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Best city breaks


Save money on a city break by booking a stay at one of these top holiday rentals. Opting for a holiday apartment over a hotel will save you money per person and it means you can live like a local while you’re away.



City getaways make fantastic mini-breaks in the new year. Jet off to Rome, Florence or London to soak up the centuries of history, art and culture. Or turn your trip into a shopping spree or a romantic post-Christmas getaway.



With so many cheap flights on offer, European city breaks are even more affordable than before. You could even squeeze in a city stop on the way to your main holiday. And inviting friends or family along means you’ll each spend less on a shared city apartment or villa.



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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence holiday villa rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Saint-Remy-de-Provence

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
Completed in 2010, the villa is of style typically of Provence and offers an absolute comfort. It is one of these places of dream where one likes to still come and return. Located at the feet of Alpilles, beside a small channel, its sight is superb and its ideal entour  …see more

from £276 / night

£1930 - £5439 / week

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from £276 / night

(141) 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
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great Apartment in York City Centre” Right in the middle of York City Centre, this apartment is ideal for getting out and about without using your car. The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need including a patio area and secure par  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great - just what was needed...” Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio open most of the  …see more

from £150 / night

£1053 - £1492 / week

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from £150 / night

(19) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need!” We stayed at Bayview Cottage for the first week of September, there were 4 adults, a toddler and a baby. We loved the cottage, it is decorated very well and the furnishings are top qual  …see more

from £100 / night

£465 - £1255 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday townhouse in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Paradise Palms

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A Beautiful 5* Star 'Spacious', 4 bedroom, 3 bath Vacation home, south Facing Private Pool on a holiday resort with Communal Pool, tennis Courts, Games Room, Sauna, Gym, Card Room. Tiki Bar. 5 Mins from Disney and all the major attractions. Ideal for families  …see more

from £94 / night

£610 - £940 / week

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from £94 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sliema with shared pool

Sliema / Tigne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday and apartment” It is very difficult to find an apartment for rent so nicely decorated at such a good value for money! We were so impressed with the space it has a for a holiday accommodation. The bedrooms are very spacious and the livin  …see more

from £66 / night

£439 - £1097 / week

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from £66 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment accommodation

Nice / Port of Nice

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely apartment, beautiful view” We stayed in this apartment for 4 nights in September and wished it could have been longer. There were a lot of stairs to climb but the view was wonderful and well worth it. The apartment itself had everything we need  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £925 / week

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from £105 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely stay” Warm welcome. Quirky basement flat in gorgeous house. Baby friendly with lots of home from home comforts. Blessed with gorgeous weather throughout our stay which made it even more enjoyable.  …see more

from £110 / night

£625 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Lake View” Four generations of my family stayed at this property for Christmas and for our group of 8 adults, 2 children (aged 4 and 2) and a baby it was almost perfect. We all really enjoyed the views of the lake from the big picture windo  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2350 / week

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from £200 / night

(15) Excellent 

23

Wanaka ski home to rent.

Otago Region / Wanaka

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Ski
“Awesome location!! - fantastic house - perfect for a chilled out holiday.” This is the second time we have stayed at this house. It has everything you need for a perfect stay. The views are stunning and the location is perfect - close to Wanaka. Acro  …see more

from £148 / night

£1031 / week

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from £148 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Pimlico

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Exquisite and superbly fitted one double bedroom flat, Zone 1 in Central London. Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation. Within walki  …see more

from £107 / night

£797 - £1397 / week

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from £107 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in South East London

South East London / Plumstead, Greenwich

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Awesome Home Away from Home!” There were three of us traveling - parents & one teenager. Explorer's Rest has ample room for at least a group of four. Negative comments would be that - and this might be typical for the area - the washer cycle took up  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £980 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cefalu holiday villa let

Cefalu / Sant'Ambrogio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Villa, generous and obliging owner,” This Villa did all it said in the advert and more. The owner was very helpful and queries were dealt with almost immediately. It was a joy to spend a week there. The family wanted to stay forever. The log  …see more

from £49 / night

£264 - £943 / week

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from £49 / night

(36) 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
Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a v  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £1345 / week

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from £99 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saturnia

Manciano / Saturnia

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“The house made ​​us cry when we got there” We had the perfect stay at this house. We were 9 friends from sweden and one infant. The pool area was perfect, the house was fantastic and the views were stunning! The hosts also gave us an experience of  …see more

from £308 / night

£1579 - £2720 / week

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from £308 / night

(60) Excellent 

24

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
“Christmas Visit 2014” Excellent accommodation and well maintained. Very convenient for walking into town, no hassle with having to try to find somewhere to park in town. Accommodation had ample space for the two of us. Recommended. Would book again  …see more

from £66 / night

£399 - £965 / week

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from £66 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Cannes / Central Cannes

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” One of a kind opportunity. Fantastic facilities throughout. Walking distance to town. Made a birthday trip special. Thank you (:  …see more

from £786 / night

£3729 - £7895 / week

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from £786 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous  …see more

from £115 / night

£665 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

45

Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £162 / night

£1412 / week

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from £162 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

