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Rural short breaks (81)

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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(31) Excellent 

36

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

£588 - £1560 / week

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from £84 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dondra

Southern Province / Dondra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceeded our expectations” The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the che  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 - £3465 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Bandarainaiyake ski villa to rent.

Western Province / Bandarainaiyake

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
Feel the difference with Sandul villa. There is no hotel receptions, no crowds of other guests, you will be free to yourself .No restrictions on time. you will find civility and hospitality. We are prepared to provide you with all facilities.The Ideal Villa for Leisure  …see more

from £195 / night

£1365 - £1435 / week

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from £195 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in West Country

Dorset / Sherborne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
“Lovely accomodation, perfect for a relaxing weekend” This was exactly what we had hoped for if not a little bit better! Lovely furnishings, welcoming hosts and a lovely area to stay for a quiet weekend away. The Stables was lovely and clean and ha  …see more

from £56 / night

£351 - £531 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Santa Maria de Merles with swimming pool, tennis court

Province of Barcelona / Santa Maria de Merles

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place!” Stayed at this fantastic place for 2 weeks with a large group (6 families in total). Everything was fantastic, the house and the surroundings. The house seemed to have everything we needed, for both kids and adults, one could relax  …see more

from £424 / night

£2119 - £4662 / week

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from £424 / night

(26) Very Good 

22

Holiday gite in Les Cresnays

Manche / Les Cresnays

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely people, lovely place well equipped Gites” We loved our stay with Helen & Dave, they are the perfect hosts – they came to our rescue when we struck ‘the Gite experience from hell’ and took us in at very short notice. They gave us a warm and fri  …see more

from £51 / night

£297 / week

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from £51 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Montalto delle Marche with swimming pool

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Montalto delle Marche

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A MEMORABLE VACATION IN A WONDERFUL COUNTRY SIDE LOCATION, WITH HOSTSMAKING YOU FEEL LOKE YOU ARE AT HOME.” We had a very warm welcome and found our apartment very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A few steps to the pool and garden wit  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1017 / week

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from £128 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in La Lechere

La Lechere / Naves

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beyond our expectations” If you are looking for a luxurious place to stay in the French Alps, without breaking the bank, then this is it. The ultimate in both accommodations and food. Nikki and Hugh are the hosts, and speak both English and French.  …see more

from £102 / night

£653 - £3145 / week

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from £102 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Les Carroz-d'Araches ski home to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious, spacious, traditional chalet in a fabulous setting. Mouthwatering food, big log fire and outdoor spa. Truly relaxing. All 5 bedrooms are en-suite with new bathrooms.  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £10660 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Christmas Special - see our website for details - www.chaletheidi.eu Please note Winter prices are for HALF-BOARD Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suit  …see more

from £24 / night

£356 - £12017 / week

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from £24 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday hotel apartment with golf nearby in Maussane-les-Alpilles

Bouches-du-Rhone / Maussane-les-Alpilles

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Picasso apartment consists of the Picasso studio bedroom with pull-down Murphy bed that has a king-size fully sprung mattress. It has a well equipped kitchen area and en-suite bath/shower room +WC. The Gauguin bedroom is included with king-size bed and en-suite sho  …see more

from £64 / night

£450 - £568 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday guest house in Udon Thani

Udon Thani Province / Udon Thani

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing!” Douglas' house is situated in a beautiful area of North East Thailand. He is a very generous host and we felt very comfortable in his lovely sunny house. He arranged for our evening meals to be cooked by his sister  …see more

from £12 / night

£78 / week

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from £12 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Lyons-la-Foret holiday b&b rental

Eure / Lyons-la-Foret

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Great place, immaculate room and lovely peopl, Lyons is a perfect place to unwind, highly recommended.” I stayed for just under a week with Alex and Shirley who done their best to make my stay enjoyable. The room and place is unique and immaculately  …see more

from £63 / night

£339 / week

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from £63 / night

(9) Excellent 

30

Mid Wales holiday home rental

Powys / Builth Wells

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 87 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning mansion set into the Welsh hills” This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated farm ho  …see more

from £145 / night

£1021 - £2000 / week

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from £145 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Belesta holiday b&b rental

