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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.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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Lovely Cabin in countryside - Oskarshamn guest house sleeps 2

Kalmar County / Oskarshamn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
Our little guest house is the perfect place to stay in the countryside including a nice walk in the woods, open fire / BBQ place. We are just a 5min walk away to the next swimming and fishing lake. We are surrounded by a vast forest which is especially great for blueber  …see more

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Lower Bavaria / Freyung

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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(44) Excellent 

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The Bubble - West Beach house sleeps 7

Whitstable / West Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
'The Bubble' (as in Whitstabubble in case you're wondering), is the perfect holiday home. There isn't a comparable holiday house on the Whitstable market. This is simply the best! No other property has such a great combination of location and amenit  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £114 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Firs - Perranwell Station house sleeps 7

Cornwall / Perranwell Station

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Firs is a well-appointed, comfortable family house in an excellent location to explore Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners have made the most of this handsome granite building. Through sympathetic restoration and complete updating they have c  …see more

from £120 / night

£745 / week

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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Tyddyn Plwm Isa - Rhosyr cottage sleeps 4

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays. With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Liddel Water Lodge, Log Cabin, Cumbria - Penton log cabin sleeps 4

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of  …see more

from £220 / night

£1200 - £1650 / week

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from £220 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Hill Cottage - Dovercourt cottage sleeps 6

Essex / Dovercourt

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

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Tirol / St. Jakob in Haus

1 40 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 40
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £50 / night

£348 / week

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from £50 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Glen Cottage (4 star) - Castle Bytham cottage sleeps 4

Lincolnshire / Castle Bytham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 90 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Welcome to our romantic, cosy cottage, set in the delightful south Lincolnshire village of Castle Bytham. Our lovingly restored barn conversion offers bags of character, combined with comfort and style. Exposed stone walls and natural oak are set off by luxurious furn  …see more

from £75 / night

£455 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday Flat Lake of Constance - Radolfzell am Bodensee apartment sleeps 4

Baden-Württemberg / Radolfzell am Bodensee

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei  …see more

from £73 / night

£419 - £599 / week

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from £73 / night

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Flat with private yard in Historical Fontainebleau - Buthiers apartment sleeps 2

Seine-et-Marne / Buthiers

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Large (70 sq. m) flat in Fontainebleau Historic Town center. Centered around small private yard. This apartment is ideal for a couple. 5 minutes walk from Fontainebleau Castle and gardens. 5 minutes walk from the forest. Just opposite a bakery and 30 seconds walk from m  …see more

from £103 / night

£428 / week

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Hesse / Alsfeld

4 9 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

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Appartamento Aurora - Locarno apartment sleeps 3

Lake Maggiore / Locarno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
- 65m², ideal für 2-3 Personen- Piazza Grande: 5 Gehminuten- Seepromenade: 5 Gehminuten- Einkaufen: Migros im Haus- Küche mit Glaskeramik Herd, Granitabdeckung, Geschirrspülmaschine und Mikrowelle- Badezimmer mit extragrosser Dusche und Closomat, separates Gäste WC  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 / week

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from £85 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Rieden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua - Miranda finca sleeps 6

State of Mato Grosso do Sul / Miranda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
The Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua is a bed and breakfast located on a working ranch (fazenda) in the "Portal do Pantanal" (Gateway to the Pantanal - 15kms from Miranda Centro).Our guests can expect: High quality tours in small, private groups; A multi-lingual team f  …see more

from £100 / night

£4123 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

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Lot-et-Garonne / Bourlens

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £65 / night

£812 / week

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from £65 / night

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Swabia / Dietringen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £56 / night

£389 - £599 / week

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from £56 / night

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State of Parana / Morretes

2 2 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Viseu District / Sao Joao da Pesqueira

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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(7) Excellent 

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Fig Cottage - Clussais- la- Pommeraie gite sleeps 4

Sauze-Vaussais / Clussais- la- Pommeraie

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Fully furnished holiday gite with exposed stonework and beams,complete with modern amenities providing spacious accommodation in beautiful countryside location. The property is situated in approx. 2.5 acres of garden with plenty of space for children to play safely, tog  …see more

from £34 / night

£235 - £435 / week

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from £34 / night

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Lower Saxony / Dahlenburg

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £39 / night

£270 - £545 / week

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from £39 / night

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B&B & Table d'hote at 800 mtres in the Pyrenees - Bethmale b&b sleeps 2

