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Rural retreats (78600)

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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78,600 Vacation rentals

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Vacation home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
This villa has been designed for a perfect holiday. It enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views to the beautiful, azure Souda Bay. The villa has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. There is a very well equipped kitchen/dining room. The living room is comfortably fu  …see more

from $143 / night

$992 - $1798 / week

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from $143 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton  …see more

from $50 / night

$236 - $521 / week

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from $50 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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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

$416 / week

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from $60 / night

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Valle d'Aosta / Bard

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $60 / night

$302 - $378 / week

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from $60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Luxury villa with solar heated private pool located on the exclusive La Guardia Park offering spacious, level accommodation suitable for families, groups and those requiring wheelchair access.Furnished and equipped to the highest standard throughout the accommod  …see more

from $107 / night

$744 - $1997 / week

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from $107 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $141 / night

$906 - $1812 / week

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from $141 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Silloth Vacation apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the tidal salt marshes, The Grey House faces the sweeping scenery of the Scottish coast and is cradled in the breath-taking charm of Silloth Bay. The property is su  …see more

from $62 / night

$335 - $434 / week

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from $62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 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 $65 / night

$453 / week

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from $65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Castlemorton Vacation bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Turbles is a peaceful, rural retreat at the foot of the Malvern Hills, on the edge of Castlemorton Common in the Heart of England and comprises three modern, clean and comfortable bungalows and a small touring caravan site. A perfect location for just relaxing or fo  …see more

from $75 / night

$310 - $403 / week

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from $75 / night

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Cantal / Mauriac

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from $76 / night

$324 - $842 / week

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from $76 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 mi
  • Swimming pool
Nestled among ancient oak and chestnut trees at the end of a picturesque valley with a beautiful view of the Pyrennees, the morning birdsong or calls of owls and crickets in the evenings is all that disturbs the peace. The gite is part of what was once the wine '  …see more

from $81 / night

$472 - $608 / week

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from $81 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Northumberland National Park Vacation cottage rental

Northumberland / Northumberland National Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Brackenlea Cottage is a charming 200 year old stone cottage beautifully located in the peaceful and historic village of Harbottle within The Northumberland National Park. A wonderful hidden gem of a destination, it offers the perfect base for those wanting to truly expe  …see more

from $75 / night

$304 - $645 / week

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from $75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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 $118 / night

$608 - $841 / week

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from $118 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Holly cottage is a cosy and comfy cottage sited in the grounds of beautiful Nantyfelin and in the centre of the village of Criccieth. The cottage has just one ensuite double bedroom and a lounge/diner with a kitchen which has a gas cooker, washing machine,microwave an  …see more

from $87 / night

$366 - $478 / week

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from $87 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Bowness-on-Windermere Vacation apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
Angel Loft is a heavenly location, situated in the heart of Bowness, just a short stroll down into the village and the shores of Lake Windermere, with parking for one vehicle to the rear.Perfect Romantic location, excellently equipped .Luxury 1 bed roomed apartment i  …see more

from $137 / night

$602 - $1268 / week

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from $137 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Little Bavington Vacation cottage rental

Northumberland / Little Bavington

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
With wonderful country views, this charming stone cottage is set in 1.5 acres of secluded gardens & attached to the owner's house. It lies in the tiny hamlet of Little Bavington surrounded by beautiful countryside in a relatively undiscovered part of Northumber  …see more

from $69 / night

$434 - $496 / week

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from $69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Folowing several years of 'family only' use, the owners of 'Bliss' have once again made it available for lettings. Bliss, as the name suggests, enjoys one of the best spots at Rosecraddoc being set back from the driveway and with a south facing patio  …see more

from $62 / night

$211 - $695 / week

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from $62 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen Vacation cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops. It has its own  …see more

from $112 / night

$614 - $986 / week

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from $112 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Abriachan Vacation cottage rental

Inverness / Abriachan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
Mor Carraig is a traditional highland cottage, situated on an acre of grounds, with stunning views of Loch Ness and the mountains beyond. Dating back to the 1850's this cottage has been renovated and maintained to an exceptionally high standard making it the perfec  …see more

from $92 / night

$521 - $1488 / week

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from $92 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Netherway Farmhouse is a 17th century thatched cottage, one of 25 listed buildings in the conservation area of Okeford Fitzpaine, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages exhibiting rural charm and relaxed pace. Newly refurbished, the cottage is full of character  …see more

from $186 / night

$484 - $1278 / week

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from $186 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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

(1) Good 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Matignon

3 8 Min stay varies

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

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from $92 / night

$529 - $1607 / week

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from $92 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Breasclete

