Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (6956)

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 7 nights min stay

Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 7 nights min stay

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from £114 / night

£795 - £1550 / week

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from £114 / night

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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 £170 / night

£850 - £3700 / week

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from £170 / 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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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 £133 / night

£924 - £2047 / week

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from £133 / 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

(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

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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

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Sarlat

Dordogne / Bezenac

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £270 / night

£1116 - £1558 / week

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from £270 / night

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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 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

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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

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Holiday home in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Ardeche / Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£1400 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night

(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

(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 £179 / night

£931 - £2404 / week

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from £179 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 12 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £400 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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from £400 / night

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £81 / night

£628 - £1287 / week

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from £81 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club with swimming pool, golf nearby

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£698 - £1280 / week

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from £140 / night

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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

£722 - £1551 / week

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from £90 / 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 £187 / night

£1308 / week

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from £187 / night

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Villa rental in Monte Francisco with swimming pool

Faro District / Monte Francisco

6 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£995 - £2100 / week

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from £99 / night

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Ski home to rent in Porticcio

Corse-du-Sud / Porticcio

5 12 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £139 / night

£839 - £3231 / week

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from £139 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £295 / night

£1148 - £1551 / week

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from £295 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Byron Bay

New South Wales / Byron Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £583 / night

£4366 / week

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from £583 / night

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Bagneres-de-Bigorre holiday villa rental

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bagneres-de-Bigorre

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £160 / night

£950 - £2025 / week

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from £160 / night

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Holiday chateau accommodation

California / Malibu

3 6 1 night min stay

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £691 / night

£4514 - £4757 / week

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from £691 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Penna in Teverina

Province of Terni / Penna in Teverina

6 11 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / Min stay varies

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from £308 / night

£1539 - £2000 / week

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from £308 / night

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Holiday home in Coldingham

Scottish Borders / Coldingham

4 10 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £275 / night

£2000 / week

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from £275 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kas

Kas / Cukurbag Peninsula

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £136 / night

£931 - £1241 / week

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from £136 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / La Molineta

3 7 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £110 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday villa in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

5 10 3 nights min stay

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

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from £287 / night

£1931 / week

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from £287 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Langport

Langport / Aller

3 5 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Val di Merse

Siena / Val di Merse

6 14 Min stay varies

Apartment / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £231 / night

£1539 - £1847 / week

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from £231 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£916 - £1454 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pescia

Province of Pistoia / Pescia

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £275 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £275 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Moraira

Moraira / La Sabatera

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £68 / night

£700 - £2250 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Excideuil

Excideuil / Saint Germain des Pres

4 8 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£700 - £1500 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday cottage in Caminha

Viana do Castelo District / Caminha

4 7 1 night min stay

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / 1 night min stay

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from £194 / night

£1357 / week

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from £194 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Baiao

Porto District / Baiao

4 8 Min stay varies

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

(6) Excellent 

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Stoupa holiday villa rental

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

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from £124 / night

£862 - £1481 / week

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from £124 / night

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Saint-Cyprien holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 10 5 nights min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 5 nights min stay

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from £105 / night

£659 - £1225 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Siena with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Siena

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £347 / night

£1924 - £3385 / week

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from £347 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Manche / Sainte-Mere-Eglise

4 8 7 nights min stay

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

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from £156 / night

£931 - £1628 / week

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from £156 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Brehal

Brehal / St Martin de Brehal

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £131 / night

£770 - £1439 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Totnes

3 6 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

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Cottage rental in Confolens with indoor pool

Confolens / Brillac

11 24 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 24 / 3 nights min stay

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from £655 / night

£1963 - £3280 / week

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from £655 / night

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Klosters Platz ski apartment to rent.

Graubunden / Klosters Platz

5 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £300 / night

£2000 - £2800 / week

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from £300 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alresford

Hampshire / Alresford

3 6 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£495 - £1095 / week

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from £99 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Denia

Denia / Las Marinas

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £105 / night

£1163 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Trezzo Tinella

Province of Cuneo / Trezzo Tinella

3 8 3 nights min stay

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

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from £218 / night

£892 - £1504 / week

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from £218 / night

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