Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (44876)

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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Apartment rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Albatros

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Simply the best” Simply the best apartment we have stayed in.All you need to take with you are your clothes.The decor and furnishings are top quality The shower on the roof terrace is fantastic Apartment was spotless Having milk water tea and coffee  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £540 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Old town/Moorish quarter

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fabulous apartment in a marvellous location” The apartment is situated on the edge of the old village of Frigiliana and as such is an ideal location for wandering the tiny streets of this marvellous place.Even at the end of October the weather was k  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £800 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday home in Mont Tremblant

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our beautiful log home is one of a kind. Hand-built, it features 2 bedrooms + den and library (futon that can be a bed or a couch) on the ground floor and the second floor is an open loft serving as a 4th bedroom. There is a wonderful masonry fireplace, dining, area, l  …see more

from £157 / night

£938 - £1200 / week

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from £157 / night

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Villa rental in Gran Alacant with swimming pool

Gran Alacant / Monte Y Mar

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Five bedroom Villa with large swimming pool, 4 bathrooms, wifi access on all three floors, aircon, english TV channels and fully equipped for a relaxing family holiday. Basement area with full facilities, ie kitchen, lounge, bedrooms and shower room.<br />Basemen  …see more

from £176 / night

£878 - £1229 / week

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from £176 / night

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Holiday cottage in Rosevidney

Penzance / Rosevidney

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Set in a beautiful old Cornish estate, Farm Cottage is a four star traditional cottage beautifully furnished and decorated. Set in gorgeous countryside close to St Ives, it is about 10 minutes from the nearest beaches. Fantastic solar heated swimming pool to enjoy.  …see more

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Oludeniz holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“No amount of adjectives could positively describe our wonderful stay...” The villa is sufficiently remote to afford you all the privacy you need. Mounted high up gives you splendid view of entire area. The village has all necessary cuisine and town be  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Very Good 

15

Salies-de-Bearn holiday cottage rental

Bearn / Salies-de-Bearn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“High-quality gite in a wonderful setting of green and rolling countryside” This was one of several good-quality, very nicely-presented gites next to the owners' fine old manoir. All have comfy furniture, good beds and bed-linen. They are well-equipp  …see more

from £53 / night

£329 - £825 / week

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from £53 / night

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Bovec ski home to rent.

Slovenian Littoral Region / Bovec

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Soča, Triglavski narodni park, muharjenje, adrenalinski športi, oddih, mir, tišina, udobje, Bovec, Trenta,  …see more

from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

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Cheltenham holiday barn rental

Cotswolds / Cheltenham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Fabulous tranquility” This was exactly what we were after for an Easter getaway. A peaceful, beautiful barn in the most wonderful surroundings. Lydia was an exceptional host, and the complimentary hot cross buns and jam were very happily received. I c  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday cottage in Aberystwyth

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This cottage enjoys stunning countryside views and is set on a working farm just outside of the seaside town of Aberystwyth, where there are plenty of beaches nearby, walks from the cottage and many other activities and attractions, Brynheulwen is ideally located to mak  …see more

from £97 / night

£355 - £811 / week

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from £97 / night

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Province of Trento / Pergine Valsugana

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary

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from £43 / night

£308 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Padstow Harbour

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ideally located in the heart of "Old Town" Padstow, Duke House apartments offer 4 Star Luxury self catering accommodation. Dukes Cabin is a beautiful spacious first floor apartment, furnished in a contemporary style perfect for couples or smal families.<br  …see more

from £85 / night

£700 / week

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from £85 / night

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Savoie / Brides-les-Bains

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £106 / night

£650 - £2369 / week

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from £106 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sauze-Vaussais

Deux-Sevres / Sauze-Vaussais

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
“Great family holiday - relaxed and laid back” We took our 4 children aged 4-12, and our mother, for 7 days here, and had a superb time. The house is large and well laid out, so there was plenty of room for playing, reading, relaxing, napping and so f  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £746 / week

