Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (53733)

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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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in L'Hermenault

Vendee / L'Hermenault

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
1 Bedroom Cottage For 2 adults plus baby/small child (maximum age of 5). On the outskirts of a village Easy walking access to village amenities Resorts, beaches and airports 45/60 minutes drive Bed linen and towels provided in prices Satellite TV and Wi-Fi available<  …see more

from £53 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £53 / night

(19) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“want to return...” made very welcome, so were our dogs. lovely quiet, relaxing break. 1st class accommodation, with excellent facilities in stunning surroundings. Would not hesitate to return, have already recommended to friends.  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £410 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

45

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Fayence with swimming pool

Var / Fayence

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Spacious historic home in the picturesque Provencal village of Fayence  …see more

from £147 / night

£1026 - £2394 / week

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from £147 / night

(22) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Now that was a little gem!” I use Rhosneigr Property every time I go to Rhosneigr because they always hunt out a bargain for me! This time was no exception. The Apartment at White Gables needed someone to 'test drive' their newly built holiday home. Y  …see more

from £70 / night

£264 - £639 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Husinish

Isle of Harris / Husinish

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Unique location with spectacular views over white sandy beaches, mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most peaceful settings on the island of Harris. Our well equipped and recently modernised home make for a truly magical holiday experience.<br />Ideal for  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

19

Akyaka holiday apartment rental

Mugla Province / Akyaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exellent apartement, location and hosts!” We were very lucky with our rental, as we booked pretty late. As I understand in high season one should book more than a month advance. The apartement looks as advertised, newly renovated, clean, fresh linen a  …see more

from £23 / night

£168 / week

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from £23 / night

(30) Excellent 

32

Holiday home in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great house for golfers!” We rented three houses on an extended golf trip around Ireland. Alex's house was the best one by far. It is very new and has plenty of room. Each person had their own bedroom and bath. Kitchen has everything we needed. W  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1075 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Wadebridge holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Wadebridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Quite, clean, convenient with amazing views.” We found this cottage to be spacious, quiet, clean in a beautiful setting. The owners Richard & Jane were very helpful, extremely friendly but not at all intrusive. The property was within driving distan  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £996 / week

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from £66 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Very Good 

21

Hunmanby Gap holiday apartment let

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“One of the best 1 bedroom flats at The Bay” Much like many of the one bed flats on The Bay, this is perfectly equipped for a couple's getaway. However, unlike many of the flats on the site, this particular one has a HUGE bedroom, which makes the whole  …see more

from £38 / night

£215 - £495 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Montesinos

Los Montesinos / Entre-Naranjos

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Looking for the perfect place to relax? Look no further! This spacious well equiped 2 bed 2 bath apartment, located 5 minutes drive from the Spanish village of San Miguel and Los Montesinos, with lots to do on site and places to explore. set amongst the orange and lemon  …see more

from £22 / night

£146 - £171 / week

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from £22 / night

(24) Excellent 

17

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Ski apartment to rent in Sankt Johann im Pongau

Salzburg Region / Sankt Johann im Pongau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great location in an extensive ski area” The apartment is well furnished and located an easy few minutes walk from the main gondola. It is bascially right in the town center so close to all the bars and restaurants if you chose to eat out. If you wa  …see more

from £73 / night

£342 - £642 / week

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from £73 / night

(14) Excellent 

27

Carcassonne holiday home rental

Aude / Carcassonne

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very relaxing holiday in fantastic accomodation located in a beautiful part of France.” Extremely well appointed converted barn, modernised to the highest standard. Superb rooftop terrace overlooking Vineyards in the foreground and rolling hills in th  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Areches

Beaufort / Areches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Super place, lovely town, pretty valley!” A lovely apartment on 2 levels with good facilities, and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. A great lounge with a super views, and very quiet at the end of the road with no passing traffic. A very traditional bui  …see more

from £44 / night

£248 - £832 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Velez de Benaudalla holiday apartment rental

Velez de Benaudalla / Las Terrazas del Jardin Nazari

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic holiday apartment in the Spanish Costa Tropical. Situated on a luxury gated development in the heart of Velez de Benaudalla, just 15 mins from the beach or just over 1 hour to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Unspoilt location in a lively village. Car recommended.  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(11) Excellent 

36

Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” All way from booking to leaving this property we were all 100% satisfied. The house was very comfortable and appointed. One of our party is a wheelchair user and even they agreed it was a comfortable stay away from home....beds super comfy!  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

