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Rural short trips (17049)

Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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17,049 Vacation rentals

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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

(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

(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

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $75 / night

$366 - $483 / week

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from $75 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Private garden
Visit our website and see the fantastic location and video of this lodge!This lodge has been lovingly created to compliment the magnificent location it occupies.The interior finishes are to the highest standards.Absolutely unique and exclusive location.  …see more

from $186 / night

$738 - $1172 / week

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from $186 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans Vacation home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Seascape is a wonderful terraced property, situated towards the east end of the town. Its location right on the coast means it is lucky enough to boast unspoilt views of the Firth of Forth and the North Sea beyond. On sunny summer days, this is a particularly spectacula  …see more

from $236 / night

$738 - $1116 / week

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from $236 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Vacation studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

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

from $87 / night

$292 - $614 / week

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from $87 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Built in 2008, Luxurious Ski-in, ski-out, apartment, access to 265km of slopes, 18 hole golf course, Summer & Winter resort, Wellness & Fitness centre, Shops & restaurants, Pierre y vacances 4 star luxury development at the base of the French Alps with excel  …see more

from $160 / night

$1116 - $1860 / week

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from $160 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Earnewald

Earnewald / Jistrum

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Super central yet secluded with peace and privacy for three people. A cozy house at an idyllic dirt road in the Northern Frisian forests. Between Leeuwarden, Dokkum, Drachten and lake Lauwers.capacitanceThe living room has a dining table with four chairs and  …see more

from $41 / night

$222 - $481 / week

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from $41 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon Vacation cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bridge Cottage has been recently renovated and restored and now offers charming accommodation in the centre of town. The Cottage has been lovingly decorated and furnished to create a cosy holiday home, perfect for families or couples. All furnishings have been carefull  …see more

from $123 / night

$619 - $862 / week

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from $123 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Ben View, in the hamlet of Inveralligin is a spacious detached home occupying a stunning loch side location. A large walled garden backs straight onto the shores of Upper Loch Torridon and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains can be appreciated from throughou  …see more

from $155 / night

$744 - $1612 / week

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from $155 / 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 $77 / night

$304 - $682 / week

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from $77 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This fully refurbished apartment is situated in the peaceful village of Silkstone Common next to the Dove Valley trail and Throstlenest Equestrian Centre. Set in a quiet corner on the edge of a lovely village with great access to the Trans Pennine Trail, the Peak Dist  …see more

from $81 / night

$372 - $769 / week

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from $81 / night

(53) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from $118 / night

$837 - $1110 / week

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from $118 / 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

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD  …see more

from $106 / night

$477 - $636 / week

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from $106 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Tournon-d'Agenais with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Tournon-d'Agenais

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Villa Rouge is located just two kilometers away from Tournon dÁgenais, a small beautiful medieval town with plenty of character. Quiet and peaceful, nestled on the countryside with no noise, yet with plenty of activities to do on a daily basis, the villa has easy  …see more

from $212 / night

$1113 / week

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from $212 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Ballydehob Vacation cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 mi
  • Child friendly
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the  …see more

from $106 / night

$419 - $848 / week

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from $106 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa De Vista De Montahna is a beautiful house surrounded by beautiful Eucalyptus trees and amazing views. It has 2 bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the lounge which is very comfortable The 2 colours of the bedrooms are Plum and Cream in the main bedroom and colourful varie  …see more

from $87 / night

$651 - $1250 / week

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from $87 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Tiranui Lochside Cottage is a beautiful cottage in its own grounds looking out over Loch Leven with stunning views over to Glencoe. Situated in a very quiet location it is 6 miles form Glencoe village and 5 miles form Kinlochleven, with a superb restaurant within walk  …see more

from $193 / night

$1178 - $1426 / week

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from $193 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lindale

Lake District / Lindale

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Car not necessary
Perfect for two, Rosebank cottage has been tastefully renovated and is in the heart of the picturesque village of Lindale. Catch the sun in the garden terrace or climb through the flowers for a view to estuary and fells. The cottage has a large and sunny double bedroom  …see more

from $56 / night

$310 - $434 / week

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from $56 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The Studio is located in a quiet yet easily accesible area. In winter, several ski resorts for different abilities are just a short ride away, including the Krippenstein and Dachstein West, while the beautiful lakes and World Heritage sites make the area a summer parad  …see more

from $43 / night

$212 - $265 / week

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from $43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Light and spacious beautifully presented three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang with views of the wonderful Wolfgangsee lake from the living area and two balconies. Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishw  …see more

from $224 / night

$1563 - $2561 / week

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from $224 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 mi
  • Child friendly
Heatherlea has three bedrooms to accommodate six people, 1 double, 1 king & 1 twin, plus a travel cot with mattress (please bring your own cot bedding). Master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, sink and toilet. With views over Morecambe Bay. King room has a 3  …see more

from $81 / night

$422 - $658 / week

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from $81 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Barao de Sao Joao

