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Rural retreats (78887)

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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Vacation apartment in Rovinj

Rovinj / Rovinj Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated in the Rovinj town center. In the round circle of 50-100 m there are shops, grocery, backery, bus and taxi station. The distance from the seaside is 100 m. The nearest beach is about 600 m distant. The apartment was reconstructed a couple of mo …see more

from $60 / night

$415 / week

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from $60 / night

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Vacation cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Torrin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
We welcome you to Bluebell Cottage which is a spacious bespoke timber cottage suitable for 2 people. Situated in the small township of Torrin, it affords the discerning visitor complete peace and quiet, set in spectacular surroundings. You enter into a spacious open p …see more

from $77 / night

$512 - $704 / week

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from $77 / night

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Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $92 / night

$641 / week

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from $92 / night

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Vacation apartment in Jaffa

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
A truly unique experience! To live in an authentic Jaffa apartment, which was carefully renovated, from bottom to top. The original beautiful elements such as high ceilings and the floors' ornamented tiles, were carefully preserved, while, for the comfortableness of t …see more

from $151 / night

$800 - $1311 / week

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from $151 / night

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Bungalow rental in Gulval with shared pool

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Quality Holiday Let in West Cornwall 30 Park Bungalow is a lovely bungalow in a quiet park built in the grounds of Kenegie Tudor Manor. A fantastic location from which to explore all the beauty of the Cornish Riveria. Set 300ft above sea level the approach to t …see more

from $38 / night

$256 - $736 / week

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from $38 / night

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Vacation home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
a three storey townhouse located on a quiet street with parking a few minutes walk from the centre of town. The house is an old village house that has been reformed and modernised. On the ground floor is a living room-dining room with wood burning stove, and an open pla …see more

from $44 / night

$302 / week

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from $44 / night

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Vacation home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Child friendly
Family friendly home located in a very secure location-set well away from the road on a hillside with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. 3km from the town of Carnew, 2km from Coolatin Golf club, 4km from Tomnafinnoge Oak Wood, 5km from the picturesque villag …see more

from $108 / night

$538 / week

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from $108 / night

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Vacation cottage in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
If you're seeking a stylish interior design, contemporary kitchen and bathroom, relaxed home from home feel and a central Beaumaris location, then visit Hafan. Translated from Welsh, Hafan means 'haven' and that's exactly what you'll find when you visit our delightfu …see more

from $148 / night

$736 - $1146 / week

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from $148 / night

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Vacation cottage in Llanddona

Anglesey / Llanddona

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Ty Adeiladwr Cwch (the Boat Builder's house) is a perfect blend of a traditional 200 year old Welsh cottage with a brand new spacious extension. It is located in Llanddona, a quiet village with traditional local pub on the headland of Red Wharf Bay only a few miles fro …see more

from $128 / night

$692 - $2484 / week

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from $128 / night

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Vacation villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
''Sunny Days" Villa is the perfect place to wake each day. Open the doors from your master bedroom, step out on to the pool deck and breathe in the fresh scent of orange blossom.This four bedroom, three bathroom, luxury villa which sleeps eight people is very much a ho …see more

from $128 / night

$896 - $1159 / week

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from $128 / night

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Vacation barn in Thurstonland

West Yorkshire / Thurstonland

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Barn at Clough Wood sits across the yard from the owners grade II listed farmhouse, with beautiful tree top views over the woodland to the surrounding countryside. A very peaceful & private property with log burning stove, solid oak floors & luxurious bathroom. The …see more

from $113 / night

$638 / week

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from $113 / night

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Vacation cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Beautiful self catering holiday cottage location in the glorious countryside near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The cottage, which sleeps up to four, features a spacious bedroom with a large linked king size double bed - which can also be separated into two single beds. Furth …see more

from $77 / night

$538 - $717 / week

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from $77 / night

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Vacation home in Mulranny

County Mayo / Mulranny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Idyllic Coastal Holiday Home in Ireland Enjoy a stay in this homely house and the large variety of attractions its stunning location has to offer. Situated in a peaceful little complex this modest self catering house boasts a central front row position enjoying uninterr …see more

from $96 / night

$410 - $768 / week

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from $96 / night

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Vacation cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Rural, peaceful with fantastic views in Herefordshire countryside, ideal for walks straight from the front door. Catering can be provided in this warm, family friendly accommodation. The property for rent is made up of 2 cottages that are joined together by inter …see more

