Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (5495)

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 gite with swimming pool in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Dordogne / Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

5 11 7 nights min stay

Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 7 nights min stay

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from £114 / night

£795 - £1550 / week

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from £114 / night

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £165 / night

£616 - £1847 / week

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from £165 / night

(16) 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

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St. Andrews

5 10 Min stay varies

Townhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £230 / night

£1500 - £3000 / week

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from £230 / night

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Holiday b&b in Warminster

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 8 2 nights min stay

B&B / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £210 / night

£1470 / week

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from £210 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Carran holiday home rental

County Clare / Carran

5 11 3 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 3 nights min stay

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from £333 / night

£2326 - £2489 / week

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from £333 / night

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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

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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 £270 / night

£1116 - £1558 / week

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from £270 / night

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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 £295 / night

£2985 / week

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from £295 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casciana Terme

Province of Pisa / Casciana Terme

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £162 / night

£1069 - £3308 / week

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from £162 / night

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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

(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 £95 / night

£660 - £1112 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Citta di Castello

Province of Perugia / Citta di Castello

4 8 1 night min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / 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 £244 / night

£1580 / week

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from £244 / night

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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 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

£698 - £1280 / week

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from £140 / night

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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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Forio holiday villa rental

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

3 6 7 nights min stay

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

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from £187 / night

£1308 / week

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from £187 / night

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Holiday apartment in Torre Lapillo

Porto Cesareo / Torre Lapillo

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £55 / night

£466 - £776 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Byron Bay

New South Wales / Byron Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £583 / night

£4366 / week

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from £583 / night

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Cala Liberotto holiday apartment accommodation

Orosei / Cala Liberotto

2 5 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £109 / night

£760 - £1380 / week

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from £109 / night

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Villa rental in Venice

Florida / Venice

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£487 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday chateau accommodation

California / Malibu

3 6 1 night min stay

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

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from £691 / night

£4514 - £4757 / week

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from £691 / night

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B&b rental in Calci with shared pool

Province of Pisa / Calci

11 14 2 nights min stay

B&B / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £324 / night

£2231 / week

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from £324 / night

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Holiday apartment in Val di Merse

Siena / Val di Merse

6 14 Min stay varies

Apartment / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £231 / night

£1539 - £1847 / week

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from £231 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pescia

Province of Pistoia / Pescia

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £275 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £275 / night

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Magliano Sabina holiday manor house rental

Province of Rieti / Magliano Sabina

7 12 1 night min stay

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £218 / night

£1520 / week

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from £218 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Gargas holiday home rental

Apt / Gargas

3 8 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£283 - £1543 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ubud

Bali / Ubud

3 6 3 nights min stay

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

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from £139 / night

£968 - £2135 / week

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from £139 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Falmouth

Trelawny Parish / Falmouth

3 8 2 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £209 / night

£1459 - £1848 / week

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from £209 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Stoupa holiday villa rental

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

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from £124 / night

£862 - £1481 / week

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from £124 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Saint Francois

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

4 8 4 nights min stay

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

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from £154 / night

£924 / week

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from £154 / night

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Villa rental in Siena with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Siena

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £347 / night

£1924 - £3385 / week

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from £347 / night

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Spoleto holiday villa rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

13 29 Min stay varies

Villa / 13 bedrooms / sleeps 29 / Min stay varies

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from £621 / night

£5582 - £16790 / week

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from £621 / night

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Holiday home in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Manche / Sainte-Mere-Eglise

4 8 7 nights min stay

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

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from £156 / night

£931 - £1628 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Totnes

3 6 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

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Klosters Platz ski apartment to rent.

Graubunden / Klosters Platz

5 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £300 / night

£2000 - £2800 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Beja with swimming pool

Beja District / Beja

4 12 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£1140 - £1249 / week

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from £179 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Trezzo Tinella

Province of Cuneo / Trezzo Tinella

3 8 3 nights min stay

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

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from £218 / night

£892 - £1504 / week

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from £218 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Stoupa with swimming pool

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

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from £125 / night

£869 - £1493 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Good 

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Townhouse rental in Torre Lapillo

Porto Cesareo / Torre Lapillo

2 4 Min stay varies

Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £55 / night

£466 - £776 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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L'Escala holiday villa rental

Girona Province / L'Escala

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £220 / night

£744 - £2224 / week

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from £220 / night

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B&b rental in Grabovac

Plitvice Lakes National Park / Grabovac

17 42 1 night min stay

B&B / 17 bedrooms / sleeps 42 / 1 night min stay

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from £36 / night

£202 - £4889 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 5 nights min stay

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 5 nights min stay

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from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

East Sussex / Seaford

2 4 2 nights min stay

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £125 / night

£810 - £1120 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Gironde / Teuillac

4 8 Min stay varies

Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £135 / night

£1095 / week

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from £135 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Spalding

Lincolnshire / Spalding

1 2 2 nights min stay

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

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from £45 / night

£420 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Agia Galini

Rethymnon Prefecture / Agia Galini

3 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £156 / night

£1086 / week

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from £156 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Safed

Galilee / Safed

4 12 2 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 2 nights min stay

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from £250 / night

£1500 - £5000 / week

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from £250 / night

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