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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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(26) Excellent 

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Fuengirola holiday apartment rental

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“second stay” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. It is lovely - very comfortable and like a home from home. It is obvious that Babbs is 100% committed to ensuring that her guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay as nothing
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from £28 / night

£180 - £310 / week

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from £28 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Hambye

Hambye / Le Guislain

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£388 - £578 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cazaubon holiday home rental

Gers / Cazaubon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £242 / night

£1035 - £3018 / week

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from £242 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Cometa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa for a family holiday” We had a lovely holiday as a family of four with two small children. The villa had everything we needed and the owners were very helpful in providing the extras we needed for our baby. Moraira is not too built up,
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from £83 / night

£575 - £1295 / week

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from £83 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms
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from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £35 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Sainte-Anne

Grande-Terre Island / Sainte-Anne

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Can't find anything to fault” This is a lovely bungalow set within mango and starfruit trees. It is well equipped and the pool is within the grounds. The owners, Christine and Jean-Marc are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. When the a
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from £35 / night

£242 - £393 / week

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from £35 / 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
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from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Well, 1st of all what a wonderful place tattershall lakes is, so peaceful and we'll chilled out we were. The caravan home was to die for, absolutely spotless it was, and the owners Donna & Trevor are such a lovely couple. Even went out ther
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from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Sant Carles de Peralta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ms” Beautiful flat in a very special magical place - cannot wait to return! This was our first visit to Ibiza and feel so lucky to have stayed in such a lovely and welcoming flat. Amazing swimming pool with idyllic beaches a few minutes walk away.
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from £125 / night

£772 - £1337 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday villa in Leon

Landes / Leon

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £194 / night

£647 - £2630 / week

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from £194 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Costa Adeje

Adeje / Costa Adeje

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £450 / night

£2000 - £2500 / week

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from £450 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Callington holiday lodge rental

Callington / St Ann's Chapel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We stayed at dartmoor lodge in August for 1 week, shame it rained nearly every day but that did't spoil our week. The lodge was nice and cleen and spacious and coming back to the hot tub was very nice. The club itself had a nice
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from £100 / night

£673 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Bungalow rental in Gulval with shared pool

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £29 / night

£200 - £575 / week

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from £29 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £67 / night

£466 - £992 / week

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from £67 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Kalkan with shared pool

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Glorious Kalkan” This has to be our favourite destination due its location, stunning views and of course the very friendly staff. It's the kind of holiday which you can be very relaxed around the pool or also be a bit more adventurous with local trips
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from £45 / night

£315 - £725 / week

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from £45 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with swimming pool in Hout Bay

Cape Town / Hout Bay

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little piece of heaven” The cabin was spacious, beautifully furnished and with amazing views. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a break with friends. It was fantastic lounging at the private pool, savouring the afternoon sunshine, finishing off the
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £308 / night

£2156 - £3276 / week

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from £308 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Thorness Bay

Cowes / Thorness Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal location for family break” Well equipped and comfortable caravan, nice location with views of the solent. Central site location with good vehicle access. Close to shop, bar, pool, and entertainment. We were a group of five with a 90 and 87 year
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from £65 / night

£375 - £770 / week

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from £65 / 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 £173 / night

£1035 - £2414 / week

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from £173 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise!” When we first arrive we just stood there and gaped and couldn´t believe it! We love the house and the pool and the amazing view!
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from £158 / night

£1100 - £2895 / week

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from £158 / night

(13) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely gite in good location” Had a wonderful time in this beautifully clean and attractive gite located in the French countryside, but within easy reach of La Rochelle, Rochefort and local beaches. Our hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable ab
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from £44 / night

£280 - £750 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Radicondoli

Province of Siena / Radicondoli

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 79 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

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Ignaux ski home to rent.

Ax-les-Thermes / Ignaux

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £161 / night

£1123 / week

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from £161 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa letting

Rethymnon / Agia Triada Village

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £156 / night

£1087 - £1811 / week

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from £156 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Villefagnan

Charente / Villefagnan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic, rural French retreat with wonderful hosts.” This was a fantastic place to chill out with its beautiful swimming pool, atmospheric fire pit for evening star-gazing and gastronomic delights in the surrounding restaurants. The cycling was great
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from £70 / night

£430 - £620 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Collioure and Port Vendre are wonderful in June & July” Tom and Kristina's apartment offers all we require at a very reasonable price,and is within a few hundred yards of the beach and restaurants. We will return for our 5th visit soon.
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from £49 / night

£341 - £664 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Skouloufia holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Skouloufia

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£966 - £1539 / week

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from £147 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with swimming pool in Xativa

Province of Valencia / Xativa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxation all the way!” This is our third year staying at Casa Blanca, we find it so relaxing here.the villa is always spotless when we arrive, a credit to Mark and Tracy who look after it..And always give a warm welcome..The gardens of the villa are
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from £72 / night

£500 - £645 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Galan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £195 / night

£1360 / week

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from £195 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Malaucene ski guest house to rent.

Vaucluse / Malaucene

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £80 / night

£556 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Lavoute-Chilhac

Haute-Loire / Lavoute-Chilhac

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely welcoming house in excellent location” Beautiful, spacious and well equipped house in a tiny hamlet above Lavoute-Chilhac - great view. For the reasonably fit there is a fairly quick, but steep, walk down to town and an energetic hike back up t
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from £93 / night

£650 - £725 / week

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from £93 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Minori

Amalfi Coast / Minori

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £156 / night

£1035 - £1725 / week

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from £156 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Santa Maria Estate with swimming pool

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superb spacious villa” Lovely villa within walkable distance of sea and shops. We were a party of 11 and had hired cars and with supermarket about a mile away it was perfect. Karen, the owner, and her family couldn't have been more helpful as we were
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from £247 / night

£1725 - £3199 / week

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from £247 / night

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Holiday chateau in La Roche-Clermault

Chinon / La Roche-Clermault

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £190 / night

£1328 / week

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from £190 / night

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Home rental in Montes de Cima with shared pool

Faro District / Montes de Cima

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £26 / night

£173 - £302 / week

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from £26 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Anghiari holiday villa rental

Province of Arezzo / Anghiari

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“My family and I don't generally go back to places, but this was our second stay at Villa Seccarille and yes, it's a wow.” My family and my parents stayed at Villa Secarille ten years ago and we all finally managed to get back there in August '16. It
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from £358 / night

£2500 - £6000 / week

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from £358 / night

(12) 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
“An amazing Villa” This Villa is absolutely fantastic! The quality of the decor and furniture are top class, the kitchen has a high standard of equipment and utensils. The agents, Julie and Steve, were very helpful and only a phone call away. Excellen
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from £150 / night

£1050 - £1350 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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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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(9) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Fanjeaux

Aude / Fanjeaux

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great house, great location, great holiday!” We had a fabulous 2 weeks in this super house which was perfect for the 6 adults and 6 children. The house is well equipped, particularly the kitchen, and we spent several nights sitting outside around the
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from £250 / night

£1100 - £2750 / week

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