from $17 / night

$1984 - $5696 / week

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from $17 / night

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
Waterloo House is a luxurious highland lodge nestled on the hillside within Baddidarrach, overlooking the small fishing village of Lochinver. The lodge boasts stunning panoramic views which include, the 5 peaks of Assynt mountain range (Ben More Assynt, Canisp, Conival, …see more

from $160 / night

$960 - $5248 / week

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from $160 / night

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Vacation home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe …see more

from $288 / night

$1152 - $2176 / week

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from $288 / night

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Vacation cottage in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
The Old House, built in the mid 1600's has recently been renovated (June 2013) to a high standard. It comprises 2 bedrooms, both en-suite, Lounge, kitchen/breakfast room and private garden. It's modern features incorporating a sense of the age. Beams can be found in all …see more

from $167 / night

$768 - $1064 / week

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from $167 / night

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Robertswood is the ideal destination for the larger groups, whether it's for a family reunion, a walking holiday or just a group of friends meeting up to share some time together. Robertswood boasts the fact that all our bedrooms are en-suite with baths and showers. The …see more

from $640 / night

$4480 / week

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from $640 / night

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Vacation villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chalet located in an exclusive residential area, very quiet and ideal for families. The house is bright, modern, welcoming, and spacious 150 m2 on one level, on a plot of 400 m2.There are three bedrooms, 2 master rooms with king bed, and a spacious bathroom included, a …see more

from $138 / night

$964 - $1486 / week

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from $138 / night

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Vacation apartment with shared pool in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Swimming pool
Apartment Alessandra offers everything for a relaxing holiday. It is situated on a small development and is within a 5 minute walk of the lake side and all the amenities Lenno has to offer. Take the stairs to the first floor to enter the apartment along a side balcony …see more

from $71 / night

$480 - $704 / week

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from $71 / night

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Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Situated in a peaceful, private and very picturesque rural valley this is the perfect get away from it all cottage, in an elevated position with fabulous views and set in the grounds of the owners' property. We've been described as "a priceless gem on the Welsh border'" …see more

from $96 / night

$538 - $666 / week

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from $96 / night

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West Meon Vacation cottage rental

Hampshire / West Meon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Voted No.1 Cool Cottage by The Guardian, awarded the top rated 5 Star Gold and a further award for recognition of Service Excellent each year "The Stables" offers a tranquil and peaceful retreat. These elegantly refurbished stables have been designed to maximise on th …see more

from $119 / night

$832 / week

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from $119 / night

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Criccieth Vacation cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
Hebog Bach is a luxurious renovated 5 star graded 18th Century cottage set on a private 2000 acre leafy estate on the edge of Snowdona. This charming cottage has been designed and furnished by the Williams-Ellis family (Portmeirion), whose attention to detail and carefu …see more

from $64 / night

$448 - $1402 / week

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from $64 / night

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This is a light and airy home. Furnished for comfort providing just about everything you want for a restful stay. Paintings and photos are by local artists Guests comment on the high standards of comfort and cleanliness. 2 minutes walk to promenade and pebble beach. …see more

from $109 / night

$704 - $890 / week

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from $109 / night

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Vacation apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
St Loe is a luxury, two bedroomed apartment, set right on the picturesque western shore of Lake Garda , within the small village of Gargnano, in “Parco Alto Garda Bresciano”, Northern Italy. Although a part of the ancient , stone village of Gagnano the interior of the …see more

from $96 / night

$628 - $986 / week

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from $96 / night

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Cottage rental in Kinloch Rannoch

Perth and Kinross / Kinloch Rannoch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The cottage is traditional but fully refurbished and recently extended, located on the South side of Loch Rannoch, in rural Perthshire - an idillic holiday location. The cottage sleeps up to six people, offering high quality and very comfortable self-catering accommoda …see more

from $167 / night

$762 - $1024 / week

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from $167 / night

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Vacation home in Hay-on-Wye

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Old New Inn (13 Bear Street ) is a renovated townhouse located in a pretty street in the centre of the beautiful town of Hay-on -Wye. On the top floor are two bedrooms with two double beds. The middle floor has a large sitting-room ( where the zed bed can be used ) …see more

from $154 / night

$832 - $1024 / week

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from $154 / night

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Home rental in Carlingford with shared pool

