Best UK city breaks

Best UK city breaks (1570)

Celebrate the best of British and book a city break in the UK. From living it up in London to exploring the historical city of York, there’s something for everyone. Head to Wales to take a city break in Cardiff with its fantastic shopping and buzzing nightlife. Visit Scotland to join the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo or have a laugh at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Choose Belfast for award-winning restaurants, bars, galleries and theatres. Soak in the atmosphere in Bath with its architectural wonders and visit the Thermae Bath Spa.


Oxford, the 'city of dreaming spires' oozes history with its world-famous colleges and museums. For more history, stay in Nottingham to learn about the legend of Robin Hood or Canterbury to explore its magnificent cathedral. If you’re a Beatles fan, book an apartment or townhouse in Liverpool to visit the world famous Cavern Club and some of the many galleries and museums. 2015 is set to be another great year for the UK so contact the owner to book the perfect place for you.

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Apartment rental in Birkenhead

Wirral / Birkenhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“No bother ticked all the boxs everyone happy” Had lovely stay . Clean modern apartment with all mod cons . Good location. Kids loved dvds and view of Hamilton Square nice to wake up to. Good transport links.
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from £85 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.
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from £85 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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(37) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Belfast

Northern Ireland / Belfast

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Girls weekend” This was the second time we stayed in this apartment it is spotless and beautiful we had a brilliant stay both times and nothing went wrong would highly recommend this apartment
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from £120 / night

£650 - £680 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Norwich

Norfolk / Norwich

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worthing

West Sussex / Worthing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable, homely and spacious.” Perfectly located, well equipped and deceptively spacious. We chose this house as the location was near to family but being close to the town and restaurants was such a bonus. Our stay was over the Xmas period and
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from £120 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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from £120 / night

(137) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Find” My partner and I booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh, and we found this fantastic apartment online. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great location, only a short walk to the new town, and gorgeous views of Nelson's Monument.
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1240 / week

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(35) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Royal William Yard

Plymouth / Royal William Yard

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment, recommend 100%” We stayed here for the preparation for our wedding and some time after the event. A fantastic apartment, well equipped and very well presented. A great space to get ready in with fantastic views of a beautiful loc
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from £65 / night

£427 - £854 / week

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from £65 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfy and convenient” Loved this apartment, very well appointed, quiet and lovely views across the meadows. Easy access to Bath via boat, the best option, bus, the quickest and the bus stop just metres from the property, or a 35 minute walk along the
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from £105 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £105 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very Comfortable and cosy” The owners son was there to greet us when we arrived and was very friendly, giving us a brief tour of the caravan before letting us "get on with it". The caravan itself was extremely comfortable for both relaxing and sleepin
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from £45 / night

£180 - £340 / week

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from £45 / night

(157) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay.” Edele was very helpful, the location is quiet yet it's only a 15 min walk into town. Good value for the price, only downside was the lack of hot water by the 5th showers but it wasn't a major
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from £110 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Swansea Marina

Swansea / Swansea Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Easter get away” We had a lovely few days in this sunny apartment. The apartment is well located to local facilities (beach, shops, restaurants etc). The apartment was clean and fully equipped.
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from £120 / night

£595 - £695 / week

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from £120 / night

(152) Excellent 

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Central York self catering apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Why stay anywhere else in York” We started using this apartment a couple of years ago. Our requirements were a short walk to York with decent car parking and a good apartment. We have just returned from our 6th stay, why would we consider anywhere el
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Southampton / Ocean Village

4 6 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“trains boats and planes” unbelievable photos do not give justice in the morning you can see the arrival or departure of some of the worlds great liners,planes can be seen (but not heard) flying overhead and a couple of times a day trains full of new c
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from £180 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent!” We had a wonderful stay! It was a lovely location and we will definitely be coming back! We would recommend Bathamoton Mill for a drink and a boat trip into town!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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(31) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“If you're visiting york or going to the Races stay nowhere else!!” I booked this house for myself and 2 friends to stay during the races weekend, the house was great, really spacious, easy to find, clean, tidy, and bang in the centre of town! The owne
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from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Ipswich holiday manor house rental

Suffolk / Ipswich

13 26 Min stay varies

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous large house!” Perfect large old manor house, tucked away in the centre of Ipswich. We used it for a large family gathering and everyone was very impressed! The bedrooms were all different each with a charm of its own. There was enough roo
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from £975 / night

£4950 / week

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(43) Very Good 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful space in the heart of Brighton!” This apartment is even bigger and better than it looks in the photo's. Very modern and comfortable with plenty of space.14 of us stayed for 3 nights, right in the heart of Brighton surrounded by the lanes and
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from £300 / night

