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from £120 / night

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Apartment rental in Valor with shared pool

Province of Granada / Valor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Rustic Apartment in the Historic Village of Valor with Private Terrace and Stunning Views. Rural location yet close to swimming pool, bars, restaurants and shops.  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Pienza holiday villa rental

Province of Siena / Pienza

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The CIPRESSINI - Pienza - Val d'Orcia - house with swimming pool, with 5 bedrooms 6 bathrooms, sleeps 10, 500 meters from Pienza, the walk into town in 15 minutes. VRBO: 445398ha other information and customer reviews.  …see more

from £427 / night

£2983 - £5965 / week

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from £427 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Vidauban

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Vidauban

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dogs welcome, pet friendly ,charming home from home, large garden/ park,private pool, rural location , spacious accommodation , all inclusive, direct country access to vineyards, wine tasting , village nearby,St. Tropez close by, great Country markets, paint and art c  …see more

from £229 / night

£1597 / week

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from £229 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Porto Covo holiday home rental

Setubal District / Porto Covo

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Quiet, secluded, lovely location with space and views” Location is great and main house lovely. As the ad says, the annex is basic. Has outdoor cooking and eating area, in best Portuguese tradition. Main house terrace is lovely and gives great su  …see more

from £93 / night

£645 / week

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from £93 / night