Ariege / Belesta

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable B&B in a small pleasant village” We thoroughly enjoyed a week 's stay here. Breakfasts were plentiful and optional evening meals were very good. We had the use of local maps and guide books to help us plan our walks.  …see more

from £43 / night

£284 - £301 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Aguilas

Aguilas / Marina de Cope

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Close to unspoilt coast peaceful locationyear round sunwarm in winterswimming poolCycling and hiking  …see more

from £47 / night

£297 - £331 / week

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from £47 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Apartment letting in Sumartin

Brac Island / Sumartin

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing and Diving” One of the best place to meet friends and enjoy untouched fantastic nature. We stay here for two weeks and this vacation we will never forget. For all people who looks for a silent place and friendly atmosphere............then c  …see more

from £93 / night

£593 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Holiday b&b in Sentjernej

Lower Carniola Region / Sentjernej

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent Bed&Breakfast in a Slovenian countryside vineyard” We had a two night stay early April. We were the only guests at that time. The large room was comfortable with skylights giving a very pleasant atmophere. The host arranged a dinner at our  …see more

from £53 / night

£368 / week

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from £53 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Fontenay-le-Comte holiday b&b rental

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
Bed and Breakfast in a 19th century restored mill near Fontenay le Comte offering 5 double en suite bedrooms. Open all year. Evening meals served. Animals accepted. Bike Hire. Discounts given for longer stays. 3 Clés rating with Clévacances. Quiet location.Good Cycling.  …see more

from £53 / night

£368 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with shared pool in Sainte Nathalene

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Sainte Nathalene

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
Les Petites Charmilles offers comfortable friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in a Traditional Perigordine style house in the heart of the Dordogne countryside. Offering ideal holiday accommodation for a couple, Room 4 has a king-size bed, two comfortable c  …see more

from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Puttalam holiday villa rental

North Western Province / Puttalam

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The dream come true” Thank you so very much for such a fantastic stay at Khomba. We had a simply amazing time. Best of all was the sea. It was so relaxing to be able to watch my grandchildren play in the water all day, from the privacy of our own b  …see more

from £237 / night

£1659 / week

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from £237 / night

(18) Very Good 

23

Bungalow rental in Nuwara Eliya with golf nearby

Central Province / Nuwara Eliya

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Beautiful upmarket heritage bungalow located in Nuwara Eliya in a large private garden. Featuring 4 comfortable bedrooms and a cosy lounge with open fireplace, this serviced property is a nostalgic base from which families and groups can explore the hill country.It is f  …see more

from £318 / night

£2223 / week

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from £318 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Vaujany ski chalet rental

Isere / Vaujany

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Catared chaletStylish and hospitableFree wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden.Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes.In summer: cycling!Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for chil  …see more

from £74 / night

£378 - £10818 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Palazzolo dello Stella

Palazzolo dello Stella / Piancada

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
Italy-Farmhouse-Rental apartment-Swimming pool-Beach-Seaside-family-vacation rental-golf 20 mins-B&B-VeniceA farmhouse in Italy near the adriatic coast with the beaches of Lignano, Bibione, Grado nearby.  …see more

from £84 / night

£420 - £539 / week

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from £84 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Holiday b&b in Lassay-les-Chateaux

Mayenne / Lassay-les-Chateaux

4 2 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 103 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast,tranquil quiet relaxing on 15 acres, away from the road, 2Km from Lassay Les Chateaux a Medieval "city". En-suite bedrooms, free wi-fi, Bowling green, lots to see and do around here, Cider Museum / tasting Jublains Roman remains / village.A w  …see more

from £47 / night

£297 / week

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from £47 / night

(34) Excellent 

20

Sacey holiday b&b rental

Manche / Sacey

2 12 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm , friendly , special” On a cycling tour of Normandy and France Helen and Steve offered just what we wanted . I couldn't fault the place , from the warm welcome , excellent evening meal and breakfast. Would strongly recommend .  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montchavin

Savoie / Montchavin

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“As fantastic as ever!” We found the same warm welcome, brilliant location, great service and wonderful food as the last 7 or so times we have been. Can't wait to be back!  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 - £10048 / week

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from £34 / night

(55) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Jambiani

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The Kipepeo Lodge is a charming and warm beach villa, built on the Southeast coast of Zanzibar, close to a typical african village, Jambiani. The villa is an extraordinary accommodation, fully staffed and implemented to give to the guest the best services. On the shore.  …see more

from £306 / night

£2136 / week

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from £306 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Samoens ski chalet to rent.

