Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (11984)

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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Holiday apartment in Sucuraj

Hvar Island / Sucuraj

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £63 / night

£683 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £175 / night

£875 - £3700 / week

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from £175 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1650 / week

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from £200 / night

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(10) Excellent 

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Torrox holiday villa rental

Torrox / Torrox Campo

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £71 / night

£495 - £750 / week

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from £71 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

7 16 3 nights min stay

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 3 nights min stay

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from £350 / night

£2450 / week

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from £350 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

Villa / 12 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £532 / night

£2579 - £3047 / week

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from £532 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£838 - £1675 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lake Bracciano

Bracciano / Lake Bracciano

8 18 3 nights min stay

Villa / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 3 nights min stay

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from £464 / night

£3179 / week

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from £464 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Pollensa holiday villa rental

Mallorca/Majorca / Pollensa

4 8 4 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £134 / night

£931 - £2063 / week

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from £134 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cetona holiday villa rental

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £547 / night

£2168 - £3063 / week

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from £547 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Meribel ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Meribel

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £274 / night

£1875 - £2891 / week

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from £274 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ubud with swimming pool

Bali / Ubud

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £173 / night

£1207 - £2704 / week

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from £173 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Neos Marmaras

Sithonia / Neos Marmaras

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £128 / night

£896 - £1520 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cetona

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £613 / night

£2444 - £3710 / week

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from £613 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £220 / night

£2900 / week

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from £220 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £393 / night

£2239 - £5123 / week

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from £393 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sorrento

Province of Naples / Sorrento

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £272 / night

£1503 - £3597 / week

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from £272 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Gros Islet holiday villa rental

Gros Islet Quarter / Gros Islet

5 10 1 night min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

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from £242 / night

£1690 - £2897 / week

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from £242 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Fort William

Lochaber / Fort William

4 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Asti / Mombaldone

4 8 7 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £233 / night

£1628 - £2714 / week

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from £233 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £194 / night

£1163 - £2171 / week

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from £194 / night

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Cadaques holiday home rental

Girona Province / Cadaques

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £297 / night

£3008 / week

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from £297 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Almeria Province / Turre

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£800 - £2950 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Farmhouse letting in Itzac with swimming pool

Cordes sur Ciel / Itzac

4 10 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £50 / night

£200 - £1395 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lake Bracciano

Bracciano / Lake Bracciano

4 8 3 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £225 / night

£1551 / week

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from £225 / night

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Masseube holiday gite rental

Gers / Masseube

9 20 Min stay varies

Gite / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £194 / night

£1357 - £1791 / week

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from £194 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lagos

Lagos / Porto de Mos

20 48 4 nights min stay

Villa / 20 bedrooms / sleeps 48 / 4 nights min stay

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from £2000 / night

£12500 - £20000 / week

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from £2000 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Ardeche / Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£1400 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

4 12 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £195 / night

£1000 - £1140 / week

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from £195 / night

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Holiday apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona / Central Barcelona

5 10 Min stay varies

Apartment / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £485 / night

£3392 / week

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from £485 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Alicante province / Punta Prima

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£582 - £1163 / week

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from £86 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cubjac holiday home rental

Perigueux / Cubjac

5 10 7 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 7 nights min stay

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from £511 / night

£3574 / week

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from £511 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Stromstad

Vastra Gotaland County / Stromstad

4 8 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£931 - £2404 / week

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from £179 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 12 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £400 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Costa Rei

Muravera / Costa Rei

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£722 - £1551 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Tulum

Riviera Maya / Tulum

3 6 1 night min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £242 / night

£1569 / week

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from £242 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Mindarie

Mindarie / Mindarie

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £54 / night

£957 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Holmes Beach

Anna Maria Island / Holmes Beach

3 8 7 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £94 / night

£656 - £1104 / week

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from £94 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Valencia Province / Sempere

5 14 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £233 / night

£1016 / week

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from £233 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Alloa

Clackmannanshire / Alloa

1 2 2 nights min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £81 / night

£628 - £1287 / week

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from £81 / night

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Villa rental in Monte Francisco with swimming pool

Faro District / Monte Francisco

6 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£995 - £2100 / week

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from £99 / night

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Home rental in Stormville

New York / Stormville

4 10 3 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £276 / night

£1725 / week

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from £276 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lahaina holiday condo rental

Maui / Lahaina

2 6 Min stay varies

Condo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £138 / night

£966 - £1449 / week

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from £138 / night

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Apartment rental in Punta Ala with shared pool, golf nearby

Castiglione Della Pescaia / Punta Ala

2 5 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £56 / night

£391 - £938 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £297 / night

£1157 - £1563 / week

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from £297 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Sarlat

Dordogne / Bezenac

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £272 / night

£1125 - £1570 / week

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from £272 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro City

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £59 / night

£388 - £1404 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club with swimming pool, golf nearby

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£776 - £1280 / week

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from £140 / night

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