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Rural short breaks (91)

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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(100) Excellent 

32

Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Very Good 

21

Holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages” The owners were very welcoming when they showed us around and very quick to refund the deposit. The house was clean and well presented. It had all the equipment necessary in  …see more

from £382 / night

£1639 - £3300 / week

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from £382 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Trelevern

Cotes-d'Armor / Trelevern

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Brittany Coastal Villa, Beach 5 minutes walk, Private Pool, Spa, Games room, bikes, table tennis,garden, Free WIFI/internet, Satellite TV, Many local attractions such as Beaches,Steam Train, Boat trips,Sailing,Surfing,Fishing,Rock pooling,Restaurants,markets,local shops  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1650 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Very Good 

21

Home rental in Lelant with indoor pool, golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
The Ferry House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up in a king size bed and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the ti  …see more

from £175 / night

£975 - £3450 / week

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from £175 / night

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Province of Avellino / Avellino

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £500 / night

£2000 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Cosheston with indoor pool

Pembroke Dock / Cosheston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Oyster Reach is a delightful fully refurbished 2 bedroomed cottage with stunning views over the Haven waterway. A perfect base to explore the coastal path and one of the many beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches.  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £995 / week

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from £63 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with indoor pool, golf nearby in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Smart, comfortable apartment” A smart, comfortable apartment in a lovely location. We have been coming to this area for many years, staying both in The Cliff Apartments and cottages. Gogarth is modern and spacious with excellent kitchen and bathroom f  …see more

from £76 / night

£350 - £695 / week

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from £76 / night

23

Puy-de-Dome / Avéze

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski

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from £257 / night

£941 - £2626 / week

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from £257 / night

(1) Excellent 

53

Holiday villa with indoor pool in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

7 17 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine a seven bedroom property built from a windmill and with an incredible sea view. A house with 22 dazzling beaches nearby. 30 minutes from Lisbon airport and 10 minutes from a UNESCO world heritage site.  …see more

from £278 / night

£1496 - £3411 / week

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from £278 / night

(5) Excellent 

31

Bicheno holiday home rental

Bicheno / Dolphin Sands

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Swimming pool
Panoramic view over Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula Private beach access Complete privacy on five acres of land with 200m ocean frontage Garden with fruit, vegetable and herbs All Miele state-of-the-art kitchen High quality furnishings Indoor heated pool al  …see more

from £241 / night

£1433 - £1841 / week

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from £241 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Gorron holiday farmhouse rental

Mayenne / Gorron

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“It was everything that we hoped it would be” The house and facilities were absolutely fabulous, giving us a wonderful, carefree, happy extended family break, including a special birthday celebration for one of our members - Dorn even left a birthday c  …see more

from £250 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Excellent 

19

Home rental in Cosheston with indoor pool, tennis court

Pembroke Dock / Cosheston

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“wonderful” What a wonderful house, swimming pool and location. We had fantastic weather, it was so relaxing we would definately go there again.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £4750 / week

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from £200 / night

(9) Excellent 

72

Narni / San Liberato

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet to rent in Martin

Zilina Region / Martin

9 24 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Happiest week of my life” On arrival i was welcomed by the housekeeper who was very healpful and showed me and my friends around the complex and showed us all the rooms and what was on offer, we was at least 10 mins drive from shops but on the drive t  …see more

from £62 / night

£431 / week

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from £62 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Gorron

Mayenne / Gorron

5 20 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great house in the middle of nowhere” Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults we all enjoy  …see more

from £300 / night

£1400 - £2200 / week

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from £300 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Coches

Savoie / Les Coches

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Modern well equipped luxury apartment, close to lifts, connecting to Paradiski, 420 kilometres of ski-ing area. Views of Mont Blanc from terrace.  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £93 / night

(102) Excellent 

24

Holiday home with indoor pool, golf nearby in New Tupton

Chesterfield / New Tupton

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A grade 2 listed stone manor house dated from the 1600s, sittuated in a beautiful area and grounds , 8 bedrooms , 2 living rooms , large kitchen , summer room , dining room & garden room and large open gardens. Hot Tubs and private indoor heated swimming pool.  …see more

from £735 / night

£2950 - £4695 / week

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from £735 / night

(15) Excellent 

19

Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Bansko / Top Lodge

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Absolutely fantastic” We rented the apartment as we were a group of 7 friends travelling together. The apartment was perfect for what we needed, big enough for 7 sharing although we didn't spend much time in the apartment. The apartment was cl  …see more

from £40 / night

£168 - £433 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with indoor pool, golf nearby in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect family holiday” the apartment was everything and more that a family could wish for, with en suite facilities for young family and a baby travel cot provided too! would recommend for all families with children of all ages. the indoor pools were  …see more

from £76 / night

£350 - £795 / week

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from £76 / night

(3) Excellent 

72

Camerota / Marina di Camerota

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £342 / night

£2565 - £3248 / week

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from £342 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Holiday home letting

Cornwall / Callington

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Really nice location. Helpful owners” Put up a review just for the one big cottage my extended family stayed in. But we were in 2 cottages in total. They were to each other & both very nice. Didn't use the pool or gym, but they looked nice. Top tip -  …see more

from £310 / night

£1335 - £3798 / week

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from £310 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Le Grand-Bornand

