Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (1219)

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 castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £188 / night

£1313 - £2625 / week

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from £188 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £168 / night

£625 - £1875 / week

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from £168 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1650 / week

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from £200 / night

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(4) Excellent 

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Park City ski hotel apartment to rent.

Wasatch Range / Park City

2 8 Min stay varies

Hotel apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £242 / night

£1725 - £3928 / week

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from £242 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Holmes Beach

Anna Maria Island / Holmes Beach

3 8 7 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £94 / night

£656 - £1104 / week

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from £94 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Alicante province / Punta Prima

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£582 - £1163 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 3 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £383 / night

£3665 / week

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from £383 / night

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Home rental in Stormville

New York / Stormville

4 10 3 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £276 / night

£1725 / week

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from £276 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Lacanau-Ocean

Lacanau / Lacanau-Ocean

3 8 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£625 - £1954 / week

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from £90 / night

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Villa rental in Monte Francisco with swimming pool

Faro District / Monte Francisco

6 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£995 - £2100 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lahaina holiday condo rental

Maui / Lahaina

2 6 Min stay varies

Condo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £138 / night

£966 - £1449 / week

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from £138 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Ardeche / Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£1400 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Condo rental in Indian Shores

Florida / Indian Shores

3 8 7 nights min stay

Condo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £119 / night

£828 - £1725 / week

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from £119 / night

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Hadleigh

Suffolk / Hadleigh

3 6 Min stay varies

Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£1350 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cavalaire-Sur-Mer holiday villa accommodation

Var / Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

4 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £330 / night

£2305 / week

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from £330 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Vercana

Lake Como / Vercana

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £268 / night

£3229 / week

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from £268 / night

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Holiday condo with shared pool, golf nearby in Brasilito

Province of Guanacaste / Brasilito

3 6 Min stay varies

Condo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1449 - £4628 / week

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from £200 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house in Vergemoli

Vergemoli / Calomini

8 14 2 nights min stay

Guest house / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £313 / night

£1016 - £2422 / week

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from £313 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lagos

Lagos / Porto de Mos

20 48 4 nights min stay

Villa / 20 bedrooms / sleeps 48 / 4 nights min stay

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from £2000 / night

£12500 - £20000 / week

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from £2000 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Sarlat

Dordogne / Bezenac

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £274 / night

£1133 - £1583 / week

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from £274 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

Vendee / La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

5 10 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £168 / night

£743 - £1954 / week

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from £168 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Moraira

Moraira / La Sabatera

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £68 / night

£700 - £2250 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday villa in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

5 10 3 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £290 / night

£1946 / week

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from £290 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Home rental in Venice

Florida / Venice

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£549 - £880 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Almunecar

Almunecar / Fuentes de Almunecar

3 6 Min stay varies

Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 12 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £400 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Princeville holiday apartment rental

Kauai / Princeville

4 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £163 / night

£1111 - £1927 / week

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from £163 / night

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£1836 / week

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from £179 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Park City

Wasatch Range / Park City

3 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £449 / night

£2656 - £4345 / week

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from £449 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Home rental in Spedalicchio

Umbertide / Spedalicchio

5 10 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £190 / night

£2486 / week

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from £190 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

5 10 Min stay varies

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£760 - £1135 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Jean-du-Gard holiday home rental

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

9 30 Min stay varies

House / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £466 / night

£2326 - £2714 / week

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from £466 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Sassoferrato holiday villa rental

Province of Ancona / Sassoferrato

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £129 / night

£743 - £1813 / week

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from £129 / night

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Klosters Platz ski apartment to rent.

Graubunden / Klosters Platz

5 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £300 / night

£2000 - £2800 / week

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from £300 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Rotonda West

Rotonda West / Long Meadow

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Terrible 

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Holiday home in Forio

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

5 8 1 night min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £274 / night

£1915 - £2344 / week

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from £274 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Noosa

Sunshine Coast / Noosa

4 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £353 / night

£2471 - £3089 / week

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from £353 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Budens holiday villa rental

Faro District / Budens

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £75 / night

£500 - £1120 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Durban-sur-Arize

Ariege / Durban-sur-Arize

7 15 Min stay varies

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / Min stay varies

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from £400 / night

£2000 - £4250 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Biron

Dordogne / Biron

2 4 Min stay varies

Chalet / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £46 / night

£241 - £801 / week

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from £46 / night

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Saint Sigismond, Vendee holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Saint Sigismond, Vendee

8 20 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £285 / night

£2000 - £4950 / week

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from £285 / night

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Holiday villa in Saint-Maurice-d'Ibie

Ardeche / Saint-Maurice-d'Ibie

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £172 / night

£782 - £1797 / week

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from £172 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Pefkos

Rhodes / Pefkos

4 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £188 / night

£1313 - £2412 / week

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from £188 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Port Douglas / Killaloe, Port Douglas

5 10 5 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 5 nights min stay

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from £912 / night

£6383 / week

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from £912 / night

(4) Good 

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Reauville holiday home rental

Grignan / Reauville

5 17 2 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 17 / 2 nights min stay

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from £586 / night

£2266 - £2735 / week

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from £586 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in La Roque-Gageac

Dordogne / La Roque-Gageac

1 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £125 / night

£869 - £1574 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

South Africa / Eastern Cape

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £690 / night

£4828 - £9656 / week

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from £690 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Stuart

Florida / Stuart

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £87 / night

£587 - £1242 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home letting in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

9 22 Min stay varies

House / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 22 / Min stay varies

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from £475 / night

£6450 / week

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from £475 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in La Chaise

Indre-et-Loire / La Chaise

7 18 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £170 / night

£1200 - £2940 / week

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from £170 / night

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