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Rural short breaks (620)

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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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£505 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Duffus

Moray / Duffus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1625 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Holyhead

Holyhead / Trefor, Holyhead

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“a little piece of heaven !” We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. There were tears when we h  …see more

from £125 / night

£515 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse with swimming pool

Gironde / Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Nearest :- Airport = Merignac (Bordeaux), Ferry Port = Blaye, Railway = St Andre de Cubzac Motorway = A10  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of  …see more

from £257 / night

£1800 - £3820 / week

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from £257 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This lovingly renovated 19th century farmhouse is located in the beautiful Vendee region of France. An ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or special family occasion. Now with brand new swimming pool.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peaceful paradise” This villa met all our expectations. The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular. Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local restaurants. Vila was spotless an  …see more

from £83 / night

£555 - £1051 / week

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from £83 / night

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Farmhouse rental in La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rural getaway within easy reach of all that the Vendee has to offer. Private heated pool. Renovated farmhouse. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Additional W.C. Huge well equipped dining kitchen. Comfortable lounge that seats 7.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Brizambourg

Charente-Maritime / Brizambourg

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
It is on the edge of Brizambourg village equidistant between the Roman towns of Cognac, Saintes and St Jean D'Angeley. Brizambourg has a doctor/dentist/ pharmacy/hardware/tobaconist/boulanger, a small hotel where George serves delicious meals with free local wine  …see more

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(43) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House. I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w  …see more

from £300 / night

£1100 - £2400 / week

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from £300 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Eyeries

County Cork / Eyeries

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing house in an amazing location.” Such a warm, inviting holiday home in the beautiful Eyeries. Had an amazing stay, loved every minute of it and already booked to come back in August. Fran couldnt do enough for us and even the sun shone! Al  …see more

from £85 / night

£421 - £782 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Doon

Doon / Carrig More

4 5 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Authentic Rural Ireland Experience” Tom and Tina Cummins are some of the most friendly and warm people we met on our tour through Europe. Tom was very willing to give us a full tour through the surrounding countryside and even to the venerable pub Ann  …see more

from £68 / night

£295 - £379 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Calvados / Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Very special, beautiful farmhouse in stunning location” We have been coming here again and again for several years as it is a very special place. We have had wonderful stays in both houses. The old farmhouse is warm inviting beautiful light spacious.  …see more

from £120 / night

£850 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Larribar-Sorhapuru

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France” We loved our week with family friends (4 parents and 6 older kids) at this rurally located farmhouse. We explored the local villages and ventured into the foothills of the Pyrenees. The lo  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Gensac

Gensac / Claribes

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful setting among the vineyards” What a lovely weekend we had visiting Chateau Claribes! Nestled in the quiet village of Claribes, population 10, we drank the award winning organic wines of the chateau and relaxed between canoe trips on the Dordo  …see more

from £169 / night

£673 - £1009 / week

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from £169 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cozes

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
Activity or relaxed break? Large farmhouse - own secluded private 10x5m pool & terrace near the Gironde estuary beaches & relaxed restaurants of Meschers & St George. (self contained Gite also available - see listings ) . Royan, Saintes, La Rochellx & Co  …see more

from £180 / night

£1155 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Vinca with swimming pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
Mas Rouby is a stunning detached stone Mas (Catalan Farmhouse). Sympathetically restored to modern standards whilst maintaining the style and character of the house, with ancient beams, stone walls and original windows. Swimming pool, large enclosed garden and parking.  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Chiusi della Verna holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Arezzo / Chiusi della Verna

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
wonderful surroundings, inmidst nature, pool, calm, great garden/lawn, perfect place to spend your holidays with a mixture of relax and cultural tripideal for family or group of friendshiking, mountainbiking, relax, silence, nature, sightseeing, cultural events  …see more

from £85 / night

£547 - £1085 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

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La Bourboule ski farmhouse to rent.

