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Rural retreats (45805)

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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Cala Gonone holiday apartment rental

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cosy place close to the sea” The house has everything you could need for a great stay. Since we needed sleeping space for 7 people, the living room was converted into an extra bedroom through the use of the sofa bed, but the garden became ou
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from £70 / night

£450 - £888 / week

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from £70 / 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
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from £89 / night

£598 - £797 / week

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from £89 / night

(28) 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
“Comfortable and child friendly, great location.” We stayed here for a week with our two young children and were very happy with our choice. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable and in a great location within walking distance of the to
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from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Aglish holiday cottage let

County Waterford / Aglish

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £49 / night

£262 - £346 / week

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from £49 / night

(5) Very Good 

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76

Villa rental in Pissouri with swimming pool

Limassol District / Pissouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.125 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, great location.” The villa was fantastic with everything you need for a great holiday - a pool table to keep everyone entertained when you want a break from the sun, a great pool, shaded areas around the pool. TV with all the channels
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from £93 / night

£645 - £1014 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Auriac

Correze / Auriac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£257 - £363 / week

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from £36 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect apartment” We have just returned from a perfect week away at The Peninsula. The apartment is very special with breath taking views of the mountains and the sea. This extremely well equipped apartment is spacious, comfortable and feels like a
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from £58 / night

£400 - £830 / week

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from £58 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home letting

Dartmoor National Park / Okehampton

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great place to stay” Very happy with the accommodation, clean and tidy.With everything you could need for your stay. Situated in a lovely location and only a 15 min walk to the nearest Pub. We were made very welcome and would definitely like to re
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from £67 / night

£469 - £490 / week

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from £67 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful home-beautiful location” Jasmine cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need for a self-catered stay. My husband and I were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a wedding along with our 2 adult children and our son's fiance. The space
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from £100 / night

£355 - £580 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Cottage in a picturesque Village” An absolutely beautiful village in North Yorkshire is the perfect back drop for Sunnyside Cottage. A cosy cottage with everything you could need for a fantastic break. The cottage is true to its heritage with
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from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday home rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beadnell break” This was are second visit to Beadnell this year but not at this property. This is by far the best property we have stayed at. The house is in a excellent location for the fantastic dog friendly beaches. Very well equipped and very clea
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from £50 / night

£285 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puicheric holiday gite accommodation

Aude / Puicheric

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place for a family vacation” We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect. Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a relaxing holid
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from £80 / night

£346 - £487 / week

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Le Russey holiday apartment rental

Doubs / Le Russey

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £62 / night

£434 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Torquay holiday townhouse rental

Victoria / Torquay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£719 - £1318 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Glen Roy

Fort William / Glen Roy

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lochaber cottage” Very nice beautifully situated cottage above the Roy river with a fine outdoor area. Well equipped kitchen and excellent interiors generally. 4 people maximum. Excellent place. Don't go to the Stronlossit hotel for food. The beer is
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from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(27) Very Good 

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22

Mallwyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic fully loaded beautiful cottage” I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. It's in a fantastic location for all sorts of trips out. You are right in the countryside and yet can be on the beach within c.20 minutes (depending on roadworks)
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from £55 / night

£270 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(37) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Windsor

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Little chauntry” The house is lovely, easily fitted in our family of five as doyble beds as 6 ft each House is very nicely decorated and jill was always prompt in replying to emails
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from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

Bungalow rental in Rhoscolyn

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another perfect stay in this bungalow. Beautiful spot” The bungalow is well equipped and ideally situated. 10 minute walk to lovely beach. In my opinion the best beach on Ang,esey
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1140 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Listowel

County Kerry / Listowel

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Wroxham self catering holiday home rental

Wroxham / Belaugh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Xmas Holiday” We booked this property as we have family in Norfolk and wanted an House big enough to be able to entertain them and the house certainly did that!!! The living and dining area are excellent for guests and we sat 12 around the dining ta
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from £175 / night

£995 - £1575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £175 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Montrose holiday home rental

Angus / Montrose

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Cottage Wonderful views” Tastefully decorated & comfortably slept 8, with 2 bedrooms on ground floor helped with elderly relatives. Great views over the basin watching the wildlife.Very clean and well maintained cottage ( felt like new).A sm
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from £120 / night

£675 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cheddar / Draycott

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of
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from £65 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Loosdrecht holiday chalet rental

North Holland Province / Loosdrecht

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A very nice relaxing stay” A very nice little chalet, south facing so lots of sunshine if you want to relax. Bedroom, bathroom and lounge- kitchen area very clean and airy. I would definitely recommend it for a couple but not more. The site is very ni
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from £62 / night

£404 - £829 / week

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from £62 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Beaulieu

Brockenhurst / Beaulieu

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£520 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Penycwm

Pembrokeshire / Penycwm

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£325 - £925 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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20

Holiday apartment rental

Villamartin / Las Violetas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Las Violetas Apartment” Our stay in the apartment in Las Violetas was perfect from start to finish, perfectly situated for the Plaza just a few minutes walk from the apartment with lots of really nice restaurants to choose from. Lovely beaches a shor
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from £31 / night

£185 - £399 / week

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(40) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Over Haddon

Bakewell / Over Haddon

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Barn and location” We have just returned from a lovely weekend at The Dutch Barn. The location is stunning and the barn itself is clean, comfortable and equipped to a very high standard. The hot tub was much appreciated and enjoyed after lon
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from £114 / night

£618 - £1202 / week

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from £114 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Rheenendal

Knysna / Rheenendal

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £45 / night

£290 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday condo in Nasugbu

Batangas Province / Nasugbu

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £171 / night

£956 / week

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from £171 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almoradi

Province of Alicante / Almoradi

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“*********SUPERB APARTMENT**********” Stayed here for nineteen nights in may / june, the apartment was very easy to find not far off the exit of the AP7. We were met on arrival by (big) Colin who was a complete gent and very informative. The apartment
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from £17 / night

£117 - £182 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £17 / night

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Villa rental in Ko Lanta with swimming pool

Krabi Province / Ko Lanta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £135 / night

£755 - £3097 / week

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from £135 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.
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from £80 / night

£360 - £675 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Middleton on Sea

Bognor Regis / Middleton on Sea

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great stay” The owners showed great service, with really nice touches. The property is superbly designed and equipped. The accommodation flows really well, even the annex portion is part of the house. Lots of storage. The location is great for the
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from £200 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mulranny

County Mayo / Mulranny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £75 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £75 / night

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Holiday bungalow rental

Province of Tucuman / Tafi del Valle

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £36 / night

£248 / week

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from £36 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great villa, town and weather!” The Whiterocks villa was superb with all the amenities you would need, in particular the pool was extremely clean and we used it every day in our 2 week stay. The views from the villa were breathtaking! Balchik is
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from £65 / night

£850 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£1054 - £2107 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £151 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castlebar

County Mayo / Castlebar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£450 - £475 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ventnor / Bonchurch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Well equipped. Hidden away. Lawn shaded from weather from all directions except south. Cosy. Beautiful place in a beautiful place.
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from £90 / night

£450 - £1960 / week

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