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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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Granary Cottage - Llangynidr, Brecon Beacons - Llangynidr cottage sleeps 6

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
A riverside cottage, originally part of a corn mill and built approximately 150 years ago on the banks of the Nant Cleisfer. Recently lovingly renovated into a contemporary mews style cottage in a peaceful courtyard setting. The cottage is located in the pretty Welsh v  …see more

from £75 / night

£394 - £507 / week

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from £75 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Roebel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £71 / night

£491 / week

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from £71 / night

(12) Excellent 

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The Bear's Den, near Nassfeld Ski - Kirchbach chalet sleeps 4

Carinthia / Kirchbach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
This is a magical winter wonderland during ski season (10 mins drive to International resort Nassfeld ) or the perfect outdoor sporting playground in summer, with mountain bike and hiking trails, horse riding, rafting and golf on the doorstep. The Bear's Den is a large  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Oldenswort

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

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Tirol / Zell im Zillertal

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £35 / night

£1074 - £1983 / week

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from £35 / night

(18) Excellent 

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"Penrhyn" - Nottingham bungalow sleeps 4

Nottinghamshire / Nottingham

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A 2 bedroom bungalow fitted to an excellent standard. Commanding position enjoying lovely rural views.The village is surrounded by beautiful Countryside and the bungalow is ideal for those in need of either a relaxing break or as a base from which to visit the numerous  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

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Upper Austria / Linz

3 10 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets;
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from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Rennerod

3 7 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £42 / night

£288 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Very Good 

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AGNADI SYROS STUDIOS - Megas Yialos-Nites hotel apartment sleeps 4

Syros / Megas Yialos-Nites

7 4 2 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
Very carefully built, in a wider estate of 4000 square meters and 30 meters away from the seaside, our studios are fully equipped with: Bathroom Kitchen (private in every studio and one of common use for every three rooms). Refrigerator TV Telephone  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £599 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Amazing 16th Century House 2 - Caromb apartment sleeps 4

Vaucluse / Caromb

2 4 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
A very large bright apartment with two terraces (sleeps 4/5) in an authentic 500 year old building with huge history and soul.We have two apartments available...This is apartment 2 (125sqm / 1345 sqf) on the second floor, with two bedrooms, living area, kitchen, bathroo  …see more

from £107 / night

£748 - £1018 / week

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from £107 / night

(14) Excellent 

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RyderCupLodge includes Leisure Club Membership - Gleneagles lodge sleeps 6

Auchterarder / Gleneagles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
The contemporary and stylish self-catering lodge, complete with private decking and forest views has two bedrooms with en-suite facilities (which can accommodate up to six guests) and is furnished, equipped, and decorated to the highest standards with panoramic views of  …see more

from £155 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £155 / night

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cuers

Studio 3 3 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£265 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

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Gutshaus Buberow / Apartment 3 - Buberow manor house sleeps 5

Gransee / Buberow

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Apartment 3 (70m ²): The apartment offers accommodation for 5 people. It has a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and is accessed through a walk in closet room with large wardrobe. In this room one sleeps with the stars in the night sky peeping through the skylig  …see more

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Smithy Cottage, Bellanoch, By Lochgilphead - Bellanoch cottage sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Bellanoch

4 4 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Have you ever looked at a house on a postcard and and thought 'I wish I could go there for a holiday'?Well, now you can!Smithy Cottage is idyllically situated by the water in the tiny Argyllshire village of Bellanoch, which is at the western end of the Crinan  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Very Good 

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The Lodge at Dovehouse Farm - Shustoke cottage sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Shustoke

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Ideally situated for the NEC, Resort World, golfing (The Belfry, Forest of Arden and Maxstoke), and a variety of outdoor pursuits (e.g. sailing, cycling, walking). The Lodge is an immaculately refurbished cottage set in the secure courtyard of Dovehouse Farm, which is a  …see more

from £69 / night

£447 - £609 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Lake Como / Pigra

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £129 / night

£684 - £847 / week

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from £129 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Malachi Luxury Apartment - Coleraine house sleeps 6

County Londonderry / Coleraine

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
This large self catering apartment (1260 sq ft ) has 3 bedrooms one en-suite and sleeps six with Super king, King and two Single beds, all deep mattresses for your comfort. It is on the Atlantic Road Coleraine and has all the modern touches you would expect in a luxury  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kittiwake House - St Monans house sleeps 7

Fife / St Monans

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
St. Monans (or St. Monance ) is in Fife in Scotland and lies between Pittenweem and Elie. Anstruther, Crail and St. Andrews are not far away.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"We are extremely proud  …see more

from £75 / night

£485 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Rottenburg am Neckar

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £26 / night

£180 / week

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from £26 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Annexe, Woodlands Farm - Bodle Street Green farmhouse sleeps 5

East Sussex / Bodle Street Green

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 22 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Dating back to the 17th century Woodlands Farm is set within 65 acres of farmland and woodland has been within the family for 150 years.The Annexe forms part of this detached house with which the owners live and work.Woodlands Farm is a fantastic choice for those famili  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £795 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bwthyn Moelwyn Cottage - Tanygrisiau cottage sleeps 4

