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Rural short breaks (1547)

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 home with swimming pool in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Oak Island Cove

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“***AWSOME VILLA*** fabulous holiday!” We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in September and had a fantastic time, we were a family of 8 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Can't fault anything about this property... It was big enough fo  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Jalon

Costa Blanca / Jalon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa” We had a fantastic family holiday at Casa Chanco in July year; the villa is very spacious with plenty of room for us all with individual areas. Beautiful gardens surround the villa with fantastic views. The location was perfect for se  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £995 / week

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from £79 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would definitely go back again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe  …see more

from £110 / night

£535 - £970 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday barn letting

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Our perfect weekend at beautiful Green Farm Barn” A group of 12 of us stayed at Green Farm Barn for a hen weekend and words cannot say how impressed we were with the beautiful barn conversion, the location and how helpful and accommodating Martin and  …see more

from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market 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
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £199 / night

£1397 - £3800 / week

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from £199 / night

(63) 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
“Great cottage - except for the showers!” Stayed here for a walking weekend with friends and it's in a brilliant spot with stunning views, especially if you are lucky with the weather as we were. We like to cook as a group and found the kitchen really  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Settle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A Perfect Country Getaway” We came here for a trip away after our A-Levels. We had a wonderful time, spent days out walking (ask tourist information for good local walks, we did 3: Malham Tarn, The Waterfalls Trail and one straight from the doorstep)  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sorrentine Peninsula holiday home rental

Sorrento / Sorrentine Peninsula

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa with great views of Capri” Beautiful villa with great view of Capri We really enjoyed our stay in this villa. Nunzio was very efficient in answering questions, arranging transportation, and setting up tours. The villa is beautiful a  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £2645 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental with golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
“Weekend away” Loved it. Nice and quite, definitely able to relax. Lodge was clean and had everything I needed. Hot tub was amaxing. Definitely would go again.  …see more

from £96 / night

£460 - £960 / week

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from £96 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ilminster

Somerset / Ilminster

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely 2 bed cottage in the grounds of our thatched farmhouse with hot tub! Luxury fittings. Situated in a pretty Somerset village with beautiful views and complete tranquility and yet only 10 minutes from local Market towns. Hot tub, fabulous walking, great local pub  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £960 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!” Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Will de  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almerimar

Almerimar / Laguna Beach, Almerimar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in a stunning location” We've just returned from a 2 week holiday at Laguna Beach. The apartment is in a beautiful location, surrounded by mountains, the stunning coast and the local nature reserve. It is situated in a secure complex  …see more

from £35 / night

£205 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Croyde with tennis court

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £1450 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Borgarnes holiday cottage rental

West Region / Borgarnes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“SO BAEUTIFUL PLACE” We stayed in Helluskogur for a week and we really would have liked to stay a few more days. Our kids loved playing out in the nature surrounding the cottage, so some days we just stayed there playing and relaxing. It was so nice! T  …see more

from £162 / night

£1127 - £1797 / week

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from £162 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Newburgh

Fife / Newburgh

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
3 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed, luxurious and spacious lodge with hot tub. Designed for families, friends, dogs and wheelchairs. Furnished beautifully with a timeless and trendy country twist. Floor to ceiling glass windows let you enjoy the breath-taking countryside view  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Chateau-d'Oex ski apartment to rent

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Comfort in an attractive area with excellent transport,” Not our first visit and hope to return to this beautiful area. Apartment very easy to live in. Very good to have other facilities e.g pool,gym, laundry etc. very good village shops etc and trans  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / 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

(15) Excellent 

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Thyon ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys.  …see more

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £4250 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

The Burren / Ballyvaughan

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A Holiday of Luxury” What an amazing house and setting, and wonderfully friendly owners. Nothing was too much trouble. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly want, and more. Little touches around the house made us realise just how m  …see more

from £170 / night

£1060 - £1187 / week

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from £170 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Corse-du-Sud / Olivese

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £145 / night

£2628 / week

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from £145 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfection” I have recently returned from a 2 night stay in the Old Dairy Shepherd's Hut and it was absolutely incredible. It is a perfect place to escape to if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From booking the break to le  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(109) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Mr” Fantastic. Well worth it, just a challenge to move beyond the hot tub. We're hoping to go back before too long.  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Burnham-on-Crouch

Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Set on a picturesque farm in beautiful countryside, Creeksea Place Barns provides luxury holiday accommodation in a lovingly restored historic Essex barn. Creeksea Place Barns offers 8 barns of varying sizes. Each barn is unique and stylish, and features exposed beams,  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £490 / week

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from £80 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment. Very comfortable couldn't fault it. Great position for beach and Croyde centre. Relaxing stay, can't wait to return!  …see more

from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Harberton

Devon / Harberton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful stone cottage, converted from a traditional barn, with shared indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor children's games room and outdoor play areas. Part of a picturesque, small courtyard of cottages. Ideal for families. A two-bedroomed character  …see more

from £140 / night

£595 - £1295 / week

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from £140 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing week” Had a lovely relaxing week. Stayed here with my husband, son and 3 year old basset hound. Had everything you needed. The hot tub was perfect which was checked daily by the owner but you were never disturbed. Loved watching the jets flyi  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Morbihan / Guern

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Kerjanic is ideally situated in the centre of Brittany, The property lies approx. 1:30 hours from the ports of Roscoff and St. Malo and is the same distance from Rennes and Brest airpoprts.The anchient city of Vannes ca be found 45 minutes to the South,<br />Plea  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Colonia de Sant Pere holiday villa rental

Colonia de Sant Pere / Bay of Alcudia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at La Vista villa. The rooftop terrace was simply wonderful, enjoying the beautiful sunset views. Thankyou  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday barn let

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great weekend break” 4th time of staying, we had a great time as always. We had an issue with the shower,Darcy sorted it out in no time. Nothing is too much trouble, we would highly recommend it. Booked again for new year!  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £640 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tennies

Valentia Island / Tennies

4 10 Min stay varies

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

from £53 / night

£361 - £1145 / week

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from £53 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Clonmany

County Donegal / Clonmany

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We all had a delightful stay in this lovely comfortable cottage and appreciated the care and attention given to us on arrival and throughout. A great place to explore that corner of Donegal.  …see more

from £94 / night

£424 - £551 / week

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from £94 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“cool, spacious apartment, central location” We had a great week in Sao Martinho de Porto. Apartment very spacious, and great to have the luxury of washing machine and dishwasher!! No need for us to use the aircon unit as a great breeze ran through apa  …see more

from £31 / night

£166 - £390 / week

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from £31 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Cha-am

Phetchaburi Province / Cha-am

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of the ocean and tweeting birds. Brew a coffee and relax on the huge balcony with recliner seats or even use the hammock if you havent really woken up yet.Once you are up for it take a stroll along the beach and wa  …see more

from £135 / night

£767 - £1613 / week

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from £135 / night