Ariege / Bethmale

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Our large comfortable B&B welcomes you either a couple alone or a family. We have four bnb bedrooms including one childrens' room with bunk beds. We look over stunning views of the Pyrenees . The house is in the small Pyrenean Hamlet of Aret in one of the most beautifu  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Low Barn - Martin cottage sleeps 4

Lincolnshire / Martin

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm.Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mod  …see more

from £105 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £105 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Twelve Glenmalure Pines - Greenane log cabin sleeps 6

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 21 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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Garden Apartment - Irsina apartment sleeps 2

Province of Matera / Irsina

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Built into the walls of this once fortified town, the garden apartment opens onto a wonderful vista of rolling wheat fields, olive groves & vineyards. The large living-dining room opens onto a large terrace & like the double bedroom has a barrel-vaulted ceiling.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Stable Cottage - Chideock cottage sleeps 4

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Sleeps 4 or 6 - see below. Stable Cottage has been converted from what was the former stable of Midlands Farm. It is a self catering and well equipped cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and is an Area Of Natural Beauty. With the Tack Room (  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £785 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Spacious family apartment for summer and winter - Bareges apartment sleeps 8

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bareges

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Nestled in the small and unspoilt picturesque village of Barèges is Harrsica: a spacious four bedroom self-catering apartment that comfortably accommodates 8 guests. In the winter, Barèges (alt. 1250m) is linked with the resort of La Mongie to create ‘Le Doumaine d  …see more

from £65 / night

£445 - £1112 / week

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from £65 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Paddlers - Bexhill-on-Sea apartment sleeps 4

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Stable Cottage - Sedbergh cottage sleeps 2

Cumbria / Sedbergh

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for  …see more

from £55 / night

£220 - £380 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Villa Relax - Song Cau house sleeps 8

Quy Nhon / Song Cau

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
Welcome to our paradise on earth - perhaps even yours to be?Miles of beautiful beach, postcard palm trees and white sand is something you have to get used to.Take advantage of the incredible serenity that surrounds Gahn Do, without any loud discotheque or bar streetPut  …see more

from £77 / night

£496 - £633 / week

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from £77 / night

(34) Excellent 

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The Oast - Mayfield cottage sleeps 4

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A lovely little traditional Oast House on owners' 17th century working farm. There are 60 acres of rolling farmland to explore, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This unique self-catering property has been sympathetically refurbished to a high st  …see more

from £65 / night

£420 - £615 / week

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from £65 / night

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Just two minutes walk from the lake - Gera Lario studio sleeps 2

Lake Como / Gera Lario

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Beautiful XVII century apartment in the historical centre of the small town of Gera Lario.This cozy apartment was a XVII century basement. It was completely renovated in 2015. 
It is composed of a living room with a big comfy sofabed, a fully equipped kitchen, a small  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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LE CLOS MARIE gite with swimming pool and garden - La Croix Comtesse gite sleeps 7

Charente-Maritime / La Croix Comtesse

3 7 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Our gite is perfect for the family with a swimming pool and fenced garden with parking area It consists of 2 bedrooms upstairs with shower room and toilet and a bedroom downstairs with disabled access wet room We have English TV and WiFi available A very tranquil area  …see more

from £108 / night

£753 - £1112 / week

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from £108 / night

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GITE PANDORA MEILLONNAS FRANCE - Sanciat gite sleeps 2

Meillonnas / Sanciat

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It  …see more

from £69 / night

£394 / week

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from £69 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Mayar Bhan - Gruinard Bay house sleeps 6

Scottish Highlands / Gruinard Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Mayar Bhan is an architect designed eco home built in 2005, and finished to a very high standard. The house has been simply but tastefully decorated with double glazing and underfloor heated wooden & tiled floors throughout, supplemented by a cozy wood burning stove for  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Albstadt

2 2 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Rosemary Cottage - North Wales - Gyrngoch cottage sleeps 6

Gwynedd / Gyrngoch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored, with great care taken to preserve original period details such as old oak beams, deep st  …see more

from £120 / night

£685 - £799 / week

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from £120 / night

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