Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33113)

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 apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Book in confidence with us, we have been advertising on Holiday Lettings since 2005. We offer you this beautiful detached villa has been furbished to a high standard. This property includes brand new stylish and upmarket furniture. The villa and terrace is situated all  …see more

from £74 / night

£515 - £1070 / week

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from £74 / night

(65) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Noss Mayo holiday cottage rental

Devon / Noss Mayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic break, just what was needed!” We needed a break from planning an imminent wedding and Noss Mayo, and 75 Creekside, proved to be the perfect place for this. Having grown up in south Devon it was also great to come back after a few years of no  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage rental

The Burren / Carron

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Great place to stay, amazing place to visit, warm comfortable, would recommend and will go again.” My daughters and I fell in love with this little cottage over a long weekend in the Burren. It's simply but comfortably furnished and felt really home  …see more

from £106 / night

£658 / week

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from £106 / night

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Clara is a beautiful property tucked away in a rural secluded valley on the periphery of a small mountain village. If you want peace and quiet, this house is for you, the silence is deafening!! Spacious villa with private pool, garden, ample parking and free wifi  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

28

Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Troutbeck holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Badger's Way is a wonderful self-catering pine lodge in the heart of the English Lake District. Badgers visit every evening and it's really exciting to watch them close up! Family friendly and ideal for Romantic Breaks and Birthday Treats.<br />The lo  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 / week

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from £99 / night

(11) Very Good 

40

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Las Coloradas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa” Excellent villa in a excellent location we've stayed in villas all over France/Spain and the canaries and this beats them all that's why we return every year sometimes twice the owners are fab no car is needed as there is facilities a  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Home rental in Roundstone

County Galway / Roundstone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the  …see more

from £106 / night

£571 - £1141 / week

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from £106 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Quinns Rocks holiday bungalow rental

Quinns Rocks / Butler

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!” We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for. Sara was so helpful and made herself available wit  …see more

from £155 / night

£550 - £1142 / week

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from £155 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, would come again.” Lovely house, accommodated the eight of us easily. A nice friendly location with very good amenities. Lovely little beach within walking distance, ideal for the younger children. Marseillan Plage is about a 20 min d  …see more

from £99 / night

£299 - £949 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(64) Excellent 

24

Holiday barn in Dereham

Dereham / East Tuddenham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £960 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Winchelsea holiday home rental

Winchelsea / Winchelsea Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Winchelsea Beach, near Rye, East Sussex. Beach house sleeps 6. House featured in various magazines.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1050 / week

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from £110 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cupar holiday home rental

Fife / Cupar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Bucket list Ryder Cup guys' trip” Great house! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a house in the area. I was on a guys' golf trip to the Ryder Cup and it was perfect for us .. house was exactly as advertised. Great location, close to St.  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £90 / 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

(41) Excellent 

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St Leonards on Sea holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the perfect location between the sea and the Mournes.” This beautiful, fully modernised property sits at the edge of the inner bay and dunes, with views from the picture windows across the water to Slieve Donard and the cosy fire means its great  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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from £125 / night

(12) Excellent 

28

Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(5) Very Good 

25

Holiday home in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful house in stunning location” We found the whole experience from start to finish so easy. We were able to book on line with immediate confirmation. Directions were easy to follow and we even found a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival! Th  …see more

from £39 / night

£260 - £475 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va  …see more

from £87 / night

£510 - £1204 / week

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from £87 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage.” A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible friendly  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Roja Montana holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Roja Montana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect location, superb villa” the villa has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Just a short walk away is a beautiful beach and some great bars and restaurants. waterpark is also nearby where we spent our last day relaxing whilst the kids  …see more

from £60 / night

£585 - £1000 / week

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from £60 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

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
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting” Greeted on arrival by Karen who gave us a helpful tour of the cabin and tips on what there is to do and where to go in the area, many of which we visited. The cabin is everything we imagined a log  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything you need and more for a perfect holiday” I have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at El Mirador,The coast road from Malaga airport is a great road to travel upon the views are superb,it is a very straight forward journey to the  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £26 / night

£181 - £408 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Augan

Morbihan / Augan

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai  …see more

from £527 / night

£1843 - £3992 / week

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from £527 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful house in a beautiful area” We have just got back from a week's stay in this beautiful house and there really is nothing I can add to comments already made by previous reviewers, except they are all true.. Tracy has designed a really beauti  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2640 / week

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from £150 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

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
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.” A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by th  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 - £900 / week

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from £103 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 - £1474 / week

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from £88 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you need it! Plenty of logs and coal for  …see more

from £77 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning estuary views. Private sun-trapped patio. Bakery oven converted to beautiful snug with cushions, TV and DVD player. Sea comes up to back wall at high tide and at low tide you can just walk onto the beach. Short walk to quayside, pubs, galleries and cafes.<  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night