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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£424 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Zennor Cottage offers 4 Star self-catering accommodation for up to four guests. Located in the heart of picturesque Marazion, Zennor Cottage is a short walk (400m) to the Town Beach and the causeway to St Michael’s Mount. Zennor Cottage is a short walk (400m) to the Town Beach and the causeway to St Michael’s Mount.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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The cottage in Henley is conveniently located for visits to nearby Oxford, Windsor and London (less than an hour by train) Henley famous for its regatta is a lovely place for a short break with splendid walks by the river or nearby Chilterns. Heathrow Airport 30 mins.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
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  • No pets allowed
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Substantial town house available for let during the St Andrews Open Golf 2015. Ten minutes stroll to the Old Course in the quiet historic part of town, it is ideal for a professional golfer or for a family. It has a self-contained flat on the ground floor for caddy etc.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

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  • Nearest beach 10 km
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Tregullon provides a peaceful, rural base from which to explore Cornwall. We are in the middle of Cornwall - you can reach the Atlantic coast in the north or the Channel coast in the south easily within half an hour. The Eden project and Bodmin moor are 20 minutes.  …see more

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House | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 23

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from £455 /night

£3180 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Lattice Lodge is located in Ipswich, in the heart of Suffolk. All of our bedrooms are en-suite, we have free wi-fi, digital LCD tv's and iPod docks in all rooms. We are the perfect place for a group stay in Suffolk, whether that be a theatre cast, or a sports team etc.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £91 /night

£636 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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A 2 bedroom house is available to rent in York during the Tour de France. Min 4 night stay.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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Modern 2 bedroom house with fantastic access to all main areas where games taking place. Good public transport by bus and rail to city centre.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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Bute is a small island (15 x 5 miles) in Scotland's Firth of Clyde. Once on the island there are lots of things to do and see, including Golf (3 courses), fly fishing on Loch Fad or exploring the fabulous Mountstuart House and Gardens or Rothesay Castle.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £129 /night

£901 / week

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  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A stunning house in a magnificent location guaranteeing instant relaxation. Woodlea sleeps 8 and has pubs/restaurants within walking distance. There is a 9 hole golf course in the village, treaments and horse riding nearby. Self catering holidays from £299.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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Good transport network system to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. Bus stop around the corner. Longton and Stoke train stations. Parking for 4 vehicles  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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Beautifully renovated house right in town. Very convenient for all amenities and only a short walk from the station. Cosy sitting room with woodburner. Well equipped kitchen. Beautiful bathroom with shower and 2 comfortable bedrooms.Outdoor seating.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £58 /night

£400 - £550 / week

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  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Ardmun is in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park overlooking Holy Lock with views down to the Firth Clyde and over the hills.Four bedrooms 2 double and 2 single with a sofa bed down stairs. Central heating plus wood burners. The conservatory with panoramic views.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
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  • Private garden
Large family home in city of Lancaster. North West. Close to Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Substantial garden. Lovely views of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells. All mod cons. Off road parking. Pool table, trampoline, barbecue. Ideal for children. This is our family home. We are teachers with two children. Available only during school holidays.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

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from £493 /night

£3445 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Stunning 4 bed villa in Bearsden, Glasgow. Hot tub, BBQ, 2 mins from Commonwealth Games area. New luxury kitchen diner overlooking garden. 5 mins walk to local shops. Can sleep 10 comfortably.  …see more

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House | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 19

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Craigerne House and gardens have wonderful views of the surrounding hills and Spey Valley. The prices quoted are low season, best to please contact us direct to discuss availability of dates and the best prices we can offer you. Easy access by car from the A9, with bus stop 5 min walk and train station 10 min walk in village.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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This is our a Victorian tower located on the corner of Brick Lane and Bacon Street, in the heart of Shoreditch. Check us out on instagram - @24Baconst  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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Lovely Calm and very peaceful rooms.... If you are arriving by car I am able to provide a residents parking for £5 per day Smoking outdoors allowed  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

