Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79476)

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 shared pool in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Clohars-Carnoet

Finistere / Clohars-Carnoet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£222 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sidmouth

Devon / Sidmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Peaslands” The house has been extended and with the open-plan groundfloor gives excellent accommodation leading to a small outside area for dining and relaxing. All equipment and facilities provided,along with cookbooks. The house is in a grea
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from £50 / night

£325 - £775 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with indoor pool in Ruppichteroth

North Rhine-Westphalia / Ruppichteroth

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £117 / night

£634 - £2746 / week

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from £117 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable home, Lovely Views, Beautiful Area” I had a beautiful stay with my girlfriend, the local beach, restaurants and villages were exactly what we wanted for our romantic weekend getaway. I would definitely go back and I would definitely stay i
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from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday cottage letting

Pembrokeshire / St. Dogmaels

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£360 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Wigtown with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Wigtown

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£250 - £445 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Anstruther holiday cottage rental

Fife / Anstruther

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely spacious, clean cottage in excellent location with helpful owner” The cottage was clean and had every thing a family on holiday could need. The pub next door does not adjoin and was no issue. We had two weeks of good weather and had fun explori
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from £95 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Playa de Tauro

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £164 / night

£1423 - £3164 / week

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from £164 / night

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Home rental in Vals-les-Bains

Ardeche / Vals-les-Bains

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Acquacalda holiday home rental

Lipari / Acquacalda

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £69 / night

£432 - £819 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday home in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £104 / night

£725 - £925 / week

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from £104 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Leeds Castle

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Fantastic!” We was here Monday-Friday celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time the lodge had everything you needed. It was close to resturants which was good as we dont drive. We walked to Leeds Castle which took around an hou
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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha
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from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc holiday log cabin accommodation

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic” Well,what can I say. Travelled to Valley View with my wife and daughter. An absolutely stunning location with a log cabin to match. Everything you could want is supplied in the lodge from utensils,right through to bedding and to
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from £69 / night

£406 - £644 / week

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from £69 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking. We had no problems at al
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from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
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from £131 / night

£766 - £2074 / week

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from £131 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Condo rental in Giarre

Province of Catania / Giarre

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£535 - £802 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Bayeux

Calvados / Bayeux

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £171 / night

£1078 - £1371 / week

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from £171 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday condo in Bruggen

North Rhine-Westphalia / Bruggen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£216 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Wimereux

Pas-de-Calais / Wimereux

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £74 / night

£302 - £406 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment letting

West Sussex / Shoreham-by-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“spotlessly clean, great location, very accessible to londan and brighton” We travelled from the south of ireland to the uk in august and had a wonderful holiday from our base at apt. 11 shoreham by sea, waters edge. We had our own parking space. Al
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from £100 / night

£460 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Ballygarrett

Gorey / Ballygarrett

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £57 / night

£388 - £604 / week

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from £57 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

11

Westport holiday bungalow rental

County Mayo / Westport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location for exploring Mayo, whether beaches, walking, cycling or driving” We are a family of 5 with dog. There are many places to visit which appeal to all the family and sites to see regardless of weather. Wet suits a plus for visits to the be
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Certificate of Excellence

from £65 / night

£324 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

(43) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Dunfanaghy holiday cottage rental

County Donegal / Dunfanaghy

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Derryreel cottage” Stayed for 3 days. It was a lovely spacious comfortable house to rent out. Anita the owner was lovely to deal with & had left extra little touches to make our stay more enjoyable. We had 2 small children & the house was perfect. Enj
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from £50 / night

£250 - £475 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Chatel ski apartment to rent.

Abondance / Chatel

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£225 - £259 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £103 / night

£721 - £875 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Really enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect. The property was very clean, homely, well equipped and the bed was very comfortable too. It was everything we needed for our weeks stay in Lowestoft babysitting our Grandchildren and an added b
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from £65 / night

£380 - £625 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Argeles-sur-Mer holiday villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa, great vacation” Villa Failte is an ideal family setting. We could not fault the facilities. The layout of the villa is ideal for two or more couples or families sharing. The downstair's master bedroom has it's own bathroom whilst the ups
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from £160 / night

£2000 - £2250 / week

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from £160 / night

(31) Excellent 

40

Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Insch holiday home rental

Aberdeenshire / Insch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £145 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £145 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rovinj

Rovinj / Rovinj Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Just returned from a lovely stay at blue tit lodge at Tattershall lakes. The lodge was lovely, great hot tub overlooking the jet ski lake with great views of Tattershall castle . The lodge had everything you needed for a great relaxing stay.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1195 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

7 10 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Aberdeenshire / Banchory

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Ploubalay

Cotes-d'Armor / Ploubalay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£453 - £794 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Average 

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Trois Rivieres holiday bungalow rental

Basse-Terre Island / Trois Rivieres

2 4 1 night min

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

from £55 / night

£345 - £388 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely lovely” Stayed here with a group of friends recently for a winter warmer. What a lovely cosy friendly place to stay. Fantastic spacious apartment which was lovely and clean. Located close to a pub with great food and not to far from all the
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from £70 / night

£425 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

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