Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33100)

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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Home rental in Limavady

County Londonderry / Limavady

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Our little cottage is set on the foothills of a beautiful mountain and only 4 miles from an award winning beach on the Atlantic ocean. A short drive from world class golf courses, salmon rivers the Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones film locations. You are surr  …see more

from £70 / night

£405 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bathgate holiday cottage accommodation

West Lothian / Bathgate

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb Cottage” Top class cottage in quiet rural location.Welcoming,helpful but unobtrusive owners.Ideally placed to explore this part of Scotland.We felt so comfortable that it was a struggle to go out and explore! Rail travel from nearby Armadale t  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Coddenham

Ipswich / Coddenham

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
The village has its own shop which provides fresh bakery, fruit and vegetables, deli counter, wines plus local brewed beer and a small cafe area plus an off reach post office. Coddenham also has the beautiful listed mediaeval church of St Mary. ( see photos )<br /&  …see more

from £59 / night

£375 - £495 / week

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from £59 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Cornwall / Polperro

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“With young kids, all you need is bunnies...” This was the first family holiday we have ever had, and first time that my wife and children (twin 2 year old girls) had ever been to Cornwall or on a "British" holiday. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but  …see more

from £47 / night

£300 - £1050 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Roccascalegna

Province of Chieti / Roccascalegna

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Masserie di Marsilio is a secluded, private borgo (historical village) tucked away in the foothills of the Majella mountains in the little known region of Abruzzo After a five year restoration, we opened in 2015 with a range of accommodation in traditional stone buil  …see more

from £108 / night

£746 - £1271 / week

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from £108 / night

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Tenerife / Valle De San Lorenzo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £36 / night

£246 - £424 / week

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from £36 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

9 18 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Benedetta is an elegant, charming Historic residence located within walking distance from the heart of the magnificent village of Greve in Chianti. Featuring 9BR a private swimming pool, a beautiful park and 10,000 sf of living space it is the perfect estate for  …see more

from £658 / night

£5439 - £8772 / week

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from £658 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Here we have a beautifully refurbished and modern 3 bedroom holiday house in Greve De Lecq Saint Ouen Jersey. Situated on Mont de la Greve De Lecq, surrounded by beautiful countryside and just a short walk or 2 min drive down to the Beach at Greve' De Lecq where yo  …see more

from £195 / night

£1295 / week

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from £195 / night

(22) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

County Mayo / Cong

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home away from home.” My family, including my husband, my 13 yr old son and my 11 yr old daughter, stayed with my sister, her 15 yr old daughter and her 13 yr old son. The kids loved the Ping pong and pool tables, kept them busy whenever we were home.  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Chateau-d'Oex ski apartment to rent

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Gorron

Gorron / Couesmes Vauce

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
“A great country stay” Wonderful hosts made this stay amazing. Quiet location with a pleasant stroll along country roads to two quaint villages. A lot of larger villages a short drive away. A great place to relax.  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £360 / week

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from £36 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Magnifique” Hubby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this property, what a wonderful time we had. La Girode is a gem, offering seclusion, privacy and peace and quiet. We completely relaxed and de- stressed; having the use of a private pool  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £1272 / week

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from £69 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Nantlle

Caernarfon / Nantlle

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value for money” We found this property was absolutely fine for our requirements. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a very good size. The weather was amazing and we had a whole week of sunshine so were able to visit many places.  …see more

from £24 / night

£168 - £300 / week

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from £24 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Chalford holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Chalford

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing and beautiful” We arrived at the cottage and instantly fell in love with the place. It felt so warm and cozy and just what we wanted for a relaxing couple of days and the wood burner was a nice little touch too :). We went for long walks whi  …see more

from £65 / night

£595 - £770 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely 5 bedroom house perfect for family beach holidays, golfing groups, celebrations or relaxing breaks. Enjoy spacious living areas with a large modern kitchen.The house is in a countryside setting close to pretty villages and the coastal town of North Berwick for sh  …see more

from £500 / night

£3000 - £5000 / week

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from £500 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Alloway

Ayrshire / Alloway

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“NICE COTTAGE IN A PICTURESQUE LOCATION” Situated near to the coast and many of the tourist locations.We had good weather and enjoyed the holiday.Plenty of crockery/utensils.All we needed.Double bedroom,lots of storage.Twin bunk bedroom (full size bunk  …see more

from £70 / night

£430 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saint-Martin-de-Londres