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from £58 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Shanklin holiday apartment accommodation

Isle of Wight / Shanklin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Contemporary and comfortable” A modern, spotless apartment on ground floor, close to the town and the beach. A huge, comfortable bed and small, but well equipped, kitchen. Would definitely stay here again.  …see more

from £70 / night

£345 - £880 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
Luxury self catering for 2. Come and meet our herd of tame red deer for a truly unique experience while on holiday in Scotland. Stunning views can be enjoyed from your balcony of Ben Resipole. Drying room and large storage area available for outdoor enthusiasts.  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £425 / week

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from £80 / night

15

Cottage rental in Abbotsbury

Weymouth / Abbotsbury

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
A charming 2 bedroom traditional Dorset cottage situated on a working dairy and beed farm, a short walk from Chesil Beach and an easy drive from Weymouth, surrounded by stunning country side.  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Fournou

Lot / Fournou

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Family accommodation with pool and extensive grounds in beautiful, tranquil countryside setting.Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher.Stone converted barn.Free linen and towels.  …see more

from £79 / night

£483 - £615 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

Zell / Zellan der Mosel

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Delightful and bright, with gorgeous views to the Mosel from 3 windows, our modern apartment is a very comfortable 3+star standard. Our house is one of the prettiest along the Zell waterfront with the town centre precinct and winemaker cellars just 2 minutes walk.<br  …see more

from £79 / night

£448 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday gite in Jonzac

Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent hosts - couldnt do more for you or be more helpful” The hosts, Hugh and Dawn, were very friendly and went out of their way to help us and make our stay enjoyable. They sorted out a car problem for us (we couldnt have done it without them!)  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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from £95 / night

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Home rental in Cala Gonone

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
First floor - sea view apartment with 2 bedrooms is just 150m from the harbour of Cala Gonone. Spacious accommodation & lovely balcony to enjoy the views. Air conditioned as well,  …see more

from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Alhaurin Golf Resort

Alhaurin Golf Resort / Las Brisas Club

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely holiday and great place” We have been to Alhaurin a few times but this was the first time staying in this house. The house is in a lovely location looking onto the golf course. For keen golfers the clubhouse is a walk away and easily accessible  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £575 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday b&b in Blan

Tarn / Blan

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
RECREATION IN STYLE Surrounded by centuries-old trees in a 4 ha park, recreation and comfort await you in our Château de Dournes. Whether you are staying in one of the classy guest rooms with antique furniture or in one of our self catering holiday homes, whether  …see more

from £87 / night

£608 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Bansko / Belvedere Holiday Club

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
One bedroom fully furnished apartment just 500m from the gondola station. All appliances and cutlery/crockery. The best 4* complex in Bansko and 5mins walk to the slopes and centre of town. Apt looks over outdoor pool and faces the sun. Perfect for summer and winter.  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

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Pouzauges holiday home let

Pouzauges / Montournais

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A quiet location, ideal for those wanting to live the French lifestyle. It is an easy property to live in within easy reach of a cross section of activities including, canoeing, swimming, lakes, equestrian, beaches, walks, cycling, chateaus and the Puy du Fou  …see more

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Holiday apartment in Olpe

North Rhine-Westphalia / Olpe

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Apartment is located on the ground flour of the house in Oberveischede. It is one of the best villages in Germany (award wining 2012). The house stays in the forest and has a beautiful creek on the premises. Apartment was fully renovated in 2014.  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure with swimming pool

Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure / Montemboeuf

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place for a break in the High Charante” Everything we wanted. Comfortable, clean, and everything working. Good area with plenty of walking, cycling, sightseeing, local markets and restaurants. Supplies available in local village, with a gre  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Haute-Savoie / Doussard

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great stay all round.........” Had a great time at this lovely residence. Ideal for all sorts of activities - we managed walking, cycling, swimming and enjoying the local towns and villages and scenery. The property itself was really well equipped, v  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Lousa

