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Manor House | 14 Bedrooms | sleeps 26

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £972 /night

£6800 - £7200 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Tennis Court, Hot Tub, Games Room, Snooker, Table Tennis, Darts, Fishing, Bike Riding, Walks, Historic Manor House, Open Fires, Agas, Wood burners, Egyptian Sheets and Bath robes, Library, Dogs, children, Trails, wildlife, Wordsworth stayed at Brinsop Court and Madeleine Carroll lived here and Rev Francis Kilvert often visited.  …see more

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Riad | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £172 /night

£1200 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Why rent a couple of rooms in a Maison D'hote when you could have a whole, staffed riad? From the sheltered sun filled terrace down to the spacious salons there is plenty of space for 8-10 people to socialise together or retreat and relax.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £202 /night

£1412 - £3912 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
**8 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 - week 24th Jan 2015!** La Couronne sleeps 8-10 over 4 bedrooms, is situated at the entrance to the Chalets de Bellecote park and is less than 100m from the slopes and 400m from the centre of Vallandry.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £47 /night

£324 - £1372 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
5 star rated Lake-side Camping site near Interlaken (Manor Farm). An Ideal location for excursions. Direct, Bus/Car routes to the Main Rail Stations, Mountains and only 3 km Walk to town. Excursions point to Junfraujoch, Schilthorn, Bern, Lucerne, Geneva or even Italy  …see more

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Log cabin | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £60 /night

£420 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Foxton Locks Lodge is idyllic retreat tucked away in the heart of Leicestershire. Our log cabin is finished to the highest of standards and has its own private hot tub and gas burner. Our log cabin is self catering with fresh linen and towels. A welcome basket will also be provided.  …see more

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Manor House | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 17

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £315 /night

£2200 - £4000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Country House, Self catering, Aviemore, Scotland, Highlands, Beermoth, Inshriach yurt, bothy project, Insider fesival, fishing  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £214 /night

£1492 - £4835 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
L'Ecureuil sleeps 10-12, is situated in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park, ski in/ski out and offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc. There are 5 bedrooms, a large open plan living/dining area with 2 balconies to make the most of the views.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £242 /night

£1690 - £5146 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chalet Le Cairn sleeps 12-14, was completely renovated in a traditional Savoyard style with brand new kitchen, modern appliances, new bathrooms and new beds and mattresses. The chalet is ski in/ski out and is in the centre of the largest linked ski resorts in the world! A stunning, traditionally decorated chalet with astonishing views and only 3 min walk to centre of resort.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £286 /night

£2000 - £7500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
FLEXIBLE SKI CHALET, can be SELF CATERED, catered or for a SKI WEEKEND. Ideal for families and groups! Flexible holidays. LAST MINUTE special deals and always our excellent service.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £173 /night

£1206 - £3706 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chateau Doggestein sleeps 8, was recently refurnished and is situated in the car free, ski in/ski out, Chalets de Bellecote park. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 mezzanine, large open plan living/dining area with balcony leading off to make the most of the astonishing views.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £265 /night

£1851 - £6125 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chez les Arbres sleeps 18, is situated in the Chalets de Bellecote park & you can ski right to the door! The chalet offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc. There's 7 bedrooms, a sauna/steam cabin, large open plan living/dining area & huge balcony  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £357 /night

£2496 - £5121 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Belle Vue sleeps 18, was completely renovated with oak kitchen, all new high end beds and is ski in/ski out. There are 9 bedrooms, a sauna and a large open plan living and dining area with 2 different balconies to make the most of the astonishing views.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £242 /night

£1690 - £5158 / week

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**8 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 - arrive Fri 12th Dec, only pay from Sat 13th!** This chalet was completely renovated in summer 2012 to sleep 12 over 6 bedrooms. Wittenburg is located directly on the piste in the Chalets de Bellecote Park in Vallandry.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4/5 

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from £173 /night

£1206 - £3706 / week

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  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chalet 12 sleeps 8, is situated in the Chalets de Bellecote park, nestled between 2 blue pistes so you can ski in/ski out. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 mezzanine and a large open plan living and dining area with balcony leading off to make the most of the astonishing views.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £242 /night

£1690 - £5077 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chalet Dasselberg was completely renovated with high gloss modern kitchen, clean lined bathrooms and high-end beds and mattresses to allow for the best nights rest. The chalet sleeps 10 people over 5 bedrooms, is right on the piste and offers stunning views.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £184 /night

£1287 - £2783 / week

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  • Nearest beach 195 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Ideally located ski Xalet in central Soldeu perfect for large groups or families. One of Soldeu's original buildings has been converted into the well known and popular Xalet Font.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 12 Bedrooms | sleeps 27

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £40 /night

£275 - £460 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Chalet Heidi is a beautiful Chalet in the pictureque village of Scheffau. Scheffau is in the centre of SkiWelt, Austria's largest ski resort. In summer, Scheffau is the perfect location for a holiday in the mountains with miles of walking, cycling, scrambling and more. In summer, we have one self-catered apartment for hire, and we offer rooms on a B&B basis (@28 Euros pppn)  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 20 Bedrooms | sleeps 44

