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Rural retreats (33746)

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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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Shiskine

Isle of Arran / Shiskine

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£475 / week

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from £90 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic location, Fantastic apartment” Location and apartment was amazing, lovely throughout. Comfortable beds, plenty of room in all of the rooms, highly recommended.
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from £113 / night

£565 - £1400 / week

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from £113 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b
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from £85 / night

£395 - £1025 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Return visit, great apartment & location” This is our second visit to this great apartment. The Apartment is clean, spacious and very comfortable. It is clear that the owners are maintaining to a high standard, it is bright and modern with excellent f
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from £50 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mousehole

Cornwall / Mousehole

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Interesting place” You can see the harbour from the bathroom. The cottage harbours many curiosities. Modern kitchen and bathrooom though. Very comfortable and pleasant stay.
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from £57 / night

£395 - £830 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £57 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Hunton, Maidstone holiday barn rental

Maidstone / Hunton, Maidstone

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely stay in a cosy beam-filled cottage!” If you are looking for somewhere that is full of character but also comfortable and well-equipped, I would definitely recommend the Woolhouse Barn! Full of nooks and crannies (and plenty of beams), and with
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from £83 / night

£575 - £710 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £83 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sparrebosch Golf Estate

Knysna / Sparrebosch Golf Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“5* Awesome-Best of the best” Fabulous property with a stunning location 180 degree views of the golf course and ocean from nearly every room Rooms are huge and everything is clean and immaculate Had everything needed for a wonderful vacation - pool
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from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £280 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Summerleaze Beach

Bude / Summerleaze Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Bliss” A lovely, homely cottage in a perfect location with stunning views across the beach. A great winter getaway with an open log fire to warm up in front of after a stomp up the coast and fun on the beach. Great place for runs around the local area
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from £74 / night

£468 - £1935 / week

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from £74 / night

(23) Excellent 

26

Olhos de Agua holiday apartment let

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment” What a great apartment this is, very well looked after, and kept very clean. It's in a good location, everything is within walking distance - shops, restaurants, beaches, there is a bus stop, and a taxi rank at the bottom of the r
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from £50 / night

£350 - £800 / week

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(20) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Menaggio

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £395 / night

£2457 - £3422 / week

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from £395 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
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from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Cefalu holiday apartment rental

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£132 - £914 / week

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from £29 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craigellachie

Moray / Craigellachie

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Romantic, relaxing, remote and tranquil, in short amazing!” Helpful and accomadating owners with a top class rental property. Thank you so much, we will certainly return!
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from £120 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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from £120 / night

(40) Excellent 

24

Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable Stay” Lovely peaceful cottage with good living space our 4 adults and 3 children, very well equipped and stunning views.
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from £30 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £30 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Velez de Benaudalla holiday apartment rental

Velez de Benaudalla / Las Terrazas del Jardin Nazari

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

from £27 / night

£189 / week

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from £27 / night

26

La Thuile ski condo to rent.

Valle d'Aosta / La Thuile

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £45 / night

£310 - £354 / week

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(14) Very Good 

16

Holiday bungalow in Rostrevor

County Down / Rostrevor

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Happy break in Rostrevor” We had a lovely few days and I would definitely go back. Plenty of room, clean, comfortable beds nice views etc. Helpful host. We had a small issue with the heating which he dealt with promptly. Bathroom door could not lock a
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from £80 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Very Good 

16

Chatel ski apartment to rent.

Chatel / Vonnes

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great little apartment, perfect for 1-4 people.” This is a great little apartment for short to medium length trips (my stay was three weeks). It has everything you would need to cater for yourself including kitchen appliances. The decor is very Fren
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from £50 / night

£340 - £475 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sneem

County Kerry / Sneem

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,
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from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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(4) Excellent 

35

Crookhaven holiday home rental

County Cork / Crookhaven

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A really positive experience” We stayed a week to celebrate a wedding anniversary and had a lovely time. Weather was dry and sunny. The house is even better than it looks in photos. The open aspects to the sea at the back and access to the garden was
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from £159 / night

£1107 - £2478 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £159 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bathgate

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stop searching and choose this one....especially if you are a family travelling to Scotland” The Goose Cottage is a wonderful accommodation in a perfect location. The set-up is simple but very, very comfortable...not an easy feat when you are travelli
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from £58 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £58 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Kinghorn

Fife / Kinghorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Loathe to leave” Apartment so comfortable our group were hesitant to go out during our visit to Kinghorn. Owner provided nice touch with her welcome pack, also lots of useful 'tourist' information within apartment for immediate and surrounding area.
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from £90 / night

£490 - £780 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £90 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Bullay

Rhineland-Palatinate / Bullay

2 8 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £107 / night

£720 - £1457 / week

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from £107 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday condo in Nasugbu

Batangas Province / Nasugbu

2 8 1 night min

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

from £170 / night

£949 / week

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from £170 / night

(25) Excellent 

24

Saint Leonard's Quarter holiday apartment rental

Honfleur / Saint Leonard's Quarter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment - didn't want to leave !” We've just spent a week in this apartment after spending a few busy days in Paris first and we couldn't have had a nicer week. The apartment is exactly as described, really spacious and comfortable, and it's l
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from £98 / night

£695 - £1075 / week

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from £98 / night

24

Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£245 - £545 / week

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from £35 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“large attractive house in perfect situation” our family of 5[5 adults+2 small children] found birch house a fabulous place to stay. the house was spotless,large and thoughtfully set up. a welcome package was on the table,shelves stacked with child and
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from £145 / night

£795 - £1750 / week

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from £145 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation and realy good service” We stayed in Tatra Lodge over christmas and new year period. First of all, the owner, Jackie, made it so easy for us to book. She was very helpful, friendly and provided us with lots of information that ma
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1680 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Tobermory

Isle of Mull / Tobermory

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Perfect 5 star” Warm & friendly greeting on arrival, and the apartment is beautiful. Had some lovely nights relaxing by the fire after being out all day. Mull is a beautiful island with some of the most spectacular beaches we have seen anywhere in the
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from £79 / night

£550 - £800 / week

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avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

from £79 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Messanges

Landes / Messanges

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet, well equipped bungalow in a traditionally French area.” The bungalow was clean, quite spacious and very well equipped. Everything you need for a good holiday. Lots to do nearby, including some freshwater lakes good for sailing and windsurfing.
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from £86 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Levanto

Italian Riviera / Levanto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£316 - £702 / week

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B&b rental in Horni Marsov

Hradec Kralove Region / Horni Marsov

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £15 / night

£99 - £983 / week

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from £15 / night

(3) 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

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Caleta de Fuste with shared pool, golf nearby

Caleta de Fuste / Central Caleta

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Fuertaventura apartment” Superb all round apartment, great amenities and lovely homely furniture and furnishings. I will definitely be booking again next time I am in Caleta.
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from £42 / night

£295 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£475 - £605 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £95 / night

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Ski condo to rent in Rivisondoli

Province of L'Aquila / Rivisondoli

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £71 / night

£351 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £71 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £245 / night

£950 - £1895 / week

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from £245 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Appleby-in-Westmorland

Eden District / Appleby

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“love,love,loved it” Great place to stay, very relaxed, nice views, lovely and warm, very welcoming, homemade biscuits were a treat,everything u need, defo be going back and will recommend
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £85 / night

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