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Rural retreats (77690)

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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Penthouse rental in Roche Caiman with shared pool

Eden Island / Roche Caiman

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean  …see more

from $155 / night

$1054 / week

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from $155 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
In the heart of Trimiklini village stands the legendary Hunter's House, the oldest stone built house in the village with a history of more than 200 years. An inherited traditional family house, has been recently restored by the owners with love, keeping its unique  …see more

from $53 / night

$371 / week

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from $53 / 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 $80 / night

$556 - $893 / week

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from $80 / night

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Vacation cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
*** THERE IS NO BOOKING FEE ON THIS PROPERTY *** Lavender Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed three-storey cottage built from traditional Cotswold stone. It was originally built in the late 17th Century and has been lovingly restored, whilst retaining many original  …see more

from $118 / night

$899 - $1240 / week

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from $118 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
In the heart of the Georgian town of Whitehaven, overlooking the marina, this modern two bedroom luxury apartment affords stunning panoramic sea views. Watch as the boats come and go, and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the large balcony which stretches the entire length o  …see more

from $87 / night

$472 - $720 / week

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from $87 / night

(22) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from $120 / night

$800 - $1311 / week

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from $120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
Villa Helia sits on top of a small hill just above the sea side village resort of Almyrida and it's beautiful beach and clear waters. Its fantastic ,peaceful and private location gives panoramic views across olive slopes to the sea , the beautiful wide blue bay of  …see more

from $31 / night

$217 - $1228 / week

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from $31 / 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 $101 / night

$701 - $1327 / week

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from $101 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ban Tai

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful villa, newly completed is a perfect place for a Koh Samui getaway.The villa is finished to a luxury standard with a contemporary hotel type feel and it is set in a private tropical garden with large, fresh water pool.The villa was design  …see more

from $168 / night

$1147 / week

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from $168 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal  …see more

from $112 / night

$614 - $695 / week

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from $112 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Please note that the nightly rate shown is for the first two nights only. Each additional night is just £32. Please ask for a quote if your stay is between 3 nights and 6 nights as TripAdvisor systems don't cope well with our pricing policy. Riverview is a g  …see more

from $93 / night

$354 - $519 / week

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from $93 / 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

$744 - $1129 / week

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from $93 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Located 1.5 miles from the stunning Moray Firth coast with its shingle beaches and a golf course offering spectacular views out to sea. A quiet and peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive to Fochabers which has a good range of pubs and shops. The larger towns of El  …see more

from $75 / night

$372 - $682 / week

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from $75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
9 Sandpiper is a new luxury beachfront property situated at the front of a small development on beautiful Porth Beach, Cornwall, offering breathtaking uninterrupted views of the beach and coastline beyond. The accomodation is set over 2 levels with the living area on th  …see more

from $149 / night

$1488 - $2356 / week

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from $149 / night

(22) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Carn Mhor Lodge is a newly built, detached property located at the High Burnside development in Aviemore. Set back in a secluded location with forest walks to the rear of the house, the property boasts fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains from the upstairs and dow  …see more

from $286 / night

$1679 - $3650 / week

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from $286 / night

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Luberon / Bonnieux

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from $59 / night

$409 - $705 / week

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from $59 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pl  …see more

from $118 / night

$490 - $788 / week

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from $118 / 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 $112 / night

$806 - $992 / week

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from $112 / night

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Vacation apartment in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Holiday Apartment Sleeps 2/4 people In two acres of garden with views, peacefull wildlife garden with private terrace, BBQ and TV / DVD. Only 5 minutes walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Ashfield House is situated in rural Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale in the  …see more

from $39 / night

$273 - $490 / week

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from $39 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart Vacation apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
This is an attractive second floor apartment, and is thirty metres from the sea with uninterrupted panoramic views of the surrounding coastline. It has been well furnished with two double bedrooms (one with ensuite), large kitchen / dining / living area and a bathroom.  …see more

from $93 / night

$521 - $744 / week

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from $93 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Rowan cottage is situated in the quaint seaside village of Rosemarkie less than a 2 minute walk from a long sandy beach. Chanonry Point, at the far end of the beach, is a well known spot for dolphin watching.The property has been fitted to a high standard with many  …see more

from $93 / night

$434 - $720 / week

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from $93 / night

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Province of Trento / Passo del Tonale

