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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.



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Los Masos - Maison Thym, Stunning views, free wifi - Los Masos gite sleeps 4

Pyrenees-Orientales / Los Masos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This delightful 'Maison de Village' is in the mountain village of Los Masos situated close to the thriving market town of Prades in the South-West of France. The village is nestled in the foothills of Mount Canigou, and benefits from incredible views across to the magn  …see more

from £32 / night

£215 - £319 / week

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from £32 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Maison Anis - Marquixanes, stunning views, WIFI - Marquixanes gite sleeps 6

Pyrenees-Orientales / Marquixanes

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Situated in a tranquil village close to the vibrant market town of Prades, this comfortable and newly renovated house has great views towards Mount Canigou from it's private terrace. Sleeping 6 comfortably, it is fully heated so is suitable for both Winter and Summer  …see more

from £42 / night

£275 - £387 / week

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from £42 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Le Potager - St Remy sur Creuse gite sleeps 6

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Potager is the smaller of our two gites at La Belardiere. So called because it overlooks the vegetable garden, Le Potager enjoys a pretty walled patio leading to its own private garden, benefiting from the shade of a large walnut tree (which can be very welcome in th  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1000 / week

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from £75 / night

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(4) Excellent 

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Le grenier à foin - Castelnaudary gite sleeps 5

Aude / Castelnaudary

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
La borde with its two family run gites, is perched on a little promontory on the edge of the pretty village of Peyrefitte sur l'Hers. With our large pool, games room, bar and boule area you can always find something to do, or just relax and read, and enjoy the quie  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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La Grange Fleurie - Cassaniouze gite sleeps 2

Cantal / Cassaniouze

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
La Grange Fleurie is one of four beautifully converted outbuildings of La Domaine du Puech an18th century farmstead situated in a stunning hamlet high above the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the river Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.Ideal for one cou  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £55 / night

(32) Excellent 

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La Belardiere - St Remy sur Creuse gite sleeps 16

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE 2 GITES TO SLEEP 10 AND 6. SEE 'LE VERGER' AND 'LE POTAGER'.Both of our gites are former barns, converted in 2011/12 into luxurious and spacious holiday accommodation. With 5 and 3 bedrooms respectively Le Verger and Le Potager are both ideal for fa  …see more

from £190 / night

£920 - £2450 / week

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from £190 / night

(17) Excellent 

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GUIMONDIERE - Saint Aubin du Desert gite sleeps 6

Mayenne / Saint Aubin du Desert

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 10 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a co  …see more

from £121 / night

£300 - £1980 / week

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from £121 / night

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Puy Mary - Le Claux gite sleeps 6

Cantal / Le Claux

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely house for people who like to walk and love to be outside. The environment is all nature. You can spot a lot of animals like wild horses, who are most of all close to the lake. An old renovated farmhouse in the middle of the nature. You only hear the sound of the  …see more

from £61 / night

£296 - £709 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Good 

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Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £46 / night

£218 / week

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from £46 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul - Le Lindois gite sleeps 5

Charente / Le Lindois

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one whic  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £1495 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Rural tranquility - private balcony, magical view - Laborie gite sleeps 5

Ariege / Laborie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE SUIT Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela mak  …see more

from £48 / night

£287 - £640 / week

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from £48 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Le Marronnier - luxury family-friendly gite - Brives-sur-Charente gite sleeps 6

Charente-Maritime / Brives-sur-Charente

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 58 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Marronnier has been sympathetically restored from an old charentaise stable block and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (with beautiful, old oak beams and honey-coloured stone). The spacious, detached gite (90M2) is well-e  …see more

from £50 / night

£348 - £914 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Var / La Motte

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £57 / night

£309 - £361 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Gordes / Roussillon

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £131 / night

£766 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Very Good 

10

Nord / Buysscheure

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£274 / week

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from £44 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Lodge at La Grande Saulaie - St. Mars D'Outille gite sleeps 2

Le Mans / St. Mars D'Outille

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Ideal for couples or for singles this is a place to chill out and unwind. The Gite comes with a large double bed (or two single beds on request) also camping in the field next to the Gite is possible using the Gite facilities, ideal for teenagers! Fully stocked kitchene  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday Apartment in Alsace - Gueberschwihr gite sleeps 2

Haut-Rhin / Gueberschwihr

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Self-contained holiday apartment within a recently renovated 16th century Villa. Located in the heart of the wine making region of Alsace. Comprising of:- 1 large bedroom with a king-size bed, wardrobe and breakfast area (all linen and towels provided).- Free WIFI and C  …see more

from £70 / night

£414 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Les Courlis St Ouen La Rouerie - St. Ouen La Rouerie gite sleeps 5

