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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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Stable Cottages - Rochester cottage sleeps 5

Kent / Rochester

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property is set in a beautiful country location, conveniently located with easy access to all motorways and ports. Situated 15 minutes from historic Rochester. London, Canterbury and the coast are all 45 minutes away. The cottages provide a perfect getaway from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Weavers cottage - Bonsall cottage sleeps 5

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
What's your passion? Walking, cycling, history, nature, food, UFO's, canoeing, climbing, luxe cinema, theme parks, , kid mayhem or cocooning? Indulge it all at from Weavers Cottage in the beautiful village of Bonsall. if you want/need to stay in we have high speed Wi-Fi  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(81) Excellent 

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The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 75 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

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(3) Excellent 

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Aphrodites Beach NW Cyprus Coast, Lefke, Kyrenia

Nicosia District / Ghaziveran

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
The price shown to pay may include £100 refundable deposit, please check details. Bookings under £295, may not include agent's costs of £75 per booking, and have to be added manually, but max £295 total rent and agent's costs. This is a safe and secure Northern Cy  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £295 / week

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from £30 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Rodel Valley - Rodel log cabin sleeps 4

Isle of Harris / Rodel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Child friendly ;
Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Reussenkoge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Child friendly ;
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from £35 / night

£242 - £272 / week

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from £35 / 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

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Beckfield Farm - Thetford cottage sleeps 13

Norfolk / Thetford

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
A Large Norfolk Country Cottage Set amidst open countryside, this large detached Norfolk cottage with attached annexe offers substantial flexible accommodation. Beckfield Farm is conveniently set in Breckland, on the borders of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, meani  …see more

from £244 / night

£1300 - £2800 / week

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from £244 / night

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Shimal Residence Hotel Akyaka - Portakallik apartment sleeps 5

Akyaka / Portakallik

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Situated in Akyaka, the eco-friendly Shimal Residence Hotel offers a 400 m² outdoor pool and spa facilities including a sauna, hammam, gym and massage services. With panoramic view of Yuce Mt, The property is within 4 minutes' driving distance from the seafront. G  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Green Farm Barn - Shadoxhurst barn sleeps 12

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
"Luxury Barn, stunning decor, perfect for a weekend get away" (Michelle Feb 2015) "Very peaceful stay in stunning barn conversion. Great local pub within walking distance serving cracking food and real ale!" (Steve Sept 2014) "The barn was stunning, thoughtfully rest  …see more

from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet Feiler - Thyon chalet sleeps 12

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Chalet Feiler is a luxurious boutique chalet, sleeping up to 10-12 guests. It offers a genuine home from home experience, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and antiques and completely wired for sound and vision.While you're not out enjoying the local area, be  …see more

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Sonas Cottage - Bunavoneader cottage sleeps 2

Isle of Harris / Bunavoneader

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children;
Sonas Cottage is beautifully situated, overlooking a sea loch and with the North Harris hills providing a spectacular backdrop. Perfect for those who enjoy hillwalking as well as those who prefer to take in the scenery from an armchair.Purpose built for couples, it is i  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £980 / week

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from £140 / 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 £57 / night

£393 - £604 / week

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from £57 / night

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Hesse / Kirchbracht

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(18) Excellent 

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The Classrooms - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si  …see more

from £150 / night

£480 - £1293 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vosges / Gerardmer

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £160 / night

£509 - £1466 / week

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from £160 / 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

£302 / week

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from £48 / 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

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Brunico

4 5 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £69 / night

£513 / week

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from £69 / night

(42) Very Good 

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Cherry Orchard Retreat and Spa - Chideock log cabin sleeps 3

Bridport / Chideock

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
We offer a friendly welcome into our warm and cosy cabin along with a spa (jacuzzi and sauna). The Cabin is set in a lovely private orchard nestled in a quaint Dorset coastal village on a quiet and historic lane (no caravans etc. nearby.) The orchard belongs to an old c  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £570 / week

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from £75 / night

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Summer houses on the beach of lake in Finland.

Northern Savonia / Leppavirta

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
На берегу озера Сувасвеси распложились три дома и застекленная беседка-гриль. В главном доме находится гостиная с камином, кухня,зона столовой, тер  …see more

from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(13) Very Good 

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43 Gower Holiday Village - Scurlage cottage sleeps 4

Swansea County / Scurlage

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Self catering holiday in two bedroom cottage. Very comfortably furnished with one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, kitchen, lounge and newly refurbished bathroom. Kitchen facilities include cooker, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave oven and fitted kitche  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Small cottage by the Sea - Kirkkonummi cottage sleeps 2

Uusimaa / Kirkkonummi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
A lovely small cottage with a Sauna and bahtroom right by the sea :) Located in Kirkkonummi, 25km to the west from Helsinki.You need a car to get here, or we can pick You up at Jorvas bus stop or Kirkkonummi train station.Summertime You can relax, enjoy the Sauna, swim  …see more

from £81 / night

£725 / week

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from £81 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Chalet Heidi - Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser ski chalet sleeps 27