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $53 / night

$371 - $839 / week

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from $53 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
NEWLY LISTED 14TH JULY 2014 Welcome to Haven Cottage, an idyllic two bedroom holiday cottage located in the quaint village of Snainton, just a few miles from the popular seaside resort of Scarborough. If you're looking for a holiday or short break in Scarborough  …see more

from $58 / night

$329 - $676 / week

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from $58 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo Vacation home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 mi
  • Swimming pool
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres. Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c  …see more

from $206 / night

$1441 / week

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from $206 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury Swiss Chalet in the pictureque resort of Grndelwald. The property was built in 2007 to a luxurious standard and has lots of space to accommodate 8 adults very comfortably across 4 large double bedrooms with fantastic mountain and glacier views. The Chalet is set  …see more

from $478 / night

$3472 / week

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from $478 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A beautifully appointed studio apartment leading to a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for individuals, groups and families. <  …see more

from $31 / night

$186 - $620 / week

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from $31 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Nailsworth Vacation barn rental

Cotswolds / Nailsworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Recently converted single storey farm building located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working cattle farm in the Cotswolds. Beautifully renovated to a high standard with eco-friendly air source underfloor heating and woodburner. Large comfortable open pl  …see more

from $93 / night

$484 - $806 / week

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from $93 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Timberland

Lincolnshire / Timberland

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 64 mi
  • Private garden
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm. Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mo  …see more

from $120 / night

$310 - $434 / week

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from $120 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
FREE WIFI. Villa Olano is a luxury two bedroomed villa situated a short stroll from Playa Blanca Centre. It is situated in a quiet residential area but close enough to all the amenities.Villa Olano is the perfect villa to enjoy a luxury relaxing holiday. It is furnis  …see more

from $124 / night

$862 - $986 / week

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from $124 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Les Bossons ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Bossons

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Relax in our beautifully converted apartment with stunning views of Mont Blanc and Les Bossons Glacier. It is perfectly located for exploring all the Chamonix Valley has to offer, all year round. At 60m2, the apartment feels exceptionally spacious. The open plan  …see more

from $128 / night

$583 - $1166 / week

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from $128 / night

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Vacation bungalow in Brinlack

County Donegal / Brinlack

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Gweedore cottage is situated in village of brinalack with stunning sea views.This cottage sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms 1 ensuit .Ground floor bathroom and open plan kitchen liveing area with turf burning stove and oill centerail heating.This cottage has been newly reno  …see more

from $112 / night

$372 - $620 / week

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from $112 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Just 5 minutes walk to the blue flag beach and 3 minutes walk to the wonderful High Street and the famous Poppy Line Railway, Kit's Beck is available for both weekly and short break hire throughout the year. Built in 1895 as a Fisherman's Cottage, Kit's B  …see more

from $123 / night

$496 - $986 / week

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from $123 / night

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
If you're looking for a tranquil spot within easy reach of beautiful beaches, and plenty of tourist attractions and activities, then this is the place for you. Recently renovated, the Court is perfect for couples of all ages. It provides spacious, kitchen, dining  …see more

from $75 / night

$372 - $769 / week

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from $75 / night

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Ardeche / Boucieu-le-Roi

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $75 / night

$403 - $520 / week

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from $75 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Amantea Vacation apartment rental

Province of Cosenza / Amantea

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Luxury air-conditioned one-bed spacious apartment sleeps 2/4 with balcony sea view and only 50 metres from the beach. Fully fitted bedroom with king-size bed, large wardrobes, chest-of-drawers and bedside tables. Bathroom has a powerful shower with bidet, WC and  …see more

from $45 / night

$310 - $666 / week

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from $45 / night

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Our spacious holiday cottage has everything and more for a fantastic holiday. From the extra touches such as underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom to the complimentary bikes, golf clubs and sledges available our house will provide a comfortable holiday home. Fr  …see more

from $106 / night

$651 - $1860 / week

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from $106 / night

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Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry ski home to rent.

Basque Country / Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
- Located in the town of Saint Etienne de Baigorry, Atlantic Pyreneans- Area : 165 sq m.- Gîte in a XVIIIth century mansion comprising another accommodation- Ground floor : utility room (washing machine+ tumble drier), kitchen area (dishwasher+microwav  …see more

from $61 / night

$424 - $721 / week

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from $61 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Roe Barn is a stunning detached barn conversion providing first class holiday accommodation with a large secure garden in a beautiful location. Set in 6 acres of outstanding Dorset countryside there is lots of space for couples, families and dogs to explore and the dra  …see more

from $116 / night

$514 - $1400 / week

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from $116 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Porto de Mos with swimming pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
Studio for up to 3 (pax), fully equipped with excellent balcony.The Studio is located in a quiet area with excellent garden, access to court-tennis, soccer field 5, playground, ping-pong and gym access.I have the baby nursery.Access to the beach of Porto de  …see more

from $32 / night

$212 - $636 / week

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from $32 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from $64 / night

$382 - $477 / week

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from $64 / night