Rural getaways | vacation rentals in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79398)

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 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 $45 / night

$314 / week

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from $45 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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

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from $113 / night

$561 / week

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from $113 / night

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Buren Vacation apartment rental

Ameland / Buren

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Wir bieten Ihnen im Ferienpark "Amelander Paradijs" unsere komfortable und moderne Ferienwohnung an. Das Mitbringen und Halten von Haustieren ist in unserer Wohnung erlaubt und ist kostenlos! Unsere Komfort-Ferienwohnung ist für maximal 5 Personen ausgestattet. Au …see more

from $107 / night

$746 / week

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from $107 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home rental in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Glass House is located at the edge of Llangorse village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons a few fields away from Llangorse lake. The property has extensive views towards the mountains and is only a few minutes walk from two local pubs. Llangorse is a hub of outdo …see more

from $146 / night

$372 - $1984 / week

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from $146 / night

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Vacation home in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Sustjepan

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Vacation House Anamarija is situated in suburb of Dubrovnik, but it will take You just 15min by bus to the center and entrance to the Old City. The house is in front of the River Ombla which is the part of the Adriatic Sea. It is sorrounded by beautiful forest and l …see more

from $68 / night

$471 / week

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from $68 / night

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Vacation home in Anse Royale

Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
New nice apartment, fantastic sea view, Seychelles, Mahe Island, 300m beach, families with children welcome, quiet location surrounded by nature. The Healing Islands Chalet Losean (top floor) is located on the east coast of Mahé island, just 300 meters from the beach an …see more

from $96 / night

$667 / week

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from $96 / night

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Criccieth Vacation home rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ty Traeth ( meaning Beach House ) a Luxury Holiday Home, was built in 2016 replacing The Old Boatshed, in a prime position on the Esplanade in the historic town of Criccieth. Criccieth is on the Llyn Peninsula on the shores of Cardigan Bay. The town itself is overlooked …see more

from $195 / night

$819 - $1495 / week

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from $195 / night

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Vacation bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This modern, detached holiday bungalow is set on the shores of Loch Duich in the village of inverinate. With a garden leading directly onto the shore and magnificent views over the Loch to Mam Ratagan and the Glenshiel valley, Glensona provides an ideal location for a r …see more

from $64 / night

$442 - $972 / week

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from $64 / night

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Vacation home in Prades

Prades / Finestret

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Perfectly situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees and named after the river that flows through the village, Maison Lentilla is a charming 2-bedroomed house. Built in the established Catalan style it has been sympathetically refurbished. The recent renovation has been …see more

from $52 / night

$345 - $501 / week

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from $52 / 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

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from $98 / night

$520 - $780 / week

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from $98 / night

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Vacation apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
Beautiful beachfront apartments with uninterrupted spectacular sea views in Salema. A one bedroomed apartment on the first floor and a two bedroomed apartment on the top/second floor. The 2 bedroomed apartment offers a bright and airy open plan living area with kitche …see more

from $134 / night

$938 - $1138 / week

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from $134 / night

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Vacation apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The apartment sleeps up to 4 people, it has two large Bedrooms, one double bed and two single beds, one bathroom, large fully equipped kitchen and living space with stunning views from the living area and the large terrace over Broadhaven Bay. It is in the centre of Bel …see more

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from $113 / night

$505 - $673 / week

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from $113 / night

(62) Very Good 

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Brixham Vacation home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Ask about children
Seabird Cottage is a charming, traditional Fisherman's Cottage situated in the delightful fishing port of Brixham, our personal 'bolthole' escape. We love spending any free time here relaxing and 'getting away from it all' and wish to share this experience. The walks a …see more

from $59 / night

$416 - $910 / week

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from $59 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Pine Cottage is the perfect escape to the country; a real home from home. Set within a small cluster of 4 similar, attractive cottages in stunning surroundings with uninterupted countryside views from the front windows. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard Pin …see more

from $78 / night

$546 - $793 / week

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from $78 / night

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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 $57 / night

