Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77855)

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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17

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nerja

Nerja / Carabeo Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spectacular villa in the town center and the beach.  …see more

from £153 / night

£763 - £1611 / week

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from £153 / night

11

Madeira / Sao Vicente

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £373 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Average 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Costa del Sol / Nerja

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
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from £43 / night

£297 - £505 / week

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from £43 / night

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Kratie holiday guest house rental

Kratie Province / Kratie

7 14 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"Arun Mekong" is a traditional Cambodian Guesthouse located on a wonderful Island in the Mekong River near Kratie. Koh Trong Island is a calm place where you can discover traditional Cambodian culture and nature in a nut shell, relax on the river under huge Ma  …see more

from £22 / night

£153 / week

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from £22 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sarigerme

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise, beautiful rooms and stunning views” This is a beautiful boutique hotel/villa set within tropical looking landscape including an orange orchard and palm trees which you can see from the bedrooms and from the kitchen balcony. We picked orange  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £5350 / week

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from £250 / night

21

La Croix-Valmer holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / La Croix-Valmer

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.55 km
  • Child friendly
The following hotel-standard services are included over the course of your stay: household linen, towels and bed sheets, welcome basket with an assortment of coffees and teas, cosmetic products, weekly cleaning and full clean on departure.Facing the sea and surrounded b  …see more

from £400 / night

£2797 - £4780 / week

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from £400 / night

12

Namur Province / Mettet

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £67 / night

£469 / week

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from £67 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday farmhouse in Colmenar

Province of Malaga / Colmenar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 49 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A wonderful farmhouse in a magical location.” If you want a peaceful, relaxing holiday in a hidden corner of Spain, then this is the place to come. Simply wonderful !  …see more

from £81 / night

£581 - £907 / week

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from £81 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday barn in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Spice Barn is a luxuriously converted barn with the 5 Star 'Wow factor'. Perfect for a couple who who want a peaceful getaway or a honeymoon, this property has everything you need . It is part of our small hamlet comprising 4 other luxury cottages and our Old  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Saint-Cyprien

Pyrenees-Orientales / Saint-Cyprien

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This sunny apartment is ideally located mere minutes from the beach, making the perfect retreat for 6 happy holidaymakers wishing to explore this delightful region of France. The lounge is fit for relaxation after a day in the sun. Sink into the comfortable sofa and en  …see more

from £62 / night

£380 - £766 / week

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from £62 / night

23

Province of Terni / Acquasparta

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £60 / night

£339 / week

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from £60 / night

16

Ski apartment to rent in Gosau

Upper Austria / Gosau

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Our beautifully appointed apartment is south facing and overlooks the spectacular Dachstein mountain range. A short walk of one hundred metres will take you to the Hornspitz chair lift and fast access to the extensive Dachstein-West ski area (www.dachstein.at) which is  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1155 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Casoli

Province of Chieti / Casoli

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Casa Foelas is a large detached Italian country Villa.Situated on the outskirts of Casoli, in a small hamlet, the house enjoys all the benefits of a rural setting with spectacular views over the Italian country side, however, shopping and everyday amenities along with s  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday home in Cascastel-des-Corbieres

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
On a wine property domain, independant Family mansion up for 12 people with private pool  …see more

from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(1) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in Mawnan Smith

Falmouth / Mawnan Smith

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxed Self Catering with benefits” Clean with everything you could require for self catering. Car definitely preferable for access to FAlmouth, mawnan smith & all the sights nearby. Taxi to Falmouth approx 13 early evening and more for coming home.  …see more

from £71 / night

£268 - £1139 / week

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from £71 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Holiday home in Downings

Downings / Derryhassen

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“perfectly suitable for a rural holiday near to the beach” This rental gave us a very comfortable family holiday in a beautiful part of Donegal. Facilities were ample with good sized bedrooms and shower facilities which were essential after an exhil  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 / week

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from £93 / night

9

Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Beautiful holiday apartments, free wifi,100 metres to Blue Flag beach. free off road parking, sleeps 1 to 4 guests, add an additional double bedroom with en suite. Superb location in quiet tree lined road, 5 min walk to shops, supermarket, cafe, pubs & public transp  …see more

from £102 / night

£510 - £685 / week

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from £102 / night

18

Villa rental in Calangute

Calangute / Calangute Beach

3 11 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
is centrally located in the heart of Calangute perched in the country side of beach area of calangute, just 1km walk able distance from the beach.The guest House has been done in a 100+yrs old Portuguese villa having a feel of old goa villas.  …see more

from £113 / night

£791 / week

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from £113 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Corralejo

Corralejo / Parque Natural

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Heaven” Janet & Chris who manage the villa are very professional & are absolutely charming, friendly & helpful which makes your stay stress free! The villa is immaculate, clean and very classy. All the amenities you require and more. The salt water po  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

