Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26665)

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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Holiday apartment in Castalla

Costa Blanca / Castalla

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely restful break in beautiful surroundings” We spent a lovely holiday here, beautiful mountain scenery and the urbanization is very quiet. You do need to have a car but there is plenty to do within a 30 min drive. The kids loved the swimming pool  …see more

from £50 / night

£190 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Karsiyaka

Kyrenia District / Karsiyaka

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Pleasant Holiday Home” At the time of writing this Holiday Home is a very quiet, restful holiday home. There is a hotel being built directly across the road, once this has been completed I would expect the noise and the traffic to be increased. Thi  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Frangokastello

Sfakia / Frangokastello

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the Southern Crete coast, an untouched area with picturesque scenery, where you will find a small selection of tavernas scattered along the coastline flanked by magnificent sandy beaches. The traditional villages of the area, the long history of the local ven  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £2064 / week

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from £85 / night

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Lower Saxony / Boffzen

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £27 / night

£185 - £737 / week

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from £27 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A perfect stay” We really enjoyed the stay very much. The property Is very well attended, the owners are very kind persons and the location of the place is perfect for a relaxing and romantic experience. The best: the views from the swimming pool and  …see more

from £88 / night

£571 - £658 / week

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from £88 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Boa Vista / Sal Rei

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Super!!!” We are from Germany and were there three weeks with our children (13 and 17 years). There were two nice bedrooms and everything was very clean. Excellent was the swimming pool and the bar on the housing complex. The people on the Island were  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £565 / week

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from £50 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Grasmere

Lake District / Grasmere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we had hoped for and more!” Lovely cosy apartment with superb views of Grasmere lake and the surrounding mountains. Set in a quite location away from the hustle and bustle of Grasmere village, but close enough to walk to for its amenities.  …see more

from £85 / night

£545 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Very Good 

21

Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday and Stay at Casa Nova” We stayed at Casa Nova with our 2 young children aged 4 and 1 and sister and brother in law. The villa was of an excellent condition with excellent facilities, lots of space and a fantastic pool and bbq area,  …see more

from £115 / night

£650 - £1790 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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

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from £36 / night

£246 - £400 / week

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from £36 / 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 with swimming pool in Saint-Antonin Noble Val

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“great holiday accomodation” travelling around france this accomodation was reccomended as a bed and breakfast as i didnt want to stay 7 days, the hosts Annette and Robert were very accomodating and welcoming, food was excellent, accomodation clean and  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £2300 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Javea holiday studio rental

Javea / Arenal

Studio 3 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good location for a quiet holiday in the Spanish September sun” The apartment, although well fitted, is quite compact and is in a block which seems to house many permanent Spanish people, who were very pleasant and polite. A bit difficult to find at f  …see more

from £30 / night

£160 - £285 / week

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from £30 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Drome / Tain-l'Hermitage

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £75 / night

£483 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Poste Lafayette with swimming pool

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderfurl Villa” We spent 2 weeks staying at Villa Amara, what a lovely villa and location. The villa is set out very well with plenty of seating areas, especially useful is the pool area if it is windy on the beach side of the villa. The beds were  …see more

from £255 / night

£1781 / week

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from £255 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday home in Bazoges-en-Pareds

Vendee / Bazoges-en-Pareds

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Forge is a large and gorgeous stone-walled restored farmhouse with heated pool, all mod cons, and surrounded by the beautiful French countryside. Perfect for those looking to laze around, go for a dip, have a barbecue or enjoy the local cuisine. With 3 bedrooms and  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £1000 / week

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from £36 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best family holiday ever!” This was our first family holiday. Having 8 family members in one villa for a week was quiet daunting. Villa Victoria is even bigger than the pictures show. Its bright, spacious and very modern. The view of the mountains are  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1730 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Neo Chorion holiday apartment rental

Paphos District / Neo Chorion

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
This spacious apartment has two large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and air conditioning units.The master bedroom at the front of the apartment has a king size double bed with bedside tablesThe second bedroom at the rear of the apartment has two large single be  …see more

from £30 / night

£175 - £245 / week

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from £30 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
Stunning new apartments 4 minutes walk to the fabulous settlers beach.There are numerous bars/restaurants within walking distance for a variety of budgets. There are restaurants specialising in Italian, Indian or Thai as well as traditional Bajan food.<br />Holeto  …see more

from £81 / night

£567 - £800 / week

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from £81 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ardeche / Saint-Remeze

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £53 / night

£316 - £781 / week

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from £53 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Clermont de Beauregard

1 2 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £79 / night

£483 - £658 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ticked all the boxes and more!” Having stayed in many villas there is always something i think 'Oh I wish they had this' but I honestly cannot say this on this occasion! From beach towels, hair dryer, cool bags, beer, wine and lunch on arrival I thin  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Cassaniouze

