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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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Rita's Apartment in Forio - Forio b&b sleeps 2

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A charming and bright Studio flat, recently restored with all the required comforts and wifi.The area in which the flat is situated offers to its guests a very comfortable and relaxing environment, from the balcony you can enjoy the beautiful view of Epomeo Mountain.The  …see more

from £42 / night

£292 - £584 / week

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from £42 / night

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Contemporary Ski Apartment Sleeps 4/6 - Morzine apartment sleeps 6

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Ski;
This is a perfect base for exploring the Port de Soleil Ski Area in both summer and winter but is also great to park the car up and ski/walk The views from the apartment are spectacular so you can enjoy being in the mountains whether you are in or out of the apartmen  …see more

from £70 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

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Pizzo Beach Apartment 73G - Pizzo Beach apartment sleeps 4

Pizzo / Pizzo Beach

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
This ground floor apartment has a beautiful garden with lush green grass, hedging surrounding the perimeter of the garden and a lemon tree. It also has a large shaded terrace area, suitable for dining throughout the day.The living area consists of a sofa (bed), dining s  …see more

from £45 / night

£292 - £524 / week

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Province of Foggia / Mattinata

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £59 / night

£375 - £750 / week

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from £59 / night

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Villa Montesa - La Herradura house sleeps 10

Almunecar / La Herradura

3 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool;
Villa Montesa is an amazing two floor property dominating the hills above La Herradura, in the heart of the Costa Tropical. Her incredible views embrace the Mediterranean, the hamlet of El Cerval, the valley of Rio Jate, and the Alpujarra. The peaks of Sierra Nevada are  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £1047 / week

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from £50 / night

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Les Arcs / Arc 1800

1 bedroomSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £68 / night

£211 - £799 / week

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Kalliani Private Villa with Breathtaking view

Chania Prefecture / Kissamos

3 bedroomsSleeps 65 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Kalliani stands in one of the best hilltop locations in Crete, it has a real 360 degree view. Terraces, balconies and poolside all have views of the magnificent Kissamos bay, its sparkling sea and the inland hills. The villa is just 0,4 km away from the village H  …see more

from £125 / night

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128 A QUINTA DE CERCA - Quinta De Circa house sleeps 6

Castro Marim / Quinta De Circa

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The property is located in the village of Castro Marim yet within 5-6 drive from the beach and the holiday resort of Monte Gordo. The town of Vila Real with its Yacht Marina and numerous shops and restaurants is also within 5-6 mins drive.It is also within 3 km form t  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £45 / night

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Cote d'Or / Selongey

2 bedroomsSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £47 / night

£248 - £866 / week

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from £47 / night

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Les Gites de Montinazeau - Le Montinazeau gite sleeps 4

Cheniers / Le Montinazeau

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 13 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Providing good value for money, the Gites offer comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation and are perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday in the beautiful 3 Lakes area (Les Trois Lacs) of the Creuse Valley. Each of the Gites in this converted barn are c  …see more

from £50 / night

£259 - £317 / week

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from £50 / night

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N-173 The Oaks - Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort apartment sleeps 6

Kusadasi / Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Swimming pool;
Modern apartment, sleeping 6 and set on a tree-covered hilltop with views of the national park sweeping right down to the Aegian coastline edge and Samos in the distance. En-suite and family shower room.The Kusadasi Golf & Spa Resort is a large, multi-facetted resor  …see more

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Vendee / La Chapelle-Achard

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
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from £106 / night

£715 / week

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from £106 / night

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Castellammare del Golfo / Scopello

4 bedroomsSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £38 / night

£250 - £575 / week

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from £38 / night

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Grapevines Villa with pool - Grapevines Villas villa sleeps 6

Makry-Gialos / Grapevines Villas

2 bedroomsSleeps 67 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
Our spacious villa is finished to the highest standard with a large balcony providing extra dining/sunbathing space. Large private roof sun terrace to soak up the sun and enjoy evening drinks with spectacular sea views.Full air conditioning throughout the villa, TV, DVD  …see more

from £35 / night

£250 - £980 / week

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from £35 / night

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Eure-et-Loir / Illiers-Combray

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £117 / night

£667 - £834 / week

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from £117 / night

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Sea Vista - luxury Villa with panoramic sea views!