£2200 - £5500 / week

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(27) Very Good 

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Canterbury holiday home rental

Kent / Canterbury

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Location, location location!” Overall we very much enjoyed our stay at Cedar House, the location worked very well for Canterbury and us as a family. The property was neat and tidy, the one thing we would have liked is perhaps a welcome basket with mil
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from £100 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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New Town holiday home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful mews in an excellent central location.” Took my three kids to Edinburgh and stayed in this lovely, yet secluded, little house. Excellent location, with everything within walking distance. The accommodation was clean and welcoming. All of u
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from £200 / night

£635 - £1175 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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from £423 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Croyde with golf nearby

Braunton / Croyde

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £94 / night

£652 - £1352 / week

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from £94 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Liverpool

Liverpool / Liverpool City Centre

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place” Perfect apartment in great location with everything you need! No problems at all, Would definitely recommend to anyone!
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from £105 / night

£735 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £105 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Ideal apartment for two couples” It is our second visit and that has more advantages as you have an idea where the shops and restaurants are. Once again a fabulous place to stay in Edinburgh, near lots of pubs and a shopping centre and 10 mins to town
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from £160 / night

£950 - £1400 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bournemouth with golf nearby

Bournemouth / Lansdowne

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful penthouse” I will recommend this.a bit of a distance from the beach but so beautiful it does not matter.the house is a home away from home.owner thought of everything to make you comfortable.its so nice that you can leave the windows open ev
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from £120 / night

£600 - £790 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £120 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay! 5* Apartment” Booked Kenilworth apartment for a girls weekend for 6 of us to stay. Apartment was spotless, gorgeous, great value for the price and just perfect for a mix of nights in with a takeaway and a night out on the Toon. Landlords
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Certificate of Excellence

from £180 / night

£869 / week

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from £180 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“spacious, central, well equiped, brilliant.” Mum, Sons and Daughters in law, five in all stayed for a week at the OttoLoft. The primary reason for the visit was to attend a wedding but we also had plenty of time to explore the area and to shop. A trip
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from £190 / night

£850 - £1316 / week

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from £190 / night

(18) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Rochester holiday townhouse rental

Kent / Rochester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“The saltings” What can I say but stunning. Will definitely be booking the saltings again or even one of the bigger cottages and take the family. The owners were helpful and available at all times and the little extras were greatfully accepted
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from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks
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from £149 / night

£675 / week

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from £149 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Southport

Merseyside / Southport

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Short break” Excellent. Ideal location and great facilities. Would definitely recommend. Will be booking again.Car not needed.
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from £100 / night

£600 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in West End

Edinburgh / West End

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(50) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Harrogate

North Yorkshire / Harrogate

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy, relaxing homely flat” We stayed here for two nights. The flat was cosy, extremely clean and well equipped. The location of the flat is perfect, a couple of minutes walk into centre of Harrogate. Nick was accommodating and always helpful with any
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from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Old Costessey

Norwich / Old Costessey

Studio 6 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent” Lovely owners. Accommodation was very homely & had all the amenities we needed. Excellent location for exploring. Quiet location & on a bus route. Highly recommended.
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from £45 / night

£200 - £425 / week

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from £45 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The little tin chapel” We had a lovely stay at the little tin chapel. A well thought out space that stayed cool even in hot weather, a great retreat from the busy town of chester! Many thanks
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from £95 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Central York holiday home rental

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Car not necessary
“Best friends catching up” My best friend and I spent a lovely weekend in York and decided on a weekend rent rather than a hotel or B&B. It was a lovely place - very central so could walk everywhere. The owners were very hospitable and made us feel ver
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from £90 / night

£450 - £510 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely property, lovely host, brilliant location” We were concerned about location with regard to noise as it is sited on the main A82 through the town, which were unfounded. A very well furbished property for a couple, with a garden to relax in. Av
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from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

(122) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent” Perfect Property. Location, very central only a short walk to all the wonderful Chester sights. Property had all the facilities needed for a weeks stay for a family of 4. It was also extremely clean. We have stayed in many properties and th
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from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ms” A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great find - book up and see for yourself.
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from £165 / night

£950 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Chester City Centre holiday home rental

Chester / Chester City Centre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect place in a great location” Just around the corner from the centre of Chester. This is a unique traditional house which has been lovingly decorated to a high standard and would be a delight for anyone looking for a perfect stay in Chester. The
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from £145 / night

£765 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(81) Excellent 

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New Town holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Ideal location” This accommodation was a real treat, it was spotlessly clean and the Host has provided anything you may need during your stay. I would definitely recommend this flat and its location and will hope to be returning again in the near fu
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from £85 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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