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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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134 Holiday homes

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Province of Trento / Molveno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ski

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from £81 / night

£509 - £979 / week

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from £81 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Amazing!! Couldn't ask for better!” Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The supermarket has everyt  …see more

from £73 / night

£439 - £1086 / week

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from £73 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished. During the day there i  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £4650 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Valle d'Aosta / Gressoney-la-Trinité

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £170 / night

£1187 / week

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from £170 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Another great stay in Vallandry!” It was our second stay in Vallandry with PVR - and it was again an excellent vacation! The house is in a great condition and perfectly equipped. Even though it is not "ski in/ski out": the walking distance to the slop  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £2331 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Morillon

Grand Massif / Morillon

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” We stayed here with our three children 3, 8, 12 and had a great time! There is a run back from the Ski area that means you can ski back to the chalet. It had all utilities and was a home from home. We loved it  …see more

from £150 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close to al  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £580 / week

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from £80 / night

15

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Le Bleuet sleeps 8-10 and has a second living room/games room in the basement, including a full size ping-pong table and a private garage. Le Bleuet is situated next to the Chalets de Vallandry Park  …see more

from £138 / night

£963 - £2856 / week

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from £138 / 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 £39 / night

£212 - £229 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Le Cairn sleeps 12-14, was completely renovated in a traditional Savoyard style with fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances, fully tiled bathrooms and comfy beds and mattresses. The chalet is ski in/ski out and is in the centre of the largest linked ski resort  …see more

from £254 / night

£1776 - £5560 / week

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from £254 / night

14

Hautes-Pyrenees / Peyragudes

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £128 / night

£585 - £2026 / week

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from £128 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“lovely chalet next to the slopes” We stayed in this chalet in January 2015. The chalet is as described in the PVR website. It is very comfortable and ideal if you like a lounge/dining table to sit around exchanging stories after a day on the slopes. T  …see more

from £254 / night

£1776 - £4170 / week

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from £254 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Barcelonnette

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£407 - £695 / week

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from £68 / night

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Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £237 / night

£1653 / week

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from £237 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable chalet right next to the slopes” Two families enjoyed our stay in chalet Doggenstein. The chalet has a very homely feel with good living spaces, nice bathrooms and very comfortable beds. The chalet also scores highly on our Helpful  …see more

from £181 / night

£1267 - £4026 / week

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from £181 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful views, perfect location.” The chalet is perfectly located close to the ski lift and amenities and the views across the valley from the chalet are beautiful. The kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials and the owner has recently inst  …see more

from £103 / night

£721 - £2050 / week

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from £103 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

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 £176 / night

£1229 - £8051 / week

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from £176 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb High Quality Chalet With Excellent Friendly Service From PVR” The chalet is well located with a short (50 metre) up hill walk to a run which leads to two lifts. With good snow it is possible to ski back to the chalet door. It is perfectly locat  …see more

from £194 / night

£1352 - £4149 / week

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from £194 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Borovets

Sofia Region / Borovets

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Luxury 4 bedroom chalet with contemporary decor sleeping 9.Open log fire with free firewood.This chalet has free WiFi, a private Sauna, in a small gated development with Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and a great Bistro. Stunning mountain views from all floors and balconies  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1247 / week

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from £90 / 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 £38 / night

£238 - £760 / week

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from £38 / night

16

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary

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from £136 / night

£534 - £873 / week

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from £136 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Christmas Special - see our website for details - www.chaletheidi.eu Please note Winter prices are for HALF-BOARD Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suit  …see more

from £24 / night

£356 - £12017 / week

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from £24 / night

37

Canton of Vaud / Leysin

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £235 / night

£1250 - £2500 / week

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from £235 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.9 Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite6 Bathrooms - all completely renovated summer 20126 person saunaSpacious lounge area with 3 large sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (m  …see more

from £406 / night

£2839 - £8899 / week

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from £406 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Soldeu ski chalet rental

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 195 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic simple gem of a place, ideally located” Stayed here with a group of 8 and it was perfect for us. We were self catered, and there's a supermarket beneath the chalet/apartment. The supermarket is a bit pricey but fairly well stocked and fri  …see more

from £170 / night

£1437 - £5674 / week

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from £170 / night

(22) Very Good 

22

Boat of Garten ski caravan/mobile home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely holiday home in a good location” We had a really enjoyable time at number 67, Boat of Garten. The caravan was clean, very modern and well equipped. Perfect for a family. The twin bedroom would be more suitable for children. We were not told how  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Savoie / Aigueblanche

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£339 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski

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from £51 / night

£356 - £492 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Landry

Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

4 14 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Enjoy affordable luxury at our loft-style ski chalet in the heart of Paradiski (les Arcs + La Plagne). You'll love the chic alpine décor, stunning mountain views and quaint village setting. It's the perfect base for self-catered skiing, walking and cycling holidays, an  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1800 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

29

Ski chalet in La Molina

Alp / La Molina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Totally renovated this summer 2016 new floors in every room, large family bathroom built, ensuite fully re-tield, complete bedroom furniture and mattress in both double bedrooms, large water heater installed new table and chairs in the dinning room all finished to a hig  …see more

from £191 / night

£1356 - £1534 / week

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from £191 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Just Wonderful” This was a fabulous chalet with views to take your breath away. PVR could not have been more helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We arrived at 6.30 am and PVR were on hand to take our luggage up to th  …see more

from £203 / night

£1420 - £4789 / week

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from £203 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect, the chalet had everything that we needed / wanted” We were an extended family of 3 sixty year olds, 4 young adults and 2 children (6&8). One of very few chalets in Vallandry that genuinely had ski in and out this late in the season. We miss  …see more

from £224 / night

£1568 - £5250 / week

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from £224 / night

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Ambience sleeps 10-12 and is located directly on the piste!! There are 4 bedrooms, a mezzanine and a large open plan living and dining area with huge balcony leading off.  …see more

from £212 / night

£1484 - £5094 / week

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from £212 / night

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Number 4 sleeps 8 people and is situated in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park, nestled between 2 blue pistes and you can ski to the door! The chalet offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc and down the Isere Valley.  …see more

from £181 / night

£1267 - £4026 / week

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from £181 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £157 / night

£1098 / week

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from £157 / night

18

Haute-Garonne / Juzet-de-Luchon

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

(1) Average 

17

Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £43 / night

£289 - £568 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Newly built guest house/apartments located at the foot of the ski slopes where you can ski in and out from the house. Centrally located for restaurants, bars and shops.  …see more

from £98 / night

£683 / week

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from £98 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Family friendly, modern yet cosy chalet.5 twin/double rooms.3 Bathrooms (2 with Baths)Spacious lounge area with 3 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English with Dutch subtitles), DVD player and free Wi-Fi Inte  …see more

from £254 / night

£1776 - £5500 / week

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from £254 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

2 12 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully appointed self-catering ski chalet in a central but peaceful area of Filzmoos, we are within 150m of the supermarket and restaurants, and within a 5 minute walk of the Papageno gondola. The South facing apartments are spacious, comfortable and warm.  …see more

from £56 / night

£416 - £1632 / week

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from £56 / night