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 1 night min stay

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ski;
Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, Balcony, Satellite TV, clock radio with Ipod dock, Telephone, WiFi and Broadband Internet, and a hair  …see more

from £25 / night

£169 / week

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from £25 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Taigh Nan Con Cabin - Dalavich log cabin sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Newly renovated (Spring 2015), Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £749 / week

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from £69 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Kenegie Manor Penthouse - Gulval penthouse sleeps 4

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Kenegie Manor Penthouse has impeccable decor and will appeal to the discerning guest seeking the definitive in comfort and refinement in a popular visitor location, less than 2 miles inland from the coastline at Mount's Bay.Come rain or shine, guests can expect a m  …see more

from £100 / night

£295 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa Sarezzano 1926 - Sarezzano villa sleeps 10

Province of Alessandria / Sarezzano

4 10 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
About the property and local area information. Sarezzano is a little village located 300 m. (985 ft) from sea level, on the south-east side of the region Piedmont, in northern Italy. The area is famous for its hills and vineyards, which is called "Colli Tortonesi&q  …see more

from £182 / night

£1274 - £2873 / week

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from £182 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Bellecote apartment, Chalet Miravidi, Montchavin

Savoie / Montchavin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
MONTCHAVIN is part of LA PLAGNE and in the centre of the PARADISKI ski area with 425km pistes. Perfect for beginners and experts alike and anyone else in between. Beautiful nursery slopes, long cruisy blues and extensive off piste opportunities makes Montchavin an exc  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ivy - Shirwell cottage sleeps 2

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 14 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Ivy Cottage is the perfect getaway when you and your loved ones want to get away from it all: An idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. Featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, a new games room, and country walks from the doorstep, you may not wan  …see more

from £45 / night

£265 - £610 / week

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from £45 / night

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Aisne / Aubenton

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £41 / night

£276 / week

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from £41 / night

(11) Very Good 

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4 star cottage - Spanish Point cottage sleeps 6

County Clare / Spanish Point

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
This cottage is one of a number of cottages on site. It consists of:A large living room/dining room with an open fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, washer/dryer, dish washer, refrigerator and microwave oven. Three carpeted bedrooms. One double bed  …see more

from £74 / night

£302 - £561 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Daniela 14 - Rauris penthouse sleeps 6

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
This very comfortable, contemporary designed luxury penthouse apartment comprises two double bedrooms with high quality king size beds and a third bedroom with two adjoining single beds which sleep 6 people comfortably. Each bedroom has a wall mounted Sony Plasma TV, an  …see more

from £80 / night

£565 - £1740 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Grooms Lodge Gateway to Exmoor - South Molton barn sleeps 4

Devon / South Molton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 37 km; Child friendly ;
Whitechapel self-catering holiday cottages is truly an idyllic rural retreat. Situated within an excess of 500 acres of farm and woodland, it comprises a beautiful Victorian farmhouse along with two character cottages - all detached with private gardens and rooms tastef  …see more

from £60 / night

£365 - £755 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Geiranger fjord - Amazing house and view - Wildair

Stranda / Geiranger

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Air conditioning;
High quality house with large terraces and panoramic views the Geiranger Fjord Ideally located above the village of Geiranger. 10-15 minutes walking to the center of the village. The house with a living space of 248 sq meters (2670 sq feet) is fully equipped and yo  …see more

from £388 / night

£2716 / week

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from £388 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Bas-Rhin / Le Hohwald

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £25 / night

£164 / week

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from £25 / night

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Blockhaus im südl. Odenwald - Mosbach log cabin sleeps 8

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Willkommen in Kleineicholzheim - weit weg und trotzdem mittendrin !Kleineicholzheim ist ein Ortsteil der Gemeinde Schefflenz im Neckar Odenwald Kreis. Unser finnisches Blockhaus wurde Blockhaus wurde 1999 gebaut und steht ab sofort als Ferienhaus zur Verfügung. Es hat  …see more

from £61 / night

£345 - £1069 / week

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from £61 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul - Le Lindois gite sleeps 5

Charente / Le Lindois

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one whic  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £1495 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Hot Tub Holidays - Auchtermuchty cottage sleeps 5

Fife / Auchtermuchty

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
A spacious but cosy cottage in a converted farm steading featuring 2ft thick stone walls and a slated roof in beautiful North East Fife, and conveniently located for golf and shopping at St. Andrews (35 minutes), Gleneagles (50 minutes), Perth (25 minutes), Edinburgh (4  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Capellana - El Jesus house sleeps 2

La Palma / El Jesus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 12 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The house, that years ago was owned by a humble country couple, has now been restaured by one of their grandsons, the present owner. Stone, wood and hand-made clay tiles are the basic materials of this type of rural houses where grain and dried fruit were conserved with  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 - £688 / week

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from £82 / night

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Carinthia / Millstatt

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £58 / night

£367 - £802 / week

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from £58 / night

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