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Rural short breaks (4548)

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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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.Outs  …see more

from £84 / night

£583 - £1547 / week

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from £84 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful apartment in the heart of Provence” We had a fantastic stay at this apartment in Isle sur la Sorgue. The apartment is very well located and has everything you could need. The town is lovely and really bustles on market days which we loved! I  …see more

from £76 / night

£429 - £606 / week

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from £76 / 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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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Santa Teresa Gallura

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Santa Teresa Gallura

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Location” Amazing location so close to the beaches. 8 of us stayed here very comfortably. We loved the large verandah and wild boar outside the garden and the star gazing from the upper terrace. Santa Theresa is definitely worth a visit. A love  …see more

from £76 / night

£547 - £1496 / week

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from £76 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roofed terrace .A  …see more

from £64 / night

£421 - £1059 / week

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from £64 / 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

(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake. The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv  …see more

from £82 / night

£575 - £1100 / week

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from £82 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon / Maroulas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Two wonderful weeks at Kivotos Villa” We had a perfect stay at Kivotos Villa with a wonderful view, spacious rooms and a great outdoor area. Many thanks to Eva for taking such good care of us. We where treated with fresh vegetables, cucumber pie and p  …see more

from £110 / night

£765 - £1530 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rosedale

Barossa Valley / Rosedale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
With wonderful rural views and plenty of wineries, cafes and restaurants within a short drive, Creeve Roe is a great place for a romantic stay or to relax and unwind with friendsProvision for additional guests may be possible at $50/person/night. Please contact the owne  …see more

from £193 / night

£1158 - £2340 / week

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from £193 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Modern, spacious well appointed villa which manages to be warm and welcoming. Well located in this charming traditional Portugue” We returned to the villa for our 5th visit and left as satisfied as the first time we visited. We continued to enjoy swim  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1150 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Ronda

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
4 Bedroom House with POOL, Sauna, Garage and stunning views, located in the centre of Ronda. It has underfloor heating and a log fire so is very comfortable all year round. Perfectly located within a few mins walk of Ronda's attractions and facilities.100s of resta  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury 2 bedroom air conditioned apartment on the exclusive Porto de Mos estate, with pool, 400 yards from the beach 5 mins to the nearest golf club.  …see more

from £50 / night

£400 - £695 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Geiranger

Stranda / Geiranger

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning
“Big Impression” Sometimes a holiday leaves such a deep impression that you can't stop thinking about it when you return home. The dramatic landscape of Norway and Geiranger fjord left us spellbound. Wildair was the perfect choice of accommodation -  …see more

from £379 / night

£2648 / week

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from £379 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l  …see more

from £69 / night

£385 - £417 / week

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from £69 / night

(21) 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 swiming pool.  …see more

from £293 / night

£2223 - £2632 / week

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from £293 / night

(8) Very Good 

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West Algarve holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment, fantastic location” This was our third year at the Porto Mos complex - and this was by far the best apartment we have stayed in. As with all of them the location is great - close to the beach and the great restaurants and bars the  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £930 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ardnamurchan Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £450 / week

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from £65 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Bicheno holiday villa rental

Tasmania / Bicheno

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
In a prime position in Bicheno Spectacular ocean views and beaches nearbyComfortable 4 star home away from homeAmazing roof terrace with BBQ Little penguins on foreshore White sand & crystal, azure water Restaurants & cafes within 5 mins  …see more

from £129 / night

£819 - £1205 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Average 

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Finse ski apartment to rent.

Ulvik Municipality / Finse

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Steinboligen is located at Finse, a famous winter resort for mountain skiing and walking - 1.222 meters above sea level on the Bergen- Oslo railway. Only accessible by rail, foot or bike - no cars. These days it is also quite popular to go biking along the old Navvy roa  …see more

from £169 / night

£925 - £1093 / week

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from £169 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo  …see more

from £85 / night

£568 - £757 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Costa Esuri

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The local touch” The apartment is in a safe, secure complex with a mixture of families and holiday rentals so the surrounds and apartments are maintained very well. A very comfortable and spacious two bedroomed apartment with all the facilities to sel  …see more

from £36 / night

£248 - £568 / week

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from £36 / 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

(10) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Australia & New Zealand

Tasmania / Sheffield

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
LOCATED IN SHEFFIELD - One hours drive from Launceston Airport on the way to Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.Opened in November 2012, the property is modern, spacious, self-contained accommodation for up to 10 people - your home away from home to enj  …see more

from £129 / night

£533 - £1515 / week

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from £129 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Semoussac holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we wanted - and more!” We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers! The house was spacious & very well equi  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £50 / 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 £174 / night

£1219 - £1891 / week

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from £174 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderfully relaxing holiday - Sao Martinho is great for families and couples” Our wish list was for a quiet, laid back holiday, a BBQ on the terrace, no need to hire a car, pool, near to the beach, shops and restaurants and this is it! The apart  …see more

from £40 / night

£255 - £590 / week

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from £40 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.Enjoy the 180 degrees valley views f  …see more

from £82 / night

£483 - £1141 / week

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from £82 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Cha-am

Phetchaburi Province / Cha-am

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of the ocean and tweeting birds. Brew a coffee and relax on the huge balcony with recliner seats or even use the hammock if you havent really woken up yet.Once you are up for it take a stroll along the beach and wa  …see more

from £130 / night

£758 - £1087 / week

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from £130 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Balnarring

Balnarring / Balnarring Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
All linen provided, dishwasher, air conditioner, large fridge, 107 cm LCD TV, u/ cover parking, free Wi Fi  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 - £901 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“VERY helpful host, lovely house” Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very helpful agent in bal  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £42 / night

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Holiday home in Messini

Messenia Region / Messini

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The 3 bedroom villa is located just 2km away from the town of Marathopoli, in Messinia region. This villa is uniquely decorated and offering a calm environment to spend your holidays. The villa is three storey high with a nice sea view. If you are searching for a calm  …see more

from £135 / night

£841 - £1765 / week

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from £135 / 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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Istron

Lasithi Prefecture / Istron

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great time in Khami” We had a great time in Khami, the villa is very well equiped. Outside, the big terrace and pool were very much appreciated and the stars are spectacular when night comes. The views in the day aren't bad either and the ping pong t  …see more

from £186 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £186 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Dutovlje

Slovenian Littoral Region / Dutovlje

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
Escape to slovenia, Hisa Pri Ovcicevih, Guest house from 4 to 12 persons. Guest house for groups and families.House for wedding in Stanjel.  …see more

from £169 / night

£1009 - £1345 / week

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from £169 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Puerto de Mazarron

Mazarron / Puerto de Mazarron

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The best apartment in the best place” We just came back to Norway after spending 3,5 weeks in this lovely apartment in beautiful Puerto de Mazarron. The apartment has everything you could possible ask for. The kitchen is so well equipped with good siz  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £475 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Huangshan

Anhui / Huangshan

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Home to luxury Van Gogh Inn in historic peace and quiet of ancient Village of Xidi in Yellow Mountain region near Shanghai, China.For more than 2 weeks booking, discount price is available. Please contact owner  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £880 / week

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from £88 / night