Grand Massif / Samoens

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“fabulous” We had a wonderful stay here. The chalet is very roomy clean and bright. Only problem was not having access to a washing machine during the summer break( there were 6 of us), otherwise superb. Loved the hot tub. Andy and Liz(owners) very hel  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 - £10470 / week

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from £100 / night

(43) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mirissa

Southern Province / Mirissa

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Couldn't be better” We have a fantastic time at Stella Beach Villa, with the kids ages 4, 6 and 9 we are not used to such great downtime. The pool catered for all of them, the chef was incredibly accommodating with such fantastic options. We even mana  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Saumur holiday b&b rental

Maine et Loire / Saumur

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning house and great location” Ben and Billi are incredible hosts. Their house is wonderful. If you want to stay in a piece of local history in a great location then this is the place.  …see more

from £69 / night

£445 - £775 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Holiday home in South India

Kannur / Edakkad

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Set in a Coconut Grove, Malabar Cove Beach House has magnificent views over the Arabian Sea. A perfect hideaway. A place to relax and recuperate from the stresses of every day life. Near the famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad. Yoga and Ayurveda can be arranged. Mal  …see more

from £96 / night

£667 / week

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from £96 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Thollon-les-Memises ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
Relaxed modern friendly comfortable chalet situated in the Rhone Alps,50 metres from village centre and the cable car. The main ski run back to the village ends at our driveway! Fantastic views of Lake Geneva. Airport and local transfers available by request.  …see more

from £204 / night

£806 - £1484 / week

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from £204 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Kobarid ski b&b to rent.

Slovenian Littoral Region / Kobarid

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
Most of all we would like you to feel great, to leave satisfied and to come back again soon.  …see more

from £43 / night

£276 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Castelnau-Magnoac holiday farmhouse rental

Hautes-Pyrenees / Castelnau-Magnoac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Rural France with art tuition if desired” I really enjoyed staying at this farmhouse just outside a tiny hamlet in a very rural area of France. The views of the Pyrenees arer stunning and I found Paul and Asha to be very caring hosts. I spent my days  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 / week

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from £29 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Mazan

Vaucluse / Mazan

7 10 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
Our property lies on the most beautiful spot of Mazan, a village in the Vaucluse at south of the Mont Ventoux. It holds course against the hillock and has free view over the Montagne the Vaucluse to the Vally of the Rhone. Avignon visible with the Palais du Papes.  …see more

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Coimbra

Coimbra District / Coimbra

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful views in a tranquil setting” The views were simply breathtaking over the river. Many mornings and evenings spent on the private balcony just watching the birds and a few locals fishing. There was no one else, very peaceful. The river is safe  …see more

from £60 / night

£416 - £683 / week

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from £60 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Matemwe holiday villa rental

Zanzibar Island / Matemwe

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful place - would go again!” We stayed at Villa Turquoise in Dec 2014 with our family of 2 sons and their girlfriends. We loved the house, the pool, the private beach - The staff were very friendly and helpful and always went out of their way to  …see more

from £390 / night

£2729 - £12102 / week

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from £390 / night

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Samoens ski chalet to rent.

Grand Massif / Samoens

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Terrasse' is a small and friendly, owner-run property, ideally situated just one hour by road from Geneva airport, on the sunny slopes of the strikingly beautiful upper Giffre valley. Directly opposite are Morillon, 5 minutes, and Samoens, 10 minutes, which link easi  …see more

from £89 / night

£445 - £12645 / week

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Enna holiday guest house rental

Province of Enna / Enna

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a wonderful place to relax enjoying the tranquil countryside looking from the terrace down into the valley, the olives groves and the lake. Spacious and comfortable, this holiday home features 2 quadruple rooms and 1 double room, a well-equipped modern kitch  …see more

from £240 / night

£980 / week

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from £240 / night