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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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Romantic Getaway by the Sea (180-degree views) - Kerbors house sleeps 4

Cotes-d'Armor / Kerbors

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
This is the perfect place to have a peaceful vacation or a romantic getaway. "The house offers the best sea view of the area" say local people.The house has an open floor plan, with windows on all sides for the view, and direct sunlight in the evenings to enjo  …see more

from £83 / night

£577 - £1193 / week

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from £83 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Salt Herrings - Cellardyke cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Cellardyke

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
Salt Herrings is a luxury conversion of an old Cooperage set in a spectacular waterfront location. This stunning and immaculate self catering property is an ideal holiday home for those who wish to spend time by the sea in a beautiful setting. This Fife cottage is perfe  …see more

from £89 / night

£410 - £725 / week

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from £89 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Villa Azzurra - Torre San Gennaro villa sleeps 5

Province of Brindisi / Torre San Gennaro

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.35 km; Swimming pool;
Tiled entrance courtyard with mature plum and newly planted kumquat and lemon trees, in gravelled beds set with flowering shrubs and a cascading herb garden.Beautiful pool enclosure with shady gazebo and barbecue area for al-fresco poolside dining.Solid timber sun loung  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1200 / week

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from £115 / night

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Bevan House with NEW HOT TUB - Hundred House house sleeps 7

Llandrindod Wells / Hundred House

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The perfect Holiday home to rest and relax. The views from the windows are of rolling fields and Welsh hills. The log burner means homely warmth in the lounge whatever the season, and is a supplement to the oil fired central heating.Recently renovated property which i  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Conscottage - Killybegs cottage sleeps 5

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton  …see more

from £60 / night

£180 - £390 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Unique 17th Century Thatched Cottage - Okeford Fitzpaine cottage sleeps 6

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 39 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Netherway Farmhouse is a 17th century thatched cottage, one of 25 listed buildings in the conservation area of Okeford Fitzpaine, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages exhibiting rural charm and relaxed pace. Newly refurbished, the cottage is full of character and  …see more

from £150 / night

£380 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

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Mortagne-au-Perche / Le Theil

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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Pierrepoint B&B Farm Stay Chardonnay Suite - Tarrington b&b sleeps 3

Grampians / Tarrington

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 88 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
The Pinot Suite & the Chardonnay Suite at the rear of the Edwardian homestead are available and very private. Both suites have direct, private access to the car park; an ensuite; basic kitchen facilities (small microwave, fridge, jug, toaster); a television and access t  …see more

from £70 / night

£347 / week

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from £70 / night

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Jenny Wren Cottage - Middleham cottage sleeps 2

Leyburn / Middleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jenny Wren is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage. It is situated in a quiet lane leading to the church near the centre of Middleham, the childhood home of King Richard 111. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting the town's inns, restaurants and sh  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Rose Cottage - St Johns cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Man / St Johns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
A traditional Manx cottage of character, Rose Cottage is situated on a quiet road near the historic village of St Johns and only 3 miles away from the sandy beaches, shops and restaurants in the historic fishing port of Peel.The property has two bedrooms, (one double an  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

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CASA MAESTRALE - wonderful lakeview - Cannobio apartment sleeps 6

Lake Maggiore / Cannobio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
This well furnished home basks in its sunny position enjoying majestic lake views.This beautiful apartment has two master bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room, allowing for accommodation of up to 6 people. Every master bedroom has one confortable double bed. There  …see more

from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

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Vineyard cottage - Zidanica Rangus Romantic - Sentjernej cottage sleeps 4

Lower Carniola Region / Sentjernej

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; No pets allowed;
If you are an admirer of the grapevine and enjoy nature, peace and quiet, relaxation, the arched, mildewed wine cellar, wine tasting, home-made dry-cured meat products, firing up the brick oven, horse riding... then you are in for a truly memorable vacation with us. We  …see more

from £58 / night

£401 / week

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from £58 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bobtail Cottage - Winterton-on-Sea barn sleeps 4

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Child friendly ;
Bobtail Cottage is a newly renovated two bedroom converted stable which is a part of Church Farm Cottages in the seaside village of Winterton-on-Sea.The Cottage provides stylish holiday accommodation which enhances the natural beauty of the traditional Norfolk brick &am  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Beach House - Anna Maria Island house sleeps 8

Florida / Anna Maria Island

3 8 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The Beach House is situated on one of the quietest areas of the beautiful white sandy beach, that stretches from one end of the island to the other. A nature lovers paradise where you can sit on the balcony with a glass of chilled wine and watch the dolphins play in the  …see more

from £205 / night

£1485 - £2257 / week

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from £205 / night

(2) Excellent 

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The Space @ The Creamery - Torphins house sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Torphins

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 36 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Built in 2005 to house the Craigmyle Cheese company, the Creamery is a gorgeous building backing on to woods near the peaceful village of Torphins. It is 30 minutes from Aberdeen and the stunning secluded North East coastline and borders the Cairngorms National Park wit  …see more

from £95 / night

£575 - £675 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Loule / Querenca

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
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from £65 / night

£428 / week

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from £65 / night

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Province of Catania / Maletto

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Excellent 

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the hoot - lodge 29 - Rowardennan log cabin sleeps 8

