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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £79 /night

£550 - £700 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This apartment for 3 is part of a pristine development that has extended an existing row of handsome georgian terraces, this neat apartment has a covered car parking space for one car, a lift to the second floor, good local amenities and a scenic 10 minute stroll to bath city centre. Awarded 4 star gold by the english tourist board. Set under the eaves, this apartment has smart furnishings, pretty views on three sides, elegant period details and a streamlined layout with an open plan kitchen, diner and living room. Along bathwick street is a deli and coffee shop, a newsagent, convenience store, and a hairdressers. Around the corner is the pultney arms, a popular local rugby/sports pub with good food and outdoor seating.
farther on is henrietta gardens, a very pretty local park that leads to the city centre. Alternatively, you can stroll in sydney gardens where there are tennis courts, enjoy the art collection at the holburne museum, have a coffee or a good lunch and continue down great pulteney street to central bath with a wonderful selection of shops, restaurants and bars, galleries and museums. It is a convenient location for business people, and those enjoying a city break. Its fun to explore on foot and the major historic sights are all within walking distance as are evening entertainments.
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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £108 /night

£750 - £950 / week

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  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Large, unique and truly romantic Georgian apartment set in the Royal Crescent. beautiful decorative walls, high ceiling with ornate coving, huge sash windows overlooking a private walled garden and a vast ornate fire-place.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£1000 - £1300 / week

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  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
An exceptional and romantic 2 double bedroom beautifully restored late-Georgian apartment in the heart of the city. The property benefits from a gallery with stunning views of the river, and the rolling countryside beyond. One of many 2 bedroom flats on the website. It has been lauded as the best location in Bath and is featured in many postcards.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £172 /night

£1200 - £1500 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
This stylish, contemporary town house is situated behind the world famous Royal Crescent. The house is centrally placed and everything is within easy walking distance so park in the garage and enjoy exploring this delightful city. WIFI.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £229 /night

£1600 - £2000 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Spacious,sunny Victorian house in superb central Bath location, perfect for a gathering of friends or family. Marmaduke House is the only 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom house in Bath city centre. Separate lounge, dining room for 10,lots of space with 3 private parking spaces.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £750 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Indulge your senses in this exceptional first floor apartment in Park Street. It has beautiful rooms, lofty ceilings, decorative plasterwork, marble fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling sash windows with working shutters throughout.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

2 Nights min stay

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from £229 /night

£1600 - £2000 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
On the corner of a quiet residential street this family home over three floors sleeps up to 10 people. Large social kitchen /dining. A small garden for alfresco drinks and dining on the ground floor and a large cosy lounge on the first floor.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £650 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A darling bijoux apartment for two, in an historic location within Bath`s bustling city centre. This neat and stylish apartment in a quiet side-street has a subtle blend of comfort and charm, with lots of designer flourishes.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £97 /night

£675 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Maisonette in a large Georgian house in that gem of Georgian architecture - The Circus, in Bath. Grand Georgian entrance hall and staircase to second floor; light rooms; gorgeous views; very well presented property.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Good 3.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £105 /night

£735 / week

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  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Recently built terraced house beside Hedgemead Park with patio and private parking; well furnished and run by attentive owner and capable housekeeper.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£1000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A most attractive Georgian town cottage, which is listed as 4 star accommodation, has recently been re-furbished to provide a very tasteful, comfortable home in a most convenient position for partaking in all the city has to offer.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £90 /night

£625 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Lovely modern two-storey mews house with its own private parking place just a 5-minute walk from all the City centre amenities.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£700 - £800 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
The sitting room area is flooded with natural light with a large corner sofa. The master bedroom is stylish and unique, carpeted throughout with a super-kingsize bed that has the advantage of being split into 2 singles on request. Next door, the second gorgeous bedroom comprises of a double bed, a wardrobe with plenty of storage space.  …see more

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Townhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £165 /night

£1150 - £1350 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
This gorgeous Georgian family home offers four spacious bedrooms over three floors accommodating 7/8 guests with period sash windows and fireplaces throughout. Perched on the edge of the city, this Georgian gem is a 10 minute walk taking you to Bath city.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £86 /night

£600 / week

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  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
This lovely two-storey mews house is located in the City centre next to The Holborne Museum. A rariety for central Bath as the house comes with its own private parking for 2 cars. Very well presented throughout and just a hop, step and a jump from all City amenities.  …see more

