Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33699)

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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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg
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from £128 / night

£848 - £1950 / week

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from £128 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
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from £82 / night

£410 - £696 / week

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from £82 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Hopton on Sea

Norfolk / Hopton on Sea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Had a fantastic stay at hopton for the october half term week for 4 nights accommodation was exaclty as described could not fault it one bit fantastic value for the price we paid will be going back there next year for sure
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from £61 / night

£427 - £861 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival! Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo
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from £90 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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from £90 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Newby Bridge holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi
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from £135 / night

£850 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(63) Excellent 

40

Taormina holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Pearl in the hills over the Ionian Sea (Sicily)” We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful d
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from £45 / night

£318 - £678 / week

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from £45 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
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from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cap D'En Font

Minorca / Cap D'En Font

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£700 - £1650 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Mallwyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic fully loaded beautiful cottage” I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. It's in a fantastic location for all sorts of trips out. You are right in the countryside and yet can be on the beach within c.20 minutes (depending on roadworks)
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from £55 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £55 / 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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from £95 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Over Haddon

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect retreat” Second visit as could not better it!! Views are stunning, no need to move from veranda but with so many stunning walks on the doorstep, you would be silly not to explore. The cottage is perfect,especially the log burner for the eve
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from £70 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Lucca / Forte Dei Marmi

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1484 / week

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from £212 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Collioure holiday apartment rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment in a great location” We stayed here for a week in September 2016. The booking process was simple and communication with Alison prior to arriving was excellent. The apartment itself was extremely;y clean and very well equipped with eve
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from £58 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely village house” We spent a week here at the beginning of April. It was lovely to stay in a house in the heart of a village. The house was comfortable, well equipped and good value. Beautiful area with fantastic scenery and we were fortunate with
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from £58 / night

£385 - £625 / week

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from £58 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Coulaures

Dordogne / Coulaures

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!” Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable
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from £130 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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from £130 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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

(6) Excellent 

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Puerto Calero holiday bungalow rental

Puerto Calero / Marina Area

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £54 / night

£375 - £470 / week

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from £54 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Pezula Estate holiday home rental

Knysna / Pezula Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“PERFECT GETAWAY FOR DISCERNING GUEST” Enjoy the scenery that Pezula offers. D4 is a spacious villa with 4 en-suite bedrooms situated in a country Estate with beautiful views. Large swimming pool. The house is well equiped with amenities eg. TV wit
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from £200 / night

£1395 - £3600 / week

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from £200 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Armissan

Narbonne / Armissan

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place to have a great holiday with friends” We had a super holiday in this beautiful villa in June.We are a retired couple and wanted to have a special holiday with a couple of other friends.The villa was perfect not only because we each had o
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from £208 / night

£1450 - £2235 / week

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from £208 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Polgooth

St Austell / Polgooth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A cottage for all seasons - just perfect!” Honeysuckle cottage really is perfect. It is beautifully appointed, in a wonderful location and the owners couldn't be more attentive in their efforts to ensure you have a lovely stay. It certainly exceeded
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from £50 / night

£400 - £1025 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage letting

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £139 / night

£740 - £1140 / week

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from £139 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
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from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(13) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £34 / night

£170 - £297 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Argeles-sur-Mer

Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £110 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £110 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Killin holiday cottage rental

Loch Tay / Killin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Barn cottage killin” We had a fantastic time at the cottage. We spent the new year there with our grandchildren. The cottage was well equipped we didn't need to take anything with us. The cottage was a five minute walk into the village. Two minute wa
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from £90 / night

£495 - £1100 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday apartment in Avola

Province of Syracuse / Avola

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£297 - £1068 / week

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from £47 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

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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Pyrenees-Orientales / Vingrau

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £39 / night

£229 - £441 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.
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from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

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from £93 / night

(7) Very Good 

25

Fermoy holiday lodge rental

County Cork / Fermoy

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£509 - £551 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Fuerteventura / Costa de Antigua

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £25 / night

£190 - £232 / week

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from £25 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Cartmel with golf nearby

Grange-over-Sands / Cartmel

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Well equipped. Hidden away. Lawn shaded from weather from all directions except south. Cosy. Beautiful place in a beautiful place.
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from £90 / night

£450 - £1960 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Wick

Caithness and Sutherland / Wick

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£400 - £514 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Siniscola / La Caletta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£149 - £564 / week

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from £22 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£590 / week

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from £31 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Fourques holiday home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Fourques

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Idyllic” We had a 7 night stay in this beautiful property that from the minute you arrive draws you in and makes you feel totally at home. It has a lovely charm and character that we looked forward to waking up in each morning and returning too each e
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from £68 / night

£450 - £730 / week

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from £68 / night

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