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Going on holiday and visiting some of the best beaches in Europe really makes for a fantastic time. The great thing is that you can even find some holiday villas and cottages nearby, so getting plenty of sun, sea and sand every day is a given.


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41

Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £135 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £135 / night

(29) Excellent 

57

Looe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Captains Cottage” Outstanding cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Wonderful roses and scones and cream on arrival. Highly recommended and will be back. Love the whole area.
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from £150 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Second visit to tawelfa and did not disappoint. Fabulous week in great cottage with all you need. Comfortable, clean, lovely base for fab holiday. Will be returning soon.
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from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“The Reviews say it all...!!!!” Driftwood cottage is true to all trip advisor reviews & the Guest Book comments We have stayed in Saithes 4 times now & return every year in the winter for Birthday weekends, most other cottages are natty/quirky but ca
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from £95 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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from £95 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carmel, Wales

Caernarfon / Carmel, Wales

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Bryn trallwyn uchaf cottage Wales” My parents had a very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage it was just perfect for them they hope to return next year
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from £50 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

36

Mevagissey holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful Cottage in a great location” Seafarer's Watch is a beautifully appointed and well-maintained cottage with plenty of thoughtful touches. This was our third visit with a fourth already booked which probably says it all. The cottage is clean,
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from £60 / night

£415 - £925 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

35

Holiday cottage in Bonchurch

Ventnor / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr
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from £150 / night

£900 - £1890 / week

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from £150 / night

(38) Excellent 

19

Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.
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from £71 / night

£480 - £839 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

from £71 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“A real Gem” My wife and I stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week, it was so well equipped, everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. The welcome pack was beyond generous with the most delicious home cooked meal left for us. The view is
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from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Noss Mayo holiday cottage rental

Devon / Noss Mayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely cottage in perfect location” This was a lovely cottage. Perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Noss Mayo with stunning cliff-top walks and easy access to the historic city of Plymouth and its amenities. The cottage was full of character
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from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Very Good 

30

Holiday cottage in Thingvellir

South Region / Thingvellir

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Nice vacation home in a beautiful place. Pay attention tot he key pickup/dropoff rules” A charming home in a really nice area. Close to the park and the Golden Circle attractions. Please note that key pickup and dropoff is an hour drive from the house
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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(59) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” We had a lovely stay here! Great house, really clean and great location. The house has everything you need. We loved our time here.
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from £75 / night

£470 - £720 / week

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from £75 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£650 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

28

Holiday cottage in Hambleton

Rutland / Hambleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” A beautiful cottage in a stunning location Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Loved the little extras like bread from the local bakery. We will back!
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from £150 / night

£850 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

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20

Holiday cottage in Boscastle

Cornwall / Boscastle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask about pets
“A holiday worth travelling for” I have stayed in Penlys many times, from 2005 onward, usually twice a year. I normally stay for 2 weeks in April/May and 2 weeks in September/October. The storage heaters and the log burning stove are very comforting on
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from £50 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
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from £88 / night

£347 - £702 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

from £88 / night

(64) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

13

St. Davids holiday cottage rental

St Davids Peninsula / St Davids

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.46 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful and Refreshing” This was our second visit to sweet, perfectly formed Cariad Cottage and it was every bit as lovely as the first. Just love it! It's location to the coastal path is just a short walk across a couple of fields and St. Davids i
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from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage letting

Aberaeron / Felin Fach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in a fantastic location!!” We booked the cottage along with other accommodation at Gilfach to accommodate our large family for my birthday. The cottage is so well equipped we managed to cater for 9 each night (only 5 of us sta
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from £100 / night

£1045 / week

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avg. 3 hours 47 minutes

from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Ferndown holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Ferndown

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Extremely helpful owner and assistant. Beautiful house” before our stay I spoke to Sonia on a number of occasions regarding my husband who is in a wheelchair. I can only say I have never had such good service regarding the information given for a dis
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from £130 / night

