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Rural short breaks (381)

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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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

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from £77 / night

£577 - £916 / week

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from £77 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Canton of Graubunden / Poschiavo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Bacton holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Bacton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely chalet so perfectly near to beach” The chalet was very nice and tidy and modern. I really liked the decking area out front which is great for sitting out on a night and listening to the sea waves break on the beach below. It was quite surreal a  …see more

from £60 / night

£370 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Vacheresse

Haute-Savoie / Vacheresse

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Chalet Chez Maurice is a cosy family chalet that offers spacious accommodation on three different levels including a new open kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with separate toiletes, a ski room and large entrance hall. The chalet is located on a plot of 1000 m2 overl  …see more

from £136 / night

£763 - £1950 / week

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from £136 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vosges / Vagney

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£306 - £467 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Very Good 

21

Holiday chalet with shared pool in Llansteffan

Carmarthenshire / Llansteffan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful, modern cedarwood chalet set in peaceful countryside yet only 2 miles from the beach and castle of Llansteffan. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Ideal for bird watching, walking, fishing or just relaxing.<br />Heated indoor pool and childrens play area onsite,  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £380 / week

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from £50 / 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
A new cabin with high standard with a great view, and great opportunities for both cross country skiing ang walking in the mountains.  …see more

from £110 / night

£762 - £2034 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Holiday chalet in Sheeps Head Peninsula

Bantry / Sheeps Head Peninsula

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Ideal base for exploration. Sea Angling and Golf nearby. Guided walks, hikes or cycling available.  …see more

from £39 / night

£170 - £238 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. <br />Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a &  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint Jean d'Aulps

Haute-Savoie / Saint Jean d'Aulps

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place to have a holiday!” This was our first summer holiday in the Alps having only previously enjoyed skiing holidays in the mountains. And what a great holiday it turned out to be. Saint Jean D'Aulps is a lively, pretty and typical  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £2600 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Leysin

Leysin / Feydey

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Rare proximity to ski lifts, ski rental, local pool & spa, shops and beginners slopes.Fully-Equipped.Stunning views from wrap-around balcony.Free wifi.Stylish decor.Other activities: Tobogganing, paragliding, mountaineering, hiking, tennis, wine-tasting.  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1484 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Allos

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £212 / night

£1484 - £1950 / week

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from £212 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Newcastle Emlyn holiday chalet rental

Carmarthenshire / Newcastle Emlyn

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Family Break” My wife, daughter, our two dachshunds and I stayed at the cabin for three nights. Despite us arriving late (due to us getting the post code wrong!) the owner was there to welcome us. The cabin is lovely. We were even supplied with br  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £685 / week

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from £50 / night

21

Canton of Graubunden / Poschiavo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(14) Excellent 

21

Le Chatelard ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Le Chatelard

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation in beautiful surroundings” We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to this part of France. A place of dramatic and stunning beauty. Accommodation was excellent and just what we needed for ourselves and our 3 boys. The local town  …see more

from £86 / night

£520 - £1099 / week

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from £86 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Hayle holiday chalet rental

Cornwall / Hayle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” We found Roslyn very accommodating. Easy to find and spotlessly clean we found all cleaning products we could need there. Middle bedroom bed needs replacing and sofa and chairs very hard when sitting on them other than that no complaints at all. L  …see more

from £55 / night

£280 - £760 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in El Gastor

El Gastor / El Jaral

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Cottage in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de Cádiz. Facing the swamp of Gastor - Zahara de la Sierra, and spectacular views. Plot of 30.000 meters. and private pool. Minimalist decor and all facilities.  …see more

from £85 / night

£509 - £712 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peace fully” It was very nice had a lovely time the cabin was very nice and clean had every thing you need. The camp was small but good had a heated swimming pool out said .dogs are welcome in the camp plenty to do .will be going back next year as we  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Anzere ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Anzere

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Awesome accomodation, location, skiing & weather” Simple booking process, immaculate property with underfloor heating throughout and every conceivable amenity, even has heated boot warmers in the garage, barbeque area to the rear with table & benches.  …see more

from £175 / night

£900 - £2250 / week

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from £175 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Bovisand holiday chalet rental

Plymouth / Bovisand

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely area great place to stay” We recently visited for a weekend and it was well worth it. The chalet was amazing with views to die for. Would recommend to anyone  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £735 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

22

Zabljak Town ski chalet to rent.

