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Rural retreats (54800)

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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(2) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Zinal

Canton of Valais / Zinal

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment in a very nice resort” Our extended family of 8 adults spent the New Year's week in Zinal. The apartment was perfect for our group - enough space and well designed. It is also very well situated, close to the town centre, but off a
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from £115 / night

£800 / week

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from £115 / night

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Santa Valpurga ski apartment to rent.

Ultimo / Santa Valpurga

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Truro

Truro District / Truro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Faultless” The perfect holiday cottage. A beautiful setting, comfortable, well equipped, quiet, we want to go back.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £50 / night

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Townhouse letting in Nordeste

São Miguel / Nordeste

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
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from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £42 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Noss Mayo holiday cottage rental

Devon / Noss Mayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely cottage in perfect location” This was a lovely cottage. Perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Noss Mayo with stunning cliff-top walks and easy access to the historic city of Plymouth and its amenities. The cottage was full of character
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from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £662 / week

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from £46 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Carnforth holiday chalet rental

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” Beyond expectations staff very friendly and helpful, could not take full advantage of South Lakeland due to the weather but are determined to go again in 2017.
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from £85 / night

£495 - £870 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Collioure

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location, very well equipped and comfortable"” The apartment was in a peaceful location very close to all amenities, including the beach. Secure parking was an added bonus. The owners, Kathleen and Phil, were very helpful and approachable.
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from £36 / night

£439 - £658 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £36 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“fantastic!” I visited Ty Haf and Llandudno during Eastern. The homeowners are very kind and willing to welcome their guests. The cottage is fully equipped and has amazing views over the North Promenade, Great and Little Orme. You can see the sheep go
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from £70 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £95 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Newton Stewart holiday bungalow rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Newton Stewart

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“first class accommodation every thing you. whish for” Newton Stewart is a small country town with all the facilities you could possibly need the bungalow is situated on the Riverside. A short walk takes you over a bridge to the town. The q asuality o
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from £110 / night

£390 - £555 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £110 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Home rental in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Achiltibuie Quinag Cottage” Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Very well-appointed with everything we needed. The village store is only 2 doors away and incredibly friendly too. The owner's information was very helpful in advance and also they hav
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from £115 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £115 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Apartment in a Fabulous Resort.” Never been to Portugal before and was looking for a typical Authentic Portuguese Village not a commercialised resort. Wow.. What a beautiful place, fantastic restaurants and the most beautiful beach less than
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from £45 / night

£300 - £665 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“The Escspe” This was an excellent bungalow in Anglesey, just perfect we would definitely recommend, the bungalow was very nice in a nice quiet cul de sac, lovely
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from £80 / night

£349 - £855 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Chabanais holiday gite rental

Chabanais / Chirac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great week at acorn lake.” We stayed at dean and veenas gite in cussac, what a lovely and helpfull couple they are nothing is to much trouble. The fishing was excellent with many fish to over 20lb, it is a lovely place to just chill out the animals th
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from £52 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £52 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se
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from £327 / night

£2281 - £4036 / week

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from £327 / 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

from £60 / night

£330 - £670 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mumbles with golf nearby

Swansea / Mumbles

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £210 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £210 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

São Miguel / Agua Retorta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£363 - £565 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kyrenia

Kyrenia District / Kyrenia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A comfortable and peaceful place with a lovely atmosphere” This was our first time to stay in a holiday letting. The owner made the booking process very smooth and kept in touch with us throughout the process. The outside areas where very well maintai
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from £176 / night

£1185 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £176 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Stay in a Perfect Apartment” Great apartment in a great location near the Town Centre and close to all amenities - especially the Golf!! Thanks to Alison for the wine it was very well received by all. The apartment itself is welcoming, moder
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from £130 / night

£675 - £980 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £130 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely modern trullo with a beautiful view” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the trullo. The service from Alison, the property manager was excellent! We took a chance on an October stay hoping the weather would hold and it got a bit chilly but Alison
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from £100 / night

£685 - £1430 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £100 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
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from £115 / night

£650 - £1790 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Very Good 

80

Cala d'Or holiday villa rental

Cala d'Or / Cala D'Or Marina

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa in excellent location” We enjoyed a two week holiday at Villa Paraiso with another family this summer and loved every minute of it! The villa is spacious and well equipped with everything from an American style f/f to hold all the beer,
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from £194 / night

£1356 - £3575 / week

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from £194 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £55 / night

£360 - £910 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Argegno holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc
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from £106 / night

£737 - £1474 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Marina, Pollensa holiday villa rental

Port de Pollenca / Marina, Pollensa

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!!!” The house,the location,the owners were just lovely! The villa is very clean,beautifully decorated,well equipped.The lemon Groves behind the house were just stunning.We didnt want to leave!Beautiful place!
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from £85 / night

£593 - £1623 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Lambesc

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£325 - £343 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £47 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a
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from £97 / night

£264 - £571 / week

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Eaux-Bonnes holiday studio rental

Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Eaux-Bonnes

Studio 5 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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avg. 2 hours 8 minutes

from £40 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
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from £230 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £230 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms
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from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £35 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f
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from £40 / night

£280 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Prades

Prades / Finestret

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£265 - £385 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ventnor holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Delighted” What a great find. Originally I had booked to stay at Seawinds in Gurnard but received a call 3 weeks before our holiday to say the owner had double booked. I chose plum cottage at short notice; I wouldn't usually have picked it as I lik
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from £110 / night

£700 - £1090 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £110 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Five Star Luxury in Skye” Pictures don't do this house justice. It's a huge bungalow with big rooms that have been well looked after. The house is clean and new feeling but cosy and all facilities are excellent. The wifi is brilliant. The location is
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1140 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Ski caravan/mobile home to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Chalet” Had a wonderful stay with my girlfriend! She enjoyed her birthday here and didn't want to leave. The place was clean and cosy, we would definitely be back again soon. Thank you for making it special too!
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from £55 / night

£370 - £530 / week

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from £55 / night