Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26655)

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 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

(6) Excellent 

42

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Parque del Rey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Stayed here a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Now the villa has been renovated and is even better. The pool area is brilliant, very private and sheltered. A reasonable distance to walk into town for a meal at night, work up an appetite a  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

57

Holiday chalet with swimming pool, tennis court in Gondomar

Gondomar / Melres

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B  …see more

from £132 / night

£903 - £1145 / week

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from £132 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

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

£170 - £509 / week

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from £26 / night

(41) Excellent 

35

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
“perfect family destination” As numerous other reviews stated a lovely villa and location with owners who go out their way to assist. Couldn't fault anything and look forward to returning.  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2640 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

33

Holiday villa in Playa de las Americas

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great host, arrived 7 hours late due to flight delay and they were still on hand to greet us.” Children loved the pool and appartment was excellent and very well possitioned for shops and resturants. Fantastic week in the sun and very relaxing. A litt  …see more

from £221 / night

£1356 - £2755 / week

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from £221 / night

(5) Excellent 

28

Casares holiday villa rental

Casares / Bahia de Casares

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach located Andalucian -styled beach villa with sea and mountain views.Located close to shops, bars cafes and restaurants. 75Km from Malaga airport and just 25 KM from Gibraltar.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pedreguer

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect family villa” Casa Colina really needs to be experienced as the photos and description of the home really just skim the surface, it's a real testament to the owners. The outside area is fitted with artificial grass and the tiles are non slip s  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

26

Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Panormos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Close to Bali, Olive Grove Villa is a perfect place for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. It will comfortably accommodate two or a family of five and is equipped with all you need for an enjoyable stay.Bali has five lovely, gently sloping sandy beach  …see more

from £60 / night

£416 - £534 / week

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from £60 / night

24

Apartment rental in Pyla with shared pool

Larnaka City / Pyla

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Cot, high-chair, some beach toys Communal swimming pool with sun-loungers/umbrellas Tennis court on-site - rackets/balls provided Diving, quad-bike and bicycle hire available nearbyCoastal excursions by boatWind surfing and beach games <br />Pyla is very quiet.Th  …see more

from £28 / night

£196 - £245 / week

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from £28 / night

28

Province of Pescara / Montebello di Bertona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £61 / night

£422 - £671 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival! Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £90 / night

16

Holiday villa in Granadilla de Abona

Tenerife / Granadilla de Abona

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
We offer you this beautiful large detached 4 bedroom villa with private heated pool, games room with a fulla size pool table and table tennis, gardens, sea/mountain views and complimentary WIFI. This villa is situated in the sleepy area of El Salto, near El Medano. The  …see more

from £148 / night

£1030 - £1380 / week

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from £148 / night

(20) Excellent 

16

Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

32

Holiday villa in Saint-Martin-de-Londres

Herault / Saint-Martin-de-Londres

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
THIS PEACEFUL, SECLUDED AND VERY LARGE VILLA SITS WITHIN A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, AT THE TOP OF A HILL WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE NEARBY PIC ST LOUP AND UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE HORIZON. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM 6 BEDROOMS, ITS OWN PRIVATE PARK AND A LARGE HEATED SWIMMING  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 - £3850 / week

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from £300 / night

19

Studio rental in Cap-d'Agde with shared pool

Agde / Cap-d'Agde

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Ref: 'PHARH209' A Studio + bunkbed apartment , sleeps 4, with terrace and stunning views of Port. Centrally situated in a secure Residence with lovely pools & gardens. Walking distance to all local bars,restaurants and beaches. A perfect holiday getaway  …see more

from £39 / night

£255 - £395 / week

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from £39 / 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 £157 / night

£1094 - £2209 / week

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from £157 / night

(32) Excellent 

29

Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(29) Very Good 

21

Hunmanby Gap holiday apartment let

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mr Andy Carter” Stayed at 16 the parade for the weekend,it was perfect for what we wanted nice and clean and in a perfect position for the beach, we will be back!  …see more

from £38 / night

£215 - £505 / week

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from £38 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Carcassonne

Aude / Carcassonne

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful getaway home from home!” We had a thoroughly wonderful time at La Mariete and Rose and Terry are the perfect hosts. They made us feel welcome right from the start and the tour of the gite and extra bits of information and advice was much  …see more

from £47 / night

£330 - £470 / week

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from £47 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calpe

