Rural getaways| Country cottages, villas and more

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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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17,040 Vacation rentals

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Vacation villa in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Swimming pool
This stunning three bedroom villa which is on two levels is built and furnished to a very high specification. It has a stunning sea view and is situated between Burgau and Salema in a quiet location, it provides the perfect retreat for relaxing entertaining or just pas  …see more

from $144 / night

$625 - $1938 / week

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from $144 / 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 $109 / night

$490 - $653 / week

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from $109 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Thornton-in-Craven

Skipton / Thornton-in-Craven

2 3 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Situated in the heart of Earby, a small town near Skipton regarded as the "Gateway to the Dales" This is ideal walking and cycling country, being on the "Pendle Way and a short walk to the "Pennine Way". Also close by are the "Leeds to Live  …see more

from $48 / night

$338 - $475 / week

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from $48 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Wool Cottage is located in the Cotswold market town of Fairford. It has just been beautifully restored to a high standard and is now a charming self catering retreat. The downstairs area is spacious and light and most importantly - comfortable and welcoming. Upstairs  …see more

from $113 / night

$494 - $750 / week

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from $113 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Connel

Oban / Connel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Ask about children
Achaleven Byre is a self catering apartment situated in the village of Connel, approx 5 miles from Oban. Fully equipped, recently converted byre. Modern, comfortable, ideal for couple and family with children who enjoy the countryside. Sleeps 2-4,Comprising of:  …see more

from $82 / night

$494 - $707 / week

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from $82 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to ar  …see more

from $108 / night

$332 - $544 / week

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from $108 / 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 $142 / night

$914 - $1827 / week

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from $142 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Vacation home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large comfortable 18th century Bearnais house with solar heated swimming pool in centre of a village with all amenities and located in the stunningly beautiful and unspoiled Vallee d'Aspe. Ideal for activity holidays with excellent walking to suit all abili  …see more

from $88 / night

$525 - $1125 / week

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from $88 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Swimming pool
Les Rives du Sanctuaire is located on the stunning Clublink Le Maitre golfcourse and just a two minute walk from the beach on Le Diable river. Within five minutes drive of 5 premium golf courses and just a short, free ski shuttle ride from the slopes at Tremblant, our h  …see more

from $169 / night

$1075 - $1625 / week

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from $169 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Arles-sur-Tech Vacation villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Arles-sur-Tech

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 mi
  • Child friendly
Mountain view is a detached two bedroom villa and is situated 3 miles from the traditional French village of Arles-sur-Tech with panaramic views of the Pyrenees. Perpignan and the Mediterranean sea are just a 40 minute drive and 20 minutes to the Spanish border.  …see more

from $87 / night

$432 - $678 / week

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from $87 / 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 $54 / night

$332 - $682 / week

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from $54 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore Vacation barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Appletree Cottage, completed in May 2015, is our third and last farm building conversion at Cotmore Farm. It has the same stylish layout as the TripAdvisor award-winning Barn at Cotmore Farm, and the same level of finish: two large slate-floored bedrooms on the ground f  …see more

from $132 / night

$594 - $1188 / week

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from $132 / 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 $94 / night

$624 - $744 / week

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from $94 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The impressive Bansko Royal Towers complex overlooks the gondola and is a two minute walk over the Glazne River bridge. This brand new 3rd floor apartment has been tastefully furnished and has terrific mountain views, also overlooking the pool. The Old Town o  …see more

from $19 / night

$150 - $388 / week

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from $19 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ski

 …see more

from $98 / night

$740 - $1174 / week

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from $98 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Banham

Norfolk / Banham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tranquility and peace in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. The perfect place to get away from it all... .....relax and sleep in style! LATEST NEWS DECEMBER 2016: We are so proud to announce that the The Bee's Knees has been upgraded  …see more

from $138 / night

$688 / week

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from $138 / 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 $39 / night

$196 - $272 / week

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from $39 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow Vacation cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A delightful and charming three bedroom detached period property set amid the historic Sherwood Forest. the cottage has a wealth of character with beamed ceilings, exposed wood, open fireplaces and a cottage garden making for a great place to have a holiday.The  …see more

from $98 / night

$488 - $870 / week

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from $98 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Enniskillen Vacation apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Meadow View Apartment, 4 Star Northern Ireland Tourist Board approved self-catering accommodation. Set in an idyllic location in the picturesque village of Belcoo, Co.Fermanagh, with spectular views overlooking the Cottage Meadow and Lough Mac Nean set again  …see more

from $75 / night

$300 - $525 / week

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from $75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
A luxurious ground floor apartment with 2 bathrooms on a prestigious small development carefully furnished to a very high specification with free wi-fi. Beautiful beaches/Saundersfoot village/St Brides Spa Hotel are a few minutes walk away. Pebbles has a private entran  …see more

from $107 / night

$499 - $1069 / week

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from $107 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan  …see more

from $107 / night

$713 - $1250 / week

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from $107 / 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 $119 / night

