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Eure / Saint-Georges-du-Vievre

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £34 / night

£234 - £384 / week

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from £34 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Gironde / Saint-Martin-du-Bois

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £59 / night

£379 - £454 / week

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from £59 / night

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Haute-Marne / Eclaron-Braucourt-Sainte-Liviere

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £50 / night

£284 / week

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from £50 / night

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(20) Excellent 

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Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul - Le Lindois gite sleeps 5

Charente / Le Lindois

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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

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Saone-et-Loire / Chalon-sur-Saone

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £59 / night

£211 - £353 / week

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from £59 / night

(24) Excellent 

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La Petite Maison - Maurens gite sleeps 4

Dordogne / Maurens

1 bedroomSleeps 44 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
We are located in a small hamlet, close to Bergerac, rural but not isolated and very peaceful. As one guest described the cottage and setting: "an oasis of calm".Set in the grounds of a beautiful Perigordian Chartreuse, La Petite Maison is a two room cottage b  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Nord / Armbouts-Cappel

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £46 / night

£292 - £350 / week

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from £46 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Pas-de-Calais / Mont-Saint-Eloi

3 bedroomsSleeps 71 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £107 / night

£0 / week

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from £107 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Mas Lamon - Argeles sur Mer gite sleeps 6

Argeles-sur-Mer / Argeles sur Mer

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Mas Lamon is set in the middle of 10acres of park and forest containing cork oaks, olive trees, almond trees, eucalyptus, mimosas……an ideal spot for a family holiday surrounded by protected woodland yet only 5km from the beaches. The property is composed of 4 indepe  …see more

from £63 / night

£375 - £1246 / week

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from £63 / night

(11) Excellent 

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2 Bedroom Gite with private pool - La Guerche gite sleeps 6

Loire Valley / La Guerche

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
2 Bedroom Gite with private pool, set in a quiet village. Close to Descartes, La Roche-Posay & Chaterault where you will find supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. The property has recently been renovated and extended and offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Maison Anis - Marquixanes, stunning views, WIFI

Pyrenees-Orientales / Marquixanes

3 bedroomsSleeps 65 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Situated in a tranquil village close to the vibrant market town of Prades, this comfortable and newly renovated house has great views towards Mount Canigou from it's private terrace. Sleeping 6 comfortably, it is fully heated so is suitable for both Winter and Summer  …see more

from £42 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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from £42 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Hainaut Province / Chimay

3 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £38 / night

£234 - £325 / week

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from £38 / night

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Cher / Aubigny-sur-Nere

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
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from £72 / night

£274 - £316 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Les Petits Tourtereaux - Eymet gite sleeps 2

Dordogne / Eymet

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 200 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Stunning, fully equipped gite for 2 people with Kingsized bed,WiFi, large private verandah, garden and Romanesque style pool surrounded by a walled garden. Set in 6.5 acres of unspoilt picturesque Dordogne countryside. An idyllic retreat for tranquility and an opportu  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £525 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vendee / Oulmes

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 11 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £42 / night

£225 / week

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from £42 / night

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Loire Valley / Chenonceaux

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £105 / night

£459 - £700 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Le Petite Ferme - Bayeux gite sleeps 4

Calvados / Bayeux

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This recently renovated two bedroom Gite is in a quiet location in the tiny hamlet of La Bazoque on the fringe of the Forest of Cerisy. Comprising,1 double and 1 twin bedroom plus travel cot, Lounge, Kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms. Outside is a Patio and BBQ, large garden,  …see more

from £57 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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La Grange Fleurie - Cassaniouze gite sleeps 2

Cantal / Cassaniouze

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
La Grange Fleurie is one of four beautifully converted outbuildings of La Domaine du Puech an18th century farmstead situated in a stunning hamlet high above the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the river Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.Ideal for one cou  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £55 / night

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Luberon / Cheval-Blanc

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £105 / night

£584 - £834 / week

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from £105 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Le Broc

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £42 / night

£250 / week

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from £42 / night

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Finistere / Port-Manech

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £17 / night

£118 - £232 / week

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from £17 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Les Vieilles Villes - Plenee-Jugon gite sleeps 6

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Les Vieilles Villes is a pretty stone cottage, that sleeps 4 - 6, situated in a peaceful rural location near Plenee-Jugon, Brittany. The cottage is recently renovated, but maintains original features such as wooden beams and exposed stonework. The cottage is only 30 min  …see more

from £25 / night

£250 - £1125 / week

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from £25 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Athentical cabanon in the vineyards in Provence

