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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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(30) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Chester City Centre

Chester / Chester City Centre

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect holiday cottage.” What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The thought that has gone int  …see more

from £79 / night

£430 - £495 / week

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from £79 / night

(28) Excellent 

46

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
With a fabulous large, private courtyard garden in the heart of StKilda Wyndham Cottage is one of the most unique and eye catching properties in Melbourne! One look and you'll fall in love, one day and you'll never want to leave, one holiday and you'll ha  …see more

from £105 / night

£772 - £1075 / week

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from £105 / 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
“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 £146 / night

£1026 - £1283 / week

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from £146 / night

(20) Excellent 

22

Gouves holiday cottage rental

Heraklion Prefecture / Gouves

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“this is more than home” I would prefer not to advert Eva Cottage, as if you would know how great it is, we will have a very small chance to rent it next year as it's gonna be fully booked :( it was our second year, i would say now then Yannis and Eva  …see more

from £136 / night

£949 - £2069 / week

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from £136 / night

(11) Excellent 

54

Holiday cottage in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e  …see more

from £145 / night

£575 - £765 / week

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from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

48

Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Hanover, Brighton

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” We had a fabulous visit. Brilliant communication throughout the booking experience. Amazing location with nice pubs close by. Close to enough to the main nightlife, shops and the lanes but far enough away from noise. Bed in master bedroom com  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £890 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Very Good 

20

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
“6 Nations Trip” We found the cottage to be very clean and tidy, easy to find. it's location to the local rail service couldn't have been more perfect. We found the owners, Hugh and Sharon, to be very welcoming upon our arrival and when we left.  …see more

from £90 / night

£341 - £578 / week

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from £90 / night

(19) Excellent 

27

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

(36) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights. The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki  …see more

from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(15) Very Good 

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
“Perfect short break” Thanks to Terrance and Annette Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and surrounding area. Cottage was v  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

58

Grosuplje ski cottage to rent.

Lower Carniola Region / Grosuplje

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Ski
Are you looking for some peace and quiet? Prefer listening to birds singing in the nature to living in an industrialized city ? You want to move away from concrete? A lot of green, a lot of peace in a quiet location and only 18 minutes away from the beautiful Ljubljan&l  …see more

from £24 / night

£30 / week

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from £24 / night

(114) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Mockbeggar

New Forest / Mockbeggar

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing property in a great location” I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provided with lots  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1299 / week

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from £70 / night

(52) 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
“Exceptional base for exploring the Wirral and Liverpool” This property had everything to make our stay complete .Not only was it cheaper than booking 3 hotel rooms in Liverpool for 3 nights, it was also a joy to come back to after full days out in th  …see more

from £200 / night

£1050 - £1575 / week

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from £200 / night

(22) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Lisbon

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location and hosting” Stayed at this lovely apartment in July. It had everything that I needed and was within a short walk to some great restaurants and bars, which was really buzzing. The weather was fantastic and in apartment was cool. w  …see more

from £77 / night

£428 - £599 / week

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from £77 / night

(39) Very Good 

22

Whitstable holiday cottage rental

Kent / Whitstable

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Real comfort” Our second stay here in Bexley Cottage. A sizeable 3 bed cottage with a great ground floor. Everything was very clean. Good extras for kids such as boxes of toys. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen so you don't need to bring anyt  …see more

from £140 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £140 / night

(25) Very Good 

20

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
“Thoroughly relaxing holiday” Well what can we say about Huckleberry Cottage!! This lovely hideaway is just what was needed, peaceful surroundings, views over fields and meadows with lovely walks near by beside a stream. The property was well equipped  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(51) Excellent 

20

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

(16) Excellent 

14

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+
“Perfect quiet getaway” Beautiful cottage, absolutely great value for money and perfect surroundings!! Lovely people to welcome us will definately be coming back.  …see more

from £65 / night

£490 / week

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from £65 / night

(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
“Excellent holiday accommodation” Very well equipped modern relaxing accommodation. Quiet village, but with a very pleasant walk into Melrose town centre. Quaint garden with lovely sitting areas.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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
Ideal for families with young kids or babies as the Cottage is comfortable and the garden is safe.Ideal for couples who wants privency and piece .ideal for old couples as the location is flat and markets and restaurants are very close.<br />Try your holidays at C  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(46) Very Good 

37

Portishead holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Portishead

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay for family in cottage.” Comfortable stay for family of 2 adults & 3 children. Great location, lovely walks in local area & around marina. Close to several supermarkets & pub 2 mins walk away serving great meals.  …see more

from £73 / night

£520 - £630 / week

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from £73 / night

(12) Very Good 

20

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
Beautifully restored romantic authentic traditional 1 bedroom cottage with spectacular direct beach and sea views from the terrace overlooking the bay on the most sought after area on the esplanade in ALBUFEIRA OLD TOWN. CASA CANTORA offers guests the most perfect loca  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £560 / week

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from £30 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Bruges

