Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77458)

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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77,458 Holiday homes

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Province of Syracuse / Noto

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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Apartment rental in Osimo

Province of Ancona / Osimo

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Ideal for those who want pretty sophisticated town with great shopping, restaurants and lovely park but easy access for sea (the Conero), headland and mountains. And easy drive from Ancona Airport. Steeped in history and lovely countryside around. Plenty of concerts  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 / week

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from £70 / night

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Ardennes / Glaire

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

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Holiday gite with shared pool in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
These Provence holiday gites in France are set in a garden of bamboo with a swimming pool 9mx4m. There are two lovely gites to rent, both with a private terrace and private access. The beautiful town of L'Isle sur Sorgue is just down the road and the pretty Proven  …see more

from £47 / night

£324 - £561 / week

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from £47 / night

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Eure-et-Loir / Dreux

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
A wonderful spot when you can rediscover fragrances and colours of bygone days and breath fresh air of the hills within a stone's throw of the Apulian sea.  …see more

from £351 / night

£2457 - £3880 / week

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from £351 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Colonia de Sant Pere

Colonia de Sant Pere / Bay of Alcudia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
House with a huge roof with nice views of Alcudia bay and the mountains. House of 150 m2 in a 750 m2 plot and 375 m2 of garden, ideal for families and children  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £634 / week

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from £68 / night

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Apartment rental in Podstrana with golf nearby

Split-Dalmatia County / Podstrana

1 5 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
An amazing sunset view !A great choice for a memorable holiday with lots to offer .You will be enchanted by our beautiful beaches warm people and scenery and nature to it,s greatest!<br />Treat yourself and come and experience beauty!  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in St. Davids

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Five Star Self Catering Cottage in St David's, Pembrokeshire near the Coastal Path, Beaches, Golf and Surfing. Alastair Sawday recommended, near Cathedral, Shops, Restaurants and Pubs with off street parking, Wifi, Garden and BBQ.<br />Ty Gwilym Holiday Cotta  …see more

from £125 / night

£475 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday home in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Situated just 700m from Lahinch town centre and a mile-long stretch of golden sandy beach. The holiday homes at Summercove offer an ideal base for a relaxing holiday at any time of year.OutsideLahinch is famous for its beautiful blue flag beach, lively bars...  …see more

from £52 / night

£364 - £696 / week

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from £52 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swerford

Chipping Norton / Swerford

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Hazelnut main door opens into a luxurious custom built kitchen with eye level oven and fridge. Through folding doors you enter the main living area with a round table and chairs, comfy sofa, rugs and open fire.A heavy curtain divides this from the peaceful sleep  …see more

from £101 / night

£404 / week

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from £101 / night

11

Province of Perugia / Spello

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £108 / night

£647 / week

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from £108 / night

52

Villa rental in Cortona with swimming pool

Province of Arezzo / Cortona

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Surrounded by the gentle hills which frame the medieval town of Cortona, Villa Eugenio will assure you a peaceful vacation in the heart of Tuscany. This beautiful 17th century Tuscan farmhouse has been painstakingly restored and turned into a warm and welcoming country  …see more

from £270 / night

£1884 - £3116 / week

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from £270 / night

19

Aude / Sigean

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

7

Holiday lodge in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our finest two bedroom lodge. Ptarmigan Lodge is ideal for couples or small families. The lodge sleeps a maximum of four guests and two infants in cots. This beautiful lodge offers ground floor accommodation comprising of: a double bedroom, twin bedroom, spacious sho  …see more

from £180 / night

£890 - £1290 / week

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from £180 / night

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Province of Messina / Terme Vigliatore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £37 / night

£259 - £518 / week

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from £37 / night

46

Nesso holiday b&b rental

Lake Como / Nesso

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Terranova House is the perfect location for those who want to stay on Lake Como, in a reserved and intimate, esclusive, though evocative, place far from the touristic hustle and bustles yet connected with everything.The outdoor area offers breathtaking views of the Lake  …see more

from £197 / night

£1032 - £1732 / week

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from £197 / night

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Tamasi

Tamasi / Koppanyszanto

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Come and stay in our beautiful orchard garden.We are able to offer an inexpensive rural retreat away from the crowds but with easy access to all the main attractions within the Southern Transdanubia area , for example the thermal spa of Tamasi, Lake Balaton, Pecs, t  …see more

from £22 / night

£190 / week

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from £22 / night

8

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£613 - £2069 / week

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from £87 / night

14

Cote d'Or / Semur-en-Auxois

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

13

Dordogne / Villamblard.

