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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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10

Inzell ski condo to rent.

Upper Bavaria / Inzell

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Les Bossons ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Bossons

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £106 / night

£483 - £1413 / week

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from £106 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Fuengirola ski apartment to rent.

Fuengirola / Cerros del Aguila

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely 2 Bed Apartment in Quite Location” We stayed in this Apartment for 6 weeks and it was just great. Clean and comfortable with everything you need and very good value.Nice Patio overlooking the swimming pool with views of the local hillside. Wifi
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from £25 / night

£176 - £351 / week

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from £25 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kaprun ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Kaprun

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Kitz the best!” No really! I have stayed at Kitz Residenz 6 several times and it's always wonderful. The apartment is perfectly placed. It is a short walk into Kaprun and very close to the restaurants and bars, and it is also a very short walk from th
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from £200 / night

£850 - £2240 / week

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from £200 / night

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Santa Valpurga ski apartment to rent.

Ultimo / Santa Valpurga

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Avoriaz ski condo to rent.

Morzine / Avoriaz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£922 / week

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avg. 3 hours 0 minutes

from £132 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Ski caravan/mobile home to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Chalet” Had a wonderful stay with my girlfriend! She enjoyed her birthday here and didn't want to leave. The place was clean and cosy, we would definitely be back again soon. Thank you for making it special too!
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from £55 / night

£370 - £530 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Arcs

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 1 bed ski in ski out appartment” Very comfortable, we used bedroom for 2 kids and sofa bed for 2 adults. Nadia very helpful and answered our questions quickly. We will be back.
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from £118 / night

£922 - £1492 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £118 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £94 / night

£658 - £5786 / week

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from £94 / night

(24) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house” This house is amazing. It is very well equipped and finished to a very high standard. Bathrooms and showers are first class. The house is extremely well insulated and is therefore very warm when you get back from a cold day out. The k
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from £220 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £220 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

from £50 / night

£351 - £1018 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
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from £76 / night

£532 - £1180 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £76 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Saint Martin-Vesubie

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £141 / night

£1136 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £141 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Montecampione ski apartment to rent.

Artogne / Montecampione

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £62 / night

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Pobershau ski home to rent.

Saxony / Pobershau

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £123 / night

£518 - £2009 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £123 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Solden ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Solden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent family Christmas in Zwieselstein” Travelled to Zwieselstein for 12 days over Christmas 2011. Have never spent Christmas away from home before, and we were not dissapointed. The apartment was spacious and well appointed. The view of the villa
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from £130 / night

£750 - £1400 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Vaujany

Isere / Vaujany

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£575 - £1980 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Serre-Chevalier ski studio to rent.

Saint-Chaffrey / Serre-Chevalier

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£246 - £606 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £40 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Chatel Family Ski” Appt is just a 5-10 min walk below the town, which at least means you get get to stretch your muscles after a days skiing before you hit the bars / restaurants and then it's a nice descent back at the end of the night! Apt is spaci
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Morzine ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£620 - £1550 / week

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from £115 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski lodge to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£695 - £1350 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £150 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Isenfluh

Lauterbrunnen / Isenfluh

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect mountain village retreat” If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and wake up to the sound of a nearby stream and birdsong this is the ideal place to stay. Chalet Daheim is charming, very spacious, clean and well equipped wi
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from £51 / night

£351 - £1930 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £51 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere” Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a s
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from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Maria Alm

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“The secret ski area” Having skied for 25 years within Europe, 5 years ago we were given the opportunity to experience Maria Alm and we have not looked back! The apartment is very well appointed and within 5 minutes of all amenities required for a gre
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from £80 / night

£485 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Xonrupt-Longemer

Vosges / Xonrupt-Longemer

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£167 - £299 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Embrun

Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

from £88 / night

£597 - £948 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £88 / night

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Ski villa to rent in Scanno

Province of L'Aquila / Scanno

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£334 - £707 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Tignes ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Tignes

9 22 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski

from £50 / night

£299 - £44252 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £66 / night

£461 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £66 / night

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Ski cottage to rent in Jamsa

Central Finland / Jamsa

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £87 / night

£438 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful apartment, great location, friendly and helpful hosts” This is a beautifully furnished apartment in the centre of St Wolfgang - ideally located. A short walk to the ferry, church, cafes, and a slightly longer one to the mountain railway. You
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from £140 / night

£980 - £1680 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £140 / night

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Ski home to rent in Warth

Lower Austria / Warth

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.
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from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Les Carroz-d'Araches ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great base for a ski holiday” The apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of a small traditional ski village. Everything is on the doorstep including restaurants, ski hire, shops, cinema, tourist information and beginners' ski practise area. The
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from £57 / night

£395 - £702 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Ski shepherds hut to rent in Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £40 / night

£220 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in La Bresse

Vosges / La Bresse

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £154 / night

£790 / week

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from £154 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Montriond ski apartment to rent.

Morzine / Montriond

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need. Worth noting it's in the attic so i
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from £69 / night

£483 - £1841 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Diablerets

Canton of Vaud / Les Diablerets

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” This is a lovely apartment, conveniently located opposite the station. Les Diablerets is very friendly, clean, and has all the amenities you want for a perfect holiday. Our weather was not as good as we had hoped for, so the indoor pool came
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from £158 / night

£1100 - £1850 / week

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from £158 / night

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