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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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(28) Very Good 

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Durham holiday cottage rental

Durham / Durham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Cottage & area” Me, my parents & my partner stayed at Huckleberry cottage for 3 nights at the end of March & were so impressed. The cottage itself is situated in a secluded area but just a short stroll to the Black Horse pub. It was immacu
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from £85 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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(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

(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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avg. 1 hour 24 minutes

from £120 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Kato Gouves holiday cottage rental

Gouves / Kato Gouves

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great place to stay” The villa was a delight to stay in, having looked on line before booking we expected the accommodation to be good, but when we got there it was even better than we had ever anticipated. Yannis met us at the airport and took us t
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from £132 / night

£878 - £2413 / week

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from £132 / night

(9) Excellent 

36

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
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped
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from £150 / night

£1053 - £1316 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

13

Holiday cottage rental

Worcestershire / Worcester

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
“Unique location” Lovely unique location with views of the cathedral, watch the world go by from the front garden or take a stroll to The Anchor for a drink and a bite to eat or venture into town. Wake up with the sound of the river running by. Well eq
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from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Old Town Esplanade with golf nearby

Albufeira / Old Town Esplanade

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary

from £80 / night

£275 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Platanias, Skiathos

Skiathos / Platanias, Skiathos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.06 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£185 / week

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(29) Excellent 

35

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful cottage in a beautiful setting” This is the second time in 3 years we have stayed in Orchard Cottage and love the location and cottage is beautifully designed and has everything and more one would need for a holiday. Owners are always on ha
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from £130 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £130 / night

(39) 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
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from £273 / night

£1365 - £1982 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £273 / night

(20) Excellent 

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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
“A fantastic cottage, with incredible views” We stayed at Bayview Cottage over Christmas, and we have to say, it was excellent. The cottage is located a short way up a very quiet road, within walking distance off the main town, train and bus stations.
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from £100 / night

£465 - £1255 / week

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avg. 3 hours 38 minutes

from £100 / 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
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from £114 / night

£750 - £950 / week

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from £114 / 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

(5) Very Good 

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Torres Vedras holiday cottage rental

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£439 - £571 / week

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(17) Excellent 

38

Barton Turf holiday cottage rental

Wroxham / Barton Turf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic facility, modern and cosy. Hot tub is amazing.” Sailaway is in a fantastic location and is very well presented. the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and the welcome basket is a lovely touch. The mod-cons make it a lot of fun as well
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from £85 / night

£510 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

47

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
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from £140 / night

£660 - £910 / week

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avg. 3 hours 3 minutes

from £140 / night

(13) Excellent 

41

Holiday cottage rental

Edinburgh / Newcraighall

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing beautiful cottage” Fantastic everything you need for a holiday beautiful cottage fully equipped owners only next door if you needed them not that we did lovely only complaint was i didn't want to leave will definitely go back
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from £100 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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avg. 3 hours 46 minutes

from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in San Vito dei Normanni

Province of Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“A relaxing, friendly and homely place to stay” We always receive a warm welcome and feel at home in Donna's cottage. The cottage is lovely and has all you need for a good holiday. The area is beautiful with plenty to do and you are very close to the s
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from £31 / night

£220 - £393 / week

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(1) Average 

14

Holiday cottage in Normanville

South Australia / Normanville

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £72 / night

£387 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £72 / night

(26) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

66

Holiday cottage in Bristol

Bristol / Clifton, Bristol

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Excellent mews house extremely clean with great facilities. Excellent location for walks, shops and restaurants.
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from £100 / night

£850 - £1500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano / Marinella di Selinunte

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£264 - £939 / week

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from £49 / night

(16) Excellent 

13

Langley Burrell holiday cottage rental

Chippenham / Langley Burrell

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Ideal location.” Clean accommodation and a warm welcome. Location was ideal for stonehenge and Bath spa. The local pub has great food and very friendly.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Average 

38

Cottage rental in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
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from £40 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £40 / night

19

Terracina holiday cottage rental

Province of Latina / Terracina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£395 - £834 / week

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from £57 / night

(40) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” When for a girls weekend, great location and it has everything you need there. I will definitely be going back.
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from £130 / night

£455 - £1535 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

30

Holiday cottage in Borgarnes

West Region / Borgarnes

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Fantastic cottage in a spectacular location” We stayed at the property for 1 week during August 2014. On arrival, the cottage was exceptionally clean with all instructions to use the facilities clearly laid out for us. The property is designed for mod
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from £199 / night

£1388 - £2530 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £199 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

South Oxford holiday cottage rental

Oxford / South Oxford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Best accommodation in delightful Oxford” This house is fabulous, spacious and has a sun-filled back garden for barbecues, reading, pottering with lovely plants and fruit trees, or just plain relaxing. The amenities are all new, the place freshly paint
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from £88 / night

£178 - £832 / week

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(4) Excellent 

22

Aberdeen holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

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(6) Very Good 

18

Tranent holiday cottage rental

East Lothian / Tranent

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 18 minutes

from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£661 - £1137 / week

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from £84 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£360 - £848 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £49 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Nottingham holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Nottingham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage, I can highly recommend a stay” Excellent location all amenities available nearby, lovely quirky cottage and Angela the owner was very helpful. A must if you want to stay near Nottingham.
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from £158 / night

£795 - £1200 / week

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from £158 / night

(23) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage in Llandaff

Cardiff / Llandaff

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home cottage” Perfect peaceful location but only 5 mins walk to station and a quick journey to Cardiff City or Cardiff Bay. Llandaff daff village is very picturesque with excellent cafes and restaurants. Good river walks and green open space
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from £85 / night

£560 - £665 / week

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(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in West Kirby

Wirral / West Kirby

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house for a family reunion” The house was perfect for our weekend stay very well equipped and comfortable a real home from home. We would not hesitate to recommend this property
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from £200 / night

£1050 - £1575 / week

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from £200 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Zahora

Barbate / Zahora

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in perfect location!” I'm a little reluctant to write this review only because I don't really want too many people to find out about this place! In our opinion Zahora is a little bit of paradise - a beautiful family friendly beach where
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from £49 / night

£1360 / week

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from £49 / night

(28) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Killarney

County Kerry / Killarney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Very nice but ...” One is led to believe that the owner is the caretaker, however Evi is the owner - a lovely Swiss lady who is very enthusiastic and friendly. The cottage was very clean and well presented and there were eggs and bread and milk to kic
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from £53 / night

£255 - £509 / week

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from £53 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Newcastle upon Tyne holiday cottage rental

Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful relaxing stay” Very near to Newcastle and all that surrounds it yet in a peaceful quiet spot just outside. Wonderful hosts who cater for every need but give you space and quiet. Beautifully decorated at Christmas. Very well equipped and e
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from £51 / night

£355 - £540 / week

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Holiday cottage rental

South Lanarkshire / Cambuslang

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Second Valley

South Australia / Second Valley

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £60 / night

£298 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Marquay holiday cottage rental

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Marquay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A Beautiful Location and Wonderful Hosts” We have just returned from 9 nights at Lieu de Bedy. It was the most wonderfully relaxing holiday. The accomadation is in a beautiful location with views over woodlands and fields and is ideally located for ex
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from £120 / night

£834 - £1053 / week

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