Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (78987)

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 villa with swimming pool in Speightstown

Speightstown / Heywoods

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Allos

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Allos

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £148 / night

£395 - £673 / week

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from £148 / night

(13) 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

from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £103 / night

£721 - £875 / week

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from £103 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Old Colwyn

Conwy County / Old Colwyn

12 34 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 34
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £500 / night

£1495 - £4791 / week

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from £500 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Oludeniz

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Great villa Great location excellent service Would return at the drop off a hat All the family loved the place
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from £64 / night

£442 - £1026 / week

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from £64 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday gite rental

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £24 / night

£169 - £389 / week

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from £24 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w
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from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £126 / night

£877 / week

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from £126 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£411 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“A peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay” Le Vieux Moulin is an incredibly tranquil house, set beside a stream in a peaceful valley where birds singing is about the loudest noise. There are good walks on the doorstep. The house itself is delig
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from £85 / night

£525 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in New Ross

New Ross / Whitechurch

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£332 - £500 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Very Good 

21

Rivel holiday gite rental

Aude / Rivel

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£280 - £455 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place with the exception of the shower” We really loved staying here, the house had so much character. The only issue we had was the shower was unusable as it was far to hot, the management company were fantastic and helped us a lot.
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from £60 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Portnahaven

Islay / Portnahaven

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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from £48 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in La Chapelle-D'Abondance

Abondance / La Chapelle-D'Abondance

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(97) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
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from £70 / night

£295 - £465 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
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from £157 / night

£1093 - £2732 / week

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from £157 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
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from £66 / night

£330 - £830 / week

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from £66 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £78 / night

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State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £157 / night

£782 - £5196 / week

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from £157 / night

(12) Very Good 

20

Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Most perfect spot by the beach” We were a family of 5 staying for a much needed break. The house had been recommended by friends and I am so pleased I took up their recommendation. The house was just LOVELY, a perfect size, nicely furnished and with a
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from £85 / night

£475 - £740 / week

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from £85 / night

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Saarland / Neunkirchen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £38 / night

£265 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday apartment in Torchiara

Province of Salerno / Torchiara

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£589 - £1051 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” A superb location and wonderful house. Ideal vase for hill walking in Glen Shiel and Skye. We will definately visit again.
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from £49 / night

£340 - £747 / week

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from £49 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday home in Burghead

Moray / Burghead

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfection!” Stayed here with my children and parents visiting friends and family in Burghead...what a find? Tastefully decorated and in a great spot where the children could watch the world go by in the harbour, nip to both front and back beaches and
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from £71 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £71 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £115 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
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from £65 / night

£380 - £470 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Neale Carol & Max Buick.” Our second year staying at Heather Cottage. Lovely warm clean accommodation fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Close to Portstewart and for Max most importantly the lovely park at flower fields. Totally h
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from £100 / night

£495 - £1645 / week

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from £100 / night

12

Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £127 / night

£446 - £664 / week

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from £127 / night

(15) Excellent 

31

Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Hill view Corfe castle” Fabulous week met by friendly owners cottage very clean and comfortable and situated in a quiet part of a lovely picturesque village. Area was great for walking and very dog friendly will definitely return
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from £85 / night

£495 - £745 / week

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from £85 / night

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Haute-Loire / Sainte-Florine

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£250 - £409 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Home rental in Casalini with swimming pool

Ostuni / Casalini

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful villa set in olive groves near to beautiful towns” We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at this villa, a real home from home, so much so we didn't want to leave! The villa is beautifully set within olive groves at the end of a rathe
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from £175 / night

£1100 - £1650 / week

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from £175 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £65 / night

£454 - £967 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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

(18) Excellent 

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Dundrum holiday home rental

County Down / Dundrum

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sometimes it's the little extras that make all the difference” I stayed as a group of six guys in Mourne Eacape for two nights at the start of May for a golfing break before my wedding in July. Mervyn and his wife met us on the Friday afternoon and
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from £300 / night

£1175 - £1300 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday cottage in Carlingford

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £71 / night

£382 - £488 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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St. Davids holiday studio rental

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £20 / night

£130 - £365 / week

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from £20 / night

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