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Rural short breaks (1106)

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.



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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

(21) Excellent 

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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

(38) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 - £1800 / week

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from £135 / night

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(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

(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 - £1000 / week

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from £75 / night

(29) 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
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1170 / week

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from £180 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Suffolk

Stowmarket / Middlewood Green

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Perfect peace in country hideaway.” We were met on arrival by the owner, who made us aware of everything that we needed to know. The cottage was warm and extremely comfortable. A welcome pack was waiting for us, including wine and chocolate cake!!  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £300 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ousson-sur-Loire holiday home rental

Loiret / Ousson-sur-Loire

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice house in a beautiful location” We knew from the photos that the location would be good, but if anything the views were even better than expected. The house is conveniently located for supermarkets and has a good restaurant (but not cheap) at a ho  …see more

from £180 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £180 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing family break” We stayed as a family for a week at Roma's amazing villa. The location was beautiful and so peaceful, it truly was an amazing place. Spacious and homely, room for everyone. The pool and BBQ areas were well utilised you had a  …see more

from £232 / night

£1261 - £2311 / week

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from £232 / night

(437) 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 £99 / night

£690 - £858 / week

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from £99 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Dinan Ramblers Adventure” Eight of us used Aisling as a base for our first visit to the Pyrenees to try out some of the well known Tour de France Cols. We made it over Col de Marie Blanque (10km down the road), Col d’Aubisque (55km next door valley)  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 / week

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from £70 / 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
“Absolutely Fantastic” Villa Ponciana surpassed all our expectations. If you have ever had any worries about booking a villa you have not seen (except from a few photos on the internet) then rest assured you will be nothing less than thrilled with the  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1275 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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 £68 / night

£420 / week

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from £68 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Central Algarve

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

(30) Excellent 

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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
“Ideally situated, beautifully kept property with everything you ever need, a home from home!” This was our first family holiday to Florida and the villa absolutely had everything we wanted to enjoy our holiday! Ideally situated with ease if access to  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Vogue

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £127 / night

£505 - £1303 / week

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from £127 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Brion

Maine et Loire / Brion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Little piece of paradise” Le Logis du Pressoir was wonderful! It is a little piece of paradise. It is set in beautiful grounds, which is very child friendly including pool, cubby house, and outdoor kids bikes and toys. The accommodation had metic  …see more

from £93 / night

£564 - £1253 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Home rental in Taupont

Morbihan / Taupont

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely, relaxing stay” This was a great place to stay with our young children (6,5, & 5). Fabulous clean, warm pool & great location ( few minutes from lovely lakeside beach and the pretty town of Josselin). The kids loved exploring the space around  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £975 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Brantome

Dordogne / Brantome

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
Set on a hilltop with wonderful views La Roche Chabrelle has 3 gîtes in converted barns near the large heated swimming pool (12mx6m) and 1 secluded gîte in the original farmhouse with its own private garden. You can explore the 5 acres (2 ha) of terraced gardens, wood  …see more

from £60 / night

£345 - £995 / week

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from £60 / night

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Farmhouse rental in La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rural getaway within easy reach of all that the Vendee has to offer. Private heated pool. Renovated farmhouse. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Additional W.C. Huge well equipped dining kitchen. Comfortable lounge that seats 7.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

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Cottage accommodation in Northern England with golf nearby

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
NEW TO WYNDCLIFFE IN 2016...... LUXURY HOT TUB WHICH SEATS 7. LOOKING OUT ONTO THE MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OVER MORECAMBE BAY...... Large family cottage overlooking Morecambe Bay, It has four spacious bedrooms two bathrooms and a ground floor WC. It has a large lounge and din  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This lovingly renovated 19th century farmhouse is located in the beautiful Vendee region of France. An ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or special family occasion. Now with brand new swimming pool.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / 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

(30) 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

(1) Excellent 

24

Gite rental in Burgundy

Yonne / Fulvy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Spring Cottage has been converted from an 18th century barn to provide comfortable and cosy accomodation. It has antique furniture and flagstone floors and in the summer months, is surrounded by virgina creeper and summer flowers. It offers a great holiday either for j  …see more

from £106 / night

£547 - £1030 / week

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from £106 / 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

(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

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well presented apartment in a lovely resort.” The apartment has 2 large bedrooms, a lovely big lounge and a balcony that you can just about see the see from! There are lots of pools to choose from and we would wander down at 10 or 11am and h  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £700 / week

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from £35 / 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 £80 / night

£488 - £2185 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) 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 lockerOn our other sit  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1500 / week

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from £122 / 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

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £125 / 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 £492 / night

£1891 - £3782 / week

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from £492 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

English Riviera / Paignton

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Providing an affordable family-friendly getaway in the English Riviera, this Paignton holiday home accommodates between 4-5 guests. The spacious ground floor holiday apartment is situated in a secure gated holiday residence with private parking and an outdoor resident  …see more

from £68 / night

£305 - £610 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £500 / night

£2700 - £6900 / week

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from £500 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / 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
“Excellent gite in a perfect location to explore the Loire Valley” A lovely gite, clean, well looked after with an excellent pool which is very private. We took our dog and so had lots of walks in the immediate area as well as other locations and thor  …see more

from £65 / night

£490 - £930 / week

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from £65 / 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.Traditional stone-house, with private infinity  …see more

from £64 / night

£446 - £706 / week

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from £64 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of  …see more

from £257 / night

£1800 - £3820 / week

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from £257 / night

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Offida holiday villa rental

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Offida

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Carlo is a large luxury Villa among olives trees and wineyards with private heated swimming pool (13 x 4 mts), glass house in the garden with spa and hot tube (jacuzzi up to 6 people), sauna (up to 6 people). Nature, quiet, wonderful view. Free organic wine & ol  …see more

from £409 / night

£2858 - £3530 / week

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from £409 / night