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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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Ings - Threlkeld farmhouse sleeps 9

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property  …see more

from £101 / night

£505 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Penthouse Tamarells - Sandy Beach penthouse sleeps 6

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Superb recently refurbished penthouse apartment right on the sea front with amazing views over the Pollensa bay. It's in a perfecto location with the sea at your doorstep and only 5 - 10 minute walk in to town center.The apartment has 3 double bedoms, one double be  …see more

from £124 / night

£863 - £1595 / week

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from £124 / night

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Pine Marten Lodge - Blair Atholl lodge sleeps 6

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Pine Marten is a Scandinavian style 3 bedroom lodge that sits directly on the River Tilt and offers spectacular views and genuine home quality and comfort. . We purchased the lodge as our family holiday home in 2013 and fully refurbished, decorated and furnished the  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(64) Excellent 

28

Princes - Morecambe apartment sleeps 5

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Belle Vue - Vernet les Bains, stunning views, wifi - Vernet-Les-Bains house sleeps 6

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
The magnificent view is the thing you will take away with you from this traditional village house with many original features. Maison Belle View is a 4 bedroom house, located at the top of the village, children can play outside safely as this is a car free area. We ar  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £410 / week

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from £56 / night

27

YellowtailStay - The Top Room - Stanwell Tops private room sleeps 2

New South Wales / Stanwell Tops

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Air conditioning
YellotailStay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We are 30 metres from the hang gliding and paragliding haven and stunning views of Bald Hill, Stanwell Park. The Top Room is a mote  …see more

from £53 / night

£365 / week

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from £53 / night

24

Doubs / Sancey-le-Grand

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£268 / week

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from £61 / night

(25) Excellent 

20

Rowan Cottage - Rosemarkie cottage sleeps 4

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Rowan cottage is situated in the quaint seaside village of Rosemarkie less than a 2 minute walk from a long sandy beach. Chanonry Point, at the far end of the beach, is a well known spot for dolphin watching.The property has been fitted to a high standard with many thou  …see more

from £75 / night

£340 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Hainaut Province / Chimay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £39 / night

£242 - £337 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Oak Lodge - Stanton lodge sleeps 2

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
One of just two stunning contemporary, eco lodges, decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing getaway. For when you're eating in, the well-equipped kitchen will keep a creative cook happy, with dining area  …see more

from £59 / night

£239 - £599 / week

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from £59 / night

(77) Excellent 

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Beinn Eighe - Kenmore apartment sleeps 6

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £1150 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

24

The Stables, Wolverley - Wolverley apartment sleeps 4

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The Stables is a converted barn set in a super rural setting, yet close to many amenities. It is a perfect base to access the huge amount of activities which can be found locally. Whilst The Stables is a modern conversion, with many home comforts, we have tried to retai  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Farm View Cottage Cosy 17th Century Cottage for 2 - Parwich cottage sleeps 2

Peak District National Park / Parwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
One of the oldest cottages in Parwich built in limestone and containing many exposed beams. The cottage is located in a prime position on a quiet lane very close to the centre of the village just a few minutes stroll to the Sycamore Pub and Shop.Farm View Cottage was  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £440 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Clockmakers Cottage - Chetnole cottage sleeps 4

Sherborne / Chetnole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Private garden
Newly refurbished Clockmakers Cottage is a luxurious detached and spacious cottage. Adjacent to the owners home Clockmakers Cottage is situated in a lovely Dorset village with an award winning pub. It has its own enclosed rear garden backing onto a woodland and a terr  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Little Chauntry - Windsor cottage sleeps 4

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This beautiful unique 18th century cottage retains its original character combined with 21st century facilities and five star amenities. An open plan ground floor style makes it ideal for families and entertaining. The kitchen leads onto a secure rear garden with outs  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £973 / week

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from £99 / night

(62) Excellent 

21

Bankfield House - Allithwaite house sleeps 14

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £130 / night

15

Himos Villi cottages with sauna . Lake, Golf, Ski - Jamsa cottage sleeps 7

Central Finland / Jamsa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Four modern cottages in the best location of the resort Himos Each cottage has a sauna, full kitchen,TV and free internet. All the fun within walking distance : restaurants, equipment rental, golf, skiing, fishing, etc. Wonderful views of the lake and mountain slopes. N  …see more

from £86 / night

£431 - £1285 / week

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from £86 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Balvaig Log Cabin - Strathyre log cabin sleeps 5

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
This well appointed log cabin can sleep up to 5 people and is well suited to families. There's just SO much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland. The cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, right by a river in a small picturesque estate, a stroll from th  …see more

from £80 / night

£495 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Trinity House Garden Flat - Shere studio sleeps 2

Guildford / Shere

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Trinity House Garden Flat is a luxury, open plan studio/suite offering self catering, serviced accommodation. Set behind electric gates on a private equestrian smallholding with 12 acres. It has 3 large double doors opening on to a private patio with uninterrupted views  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Sunnyside Lodge - Ella lodge sleeps 6

Uva Province / Ella

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sunnyside Lodge was built for our personal use and having really enjoyed spending our family vacations, we thought that it was best we share the joy of family with others! Hence, it is available for you to enjoy your family vacation!Hidden away from noise and traffic an  …see more

from £69 / night

£413 - £466 / week

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from £69 / night

(16) Excellent 

40

Los Cerezos - Cala'n Porter villa sleeps 9

Minorca / Cala'n Porter

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a large detached villa, recently reformed and tastefully decorated in a rustic style. Very homely; this was, until recently, the owner's dream home. Suitable for couples (discount offered), families and for groups. Set in a quiet residential area yet in walking  …see more

from £64 / night

£349 - £1842 / week

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from £64 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Villa Panoramica - Argegno apartment sleeps 6