County Galway / Galway

4 11 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
An opportunity to stay on the most photographed street in Ireland. This row of historic town houses draws artists and photographers worldwide, all eager to capture first hand the beauty of the Jewel in Galway's crown. The house has breathtaking views of the River  …see more

from £167 / night

£895 - £3891 / week

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from £167 / night

(39) Excellent 

50

Apartment rental in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous City pad for Hogmanay stay” The apartment is beautifully presented, clean and looks better than the photos. Set in a charming location with your own entrance. Local amenities a few minutes walk away and all attractions within 18 mins walkin  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable, spacious, very well equipped apartment. Had everything we needed and more.” Arrived to a warm welcome, guided around the apartment and shown where everything was. Despite being in the basement of a tenement (shared access via stair  …see more

from £75 / night

£820 - £1475 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Marina holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Pleasant Stay” Our first time in Portugal was made a very pleasant experience because the apartment offered comfort, space and a serene atmosphere. Its accessibility to shops of different sorts, the scenic view of the marina and its proximity to th  …see more

from £50 / night

£365 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Valletta holiday apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment” This is an excellent apartment. Situation if perfect, furnished to a high standard. We prefer self catering as my husband is an excellent cook and likes to cook the local food himself. A bit wary of doing this overseas as not a  …see more

from £92 / night

£641 - £1045 / week

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from £92 / night

(15) Very Good 

30

Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

7 14 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely stay at a beautiful villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped and spacious and  …see more

from £246 / night

£1474 - £4036 / week

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from £246 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Torrenova holiday villa rental

Majorca / Torrenova

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“excellent” Best Villa we have stayed in and been back 3 times..couldn't afford it this year but hoping to go back in the very near future. it's everything you could ask for..great location lovely bar beautiful inside and out..and Sebastian very frien  …see more

from £295 / night

£1495 - £3495 / week

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from £295 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Geneva holiday apartment rental

Canton of Geneva / Geneva

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Boutique Luxury Loft Apartment in the heart of Vieux Carouge, Geneva's fanciest neighborhood with plenty of little shops, art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and local markets. High speed internet access, flat screen TV entertainment center, nespresso cappucc  …see more

from £163 / night

£1139 / week

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from £163 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Central Nice

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“You can believe the reviews about this property.” You can believe the reviews about this property. We usually stay at 4 or 5 star hotels when on vacation, but this time we decided to go for another lodging option. So glad we did! Clean, great location  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Nice / Vieux Nice

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“romantic, modern clean secluded garret getaway full of sunlight and sea views” This property is gorgeous, newly renovated, modern, crisp white colours. It is on the fifth floor that gives it a direct view over the sea that just delights. Has the feel  …see more

from £62 / night

£369 - £729 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Gouvia with indoor pool, golf nearby

Corfu / Gouvia

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
The island of Corfu in the northwestern corner of Greece is among the greenest and in the eyes of many, among the most beautiful island in the country. Independently owned and operated, the Privilege Villas offer travellers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay.  …see more

from £264 / night

£2193 - £7948 / week

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from £264 / night

(123) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / 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
Camden Luxury apartment. Sleeps up to 4. Breakfast included. 4 star rating. 1 minute tube  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Kassiopi holiday villa let

Corfu / Kassiopi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best holiday we've ever had” We wanted a quiet, relaxing holday in a lovely house with a wonderful view; Sfakoi more than fitted the bill. When we arrived, we found a "welcome" hamper of delicious food which ensured that we had enough for a meal on  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £3000 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Quinta do Lago

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spot On.” Lovely, spacious, well equipped appartment in great location. Good size pool, with plenty of spare loungers! Just about walking distance (20 mins) to the beach (with children of 10 &11), through the natural parks alongside the beaches. Would  …see more

from £97 / night

£544 - £1579 / week

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from £97 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Studio rental in Grassmarket

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay!!!!” I stayed in this apartment in December and had a great time. Edinburgh castle is only a stone throw away and the views of it from the windows and balcony are fabulous! There were two of us staying but the apartment sleeps up t  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £690 / week

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from £70 / night

(50) 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
“Fantastic - Enjoyable Stay” The Saltings is just the perfect little cottage! Great location, with space to park your car & leave it for the weekend. Access to the center of Bath is so easy, there is a bus stop right outside of The Saltings & the numbe  …see more

from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Val-de-Marne / Nogent-sur-Marne

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £154 / night

£987 / week

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from £154 / night

(68) Excellent 

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New Town holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“A Great Base to Explore Edinburgh” We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and a friend so tota  …see more

from £75 / night

£690 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Fabulous house in the heart of Amsterdam. The location is perfect to explore by foot, bicycle, tour bus, train or boat. Access to all is within a block or two. Wonderful restaurants are near by and so is a grocery store. The full k  …see more

from £373 / night

£2426 - £2917 / week

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from £373 / night