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Rural retreats (77475)

Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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77,475 Vacation rentals

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Vacation studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ask about pets
The Pressing room is all one level: Lounge with beams and stone floors throughout, double bed ,dining area, kitchen, and shower room with toilet and basin. Gas fired central heating, wood burning stove and laundry service. Outside there is a patio with furniture, parki  …see more

from $87 / night

$290 - $609 / week

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from $87 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Freshly decorated for 2016, Escape cottage is picture postcard pretty. Minutes away from Llandudno's attractions yet tucked away so as to provide guests with their own little oasis. With new beds, kitchen & sofa's, styling is a beautiful mix of vintage fin  …see more

from $74 / night

$468 - $751 / week

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from $74 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Vacation lodge with golf nearby in Torbeg

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Child friendly
Modern property with hard wood flooring throughout. LPG Central Heating. Bottled Gas and Electricity for Cooking.3 Bedroom timber clad bungalow. Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area. Bedroom 1 double bed with en suite toilet, sink, power shower. Bedroom 2 d  …see more

from $93 / night

$738 - $1120 / week

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from $93 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A real hideaway, this delightful detached property is ideal for a romantic couple looking for a secluded spot in the Scottish Highlands with plenty of local amenities and activities as well as excellent access to the whole of Scotland by road. Providing very comfortab  …see more

from $83 / night

$492 - $609 / week

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from $83 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais Vacation cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 mi
  • Swimming pool
This property in stone and beamed 19th century is situated in a charming hamlet in Dordogne.Completely renovated in 2012, it has a large raised and flowered park of 3000m2 and a pool.Its three bedrooms with a cosy atmosphere and two bathrooms offer guests a char  …see more

from $64 / night

$637 - $1220 / week

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from $64 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hayton Vacation cottage rental

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The main living area of the cottage is  …see more

from $58 / night

$283 - $419 / week

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from $58 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with shared pool in Almoradi

Province of Alicante / Almoradi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Swimming pool
Please Note there is a extra 35 euro charge for cleaning payable locally to the key holder Beautiful apartment in the typical Spanish town of Almoradi which has a large Saturday market , located on the edge of the town with views of the mountains from the communal r  …see more

from $19 / night

$130 - $164 / week

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from $19 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Pet friendly
Weekend retreats, romantic getaways, summer fun and sole adventures with your pooch is why guests love The Nest. Gaze out to sea under your plump duvet, stroll along the beach at sunset. Wrap up, recline in a deck chair and star gaze with a steaming cup of cocoa. A tr  …see more

from $99 / night

$591 - $1107 / week

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from $99 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Corfe Castle Vacation cottage rental

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
Wissett Cottage is the quintessential, traditional Dorset stone cottage. Steeped in period character such as exposed stonework, ancient timbers and a partly thatched roof, this 300 year old cottage provides a cosy and welcoming 'home away from home' that combi  …see more

from $191 / night

$480 - $1218 / week

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from $191 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
East View Cottage is handily located on the edge of the beautiful Peak District village of Eyam, just a short walk from local amenities yet on the footpath that takes you through farmland and unspoilt bluebell woods up onto the Gritstone edge for stunning views, specta  …see more

from $63 / night

$351 - $861 / week

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from $63 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Situated on the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea, with views directly over the harbour and marshes, The Old Whelk House holiday cottage is a traditional 'upside down' seaside cottage. The living accommodation is upstairs and the bedroom downstairs. The house has o  …see more

from $53 / night

$369 - $609 / week

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from $53 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Auxi-le-Chateau Vacation gite rental

Pas-de-Calais / Auxi-le-Chateau

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Child friendly
La Petite Paquerette underwent a complete renovation and refurbishment in July 2016. The gite has an open plan living area to the ground floor and benefits from a lovely wood burner for those chilly nights or winter evenings. There is a modern shower room to the ground  …see more

from $74 / night

$351 - $462 / week

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from $74 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
The magnificent view is the thing you will take away with you from this traditional village house with many original features. Maison Belle View is a 4 bedroom house, located at the top of the village, children can play outside safely as this is a car free area. We ar  …see more

from $69 / night

$456 - $677 / week

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from $69 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This former stables sits almost directly on the beach in Allonby on the Cumbria Coast (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Sister cottage to newly converted Porthole Cottage . Five star reviews for both cottages take a look at what our guests have said on Tripadviso  …see more

from $98 / night

$486 - $794 / week

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from $98 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from $194 / night

$615 - $898 / week

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from $194 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Bognor Regis Vacation cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
St Judes Cottage is peacefully located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private road. The rear of the property overlooks a bowling green, and there is a small courtyard garden to enjoy the summer sun. St Judes cottage is ideal for couples and families. Its location make  …see more

from $52 / night

$400 - $732 / week

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from $52 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
NOW WITH WIFIBeautiful Luxury Lodge located in the Heart of Big Tree Country PerthshireLarge enough for Families with children or grandchildren, 3 large bedrooms all with En-Suite facilities, large living, dinning, kitchen area all open plan with vaulted cei  …see more

from $167 / night

$677 - $1169 / week

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from $167 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Moorings is a large stylish, comfortable holiday cottage offering self catering accommodation for up to 12 people in 6 double bedrooms (3 double and 3 twin rooms) in the heart of Whitby, North Yorkshire. It's a spacious Georgian townhouse which has been newly r  …see more

from $274 / night

$1101 - $2331 / week

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from $274 / night

(81) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Well

North Yorkshire / Well

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
A Warm welcome awaits you at this lovely stone built barn conversion. Beautifully arranged to provide cosy accommodation for two people.The single storey cottage, features an open plan living area with modern kitchen, boasting original exposed beamed ceilings.Ev  …see more

from $56 / night

$369 / week

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from $56 / night

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Tirol / Obernberg am Brenner

