Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26978)

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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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big
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from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

39

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 £243 / night

£1695 - £3221 / week

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from £243 / night

(32) Excellent 

53

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sayan

Ubud / Sayan

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £187 / night

£1238 - £2111 / week

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from £187 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Benidorm holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.35 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£203 - £504 / week

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from £29 / 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 £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
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from £39 / night

£267 / week

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24

Calheta holiday villa rental

Madeira / Calheta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £76 / night

£500 - £883 / week

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avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £76 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Noosa

Sunshine Coast / Noosa

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“I loved everything” Judie and Jamie are warm and welcoming people who have created a gorgeous peaceful home with a totally self contained private apartment downstairs from their own residence that allows their guests use of the swimming pool and sunny
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from £69 / night

£413 - £764 / week

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avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

from £69 / night

17

Cottage accommodation in Grange-over-Sands with golf nearby

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Very Good 

25

Studio rental in Agios Georgios with swimming pool

Corfu / Agios Georgios

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £27 / night

£189 - £329 / week

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from £27 / night

(70) Excellent 

24

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £199 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Domme

Dordogne / Domme

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great cottage, great garden and pool.” Very comfortable cottage right in the middle of historic Domme. Well equipped. Uk tv channels. Nice pool, small but adequate. Gorgeous figs from the tree in the garden ( Sept) Parking is on the road outside the
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from £125 / night

£975 - £1485 / week

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from £125 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Charente / Rouillac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Courtyard” We had a great time at The Courtyard in the Gîte called: "La Maison Cachée". We were very welcome, our little dogs too. Breakfast and dinner were very good. We look forward to visit them again !!
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from £64 / night

£253 - £753 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £64 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic views” Many thanks for our fortnights stay in your superb villa (23/09/16-7/10/16). Everything as stated in description with quick and helpful responses from owner. Superb location with easy access to sites and ammenities.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £990 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £50 / night

(79) Excellent 

17

Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a group catch-up” As the group of us are getting closer to our 30s, and with life taking over from fun, it's always difficult to get everyone together in once place. Little Upton was a great opportunity to do this. The property is fant
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from £295 / night

£1995 - £3145 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £295 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kolymbari with shared pool

Platanias / Kolymbari

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“looking forward to our next holiday at robins nest” we had a wonderful holiday,the property was immaculate,and in such a good location,and had all the amenities we required. The owners were very friendly,and made us feel very welcome,and that is why
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from £30 / night

£169 - £303 / week

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avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

from £30 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Otivar holiday townhouse rental

Province of Granada / Otivar

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale

Albufeira / Gale

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Agia Paraskevi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving
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from £70 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b rental

Province of Macerata / Tolentino

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£382 - £1314 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

65

Holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Tarragona / El Catllar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location pleasant surroundings” Great location. I could get into town and to the sea quickly, or to the fast rail service. Lovely accommodation in a nice setting. It was easy to find and I was able to park with no problems. The owners were v
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from £150 / night

£830 / week

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avg. 45 minutes

from £150 / night

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Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£336 - £692 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £98 / night

£395 - £1695 / week

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avg. 2 hours 5 minutes

from £98 / night

(29) Excellent 

20

Warmwell holiday lodge rental

Weymouth / Warmwell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic winter break” Our family have just returned from a fantastic 5 day break at the Kingfisher Lodge. The booking was straightforward and Pam always responded very quickly with any questions I had. On arrival at the lodge, we were all over the
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from £80 / night

£489 - £1299 / week

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avg. 2 hours 5 minutes

from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Saint Anne

Guadeloupe / Saint Anne

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £265 / night

£1849 - £4967 / week

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from £265 / night

(12) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £34 / night

£241 - £488 / week

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from £34 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” We rly enjoyed our stay there. It did look a bit dated, but I hav 2 children, aged 5 and 10, and my partner has a 14 year old, so we didn't want anything too luxurious haha. It was still a perfect stay though and NOT 1 of us wanted to leave. Defin
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from £33 / night

£110 - £350 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £33 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Zambrone holiday villa rental

Province of Vibo Valentia / Zambrone

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Outstanding villa with the most amazing views” We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks and only wished we could have stayed longer. The villa was better than described. Had everything you could possibly wish for (except an oven) but we managed with the
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from £86 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious apartment, with lovely views, close to amenities.” Modern, clean apartment. Taxi waiting at airport, organised by Lisa (30 euros one way). Lovely views from balcony. Aware of road noise during rush hours when outside, but not a problem. S
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from £66 / night

£458 - £958 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Cassagnabere-Tournas

Haute-Garonne / Cassagnabere-Tournas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
“wonderful wonderful wonderful” Our trip to this part of France which we did not know, was made so much better than we could have dreamed with Paul and Rose giving us advise on where to go and what to see. The cottage lacked for nothing and was perfec
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from £49 / night

£337 - £400 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool, golf nearby in Par

Par / Tywardreath

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great lodge in a really good location.” This is a really well equipped and very comfortable lodge in the grounds of a hotel very close to the beaches and attractions of south Cornwall. Pets are welcome and there are forest walks on the doorstep. Par b
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from £150 / night

£550 - £1265 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with shared pool in Meyssac

Correze / Meyssac

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £136 / night

£848 - £1984 / week

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from £136 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Family Fun” We spent a wonderful Easter at Lower Mill in the delightful Skarv apartment. Suzanne and Ian are organised and thoughtful hosts who, despite little contact between us and not being there, welcomed us to their apartment with warmt
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from £140 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 2 minutes

from £140 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £109 / night

£759 - £1171 / week

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avg. 52 minutes

from £109 / night

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Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£350 - £760 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Bolnuevo with shared pool

Murcia / Bolnuevo

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment complex in Bolnuevo” Just back from an excellent stay in Bolnuevo Marina II. Weather was incredible (though maybe warmer than usual) and swam in the pool or the sea each of the 4 days. We like Bolnuevo as a place to eat, drink and c
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from £54 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

from £54 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in a perfect location” We have just returned from our holiday stay in this villa and we had a great time. This is a comfortable, well equipped and spacious quality property which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It is situated on a qui
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from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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avg. 3 hours 29 minutes

from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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
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from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

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Holiday home in Benajarafe

Costa del Sol / Benajarafe

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£441 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts. Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions. Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.
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from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £15 / night

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