Zakynthos / Tsilivi

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Sea Vista is a very luxurious villa, with panoramic sea views from its many balconies, combining the natural beauty of the area & the olive groves that unfold all around thus creating a unique sense of calm & peacefulness. Situated along a quiet country lane yet only 5  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1100 / week

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Province of Girona / Pontos

5 bedroomsSleeps 15Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £226 / night

£1818 - £2290 / week

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from £226 / night

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4 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool - Quillan villa sleeps 8

Aude / Quillan

4 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
A great villa suitable for a family holiday. The accommodation comfortably sleeps 8 people and comprises an open plan living area with dining area and substantial well-stocked kitchen. There are 3 double bedrooms upstairs together with a large bathroom. There is a furth  …see more

from £103 / night

£715 - £1219 / week

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Villa Thaliena - Vila Sol villa sleeps 8

Vilamoura / Vila Sol

4 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Thaliena is a beautiful and luxurious 4 bedroom (all en-suite) villa in a quiet and peaceful location on the 5 Star golf resort of Vila Sol. This spacious villa has been professionally designed and is well equipped with the comfort of the guest in mind. The priva  …see more

from £239 / night

£1667 - £3105 / week

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from £239 / night

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Neuf Manoir - Luxury Traditional Farmhouse

Pas-de-Calais / Desvres

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Great for children of all ages ;
If you want to take a break from the hustle and pollution of big city life - come and relax in our beautifully restored traditional farmhouse. It's set in a quiet village on top of rolling hills within the Boulonnais national park - a lovely area that most French are un  …see more

from £125 / night

£780 - £890 / week

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from £125 / night

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La Reserva Phase 1 - Cabopino apartment sleeps 5

Marbella / Cabopino

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Air conditioned , spacious 2 bedroomed , 2 full bathrooms apartment , Satelite TV with full sky package Sports and Movies(Also online Video Film Club ) , new LED TV ,All mod cons just like a real home from home , reserved car parking .5 Minutes from beach 15 Minutes to  …see more

from £35 / night

£160 - £445 / week

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Province of Bergamo / Riva di Solto

3 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £46 / night

£322 - £817 / week

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from £46 / night

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Villa Lelantos - Aphrodite Hills villa sleeps 10

Paphos / Aphrodite Hills

5 bedroomsSleeps 107 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Swimming pool;
Villa Lelantos is a superb five bedroom, detached family villa with large private heated infinity edge pool (with heating available), multiple terraces with sea and golf course views, all set in tranquil surroundings.The detached villa is one of the largest on the resor  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2780 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Manor Farm Cottage - Holmfirth cottage sleeps 6

West Yorkshire / Holmfirth

2 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 149 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The beautifully renovated Farmhouse Cottage provides high quality accommodation with original features and new fixtures and fittings, all of which combine character and modern day living perfectly. It sleeps 6 people in two fully furnished bedrooms which makes this prop  …see more

from £71 / night

£500 / week

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from £71 / night

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Krk Island / Malinska

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £55 / night

£385 - £607 / week

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from £55 / night

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Haus Jonghof- 2 bedrooms - Seefeld in Tirol apartment sleeps 6

Tirol / Seefeld in Tirol

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
At the edge of the charming town of Seefeld in Tirol, about 7 minutes walk from the pedestrian zone, Haus Jonghof. At the end of a cul-de-sac, set away from the main roads and overlooking the scenic mountain ranges. Apartment 1 is a total of 85 m2 and can accommodate  …see more

from £68 / night

£461 - £1091 / week

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Hesse / Frielendorf

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £88 / night

£613 / week

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from £88 / night

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Comfortable 4 bed detached holiday lodge

Callington / St Ann's Chapel

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley, a short drive from the beautiful market town of Tavistock and the rugged beauty of the Dartmoor National Park, this is detached holiday lodge set in the grounds of the historic Honicombe Manor House. The lodge itself offers comfo  …see more

from £105 / night

£350 - £800 / week

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from £105 / night

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Highland holiday let in stunning location