£740 - £1815 / week

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from £130 / night

(13) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect retreat!” A stunning converted cottage set in the beautiful peaceful grounds of Treberfydd House and gardens. Pet friendly and comfortably sleeps six with two bathrooms, one en-suite. The cottage has its own private parking and is situated
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from £130 / night

£525 - £795 / week

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(6) Excellent 

27

Cottage rental in Pluvigner

Morbihan / Pluvigner

11 22 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£1600 - £3800 / week

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from £300 / night

(14) Very Good 

18

Holiday cottage in Bontddu

Snowdonia National Park / Bontddu

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£255 - £695 / week

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from £65 / night

(37) Very Good 

29

Hill Head holiday cottage rental

Fareham / Hill Head

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyable stay in a cosy characterful cottage” We arrived on a dark wet evening and it was lovely to walk into a cosy welcoming room. All the facilities we needed were there and, of course, the view was spectacular. We used it as a base to watch the l
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from £120 / night

£450 - £865 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

45

Holiday cottage rental

Ventnor / St Lawrence, Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful home in peaceful setting” Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks straight from the ho
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from £150 / night

£525 - £1345 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Horning

Norwich / Horning

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Very good location easy fishing from garden” Only thing not so good was the swimming pool and chip shop near house was closed. Plenty of good food on offer at all the pubs and restaurants.
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from £64 / night

£450 - £1145 / week

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from £64 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aunby

Stamford / Aunby

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Fantastic Holiday” Our stay in Clematis cottage was everything we wanted and much, much more. Excellent accommodation, beautifully and conveniently laid out. Clean and well equipped cottage. Lovely surroundings, peaceful and quiet, exactly what we n
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from £65 / night

£340 - £650 / week

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(30) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Llanfallteg

Narberth / Llanfallteg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Beaudy Bach” What a wonderful and idyllic place to stay. We sadly missed the owners who were away on holiday but we had a warm and helpful welcome from Nigel. The location is so peaceful at the end of a small lane in close proximity to the o
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from £100 / night

£430 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

from £100 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanllechid

Bangor / Llanllechid

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” Beautiful location, cottage was very clean and well equipped. We had a great stay and will definitely return again.
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from £110 / night

£575 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £470 / night

£4463 - £6130 / week

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from £470 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great family getaway.” We had a fab time staying at the fisherman cottage. Perfect location for us visiting family & attending a friends wedding. The space in the kitchen, dining & sitting area was perfect for the Sunday as it was my daughters bday so
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from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(31) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage rental

Boa Island / Kesh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic cottage” We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend with my family, the cottage exceeded all our expectations!! It was like home from home! We will be booking again this year and can't recommend this cottage enough to everyone!! Thankyou so
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from £90 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £90 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Clonmany

Clonmany / Urris

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house in a wonderful area” Mia's Cottage is a comfortable house situated in the heart of Inis Eoghain. It's a great location from which to view the entire peninsula and all it offers, including the wonderful historic sites that are situated
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from £75 / night

£290 - £560 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Limburg Province / Venlo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£286 / week

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from £66 / night

(32) Excellent 

28

Cottage rental in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“fantastic!” I visited Ty Haf and Llandudno during Eastern. The homeowners are very kind and willing to welcome their guests. The cottage is fully equipped and has amazing views over the North Promenade, Great and Little Orme. You can see the sheep go
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from £70 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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from £70 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“This was a great relaxing stay” Was visiting the area for both family and tourist reasons and really needed a 'get away' break. I found the 'Bothy' and it was just what I needed. No hotel, B&B but somewhere self contained. The 'Bothy' is self containe
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from £35 / night

£220 - £285 / week

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from £35 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in
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from £70 / night

£300 - £1025 / week

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from £70 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Well decorated and well equipped cottage - one of the best we have stayed in as a family. More spacious than we had anticipated - plenty of room for a family of 4 with 2 young teenagers. Might have been a struggle with more guests as only th
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from £85 / night

£425 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
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from £146 / night

£1020 - £2123 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Rhiw holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Rhiw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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