Cantal / Cassaniouze

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
La Grange Fleurie is one of four beautifully converted outbuildings of La Domaine du Puech an18th century farmstead situated in a stunning hamlet high above the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the river Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.Ideal for one cou  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £670 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pissouri

Pissouri / Pissouri Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.23 km
  • Swimming pool
“All round fantastic villa very private and relaxing.” Excellent location, walking distance to the beach and situated at the end of a private road offering additional privacy. Large swimming pool allowing you the opportunity to actually swim! Lovely  …see more

from £125 / night

£900 - £1350 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent and well equipped appartment with super friendly hosts” The appartment is very well equipped, we mised nothing for our comfort. The children loved to play in the garden and the pools. Our hosts were very helpful and so hospitable.  …see more

from £40 / night

£255 - £571 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Ruppichteroth

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £119 / night

£645 - £2794 / week

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from £119 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I wish I could move in!” We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever. The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want for a truly relaxing break  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / night

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Ski home to rent in La Tania

Courchevel / La Tania

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
THe apartments are located centyrally with ski in facilities direct to the storagel ockers at thw apartments. THe resort boasts a lively pub and great food during skiing season and is ideal for summer holidays for active families or couples.<br />Wifi in apartme  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Orgon with swimming pool

Bouches-du-Rhone / Orgon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful house in a ideal location for exploring Provence” Bergerie St Madeline is a perfect place to stay- we absolutely loved the house. We have stayed in many vacation homes in France and this was the best- comfortable, homely, exceptionally well  …see more

from £124 / night

£865 - £2073 / week

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from £124 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Rethymnon

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Satra is a 190 sq. m two-story stone built villa, located on one of the highest spots of the village offering views on the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area. The villa was formally an oil factory built in 19 century and in 1949 it was converted to a r  …see more

from £158 / night

£1106 - £1536 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Loule Hills

Loule / Loule Hills

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely 3 bedroom villa all en-suite with air/ con,large open-plan lounge & dining room with stunning views to the coastline ,great kitchen/diner,large heated swimming pool set in a very private 3 acre plot.great sun terraces for alfresco dining,5 mins to village cen  …see more

from £200 / night

£995 - £1895 / week

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from £200 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, clean holiday home” The whole process for booking and arriving at the caravan was simple and convenient. Lovely, clean and welcoming caravan. Site was great and staff very helpful. Cant wait to come back.  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kisla

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Well Equipped Apartment with Stunning Views of Kalkan Bay” We recently returned from this apartment where we stayed for one week (2 couples). This is a beautiful apartment with stunning views. It is very well equipped with everything you can possibly  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £475 / week

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from £42 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mazarron Country Club

Mazarron / Mazarron Country Club

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“0ur stay at the casa alegria mazarron” We had a fabulous stay at the casa alegria villa the villa was clean and had everything we needed especially the swimming pool , car is highly recommended as shops supermarkets are few kilometers away,there is a  …see more

from £70 / night

£150 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Marina di Gioiosa Ionica

Marina di Gioiosa Ionica / Gioiosa

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully appointed accommodation. Luxury kitchen/diner with Italian designer furniture. Chromed kitchen table with matching dining chairs. Stitched leather sofa in lounge with Flat screen TV/Blu player. Views from balconies of rolling hills and a view of the sea.<  …see more

from £28 / night

£200 - £300 / week

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from £28 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Valreas holiday gite rental

Vaucluse / Valreas

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect place to relax.....” ....and to enjoy this wonderful part of France. The gite is part of a 200 year old farmhouse where the owner's very friendly and helpful father lives. It is well equipped, very spacious and comfortable, with good outside  …see more

from £71 / night

£185 - £483 / week

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from £71 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace and privacy at Elia cottage above Skopelos town” We stayed here for two weeks in September 2015. The cottage is easily found about a mile out of Skopelos town and is secluded, private and comfortable. The cottage is all on one level and is spaci  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1795 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kalkan

Antalya Province / Kalkan

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely outstanding in every way!” The ease of booking through to arriving at the villa were nothing like we had experienced before. We were picked up at the airport and transported directly to the villa door, the local agent looking after the vill  …see more

from £310 / night

£2160 - £3420 / week

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from £310 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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
“Extremely well-appointed villa” Just returned from a holiday in Casa Colina on Costa Blanca North. The villa is immaculately presented and extremely well-appointed. Both the owner and the agent - Spanishvillasgb - were very helpful in the course of ou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Cornwall / Polperro

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“With young kids, all you need is bunnies...” This was the first family holiday we have ever had, and first time that my wife and children (twin 2 year old girls) had ever been to Cornwall or on a "British" holiday. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but  …see more

from £47 / night

£300 - £1050 / week

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from £47 / night