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Rural retreats (33750)

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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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic holiday home for our family break.” Fantastic holiday home, we stayed here 3 couples there is 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all done to a very high standard. We arrived in the afternoon and even tho it said check in at 5pm we were able to do 3p
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from £99 / night

£499 - £1248 / week

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from £99 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Argegno holiday apartment rental

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
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc
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from £106 / night

£737 - £1474 / week

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from £106 / night

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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 £36 / night

£246 / week

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avg. 3 hours 58 minutes

from £36 / night

(97) Excellent 

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Church Stretton holiday lodge rental

Shropshire / Church Stretton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Oaks Retreat” Wow! What an amazing place! Fantastic setting, perfect for a relaxing and chilled out break. Nestled amongst the trees you feel far away from anyone else... sitting in the hot tub on the balcony listening to and watching the wildlife aro
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from £135 / night

£690 / week

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avg. 1 hour 30 minutes

from £135 / night

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Holiday chalet in Interlaken

Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £163 / night

£1627 / week

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from £163 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Craig called me on the day of check in to let me know the appartment was ready early. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, very clean and tidy appartment will be recommending to friends and family.
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from £55 / night

£380 - £800 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bearsted with golf nearby

Maidstone / Bearsted

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great relaxing weekend” The location is great, easy to find off the motorway and a short walk into the town where there are a couple lovely restaurants. We ate at Oak on the Green on Saturday evening which was lovely (would recommend booking, very bus
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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

from £80 / night

(29) Excellent 

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

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

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 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 £90 / night

£600 - £845 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £90 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” Wonderful cottage to stay in. So lovely and warm and plenty of hot water (very important when staying in winter time). Well equipped kitchen. Very helpful to have a clothes rack for drying clothes. Great wifi. Great place to explor
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from £65 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £65 / 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 £108 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £108 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful holiday home” From the moment we made contact with the owner, he was extremely helpful and friendly, this certainly gave us confidence that the trip would go smoothly. Lake View is a stunning, fully equipped, very spacious and comfortable. T
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from £325 / night

£1200 - £1800 / week

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from £325 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Castletownshend holiday home accommodation

County Cork / Castletownshend

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“What an amazing place” We are an Irish family living in Asia & have visited this property twice when we return to Ireland for a summer holiday. We really love the house, the village it's situated in and the general area of West Cork. The local vil
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from £88 / night

£571 - £746 / week

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avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

from £88 / 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

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location,sea view, near town centre everything you need” Lovely apartment ,well equipped, clean and very cosy and warm while Storm Gertrude raged outside. Ideal location for town centre with good coffee shops and restaurants. Good walks by the s
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from £136 / night

£680 - £770 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £136 / 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

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

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+
“Beautiful priano” What a great location, a Suberb apartment and such incredible hosts. Giovanna and pasquale made our stay memorable, nothing too much trouble, advising on wine and even cooking us an authentic Italian pasta meal. The Amalfi coast is
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from £65 / night

£455 - £930 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £65 / night

(125) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb Accomodation” Superb accommodation with everything that you could possibly need.Sea view was amazing.All amenities within a short walk.The apartment was spotless and Andy was most welcoming.We had a superb time and will be booking again and aga
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from £55 / night

£360 - £540 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £55 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) 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
“HOW TO SPEND A WONDERFUL BREAK AWAY” The premised were first class the advice and details of stay were spot on. We have been holidaying in North Berwick for many years now from caravans to flats over 45 years but I have to say this was one of the bes
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from £90 / night

£455 - £695 / week

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avg. 46 minutes

from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped. My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after. The views
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from £193 / night

£850 - £1550 / week

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avg. 17 minutes

from £193 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Aups

Var / Aups

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £163 / night

£1110 - £1224 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £163 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km

from £50 / night

£350 - £645 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £50 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £90 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Saint-Vigor-des-Monts holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Saint-Vigor-des-Monts

5 9 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“NYE in France” We had a nice relaxing stay in a very peaceful part of France. Plenty to see and do or just enjoy the local food and wine. The two log burners made the house really warm and cosy. Also the deer in the garden aren't just for the brochu
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from £79 / night

£464 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £79 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Great village house” 4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the facilities we needed.
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from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic weekend spent at the Whitehouse” We had a lovely weekend going down memory lane in Lyme Regis made even more special by staying at the White House. Everything was provided and in excellent condition, we even arrived to a bottle of wine and
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from £500 / night

£2300 - £4500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £500 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Crail

Fife / Crail

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing break” Lovely cottage. Had a relaxing weekend. Was there for mother in laws 85th birthday and she said it was best birthday she has had . Great location, a short walk to coastal path that has stunning views across the Firth of Forth.. Shops n
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from £79 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £79 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable homely apartment with beautiful sea view” We stayed from 15/10/11 for two weeks. The first week had glorious sunshine so we borrowed John's deck chairs to use on the beach-only two minutes' walk away. When the weather changed on the seco
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from £28 / night

£195 - £495 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £28 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house with lovely views” My husband and I stayed at Bayview with our 4 young children at the start of April. We didn't want to leave! The house has been beautifully renovated and was very comfortable and cosy. The house has a great location,
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from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£485 - £650 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Montelimar holiday gite rental

Drome / Montelimar

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing, peaceful, relaxation and beauty.” The drive from the airport followed the main motorway south, before diverting through quaint romantic villages with local markets and fine wines for sales. The Rhone valley at it’s best. Up the winding hills
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from £700 / night

£3250 / week

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from £700 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Florence / San Casciano in Val di Pesa

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £1185 / night

£9211 - £11483 / week

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from £1185 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in New Plymouth

Taranaki Region / New Plymouth

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £77 / night

£490 / week

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from £77 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.
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from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £145 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!” We brought our 1 year old to stay in this apartment for a week - they have everything you would ever need, very well kitted out, comfortable beds, lovely sunny balcony with mountain views. The pool area is fantastic with a adult pool a
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from £75 / night

£483 - £992 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £105 / night

£750 - £795 / week

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avg. 23 minutes

from £105 / 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

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cheddar

Somerset / Cheddar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful cottage with amazing views” We were welcomed with a pack of essentials to tide us over until we could shop. The cottage was immaculate and very comfortable with the use of the owner's beautiful garden and a parking space in their driveway.
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from £110 / night

£485 - £635 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £65 / night

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