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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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Mersea Island holiday cottage rental

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Central location on small holiday island only 10 minutes walk from sandy beach. 5 minutes from shops, pub and restaurants. Famous for seafood and oysters. Good area for yachting, fishing and nearby country park. Colchester Zoo and Castle 10 miles. Golf/Spa resort 7 mile  …see more

from £62 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £62 / night

(10) Excellent 

15

West Kilbride holiday apartment accommodation

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Great wee flat” Well equipped and the starter pack of food was a lovely touch. Kitchen was small but equipped with all we needed!  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

33

Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

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from £77 / night

£577 - £916 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Very Good 

23

Holiday home in Ballygarrett

Gorey / Ballygarrett

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar,  …see more

from £56 / night

£373 - £577 / week

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from £56 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic - amazing beautiful - a dream” Ard Na Mara delivers exactly what it says on the tin. Pure relaxation in a unbelievable beautiful location; with amazing views.A total chill out zone. The amenities in the house are ten out of ten - you only ha  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
River Lark Lodge also offers Camping at Karma Farm Eco-Campside if required.  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Very Good 

28

Holiday villa in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its name  …see more

from £432 / night

£3534 - £3730 / week

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from £432 / night

(14) Excellent 

18

Home rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay” We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops! Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with an  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £2450 / week

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from £280 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Overstone holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Northampton / Overstone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Rarely available luxury caravan / mobile home for hire on this sought after rural park, whether it be for business accommodation, family holiday or just to get away from it all. Welcome to our NEW and second listing to Overstone Lakes Holiday Park. Because this is a  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £365 / week

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from £40 / night

(89) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing and quiet place to stay.” My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found it a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time together. On our arrival we were met by the owner Seungee who had baked a cake and placed some flowers in  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Llanfaethlu

Anglesey / Llanfaethlu

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by  …see more

from £60 / night

£230 - £455 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Very Good 

27

Holiday apartment with shared pool in La Zenia

La Zenia / La Zenia Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location, spotless clean apartment” Couldn't praise this apartment enough..everything you need..will definitely book again..and Louise was more than helpful  …see more

from £26 / night

£170 - £416 / week

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from £26 / night

(17) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa in Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa / Potamos

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Villa! Will definately return.” We had a fabulous holiday! Ocean Blue Villa stunning,great location with amazing views!Everything you could ever need for a Luxurious break. Our dealings with John was first class. He was very helpful and prom  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 - £3390 / week

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from £170 / night

(7) Excellent 

43

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £111 / night

£763 - £1187 / week

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from £111 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Volos

Magnesia Region / Volos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely amazing!” Great time spent in Volos at Villa Olive! Wonderful place, with all necessary facilities for families with kids, incredible garden and pool, impressive renewed house built in 1910, cozy and peaceful, in two words: Absolutely amazi  …see more

from £162 / night

£975 - £1420 / week

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from £162 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Property for multi generational holiday” This was our second visit to this property and this time our sons and their families joined us. The weather wasn't great but we were able to get the little ones on the beach in minutes when the sun did sh  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(25) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“The ideal location for a relaxing holiday” We found Villa Coralie to be the ideal location for the type of relaxing holiday we want. This delightful villa is in a peaceful yet convenient setting with stunning views from the back garden to Coral Bay, t  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £945 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

19

Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.” Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful  …see more

from £39 / night

£254 - £759 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

44

Hotel apartment rental in Split with swimming pool, golf nearby

Split-Dalmatia County / Split

14 40 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
absolute peace and privacy, seaview rooms, beach, pool, fitness, tennis, golf, grill, parking  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 - £14350 / week

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from £84 / night

(10) Excellent 

21

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous swim out apartment” We loved this apartment its close to the beach and the pool is right off the patio. Its well layed out with both couples having their own bathrooms, a well equiped kitchen with large fridge. great outdoor area with loung  …see more

from £183 / night

£1275 - £2809 / week

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from £183 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ban Tai