Coimbra District / Lousa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 82 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for total relaxation” We stayed at the house for a week in July and the setting was just beautiful, we were very happy to sit on the sun terrace with a good book and just relax. There is also a gorgeous and almost private river beach abo  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 / week

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from £75 / night

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Chacewater holiday lodge rental

Cornwall / Chacewater

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Polgwedhen Lodge is a stylish, traditional pine Swedish lodge offering complete seclusion, privacy and exclusivity by a private ornamental lake, indeed its feet almost dip in the water! Set amidst extensive lightly wooded gardens within the grounds of Polgwedhen Farm, t  …see more

from £55 / night

£550 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Son Ferrer, Urbanitzacio

Majorca / Son Ferrer, Urbanitzacio

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nice house in Son Ferrer 5 minutes from Port Adriano and Magaluf with pool and capacity up to 8 people. It has a private pool, terrace with barbecue, living room and fully equipped kitchen. Ideal for families with children or groups of friends.  …see more

from £158 / night

£1062 - £1950 / week

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from £158 / night

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Protaras holiday villa rental

Protaras / Cape Greko

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury five bedroom seafront villa<br />Baby cots, camp beds, wheel chairs and many more items available upon request.  …see more

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Holiday cottage in St Martin, Cornwall

Looe / St Martin, Cornwall

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Close to the beach, 300 meters, it is ideal for families. Crabbing nets, fishing rods available ( just replace damaged or lost gear )<br />Sorry no cots available in this cottage  …see more

from £60 / night

£230 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

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Esperaza ski home to rent.

Aude / Esperaza

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Tranquil setting but some much to do nearby.” A car is essential both to get here and to make the most of the fabulous countryside, towns, villages and activities in this part France. Beaches, mountains, Spain and Andorra are only an hour or two away.  …see more

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L'Escala holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / L'Escala

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
Can Masramon is a beautiful villa with its own private swimming pool of 6x3, with views of the Montgrí Park and 900 metres from the beach.It consists of a suite and four double bedrooms, two with double beds, one with two single beds and one with two bunk beds. T  …see more

from £185 / night

£872 - £2500 / week

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from £185 / night

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Castiglione del Lago holiday villa rental

Province of Perugia / Castiglione del Lago

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Beautiful hill-top holiday villa, lovingly restored, overlooking the attractive Lake of Chiusi. Nearby there are many interesting remains of the Etruscan civilization which reached its maximum splendor between the 6th and 4th Centuries BC.  …see more

from £183 / night

£1281 - £2939 / week

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from £183 / night

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Holiday home in Oupia

Herault / Oupia

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“Holiday Heaven” On arrival in Oupia we made our way through the winding roads of the villiage and was bowled over by the tranquility of the athmosphere. We began to unwind and relax almost immediatly after the short drive along the motorway, from t  …see more

from £858 / night

£6000 / week

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from £858 / night

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Holiday apartment in Lignano Pineta

Lignano Sabbiadoro / Lignano Pineta

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Ideal for families with children - garage - lift - TV - washing machine - air conditioning unit (extra) - sheets first supplying included.<br />Use of air conditioner and weekly change of bed linen extra on request.  …see more

from £35 / night

£219 - £790 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday villa in Selva

Fasano / Selva

13 4 1 night min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Surrunded by the green hills of Fasano, a few kilometers from the main tourist attractions of the area of Bari and Brindisi, rises "Villa Rosato". Completely renovated in 2013, and keeping the original charm of the existing building in the center of Selva di  …see more

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Gaiole in Chianti

Province of Siena / Gaiole in Chianti

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 105 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Ideal location for couples and families, set within walking distance of Gaiole in Chianti with the typical Tuscan lifestyle at your doorstep. Perfect place to unwind and come back to after a cycle, a walk, or discovering the artistic and historic cities of Tuscany.<b  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 - £465 / week

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from £49 / night