Herault / Saint-Martin-de-Londres

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
THIS PEACEFUL, SECLUDED AND VERY LARGE VILLA SITS WITHIN A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, AT THE TOP OF A HILL WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE NEARBY PIC ST LOUP AND UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE HORIZON. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM 6 BEDROOMS, ITS OWN PRIVATE PARK AND A LARGE HEATED SWIMMING  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 - £3850 / week

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from £300 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Towyn

Abergele / Towyn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Family Treat” My Wife and I and our two children went on a visit down memory lane. We hadn't visited Abergele for some time. It was our home town many years ago and to show the children where we used to live was wonderful for us. Catref as a base co  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Upper Largo holiday cottage rental

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Warm and inviting detached cottage in conservation area of a lovely village. It is close to beautiful beaches and the stunning old fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Only 10 miles from St Andrews & Edinburgh only an hour away. Lots of things to see and do.&l  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £680 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Resende holiday home rental

Viseu District / Resende

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Delightful private pool (9 x 5m # 1.10 - 1.80m deep) and garden, furnished with great style and flair, this is the perfect location for total relaxation.  …see more

from £202 / night

£1097 - £1755 / week

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from £202 / 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
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / North Walsham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet and comfortable retreat” Lovely to arrive to a welcome pack including tea and coffee making stuff, milk in fridge. Janet and Roger made us really welcome and were very helpful throughout our stay. The annexe was warm and more spacious than it  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £55 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Axmouth

Devon / Axmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Our recent stay at The Old Post Office was lovely! It was very clean, well laid out and catered for everything. The location was great too, very near to loads of beaches. And a couple of pubs!  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £975 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.  …see more

from £158 / night

£878 - £1185 / week

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from £158 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Best Chalet I have ever stayed in” The property was easier to find that we had anticipated, which is always a bonus. When we went inside the place was spotless, and in the kitchen was a packet of biscuits with some tea and coffee sachets and milk  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £400 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“chilled out..quiet and carefree.” A wonderful stay...Met by the lovely Owner who also offered me an upgrade to another apartment at no extra charge...wish was so kind....A beautiful..spotlessly clean apartment...everything maintained to a very high st  …see more

from £53 / night

£265 - £700 / week

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from £53 / night

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Nago-Torbole / Torbole

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £71 / night

£492 / week

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from £71 / 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,  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Luxurious beach house by beautiful beach” Coriander Beach House is a stunning 5* large family house with extremely spacious accommodation in a quiet beachside village. It is contemporary and beautifully furnished being both modern and comfortable. T  …see more

from £300 / night

£2650 - £30000 / week

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from £300 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(15) 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
“Terrific.” Completely thought through; a very comfortable stay. Everything catered for from beach towels to drinks flasks. Fresh, clean. A must.  …see more

from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint Martin Laguepie holiday home rental

Tarn / Saint Martin Laguepie

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful!” This is such a lovely house to stay in. The garden is enclosed in the old castle keep, the pool is clean and big, there is table tennis, a hobbit house, badminton, hot tub - all in your back garden and over looked by the castle ruins that  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 - £1750 / week

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from £179 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Frayssinet-le-Gelat

Lot / Frayssinet-le-Gelat

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house retains its original features and charm and has been lovingly renovated to the highest standards inside to provide a modern, spacious and luxurious living space. With three large bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house can easily accommodate six people.T  …see more

from £151 / night

£1053 - £2193 / week

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from £151 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Roja Montana

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
Villa Lomas is a Superb Villa in Playa Blanca. Located at just 10 minutes walk of playa flamingo .Villa LOMAS offers you style in a spacious accommodation. Private Heated Pool, TABLE FOOTBALL,TABLE TENNIS, Aircon, Jacuzzy, BBQ, Internet Access, Semi partial Sea views.&l  …see more

from £60 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £60 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £73 / night

£545 / week

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from £73 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The View is a totally refurbished two storey apartment with what can only be described as some of the best views in Newquay. The apartment sleeps four and benefits from a brand new kitchen with all new Bosch appliances, comprising of dishwasher, washing machine, gas ho  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Hunmanby holiday cottage rental

Filey / Hunmanby

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect.” The cottage has such a wonderful, homely feel to it with the most comfortable bed. Equipped with everything we needed. We took our 10 month old puppy on his first holiday away and the owners who live next door were so chilled about it (the  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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(9) Very Good 

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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

(1) Excellent 

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Villammare holiday apartment rental

Province of Salerno / Villammare

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Mirto is a part of a wonderful complex, which offers 11 refined apartments, all well-appointed and designed for the ultimate in comfort and style. The inviting dwellings feature thoughtfully chosen accessories and furniture, such as colourful wall decorations, lamp shad  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £1044 / week

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from £62 / night