20

Pezenas holiday villa rental

Herault / Pezenas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“One of the best holiday rentals we've stayed in!” We stayed at Les Vignes Anciennes for two weeks in June, & as usual experienced both trepidation and excitement prior to our arrival. Once inside the property we explored with growing delight. This vil  …see more

from £90 / night

£565 - £1659 / week

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from £90 / night

(34) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(33) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

22

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
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on  …see more

from £95 / night

£257 - £556 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Playa de Mogan holiday apartment rental

Mogan / Playa de Mogan

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment” This apartment is extremely well equipped and conveniently situated to the beach and the shops. We stayed for 25 days and as it had all the appliances, house contents and kitchen equipment we could wish for our holiday was stress  …see more

from £75 / night

£521 - £784 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per  …see more

from £159 / night

£1112 - £2778 / week

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from £159 / night

(13) Excellent 

23

Holiday barn in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The most perfect retreat for a couple” The pictures on the sites don't do this place any justice. It is so perfectly decorated, designed and furnished. I almost didn't make it to spout barn due to extreme weather conditions. When I phoned the owner sh  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £60 / night

(38) Very Good 

30

Dursley holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Dursley

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent family and toddler friendly base for exploring the local area” Fabulous cottage, very clean, neat and tidy. Excellent dog walk to Cam Peak 2 mins from front door. Beautifully situated to explore local countryside but also near to amenities w  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £640 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Vidiciatico

Province of Bologna / Vidiciatico

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautifully appointed house in the Apennine hills with stunning views, but also close to all the best Italy has to offer: peace, friendliness, woodland walks, and excellent food. Bologna exhibition, Tuscany and the Chianti region just an hour away.<br />Local peo  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £513 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday b&b with golf nearby in Trentham

Victoria / Trentham

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Nestled in soft, picturesque surrounding countryside and overlooking a serene lake in the heart of Trentham, Trentham Lake Villas allow you to relax and recalibrate within the wondrous joy of silence and solitude where the conflicts of the world seem beyond reach. <  …see more

from £124 / night

£865 / week

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from £124 / night

(25) Excellent 

59

Villa rental in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
VILLA JOLE has Private Pool, Aircon (coin operatedand )a BRAND NEW TOP OF THE RANGE HOT TUB to Enjoy The Fantastic All Year Round WeatherGreat Location With All Amenities including the world class marina within A 5 Minute Walk Or 5 Minute Drive Further A Field.Sleeps 8  …see more

from £227 / night

£1395 - £2155 / week

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from £227 / night

(32) Excellent 

19

Holiday penthouse rental

Cornwall / Newquay

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful place to see In the new year!” Stayed at the Rocket apartment with a large group of couples to see in 2015. We were all stunned by the beautiful views from the apartment, from almost every room you could see the beautiful Cornish Coast! The  …see more

from £230 / night

£995 - £3050 / week

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from £230 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Great for family and friend gatherings. Located only 7 miles from Stirling, in Central Scotland, and conveniently located for many visitor attractions, including Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Corshill Cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation within wha  …see more

from £205 / night

£835 - £1690 / week

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from £205 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Akyaka

Mugla Province / Akyaka

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great central location.” Great location near beach, shops and restaurants. Apartment very well equipped. Large fridge and full cooker. Owners very friendly and helpful. Very clean and spacious lounge. Two balconies.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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from £75 / night

(40) Excellent 

32

Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Perranarworthal

Truro / Perranarworthal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The most recent barn conversion at "CORNISH BARN HOLIDAYS" A two storey barn conversion that we have converted from the original cow shed and hay loft beside the main farm house. Totally private and quiet, there are only the two of us living in the main far  …see more

from £120 / night

£390 - £790 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Montepulciano with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Bossona is an impressive villa which dates back to the eighteenth century. Ideal for quiet and relaxing holidays it is located in the sweet Montepulciano hills few minutes from the town. A small church with an enchanting bell tower is preserved in its original for  …see more

from £513 / night

£3334 - £3676 / week

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from £513 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Cornwall / St Austell

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden
“Great Location” Great Location and everything you could want in a self catering holiday. The cabin was small but fully equipped with everything you could want. The views were to die for. Cabin finished to high standards, Would go back again.  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £396 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £930 / week

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from £88 / night

(46) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £55 / night