$393 - $617 / week

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from $57 / night

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Elounda Vacation villa rental

Lasithi Prefecture / Elounda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Villa Oleander is located just outside of the village of Pano (Upper) Pines. With four bedrooms two with ensuites and double beds two with two single beds each sharing a family bathroom and a separate toilet and laundry room. Fully air conditioned, the villa enjoys a ve …see more

from $140 / night

$975 - $2067 / week

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from $140 / night

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church …see more

from $195 / night

$663 - $1632 / week

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from $195 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay Vacation townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
A light and airy victorian town house with contemporary decor literally only 1-2 mins walk from a clean sandy beach and next to the south west coast path. Ideal for 2 families/large families ,4 couples or groups.With a large enclosed south facing terrace,great kitchen d …see more

from $169 / night

$897 - $2145 / week

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from $169 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cingoli Vacation villa rental

Province of Macerata / Cingoli

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Whether from the "Gin O'clock" secluded patio, the extensive alfresco dining terrace or the warm natural stone surround of the pool, this secluded property offers majestic views of rolling hills and hidden valleys. The villa benefits from all mod cons as well its own tr …see more

from $351 / night

$2035 / week

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from $351 / night

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Vacation home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This modern bright spacious house is found along a little driveway and sits in a large plot of land (3300sqm) with plenty of mature gardens and trees surrounding it. It has a large sunny south-west facing terrace, perfect for eating al-fresco and enjoying the views of t …see more

from $195 / night

$1040 - $1684 / week

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from $195 / night

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Vacation cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
The private beach with full sunny, sand .All cottage are made from natural material, with Ocean view. Each cottage is fully 48m2, Kingsize bed, private bathroom and big balcony It takes only 15 mintes from Cat ba pier by boat. There is no traffic, no noise, no ci …see more

from $75 / night

$525 / week

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from $75 / night

(71) Excellent 

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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 $293 / night

$1170 - $2210 / week

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from $293 / night

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Allevard ski studio to rent.

Isere / Allevard

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
STUDIO RECENT, meublé, indépendant d'environ 20 m2, 2 à 4 personnes (2 adultes + 2 enfants) (un clic-clac avec matelas de bonne qualité + 1 banquette lit). Situation calme et tranquille, avec vue imprenable sur les montagnes! Les premières stations de ski à 15 minutes …see more

from $40 / night

$169 - $225 / week

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from $40 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
**Count Down tp Summer** Devon is in full swing. The longer days have the birds singing like wannabe talent contestants and the hedgerows are over hanging our twisty lanes. Come and revel in the glorious sounds, bright colours and the tang of the sea. If you are lo …see more

from $65 / night

$715 - $910 / week

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from $65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Come and stay with us and allow yourself to escape from the everyday stresses and unwind in the tranquil environment of the Derbyshire Peak District. Brosterfield Farm is situated in a beautiful country setting, surrounded by fields and excellent walking from the door. …see more

from $146 / night

$715 - $1755 / week

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from $146 / night

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Vacation home in Corbere

Pyrenees-Orientales / Corbere

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Child friendly
Corbère is situated between the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and the magnificent mountains of the Pyrenees. It is close to the capital of the Pyrenees Orientales, Perpignan, and a short drive south to Spain. The village offers the best of all worlds, quiet v …see more

from $55 / night

$364 - $533 / week

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from $55 / night

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Vacation home with shared pool in Beziers