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
'The hoot' lodge 29, is a spacious log cabin on the eastern banks of Loch Lomond. Well positioned in the Rowardennan estate, there are beautiful views from the lodge across Loch Lomond and of the surrounding mountains.The lodge has four bedrooms: master en su  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1040 / week

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from £120 / night

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Hautes-Alpes / Puy-Saint-Vincent

5 11 3 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £1095 / night

£1778 / week

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from £1095 / night

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Saarland / Illingen

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £37 / night

£231 / week

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from £37 / night

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NEW: Beautiful Apartment with 2 Terraces and Pool - Playa San Juan apartment sleeps 4

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
NEW: Beautiful two-bedroom apartment, completely redecorated, with two large terraces and swimming pool. All popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, and high speed WiFi Internet. Located just 150 metres from the sea shore. .......................................  …see more

from £28 / night

£196 - £469 / week

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from £28 / night

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Cottage in picturesque rural location - Saint-Saud-Lacoussiere gite sleeps 2

Dordogne / Saint-Saud-Lacoussiere

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Le Moulin de Mazieras has its own lake and stream and is surrounded by woodland so we are in the middle of nature which is perfect for the fauna and flora; we are in a noted area for a large range of orchid species as well as many other beautiful plants and the sound of  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Paddlers - Bexhill-on-Sea apartment sleeps 4

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Vandoies

1 3 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

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Gard / Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 79 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £69 / night

£419 / week

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from £69 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Tanhouse Studio Holiday Apartment - Culross apartment sleeps 2

Fife / Culross

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Culross in Fife is a unique survival, a village( town) which time has passed by; the most complete example in Scotland todayof a Burgh of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fabulous scenery is a draw to walkers or to those who prefer a gentle stroll. A friendly,  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Burnbank Lodges - Spean Bridge lodge sleeps 2

Lochaber / Spean Bridge

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The perfect hideaway for two at any time of year!Well appointed 1 bedroom lodges, idyllically set in spacious natural woodland on the banks of the River Spean, 9 miles north of Fort William at Spean Bridge. Tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and well equipped,  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 / week

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from £49 / night

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Goslar / Hahnenklee-Bockswiese

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £30 / night

£193 / week

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from £30 / night

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Lower Franconia / Bad Bocklet

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Cottage with private pool - Saint Palais de Phiolin cottage sleeps 4

Charente-Maritime / Saint Palais de Phiolin

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
This cottage is set in a quiet rural location with easy access to many beautiful towns including Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Talmont etc. It is about 30 mins to the coastal resorts of St Georges de Didonne , Meschers and Royan. Take a day trip to the Isles de Re and Oleron a  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £790 / week

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from £43 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Townend Holiday Cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 2

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Stonefolds Farm Cottage - Fyvie cottage sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Fyvie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Stonefolds farm cottage is one of 3 high quality cottages we have on our farm. We also have a 3 bedroom cottage and a smaller 2 bedroom cottage.Please inquire for details.Furnished to a high standard, It has a double and a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over the bat  …see more

from £90 / night

£360 - £425 / week

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from £90 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Eagle Bay Cottages - Keose cottage sleeps 2

Isle of Lewis / Keose

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Perched on a rugged stone headland high above the sea, these sophisticated hideaways provide the perfect retreat for couples seeking intimate seclusion.Rising from the stone ruins of nineteenth century Blackhouses, these beautiful turf-roof cottages were designed by Awa  …see more

from £290 / night

£1440 - £2110 / week

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from £290 / night

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Mizpah Ecolodge - Benson lodge sleeps 4

Wallingford / Benson

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Mizpah Ecolodge is an open plan 46m2 newly refurbished lodge with a fully equipped kitchen, shower room, and living accommodation. The lodge is fully furnished with a double bed, a sofa bed, dining table with 4 chairs and plenty of storage space. It can easily accommod  …see more

from £50 / night

£450 - £590 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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5 Residenz Zwieselstein - Zwieselstein apartment sleeps 4

Tirol / Zwieselstein

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
‘Residenz Zwieselstein’ is a beautiful, luxury complex of 12 apartments perfectly set up for a fabulous skiing or summer holiday in the Tyrol. Apartment 5 is situated on the ground floor. The Lounge is stylishly furnished with quality fittings; a black leather L-sha  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

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Visayas / Tablas Island

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £22 / night

£129 / week

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from £22 / night

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Ardeche / Beaumont

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £99 / night

£620 / week

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from £99 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Glendale Cottage - Carbost bungalow sleeps 5

Isle of Skye / Carbost

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Delightfully situated in mature sheltered garden with views to Loch Harport and the Cuillin Mountains, Glendale Cottage is a bright, spacious and well appointed bungalow and the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the magical island of Skye. The Cottage is located  …see more

from £70 / night

£480 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

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Hesse / Nidda

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £52 / night

£308 / week

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from £52 / night

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the house under the pine tree - Kythira house sleeps 3

Piraeus Region / Kythira

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Perfect retreat for peace & tranquility tucked away in the glorious Kythera countryside.... with easy access to the market town of Potamos with its excellent shops with traditional products, restaurants and cafes. The country house is located at the edge of the pict  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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