Lagos / Barao de Sao Joao

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Cottage Florestal is set in the National Forest of Barao de Sao Joao. Idyllic and peaceful setting with stunning views and walks in the forest. The Cottage has an open plan ground floor with separate Bathroom and a Mezzanine Bedroom. There is a private Rear Patio area w  …see more

from $44 / night

$279 - $490 / week

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from $44 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
A warm welcome awaits you at The Barn, Andrew House which offers a perfect location for a peaceful, relaxing Lakeland holiday. An Idyllic setting on the edge of the Lake District National Park with fabulous views over open countryside a wild wildflower meadow an  …see more

from $149 / night

$596 - $782 / week

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from $149 / night

(6) Very Good 

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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 $75 / night

$521 - $695 / week

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from $75 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Stunning, newly renovated two-bedroomed cottage with amazing panoramic views of Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills situated on a working arable and pedigree beef farm, on the edge of the historic city of Stirling. Our location is perfect for  …see more

from $106 / night

$496 - $924 / week

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from $106 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Grove Barn is a stunning new self-catering holiday home with probably the best views in Wiltshire. Set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre Cotswolds farm, Grove Barn looks out across the valley towards Bath. With three en-suite bedrooms, this spacious barn is finished  …see more

from $261 / night

$1240 - $2046 / week

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from $261 / night

(84) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Ventnor

Ventnor / Niton Undercliff

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
Four Star - Gold Award - Character accommodation, easily sleeping eight guests. Perfect for the extended family, or two families wishing to share. A real home from home, offering everything you could want. With a traditional welcoming pub a 5 minute walk away it is a pe  …see more

from $149 / night

$707 - $1922 / week

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from $149 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The Apartment is located in a quiet yet easily accesible area. For skiing, both Obertraun and Gosau (for the Krippenstein and Dachstein West) are just 15 minutes away, while the beautiful lakes and World Heritage sites make the area a summer paradise, with the bathing  …see more

from $48 / night

$234 - $371 / week

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from $48 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Anvil Cottage is a lovely one bedroom self-catering holiday cottage located in the heart of Winchcombe. This quirky holiday cottage makes a great base for a short break or longer holiday whilst exploring the Cotswolds. The cottage is well equipped - we hope to offer eve  …see more

from $75 / night

$496 - $695 / week

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from $75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Sorico

Lake Como / Sorico

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful villa at Lake Como, Italy, overlooking Lake Mezzola and the snowy mountain tips of the prealps.Villa Rustica is a beautiful Italian farmhouse, nestled in the trees above Lake Mezzola on the northern tip of Lake Como. With breathtaking views across the  …see more

from $391 / night

$2022 - $3359 / week

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from $391 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from $248 / night

$1736 / week

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from $248 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ballinfull Vacation apartment rental

Ballinfull / Raghly

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
The Apartment is 43.56 square meters in size, double glazed and oil central heated throughout and contains one bedroom with a kingsize bed and kingsize quilt and one sitting room with a bed settee. It sleeps ideally 2 adults. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas cooke  …see more

from $53 / night

$297 / week

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from $53 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A newly built villa located in Trimiklini village, 25km from Limassol, 20 km from Troodos mountain and the surrounding villages.The house has 3 bedrooms and a loft, double beds in every room and an extra sofa bed. There are 3 toilets, 2 showers, a dining room with woode  …see more

from $64 / night

$446 / week

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from $64 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Glencoe Village

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This cottage is located overlooking a lovely secluded bay in the village of Kentallen. Quiet and peaceful, yet only approximately 30 minutes from Fort William and Oban. This cottage is ideally located to explore the West Highlands of Scotland. The cottage has all the f  …see more

from $46 / night

$310 - $589 / week

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from $46 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from $195 / night

$620 - $906 / week

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from $195 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Private garden
Cliff top cottage, stylish, comfortable & spacious accommodation for 4, with sea views from every room! Entrance hall with lots of storage and washing machine. Living room with leather couches and Freeview TV with DVD player and lots of rainy day DVD's, loca  …see more

from $131 / night

$558 - $1054 / week

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from $131 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Creag Mhor accommodates 4 people and consists of a comfortable lounge/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, large bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower and two twin-bedded bedrooms.Creag Mhor has a dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge freezer, mic  …see more

from $44 / night

$304 - $806 / week

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from $44 / night