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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Holiday apartment in Bard

Valle d'Aosta / Bard

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£246 - £308 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £49 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Boathouse letting in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £246 / night

£1812 - £2027 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £246 / night

(13) Excellent 

17

Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

10

Inzell ski condo to rent.

Upper Bavaria / Inzell

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

(18) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £120 / night

(58) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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avg. 13 minutes

from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Barn letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition. We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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avg. 39 minutes

from £100 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Apartment rental in Ingelfingen

Baden-Württemberg / Ingelfingen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(63) Very Good 

14

Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“What a cottage!” Location and convenience to sea front; to all types of shopping and transportation. Bright clean kitchen Private and cozy patio Friendly neighborhood pub!
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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avg. 44 minutes

from £29 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Little Haven holiday apartment rental

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£335 - £745 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £73 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Faro Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Charming well-equipped villa with stunning heated pool” La Casa Blanca is absolutely perfect villa for a small group or family. Even though it is located in residental area, it offers a good possibility for a private holiday. There were some construct
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from £135 / night

£945 - £1410 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £135 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

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 £44 / night

£308 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £44 / night

(15) Excellent 

31

Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £57 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £88 / night

£176 - £571 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £88 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a lovely welcome tray with home made
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Herdade dos Salgados with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£369 - £1886 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Pila-Canale holiday gite let

Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£483 - £869 / week

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from £71 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1690 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £130 / night

(5) Very Good 

16

Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(8) Very Good 

29

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Begur

Costa Brava / Begur

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“highly recomendable” We are definitively coming back! The location of the villa Iris is perfect, peaceful with stunning seaviews, and only a 5-7 minutes stroll away from the most beautiful mountain village we have ever visited. Begur har fabulous rest
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from £242 / night

£1316 - £2281 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £242 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Fuengirola ski apartment to rent.

Fuengirola / Cerros del Aguila

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely 2 Bed Apartment in Quite Location” We stayed in this Apartment for 6 weeks and it was just great. Clean and comfortable with everything you need and very good value.Nice Patio overlooking the swimming pool with views of the local hillside. Wifi
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from £25 / night

£176 - £351 / week

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from £25 / night

(29) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Kas with shared pool

Antalya Province / Kas

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £53 / night

£737 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

from £53 / night

(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

13

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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Certificate of Excellence

from £68 / night

£474 - £1009 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £68 / night

(54) Excellent 

30

Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Wee stay at Wee Residence” We had a lovely short 3 night break at the 'wee residence '. It's a real home from home and everything is provided. We took our 2 dogs and there is a small secure garden which is a bonus. Lots of lovely walks down to Loch Ne
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
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from £146 / night

£1020 - £2123 / week

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from £146 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Haworth

Keighley / Haworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful farmhouse in amazing location” Royds Hall Farm Cottage is a perfect gem of a traditional farmhouse on the outside, with a spacious, airy and spotless interior, with all mod cons and every comfort. The property is extremely well equipped, and
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from £69 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Very Good 

24

Holiday gite with shared pool in Balazuc

Ardeche / Balazuc

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £44 / night

£308 - £729 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything about the house was lovely with great welcoming touches.” From the moment we entered the house we knew we were going to love staying there. The tastefully furnished rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. All the beds were really comforta
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from £85 / night

£475 - £1300 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Pollenca holiday villa rental

Majorca / Pollenca

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £113 / night

£790 - £1843 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £113 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Carsac-Aillac

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£457 - £790 / week

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from £66 / night

(44) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Holiday cottage in Carmel, Wales

Caernarfon / Carmel, Wales

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Bryn trallwyn uchaf cottage Wales” My parents had a very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage it was just perfect for them they hope to return next year
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from £50 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Holiday barn rental

Eden District / Appleby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£340 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 7 minutes

from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Iznajar

Iznajar / Alarconas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice hideaway - relaxation guaranteed” Hosted by the lovely couple who make you feel just like at home, La Loma is definitely worth visiting. We spent two weeks in the bigger casita cooking, eating, reading, sunbathing and just chilling. The view
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from £71 / night

£420 - £640 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £71 / night

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Holiday condo in Emmendingen

Baden-Württemberg / Emmendingen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday home in Burghead

Moray / Burghead

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfection!” Stayed here with my children and parents visiting friends and family in Burghead...what a find? Tastefully decorated and in a great spot where the children could watch the world go by in the harbour, nip to both front and back beaches and
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from £71 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £71 / night

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