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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£419 / week

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from £95 / night

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Nievre / Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £60 / night

£240 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Garden Lodge - Boiscommun gite sleeps 2

Loiret / Boiscommun

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Situated in its own building behind Villa Cedrus, the accommodation is suitable for two people, and comprises a comfortable double bedroom. A fully furnished sitting room including, English books, videos, DVDs, sound system, television with video and DVD players suitabl  …see more

from £40 / night

£220 - £240 / week

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from £40 / night

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(1) Excellent 

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Le Gite a Ger - Ger gite sleeps 3

Manche / Ger

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
A charming one bedroom gite with very spacious accommodation including a large sitting room with exposed beams and comfortable sofas. There is also a well fitted kitchen/diner with microwave, fridge and washing machine. The kitchen has double doors which open out onto  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

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Maine et Loire / Jumelles

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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Pátio da Caetana-Cottage-Helena´s bedroom - Almeida gite sleeps 2

Guarda District / Almeida

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
The fact that the "Pátio da Caetana " be located in rural areas, it felt a huge opportunity to develop rural accommodation minimal impact, in order to involve the local community, maintain and promote the authenticity of existing attractions, enhance regional culture,  …see more

from £22 / night

£129 / week

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from £22 / night

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GITE PANDORA MEILLONNAS FRANCE - Sanciat gite sleeps 2

Meillonnas / Sanciat

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It  …see more

from £69 / night

£394 / week

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from £69 / night

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Le Studio - Tournissan gite sleeps 4

Aude / Tournissan

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 35 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Ideally located Gite with all modern facilities, a perfect place from which to explore the beauty of the Languedoc Roussillion area. Incredible outside space perfect for a relaxing self catering holiday.A self contained Gite on the edge of a beautiful village, with amaz  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Diery

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £65 / night

£257 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Lande - Puycelci gite sleeps 2

Tarn / Puycelci

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
A self contained studio apartment in an old farmhouse.. The owners live next door in the converted barn. The property is situated 2 kms above the pretty bastide village of Puycelsi on the edge of the Foret de Gresigne and with stunning views down to the Pyrenees. The le  …see more

from £60 / night

£390 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Garonne / Saint-Frajou

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £43 / night

£231 / week

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from £43 / night

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Ile-de-France / Yvelines

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £112 / night

£778 / week

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from £112 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday Apartment in Alsace - Gueberschwihr gite sleeps 2

Haut-Rhin / Gueberschwihr

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Self-contained holiday apartment within a recently renovated 16th century Villa. Located in the heart of the wine making region of Alsace. Comprising of:- 1 large bedroom with a king-size bed, wardrobe and breakfast area (all linen and towels provided).- Free WIFI and C  …see more

from £69 / night

£407 / week

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from £69 / night

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Tourtour / St . Pierre

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £52 / night

£308 / week

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from £52 / night

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Eure / Fatouville-Grestain

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
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from £68 / night

£473 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Calvados / Cambremer

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

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Gard / Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 79 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £69 / night

£419 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ariege / Biert

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £60 / night

£300 / week

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from £60 / night

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Charente-Maritime / Balanzac

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £86 / night

£300 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £65 / night

£308 - £642 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Gironde / Saumos

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
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from £86 / night

£385 / week

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from £86 / night

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Green Ardeche - Saint-Felicien gite sleeps 4

Ardeche / Saint-Felicien

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Cottage in the hamlet of Sauze (Vaudevant), 4 rooms on a surface of 78m ² and 300m ² of land.2 double beds, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 cot, 3 bedrooms, small bathroom, kitchen / living room, veranda.Capacity from 2 to 5 people. Ideal for a couple (with or without chi  …see more

from £69 / night

£385 / week

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from £69 / night

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Drome / Chateauneuf-sur-Isere

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £73 / night

£334 / week

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from £73 / night

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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Landes / Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
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from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

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Haute-Marne / Riviere-les-Fosses

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Child friendly ;
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from £24 / night

£167 / week

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from £24 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£419 / week

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from £95 / night

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Lozere / Vialas

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

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Gard / Saint-Dezery

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £99 / night

£270 / week

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from £99 / night

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Le Petit Bois - Saint Laurent de Ceris gite sleeps 2

Charente / Saint Laurent de Ceris

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 12 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Escape, relax, unwind. The ultimate luxury hideaway for that romantic holiday......Le Petit Bois accommodates two persons in style in king size bedroom overlooking the gardens from the "Romeo & Juliet" balcony, cosy sitting room, shower room & galley  …see more

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(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

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Finistere / Santec

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / La Robine-sur-Galabre

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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(14) Excellent 

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Nord / Armbouts-Cappel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £48 / night

£300 - £359 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Aveyron / Saint-Jean d'Alcas

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £82 / night

£513 / week

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from £82 / night

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Lannemezan

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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(1) Excellent 

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Ariege / Mazeres

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 141 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
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from £55 / night

£336 / week

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from £55 / night

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La Ville Bouquet - Corseul gite sleeps 2

Cotes-d'Armor / Corseul

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Set in the heart of the quiet glorious french countryside La Ville Bouquet is a delightful one bedroomed gite renovated to the highest standard. The gite has full facilities including garden, pool, parking and internet access. Ideally located a short distance to the c  …see more

from £43 / night

£290 - £360 / week

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from £43 / night

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Calvados / Luc-sur-Mer

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £49 / night

£338 - £381 / week

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from £49 / night

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Gîte Des Bulles Fleury - Fleury-la-Riviere gite sleeps 8

Marne / Fleury-la-Riviere

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Bright renovated house located in FLEURY LA RIVIERE.In the heart of the Champagne wine region.Ten minutes from EPERNAY and 25kms from REIMS.This pretty house gives you a view over the VINEYARDS and you can also visit our WINECELLARS and taste our CHAMPAGNES!CAPACITY: 6  …see more

from £214 / night

£385 / week

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from £214 / night

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