18

Caravan/mobile home rental in Greffeil

Aude / Greffeil

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Perpignan and the Spanish border is 2 hour away , with its beautiful Mediterranean beaches and marinas.  …see more

from £35 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

44

Holiday home in Nerja

Nerja / Balcon de Europa

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
House of 120 m2 in the center of Nerja close to everything, within walking distance of the Balcon de Europa and the beach about 2 minutes walk, next to the museum of the cave of Nerja and Spain Square. Walk to all amenities such as restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets,  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 - £706 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Southam

Warwickshire / Southam

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“brilliant month in the sun” just stayed at cottage number 8 for the month of August while we were having work done to our house. We were so surprised, what a lovely cottage we were allocated, perfect for our needs. It overlooked the fields and was rea  …see more

from £68 / night

£470 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Average 

18

Holiday apartment in Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur / Residencial San Miguel Golf

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Accomodation if you want a relaxing time with your children” We initially picked this apartment due to the close proximity to the airport. Although we were concerned that a one bedroom flat would be too small for a party of 5, we found t  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Average 

18

Vosges / Saint Die des Vosges

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Luz holiday apartment rental

Luz / Parque da Praia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The Best Kept Secret of Luz .. a small, family run establishment with 14 tastefully decorated apartments (and pool) less than a 100 meters away from the sandy beach and the village itself.  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 - £1050 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alyki

Paros / Alyki

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” A place where you feel at home, everything you need is there, well equipped kitchen, tastefully furnished, with a touch for details. The environment is very quite with beautiful gardens and ecologically sound management. Would be even bette  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

11

Holiday barn in Clifton-upon-Teme

Malvern Hills / Clifton-upon-Teme

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Holiday home in Worcestershire's Teme Valley, rural location with TV, DVD. Far reaching views, sleeps 6, south facing patio. Ideal walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, nature lovers. Popular attractions:- Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Witley Court, Severn Steam Railway  …see more

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20

Funchal holiday villa rental

Funchal / Palheiro Village

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A beautifully designed house with a contemporary feel.  …see more

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(2) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Licciana Nardi

Province of Massa Carrara / Licciana Nardi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
A romantic tuscan hideaway nestled into the hillside of the picturesque village of Taponecco. Cobbled pathways and arches connect the houses of this 13th Century medieval settlement. La Mansarda, combines the comforts of modern living with the charm of the past.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Province of Venice / Cavallino-Treporti

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £255 / night

£678 - £1017 / week

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from £255 / night

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Carvoeiro holiday villa rental

Carvoeiro / Vale do Milho

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This beautiful luxury 4 bedroom ground floor villa with heated pool is situated in the residential area of Vale do Milho, only a stones throw from Vale do Milho Golf Club. Close to all amenities, shops, bars, restaurants and the beaches at Carvoeiro and Centeanes.  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1765 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Haute-Corse / Ventiseri

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £695 / week

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from £49 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Orvieto

Orvieto / Orvieto

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
A large and comfortable house welcomes you at any time of the year. It will become for the duration of your stay your true home, surrounded by lush greenery. In your kitchen you can, if you wish, prepare your own meals, having a significant savings.  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Peebles holiday home rental

Borders / Peebles

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5+3. Underfloor heating, log burning stove. All usual modern facilities inc. Satellite HD TV (sky+), Wi fi & Ipod doc. Lovely patio, large BBQ, fantastic views. Secure bike storage & workshop space. Rural location, dogs welcome. &  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

21

Las Galeras holiday home rental

Samana Province / Las Galeras

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Villa Los Gorgones is a luxurious villa in tasteful French-Caribbean style, located in a quiet corner of Las Galeras. Surrounded by nature and blue ocean, this villa invites guests to enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean vacation to the fullest. The villa invites you to an  …see more

from £202 / night

£1271 - £1779 / week

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from £202 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
New build ex farm cottages property in private 'hidden gem' Morfa Nefyn location.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bucks Cross

Devon / Bucks Cross

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic buildings, fantastic view, fantastic hospitality.” Everything was just wonderful. The family themselves were so accommodating and brought us outdoor tables and chairs when we were having tea outside. Apart from a planned excursion, we spen  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Westward Ho holiday apartment rental

Bideford / Westward Ho

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
WESTWARD HO! HORIZON VIEW 50; Ocean views!; Stylish modern apartment ; Free WiFi ; Bath towels included<br />WESTWARD HO! HORIZON VIEW 50 | 2 Bedrooms | Sleeps 4 | Balcony with fantastic sea views  …see more

from £89 / night

£617 - £1340 / week

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from £89 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Thurlestone

Devon / Thurlestone

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous location, breathtaking views, extremely spacious and comfortable cottage.” We Stayed for a week over Easter 2015. Our party ranged from single adults to parents with children aged 1, 3, 4 and 5 and we all absolutely loved it and have just re  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Visayas / Romblon Island

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The given prices are good for: The Boatroom on the ground floor with a private bathroom. Max. capacity 2 persons. For our low budget travelers we have additional 2 rooms on the 1st floor. Have a look for our Backpack Lodge 1 and 2. <br />The "Bamboo Terrace&  …see more

from £23 / night

£155 / week

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from £23 / night