West Flanders Province / Bruges

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Stunning location!” What a cottage - although it initially appears small it easily accommodated the 6 of us in my family, but it is better suited for up to 5. The facilities are excellent and the kitchen allowed us to cook plenty of meals and breakfas  …see more

from £77 / night

£556 - £642 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Very Good 

16

Holiday cottage in Denmark

Western Australia / Denmark

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely 3 bedroom cedar cottage. 3 k's S. All cooking facilities, microwave, tv,video, dvd, PIANO, games and Books for your use, pot belly, bath & shower. Electric blankets. Inlet views. Linen included. Outdoor Setting on the verandah.<br />we welcome ever  …see more

from £86 / night

£601 - £1197 / week

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from £86 / night

(25) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great city centre break” Miller's Cottage was an enjoyable 2 night stay. Located only a few minutes from the Minster, the location is perfect. It is located in it's own 'cul-de-sac' style yard/parking which gives it a private contained atmosphere - so  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £740 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Elgin with golf nearby

Moray / Elgin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
This Cottage sits high on the banks of the River Lossie and overlooks Elgin City Centre and the Cairngorm mountains beyond. It has its own private enclosed garden and is tucked away within 5 acres of wooded grounds belonging to a magnificent Georgian mansion. This sec  …see more

from £100 / night

£630 - £770 / week

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from £100 / night

(38) 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
“AMAZING” The looking glass cottage was Brilliant!!! it was everything we expected from the pictures on the website. I used the cottage for my 21st birthday, and stayed with 7 other girls. The location of the cottage was excellent, everything was on y  …see more

from £130 / night

£455 - £1535 / week

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from £130 / night

(28) Very Good 

17

Cottage rental in Torquay with golf nearby

Torquay / Wellswood

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great base to explore Devon coast” Fantastic location in the heart of Torquay, this little cottage was well maintained and equipped with everything we could have wanted. It was clean and when we arrived there was even a bottle of wine waiting for us.  …see more

from £120 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great accommodation in a lovely setting!” We spent a lovely weekend at The Old Stables and Stable Cottage. The houses are furnished to a high standard, have well-equipped kitchens and are in the picturesque village of Freshford. The houses are next do  …see more

from £170 / night

£895 - £950 / week

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from £170 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

Derry holiday cottage rental

Derry / Molenan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Recently renovated traditional farm cottage. NI Tourist Board 4 Star. 3 miles south of City of Derry on the border with Co Donegal. Fully equipped, central heating throughout. Set in peaceful large secure garden with secure parking. Fabulous views, country walks.  …see more

from £90 / night

£525 / week

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from £90 / 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  …see more

from £116 / night

£812 - £1026 / week

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from £116 / night

(6) Very Good 

18

Royal Tunbridge Wells holiday cottage rental

Kent / Royal Tunbridge Wells

5 8 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
300 year old famous cottage in the heart of Royal Tunbridge wells,Welcomes up to 8 guests in 5 bedrooms . Walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants, station. Michelin stared restaurant opposite. Fantastic views .Steeped in Character. Parking for up to three cars.  …see more

from £299 / night

£1495 - £1895 / week

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from £299 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lecce

Province of Lecce / Lecce

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
The villa lies in the midst of a breathtakingly beautiful park and is surrounded by age-old olive and fruit trees. Our guests are accomodated in elegant apartments and are given the opportunity to enjoy the facilities available,such as swimming pool, tennis court, ecc.  …see more

from £65 / night

£509 - £748 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Trip” Very clean and comfortable cottage! Beautifully decorated and in a great location. Would definitely stay there again.  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1270 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Chester holiday cottage rental

Cheshire / Chester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dairy holiday cottage is a two-storey barn conversion located in 120 acres of beautiful countryside available to rent on the outskirts of Chester in Cheshire sleeping 6 people (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk).Pets are welcome in this cottage.There is a combine  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Zakopane

Lesser Poland Province / Zakopane

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
stylish, luxury, wooden house, wooden villa for 12 people, 4 floors, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sauna, billard room, jacuzzi, BBQ, fireplace, beautiful garden, spectalular views, bedrooms with balconies, large parking place, monitored, fenced, free WiFi.  …see more

from £197 / night

£1377 - £4189 / week

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from £197 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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
A point about The Cottages is that there is great flexibiliy of usage. Yes, there is the courtyard providing a communal space, but there is also the privacy of each Suite & the several outside spots for individual use..<br />Our website gives much extra info a  …see more

from £62 / night

£309 / week

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from £62 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Lourmarin holiday cottage accommodation

Luberon / Lourmarin

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
Lourmarin, a village of exceptional beauty and richness, an artistic and cultural place, heritage of Camus..  …see more

from £77 / night

£492 - £577 / week

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from £77 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Marzamemi

Province of Syracuse / Marzamemi

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place” Wonderful house, very comfortable with a nice terrace. It's well located, 5 min. from the center of Marzamami and from the closest beach too. Landlords are adorable, very nice people. I recommend this place, you will love it!  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £582 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Subiaco holiday cottage rental

Greater Perth / Subiaco

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Feel at home in this cosy cottage nestled in a quiet leafy street just a minutes walk onto the main street of Subiaco. Fitted with all the comforts of self contained living and well located for easy access to Perth CBD, UWA, Hospitals, theatres, beaches.  …see more

from £93 / night

£587 - £673 / week

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from £93 / night