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Built in 1800, the Anchorage stands on .25 of an acre with its own private gardens and has been recently renovated to a luxurious standard. Ideal for families or groups of up to 8 people seeking a relaxing holiday in a private and enclosed space. This detached pr …see more

from $192 / night

$1280 / week

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from $192 / night

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Taormina Vacation apartment accommodation

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 mi
  • Child friendly
"Borgo Borghese" guest house is located in Sant 'Alessio Siculo in the beautiful Val d' Agro just 10 km from Taormina. We are in the countryside at 600 m from the sea. Inside the property there are two buildings, one is the main house where the owners live and in the ot …see more

from $58 / night

$404 - $861 / week

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from $58 / night

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Mevagissey Vacation cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Harbour village with sea and coastal views Traditional but refurbished Coastguard cottage overlooking the harbour with PARKING alongside. Parking this close to the harbour on the "sunny side" is a rare and real benefit in Mevagissey. WiFi (BT Infinity high speed inte …see more

from $76 / night

$532 - $1184 / week

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from $76 / night

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Vacation lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Eden lodge is a beautiful rural retreat with a picturesque garden, extensive countryside views and private sunken hot tub, ideal for those looking for a peaceful get away or romantic break (the lodge currently enjoys a 4 star platinum rating from Bluechip holidays) < …see more

from $127 / night

$762 - $1146 / week

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from $127 / night

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Cottage rental in Burntisland with golf nearby

Fife / Burntisland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A beautiful location over looking the Firth of Forth and Burntisland beach. Seaside Cottage has been completely refurbished for the 2016 season. The Cottage is ideally located in the small seaside town of Burntisland with it's long history as a summer holiday destinat …see more

from $81 / night

$639 - $794 / week

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from $81 / night

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Isle of Portland Vacation home rental

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Pebbles view is a Victorian Portland stone built mid terrace cottage in the village of Fortuneswell Portland offering stunning panoramic sea views of the Jurassic coasts Chesil beach from all floors The newly refurbished cottage arranged over three floors comprises …see more

from $96 / night

$640 - $768 / week

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from $96 / night

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Vacation home in Boulbon

Bouches-du-Rhone / Boulbon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 62 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Located in the Provencal village of Boulbon, La Maison du Puits is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants. It is also conveniently located to visit Provencal attractions such as Arles, Avignon, Nimes, the Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Saint Reme d …see more

from $109 / night

$656 - $926 / week

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from $109 / night

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Vacation home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our fabulous home in the heart of the Home of Golf, St Andrews. Situated on a cobbled lane that runs off one of St Andrews main roads, South Street, One Rose Lane is very close to everything this unique town has to offer. About the House One Rose L …see more

from $160 / night

$896 - $2560 / week

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from $160 / night

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Vacation home in Courtmacsherry

County Cork / Courtmacsherry

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Treehouse is located in the pretty coastal village of Courtmacsherry, only 45 mins from Cork City. It has a private garden & deck enjoying a Southerly aspect.Beaches are 10 mins walk from the house.It's a beautiful area for exploring & has plenty of activities local …see more

from $124 / night

$753 / week

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Vacation villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 8. 4 bedroom villa set in tranquility on the prestigious Campo De Golf resort Fuerteventura. 10 minutes walk to the local beach,shops,bars and supermarkets. 15 minutes walk to resort center of Caleta de Fuste. Relax and unwind in this lavishly decorated villa …see more

from $154 / night

$1076 - $1595 / week

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from $154 / night

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Vacation apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer / Villefranche Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Right in the main square on the sea front in Villefranche-sur-mer, our apartment is modern and well equipped including a Nespresso Coffee machine. There is a dining table for up to 4 people, a comfortable sofa that can convert to a bed and a flat screen TV to play DVD' …see more

from $90 / night

$634 - $736 / week

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from $90 / night

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
The house is a traditional Victorian property with original features and modern home comforts. With, light and airy rooms, the layout of the property is: Ground Floor - Lounge / Dining Room and Kitchen - access to rear private garden. Downstairs loo. First Floor …see more

from $119 / night

$832 - $1152 / week

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from $119 / night

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Vacation lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
Peacefully set on the banks of the River Lark, this dog friendly detached Scandinavian style lodge lies in a quiet marina teaming with fish and natural wildlife. River Lark Lodge boasts unrivalled views on the Marina with views of the Lake and fen as well as …see more

from $122 / night

$628 - $868 / week

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from $122 / night

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