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Guest house | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £429 /night

£3000 - £3500 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Weekends-luxury self catering accommodation sleeping up to 16 TV, Wi-Fi, luxury linens & walk in showers/free standing bath  …see more

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Townhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £243 /night

£1695 - £1795 / week

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  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Up to £500 discount on few available March weekends!! Beautiful Georgian 4 storey house in a central location 100 metres behind the Royal Crescent. 4 spacious bedrooms sleeping up to 10 (temp beds can sleep up to 12 guests! Refurbished to a warm contemporary style and with an award winning gastro pub, Chequers, around the corner.  …see more

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House | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 17

2 Nights min stay

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from £472 /night

£3300 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Vineyards House is the sister house of the well known Charlotte House, offering luxury accommodation for groups up to 17 with 7 beds and 5 baths, a huge garden with BBQ area and stunning living areas. Vineyards House is only available to groups of family and their friends.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 13

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £386 /night

£2700 - £3100 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Charlotte House is a very large, newly renovated Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bath. Furnished to an exceptionally high standard, packed with original period features and stunning decor, it is a fantastic base for large groups to explore Bath.  …see more

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Penthouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £243 /night

£1695 - £1795 / week

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  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Up to £500 discount on few available March weekends!! Elegant Georgian apartment located in the heart of Bath overlooking Queen Square. 4 spacious bedrooms with contemporary boutique decor You're literally steps from shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The Thermae Bath Spa is 300 metres away.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 /night

£477 - £1166 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Holiday beach house,with own access. Spectacular rural & beach views. 20 minutes by car to Weston Super Mare with its new pier. Sleeps up to 7 and is dog friendly. Open all year Xmas & New Year. Ideal for Carnival, fireworks & Cowboy weeks. Close to all amenities. Autum brings Country and Weston season : Spectacular firework display & Southwests biggest Carnival floats.  …see more

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Townhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £129 /night

£900 - £1100 / week

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  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A lovely modern well appointed 3/4 bedroom townhouse sleeping up to 8 guests over 3 floors in an excellent location for all amenities in the centre of Bath. This house is available with a free parking space right outside.  …see more

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Apartment | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £116 /night

£806 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Spacious victorian apartment over looking a wooded park close to Westons new sea front, town center and new Grand pier.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£1000 - £1255 / week

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  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Location, location, location! Surprisingly large, homely apartment in the world-famous Margaret's Buildings between The Royal Crescent & The Circus: both less than a minute's walk away yet the city centre is only 3 minutes walk & Royal Victoria Park only 2 minutes away NO BOOKING FEE. In the prettiest walkway; a wonderful location next to the Royal Crescent.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£1000 - £1200 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
This large & luxurious 2 bed apartment sleeps up to six and is in the vicinity of The Circus, Royal Crescent and Assembly rooms - all famous Bath landmarks - with shops & restaurants galore on the doorstep. In the best area of Bath for Georgian Architecture. NO BOOKING FEE.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £70 /night

£488 - £562 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Great base to travel around the many sites of the south west. More space than a hotel room Free parking in our secure courtyard, with your own dedicated space. Fully heated for winter, fans supplied for the summer. Delightful patio area for enjoying alfresco dining Dogs are welcome  …see more

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £128 /night

£891 - £954 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
If you're looking for a romantic, boutique-style place to stay in Bath then we think this is it! A gem of a property just minutes from the heart of the city. You'll find a Farm Shop & Garden Centre within 500m selling wonderful local foods, and epicurean delights....  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 - £770 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Spindle Cottage charming 17th C stone built cottage on the Mendip Hills. It is quite unique & full of character with low ceilings & Oak beams. The garden has three special play-houses for guest to enjoy Ruth Cottage, Toms Lodge, & Charlottes Post Office as seen on BBC Spindle Cottage is furnished to a high standard & is inspected anually & is graded 4 star by Visit Britain.  …see more

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House | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Good 3.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £379 /night

£2650 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Bell House offers spacious accommodation for a relaxing stay,providing all modern comforts with the character of a large older house. Use as a base for exploring Somerset and the coast. Ideal for family reunions and celebrations.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Victorian Villa Apartment, Views of Severn Estuary and Welsh Coastline, Secure Parking, Clevedon Golf Club 0.5 miles away, Furnished to a very high standard.  …see more

