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After something a bit different for your next rural retreat?Take a break from the norm with our range of quirky holiday accommodation. We’ve got the lot: rustic shepherd huts, cute caravans, glorious converted chapels, unique cottages and more.



Whether you want to lose yourself deep in the countryside in a cosy log cabin, bed down in a peaceful poolside windmill or take in the sea views from one of our off-beat coastal lets, we can help make your escape to the country truly extraordinary.



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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £75 / night

£394 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc  …see more

from £127 / night

£824 - £1408 / week

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from £127 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £38 / night

£211 - £227 / week

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from £38 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Plazac

Plazac / Perigord Noir

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Very comfortable house in Plazac, medieval village near to touristic places in Perigord Noir, with private swimming-pool.  …see more

from £127 / night

£421 - £1681 / week

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from £127 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Aquitaine/Dordogne holiday manor house accommodation

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr  …see more

from £240 / night

£1513 - £2690 / week

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from £240 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £66 / night

£261 - £290 / week

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from £66 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £93 / night

£589 - £1093 / week

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from £93 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Monthou-sur-Cher holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake. situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th  …see more

from £364 / night

£606 - £2101 / week

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from £364 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Manche / Periers

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

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from £80 / night

£400 - £895 / week

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from £80 / night

19

Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cinquenoci Trullo is located in a panoramic and quiet area, not far from the town centre. Its name derives from “Cinquenoci” (literally “five walnut-trees”) district, an ancient place characterized by the presence of five huge walnut-trees, which bore the precio  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 - £1118 / week

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from £59 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut rental

Province of Trapani / San Vito lo Capo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house, perfect location” The house is nice - big and clean. Not perfect for small children with a lot of stairs but we managed to keep 3 kids alive so it's not that big of an issue. Definitely the best part is location - one entrance is from the  …see more

from £109 / night

£763 - £2543 / week

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from £109 / night

(8) Excellent 

19

Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £37 / night

£236 - £753 / week

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from £37 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

Dordogne / Paleyrac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £43 / night

£185 - £500 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £59 / night

£379 - £505 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Catania / Milo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £17 / night

£110 / week

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from £17 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Aisen Region / Puerto Rio Tranquilo

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £111 / night

£749 / week

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from £111 / night

(12) Excellent 

28

Cocentaina holiday log cabin rental

Province of Alicante / Cocentaina

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
PEACEFULLY LOCATED CABIN IN THE HILLS SURROUNDING THE WONDERFULLY HISTORIC TOWN OF COCENTAINA.THIS IS A SIX BERTH CABIN- 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND A BED SETTEE IN THE LOUNGE. THERE IS A SELF CONTAINED KITCHEN COMPLETE WITH ALL APPLIANCES. THE LOUNGE AND BEDROOMS ALL HAVE CE  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £441 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Putignano

Province of Bari / Putignano

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Availability of 5 beds Trulli completely renovated, located in a hilly fresh; surrounded by green olive trees and fruit, with a large green area of 10,000 sq. extending from the driveway up to surround the building, the area in front of the trulli equipped with two terr  …see more

from £55 / night

£269 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £127 / night

£522 - £580 / week

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from £127 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(23) Very Good 

20

Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, peaceful break.” Stayed here for a few nights in June. Cabin is in a a beautiful area, it's is clean & comfortable. the hot tub is perfect addition to complete a great place to get away to.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £989 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Average 

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Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£286 - £564 / week

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from £43 / night

19

Watermill rental in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Le Moulin de St Blaise is just a 15 minute stroll from the local village where you can drop into the local cafe/restaurant for a coffee on the pavement terrace or take a leisurely lunch. The quaint town of La Chartre sur le Loir is just a 5 minute drive away, with bars  …see more

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Kvistbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard as well as a good equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.Staying in the middle of Norways be  …see more

from £245 / night

£1240 / week

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from £245 / night

(7) Excellent 

37

Monopoli / Santa Lucia, Monopoli

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £85 / night

£353 - £710 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Calheta / Jardim do Mar

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £81 / night

£712 - £1128 / week

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from £81 / night

(7) Excellent 

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La Tzoumaz ski chalet rental

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic location,Fantastic Chalet” Chalet La Couronne,is a well laid out chalet for a large group with all the latest facilities,and to the highest quality. The private lift to the slopes mayseem at first a gimmick,but it is a very practical way of  …see more

from £175 / night

£1219 - £7984 / week

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from £175 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Caherdaniel holiday manor house rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A Jewel on the Ring of Kerry” We rented the entire property - the House, Cottage, Stables and Pier Cottage - for an Irish heritage (American) family reunion of more than 40 family members. The high quality of the accommodations, the incomparable beau  …see more

from £196 / night

£2017 - £3110 / week

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from £196 / night

(141) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise  …see more

from £241 / night

£1418 / week

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from £241 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Southern Italy with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful trullo with private swimming pool (5m x 10m) situated in Ostuni (Contrada Chiobbica, 8 kms from Ostuni city center), surrounded by 10.000 m2 of land (olive trees, almond trees, fig trees etc...). The trullo has 7 cones : 2 bedrooms (one bedroom with a double b  …see more

from £118 / night

£673 - £1345 / week

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from £118 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Spacious and comfortable holiday home or B&B with mini farm for children. Small river to swim and to play with private beach, nicer than a swimming pool. Sun and shade with a nice hammock to relax in a private setting in the countryside.  …see more

from £47 / night

£412 - £2353 / week

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from £47 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Gironde / Cerons

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £58 / night

£404 - £798 / week

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from £58 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1284 / week

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from £72 / night

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Lyngbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for single, couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard as well as a mini kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.Staying in the middle of Norways best  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 / week

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from £140 / night

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Abondance / Chatel

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £34 / night

£589 - £2353 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Himalayan North India

Ladakh / Leh

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
We are open for guest only between mid April to mid October.  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Malmbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard. A corner in the living room has a with well equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.Staying i  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski log cabin to rent in Venabygd

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Malmbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for single, couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard as well as a mini kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.Staying in the middle of Norways best  …see more

from £265 / night

£1330 - £1700 / week

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from £265 / night

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Tortosa holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Terres de l'Ebre / Tortosa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to a real taste of Spain...our Rural Retreat is the perfect place for families to visit where the fishing fanatics can visit the Ebro & the sunbathers can stay by the private pool. Our 4 acres provides welcoming and matured surroundings which caters for all.  …see more

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