Isle of Lewis / Breasclete

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Eranca is a luxury one bedroomed cottage, that sits 50 yards from the waters edge, stunning views across Loch Roag to the Uig and Harris hills. You will find the famous historical Callanish standing stones just 2 miles away, and is an enjoyable walk from the cottage.  …see more

from $100 / night

$682 / week

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from $100 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from $124 / night

$620 - $1092 / week

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from $124 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Betws-y-Coed Vacation cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 mi
  • Private garden
Built in the mid 1800's, Llannerch has been converted to a snug open-plan haven for a single person or a couple. It offers warm and comfortable accommodation all year round in the attractive, sleepy village of Penmachno and makes a great base from which to explore  …see more

from $62 / night

$310 - $521 / week

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from $62 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Vacation townhouse in Zambrone

Province of Vibo Valentia / Zambrone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Bella Vista is a beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse nestling high on the hillside with BREATHTAKING VIEWS of Zambrone Beach, the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tropea and the iconic island of Stromboli. Zambrone village is an easy 20 minute stroll and here you can enjoy the weekly market a  …see more

from $70 / night

$346 - $540 / week

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from $70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata Vacation villa rental

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
Herakles 1. is a spacious two bedroom family Villa, sleeping 6 people, Free WiFi, Fully Air-Conditioned, set in a tranquil location in one of the most picturesque areas of Kefalonia, the traditional village of Metaxata. The Villa has a spectacular swimming pool (shared)  …see more

from $44 / night

$310 - $930 / week

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from $44 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John Vacation manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The rental price quoted is for the Coach House, which sleeps 10 guests. For larger parties, the Dairy Cottage, which is accessed through the garden of the main house, can also be rented and this increases capacity to up to 13 guests.This very special Grade II  …see more

from $186 / night

$1228 - $2356 / week

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from $186 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Winchcombe Vacation cottage accommodation

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“The Cottage” is a charming honey coloured stone cottage situated in Winchcombes most picturesque street which leads to the historic Sudeley Castle. The property has Gas central heating.Downstairs – The front door opens into the beautiful liv  …see more

from $80 / night

$496 - $1240 / week

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from $80 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sanary-sur-Mer Vacation home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
This airy 3 bedroom, traditional style French villa offers 5* meublé de tourisme accommodation for 6-8 people. Its large terraces offer the choice of sunny or shaded areas to be enjoyed when relaxing by the heated pool, enjoying an aperitif by the BBQ, dining al  …see more

from $201 / night

$1402 - $3505 / week

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from $201 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKLY AND SHORT STAYS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED ON A PRO  …see more

from $81 / night

$496 - $850 / week

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from $81 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puerto Princesa Vacation villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house abou  …see more

from $295 / night

$1900 - $2321 / week

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from $295 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation chalet rental

Pembroke / Freshwater East

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The property is built to a town house style and constructed in two storey terraces. They are all electric and have been designed to provide you with a comfortable holiday. Upstairs there is one double bedroom, one twin room with bunk beds and combined bathroom/toilet  …see more

from $56 / night

$546 / week

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from $56 / night

(30) Excellent 

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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 - $788 / week

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from $75 / 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 - $682 / week

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from $93 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
No.1 The Square is a deceptively spacious, three bedroomed, Grade II listed, Cotswolds holiday cottage, just three miles from the beautiful market town of Stow on the Wold, in the peaceful village of Upper Slaughter. The cottage provides self catering holiday accommodat  …see more

from $147 / night

$831 - $1476 / week

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from $147 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Skeabost Wood Cottage is a new eco-house designed by a renowned local architect. Set in 3 acres of unspoit woodland with its own stream, the cottage is the luxuriously appointed with every mod-con, only 5 miles from Isle of Skye's 'capital' Portree. 2 be  …see more

from $124 / night

$806 - $1116 / week

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from $124 / night

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Vinca Vacation home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Formerly part of the ancient château, this character stone property has been meticulously restored to the highest standard and now affords elegant, well equipped accommodation for up to 5 people. The open plan kitchen/sitting room is triple aspect and opens onto  …see more

from $93 / night

$619 - $738 / week

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from $93 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Westerham Vacation apartment rental

Sevenoaks District / Westerham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A newly built apartment within a large country house which is set in a six acre garden .Tatsfield village is In the heart of the picturesque Kent country side.Situated down a quiet bridle path10 mins from Biggin hill airport and Woldingham Station [Victoria 30 m  …see more

from $69 / night

$434 - $558 / week

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from $69 / night

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