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from $85 / night

$594 / week

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from $85 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from $56 / night

$400 - $585 / week

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from $56 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Maidstone

Kent / Maidstone

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 46 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This one-bedroom holiday home is ideally placed in the middle of a strawberry farm within the picture-perfect village of West Peckham, with it's Saxon church, village green and pub, The Swan On The Green serving delicious, freshly-prepared food, excellent wines and  …see more

from $53 / night

$369 - $628 / week

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from $53 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Donington Den is situated in the historic market town of Melbourne with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, an amazing range of independent shops and fabulous architectural houses including thatched cottages. Walking distance to the historic Melbourne Hall  …see more

from $64 / night

$413 - $702 / week

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from $64 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from $111 / night

$800 - $984 / week

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from $111 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Polzeath Vacation home rental

Polzeath / Roserrow

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
A beautiful house in a great location. Just minutes from Polzeath. The Haven offers unique accommodation and provides everything you will need. Each of the large bedrooms (including one on the ground floor) has its own bathroom. The spacious living area means that you  …see more

from $185 / night

$1323 - $2522 / week

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from $185 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay Vacation apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Layout consists in large fully functional kitchen/living/dining open plan front room. 2 bedrooms in back (master room with en-suite shower), 2nd bathroom. Large front balcony overlooking the sea. A/C throughout, served with lift. Conveniently located close to al  …see more

from $54 / night

$319 - $584 / week

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from $54 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Blockley

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Red Lion Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed property and one of the most perfectly located cottages in the Cotswolds, situated on a quiet lane overlooking the surrounding countryside. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is in the heart of historic Blockley &n  …see more

from $122 / night

$800 - $1095 / week

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from $122 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in La Cellette

Creuse / La Cellette

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
Charming renovated cottage sleeping up to 7 + cot. Fully equipped with all modern appliances inc UK freeview TV, French TV and free wifi. Above ground 5 metre pool. Very quiet location but within easy reach of Shops, golf course, fishing lakes and reservoirs, lakes w  …see more

from $74 / night

$492 - $646 / week

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from $74 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The cottage has 3 spacious bedrooms with beautiful views and a modern bathroom (complete with over bath shower) upstairs.Downstairs, the kitchen has been recently opened up giving a practical and warm kitchen/diner. Also there is a large lounge with 2 separate s  …see more

from $62 / night

$431 - $763 / week

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from $62 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bodiam

East Sussex / Bodiam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
PLEASE NOTE IF THIS PROPERTY IS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE DATES YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, WE WILL (SUBJECT TO AVAILIBILITY) BE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE YOU IN ONE OF OUR 2 BEDROOM PROPERTIES GIVING YOU AN UNDER OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT FOR ONLY 2 GUESTS Please contact us for further details a  …see more

from $62 / night

$339 - $775 / week

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from $62 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Child friendly
New Abbey village is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart o  …see more

from $73 / night

$431 - $549 / week

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from $73 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Timberscombe Vacation cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Timberscombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Yew Tree Cottage. Offering a wealth of old world charm, Yew Tree Cottage in the Exmoor National Park is only 3 miles from the medieval village of Dunster, with its castle, yarn market shops and restaurants. Only 5 miles away is the seaside resort of Minehead  …see more

from $80 / night

$339 - $609 / week

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from $80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Assos

Cephalonia / Assos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
Blue Note House is a 19th century fully furnished and renovated home with private pool. It has 4 rooms (sleeps 8) 4 bathrooms, a private pool, sea, mountain and castle hill views. It is located 100m from Assos beach & restaurants. The Eco-friendly architecture of th  …see more

from $237 / night

$1098 - $3414 / week

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from $237 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Vacation home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle  …see more

from $79 / night

$552 - $886 / week

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from $79 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Petersfield Vacation cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Wrens Cottage combines the best of both worlds, immaculate yet homely accommodation in a fabulous rural location with easy access to all this lovely part of England has to offer. Our local village of South Harting (1 mile) has an excellent shop, The White Hart pub and  …see more

from $74 / night

$400 - $609 / week

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from $74 / night

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Vacation apartment in All Saints

All Saints / Buckleys Heights

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
The Buckleys Country Club has its own distinctive flavour that will exceed your expectations and transform your moments on the island into everlasting memories. Land, water, wind and sun in perfect harmony as nature intended will greet you daily. Indulge yourself and d  …see more

from $68 / night

$431 - $603 / week

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from $68 / night

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Nicotera / Marina Nicotera

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from $64 / night

$372 / week

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from $64 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Mortain

Manche / Mortain

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Enjoy a self-catering holiday in rural Normandy, in our stone built, south facing, detached cottage. Sleeps up to five people plus a baby in a cot. The cottage has two upstairs bedrooms, one a with a double bed and the other with a double and single bed. On the ground  …see more

from $74 / night

$345 - $554 / week

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from $74 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ski

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from $107 / night

$722 - $1146 / week

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from $107 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Exo Gonia

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic restored detached villa in the village of Exogonia, with a private plunge pool, sun terraces and fantastic sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi. The villa has 2 double bedrooms, both en suite. The property sleeps 6 (with  …see more

from $266 / night

$1379 - $2598 / week

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from $266 / night