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Charming Victorian 5 bed property, perfect for walking or cycling holidays on Sheffield routes or 10 minutes into the Lake District. Also ideal for parents of uni students wishing to visit their children as is situated very close to much of the student accommodation.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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Lovely Calm and very peaceful rooms.... If you are arriving by car I am able to provide a residents parking for £5 per day Smoking outdoors...  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

7 Nights min stay

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from £379 /night

£2650 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Immaculate Modern fully furnished 5 Bedroom Detached House To Rent to Accommodate up to 7 Persons. Property is advertised to let only for the Commonwealth Games, from week commencing 21 July and 28 July Situated in Lovely Village within 5 Miles of Glasgow City Centre  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £1515 /night

£10600 / week

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  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
this property is a 1 min walk to the Royal Aberdeen Golf Course which is a prime location for golf enthusiasts. This house is only available from Sat 5th until Mon 14th July  …see more

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House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
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  • Private garden
A warm welcome from Gareth & Nikki (Nikki is my fab manager!) - Then we leave you to it! - Nikki always on hand and available should you have any questions.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children over
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  • No pets allowed
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Lovely Calm and very peaceful rooms.... If you are arriving by car I am able to provide a residents parking for £5 per day Smoking outdoors...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £303 /night

£2120 / week

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  • Private garden
HOUSE FOR LET DURING COMMONWEALTH GAMES USUALLY BED & BREAKFAST BUT OWNERS AWAY SO SELF -CATERING BUT WILL HAVE DAILY CLEANER FOR HOUSEKEEPING.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £114 /night

£795 - £848 / week

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  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Surf School neary, with regular surfing updates; nationally renowned golf courses nearby; on the wales cycling track; fifteen minutes from Wales coastal path; good fishing; relax, catch up , chill out with extended family and or friends; together but not cramped.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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We have summer let rooms available, the following description describes room 12 and its features alone. Room12 is bedroom only and shares a bathroom comprising of shower & toilet with 2 other rooms.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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We have summer let rooms available, the following description describes room 7 and its features alone. Room 7 has a private en suite with use of the shared Kitchen and communal lounge within the property.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

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from £122 /night

£848 - £1696 / week

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  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Duncan House sits on the bank of the River Tweed overlooking the ‘Junction Pool’ famous for the quality of it’s salmon fishing. There are stunning views of Old Roxburgh and Floors Castle . The town centre is only 200 metres away  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

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  • Private garden
Very comfortable modern accommodation. Large well-equipped kitchen with larder. Perfect for families. Dogs are welcome. Large private garden with a hot tub, croquet and swings. Separate play barn with table tennis, snooker etc.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

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from £94 /night

£658 - £1113 / week

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  • Private garden
The House has spectacular views of the fells and the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. It is nestled between the three Yorkshire peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent. It has an excellent year round train service from the station just a few meters away. An ideal base to view this year's Yorkshire start to Le Tour de France - 05 July in Hawes just 9 miles away!  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £84 /night

£583 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Modern upside down house located on a converted farm which now has everything to entertain the whole family. leisure centre/bar/ala carte restaurant, heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and gym.Crazy golf course and childrens play area.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £84 /night

£583 - £737 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
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Only 1 hr by train to London, 45 minutes to Cambridge, Stansted airport and Harwich, for ferries to the continent. This is a central Ipswich location, ideal for those working in the area. Parking, free wifi/broadband. Ideal for business and leisure breaks. Ideal base for visiting the lovely Suffolk villages and coastal towns. Many golf courses close by.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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three people, room, stratford, east london.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

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from £60 /night

£414 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Semi-detached property. Sleeps 7/8, 4 bedrooms. Set in its own grounds adjacent to the private parkland of Mochrum Park. two minute walk through the park takes you to the river. Fishing available Separately. Suitable for Families. Pets Welcome Travel Cot available  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