Min stay varies

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from £179 /night

£1250 - £3948 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chalets de Bellecote are a group of chalets nestled between 2 blue pistes, 100m above the resort of Peisey Vallandry. Some chalets are located directly on the piste and all have stunning views, log fires and you can ski to the door of many chalets! Ideal for families.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£485 - £825 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Located on 'Sea View' at Reighton Sands Holiday Park the the large veranda provides unobstructed and stunning views over Filey Bay and Filey itself. Yet its just a short walk to the entertainment complex, the golf course with its own wonderful views of the sea and dire  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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from £36 /night

£250 - £395 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Cosalt Resort Bronze 32 x 10 2B. 2 bedroomed caravan. Sleeps 4  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£299 - £399 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
New listing but booking fast ! Lovely, modern, 2 bed caravan, set in picturesque, private park 'The Woodland', within Snowdonia National Park. Beach 2 mile Beautiful woodlands setting, amazing wildlife & magnificent views. On site club, restaurant/bar & swimming pool. Friday Changeover. Minimum £199 per stay. Pet friendly. bed settee for additional guest.  …see more

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Manor House | 14 Bedrooms | sleeps 24

2 Nights min stay

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from £1286 /night

£9000 - £12000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Court house manor, set in the heart of the Cotswolds boasts luxury standard interior design along side beautiful grounds.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£499 - £1299 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
A great on piste chalet apartment with 2 bedrooms. Spacious and with most of the things you would want in a chalet holiday  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £60 /night

£415 - £675 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
ABI Westwood, 2010 model, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Fully double glazed and centrally heated. Bigger than average secluded lounge, with French doors to the front end of the home leading to a wide veranda with sea views. Close to all amenities.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £46 /night

£320 - £360 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
The Willerby Bermuda is a fully double glazed and gas centrally heated home.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £39 /night

£270 - £425 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Cosalt Carlton Super 35 x 12 x 2B. 2 bedroomed caravan, sleeps 6. Situated adjacent to the David Bellamy Nature Trail, ideal for sitting and relaxing on the uPVC veranda on an evening. High Chair and Travel Cot provided  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £41 /night

£285 - £490 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
The Pemberton Sovereign was designed to accommodate the needs of users with limited mobility. Consideration has been given to providing easy access and excellent facilities for wheelchair users throughout. Wide sliding doors and work surfaces have been lowered.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £58 /night

£400 - £575 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
2013 Prestige 2 bedroom 6 berth Delta Warmth caravan with gas central heating and radiators in all rooms. Lounge is open plan with a 32" LCD TV with built in DVD player.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

7 Nights min stay

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from £265 /night

£1851 - £6125 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
**8 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 - arrive Fri 12th Dec, only pay from Sat 13th!** Chalet 14 sleeps 14-16 and is nestled between 2 blue pistes for easy ski in/ski out. There are 6 bedrooms, a mezzanine and a large open plan living and dining area with 3 different balconies.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

7 Nights min stay

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from £352 /night

£2460 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chalet Les Mirabelles sleeps 14 and is situated just off the piste in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park. There are 6 bedrooms, a mezzanine and a large open plan living and dining area with 3 different balconies to make the most of the astonishing views.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £173 /night

£1206 - £3706 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Chalet Number 4 sleeps 8 people and is situated in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park, nestled between 2 blue pistes and you can ski to the door! The chalet offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc and down the Isere Valley.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £202 /night

£1412 - £4718 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
**8 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 - arrive Fri 12th Dec, only pay from Sat 13th!** Chalet Ambience sleeps 10-12 and is located directly on the piste!! There are 4 bedrooms, a mezzanine and a large open plan living and dining area with huge balcony leading off.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£425 - £750 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Conveniently located at Silver Woods on Reighton Sands means that you have stunning sea views easy access to both the Leisure complex and the direct access to the Beach.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £100 /night

£699 - £2999 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
A great 4 bedroomed chalet apartment in the resort of Plagne Montalbert, a great French village in one of the world biggest ski areas  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £214 /night

£1492 - £4835 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
**8 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 - arrive Fri 12th Dec, only pay from Sat 13th!** La Belle Maison is directly on the piste, sleeps 12 and offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc. There are 5 bedrooms, 1 mezzanine, log fire and large open plan living.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

7 Nights min stay

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from £346 /night

£2416 - £4960 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Chalet Marie-Galante is a traditional Savoyard chalet, sleeps 14-16 people. You can ski directly to the door, there is a sauna and wellness area and log fire. The huge terrace makes the most of the stunning views down the Isere Valley. A traditionally decorated chalet with astonishing views, sauna and wellness area. Ski to door!  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £130 /night

£908 - £2662 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
**8 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 - arrive Fri 12th Dec, only pay from Sat 13th!** Le Bleuet sleeps 8 and has a games room in the basement, including a full size ping-pong table and a private garage. Le Bleuet is situated next to the Chalets de Vallandry Park  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £173 /night

£1206 - £3706 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Polman Mansion sleeps 8 and is situated in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park. The newly renovated chalet offers spectacular views towards Mont Blanc. There are 3 bedrooms, a mezzanine, new kitchen, large modern open plan living and dining area with balcony. A modern chalet with astonishing views, log fire and large living area. Ski almost to door!  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £90 /night

£625 - £675 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Cosalt Eclipse 37 x 12 x 3 Bedrooms. The Eclipse has it all, comfort, luxury! One end of the home houses the master bedroom with its own en-suite shower room.  …see more

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