Puy-de-Dome / La Bourboule

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Ski
Excellent for cycling! The Tour de France regularly visits the area and came through the village in 2011  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 - £1135 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Vaast-d'Equiqueville

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
'La Grange' is a misnomer - the house has taken its name from the large barn ('en colombage') which is part of the property. The farmhouse is set in the hamlet of Maintru, close to the Avenue Verte and the River Bethune. There is a large and secure garden enclosing the  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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West Country holiday farmhouse rental

Cornwall / Bude

9 17 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Boasting an enviable secluded location just 15 mins walk to the beach, with views overlooking the truly stunning North Cornwall countryside & coastline, large self-catering farmhouse sleeping up to 17, perfect for family and friends gatherings ,celebrations ,house  …see more

from £475 / night

£1800 - £5000 / week

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from £475 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Melle

Ille-et-Vilaine / Melle

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful fantastic place” We loved our stay at Maison Bleue and the pretty village of Melle. The house is very welcoming, spacious and comfortable with fantastic facilities and a large garden with views of the countryside. It is so peaceful and relaxi  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Tata

Komarom-Esztergom County / Tata

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated at the Danube Bike Trail / EuroVelo 6 and 10 km away from the city of Tata, the Bike Stop Dunaszentmiklós is next to a forest. It has a 600 m² big private garden with barbecue facilities, a closed bicycle storage and car parking. There is a rustic décor suit  …see more

from £17 / night

£118 - £648 / week

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from £17 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ardmore

County Waterford / Ardmore

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful farmhouse, amazing views. wonderful owner” We had an extended family reunion with our group ranging in age from 12 to 82. We fitted into the farmhouse easily. It was spotless and had every modern luxury you could think of, with a massive kit  …see more

from £211 / night

£1009 - £1219 / week

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from £211 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ballinfull

Ballinfull / Ballymulderry

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Treated Like Family” I was looking forward to our stay at Herdsman's House, not only because of the wonderful pictures and description on their website, but also because of Mary's friendly and prompt responses to my pre-visit emails and questions. An  …see more

from £85 / night

£253 - £715 / week

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Holiday farmhouse in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Wonderful lake shaped swimming pool with its pure water (no chloric or chemicals).The garden with its magnificent terrace, with superb views of the river and roman town of Ponte de Lima, is simply breath-taking.  …see more

from £160 / night

£1009 - £1816 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Parisot holiday farmhouse rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Parisot

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place to chill out and relax!” Great place for R&R. Great host - very knowledgeable and helpful. Can't fault the food or wine! Plenty of it too! Lovely setting and pool area. Nice strolls down to the lake. I would definitely recommend La B  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lesignac-Durand with swimming pool

Charente / Lesignac-Durand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The magnificent open plan lounge has original oak beams, a charentaise fireplace and wood-burning stove. There are three sofas, two coffee tables, a sideboard, and dining table and chairs, as well as satellite TV, DVD player, and an extensive selection of books, games a  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1120 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardpatrick

County Limerick / Ardpatrick

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Voted top ten Farmhouse by Holiday Lettings 2011. luxury romantic coach house, beautifully restored to exceptional standard. Ideal touring base for south & west Ireland. A tranquil rural retreat set in spectacular surroundings.  …see more

from £67 / night

£463 - £505 / week

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from £67 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Norfolk with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Getaway” I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners are friendly and very helpful.  …see more

from £199 / night

£1397 - £3800 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Zovon holiday farmhouse rental

Vo / Zovon

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The organic farm is located in the heart of the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, where the uncontiminated nature, green meadows are a guarantee for complete relaxation.In the stone house with the characteristic shape of a turret buit around 1800 and renovated in 200  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £589 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Labaroche

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £169 / night

£1059 - £1177 / week

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from £169 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property rece  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £840 / week

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from £45 / night

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Skibbereen holiday farmhouse rental

County Cork / Skibbereen

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A lovingly restored 4 bedroom traditional Irish Farmhouse set in 4 acres of grounds with woods and Ilen river frontage for Salmon fishing. Ideal for two families sharing sleeping 9 with two bedrooms at each side of the property. Located near Skibbereen  …see more

from £211 / night

£673 - £1555 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cravans

Charente-Maritime / Cravans

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely excellent and very relaxing” Fantastic, best holiday I've had in a long time. Clean house, lovely surroundings and the swimming pool was very good for someone with arthritis!  …see more

from £240 / night

£1500 - £2495 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Self catering Farmhouse and 4 luxury apartments in rural Tuscany with swimming pool spectacular views ,nearby golf, walking, trekking, fishing, biking. San Gimignano, and Certaldo, 20 minutes drive, Florence one hour .  …see more

from £55 / night

£337 - £925 / week

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from £55 / night