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Rural short breaks (1079)

Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Oak Island Cove

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“***AWSOME VILLA*** fabulous holiday!” We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in September and had a fantastic time, we were a family of 8 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Can't fault anything about this property... It was big enough fo  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Cussay

Indre-et-Loire / Cussay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
See all 74 'Excellent' reviews for Les Petites Cigognes on TripAdvisor  …see more

from £62 / night

£410 - £1350 / week

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from £62 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co  …see more

from £68 / night

£424 - £2204 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Jalon

Costa Blanca / Jalon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa” We had a fantastic family holiday at Casa Chanco in July year; the villa is very spacious with plenty of room for us all with individual areas. Beautiful gardens surround the villa with fantastic views. The location was perfect for se  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £995 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski locker<br />On o  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £129 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Menerbes holiday farmhouse let

Luberon / Menerbes

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 61 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
XVIIth century authentic farmhouse (450m2). Completely renovated, refined decoration, maximum comfort, large heated pool (6x12 and 2.40 m deep) with Californian style deck.<br />XVIIth century authentic farmhouse (450m2). Utterly renovated, refined decoration, hig  …see more

from £365 / night

£2543 - £6780 / week

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from £365 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Forget the X Factor...this stunning Villa has the WOW factor!!” Loved loved loved everything about this villa. It really is amazing and felt like being at home in the Sunshine!!! Every single thing has been thought of and provided. Excellent locatio  …see more

from £200 / night

£700 - £1800 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) 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  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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from £75 / 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
“Comfort in an attractive area with excellent transport,” Not our first visit and hope to return to this beautiful area. Apartment very easy to live in. Very good to have other facilities e.g pool,gym, laundry etc. very good village shops etc and trans  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Mogan

Gran Canaria / Mogan

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“wonderful Puerto de Mogan” Litle and charming place. The buildings with flowers and the canals. Many restaurants with good food. I will come back.  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £653 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere

Aveyron / Entraygues-sur-Truyere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Au Riverain is a lovely, extremely comfortable house offering luxury accommodation for 6 guests. The house, gardens and private heated pool have panoramic views over the Lot river and valleys below and Au Riverain is only a short walk from the pretty village of Vieillev  …see more

from £120 / night

£780 - £1540 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

74

Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a  …see more

from £271 / night

£1900 - £3960 / week

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from £271 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Latchi

Latchi / Arsinoe Beach

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa for couples and families. The heated pool is fantastic” Having rented several villas in Cyprus, we have to say that this is excellent value for money. The close location to Latchi (10 mins easy walk) makes it ideal for couples and families  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1275 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Lovely apartment in a quiet part of Nerja. More than adequate for a couple to relax and unwind before the Xmas rush! The log burner was a really nice touch, especially when it was raining. Extensive UK TV streamed channels and overall reliable Int  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale

Albufeira / Gale

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Large detached villa with private heated pool 300m from beach and near all amenities, ideal for families.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saint-Mayeux

Cotes-d'Armor / Saint-Mayeux

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent family Gite” We stayed here for a week in August. Excellent Gites, lovely sized rooms and well equiped with everything you could want for a home from home. The outsized area is amazing and our kids were free and safe to run around. The owner  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway, it's also great for families with one child/baby where you can relax amongst the 30 acres of private grounds and large shared heated swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi and a 20% discount with Brittany Ferries.  …see more

from £34 / night

£243 - £492 / week

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from £34 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Polis

Polis / Polis Chrysochous

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect apartment in lovely location” This was our fourth visit to this lovely apartment, and this stay was as enjoyable as the previous ones. The booking process was smooth and courteous and a local contact was on hand if we had needed anything, and  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £375 / week

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from £40 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superbly relaxing” We stayed in Cuckoo's Nest in Mid November. The cottage is a really lovely estate with a spa and tennis courts on site. The house is beautifully located on the lake with a stunning view. Our party included 6 adults and one small  …see more

from £125 / night

£995 - £1825 / week

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from £125 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Didn't want to go home!” The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help if needed at any time but w  …see more

from £200 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Morillon ski studio to rent.

Grand Massif / Morillon

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Definately stay here” Fantastic appartment, right next to the lift. The owner could not have been more helpful. We had a great stay here and would definately recommend to anyone else.  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £399 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mullion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mullion

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good clean accommodation .” Our second visit, however 5 years apart. Tranquil setting in a fab part of cornwall. The accommodation is clean if a little dated., but is fully equipped with everything you may need, even has free laundry facilities. We  …see more

from £62 / night

£285 - £1025 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Maine et Loire / Thouarce

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£306 - £331 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Quistinic holiday farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lichans-Sunhar

Basque Country / Lichans-Sunhar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Gite, fabulous pool, lovely hosts and beautiful area” We were looking for an area of France with lots to do, this area certainly has that! The Gite itself is very well equipped and very comfortable, the bathroom is especially nice. Everything ha  …see more

from £70 / night

£425 - £925 / week

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from £70 / night

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Dordogne / Thenon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £204 / night

£1272 - £2077 / week

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from £204 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Parcay-les-Pins. holiday cottage rental

Saumur / Parcay-les-Pins.

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful little gite in a lovely location” We stayed at this gite for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was met by Darren who showed us round. The pool was lovely as the weather was beautiful. Would definitely stay here again.  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £930 / week

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from £65 / night

(18) 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
“Excellent and very comfortable accommodation with lovely view of the mountain” Great comfortable and quiet accommodation in very easy walking distance of Luz. Very spacious. Pool facilities and on site restaurant also very good. Would stay again.  …see more

from £73 / night

£467 - £958 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Penacova

Coimbra District / Penacova

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome Latas country house is a luxurious yet traditional Portuguese house dating back to 1911. It sits within 8 acres of olive grove, surrounded by flower, vegetable and herb gardens to delight. This is the authentic Beiras region of rolling countryside offers stun  …see more

from £255 / night

£1780 - £2373 / week

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from £255 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Calvados / Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £51 / night

£318 - £551 / week

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from £51 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peace fully” It was very nice had a lovely time the cabin was very nice and clean had every thing you need. The camp was small but good had a heated swimming pool out said .dogs are welcome in the camp plenty to do .will be going back next year as we  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Avranches

Manche / Avranches

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic gite,everything you need for a perfect holiday.” Lovely gite with everything you could need for a wonderful holiday. Steve and Dawn were very welcoming and very informative about places to visit. There cider from their own fruits was brillia  …see more

from £60 / night

£382 - £619 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Vendome

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne holiday home rental

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful house. Great location.” We loved the location and the house was beautiful! We stayed with my parents and another family, 12 of us altogether, so much space and very well equipped with everything you'd need. Would deffinately recommend. Ho  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £2790 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Castelnaudary holiday gite rental

Aude / Castelnaudary

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
La Borde, a charming, traditional farming domaine, dating back to the 13th Century. Set in more than 11 acres amidst beautiful verdant, rolling countryside with views to the Pyrénéan Mountains.  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Pokolbin

Greater Newcastle / Pokolbin

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Hunter Valley Getaway is a Holiday Rental at The Vintage Golf & Spa Resort & Wedding Venue in the Hunter Valley Vineyards. The home features modern styling with open plan living areas, gourmet kitchen, overlooking a large Alfresco Dining & BBQ area and s  …see more

from £371 / night

£2346 - £2778 / week

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from £371 / night