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Lodge | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £87 /night

£609 - £1645 / week

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  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A 3 bedroom Eco-Lodge, sleeps 6/8. Fantastic countryside setting with wildlife and birdlife aplenty. Additional services available including the hire of hot tubs and even loose horse boxes. Features the latest solar and heating technologies. Parking for up to 4 cars.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £49 /night

£340 - £723 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A beautiful period barn conversion that has been sympathetically converted to provide a tasteful and unique holiday home. Situated in a magical riverside setting with 20 acres of lush fields, woods and parkland with abundant wildlife.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£485 - £1044 / week

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  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A 2 bedroom apartment, sleeping 4. Spacious, open plan living areas with a contemporary feel. Just a short walk from the busy high street of Wells. In close proximity to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare.  …see more

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Lodge | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £67 /night

£465 - £942 / week

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  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A modern 2 bedroom lodge, sleeps 4. Open plan, light and spacious living areas. Private decked area offering amazing views from the hot tub. Benefits from use of communal parkland and small orchard. Allocated parking for 2 cars with additional parking 40 metres away.  …see more

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Lodge | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £94 /night

£655 - £1245 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A beautiful modern 2 bedroom lodge, sleeps 4. Open plan, bright and spacious throughout. Private hot tub on the wrap around decking enjoying picturesque countryside views. Set within 14 acres of parkland with access to an orchard. Allocated parking for two cars  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£485 - £1096 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A beautiful period barn conversion that has been sympathetically converted to provide a tasteful and unique holiday home.  …see more

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Lodge | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £93 /night

£650 - £1769 / week

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  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
A 4 bedroom Eco-Lodge, sleeps 8. Fantastic countryside setting with wildlife and birdlife aplenty. Additional services available including the hire of hot tubs and even loose horse boxes. Features the latest solar and heating technologies. Parking for up to 3 cars.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £35 /night

£243 - £499 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this semi-detached cottage is in the village of Worle, 4 miles from Weston-super-Mare.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £152 /night

£1060 - £1590 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This luxury lodge give you splendid holiday accommodation to explore the west country, or just stay and let Butlins provide all any one could possibly desire in the way of entertainment The lodge is on mains services, no bottles, or meters. Only full weeks are available during the school holidays  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £172 /night

£1200 - £1600 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Enchanting 4 bedroom Mews Cottage in charming enclave next to Bath's Holbourne Museum and Sydney Gardens and across from Jane Austen's home - with parking and pretty garden.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 - £550 / week

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  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Romantic self catering holiday apartment in Central Bath, right next door to the Roman Baths! Two Night Minimum stay. Very charming with many quirky touches. - and most of all: Romantic!  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £600 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Lovely self-catering period flat next to the Roman Baths in the very centre of Bath. Brilliant for romantic getaways or family holidays. Gorgeous, historic and romantic. You will love it!  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£1000 - £1400 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
The Royal Crescent Luxury Apartment has the most famous address in Bath and truly lives up to its reputation for elegance, with a gracious and exquisitely furnished living room, 2 beautiful double bedrooms, stylish kitchen & period conservatory with outside terrace.  …see more

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Apartment | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £200 /night

£1400 - £1600 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
The art apartment is a stylish 3 bedroom flat over a modern art gallery in the very centre of bath, with windows facing east and west and real art gracing its walls.
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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £600 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
With private off road parking and a location where all amenities are within a very sensible walk, you can truly relax and enjoy your holiday. Full gas central heating. No hidden charges. All linen and house towels included. Please bring your own beach towels.  …see more

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House | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Good 3.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £437 /night

£3053 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Designed to greet and host guests, beautiful views, through 8 pain windows Grade II listed original Estate House for Rumwell.  …see more

Somerset is England’s farm, an agricultural region known for its Cheddar cheese and cider. It receives fewer visitors than its westerly neighbours, and there are hidden delights to be found in this area. The area is perfect for cycling with a network of country lanes and fewer slopes than the more rugged west. Bath has always been a fashionable resort, noted for its curative springs for centuries. The town’s beginnings are prehistoric; it was an important spa for the Romans and a fashionable resort in the 18th century.