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from £136 /night

£950 - £1350 / week

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  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Luxurious family house, self catering cottage children welcome, kayaking sailing walking beaches sea outdoor activities pub restaurants nearby jacuzzi relaxing remote tranquility wildlife birds otters seals cosy open fire private garden parking luxury cosy couples isle Wishing for a relaxing, active, luxurious holiday, surrounded by beaches come to Kilda House, South Harris!  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £636 /night

£4452 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Five minute walk from the official Illkley Tour de France 2014 route, town centre and railway station. Stunning accommodation providing ample space for 3 couples to rest and relax and enjoy a hidden gem in the middle of the beautiful town of Ilkley  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £99 /night

£689 - £1294 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
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This property benefits from the full free use of a private heated swimming pool, sauna and small gym situated just opposite the Mill House. Located just 4 miles inland from Bamburgh this is a perfect place for visiting the coast or one of the many golf courses near by.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £73 /night

£509 - £997 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
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Ferguson is a stunning country cottage with excellent transport links. Enjoy full use of a private heated swimming pool, sauna and gym with this property. With a wealth of castles, exceptional coastlines and historic market towns this is a memorable place to stay.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £758 /night

£5300 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
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  • Private garden
Tour de France 2014 accommodation in Ilkley, Yorkshire  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
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Modern 4 bedroom home right on the quayside. 100 feet from the water and 150 yards from the beach. Private gardens front and back for relaxing or b-b-q. Cycle or walk the coastal pathways, take a scenic flight over the coast or the train to anywhere.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £99 /night

£687 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
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The O'Neill Flat is a perfect base for exploring Edinburgh's Capital with all major attractions within easy walking distance. The O'Neill Flat overlooks the Royal Mile, a great place to be especially during the Edinburgh Festival when the city really comes to life. Princes Street is less than a 10 minute walk, where you will find high street shops and art galleries.  …see more

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House | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

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from £212 /night

£1484 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Harmony Garden is a tranquil walled garden comprising lawns, herbaceous and mixed borders, vegetable and fruit plots, and a rich display of spring bulbs. The garden's t fragrance and colour change throughout the year, making it a place to return to again and again.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £159 /night

£1108 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
At the heart of the Cairngorms National Park lies Mar Lodge, a beautifully restored Victorian sporting lodge set in 29,380 hectares of wilderness, heather and ancient pine.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

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from £318 /night

£2221 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar Royal Deeside  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

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Druimard is a large family house in the heart of Portree, a fascinating and pretty town on the Isle of Skye.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £85 /night

£593 - £847 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Superb fully refurbished 5 Star Gold award Victorian house with the countryside, moors and sand and surf beaches all close by. Stunning Trebarwith Strand is less than 15 mins drive away. Exhilarating walks, history, award winning gardens, nature, amusement parks near by  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £15143 /night

£106000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Cut edge design, straight from the 70's make this town house so special. The basement pool and gym complex is perfect for relaxing in after a long day shopping. The heated Underground parking is a real bonus in Oxford where parking is so difficult.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £67 /night

£467 / week

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  • Nearest beach 101 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Spacious bedroom available to rent for the period of Wimbledon Tennis 2014. Minutes away from the Underground and buses. A 10 minute walk from the Wimbledon Tennis grounds. There is also a park right opposite the house! Natural sunlight from north and south sides. Strictly no smoking or alcohol consumption. Preparation of pork products in the kitchen is not permitted.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4/5 

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  • Private garden
A delightful spacious and airy Victorian house, fronting the River Thames in central Oxford. Recently renovated to the highest standard offering contemporary living within short walking distance of train and coach stations as well as city centre shops & Universities. West facing garden, wifi, cable TV. All inclusive price.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

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from £99 /night

£689 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Being part of the Kenmore Club the cottage is very well serviced and nothing is too much trouble for reception, from organizing a welcome pack of groceries, organizing babysitting, or recommending and booking local activities. The cottage offers excellent accommodation from which to enjoy idyllic surroundings and numerous activities  …see more