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Ski Chalet | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £69 /night

£477 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Luxury Chalet Apartment situated on the side of the piste in Morillon Village offering ski in/out convenience. The nearest lift is 300 metres away and the village centre only 3 min walk. The location is also superb for walking, cycling and climbing in the Summer. Christmas week is still available. Grab a bargain. Arrive on the 19th depart on the 27th, 8 days of fun.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Short stays welcome

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from £110 /night

£770 - £1283 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Gressoney, Monte Rosa, Monterosaski, free ride, ski, appartamento, vacanze montagna, helisky  …see more

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Yacht | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £57 /night

£396 - £476 / 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
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. From Porto - Portugal Our two bases are on the lower and upper end of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. Attention Prices shown are calculated by this web site based on WEEK PRICE. GET A QUOTE FROM US!!!  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £52 /night

£363 - £396 / 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
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. From Porto - Portugal Our two bases are on the lower and upper end of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. Attention Prices shown are calculated by this web site based on WEEK PRICE. GET A QUOTE FROM US!!!  …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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  • Ski
  • 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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Riad | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Delightful restored Riad in small square in ancient Medina. 4 large,bright, airy bedrooms situated on 3 floors with 2 roof terraces and view of the sea, hills and medina. Redecorated April 2014. Central to shops and restaurants and minutes from beach and port.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £258 /night

£1800 - £7500 / week

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  • Ski
  • 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 | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Short stays welcome

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from £52 /night

£360 - £855 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
À 1 100 mètres d'altitude, sa grande terrasse de 50 m² au calme et orientée au sud vous offrira une vue panoramique et inoubliable sur le massif de la Tournette. Notre chalet est idéal pour une famille de 4 à 5 personnes pour passer des vacances reposantes. Connexion Wi-Fi gratuite Location du linge de maison, et ménage de fin de sejour sur demande (payant).  …see more

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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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Cave house | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £77 /night

£533 - £599 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The kitchen is fully furnished with electric cooker, oven, fridge with freezer, dish machine, micro wave, washing machine. There is tv and Wifi. The terrace has part of garden and panoramic view on Natural park and landscape. South orientation and beautiful sunset. In front of the cave there is a path to access to swimming pool, another one to hammam and restaurant.  …see more

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Log cabin | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £144 /night

£1007 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
This unique, luxurious cabin, set in the spectacular surrounding of Cove Harbour, is only accessible by foot (or by sea), through a rock cut smugglers tunnel and across a beach. Ideal for families, couples or for those just wanting total peace. 2 bedrooms, shower room, a fully equipped kitchen & living room of exceptional character with wi-fi and tv.  …see more

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Tipi/Teepee | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £64 /night

£446 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Vintage tractor rides, pub over fields, fires welcome.  …see more

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Shepherds Hut | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £64 /night

£446 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Shepherds Hut on pretty farm, Oxfordshire, very peaceful, local pub across fields, fires welcome, tractor rides available. call Glamping Thorpe on 07973294495 for details.  …see more

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Tented camp | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

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from £391 /night

£2736 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Sahara, M'Hamid, desert camp, camel trekking, off-road tours, Nomades, Saharaoi familylife, hiking, Erg Chegaga, Erg Chigaga, Sandboarding  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £64 /night

£444 - £799 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A real quiet place to enjoy your holidays with your family, Penestin is a beautiful town in french brittany No smoking Animals not allowed  …see more

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Trullo | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 /night

£428 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
I have recently restored my trulli, They are situated in the Itria valley,I could never imagine living in a wonderfull old building in contact with nature. Have you ever had similar experience?  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

Min stay varies

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from £43 /night

£300 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
otro, valle d'otro, affitto valle d'otro, vita pura, alagna valsesia, chalet montagna, rifugio montagna, self catered chalet, berghuette, chalet vermietung, monte rosa, monte rosa tour, walsertal, walser haus Lo chalet è disponibile per il week end (ven sera/sab mattina- dom sera) o per la settimana.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

Min stay varies

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from £152 /night

£1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Roslagsleden, budgetboende, Väddökanal, Eckerölinjen, Ålandshav, kajak, natur, skog, vandring, havsbandet, underhållning, live musik, Endast kontantbetalning alternativ betala boendet via bankgiro.  …see more

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Tented camp | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

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from £111 /night

£774 - £1039 / week

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  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Safari Glamping is in Dorset and provides glamping for families and small groups of friends in a 50 acre idyllic woodland orchard. This holiday is about total relaxation, peace, privacy and convenience with the onsite services and activities.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£472 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Caravan sleeps 4-6 people FRONT ROW BEACH HUT Luxury mattresses, heating Spotlessly clean, linen & towels provided Quiet, family run site Weekend & mid-week breaks Near Arthur Ransome's back waters Award winning beach 5 mins away Seal spotting, bird watching The perfect family seaside holiday.....Luxury caravan with front row beach hut  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Min stay varies

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from £75 /night

£525 - £600 / 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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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £47 /night

£325 / 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 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £75 /night

£520 / 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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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £173 /night

£1206 - £3706 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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 | 20 Bedrooms | sleeps 44

Min stay varies

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from £179 /night

£1250 - £3948 / week

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  • Ski
  • 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 4

Short stays welcome

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from £52 /night

£360 / 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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Ski Chalet | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Very Good 4/5 

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from £265 /night

£1851 - £6125 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 /night

£480 / 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

Short stays welcome

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from £52 /night

£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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £43 /night

£300 - £410 / 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
2010 Swift Moselle, gas central heating and double glazed caravan is sited on Primrose Valley's premier area of 'Rose View' with unobstructed views of Filey Bay to the north and Flamborough Head to the south. Only 2 minutes from the path down to the beach!  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Stunning Willerby Evolution holiday home. Double glazed and central heated. Located in a peaceful area of the park close to the main complex and the 9 hole golf course with views over Filey Bay and Filey. Allocated parking. 2 minutes walk to the main complex.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £50 /night

£345 / 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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Beach hut | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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from £83 /night

£578 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
This wide strip of the western Atlantic coast is a protected Parkland and an ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, where you can enjoy wild and deserted beaches, walking , donkey and horseridding tours, surf or just explore the closest villages  …see more

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Fort | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £37 /night

£257 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Follow the magnificent scent of rosemary, lavender and sage and you will find yourself surrounded by old stone houses that whisper intriguing tales of this small town. Sail the blue roads of old captains and you will discover why we carry dalmatian songs in our hearts.  …see more

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Houseboat | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £1466 /night

£10259 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on the canals and rivers of South West France aboard the Cruisebarge 'easyvie'. Our half-board fare includes comfortable ensuite twin cabins complemented by a spacious lounge and a superb sun deck to watch the world go by.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £44 /night

£308 - £513 / week

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  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Nos chalets en pleine forêt de Vizzavona beneficient d'une situation idéale pour decouvrir les attraits de la montagne corse. Les amoureux de la nature ne s'y tromperont pas, ici vous pourrez pratiquer toute les activités de pleine nature dans des conditions optimum. Facile d'accès en voiture ou en bus, par la RN 193 (45mn d'Ajaccio, 1h10 de Bastia). La gare n'est qu'à 3km.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 / 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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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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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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Fort | 19 Bedrooms | sleeps 46

Min stay varies

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from £3377 /night

£23637 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Explore the Atlas mountains and the surrounding Berber villages from the luxury of the Kasbah Bab Ourika. Combine your stay with our Riyad Edward in Marrakech and our private house Dar Faracha in the south of Marrakech.  …see more