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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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The Cottage - Walesby cottage sleeps 4

Nottinghamshire / Walesby

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and  …see more

from £70 / night

£275 - £740 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Owner's Cottage - Craignure cottage sleeps 6

Isle of Mull / Craignure

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 23 km; Child friendly ;
The Owner's Cottage looks up Loch Linnhe to Ben Nevis and all the mountains from Glencoe to Cruachan. It was built in 1989 in the traditional Scots vernacular "but and ben" style. On the ground floor, hall, bathroom, spacious double bedroom, and large o  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Côte is a 1790s restored stone farmhouse - Saint-Merd-les-Oussines b&b sleeps 2

Correze / Saint-Merd-les-Oussines

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The former farmhouse is surrounded by its own courtyard, stone outbuildings and it even has its own well dating back to the Knights Templar. Outside is a charming lawned area with table, chairs and loungers – perfect for enjoying your petit-déjeuner or afternoon apé  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Blacksmiths Cottage Winchcombe - Winchcombe cottage sleeps 6

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Our comfortable cosy Cotswold cottage on the ground floor has a fitted kitchen which includes a dishwasher, cooker, hob, microwave and fridge.A Washer dryer is situated in the under stairs cupboard.The kitchen leads to a dining room with a large pine table and six comfo  …see more

from £150 / night

£790 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

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Frankenberg / Hatzfeld

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £48 / night

£300 / week

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from £48 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Little Mistletoe - Stelling Minnis cottage sleeps 3

Canterbury / Stelling Minnis

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
Accommodation Sleeps 2 adults & 1 young childA cosy, modern holiday house with lots of character, beautifully situated in the grounds of a 16th century cottage in the middle of the Kent countryside on the North Downs. The house sleeps 2 adults and can sometimes ac  …see more

from £45 / night

£240 - £550 / week

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from £45 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Silandro

8 5 3 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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from £60 / night

£428 / week

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from £60 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Bad Bergzabern

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Mehring

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Todtnauberg

1 3 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Thomas James Holidays Modern Mobile Homes - Jard-sur-Mer caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Vendee / Jard-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We  …see more

from £30 / night

£190 - £350 / week

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from £30 / night

(10) Excellent 

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PILTON MOOR LODGE - Rhossili log cabin sleeps 4

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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Casa SANTINA - Pietrabruna apartment sleeps 5

Province of Imperia / Pietrabruna

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
Owner Ranise Franca running green tourism farm in Pietrabruna, a village located in Liguria at 350m above sea level in the province of Imperia, only 10 km from the sea. The house has a wonderfull view, from the very large terrace it is possible to see the sea and the hi  …see more

from £56 / night

£359 - £385 / week

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from £56 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Mill Farm Cottages Foulksmills County Wexford Irel - Foulksmills house sleeps 6

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
New for 2016: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of six guests however for larger groups  …see more

from £95 / night

£257 - £556 / week

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from £95 / night

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Lower Bavaria / Hauzenberg

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£300 / week

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from £48 / night

(44) Excellent 

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2 The Stackyard Kingsbarns - 2 Bedroom Cottage - Kingsbarns bungalow sleeps 4

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Property extensively upgraded February / March 2015. New Kitchen, Woodburner, Furniture & oak floor.This is a beautiful little cottage in the picturesque village of Kingsbarns. The property is ideal for a family holiday or equally would make a great base for golfers wis  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) Excellent 

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The Sweethills - Alton bungalow sleeps 2

Staffordshire / Alton

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Hemmingsfield Cottage - Upton upon Severn cottage sleeps 5

Worcestershire / Upton upon Severn

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Available as a peaceful holiday home is Hemmingsfield Cottage; a three bedroom holiday cottage positioned 1.5 miles outside the sleepy town of Upton-upon-Severn on the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire border with quick access to the M5 and M50 motorways which are loca  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Lovely High Street Cotswolds Cottage - Moreton-in-Marsh cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
The grade II listed cottage dates from around the early 17th century and many of the original features remain intact today. It has a large and welcoming open fire in the living room and exposed beams throughout the ground floor. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dini  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 - £750 / week