Blaenau Ffestiniog / Tanygrisiau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 18 km; Child friendly ;
Moelwyn Cottage is a lovely 2 bed roomed stone Welsh miner's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia, in an area that offers some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in England and Wales. The cottage has recently been completely renovated to provide an open plan living  …see more

from £67 / night

£246 - £533 / week

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from £67 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua - Miranda finca sleeps 6

State of Mato Grosso do Sul / Miranda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
The Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua is a bed and breakfast located on a working ranch (fazenda) in the "Portal do Pantanal" (Gateway to the Pantanal - 15kms from Miranda Centro).Our guests can expect: High quality tours in small, private groups; A multi-lingual team f  …see more

from £100 / night

£4123 / week

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from £100 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Scena

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £62 / night

£431 / week

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from £62 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Grange (Mansion House Apartment) - Barrowden - Rutland apartment sleeps 4

Rutland / Barrowden, Rutland

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Set within the magnificent Mansion House at Tixover Grange in England's smallest county of Rutland this beautifully-located two bedroom, first floor apartment, enjoys private landscaped gardens and lakes bordering the River Welland and surrounding countryside. The bui  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Belle Vue - Saint Genis des Fontaines villa sleeps 4

Pyrenees-Orientales / Saint Genis des Fontaines

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
20% Discount for August week 13th-20th! Belle Vue is a charming stylish villa with attractive south facing garden in a quiet residential corner of a traditional village. Sunlight floods into the open plan lounge diner which has double aspect french doors and breakfast  …see more

from £86 / night

£641 - £726 / week

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from £86 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Manorafon Isaf - Llangrannog apartment sleeps 5

Ceredigion / Llangrannog

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Manorafon Isaf is a fully refurbished 2 bedroom ground floor apartment, in the seaside village of Llangrannog., which was voted one of the top ten places to visit in the UK in 2013 by Country Living magazine. Less than 100 metres level walk from the beach, this bright  …see more

from £75 / night

£250 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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NEW: 15 metres from beach! (3) - 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 0.015 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
NEW APARTMENT LISTING: This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has all the popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, movies, high speed WiFi Internet and access to a beautiful, peaceful, roof-top terrace with sea views, trees, plants, bamboo decor, sunbeds, patio sofas,  …see more

from £23 / night

£161 - £378 / week

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from £23 / night

(19) Excellent 

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The Old Barn in Lerné - Lerne barn sleeps 2

Chinon / Lerne

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 300 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This old stone barn was part of an abandoned farm that has been lovingly restored over the last eight years. Sitting on seven acres, in a magical setting with stunning views of the Chateau Montpensier and the surrounding fields, this holiday rental is perfect for those  …see more

from £107 / night

£748 / week

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from £107 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Baca Ruadh Cottage - Staffin cottage sleeps 6

Isle of Skye / Staffin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Baca Ruadh Cottage. Is a newly Built Cottage on 1 floor finished to a very high standard. The cottage has a large open plan Kitchen/Dinning/Lounge, with fully equipped Kitchen. The room has solid oak flooring & furniture, 2 & 3 seat leather sofa's with the  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £680 / week

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Rob's cottage - Schoorl cottage sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Schoorl

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
This detached cottage with its own private character is located at 250 meters distance from the dunes and forest and within 3 minutes walking distance to Schoorl centre.The cottage has a private terrace of 30 m2. On the same property is the owner's House. It has a  …see more

from £65 / night

£364 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Knocklofty with hot tub - Bearsted house sleeps 4

Maidstone / Bearsted

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
New on the market and completely refurbished to a high standard, our gorgeous, quirky Victorian cottage ‘Knocklofty’ is the perfect escape from the busy world and for those looking for a stylish and luxurious break in a quiet and peaceful setting. Located in the vil  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ardeche / Saint-Sauveur-de-Cruzieres

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

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South Moravian Region / Breclav

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Le Marronnier: holiday cottage near Utah Beach - Sainte-Marie-du-Mont cottage sleeps 2

Manche / Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
Traditional stone cottage in the heart of the D-Day landings, 2km from Utah Beach, in a rural hamlet of stone houses, dairy farms and cider orchards, close to shops, beaches and restaurants and set in a regional wildlife and nature park. The cottage is freshly renovat  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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THE WILD BOARS - STUNNING BARN CONVERSION - Caprignana apartment sleeps 4

Province of Lucca / Caprignana

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
I invite you to spend a dream Five Star holiday at my beautiful northern Tuscan property known as ‘I Cinghiali’ or ‘The Wild Boars’ in the hills of the Garfagnana, a magical green oasis where the pace of life has changed little over the ages. No famous artworks  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £1250 / week

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from £158 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vaucluse / Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Casa Gardo - Sayalonga villa sleeps 4

Costa del Sol / Sayalonga

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This villa is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday, set in the tranquil surroundings of the Andalucian hills with spectacular views of the Mediterranean. A light and airy villa, with BBQ and private 8m x 4m swimming pool. The local village of Sayalonga has  …see more

from £52 / night

£364 - £642 / week

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from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Mistletoe Cottage - 4STAR - Yoxford cottage sleeps 2

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This charming red brick 18th century cottage is set in pretty gardens providing a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has achieved the Visit England 4STAR rating. There is a lovely patio with garden furniture and BBQ to be enjoyed. The sitting room with its traditional wood  …see more

from £49 / night

£265 - £425 / week

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Tirol / Lienz

1 3 1 night min stay

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

£428 / week

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from £60 / night

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