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

4 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stoer Villa is a recently refurbished traditional home, that is spacious and cosy - ideal for families and large groups. A perfect base for outdoor activities, Stoer has stunning views of the sea and mountains, great fishing, and a beautiful white sandy beaches.Stoer Vi  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 - £1050 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Luxury Vendee Villa - La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire villa sleeps 14

Vendee / La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

7 bedroomsSleeps 147 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool;
Ideal for 2, 3 or even 4 families, Self- Catering Modern Manor House in the Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France Luxury Vendee Villa is the perfect holiday rental choice for large families, friends staying together or Corporate events. Ultimate luxury - Newly Built to t  …see more

from £493 / night

£3450 - £5450 / week

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from £493 / night

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Zisolhouse - Noto farmhouse sleeps 4

Province of Syracuse / Noto

1 bedroomSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Situated at 1.5 km from the city of Noto, The house is composed by a large bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, an entrance area, a big veranda with a barbecue place and a parking place. The place provides complete independence and relaxing environment. The habitation has a  …see more

from £59 / night

£375 / week

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Fabulous flat 100m from the beach - Sant Antoni de Calonge apartment sleeps 6

Costa Brava / Sant Antoni de Calonge

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
You will find this very bright and airy apartment the most pleasant spot for your beach break, fully restored and boasting all the mod cons you could wish for. The American-style kitchen is fitted with appliances including a hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee make  …see more

from £90 / night

£516 - £645 / week

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à la campagne et à 10mn du centre UN VRAI PARADIS

Deux-Sevres / La Mothe St Heray

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Loue gite au cœur de la campagne d'une capacité de 4 personnes. Nous pouvons vous accueillir pour vos vacances, weekend, nuits mais aussi pour raisons professionnelles. Le gite est entièrement équipé (lave-linge, gazinière, micro-onde et TV) avec une chambre  …see more

from £42 / night

£167 / week

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from £42 / night

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Majestic Gardens 1 - Tersefanou apartment sleeps 4

Larnaka District / Tersefanou

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Majestic Gardens is based in the quiet traditional Cypriot village of Tersefanou, full of charm and friendly locals. It is located just 10 minutes from Larnaca airport or 90 minutes from Paphos airport, and 15 minutes from the marina, providing an excellent base from wh  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 / week

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Cantabria / Suances

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £50 / night

£292 / week

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La Croze d' Auziere - La Roque-Gageac farmhouse sleeps 10

Dordogne / La Roque-Gageac

6 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
There can be few better locations for a family holiday in the Dordogne than our lovely stone farmhouse. Set in a beautiful, peaceful location on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac, its only a short walk from resturants, boulangerie, canoeing and tennis. Y  …see more

from £250 / night

£1795 - £2195 / week

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Apartment "Sun" - Ivan Dolac apartment sleeps 7

Jelsa / Ivan Dolac

2 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.15 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Apartment is on the 1st floor of the house and just the owner lives in the ground floor. It has 2 sleeping romms with doble beds and a big living room with kitchen and dinning area, from where you enter to the great sea view balcony. 2 bathrooms with shower and one more  …see more

from £92 / night

£642 - £992 / week

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Holiday Villa with Swimming Pool, Almogia

Province of Malaga / Almogia

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Casa Blanca is situated just outside Almogia in a rural area with lovely far reaching views of the surrounding hills. Casa Blanca is a comfortable modern villa, on one level. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and good wardrobe and cupboard space. The kitchen is well eq  …see more

from £65 / night

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Venabu Hytter, Kilebu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 2

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
At Venabu Hytter you have an excellent base for short and long trips by foot, ski, cycle or car. In the evenings you have a cosy cabin with a fireplace in a quiet car-free area. You also can enjoy offerings at the nearby Venabu Fjellhotell. (Horses, bicycle, guided tour  …see more

from £125 / night

£640 / week

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SILVERDALE FARM HOUSE B&B Double room ensuite

Northumberland National Park / Rothbury

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
A beautiful stone built traditional British Farm House set in the rural hamlet of Snitter half a mile from Rothbury and Thropton which once was the main residence of the tenant farmer of Craigside estates. we are still situated right next door to the working cattle and  …see more

from £75 / night

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