Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77373)

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 with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated. Haus Arve is in a great lo  …see more

from £126 / night

£878 - £3071 / week

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from £126 / night

(30) 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

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Andover

Hampshire / Andover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“First class holiday home in a ideal position” Spotless and everything needs for a holiday. Quiet rural location in easy reach of all attractions. I will return next year.  …see more

from £100 / night

£455 - £760 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crackington Haven

Cornwall / Crackington Haven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“This cottage is a gem set in a beautiful location!” I stayed here with my wife and two very young children in May 2013. We had a fabulous time and absolutely loved this cottage. It is a great spot from which to explore places like Boscastle, Tintagel  …see more

from £43 / night

£249 - £895 / week

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from £43 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Quaint , comfy and convenient” Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedroom was comfortable  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(41) Excellent 

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St Leonards on Sea holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £58 / night

£242 - £268 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Poste Lafayette with swimming pool

Riviere du Rempart District / Poste Lafayette

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderfurl Villa” We spent 2 weeks staying at Villa Amara, what a lovely villa and location. The villa is set out very well with plenty of seating areas, especially useful is the pool area if it is windy on the beach side of the villa. The beds were  …see more

from £255 / night

£1781 / week

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from £255 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(57) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Woolacombe Bay

Woolacombe / Woolacombe Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Had a really good stay in Woolacombe for a friends 40th. Apartment is ideally situated for the beach and the nightlife. Very clean and spacious with a wonderful view over the beach. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1430 / week

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from £55 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo  …see more

from £88 / night

£593 - £790 / week

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from £88 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews” We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday home in Saint-Plantaire

Indre / Saint-Plantaire

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Lovely spacious detached family house situated on the outskirts of Saint Plantaire in the very beautiful Indre/Creuse Valley, popular with holiday makers and sports enthusiasts. In a quaint village, with all amenities and easily reached from Limoges or Tours airports.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1050 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £36 / night

£160 - £400 / week

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from £36 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

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Vinca holiday home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Vinça (3K) has a swimming lake with beach, children's play area, mini golf, shops, bars, and restaurants.  …see more

from £75 / night

£499 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cupar holiday home rental

Fife / Cupar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Bucket list Ryder Cup guys' trip” Great house! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a house in the area. I was on a guys' golf trip to the Ryder Cup and it was perfect for us .. house was exactly as advertised. Great location, close to St.  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kiziltas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great pool, great view and a good size Villa!” OK, so we'll get the one negative about this place out of the way, that is that you will need a car if you want to 'nip' anywhere. BUT that isn't an issue and will be the same with most villas. Fact of th  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £995 / week

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from £68 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir  …see more

from £88 / night

£347 - £702 / week

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from £88 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Leeds Castle

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Enchanted country lodge” In the quant village of bearstead, Kent sits this secluded lodge. Myself and my partner stayed for three nights for a romantic get away. From the outside you expect the lodge to be small, however it is nothing but spacious  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Philippe

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £48 / night

£259 / week

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from £48 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Broadmoor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marbari Villa- 5Star Holiday Villa” We have just returned from a three week trip to Floida staying in this property for the final week of our vacation. We are all agreed that this property was the most well appointed, and comfortable villa we have sta  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast” Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely tho  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cheddar

Somerset / Cheddar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful cottage” We spent a wonderful time in Cheddar, we got a very warm welcome, where everything was already prepared for us. Andrew and his wife are lovely and really dog loving. The cottage is perfect equiped and clean and very cosy. Cheddar is  …see more

from £75 / night

£365 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Quinns Rocks holiday bungalow rental

Quinns Rocks / Butler

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!” We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for. Sara was so helpful and made herself available wit  …see more

from £156 / night

£553 - £1150 / week

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from £156 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fearnan

Loch Tay / Fearnan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Beautiful lakeside modern and beautifully furnished house. With two Munros within 10 minutes drive it provides a great base for walkers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts. The house is also a great venue for rest and relaxation.<br />This is a sophisticated and  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Shorwell holiday cottage rental

Isle of Wight / Shorwell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“By far the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed at” Really enjoyed our short stay, the cottage exceeded all our expectations. Looking forward to returning for another, longer break soon.  …see more

from £99 / night

£345 - £965 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Passo del Tonale

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£308 - £694 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £122 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bonsall holiday barn rental

Matlock / Bonsall

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic location, quality accommodation with lovely finishing touches” We stayed with our 2 year old in June and were pleasantly surprised at the high standard of the accommodation. From the drench shower, lovely country kitchen to the really comfy be  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

22

Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“we will return next year!” the accommodation was excellent. the layout was very good. the fenced in garden was ideal .being part of a small touring caravan site did not intrude on our stay. the exercise field for the dogs was very large and well fence  …see more

from £60 / night

£210 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in La Cellette

Creuse / La Cellette

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house. The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days. Terri and Kieth were gre  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“An amazing Villa” This Villa is absolutely fantastic! The quality of the decor and furniture are top class, the kitchen has a high standard of equipment and utensils. The agents, Julie and Steve, were very helpful and only a phone call away. Excellen  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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from £165 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bontddu

Snowdonia National Park / Bontddu

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
** Special offer Sept -Oct - 3 nights £195 ** Cozy, detached, three-bedroom cottage. Perfect for families, couples and small groups. Set in a sunny, south-facing, elevated position within Snowdonia National Park with views of the Cadir Idris mountain range and Ma  …see more

from £70 / night

£255 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Gigondas holiday chateau rental

Gigondas / Le Petit Montmirail

8 12 5 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well  …see more

from £632 / night

£4386 - £6579 / week

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from £632 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Pamiers with shared pool

Pamiers / Saint Victor Rouzaud

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Cosy 2-person fully-equipped self-catering apartment. Peaceful rural setting, gardens and plunge pool. Explore the Ariege - visit prehistoric caves, Cathar castles, picturesque towns and villages, country walks.  …see more

from £46 / night

£272 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criel-sur-Mer

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km

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from £36 / night

£220 / week

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from £36 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co  …see more

from £84 / night

£509 - £2281 / week

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from £84 / night