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
CHECK WITH US FOR LAST MINUTE DEALSPlanning your visit to EXPO 2015, this is an ideal location, close to public transport, or we can organise transport to and from the event.We've called it VILLA PANORAMICA for a reason!!Located on the top floor of a small, new ho  …see more

from £130 / night

£1035 - £1276 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Shell Ness Whitstable - West Beach house sleeps 12

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Contemporary modern home with spectacular sea views across the North Kent coast. Ideal for family and friends getting together, but the property is NOT suitable for rental for evening parties or stag/hen parties to avoid disturbing our neighbours. There are two large su  …see more

from £255 / night

£1800 - £2900 / week

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from £255 / night

(32) Excellent 

29

Sunnyside Cottage - Silverdale cottage sleeps 4

Lake District / Silverdale

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Refurbished 2 bed Cottage with Wi-Fi. Pleasant courtyard for BBQs etc. One well-behaved dog welcome. Off-road parking. Close to pubs and shops. 300 yards from the coast. Golf course and leisure centre with swimming pool nearby. RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve 1.6 mile  …see more

from £51 / night

£357 - £504 / week

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from £51 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Arbroath luxury apartment overlooking the harbour - Arbroath apartment sleeps 4

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Newly build luxury apartment with open plan lounge,dining area and stunning kitchen.Apartment has2 bedrooms,1 en suite with shower and main bathroom with large shower all beautifully furnished to a high standard.Apartment balcony overlooking the harbour, with stunning v  …see more

from £90 / night

£560 - £580 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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The Firs Garden Apartment - Ilkley house sleeps 2

West Yorkshire / Ilkley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
The Firs Garden Apartment forms the lower ground floor of a beautiful, Victorian, detached villa. It is self-contained with its own entrance and parking. The apartment's large, private garden sets it back from the main road. The apartment is tastefully decorated to a h  …see more

from £70 / night

£310 - £445 / week

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from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Tiptop Escapes / Apartment Delfin - Torrecilla Beach apartment sleeps 3

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
To the beach! Apartment with wonderful sea view and to the Plaza de Los Cangrejos, south-east orientation and only 40m to Torrecilla beach. On the third floor of a six-story building with elevators. Consists of a bedroom with two single beds and air conditioning/heating  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

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Private Room in Beautiful Lauenen - Lauenen b&b sleeps 4

Bernese Oberland / Lauenen

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
One private bedroom with private bathroom is located in the first floor of newly built chalet along with kitchen and lounge. The balcony invites you to relax and enjoy a amazing view on the Swiss alps. The chalet is located in a very calm and quiet place. The environme  …see more

from £71 / night

£465 / week

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from £71 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Westview 86 South Beach Troon Ayrshire Scotland - Troon house sleeps 9

South Ayrshire / Troon

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
Superb Beachfront 4 bedroom double upper property with large ground floor entrance hall giving access to the lovely south facing garden and the beach. This beautiful property boasts panoramic views overlooking the sea to the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Heads of  …see more

from £200 / night

£1350 - £3000 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Maagevej - Nykobing Sjaelland farmhouse sleeps 15

Odsherred Municipality / Nykobing Sjaelland

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
The house, dating back to 1777 (2600 sq.ft) , is tranquilly situated  in woodland in North West Sjaeland  and close to some of the best blue flag beaches in Denmark. They stretch for miles and even in the high season one can always find a quiet spot in the dunes.  Th  …see more

from £161 / night

£963 / week

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from £161 / night

(10) Excellent 

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The Orchard - Ruckhall cottage sleeps 4

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The Orchard is detached, single storey barn, nestled into the south-facing hillside with one double bedroom and its own private garden. The length of the building over-looking the valley is glazed to let in the light and reveal the rolling hills and woods on your doorst  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Georges-du-Vievre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £35 / night

£242 - £397 / week

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from £35 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Little Gem - Lovely Sea views - Weymouth apartment sleeps 2

Dorset / Weymouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
Little Gem - uninterruptable front line sea views positioned only 30 meters from sea and overlooking Portland Harbour the 2012 Olympic venue, and the remains of Sandsfoot castle. Off road dedicated parking within property boundary. Quite and tranquil location and only a  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Casa San Tommaso two - Praiano apartment sleeps 4

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Welcome to Casa San Tommaso. A beautifully renovated 2 bedroom apartment in Praiano, situated in the heart of the world renowned Amalfi coast. Located only 7 km's from the glamorous Positano and a mere 6km's from the former sea power Amalfi, if peace, tranquility or a r  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £1070 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Condominium Dante - Riva Del Garda apartment sleeps 9

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
The apartment is ideally situated in the old town of Riva, close to the lake and a short stroll from the many bars and restaurants of the town. The spacious and light accommodation provides ample sized bedrooms which can be made into either double or twin rooms at your  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Burchley House - Southwold townhouse sleeps 15

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
This stunning central Southwold property , nestled within its own half acre of secluded garden yet in a very central location right next to the shops and close to the beach. The very high quality conversion was completed in 2012 incorporating lots of real oak throu  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £4000 / week

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from £200 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Easter Cottage in the historic area of Shaftesbuy - Shaftesbury cottage sleeps 4

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Easter cottageA beautiful mews cottage in the heart of the historic part of Shaftesbury with it's own courtyard parking, perfect for enjoying the town's atmosphere, an interesting and lovely location to holiday for all seasons, with so much to see and do, or j  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(41) Excellent 

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The Sweethills - Alton bungalow sleeps 2

Staffordshire / Alton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 / week

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