Herault / Beziers

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
MAISON DE 3 PIECES (40m2), 6 personnes, meublée, dans un village de vacances. La résidence est récente et sécurisée, au calme le long du canal du midi à 15 min de la mer (VALRAS) et 5min de Béziers (à une heure de l'Espagne). LOCATION agréable tout au long de l'année, …see more

from $68 / night

$281 - $1132 / week

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from $68 / night

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Vacation log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
SECLUDED LUXURY SELF CATERING LOG CABIN ON WORKING FARM • Beautiful American log home built from solid pine logs to a high quality finish and unusual hexagonal design. • Single cabin in a unique, secluded woodland setting, enjoying uninterrupted views across the S …see more

from $91 / night

$507 - $927 / week

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from $91 / night

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Modern 3 bed very comfortable home in quiet estate with many owner occupiers. Well equipped with all modern amenities. Wood burning stove. 10 mins walk from town centre with shops, bars and restaurants. Close to Lahinch beach and championship links golf courses. 5 mins …see more

from $113 / night

$225 - $729 / week

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from $113 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Swimming pool
Luxury villa with large enclosed private pool area, suitable for young children, with surrounding gardens in beautiful and quiet Monte Carvoeiro.The spacious Villa has in total 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms of which 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms are on the ground floor. Open pla …see more

from $163 / night

$1105 - $1944 / week

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from $163 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
The Wee Residence is a bijou little cottage style apartment for two situated on the 'quiet' side of Loch Ness.  With its attractive lounge complete with open fireplace, a modern kitchen/dining room, shower room and double bedroom it offers ideal and spacious accommoda …see more

from $78 / night

$390 - $494 / week

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from $78 / night

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Vacation villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Swimming pool
Book in confidence with us, we have been advertising on Holiday Lettings since 2005. We offer you this beautiful detached villa has been furbished to a high standard. This property includes brand new stylish and upmarket furniture. The villa and terrace is situated all …see more

from $105 / night

$735 - $1391 / week

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from $105 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Are you one or two families looking forward to spend some time together in Italy? Or you are travelling with a group of friends? Do you enjoy your privacy better than the racket of tourists’ crowds? Wouldn’t you like to have a place that is just for you, where to spend …see more

from $191 / night

$1334 - $2668 / week

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from $191 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
*** Awarded Quality in Tourism 4 Star Gold *** Detached Cotswold stone farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated above Woodmancote near Bishops Cleeve, the farmhouse enjoys incredible panoramic views across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards …see more

from $325 / night

$2079 - $2600 / week

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from $325 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Pine Marten is a Scandinavian style 3 bedroom lodge that sits directly on the River Tilt and offers spectacular views and genuine home quality and comfort. . We purchased the lodge as our family holiday home in 2013 and fully refurbished, decorated and furnished the …see more

from $104 / night

$650 - $1300 / week

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from $104 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Crathie

Aberdeenshire / Crathie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Faunoran Cottage is located in the village of Crathie just a few hundred yards from Balmoral Castle, in the heart of Royal Deeside – an area famed for its scenic grandeur and its wide range of holiday activities. The fully refurbished and very comfortable two-bedroom co …see more

from $117 / night

$715 - $975 / week

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from $117 / night

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Vacation cottage in Schull

County Cork / Schull

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Molly Cottage is situated at the foot of Mount Gabriel with amazing sea views from the garden looking out over Dunmanus Bay and the Mizen Peninsula. Ideal as a romantic getaway for couples or those with a small family. A great location for walks, cycles or justing rel …see more

from $79 / night

$359 - $533 / week

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from $79 / night

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Lodge rental in Dervaig

Isle of Mull / Dervaig

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cill Mhoire lodges has been a business for 15 years, however Tom and Jo only took over in March 2017. We live on site, next door to our lodges so we can give our guests a personal service. We take great pride in our lodges and prepare them personally for your arrival, a …see more

from $104 / night

$585 - $780 / week

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from $104 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Henley House is a 5 star rated, large, four bedroomed detached property ideal for 1 or 2 week holidays and weekend breaks throughout the year. It offers comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people. The property is particularly well positioned in a quiet cul-de sac i …see more

from $156 / night

$832 - $1755 / week

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from $156 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Vacation studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy the best view on the Côte Vermeille from the fabulous Studio Des Anges. Nestled into the hillside on the south side of the cove known as the Ansa de la Baleta, right across from the famous 'clocher' of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, the studio sleeps up to four, has free …see more

from $57 / night

$393 - $1004 / week

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from $57 / night

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