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
Baan Tai Beach is only 300 meters flat walk to the villa, we offer airport transfers, can arrange chef service, breakfast delivered, personal shopping and all while you relax around the fresh water pool and tropical sourroundings.  …see more

from £135 / night

£925 / week

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from £135 / night

(15) Excellent 

20

Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Oura Beach

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, met every expectation” I highly recommend this Villa. After organising a 5 day stay for a group of 14, we were all very happy and to be honest after looking at other villas and hotels around the area, I think we hit jackpot with Villa  …see more

from £100 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £100 / night

(49) Excellent 

20

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
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(5) Excellent 

9

Holiday chalet in Mablethorpe

Lincolnshire / Mablethorpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“lovely chalet” This is a lovely chalet has everything you need.Bed linen is supplied only need to take you towels.The living area has a very cosy feeling.there is a club,cafe,chip shop and launderette on site only few minutes walk from the beach.Ideal  …see more

from £20 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £20 / night

(11) Very Good 

15

Bracklesham Bay holiday chalet rental

Chichester / Bracklesham Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I know I've rated very good but is between very good and excelent” Visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed the property was an excellent base for that also surrounding areas. Lovely private patio accommodation was a nice little bolt hole, home from hom  …see more

from £39 / night

£258 - £641 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu  …see more

from £155 / night

£1081 / week

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from £155 / night

(32) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Very Good 

23

Portmeirion holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“homely cottage” we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage, it is quiet and peaceful but not far from all amenities. it was also pet friendly and everything was clean and tidy.  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

30

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fortaleza

State of Ceara / Fortaleza

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Swimming pool
Sea view apartment,apartment in the heart of Fortalezafree wifi, free parking,air conditioning  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(37) Excellent 

27

Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“Week of relaxation” What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we are so taken .  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Lagos

Faro District / Lagos

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb modern well situated villa + Pool” We hired this villa for the fourth time in 2013 and have rebooked in June 2014 for another 'extended family' holiday. We visit with adult children and grandchildren. The property is in an up market quiet resi  …see more

from £150 / night

£875 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday studio rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Villefranche-sur-Mer

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The perfect studio apartment (38 m², 2-4 persons) in Villefranche sur Mer ! Air condition and swimming-pool. Wi-fi. Apartment in a high quality residence with fabulous view over the Villefranche Bay and St Jean-Cap Ferrat. Ideally situated in the sun all day!  …see more

from £109 / night

£760 - £1172 / week

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from £109 / night

(23) Excellent 

45

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Sunderland holiday apartment rental

Tyne and Wear / Sunderland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing apartment in perfect location” No matter how good the photos are on an advert you always expect something not to be quite the same. Nothing could be further from the truth with this fabulous beach side apartment. The location is amazing with s  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(39) Excellent 

27

Polzeath holiday home rental

Polzeath / Roserrow

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home” A wonderful week at The Haven, the house was exceptionally spacious for 8 of us and the facilities were great. Having an en-suite in every bedroom was a definite bonus. Great location within 5 min drive of Polzeath where the kids  …see more

from £150 / night

£1075 - £2050 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa in Davenport

Davenport / Sandy Ridge

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful House and Great service” We stayer at Mickey's Place for 15 days and it was great. The house was big and Wonderful. Very clean and had everything we wanted. The toys in de garage was Great for the kids and the wassing machine and dryer were  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £540 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Brac Island / Supetar

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Garden with lot of plants where enjoy to spend time with your family and friends, well equipped and comfortable house , vicinity of the sea, different types of entertainment...everything is there to let you have great and unforgettable holidays.  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 - £594 / week

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from £77 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Madron

Penzance / Madron

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Pet friendly
Set in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Beadnell, Almond Apartment is a ground floor, new holiday home perfectly designed for couples looking for a peaceful or active retreat to the famous Northumberland coastline. Our bookings are normally strictly Satu  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £435 / week

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from £26 / night