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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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(9) 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

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Basse-Terre Island / Gourbeyre

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £62 / night

£395 / week

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from £62 / night

(39) 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
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / 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 £84 / night

£509 - £2281 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Tympaki holiday villa rental

Heraklion Prefecture / Tympaki

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Kalohorafitis is a village on the southern slopes of the Ida Mountains, on the edge of Messara. It is located 230m above the sea level. 10 minutes drive to the beach of kokinos pyrgos. In summer it is cooler and refreshing.<br />Traditional stone-house, with priva  …see more

from £66 / night

£465 - £737 / week

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from £66 / 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 £53 / night

£329 - £571 / week

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from £53 / 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 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sorrentine Peninsula holiday home rental

Sorrento / Sorrentine Peninsula

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing location, superior accommodation, incredible stay.” We couldn't have been happier with the beautiful view of Capri and the Amalfi coast. The rooms were big and modern, the bathrooms clean and roomy, the kitchen well appointed and the lounge di  …see more

from £198 / night

£1229 - £2737 / week

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from £198 / night

(2) Excellent 

138

Baza ski gite to rent.

Province of Granada / Baza

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Lodging 8 people "Cueva Almendra" with swimming pool in AndaluciaYou will discover the perfect integration of our installations in the landscape..The omnipresence of the warmcolours, traditional furnishing and the style give the lodging its very particular and  …see more

from £176 / night

£351 - £1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(440) Excellent 

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Francavilla d'Ete holiday apartment rental

Province of Fermo / Francavilla d'Ete

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Find out why in 2016 52% of our guests had stayed with us before!  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 - £895 / week

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from £103 / 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

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Le Lindois

Charente / Le Lindois

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect. If you want an action holiday there is  …see more

from £78 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £78 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!” There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs. The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were  …see more

from £110 / night

£525 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Excellent 

25

Protaras holiday villa rental

Paralimni / Protaras

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spectacular Villa” We booked an 11 night stay for a family holiday. We looked at the pictures and were confident it was a nice place not too far from the things we needed. We prefer a little seclusion but still want the choice to go to beaches etc. Fr  …see more

from £142 / night

£995 - £2495 / week

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from £142 / 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

(7) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Fuilet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £65 / night

£248 - £531 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint Aubin du Desert

Mayenne / Saint Aubin du Desert

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 8 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a cot  …see more

from £50 / night

£800 / week

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from £50 / night

30

Holiday apartment in Sweimah

Dead Sea Region / Sweimah

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Salt Sea Apartments are located in Samarah Dead Sea Resort, it is an an integrated, mixed use gated community that offers an impressive display of prime residential properties, amenities, facilities and activities, and just a couple of minutes from the beach and many 5  …see more

from £95 / night

£615 - £730 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Teuillac holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Teuillac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
The loft apartment is on the first floor with it's own entrance from the garden. It has a bedroom with en-suite shower room and views over the swimming pool. There is a large open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen/ dining area. The whole apartment is very br  …see more

from £71 / night

£435 / week

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from £71 / night

(52) Excellent 

77

Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Modern and well layed out Vila .” This villa had the wow factor as soon as we set foot in the door ,it was well presented and had the perfect layout .we found it well situated and central for visiting .  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £163 / night

£1136 / week

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from £163 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fanjeaux

Aude / Fanjeaux

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
There is a wide range of things to do and places to go in every direction.  …see more

from £264 / night

£1843 - £2895 / week

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from £264 / night

(22) Excellent 

12

Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chez Soleil a detached villa in the popular vibrant market town of Vernet-les-Bains. Surrounded by exceptional mountain views, ideal for families and large groups. The grounds consist of garden, heated swimming pool, decked lounge and dining area with BBQs. Wifi and p  …see more

from £158 / night

£1050 - £2200 / week

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from £158 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • 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. Set amidst the beautiful rolling Morbihan countryside, in a tranquil, idyllic sylvan setting with a large secluded shared heated pool and 30 acres of lawns, woodland,  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £495 / week

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from £35 / 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
“Very private” We really enjoyed our stay at the apartment, it was well equipped, also very clean, which was a great relief as it was our first time at this apartment.. The property didn't have any one above or below, and the balcony was very private.  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £375 / week

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from £35 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Confolens holiday gite rental

Charente / Confolens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peaceful location” Beautiful property approx 6 miles from Confolens. The host was most helpful with many excellent suggestions regarding places to visit.  …see more

from £56 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £56 / night

(22) 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 £309 / night

£2346 - £2778 / week

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from £309 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday condo in Fish Hoek

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
2 Oceans Apartments offers a tastefully decorated Self-Catering Apartment in the heart of the Cape Peninsula with a large sparkling and solar heated pool. The 1-Room Apartment is perfect for 2 people but can accommodate a family of 4. Our beautifully decorated one room  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £252 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Saint-Lary-Soulan

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£193 - £290 / week

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from £53 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite let

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious, luxury barn conversion in rural France, swimming pool, private terrace/BBQ, large gardens, peace and tranquility.<br />See also: Le Verger (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and Le Potager (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms).  …see more

from £190 / night

£925 - £2450 / week

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from £190 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Vale do Milho

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent property” The property was perfect in everyway, and just what we intended to rent.pecefull area and close enought to get anywhere. the cleaner was very proffesional and polite and very nice. Alex went out off his way to help us at some poin  …see more

from £113 / night

£790 - £1940 / week

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from £113 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oria

Oria / Sierra de Estancias

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, truly tranquil, great hosts , well worth a visit!” I have visited Casa Barranco on a number of occasions because my partner and I enjoy the tranquility of the location, it is peaceful and has beautiful surroundings. Casa Barranco  …see more

from £21 / night

£150 - £275 / week

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from £21 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room  …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 - £1974 / week

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from £182 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the lake. Walking round the lake spotting bir  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 - £1000 / week

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from £130 / 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 - £2650 / week

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from £200 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from £514 / night

£1974 - £3948 / week

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from £514 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Llanelli

Carmarthenshire / Llanelli

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The barn boasts of its own private and exclusive 30x15ft, heated swimming pool. Surrounding the pool is the private patio and decking area, ideal for BBQing in the warm summer days, when you can enjoy total and undisturbed privacy for as long as you desire.It has it  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
The Ancient Dwelling is a 2015, beautiful, well equipped barn conversion set in idyllic countryside. We are close to a small town with a bakers, butchers, bars and a bistro. Also, about 500 metres from a lake where you can fish, swim or boat. You have a private garden,  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night