Haute-Savoie / Le Grand-Bornand

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Great stay in a super appartment!” We enjoyed our stay in Chalet le 4 very much. The appartment was very luxurious and finished with eye for detail. We traveled with three young kids and were amazed of all the available baby equipment (built in baby i  …see more

from £107 / night

£556 - £1710 / week

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from £107 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Collepepe

Province of Perugia / Collepepe

10 26 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Very Well Maintained” We were a group of 7 families and enjoyed the house very much. We enjoyed the well maintained pool area and garden, loved the cooking in the kitchen and enjoyed lunch and dinner on a marvellous veranda with sufficient shaded seat  …see more

from £428 / night

£2633 - £3573 / week

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from £428 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Holiday home rental

Deux-Sevres / Niort

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool, and games room. Large play area for badminton & football Accommodation for up to 10. Ideal for families and groups Not suitable for disabled due to stairs/ steps. Peaceful area walk and cycle routes locally Golf and Fishing near by, <  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1125 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Vendee / Grosbreuil

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £428 / night

£1069 - £2009 / week

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from £428 / night

(8) Excellent 

30

Mayenne / Saint-Germain-de-Coulamer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £133 / night

£642 - £1347 / week

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from £133 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with indoor pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Boquer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excelent holidays in Mallorca” Large apartament, confortable. With sea and montain views. Two floors and barbacue terrace. Port Pollenca is a beatiful place, beatiful beaches with clear water. Ideal families ! . My daughters have really enjoyed. Th  …see more

from £112 / night

£778 - £1432 / week

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from £112 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Orta San Giulio holiday manor house rental

Province of Novara / Orta San Giulio

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
17th century villa.Recently renovated with luxurious furnishings.Intimate garden and spa overlooking lake Orta.Indoor pool with hydro jets.Turkish bath. Privacy.Stunning views.Conveniently located for easy access to Expo 2015 without needing to cross Milan.<br />B  …see more

from £855 / night

£4958 / week

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from £855 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Paimpol

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £342 / night

£1026 - £2385 / week

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from £342 / night

(10) Excellent 

31

Home rental in Carmarthen with indoor pool

Carmarthenshire / Carmarthen

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family holiday home!” Plasymynydd is the perfect retreat for a large family holiday. With spacious rooms, amazing gardens and a good-sized heated swimming pool, everyone can have quality time together without feeling on top of each other. Sha  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £2500 / week

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from £500 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool, tennis court in Barnstaple

Devon / Barnstaple

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great place to stay for couples and families in a great location” We had such a lovely time. Comfortable and high standard accommodation, close to many things to see and do. We cycled and walked from the cottage, so easy, safe and brilliant views a  …see more

from £115 / night

£385 - £1235 / week

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(4) Excellent 

17

Samana Province / Las Galeras

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £194 / night

£1291 / week

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from £194 / night

22

Roussospiti holiday cottage rental

Rethymnon / Roussospiti

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
GrottoHomes is a restored Venetian olive mill with a swimming pool built in a hellinistic grotto & one more in the courtyard. It's in a peaceful, traditional village, only 20 min drive from both north and south beaches of Rethymno. Can sleep up to 11 people (7  …see more

from £137 / night

£958 / week

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from £137 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Holiday manor house rental

Guildford / Wonersh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” Great Tangley Manor is a wonderful property in a great location. The gardens are beautiful and the overall stay was a great experience for my family who travelled over from Germany for our wedding. I would strongly recommend the property fo  …see more

from £980 / night

£3955 - £5600 / week

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from £980 / night

(4) Excellent 

100

Davenport / Champions Gate

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 128 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £170 / night

£1186 / week

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from £170 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Le Grand-Bornand

Haute-Savoie / Le Grand-Bornand

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Exceeding expectations” The apartment exceeded our expectations (by size, luxury and comfort). Swimming pool and gym were at the same floor. Excellent shared room to watch dvd's, kids to play and /or eat together with other guests. The hospitality of  …see more

from £107 / night

£556 - £1710 / week

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from £107 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cambridge / Fulbourn

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beechwood House is even better than it looks on line” We booked Beechwood House and one of the studios for a celebration of a family birthday. James was there to welcome us personally when we arrived. First impressions were excellent including champag  …see more

from £350 / night

£2450 - £3850 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday b&b with indoor pool in Bourg-Saint-Andeol

Ardeche / Bourg-Saint-Andeol

6 20 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
you fill find here an out of time and space atmosphere and you will live as a french aristocrat on 18 TH century .you can listen at music in the large barocco living room or in elegant courtyardwith lemon trees and you will travel in the rooms from venice to Xi an...  …see more

from £727 / night

£2992 - £3847 / week

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from £727 / night

(14) Excellent 

56

Holiday bungalow in Ipswich

Suffolk / Ipswich

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Heath View is a Four Star Gold family friendly, wheelchair accessible holiday bungalow set amidst acres of stunning natural conservation heathland on a peaceful private lane. This welcoming, family-run rental is close to all amenities and the perfect base to explore the  …see more

from £141 / night

£985 - £1730 / week

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from £141 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of Arezzo / Arezzo

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £159 / night

£1107 / week

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from £159 / night