Calpe / Calpe Port

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful Apartment” We had the most wonderful relaxing time at this apartment, the marina always had something to keep your attention while relaxing on the balcony. The apartment is in a great location near to beaches, supermarket and bus stops, P  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £675 / week

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from £50 / night

(41) Excellent 

23

Rana Verde holiday villa rental

Chiclana de la Frontera / Rana Verde

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect house for an extended family holiday” This property is ideal for a large family. It has wonderful outdoor living which meant we spent very little time indoors. The pool is great and the garden pretty and very well maintained. The beautiful L  …see more

from £170 / night

£763 - £1865 / week

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from £170 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Stunning accommodation in a fabulous location” Amazing apartment with everything you could need for a reaching haven after a busy day of sight seeing. The views are like paintings and the gardens are beautiful. Mary- Ann is a fabulous host, we had an  …see more

from £192 / night

£1040 - £1520 / week

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from £192 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
The Ancient Dwelling is a 2015, beautiful, well equipped barn conversion set in idyllic countryside. We are close to a small town with a bakers, butchers, bars and a bistro. Also, about 500 metres from a lake where you can fish, swim or boat. You have a private garden,  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Very Good 

16

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Las Coloradas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very good” We visited with our 26 year old daughter but the villa would also be very suitable for a younger family. The villa was very good. The owner was very helpful and recommended excellentrom home restaurants and also car hire. On arrival we  …see more

from £80 / night

£495 - £645 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Share the magic . . .! Superb isolated villa, sleeps 6 – 8. Breathtaking scenic surroundings, 180° sea view, dolphin spotting. Eclectic stylish furnishings, big picture windows. Bedrooms with a.c., private balconies.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £2907 / week

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from £145 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa letting

Costa Teguise / Central Costa Teguise

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
This ocean front villa with private heated pool and fantastic views is fully equipped with sat T.V, full wifi throughout the villa. The villa also has air conditioning and heating. The villa pool and garden are walled on both sides for privacy. Pool heating included.&  …see more

from £195 / night

£1360 - £2380 / week

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from £195 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Banus with swimming pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay at Puerto banus” We had a great week at the villa, it's very well oppointed,spacious and clean. The pool was big enough for a cool off and the sun terraces had plenty of room and seating for 10. The location was perfect! 7 minute walk to  …see more

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Pissouri / Pine Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa Petra” A beautiful villa with a great deal to recommend it, particularly the pool area! We had a great holiday there and intend to return. Ken was extremely helpful and responsive, making the whole booking process very easy.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful, relaxing, perfect holiday villa and location.” When we fist pulled up at the Villa we were so delighted it was everything we had hoped for and more from the moment we stepped out of the car we wished we had of booked for longer! The villa is  …see more

from £97 / night

£678 - £1314 / week

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from £97 / 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  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £725 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Eure / Foulbec

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £89 / night

£551 - £1145 / week

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from £89 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

Noyant holiday cottage rental

Maine et Loire / Noyant

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely peaceful location and house” We arrived on a cold Saturday, the house was nice and warm and clean. There was a very comprehensive welcome pack to get you started. Tea, coffee, sugar,, milk, Baguette wine and other goodies. Easy access to lo  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £689 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Costa Esuri holiday villa rental

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning detached villa's with private pool's and air conditioning. Beautifully located backing onto the costa esuri east golf course with views down to the beautiful river guadiana that provides the border between Spain & Portugal.<br />New Luxury  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £72 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Warsash

Hampshire / Warsash

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Absolutely everything you need in a fantastic location” The location of this property is perfect. Inside, it is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped. The owner and family did everything they could to make our stay as enj  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £890 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Kalkan holiday penthouse rental

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely place in a lovely town” A lovely getaway apartment , fully equipped with 2 very nice pools. A short walk to the town and the beach,. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely go again. Also an amazing view!  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £700 / week

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Holiday villa rental

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Saint-Andre-d'Allas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Chestnuts is a stone built villa attached to the main house with it's own private terrace overlooking the large swimming pool. The villa has two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a single bed and a bunk bed. The kitchen is e  …see more

from £51 / night

£306 - £505 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Ericeira with swimming pool

Ericeira / Praia de S. Juliao

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A versatile combination of sympathy, beach, pool, Sun and relaxation” housing that combines beach and pool, a grove and a vegetable garden. excellent for children to have new experiences and fun.  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £1051 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Sacoue

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £128 / night

£806 - £933 / week

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from £128 / night