Zabljak / Zabljak Town

3 11 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Zabljak Durmitor chalet walking skiing satelitte luxury TV park wifi<br />Any questions about chalet or area simply contact me (Steve)  …see more

from £59 / night

£339 - £692 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Gamekeeper is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits  …see more

from £201 / night

£700 - £928 / week

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from £201 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic holiday” Been to Linda Reid ' s caravan the last two years and have always had a great time , Roydon 32 is in a fantastic holiday park great facilities local walks for your dogs and children close by . the local store and cafe are well stoc  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £560 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet to rent in La Moussiere

Haute-Savoie / La Moussiere

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful, well equipped chalet.” This chalet is in a lovely area, is very well equipped and has very comfortable beds. Both the owners and the manager very helpful and accommodating. Lots of thoughtful touches, books, DVD's, local information folder  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £2119 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
“Unforgettable stay with magnificent views, exceeded our expectations” We are couple travelled with the dog, stayed in Shelley’s and Andy’s property. They are amazing people. Shelley is amiable and very thoughtful, she paid attention to every detail we  …see more

from £45 / night

£284 - £492 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Holiday chalet in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)

Aberdovey / Plas Panteidal

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We will definitely be back.The views were lovely. The cabin was lovely and clean and finished off nice.We were able to sit out at night as sun went down and listened to the owls.....while having a little vino .My son was happy as there was a  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Very Good 

21

Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Les Gets ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £143 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £122 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Niedernsill ski chalet to rent.

Salzburg Region / Niedernsill

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Authentic Austrian village located in scenic valleyJust 15 minutes from beautiful lakeside town of Zell am SeeClose to traditional glacier town of KaprunSurrounded by 300km of great skiingOnly 70 minutes from Salzburg airport  …see more

from £106 / night

£636 - £1272 / week

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from £106 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Male Borove holiday chalet rental

Zilina Region / Male Borove

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Dream Christmas in a beautiful chalet” Our family planned long ago to spend Christmas somewhere in the mountains. We started to search for a suitable house, and for the first sight we knew this one is going to be what we need. But reality could still  …see more

from £119 / night

£950 - £1632 / week

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from £119 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Osprey Lodge is a 2014 luxury 3 bedroom caravan, situated at the Boat of Garten Holiday Park at Boat of Garten in the heart of the Cairngorms national park. Sleeping 6-8 people and a baby (there is a pull out sofa bed in the lounge and a travel cot-which doubles as a pl  …see more

from £79 / night

£440 - £575 / week

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from £79 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 / week

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from £385 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Les Gets

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location, cosy feel to chalet. Really warm and easy to relax in.” I enjoyed a 10 day break here with husband, 12 & 15 year old children. Beautiful and quiet location. Always plenty of hot water after a busy day skiing! Chalet clean and had e  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

6 19 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm. We had great food again, thank  …see more

from £67 / night

£1484 - £7267 / week

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from £67 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Fusch ski chalet to rent.

Salzburg Region / Fusch

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
Chalet Charlotte is located in Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße in the province of Salzburg, 13km south of Zell am See. The wonderful valley location with its mountain views on all sides provides an idyllic setting to relax away from the stresses of everyday  …see more

from £152 / night

£1142 / week

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from £152 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Notre-Dame-du-Pre

Savoie / Notre-Dame-du-Pre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
cottage, mountain village, quiet, view, terrace, wheelchair access, baby equipment  …see more

from £95 / night

£300 - £1196 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cozy, comfortable and lovely location: Just what we needed for a short getaway” Karen made us feel very welcome and there was a bottle of wine with some bakewell slices waiting for us when we arrived . The chalet was warm, clean, comfortable and well  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Great central location to visit and explore north wales  …see more

from £75 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night