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from £99 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Capel Uchaf - Llanfairfechan cottage sleeps 4

Conwy County / Llanfairfechan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property was originally built in 1800 and has been tastefully refurbished in its original style. Now fully modernised and equipped .Capel Ucha is ideally placed for walking holidays,100m away is access to the Snowdonia National Park with gentle circular walks or s  …see more

from £70 / night

£315 - £680 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tirol / Feichten

5 15 2 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £112 / night

£753 - £1831 / week

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from £112 / 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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Yucatan / Izamal

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £61 / night

£366 - £446 / week

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from £61 / 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

(4) Good 

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Threshings - Briercliffe barn sleeps 6

Lancashire / Briercliffe

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
High Gate is set in rural Lancashire, yet close to the motorway. Making this the ideal setting for those wishing to tour the wider areas of Lancashire, the Lakes, and East Yorkshire. Burnley has each year a Blues festival, and in July the Balloon festival and a walking  …see more

from £150 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £150 / 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

(22) Excellent 

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Eagles Rest - Geary chalet sleeps 2

Isle of Skye / Geary

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodations for two. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to  …see more

from £100 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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Blue Shutters Beaufort - Oupia house sleeps 4

Herault / Oupia

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Pretty and spacious 3 story 500 year old medieval village house with lovely open view. Charming and authentic, Blueshutters Beaufort opens onto the square with a countryside view of the vineyards in the distance. Exposed beams and terracotta tiles, niches tucked in the  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Mizpah Ecolodge - Benson lodge sleeps 4

Wallingford / Benson

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Mizpah Ecolodge is an open plan 46m2 newly refurbished lodge with a fully equipped kitchen, shower room, and living accommodation. The lodge is fully furnished with a double bed, a sofa bed, dining table with 4 chairs and plenty of storage space. It can easily accommod  …see more

from £50 / night

£450 - £590 / week

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from £50 / night

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Tirol / Gran

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£321 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £56 / night

£265 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Stonyhurst Apartment - Clitheroe apartment sleeps 4

Lancashire / Clitheroe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 49 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Situated on the second floor of our Victorian Manor House, our Stonyhurst apartment has one double room with a King Size bed and a second twin room. The apartment has a TV with Blu-Ray player, a bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchen. All bed linen and towels  …see more

from £73 / night

£255 - £396 / week

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from £73 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£253 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farnley Little Barn - Crundale cottage sleeps 4

Kent / Crundale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The accommodation sleeps 4 plus a cot. (A highchair is also available). Two bedrooms, one double and one twin, well-equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. (Tumble dryer in building nearby). Lounge/dining room has a dini  …see more

from £90 / night

£460 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Vakantiehuis Meerse Mésange - Kluisbergen-Ruien guest house sleeps 2

East Flanders Province / Kluisbergen-Ruien

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
In the middle of the Scheldemeersen, at the foot of the Koppenberg, the Patersberg and the Old Kwaremont.For short or for long holidaysFor peace and quiet or for lively activityFor families with children or for twoFor friends or individualsWe have converted the barn nex  …see more

from £50 / night

£248 - £411 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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LASSERRE - Moncorneil-Grazan gite sleeps 9

Gers / Moncorneil-Grazan

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
WelcomeThe house LASSERRE is an Maison de Maître build in the year 1822 and is divided into two separate gîtes, but can also be rented as a whole.Gîte up to 4 persons:On the right hand side of the central entrance you find the gîte for 4 persons. The living room is  …see more

from £116 / night

£812 - £1077 / week

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from £116 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Herons Cove Cottage - Ballydehob cottage sleeps 6

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Child friendly ;
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £428 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Le Pigeonnier,Saintefoy - Prayssas barn sleeps 2

Lot-et-Garonne / Prayssas

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This idyllic location offers complete tranquility in beautiful surroundings, yet is close to all amenities in Prayssas and the nearby picturesque towns of Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Agen.The detached properties are grouped around the Pool Terrace, which offers a beautiful  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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from £58 / night

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Lower Saxony / Brome

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £47 / night

£324 / week

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from £47 / night

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