Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (45554)

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 bungalow in Corralejo

La Oliva / Corralejo

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very welcome winter break” The house is situated in a very convenient location. The temperature was a respectable 22 degrees for March. The house has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. There is a supermarket just across the street and a couple
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from £45 / night

£225 - £522 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Callington with shared pool, golf nearby

Cornwall / Callington

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool

from £240 / night

£1095 - £2898 / week

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from £240 / night

(25) Very Good 

19

Holiday bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable ,well situated bungalow.” A small bungalow but with everything you would need. It was very warm with excellent central heating and a powerful fire. Very near the centre of Keswick and there was a fishshop and a grocer 2 minutes walk away.
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from £65 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(36) Excellent 

23

Perth holiday cottage rental

Perth / Forgandenny

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Horselea holiday cottages - ideal accomodation” Beautiful cottages would recommend to anyone. Cottages are set in such a tranquil surrounding with lovely views. Inside the cottages are very comfortable and beautifully finished to a high standard.
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from £170 / night

£720 - £1365 / week

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from £170 / night

(10) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Clonmany

County Donegal / Clonmany

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We all had a delightful stay in this lovely comfortable cottage and appreciated the care and attention given to us on arrival and throughout. A great place to explore that corner of Donegal.
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from £94 / night

£424 - £551 / week

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from £94 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Ballymoney

County Antrim / Ballymoney

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet peaceful relaxing place to recharge!” A lovely little place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet!A great base from which to explore our beautiful coast.John and Helen are lovely friendly people so welcoming!I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

26

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Hua Na

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic condo, attention to detail, Graet value and supper location with pool leading to the main Hua Hin beach.” Just arrive and enjoy, you wont be sorry. We spent 3 week in Ban San Deo ...... tryed to book again for next year but booked already!
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from £66 / night

£305 - £390 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in Penryn

Falmouth / Penryn

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb quality apartment” A truly lovely apartment, spotlessly clean, finished to a very high standard, ideally located for seeing Cornwall, we would highly recommend this apartment and we will be booking again for next year.
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from £54 / night

£375 - £1325 / week

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from £54 / night

(1) Very Good 

21

Argeles-sur-Mer / Argeles sur Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £46 / night

£317 - £659 / week

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from £46 / night

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Herault / Creissan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

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(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Crail

Fife / Crail

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing break” Lovely cottage. Had a relaxing weekend. Was there for mother in laws 85th birthday and she said it was best birthday she has had . Great location, a short walk to coastal path that has stunning views across the Firth of Forth.. Shops n
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from £79 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £79 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Loire-Atlantique / Pornic

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£248 - £507 / week

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from £45 / night

(20) Very Good 

19

Ski chalet to rent in Montriond

Morzine / Montriond

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Comfy, well equiped, well situated chalet” Loved this chalet! It was comfortable with everything we needed. Showers and kitchen good, and ski locker appreciated. Key safe also useful, so our party could come and go at different times. Stairs fairly
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from £90 / night

£625 - £995 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

19

Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.
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from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage in Culdaff

Culdaff / Inishowen

4 7 3 nights min

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

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(55) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a
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from £95 / night

£680 - £750 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

26

Someraro holiday apartment rental

Stresa / Someraro

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Neuvic

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£424 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£450 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

Holiday bungalow in Clonmany

Clonmany / Tullagh Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Everything you could wish for!” From the moment we arrived, we knew this was a special place. The owners had kindly left a selection of baked goods for our arrival as well as boxes of toys for our young children to play with! The selection of gardens
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from £130 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £130 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Schull holiday home rental

County Cork / Schull

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Do it, Do it, Do it.” OK, so after literally weeks of on-line hunting for the perfect family vacation with 4 young children (ages 7-14), I contacted an Irish friend who recommended SW Ireland in general and Schull in particular. As my wife's and my
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1465 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kinlochleven

Lochaber / Kinlochleven

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy, perfect weekend” Loved this little apartment. Everything you could wish for and lots of added extras left by the owners. Very easy to locate property and access to the apartment (with clear instructions from owner which is always helpful). Would
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from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

(47) Very Good 

28

Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
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from £60 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

26

Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful” Beautifully fitted apartment in a perfect location right on the quay within staggering distance of some great restaurants. We had an excellent off season week in warm Mediterranean sunshine getting to know this lovely part of France. Will
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from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Maleme

Chania Prefecture / Maleme

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“A place to come back to.” Summerlodge is a very nice and cozy place. We will never forget the first time we came there. Nice houses in really Greek style and a pretty garden. To sit in their pergola and get breakfast, or other things during the day,
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from £26 / night

£178 - £327 / week

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from £26 / night

(13) Very Good 

9

Isle of Portland holiday home rental

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a beautiful place” Very well presented house with great sea views from 2 of the 3 bedrooms. Small park, local shop and beach all within 5 minute walk.
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from £75 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Mijas Centre

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Brillaint - Better than I could have wished for!” I loved this Villa as soon as I saw the pictures and thought it would be perfect for our stay! But after being there I have to say the pictures do not do it justice! There is more than enoug
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from £377 / night

£2640 - £4614 / week

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from £377 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ventnor holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Highly recommended” Lovely, spotlessly clean accommodation situated in a quiet central location. We all enjoyed our stay at Plum Cottage and would definitely recommend..
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from £110 / night

£600 - £1090 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment
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from £50 / night

£281 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Minchinhampton holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Minchinhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £123 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £123 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Hesse / Homberg

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Siniscola / La Caletta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£149 - £564 / week

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from £22 / night

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Hautes-Alpes / Savines-le-Lac

2 7 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £67 / night

£469 / week

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from £67 / night

(109) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.
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from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£534 - £890 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £50 / night

£345 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£585 - £1102 / week

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from £191 / night

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