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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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(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

£750 - £2340 / week

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from £200 / night

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Chalet rental in La Tzoumaz

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £119 / night

£473 / week

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from £119 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Urrugne

Basque Country / Urrugne

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £432 / night

£3018 / week

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from £432 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(8) Excellent 

46

Anghiari holiday villa rental

Province of Arezzo / Anghiari

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“My family and I don't generally go back to places, but this was our second stay at Villa Seccarille and yes, it's a wow.” My family and my parents stayed at Villa Secarille ten years ago and we all finally managed to get back there in August '16. It
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from £358 / night

£2500 - £6000 / week

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from £358 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

33

Valbonne holiday villa rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Valbonne

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location to explore the Cote d'Azure” Lovely, spacious, secluded villa with excellent facilities in a prime location. Charming, friendly and genuinely hospitable hosts. Everything and everywhere seems to be within 30 minutes driving time !
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from £432 / night

£1328 - £3018 / week

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from £432 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday villa in Vogue

Ardeche / Vogue

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£518 - £1337 / week

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from £130 / night

(97) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
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from £79 / night

£355 - £465 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Average 

4

Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£156 / week

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from £26 / night

(11) Excellent 

31

Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing wee find!” This apartment has everything you need for a fantastic break in North Berwick. Great location, spacious, well equipped. Would definately recommend.
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from £90 / night

£455 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

19

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
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from £125 / night

£850 - £1495 / week

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from £125 / night

(30) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cleeve Hill

Cheltenham / Cleeve Hill

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” The photos don't do this place justice. It was a beautiful spacious cottage in the countryside, perfect for a large gathering. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of seating space in dining and lounge areas. Surpassed our expectations. Excelle
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from £160 / night

£750 - £1852 / week

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from £160 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(44) Excellent 

30

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
“Just Perfect” Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, lots of fantastic walks with plenty of amazing views from every angle. There is a good range of places to eat that take wet muddy dogs too! We stayed over half term with our two teenagers and a dog
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1375 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

29

Beuzeville holiday home accommodation

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £51 / night

£285 - £388 / week

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from £51 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Terrific apartment with fantastic view of the ocean” Wonderful accomodation with great views of the Atlantic ocean. Very comfortable with great facilities and mod cons. Very close to beach, small supermarket and cafe. 20 mins to the lovely town of Obi
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from £86 / night

£600 - £845 / week

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from £86 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£875 - £2150 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

22

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

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful relaxing location” This is such a wonderful peaceful location. The house has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. Magda, Lucretia and Fernando met us at the airport and were extremely helpful, making sure that we knew where
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from £44 / night

£302 - £647 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Iznajar

Province of Cordoba / Iznajar

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great villa in a perfect location. Everything you want close to everything you need.” A wonderful villa with everything you could possibly need. We arrived very late at night and were met by the owners with a beer and a smile. The start of a great hol
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from £40 / night

£275 - £325 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Secondigny holiday cottage rental

Deux-Sevres / Secondigny

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little taste of heaven” We really enjoyed our stay at le cottage de bois Nalbert, the pool was so magnificent we used it every day of our stay. The lake with its jumping fish, herons and resident Coypu and Kingfisher was stunning. The cottage was
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from £57 / night

£395 - £825 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Castle Douglas holiday home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£775 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Diego, Sotogrande

Sotogrande / San Diego, Sotogrande

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2600 / week

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from £165 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Carnon Downs

Feock / Carnon Downs

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location” Fantastic appointed caravan for a cosy winter stay , complete with xmas decorations and everything you could wish , didn't have to bring anything as it full with all the things you have at home . We will look forward to returning in th
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from £55 / night

£350 - £602 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Brittas Bay holiday cottage rental

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, quiet, clean accommodation in the Countryside” This is a lovely house, it is well equipped and clean with modern furnishings. We had a great holiday 2 adults and 2 Children (10 & 13). The beach is 5 minutes away but we choose to drive due to a
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from £130 / night

£432 - £863 / week

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from £130 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sidi Ifni

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Sidi Ifni

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect place to escape from it all” A truly amazing property, set in a wonderful location overlooking the sea! The space inside the property was phenomenal, with sea views from nearly every window! My husband and I occupied the Master Suite, with
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Salema

Faro District / Salema

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£500 - £1450 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Anglesey Short Break” Excellent few days at the beach house, ideally located for amenities and the beach. Easy to find and the welcome pack ensured that we had no queries.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £740 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

22

Bellefontaine holiday gite rental

Manche / Bellefontaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£225 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £115 / night

(16) Excellent 

17

Barn rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic!” We really loved staying here. The cottage is beautiful and rustic, with everything you could need for a comfortable, cosy, hassle free stay. Kitchen is well equipped, lovely bathroom, gorgeous comfy enormous bed, woodburner in the living r
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from £53 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villaviciosa holiday apartment let

Villaviciosa / Valdedios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Delightful area and lovely accommodation.” I would go again to this region anytime. It is one of the nicest parts of Spain. Casa Lavander where we stayed was a lovely apartment in keeping with the area. All mod cons, Very nice area for sitting o
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from £30 / night

£245 - £550 / week

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from £30 / night

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Ski studio to rent in Villard-de-Lans

Isere / Villard-de-Lans

Studio 5 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £24 / night

£163 - £432 / week

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from £24 / night

(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
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Certificate of Excellence

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday gite rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£259 - £432 / week

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from £44 / night

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Ponte di Legno ski condo to rent.

Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £37 / night

£259 / week

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from £37 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Les Houches ski studio to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Studio apartment with stunning view” Visited the apartment in June 2015. The apartment is well equipped and the view from the balcony is spectacular. It's location near the footpaths in and out of Les Houches is great for walkers. A great budget optio
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from £52 / night

£363 / week

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