5 2 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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Home rental in Saint-Cyprien

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Le Pigeonnier de Sinzelle is a massive stone villa set on the edge of the pretty medieval village of St Cyprien, right in the centre of the Black périgord with all the "must see" sights of the Dordogne within a 25km radius. It is the ideal place from  …see more

from £182 / night

£906 - £1087 / week

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from £182 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday studio rental

Cephalonia / Svoronata

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our studio is located on the ground floor and fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, small kitchenette, hair-dryer, A/C and TV. There is a table and chairs situated on the patio area.<br />The owners and the family are friendly and assist in making th  …see more

from £110 / night

£767 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bugnara holiday home rental

Province of L'Aquila / Bugnara

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house, beautiful views, in a quiet and friendly village.” This is a lovely family holiday home .It more than adequately housed our family of 6, including 3 grown up children , and a 3 year old grandchild. It has everything we required. The k  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 / week

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from £36 / night

(11) Excellent 

20

Carcassonne holiday gite rental

Aude / Carcassonne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
At Polfages we offer 3 gites. The first gite Mazamet sleeps up to 6 people. Polfages is an idyllic location for your holiday. Situated over looking the rolling hills with views over to the Montagne Noir on one side and the Pyrenees on the other. It offers a holiday  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1099 / week

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from £65 / night

12

Holiday apartment in Tessera

City of Venice / Tessera

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Cà Volpera 2 is located in the middle of the Venetian countryside, in the area of the Zuccarello river, nature spring, in the beautiful natural area for those who love peace, with the possibility of making cycling routes, only 15 minutes far from Altino, the famo  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 / week

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from £38 / night

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Greve in Chianti / Lucolena

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Very Good 

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L'Escala holiday home let

L'Escala / Punta Montgo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Out of this world.” We have been self catering in GB and abroad for over 25 years, and this is the best place by far we have rented. The standard of decor and furniture/fittings are of the highest standard. As for the shower, I could have stayed the  …see more

from £222 / night

£1551 / week

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from £222 / night

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Holiday home in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This house is designed for eight people to enjoy country holidays in the Highlands of the Grampian Mountain range. The house overlooks farmland to the east to the wide Dinnet Muir, which is a low lying area of birch and heather moorland surrounding Loch Kinord.  …see more

from £220 / night

£1288 / week

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from £220 / night

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Holiday home in Matelica

Province of Macerata / Matelica

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The territory of Sefro, Pioraco and Fiuminata, all countries belonging to the Upper Valley area of power, it is particularly suitable for a range of activities and sports in contact with nature: nordic walking, mountain bike, trekking, speleology, walking horse,fishing&  …see more

from £173 / night

£1035 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday home in Sifnos

Cyclades / Sifnos

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
This house is ideal for someone seeking peace and space for reflection. It is surrounded by a garden, strictly planted with only what traditionally grows on the island (fig, lemon, olive and pomegranate trees, sage, rosemary, lavender, vine and laurel). It is furnished  …see more

from £207 / night

£1449 / week

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from £207 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Puerto de Santiago

Tenerife / Puerto de Santiago

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious bright apartment of 85 m2 located in a complex with swimming pool, 200 meters from the beautiful sandy beach of Playa de la Arena, 5 minutes from Los Gigantes, famous for its spectacular ocean cliffs.The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, l  …see more

from £62 / night

£640 / week

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from £62 / night

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Province of Trapani / Marsala

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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Holiday apartment in Dramalj

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Dramalj

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Villa Lara is situated in the small city Dramalj in Kvarner region in Croatia. House/villa is situated in a nice peaceful street with no rush. Apartments are nice, furnished and kitchen fully equipped. It is close to beach, playgrounds and restaurants.  …see more

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Saline di Volterra

Province of Pisa / Saline di Volterra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
What makes this apartment unique? TUSCANY FOREVER RESIDENCE VILLA FAMIGLIA No.5 GROUND FLOOR  APARTMENT        3 BEDROOMS/ 2 BATHROOMS Features: - Max 6 +2 guests – Ground floor – Floor size 112 +43  m2 – 3 bedro  …see more

from £95 / night

£656 - £1457 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Pembrokeshire / Llanfyrnach

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Great retreat to get away from city life! Lovely river fresh air and sounds of river, birds a little piece of paradise!Walks in owners field next door and woodland walk with possibilities of renting a Geodesic Dome in summer for extra accomodation .Ideal for Artists<  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

7

Munnar holiday tented camp rental

Idukki District / Munnar

15 4 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Its a outdoor activity like Tent - camping in Munnar, placed an Anaiyerngal dam view very unique place enjoy with the nature, In our team provide service camp- fire, music systems, barbecue, bird watching, etc.. In our team offer trekking to Meesapulimala. My team (Mu  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

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Paciano holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Perugia / Paciano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
TV, iron and iron board, freezer, oven, high chair.  …see more

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Holiday home in Beer

Seaton / Beer

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
A semi-detached 1920s house extensively modernized to give a lovely contemporary feel.  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night