Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (10692)

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 gite with swimming pool in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Dordogne / Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

5 11 Min stay varies

Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / Min stay varies

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from £222 / night

£795 - £1550 / week

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from £222 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £175 / night

£875 - £3700 / week

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from £175 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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

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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

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Troon

South Ayrshire / Troon

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £390 / night

£2300 - £17500 / week

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from £390 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£838 - £1675 / week

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from £140 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / 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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Holiday home in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

7 16 3 nights min stay

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 3 nights min stay

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from £350 / night

£2450 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

Villa / 12 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £528 / night

£2559 - £3024 / week

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from £528 / night

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St. Andrews

5 10 Min stay varies

Townhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £230 / night

£1500 - £3000 / week

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from £230 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lake Bracciano

Bracciano / Lake Bracciano

8 18 3 nights min stay

Villa / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 3 nights min stay

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from £468 / night

£3204 / week

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from £468 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Blo Norton

Diss / Blo Norton

8 18 Min stay varies

House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £588 / night

£2750 - £4500 / week

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from £588 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Pollensa holiday villa rental

Mallorca/Majorca / Pollensa

4 8 4 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £135 / night

£938 - £2079 / week

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from £135 / night

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Cetona holiday villa rental

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £543 / night

£2152 - £3039 / week

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from £543 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Meribel ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Meribel

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £272 / night

£1861 - £2869 / week

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from £272 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Carran holiday home rental

County Clare / Carran

5 11 3 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 3 nights min stay

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from £333 / night

£2326 - £2489 / week

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from £333 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Neos Marmaras

Sithonia / Neos Marmaras

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £128 / night

£896 - £1520 / week

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from £128 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Cap Estate Town

Cap Estate / Cap Estate Town

8 18 1 night min stay

Villa / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 1 night min stay

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from £194 / night

£1352 - £12166 / week

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from £194 / night

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Manor house letting in Resende with swimming pool

Viseu District / Resende

4 8 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£1047 - £1411 / week

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from £179 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Siro

San Siro / Acquaseria

4 8 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £258 / night

£1797 - £2657 / week

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from £258 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cetona

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £613 / night

£2444 - £3710 / week

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from £613 / night

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Strontian holiday home rental

Lochaber / Strontian

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £315 / night

£1890 - £2835 / week

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from £315 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in San Vito

Lake Como / San Vito

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £136 / night

£853 - £1869 / week

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from £136 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Bude

Cornwall / Bude

4 9 3 nights min stay

Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 3 nights min stay

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from £275 / night

£1925 / week

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from £275 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £220 / night

£2900 / week

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from £220 / night

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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

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sorrento

Province of Naples / Sorrento

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £274 / night

£1515 - £3625 / week

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from £274 / night

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

4 12 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £195 / night

£1000 - £1140 / week

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from £195 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £393 / night

£2239 - £5123 / week

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from £393 / night

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Holiday villa in Panzano in Chianti

Greve in Chianti / Panzano in Chianti

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £349 / night

£2171 - £2985 / week

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from £349 / night

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £194 / night

£1163 - £2171 / week

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from £194 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Asti / Mombaldone

4 8 7 nights min stay

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

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from £235 / night

£1641 - £2735 / week

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from £235 / night

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Cadaques holiday home rental

Girona Province / Cadaques

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £295 / night

£2985 / week

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from £295 / night

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Holiday villa in Lake Bracciano

Bracciano / Lake Bracciano

4 8 3 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £227 / night

£1563 / week

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from £227 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Almeria Province / Turre

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£800 - £2950 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Costa Rei

Muravera / Costa Rei

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£728 - £1563 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Franschhoek holiday cottage rental

Franschhoek / Winelands

4 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £196 / night

£1290 - £1391 / week

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from £196 / night

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Masseube holiday gite rental

Gers / Masseube

9 20 Min stay varies

Gite / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £196 / night

£1368 - £1805 / week

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from £196 / 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

(17) Excellent 

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Farmhouse letting in Itzac with swimming pool

Cordes sur Ciel / Itzac

4 10 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £50 / night

£200 - £1395 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Stromstad

Vastra Gotaland County / Stromstad

4 8 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £180 / night

£938 - £2422 / week

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from £180 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Citta di Castello

Province of Perugia / Citta di Castello

4 8 1 night min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with shared pool in Negril

Negril / Negril Beach

3 6 5 nights min stay

Condo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 5 nights min stay

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from £145 / night

£994 - £1383 / week

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from £145 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Latchi

Paphos District / Latchi

3 6 3 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £70 / night

£345 - £1042 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cubjac holiday home rental

Perigueux / Cubjac

5 10 7 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 7 nights min stay

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from £511 / night

£3574 / week

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from £511 / night

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Forio holiday villa rental

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £190 / night

£1329 / week

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from £190 / 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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Alloa

Clackmannanshire / Alloa

1 2 2 nights min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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