Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (79003)

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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(34) Very Good 

12

Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.
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from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

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Ameland / Buren

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £73 / night

£505 - £564 / week

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avg. 57 minutes

from £73 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
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from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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
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from £100 / night

£650 - £2500 / week

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(5) Very Good 

37

Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with shared pool, golf nearby

Saint Mary Parish / Jolly Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“NICE AND QUIET PLACE” We stayed almost two months in the villa and really appreciate it. The villa is very clean and updated. We specially appreciated having all our meals outside looking at the very nice view. The extended deck is fantastic and th
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from £105 / night

£733 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect view” Very nice Location on the top of a small hill. Very friendly and responsive Family. Fantastic house for two families. We were 4 adults and 4 children. We only used 4 of the 5 bedrooms. Many different outside Areas suitable for all tim
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from £170 / night

£1017 - £2373 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £170 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Melanes holiday villa rental

Naxos / Melanes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£488 - £573 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure with swimming pool

Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure / Montemboeuf

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfectly situated property , comprehensive amenities for the whole family . Friendly and Helpful owners” Garry and Deana have a wonderful traditional granite and stone property , copious land to enjoy and wonderfully proportioned rooms with all mod
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from £185 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £185 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £85 / night

£382 - £509 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Bohinjska Bistrica holiday home rental

Upper Carniola Region / Bohinjska Bistrica

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£762 - £1246 / week

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from £115 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Mumbles

Swansea / Mumbles

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £80 / night

£440 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

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Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £200 / night

£949 - £1450 / week

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from £200 / night

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Vaucluse / Venasque

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £64 / night

£446 / week

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from £64 / night

(51) Excellent 

19

Winchcombe holiday cottage accommodation

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” The cottage is lovely! Some original features but with the luxury of central heating! We thought it was a fab touch to have wine and milk in the fridge, although we left it for the next guest as we'd already bought some with us. We then fo
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from £64 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Jura / Lons-le-Saunier

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£255 - £420 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room
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from £176 / night

£1229 - £1950 / week

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avg. 50 minutes

from £176 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Talpe

Galle / Talpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £94 / night

£586 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £94 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
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from £45 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £45 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barton-on-Sea

New Milton / Barton-on-Sea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely Fantastic apartment in a lovely quiet setting” The Apartment was all we needed and wanted. We were very close to the beach and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this to anyone as we truly enjoyed every minute!!
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from £77 / night

£475 - £695 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Houches ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely chalet, so comfortable and warm, loved the hot tub.” My partner and I with our friends and there children had a wonderful stay at Chalet Fiz. The garden is really nice and the area of Vaudagne is beautiful. There was no snow but we still enjoye
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from £211 / night

£1009 - £3278 / week

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from £211 / night

(7) Excellent 

40

Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

2 6 7 nights min

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

from £38 / night

£265 - £990 / week

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avg. 52 minutes

from £38 / night

(4) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Girvan

South Ayrshire / Girvan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Large comfortable cottage most suitable for a family holiday” As a frequent visitor to Girvan I enjoy the walking. It has a great beach for children and is dog friendly. There are many visitor attractions in the area. I will visit again
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from £65 / night

£380 - £560 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £65 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in High Burnside

Aviemore / High Burnside

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Excellent, Hot-tub & Pizza oven were two great additions . The holiday house itself had everything we needed and more.
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from £113 / night

£785 - £2300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £113 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £106 / night

£742 / week

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from £106 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and stylish in a stunning location” This beach fronting holiday accommodation is perfectly presented and conveniently located. It is new and beautifully furnished with comfort and style. Porth beach is between Watergate Bay and Newquay to
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from £90 / night

£570 - £1690 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Sainte-Marie-de-Campan holiday gite rental

Hautes-Pyrenees / Sainte-Marie-de-Campan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very enjoyable week in a region of France that we had never visited before.” Situated on the outskirts of the village of Sainte Marie de Campan, the gite is in an excellent location for exploring the delights of the French Pyrenees, whether by car,
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from £43 / night

£301 - £805 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Mill Cove

County Cork / Mill Cove

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful second visit!” We stayed at Crab cottage three years ago and vowed we would come back as we loved it so much. We were not disappointed on our second visit. The cottage was as well equipped, comfortable and clean as we remembered. Luckily we
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from £70 / night

£390 - £691 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Sheringham with golf nearby

Norfolk / Sheringham

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another happy week” This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage. Everything supplied that you could hope for. The weather was kind to us and so convenient for long walks with our dog. Would happily recommend canary cottage to friends. Thanks
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from £58 / night

£400 - £640 / week

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from £58 / night

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

2 10 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £17 / night

£255 - £1323 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £17 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

Aude / Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l
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from £108 / night

£750 - £1750 / week

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from £108 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tennies

Valentia Island / Tennies

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful home” The views are breathtaking at the house .. The hous3 itself is lovely and spacious and has everything you would need and only a short stroll to shops and pub and beach.. marie was most welcoming and friendly and her dogs are just gorge
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from £53 / night

£361 - £1145 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £53 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £95 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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(9) Average 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Gurnard

Isle of Wight / Gurnard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brillant” We visited gurnard pines for a weeks holiday,such a lovely week fantastic weather. Appartment/chalet was clean, had everything we needed especially for having children which was great! There is a huge bit of green for kids to play out on, be
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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Beamish holiday home rental

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Superb accommodation and facilities.” Ideally located to visit many attractions in County Durham and Northumberland this cottage had everything we could wish. The personal touch by way of contact from the owners both before and during our stay was muc
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from £65 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £100 / night

(41) Excellent 

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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
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
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from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(101) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Suffolk / Ipswich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely peaceful spot, cosy bolthole” Souter's barn is well stocked, well organised, with a welcoming bright and open living space. Gorgeous suntrap terrace surrounded by singing birds. The sort of place you leave thinking 'I wonder if they'll sell it
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from £80 / night

£430 - £710 / week

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avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

from £80 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Gortin holiday cottage rental

County Tyrone / Gortin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal
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from £65 / night

£250 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Culdaff

Culdaff / Inishowen

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Half -Term Break” This property in Culdaff was ideal for our family holiday. The living areas were very comfortable , the kitchen very well equipped, the utility room very useful with small grandchildren. Super to find cling wrap in the drawers & ga
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from £90 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Durbuy holiday cottage rental

Luxembourg Province / Durbuy

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £83 / night

£505 - £526 / week

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from £83 / night

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