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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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Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £114 / night

£731 - £1461 / week

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from £114 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec  …see more

from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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from £118 / night

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Vinca holiday home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£499 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Woodside Cottage” The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in histor  …see more

from £85 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£444 - £744 / week

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from £45 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Spent a fabulous week. Accomadation was spot on! Everything had been thought of, not a bad word to be said! Beautiful location and one of the best beaches in the area! Will definately be returning.  …see more

from £75 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Beussent holiday cottage rental

Pas-de-Calais / Beussent

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing” The cottage was lovely and spacious and was equipped with everything we needed. The location is rural and does require a car for even the shortest of journeys. There are plenty of lovely beaches around and I would always recommend le touquet  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Alcobaca

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £95 / night

£625 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(16) 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 £73 / night

£407 - £441 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£300 - £396 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool

from £53 / night

£522 - £1000 / week

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from £53 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great location” My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in about 10 mins and you also have some s  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour” Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blown away with  …see more

from £350 / night

£1960 / week

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from £350 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Oslo ski chalet to rent.

Eastern Norway / Oslo

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£782 - £2087 / week

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from £113 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful  …see more

from £87 / night

£392 - £522 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Essonne / Bouville

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £105 / night

£609 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Villefort ski gite to rent.

Lozere / Villefort

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

from £67 / night

£335 - £427 / week

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from £67 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £479 / night

£4544 - £6241 / week

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from £479 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tennies

Valentia Island / Tennies

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful home” The views are breathtaking at the house .. The hous3 itself is lovely and spacious and has everything you would need and only a short stroll to shops and pub and beach.. marie was most welcoming and friendly and her dogs are just gorge  …see more

from £54 / night

£370 - £1174 / week

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from £54 / night

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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£595 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Tarbert

Isle of Harris / Tarbert

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Charming cottage” We had a lovely week in Kelpie Cottage. It is cosy and homely. The owners have provided lots of heaters so it is easy to get it really warm very quickly when you come in from a wet walk! The lounge is really comfortable, as is the be  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Top-notch, cosy, home from home” Location couldnt't be better for the best of Porthtowan. Cottage has everything you need. Thoroughly recommended!  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Hawkhurst with golf nearby

Kent / Hawkhurst

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous Home” This was our second stay in Barnfield House. Beautiful with every home comfort you need and more. Fabulous views. We shall certainly be returning.  …see more

from £330 / night

£1320 - £1960 / week

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from £330 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Curracloe holiday cottage rental

County Wexford / Curracloe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful cottage - beautiful dunes and beaches right on your doorstep” We stayed with two little children (2 and 6) and had a wonderful time! Although it was already too cold to take advantage of the big garden, we cuddled up in front of the open fir  …see more

from £87 / night

£435 - £783 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Frangokastello

Sfakia / Frangokastello

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £70 / night

£487 - £2046 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£249 - £505 / week

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from £35 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Finikounda

Pylos-Nestor / Finikounda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Finikounda!” We were staying at the villa Olivia for about two weeks. It was pretty convenient studio nicely located with very warm hearted owners. Bruno found us out on the road when we helplessly tried to search for the villa in the dark f  …see more

from £27 / night

£183 - £348 / week

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from £27 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in High Bradfield

Sheffield / High Bradfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Warm cosy homely cottage in beautiful location” Our stay was between Christmas and New Year chosen as a base to visit our daughter and family in Stannington following the birth of new grandson early in December. Cottage well equipped, very cosy with C  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

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