Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (77383)

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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18

Holiday home in Orlando

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Grand Villa” My family (spouse & 3 children) found this villa in Clermont, perfect choice for families near all the fun parks, as we arrive at villa was very impressed with cleanliness, bedrooms was good sizes tvs in all rooms plus games room was good  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £840 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ross and Cromarty / Strathpeffer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Truly An Idyllic Piece of Scottish Heaven” Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in the not  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment in Rovinj

Rovinj / Rovinj Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Our apartment is recommended for by airplane coming guests because the Pula airport is 30 km distant and the bus from the airport carry you straith to the destination. Good for bikers because the bike parking is in front.<br />You can rent bikes by us(5 euro per d  …see more

from £49 / night

£338 / week

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from £49 / night

60

Basse-Terre Island / Sainte Rose

4 16 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £125 / night

£878 / week

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from £125 / night

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Saxony / Oelsnitz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £36 / night

£277 - £834 / week

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from £36 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

The Burren / Doolin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Awesome Vacation” Our stay here was fantastic! The location is perfect for touring the area and the accommodations are great! Helen is wonderful and most helpful! When I return to Ireland this is my destination! Do not hesitate to book this house for  …see more

from £106 / night

£527 - £790 / week

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from £106 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Aboyne holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Aboyne

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cottage in the Woods” "We have been going to Craiglarach Cottage now for the last 20 years, both as a couple & as a family. It is a most relaxing, well equipped and extremely comfortable home from home away from the hub-bub of city life. You can do  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £580 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chateauroux-les-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes / Chateauroux-les-Alpes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £350 / week

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from £44 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

Monpazier holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / Monpazier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A little gem in Monpazier” Fabulous situation set on the edge of the village. Beautifully appointed with high quality finishes and run by the most delightful and charming couple, John and Edell.  …see more

from £44 / night

£264 - £430 / week

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from £44 / night

(17) Excellent 

10

Holiday home letting

Cornwall / Crantock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in perfect position” Had a great weeks stay in this lovely house. Central location walking distance to beautiful Crantock beach and the lovely village with tea rooms and pubs. Even completed the 500 piece jigsaw (although 6 pieces were mi  …see more

from £205 / night

£410 - £2500 / week

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from £205 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Carbost holiday cottage rental

Carbost / Satran

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Morrison Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated in Satran at the head of Loch Harport and overlooks Glen Drynoch. Satran is in the area of Skye known as Minginish and a ten minute drive from the Cuillin Hills. The area around abounds with wild life; otters, oysterc  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £525 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Excellent 

13

Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“We had a beautiful time!” Cricket cottage is a nice, peaceful place, perfectly equipped. Melbourne a sweet village with everything you need on foot (supermarkets, fish and chip shop, pubs…) and lots of helpful people. We just spent 2 weeks there and w  …see more

from £52 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £52 / night

(42) Excellent 

21

Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
ENJOY A PERFECT BREAK in our traditional stone cottage, full of rustic charm, with log fires, comfy beds and a large farmhouse kitchen. Perfect for relaxing, and entertaining friends and family. Located in the historic and picturesque village of Eyam - with lots to  …see more

from £51 / night

£285 - £700 / week

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from £51 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Apartment accommodation in Kolios

Skiathos / Kolios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in the Greek Islands, then look no further than Skiathos Island Villas! Located on the tiny island of Skiathos in the Aegean, just an hour's flight away from Athens,villa kavourakia is a spacious villa and its a  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 - £926 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

11

Apartment rental in Fleetwood with golf nearby

Lancashire / Fleetwood

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
Ground Floor, Lounge with LCD T.V with Freeview. Separate bedroom with double bed & vanity unit/wash basin. The double bed has a single pull-out for twin option or 3rd guest. Separate bathroom. This flat also has it's own door access into the rear garden. PET F  …see more

from £42 / night

£168 - £273 / week

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from £42 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Winchelsea

Rye / Winchelsea

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A detached Grade II Listed period house, set in the conservation area of the ancient town and enjoying widespread views across open countryside in the Brede Valley to the Cinque port of Rye in the far distance. Rye is 2 miles and the beautiful sandy beach at Camber a fu  …see more

from £199 / night

£895 - £1650 / week

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from £199 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Communaute de Communes de la Vallee du Prunelli / Tolla

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £53 / night

£290 - £527 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Holiday cottage in Limavady

