Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78608)

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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Arles-sur-Tech holiday villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Arles-sur-Tech

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful stay at Mountain View villa” We found the villa to be very welcoming. More than comfortable for 2 adults with 2 young children. Villa's location is ideal for exploring the local attractions as well as the local beaches which are very well su  …see more

from £69 / night

£345 - £542 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £78 / night

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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

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Littlestone-on-Sea holiday studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Love this place, it is a little treasure.” We love paddock house, it has all you need for a relaxing stay. Near Dungeness, Hyth and beautiful Romney marsh.  …see more

from £35 / night

£257 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Arroyo de la Miel holiday apartment rental

Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary

from £19 / night

£118 - £314 / week

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from £19 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Biggin-by-Hartington

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Christmas getaway” Good base camp. Cosy and comfortable cottage. Wife liked the fire. Children liked the games and named the hedgehog hand puppet Snuffles.  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£266 - £435 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£285 - £468 / week

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from £43 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect relaxation” I stayed with 3 friends for a weekend of relaxation. Have been here before and will be back again for the views and beach walks and relaxation in a cozy accommodation. Perfect place to unwind!  …see more

from £85 / night

£570 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A group of friends pretend to have a walking holiday” Great place for a group of friends to have a weekend. We managed two walks in the beautiful countryside and treated ourselves to the local pub for lunch, the hot tub at the house and social drinkin  …see more

from £102 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £102 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Woodside Cottage” The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in histor  …see more

from £85 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.  …see more

from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £105 / night

£731 / week

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from £105 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Wick holiday cottage let

Caithness and Sutherland / Wick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb” Had a lovely stay in Sarclet. Scenery was magnificent. Cottage was warm and inviting. Weather was mild for the time of year.  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful stay” What a fantastic place! The accommodation is superb, the situation outstanding and the chalet is presented in the finest possible way with so much attention to detail. We have previously stayed in a couple of lodges or mobile homes e  …see more

from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£314 - £392 / week

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from £53 / night

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Holiday home in Arsie

Province of Belluno / Arsie

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £51 / night

£348 - £696 / week

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from £51 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £132 / night

£1922 - £2703 / week

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from £132 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£348 - £392 / week

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from £61 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Kendal holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect cottage for a Lake District trip” Firstly, Christine was very helpful in arranging everything for our stay and always responded to emails quickly which is always want you want when trying to arrange holidays. Secondly, the cottage itself is  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fornells

Fornells / Playas de Fornells

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent situation” Interior well furnished, 2 bathrooms. Outside - a terrace with a wonderful sea, hill and lighthouse view and an adjoining patio completely sheltered from any sea breezes. Sunshine all day. The "chic" seaside town of Fornell  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £898 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Uckfield / Buxted

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£500 - £1175 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Castletownshend holiday home rental

Castletownshend / Toe Head

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£566 - £783 / week

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from £81 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.” Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Stiffkey

Wells-next-the-Sea / Stiffkey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£295 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“perfection” we can honestly say we have never had such a perfect holiday!! and will be returning next year, A little hidden gem for anyone owned by dogs!!! our two loved it, from the enclosed, safe garden to the exercise field, to the fantastic walkes  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(58) Excellent 

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St. Davids holiday cottage rental

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.46 km
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, so comfortable and clean.” Loved this place, it was very comfortable and the beds too were good, the cottage was very clean and the facilities excellent. It was close to all the things you need, within easy reach of London, and Paris,  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Gulval with shared pool

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £29 / night

£200 - £575 / week

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from £29 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ruckhall holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely location” A fantastic location with tranquil surroundings and views across fields. The cottage was well equipped and the terrace was a wonderful large spot to enjoy the views.  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Luxembourg Province / Houffalize

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£383 - £587 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(106) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Blair Atholl

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Oct Break” Fantastic caravan set in beautiful scenery. Owners made us feel very welcome and caravan was fully stocked and made to feel very homely. Golf course a 2min walk was an added bonus. Will surely be back again.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo holiday home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms  …see more

from £166 / night

£1162 / week

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from £166 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Syracuse / Augusta

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £35 / night

£218 - £800 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Domme

Dordogne / Domme

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The best ever.” After 40 years of holidaying in various regions of France, we decided 6 years ago that the Sarlat/Domme area was our favourite. This year we stayed at Les tournesols, and were absolutely delighted. The gite had everything we wanted, do  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 - £1735 / week

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from £74 / night

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