Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (18935)

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 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 £207 / night

£1449 - £1835 / week

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from £207 / night

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Holiday apartment in Holmes Beach

Anna Maria Island / Holmes Beach

2 6 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £138 / night

£897 - £1125 / week

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from £138 / 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 £216 / night

£1508 / week

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from £216 / night

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Saint-Cyprien holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 10 5 nights min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 5 nights min stay

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from £104 / night

£654 - £1216 / week

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from £104 / 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 £154 / night

£924 - £1616 / week

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from £154 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Almunecar

Almunecar / Fuentes de Almunecar

3 6 Min stay varies

Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Waternish holiday apartment rental

Waternish / Lochbay

2 3 1 night min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / 1 night min stay

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from £100 / night

£600 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£499 - £1100 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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

(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

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£1836 / week

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from £179 / 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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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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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 £616 / night

£5539 - £16660 / week

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from £616 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castiglion Fiorentino

Province of Arezzo / Castiglion Fiorentino

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £193 / night

£1077 - £2154 / week

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from £193 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Harlech

Snowdonia National Park / Harlech

10 20 Min stay varies

House / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £350 / night

£1410 - £2700 / week

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from £350 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Simon's Town holiday home rental

Simon's Town / Boulders

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £165 / night

£1200 / week

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from £165 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Warminster holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 5 2 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 2 nights min stay

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from £95 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Tabanan

Bali / Tabanan

2 6 3 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £338 / night

£2207 - £3483 / week

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from £338 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski villa to rent in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 5 1 night min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 1 night min stay

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from £123 / night

£2154 / week

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from £123 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St Ives

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£499 - £1250 / week

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from £99 / night

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Townhouse rental in Port Douglas with swimming pool

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 5 nights min stay

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

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from £221 / night

£221 - £1545 / week

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from £221 / night

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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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Cottage rental in Confolens with indoor pool

Confolens / Brillac

11 24 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 24 / 3 nights min stay

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from £650 / night

£1948 - £3254 / week

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from £650 / night

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Sassoferrato holiday villa rental

Province of Ancona / Sassoferrato

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £127 / night

£731 - £1785 / week

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from £127 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Grand Brassac

Dordogne / Grand Brassac

4 8 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £56 / night

£395 - £1250 / week

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from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Denia

Denia / Las Marinas

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £104 / night

£1154 / week

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from £104 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Domme with swimming pool

Dordogne / Domme

3 6 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£475 - £1450 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday villa in Brehal

Brehal / St Martin de Brehal

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £131 / night

£770 - £1439 / week

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from £131 / 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 £216 / night

£885 - £1493 / week

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from £216 / night

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Holiday condo in Villaputzu

Province of Cagliari / Villaputzu

1 4 3 nights min stay

Condo / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £35 / night

£243 - £862 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Glencairn

Cape Town / Glencairn

5 10 3 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £185 / night

£1295 / week

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from £185 / 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 £124 / night

£862 - £1481 / week

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from £124 / night

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Alcudia holiday finca rental

Mallorca/Majorca / Alcudia

4 7 Min stay varies

Finca / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £97 / night

£670 - £1616 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima / Cepoes

6 14 3 nights min stay

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 3 nights min stay

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from £174 / night

£860 - £1531 / week

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from £174 / night

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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 £54 / night

£462 - £770 / week

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from £54 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday finca with swimming pool in Estepona

Malaga Province / Estepona

3 6 4 nights min stay

Finca / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 4 nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£667 - £875 / week

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from £100 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min stay

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 2 nights min stay

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from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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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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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

£200 - £4851 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto Pollensa

Mallorca/Majorca / Puerto Pollensa

4 8 7 nights min stay

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

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from £205 / night

£1431 - £2200 / week

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from £205 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Cefalu with shared pool

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

1 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £66 / night

£647 / week

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from £66 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc / Saint Montan

4 10 7 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 7 nights min stay

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from £88 / night

£616 - £1693 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

4 9 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £270 / night

£1808 - £3962 / week

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from £270 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Bilpin

Blue Mountains / Bilpin

6 20 Min stay varies

B&B / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £89 / night

£618 - £4094 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday villa in Lipari

Aeolian Islands / Lipari

5 13 2 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 2 nights min stay

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from £77 / night

£539 - £2612 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ume Anyar holiday villa rental

Seririt / Ume Anyar

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£647 - £2031 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday townhouse in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

7 12 1 night min stay

Townhouse / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £175 / night

£1000 - £8000 / week

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from £175 / 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 £177 / night

£1131 - £1239 / week

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from £177 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Figueiro dos Vinhos

Leiria District / Figueiro dos Vinhos

4 12 4 nights min stay

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

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from £89 / night

£597 - £885 / week

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from £89 / night

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