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Rural retreats (12531)

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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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
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from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Chlomos

Corfu / Chlomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £169 / night

£1811 - £3880 / week

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from £169 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg
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from £130 / night

£863 - £1983 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lourdas holiday villa accommodation

Cephalonia / Lourdas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
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from £113 / night

£725 - £2414 / week

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from £113 / night

(23) Very Good 

14

Holiday bungalow in Corralejo

La Oliva / Corralejo

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very welcome winter break” The house is situated in a very convenient location. The temperature was a respectable 22 degrees for March. The house has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. There is a supermarket just across the street and a couple
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from £45 / night

£275 - £655 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Haute-Garonne / Muret

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £216 / night

£1509 / week

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from £216 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Acharavi

Corfu / Acharavi

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £102 / night

£707 - £2026 / week

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from £102 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice spacious villa in a very convenient location” This is a nice spacious villa with good facilities for a relaxing family holiday. Nice garden area with child's play area, table tennis and darts. Great BBQ for al fresco dining in the evening. Locat
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Svoronata with swimming pool

Svoronata / Metaxata

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect choice” We were extremely happy with the villa which is beautifully presented and designed. Tony and Margaret met us at the airport, helping us manage the hire car arrangements and transport luggage as well as find the villa. We wondered if it
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from £78 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £78 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Beja

Beja District / Beja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov
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from £61 / night

£423 - £694 / week

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from £61 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£513 - £1587 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / 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 - £4500 / week

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from £358 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Gracciano holiday cottage rental

Montepulciano / Gracciano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Really worth staying!” My partner and I spent a glorious week this spring at agriturismo Il Salarco surrounded by vineyards and idyllic rolling countryside. The owner, an English lady called Laura, made us both feel really welcome, was fabulously know
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from £69 / night

£380 - £1776 / week

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from £69 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

12 25 7 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A dream come true” We had the most wonderful experience at Les Grands Chenes. We held a very small wedding with family and friends (hailing from Australia, USA, and Denmark). Our wedding was a dream thanks to the beauty and charm of the villa and be
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from £418 / night

£2923 - £5432 / week

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from £418 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / 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

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Avigliano Umbro holiday villa rental

Province of Terni / Avigliano Umbro

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £173 / night

£1207 - £1725 / week

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from £173 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holetown holiday villa rental

Saint James Parish / Holetown

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £550 / night

£3850 / week

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from £550 / night

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Dugi Island holiday home rental

Zadar County / Dugi Island

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha
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from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Not enough superlatives.............” We (4 adults, 2 children) stayed in August 2016 and I am still sulking that we had to return home. Pegging my laundry out in Somerset just isn't cutting it........no sea views for starters !! This villa is beaut
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from £194 / night

£1203 - £2289 / week

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from £194 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

L'Ametlla de Mar holiday villa rental

Terres de l'Ebre / L'Ametlla de Mar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Santarem with swimming pool

Santarem District / Santarem

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£324 - £712 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

30

Akureyri holiday cottage rental

Northeast Region / Akureyri

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £173 / night

£1035 - £2478 / week

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from £173 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we
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from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Monovar

Province of Alicante / Monovar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” the villa was even better than the photos lovely place to stay,kids loved the pool & games room .fantastic views of the area for the whole villa cannot beat sitting on the balcony eating breakfast .the owner was fantastic lovely welcom
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from £44 / night

£302 - £388 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £289 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £289 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and
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from £65 / night

£380 - £490 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Suitable Stay” Area is nice, quite, picturesque and rural. Suitable for a base for the Obidos area and coast. Stayed during a cold December- villa is quite comfortable, and has what you want for a break. Only significant negative comments are that
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from £65 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £65 / 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 £112 / night

£779 - £1201 / week

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from £112 / 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 £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Corse-du-Sud / Olivese

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£2673 / week

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from £147 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Argeles-sur-Mer holiday villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa, great vacation” Villa Failte is an ideal family setting. We could not fault the facilities. The layout of the villa is ideal for two or more couples or families sharing. The downstair's master bedroom has it's own bathroom whilst the ups
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from £160 / night

£2000 / week

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from £160 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cingoli holiday villa rental

Province of Macerata / Cingoli

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £270 / night

£1565 / week

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from £270 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
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from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place
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from £65 / night

£453 - £1052 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“UNREAL” This villa was outstanding, could never tire of the views, just what we need for a relaxing 10 Days in the mountains. As a family we had all intentions of travelling about and exploring the area, but as the villa was so well equipped we spent
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from £75 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and
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from £44 / night

£302 - £647 / week

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from £44 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli
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from £75 / night

£525 - £1099 / week

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