Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (18940)

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 home in City of Derry / Londonderry

Derry / City of Derry / Londonderry

5 12 3 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 3 nights min stay

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from £130 / night

£900 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Leiria District / Obidos

3 6 1 night min stay

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

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from £349 / night

£2404 / week

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from £349 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Tarragona Province / Tortosa

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £77 / night

£849 / week

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from £77 / night

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Holiday apartment in Cassis

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £101 / night

£659 - £1047 / week

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from £101 / night

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Holiday villa in Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

Var / Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £133 / night

£931 - £1764 / week

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from £133 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Stuart

Florida / Stuart

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £87 / night

£591 - £1250 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday apartment in Cala Liberotto

Orosei / Cala Liberotto

4 9 Min stay varies

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £144 / night

£931 - £2060 / week

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from £144 / night

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Holiday villa in Marsh Harbour

Great Abaco Island / Marsh Harbour

4 7 5 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / 5 nights min stay

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from £625 / night

£4028 / week

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from £625 / night

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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Monflanquin

Lot-et-Garonne / Monflanquin

2 6 Min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £94 / night

£582 - £1163 / week

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from £94 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Wiltshire

Swindon / Purton

2 4 3 nights min stay

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

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from £100 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Competa

Malaga Province / Competa

3 6 6 nights min stay

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

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from £78 / night

£543 - £625 / week

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from £78 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Aviemore

Aviemore and the Cairngorms / Aviemore

2 6 3 nights min stay

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

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from £90 / night

£650 - £840 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mallwyd

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

10 19 Min stay varies

House / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 19 / Min stay varies

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from £360 / night

£1580 - £2480 / week

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from £360 / night

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Home rental in Brenton-on-Sea

Knysna / Brenton-on-Sea

5 16 5 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 5 nights min stay

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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Protaras

Protaras / Pernera

2 5 Min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £35 / night

£272 - £869 / week

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from £35 / night

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Gite letting in Saint-Basile with swimming pool

Ardeche / Saint-Basile

8 21 3 nights min stay

Gite / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 21 / 3 nights min stay

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from £326 / night

£2249 / week

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from £326 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Denia

Denia / Las Marinas

4 8 Min stay varies

Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £139 / night

£924 - £2026 / week

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from £139 / night

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Le Beausset holiday villa accommodation

Var / Le Beausset

7 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £420 / night

£1450 - £4200 / week

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from £420 / night

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Holiday gite in Aumale

Seine-Maritime / Aumale

4 8 4 nights min stay

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

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from £117 / night

£609 / week

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from £117 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 Min stay varies

Chalet / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday guest house in Cordes sur Ciel

Tarn / Cordes sur Ciel

5 15 2 nights min stay

Guest house / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / 2 nights min stay

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from £59 / night

£369 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Maiden Newton holiday home rental

Dorset / Maiden Newton

6 12 3 nights min stay

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 3 nights min stay

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from £275 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £275 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Beaune holiday gite accommodation

Cote d'Or / Beaune

4 8 Min stay varies

Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £272 / night

£931 - £1900 / week

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from £272 / night

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Benahavis holiday apartment rental

Benahavis / Capanes del Golf

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £72 / night

£504 - £931 / week

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from £72 / night

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Ski cottage to rent in Spittal of Glenshee

Perth and Kinross / Spittal of Glenshee

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £130 / night

£840 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sala Comacina holiday home rental

Lake Como / Sala Comacina

3 6 3 nights min stay

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

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from £249 / night

£1737 - £1954 / week

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from £249 / night

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Holiday b&b in Chateaubriant

Loire-Atlantique / Chateaubriant

5 12 2 nights min stay

B&B / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 2 nights min stay

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from £274 / night

£1912 - £2504 / week

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from £274 / night

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Holiday villa in Cinquale

Province of Massa Carrara / Cinquale

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£385 - £1047 / week

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from £70 / night

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Triopetra holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Triopetra

2 6 3 nights min stay

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

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from £125 / night

£869 / week

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from £125 / night

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Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 8 7 nights min stay

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

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from £198 / night

£1385 - £1924 / week

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from £198 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Conwy

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £75 / night

£620 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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El Palmar holiday villa rental

Cadiz Province / El Palmar

2 6 7 nights min stay

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

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from £87 / night

£608 - £1839 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Rabastens

Tarn / Rabastens

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£466 - £659 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Fajardo

Puerto Rico / Fajardo

3 6 5 nights min stay

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

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from £181 / night

£1264 - £2237 / week

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from £181 / night

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Home rental in Agios Nikolaos with shared pool

Messenia Region / Agios Nikolaos

3 9 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£923 - £1900 / week

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from £140 / night

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Apartment accommodation in North Bay with golf nearby

Scarborough / North Bay

4 8 3 nights min stay

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

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from £168 / night

£858 - £1398 / week

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from £168 / night

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Lodge rental in Carrbridge with golf nearby

Aviemore / Carrbridge

3 6 7 nights min stay

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

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from £65 / night

£450 - £840 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Castiglione Della Pescaia holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Grosseto / Castiglione Della Pescaia

6 10 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £111 / night

£776 - £1233 / week

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from £111 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Monflanquin

Lot-et-Garonne / Monflanquin

3 8 Min stay varies

Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £74 / night

£462 - £1000 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Altea holiday home rental

Alicante province / Altea

3 5 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £47 / night

£330 - £687 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Pla del Mar

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £156 / night

£776 - £2171 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Les Praz

Chamonix / Les Praz

5 12 7 nights min stay

Chalet / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 7 nights min stay

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from £388 / night

£2714 - £9380 / week

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from £388 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Pals holiday villa rental

Pals / Mas Tomasi

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £130 / night

£1500 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday home in Labeaume

Ardeche / Labeaume

3 7 7 nights min stay

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

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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 3 nights min stay

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

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from £64 / night

£347 - £768 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday villa in Leon

Landes / Leon

4 11 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£814 - £2520 / week

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from £140 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja

Nerja / Capistrano Playa

1 2 Min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £55 / night

£287 - £543 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Audierne

Finistere / Audierne

3 5 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£437 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min stay

Chateau / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 23 / 2 nights min stay

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from £407 / night

£2597 - £5373 / week

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from £407 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Filey

North Yorkshire / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £109 / night

£579 - £949 / week

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from £109 / night

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