Fougeres / St. Ouen La Rouerie

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Les Courlis is a pretty 18th century cottage in the hamlet of La Loctais a short drive away from the lovely village of St Ouen La Rouerie. Situated in beautiful and peaceful countryside near to the boarder with Normandy. It is an excellent base to return to after explor  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £525 / week

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from £40 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Viefacile Holiday Gite - Lithaire gite sleeps 7

Manche / Lithaire

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Detached self contained Gite with a welcoming family atmosphere based in a small Hamlet in open countryside. The nearest Town of La Haye Du Puits is just 10 minutes drive which has Restaurants, Chemist, Supermarkets, Music, and traditional French shopping including a  …see more

from £66 / night

£348 - £840 / week

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from £66 / night

10

Jura / St.-Amour

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£235 - £287 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £66 / night

£314 - £653 / week

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from £66 / night

23

Haut-Rhin / Soultz

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £79 / night

£391 - £500 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£270 - £392 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Excellent 

33

Le Verger - St Remy sur Creuse gite sleeps 10

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nestling in rolling countryside between the Rivers Creuse and Vienne, on the border of the historic Touraine and Poitou regions, La Belardiere was a working farm until the early 1990s. Today, the barns have been carefully restored to combine both character and classic f  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Aisne / Montreuil-aux-Lions

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £174 / night

£609 - £1044 / week

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from £174 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Vienne / Mondion

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £196 / night

£522 - £609 / week

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from £196 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Les gites du vieux poirier - Quincy Voisins gite sleeps 6

Seine-et-Marne / Quincy Voisins

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
La Marquise is a charming house of 60 m2 accommodating 4 to 6 persons.Situated at the entrance to a large, leafy property, La Marquise is neighbour to a smaller cottage, la Bergerie. The ground floor comprises an elegant living-dining room, and a practical, well-equippe  …see more

from £105 / night

£592 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Le Pommier at Le Tilleul - Le Lindois gite sleeps 6

Charente / Le Lindois

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Pommier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for six, in one King, one double and one twin bedroom. It also features a LARGE (13m x 6m) heated (May to end Sept) pool with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children, (yes,  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £1645 / week

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from £75 / night

18

Rhone / Odenas

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £140 / night

£531 - £600 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Very Good 

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les rouqueys - Arbis gite sleeps 6

Gironde / Arbis

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
bienvenue aux rouqueys ancienne maison vigneronne du 18eme avec son jardin clos et 2 places de parking il se compose de 3 chambres (1 lit 140 1 lit 160 et 2 lits 90)une salle de bain avec balneo une salle de douche avec wc et un wc independant une piece de vie avec cuis  …see more

from £131 / night

£740 / week

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from £131 / night

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Northern Portugal / Seia, Northern Mountains

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

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from £57 / night

£218 / week

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from £57 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Le Gue de la Motte - Fontainebleau gite sleeps 5

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bright, quiet and comfortable gite along a riverside in a well preserved country side. Between Fontainebleau forest and the first Burgundy hills. 85 km South of Paris, half way between the Loire Valley and the Champagne region.A gite for 5 people with 3 bedrooms, 2 show  …see more

from £74 / night

£335 - £344 / week

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from £74 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Indre-et-Loire / Genille

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £61 / night

£244 - £261 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Le Herisson - Noulens gite sleeps 4

Gers / Noulens

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Herisson is the smaller of our gites on the property of Le Vieux Presbytere near the market town of Eauze in Gascony.Le Herisson (hedgehog) is full of light with views onto the avenues of pine trees and the swimming pool. The gite has one double room on the mezzanin  …see more

from £57 / night

£370 - £453 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Somme / Roye

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£305 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lot / Montcuq

4 3 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £53 / night

£305 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Aumale

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £40 / night

£218 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Namur Province / Namur

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

9

Chez Mémé Delphine - Bonnat gite sleeps 4

Creuse / Bonnat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our gîte is furnished and decorated tastefully and is equipped with all creature comforts, including central heating. There are two double rooms (one double and two single beds) with a joint bathroom, shower, WC and wash-hand basin. The living room has a corner dining  …see more

from £87 / night

£322 - £366 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Truffle - tranquil luxury - Cahors gite sleeps 2

Lot / Cahors

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Liberte is a child-free haven of tranquility aimed at those who really want to be in a tranquil environment benefiting from a mix of total relaxation and stimulating visits or just one or the other. Some people never leave the house and others are out all the time! Li  …see more

from £56 / night

£396 - £522 / week

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from £56 / night

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