Best UK city breaks

Best UK city breaks (1658)

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 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.  …see more

from £80 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(33) 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
“Great apartment” Great apartment perfect location for bars,restaurants and shopping. Would definitely recommend this apartment  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £680 / week

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from £120 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Hurstpierpoint

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n  …see more

from £210 / night

£1050 - £1982 / week

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from £210 / night

(71) 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  …see more

from £149 / night

£675 / week

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from £149 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Isleworth with golf nearby

Greater London / Isleworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“It made Christmas 2012 possible for us.” Strawberry Cottage isa very well furnished and equipped property. It had everything we needed for a one week stay over Christmas. It even came with Christmas decorations. It was very comfortable. Our family  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 - £1270 / week

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from £160 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Rochester holiday townhouse rental

Kent / Rochester

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Southsea

Portsmouth / Southsea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment - Excellent value for money” Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central location  …see more

from £100 / night

£900 / week

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from £100 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment in a fabulous location!! Very clean, everything you need. We stayed 4 nights with our 2 girls aged 3 and 6 and it was perfect!  …see more

from £95 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Pontcanna

Cardiff / Pontcanna

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We were extremely pleased with the Maisonette had a wonderful two days there. Perfectly situated for a stroll onto Cardiff centre looking forward to a return visit.  …see more

from £169 / night

£895 - £1195 / week

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from £169 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Worcestershire / Worcester

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Selsey holiday caravan/mobile home rental

West Sussex / Selsey

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Had great stay” Weather was great and caravan very good and well maintained with useful Hoover and ironing board iron  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £550 / week

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from £35 / night

(25) 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  …see more

from £45 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Best location” Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hiring a choice for something not too  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Camden

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£700 / week

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from £110 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Bristol

England / Bristol

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room? Ma  …see more

from £98 / night

£600 / week

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from £98 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Apartment” We stayed for a weekend in August. The apartment is lovely and big. It has everything you could want, including a welcome pack. The owner was fantastic to deal with. The apartment is in a great location right in the heart of  …see more

from £195 / night

£745 - £850 / week

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from £195 / night

(117) 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
“Wonderful townhouse.” Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the worry of where to park and avo  …see more

from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Central Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The most magical getaway” I actually live in Cambridge however i wanted a couple of days away from home - closer to the town centre, just to get a little peach and quiet away from home, my partner lives in London and his birthday was coming up so i th  …see more

from £114 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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from £114 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful holiday flat” We booked this flat for 3 nights during half term. 2 Adults and 4 children. Parking was good. You are not always guaranteed a spot right outside the flat but plenty of parking very close by. It is a really beautifully presen  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £2860 / week

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from £110 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Bristol

Bristol / Central Bristol

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect house for NYE party and cosy New Year's Day” We had an absolute ball at this house over New Year's Eve. We were a mixed group of old university friends and we wanted a big house with lots of room to have New Year's Eve in together and chill ou  …see more

from £450 / night

£2500 / week

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from £450 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Average 

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Holiday cottage in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£520 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Very Good 

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London holiday apartment rental

England / London

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely staff to work with from reservation to exit and wonderfully convenient location.” Everything as stated and shown. Very secure building. New appliances, updated bathrooms and good beds. Called for more hangers and coffee pot. Delivered prompt  …see more

from £179 / night

£1505 / week

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from £179 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Bournemouth

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” This is a return visit to the Farthings as we previously stayed in No. 4. It was a great holiday in a superb apartment. We like the fact it is close to both shops & sea. There is little need to use the car especially as there is an excelle  …see more

from £66 / night

£399 - £965 / week

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from £66 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(41) 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
“Stunning New York-style apartment ideally located in the heart of Brighton's hippest district” Surprised a cluster of friends by booking this very cool New York-style apartment found in one of the hippest areas of Brighton, in The Lanes – and 10 minut  …see more

from £300 / night

£2200 - £5500 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in North London

London / North London

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stratford Old Town

Stratford-upon-Avon / Stratford Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect cottage in an idyllic location” We were two young couples looking for a perfect weekend away- and this cottage delivered 100%. Some advantages were parking, location, thatched roof, decor, tactfully dated but with all mod cons. We couldn't hav  …see more

from £140 / night

£660 - £910 / week

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from £140 / night

(153) 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  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

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Edinburgh holiday apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £170 / night

£1300 - £2950 / week

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from £170 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Durham

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£770 - £1450 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

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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

from £120 / night

£595 - £695 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Davidsons Mains

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way” We have just returned from a week in The Annexe and had to drag ourselves away! From the welcome we received (after a long drive up from the south of England and resulting late arrival to find Fiona waiting for us) to the superb  …see more

from £75 / night

£390 - £795 / week

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from £75 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location” This charming apartment is only 5/10 minutes walk to Princes Street and has excellent choice of buses too. The apartment was just as described on the website and the breakfast pack provided was much appreciated. Would definitely st  …see more

from £90 / night

£580 - £790 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Tollcross with golf nearby

Edinburgh / Tollcross

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Heart of the city with a village feel” We booked this apartment to meet up with a bigger group for birthday celebrations in Edinburgh. It is very roomy and well equipped. The views across Bruntsfield Links in front are great. There are lots of shops  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £895 / week

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from £110 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Cardiff / Rhiwbina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“My feedback to Sharonne and Hugh” A really comfortable cottage with excellent access to Cardiff City Centre. Nice and cosy and very comfortable sleeping. A 10 minute walk to the local pubs with great weekend entertainment and local store and the fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£341 - £578 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

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St. Andrews holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£441 - £829 / week

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from £120 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Ovingdean

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful bungalow in a perfect location!” My family and I have just returned home from a family wedding in Ovingdean. There were 8 of us and a small dog and there was plenty of room! The bungalow is very spacious so nobody felt on top and of each oth  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

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