County Londonderry / Limavady

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Drumcovitt Barn is over 200 years old and has been skilfully converted into three separate self-catering cottages, of which Foyle Cottage is one. The cottage is formed in an individual style and have been equipped to a very high standard. The special setting of a tranqu  …see more

from £70 / night

£360 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect retreat!” The villa is absolutely amazing. It has everything you would ever need, beautiful white sheets and towels. We really enjoyed the pool, a welcome break from the heat. Our hosts really made our holiday, at hand to help us out and  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £658 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Panormos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Close to Bali, Olive Grove Villa is a perfect place for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. It will comfortably accommodate two or a family of five and is equipped with all you need for an enjoyable stay.Bali has five lovely, gently sloping sandy beach  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £553 / week

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from £62 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Yarmouth

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fabulous location” Within walking (coastal walk) distance of the lovely town of Yarmouth with its charming shops, pubs and restaurant the cottage is an ideal place to stay. Would definately recommend Saltys Restaurant and the one next to it overlookin  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1245 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Very Good 

22

Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / La Marina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“"made my wedding week fantastic"” My auntie stayed in this villa for my wedding in October. The villa was clean,spacious and everything she need. Sharon was very helpful and my Aunt reports that getting the keys was of ease and made everything plain s  …see more

from £40 / night

£245 - £395 / week

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from £40 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Sheerness

Isle of Sheppey / Sheerness

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous break and great value” What a fabulous break we had 4 adults 4 kids and 2 dogs we all loved it the caravan was very spacious and comfortable with a large fridge freezer which was always a bonus it was very clean only downfall were the blinds  …see more

from £25 / night

£140 - £399 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Fleetwood

Lancashire / Fleetwood

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Good value & good quality” Online booking useful, clean & tidy with a good price too. Would recommend it but then again that might mean I've less chance of getting a booking if you see what I mean. Too late, I've recommended it!  …see more

from £42 / night

£168 - £273 / week

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from £42 / night

(45) Excellent 

24

Brithdir holiday log cabin rental

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely lodge in a beautiful part of the world” We really enjoyed our stay here. Some really good local walks, and if you want to drive a bit further, then you are in within reach of Mount Snowdon etc. The lodge itself catered for our every need, a  …see more

from £124 / night

£595 - £938 / week

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from £124 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cercal

Setubal District / Cercal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Private garden
Simple yet luxurious self-catering accommodation. Decked bath with panoramic views of the Alentejo countryside. This totally private house is cool in the summer & cosily warm in the winter. All rooms have under-floor heating & a wood burning stove in the living  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Boa Island / Kesh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful time had at Misty Moorings Cottage.” My family and I spent a very enjoyable week at Misty Moorings cottage. The cottage is set in a wonderful location, with a lovely view of Lough Erne, there was everything anyone would need in the cottage a  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Corse-du-Sud / Guitera-les-Bains

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £77 / night

£535 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Gensac

Gironde / Gensac

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Loft apartment Gensac for holiday rentall. Amenities include private secluded swimming pool. Set amongst the vines 25 minutes drive from Saint Emilion in South West France  …see more

from £58 / night

£369 - £430 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Bodfari holiday cottage rental

Denbighshire / Bodfari

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
“Perfect” Absolutely AMAZING, could not find anything wrong, as people have said, it's home from home, you do need a car as, you are in the middle of no where, we brought lots of alcohol , with us so we didn't need, to go to the pub, as it was at leas  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £485 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint Martin Laguepie holiday home rental

Tarn / Saint Martin Laguepie

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful!” This is such a lovely house to stay in. The garden is enclosed in the old castle keep, the pool is clean and big, there is table tennis, a hobbit house, badminton, hot tub - all in your back garden and over looked by the castle ruins that  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 - £1750 / week

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from £179 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and great apartment” What a great place to stay .... very well appointed apartment .... close to two of our favourite beeches ... Crantock and Fistral beech . The apartment had just been refurbished to a very high standard , includ  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Badby

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 214 km
  • Child friendly
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ullapool

Scottish Highlands / Ullapool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £73 / night

£545 / week

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from £73 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalavasos

Larnaka District / Kalavasos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Total relaxation” We stayed in this really luxurious housd near Zygi .( it is actually a lot closer to Zygi than it is to Kalavasos) It was just perfect ! Every amenity was provided and even though it was in January we were still able to lie on the fa  …see more

from £88 / night

£571 - £1053 / week

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from £88 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £58 / night

£259 / week

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from £58 / night