$613 - $848 / week

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from $119 / night

(5) Good 

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Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from $57 / night

$272 - $294 / week

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from $57 / 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 $55 / night

$305 / week

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from $55 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Crow's nest Cottage is a traditional Grade 2 fisherman's cottage, situated harbour side, with magnificant views of the harbour. The Cottage has been recently renovated to a high standard, retaining many original features, and tastefully decorated and furnished  …see more

from $82 / night

$500 - $750 / week

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from $82 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Stelling Minnis

Canterbury / Stelling Minnis

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
GOOD TOURING BASEThis is a well thoughtout barn conversion,set in the heart of Stelling Minnis. Located with in the owners grounds. Near a working restored windmill, with a 125 acres of common land which is in area of outstanding natural beauty.Good places to  …see more

from $50 / night

$350 - $413 / week

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from $50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Saint-Bonnet-Troncais Vacation home rental

Allier / Saint-Bonnet-Troncais

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Visit, 'Maison de L'Etang ', in the heart of Tronçais Forest, accommodating four persons, comfortably, after a few easy steps , all on one level. The panoramic and always fascinating views over the 40 acre fishing lake will relax and rivet t  …see more

from $52 / night

$322 - $500 / week

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from $52 / night

(28) 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 $94 / night

$344 - $619 / week

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from $94 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity".On Otte  …see more

from $591 / night

$5612 - $7708 / week

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from $591 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Orvieto

Orvieto / Orvieto

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Historic House: Charme, Tranquility, Splendid View; Magical Place. Casa San Giovenale si trova nel quartiere medievale, a due passi dal centro, ed è accanto alla più antica chiesa (XI sec.) della città da cui prende il nome. Il quartiere è so  …see more

from $98 / night

$653 - $995 / week

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from $98 / night

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Clara is a beautiful property tucked away in a rural secluded valley on the periphery of a small mountain village. If you want peace and quiet, this house is for you, the silence is deafening!! Spacious villa with private pool, garden, ample parking and free wifi  …see more

from $94 / night

$625 - $1750 / week

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from $94 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
A two bedroomed apartment in Sovereign Harbour North, offering superb marina views. A balcony leads out from the living room and master bedroom and the second bedroom has a terrace all of its own, The master suite includes king size four poster bed and ensuite. Two be  …see more

from $119 / night

$563 - $1032 / week

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from $119 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
Ideal for couples, friends and small families this pretty villa is comfortably furnished. There is a double and a twin bedroom and a large bathroom with separate shower and dual sinks. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwa  …see more

from $63 / night

$438 - $688 / week

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from $63 / night

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Vacation cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stob Binnein is a bright and roomy modern cottage that looks out over private gardens across Loch Dochart to the castle ruin on the island and pleasant walks along the old dismantled railway line. This elegant modern cottage has been built specifically for larger group  …see more

from $328 / night

$1244 - $1625 / week

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from $328 / night

(44) Excellent 

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St Leonards on Sea Vacation apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to West St Leonards Apartment our wonderful and spacious Victorian property. The self catering accommodation is generously spaced out over 2 floors with its own private access. The apartment comprises of two king size bedrooms,large family bathroom,fully equip  …see more

from $119 / night

$750 - $869 / week

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from $119 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation gite in Los Masos

Pyrenees-Orientales / Los Masos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This delightful 'Maison de Village' is in the mountain village of Los Masos situated close to the thriving market town of Prades in the South-West of France. The village is nestled in the foothills of Mount Canigou, and benefits from incredible views across t  …see more

from $40 / night

$269 - $399 / week

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from $40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Meidrim

Carmarthen / Meidrim

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Originally a Welsh long house dating from the 17th Century, this two bedroom cottage became "The Servants' Quarters" to the farmhouse in the 19th Century. After sympathetically restoring and extending this old stone cottage, we're proud to offer it f  …see more

from $78 / night

$419 - $619 / week

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from $78 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The apartment benefits from a hall, large lounge with sofa bed that make either into a double bed or twin beds plus a seperate fold up bed making it ideal for 5 persons. There is also another easy sofa, 3 easy chairs, 2 coffee tables, TV cabinet, large rug, lamps and wa  …see more

from $39 / night

$272 - $625 / week

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from $39 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Quistinic Vacation farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Swimming pool
This newly renovated luxurious Brittany gite with private swimming pool is in a perfect location to explore the huge choice of white, sandy beaches, all within easy driving distance, where you can enjoy swimming, sand yachting, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kit  …see more

from $188 / night

$869 - $2063 / week

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from $188 / night

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Vacation cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere

Aveyron / Entraygues-sur-Truyere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Au Riverain is a lovely, extremely comfortable house offering luxury accommodation for 6 guests. The house, gardens and private heated pool have panoramic views over the Lot river and valleys below and Au Riverain is only a short walk from the pretty village of Vieillev  …see more

from $150 / night

$975 - $1925 / week

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from $150 / night

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