Vaucluse / Mazan

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool;
At the outskirt of the village, quiet and peaceful gîte to stay with private swimming pool at only 20' walk from the village and 40'drive to larger and cultural spots such as AVIGNON, VAISON LA ROMAINE, ORANGE.... Spacious enough for two, ideally furnished for a living  …see more

from £71 / night

£375 - £1080 / week

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from £71 / night

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Vaucluse / Venasque

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £59 / night

£375 - £475 / week

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from £59 / night

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Troyes / Barberey-Saint-Sulpice

1 bedroomSleeps 71 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome; Private garden;
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from £118 / night

£118 / week

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from £118 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Pas-de-Calais / Wimereux

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £59 / night

£259 - £350 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Gite, Puivert / Rivel. Aude. End August reduced!

Aude / Rivel

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Recently refurbished, a delightful one bedroomed gite set within seven acres of lawns and woodland, Quatre Bougies is the perfect rural retreat, with guest appearances from eagles, buzzards, kites and other wildlife.. In the absence of light pollution, the night sky is  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £455 / week

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from £40 / night

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Lovely House next to the beach & Barfleur

Manche / Montfarville

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
You will be welcomed in a typical Norman-Style House in Granit. This 90 square meters house is south exposed with a tiny garden, the closest beach is at 500 meters. The house is located in a small quiet village ,at 1 km from one of the most beautiful french village cal  …see more

from £42 / night

£250 - £396 / week

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from £42 / night

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Basque Country / Saint-Esteben

3 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
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from £43 / night

£295 - £421 / week

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from £43 / night

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Gîte de Roch-Conan au calme - Plouneour Menez gite sleeps 10

Finistere / Plouneour Menez

4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
Nous acceptons les chèques vacances.Face aux Monts d'Arrée, cette demeure cossue de tisserands de lin de 1675 est un lieu de ressources énergétique, de qualité, de confort de part sa restauration où l'on a utilisé des matériaux naturels (chaux, chanvre  …see more

from £134 / night

£459 - £667 / week

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from £134 / night

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Arrondissement of Cayenne / Macouria

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £96 / night

£475 / week

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from £96 / night

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Gîte LA FERMETTE for 13 with pool near the sea

Pas-de-Calais / Sempy

5 bedroomsSleeps 13Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool;
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features. On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimming pool !  …see more

from £167 / night

£1488 - £1534 / week

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from £167 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cote d'Or / Argilly

4 bedroomsSleeps 112 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £209 / night

£788 - £1600 / week

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from £209 / night

(7) Very Good 

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L'Appel du Large - Quiberville gite sleeps 4

Seine-Maritime / Quiberville

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
L'Appel du Large is a traditional Norman fisherman's cottage, originally built in the 1930's, thoroughly rennovated in 2006 and further updated and refurbished in 2012 for a 3-star classification from the perfecture. It features fine sea views from its lo  …see more

from £55 / night

£242 - £438 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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A country cottage near Vire, sleeps 2/5 - St Quentin les Chardonnets gite sleeps 4

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 68 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Le Pressoir is a detached cottage with rustic charm. You will know that you are in the heart of the country when you wake up to the sound of birdsong and you look out over the orchard to the rolling fields beyond. Suitable for a couple or for a family this gite has a me  …see more

from £34 / night

£230 - £377 / week

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from £34 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Orleans

1 bedroomSleeps 27 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £24 / night

£167 - £205 / week

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from £24 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Lutterbach

2 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £71 / night

£584 - £880 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday Cottage Melanie - Foix gite sleeps 4

Ariege / Foix

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Holiday Cottage Melanie is located in the stunning Ariège Pyrenees Regional Nature Park in South Western France and provides a high standard of accommodation and the perfect base to explore the region. Approximately one hour from Toulouse, Carcassonne and Andorra - ea  …see more

from £63 / night

£292 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Cidre Barn Near St Lo, Manche, Normandy - Saint-Lo gite sleeps 2

Manche / Saint-Lo

1 bedroomSleeps 23 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Our Cidre Barn has been tastefully renovated to a high standard combining the old with the new. Many of the property's' main features have been carefully restored for all to see. Although attached to the owner's property it provides space, privacy and sec  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Nord / Meteren

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £106 / night

£328 - £496 / week

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from £106 / night

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