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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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Holiday cottage in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant cottage, great location!” We stayed here for a week. The cottage was exactly what we had hopped for, beautifully presented, fully equipped. The location is perfect, whether to go to Bath or to explore other local tows/country side. A 10 mins  …see more

from £119 / night

£395 - £650 / week

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from £119 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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

(22) Excellent 

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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 £78 / night

£432 - £664 / week

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from £78 / night

(28) Very Good 

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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

(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 £78 / night

£496 - £582 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
Town centre locationOne minute from all amenitiesIt has its own patio with barbecue, once the car is parked you need not drive again all week as everything is to hand.It can sleep between 2 and 4 people and is ideal for couples or families with 2 young children.<br /  …see more

from £66 / night

£280 - £495 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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 

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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
“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

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Holiday cottage in Llandaff

Cardiff / Llandaff

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“A lovely homely cottage within easy reach of all Cardiff has to offer.” This was a well equipped cottage with a homely feel. The landlords live next door and were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is in a quiet location away from  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Kyrenia District / Kyrenia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
LADERA COTTAGE is an old stone traditional house in a village setting just a few minutes from Kyrenia central, and served by some great village restaurants including Erols & Five Fingers open all year. The pool is a great place to cool off and have a drink in the s  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £815 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) 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
“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

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great for a large get-together” We stayed for a few days with our 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren so the grandchildren could spend some quality time together. The children loved the pool & games room and the play-things that were in the house.It was b  …see more

from £151 / night

£1060 - £2045 / week

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from £151 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Francavilla Fontana

Province of Brindisi / Francavilla Fontana

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
For all those who like the beach, it will be easy and quick to reach the seaside, as Ostuni, the natural reserve of Torre Guaceto and Campomarino are just few km away. Alternatively, the beaches of Low Salento are just an hour's drive.  …see more

from £59 / night

£411 / week

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from £59 / night

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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
  • 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 £35 / night

£250 - £560 / week

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from £35 / 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

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Bala with golf nearby

Snowdonia National Park / Bala

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This beautiful cottage has a hot tub on the patio and everything you need within a 5 minute walk. This includes Bala Lake with all its watersports, a traditional cinema and all the town's restaurants, shops & pubs.  …see more

from £101 / night

£397 - £847 / week

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from £101 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Zahora

Costa de la Luz / 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  …see more

from £45 / night

£314 / week

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from £45 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Casole d'Elsa holiday cottage rental

Province of Siena / Casole d'Elsa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted: excellent villa with lovely pool, beautiful countryside views and welcoming owners.” La Casa Dei Nonni was above and beyond our expectations. The location within the Tuscan hillside village of Monteguidi was easy to find from the  …see more

from £130 / night

£776 - £1164 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Average 

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Cottage rental in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Honeymoon Heaven!!” We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is there for guests - all the coo  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Dumaguete City

Negros Oriental / Dumaguete City

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Why have a room, when you can have a Home? Camlann Cottages Traditional Vacation Rentals. A Tourist Inn where Heritage comes naturally.<br />Smoking is only allowed outside the patio area.  …see more

from £25 / night

£133 - £238 / week

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from £25 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Bristol holiday cottage rental

Bristol / Westbury on Trym

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 175 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Such a great find!” We were a small hen do and the cottage was a complete surprise to everyone as well as the bride-to-be. They loved it. It's a idyllic home from home. A world better than a hotel when you can cook your own meals, bond with the gir  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / 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 £117 / night

£819 - £1035 / week

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Gualdo Tadino holiday cottage rental

Province of Perugia / Gualdo Tadino

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Self contained cottage in Pastina - Gualdo Tadino - Peruigia<br />Full of chareter Many family owned restaurant All around with genuine local food and very attentive service  …see more

from £31 / night

£207 / week

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from £31 / night

(45) Very Good 

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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 £66 / night

£450 - £630 / week

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from £66 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a city and country break” Really comfortable, spacious, well appointed and ideally situated. Sensibly priced. Easy access to city centre on foot via pleasant riverside parkland. Lovely scenic canalside walks for as far as you want to go. W  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £725 / week

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from £63 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Florence / Florence

1 3 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ravello

Amalfi Coast / Ravello

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Typical Cottage – Ravello, TownLocated In a private garden with plants of botanical interest, lemon trees and a small vineyard, Cottage to rent with private entrance, 10 minutes walk from the center of Ravello and 5 minutes walk to Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium.  …see more

from £117 / night

£794 - £1244 / week

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from £117 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alora

Province of Malaga / Alora

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“relaxing hideaway in amazing surroundings” My girlfriend and I stayed in early November 2011, and cannot recommend Casa Bliss highly enough! Gorgeous cottage, great pool with lovely views in all directions, and a friendly and helpful host. The cottage  …see more

from £55 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Simon's Cottage, Peak District, Totley - a recently renovated & refurbished cottage, dating back to the early 1900s. Maintained to a very high standard in a light contemporary style. Comprising 3 floors of accommodation & including 3 double bedrooms (one w  …see more

from £115 / night

£699 / week

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(12) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing cottage” My partner and I have stayed in Shakespeare cottages before a few times for a one night getaway. We had two lovely nights at romeo cottage and absolutely loved it, yet again Antonia was great. The cottage itself was lovely, everything  …see more

from £69 / night

£599 - £699 / week

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from £69 / night

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Faro District / Almancil

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £50 / night

£345 - £992 / week

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from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Daylesford

Victoria / Daylesford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Very close to Daylesford town centre being only 1.6kms from restaurants/cafes. The famous Hepburn bathhouse & all attractions are all very close. Astley has a very comfortable king bed or 2 singles can be arranged. white linen& bathrobes a very luxurious effect  …see more

from £105 / night

£491 - £553 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Levi

Lapland / Levi

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb cottage” Located close to the centre of Levi and well-placed for the main supermarkets and restaurants. The cottage is exceptionally well furnished and equipped and very comfortable.  …see more

from £124 / night

£776 - £2664 / week

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from £124 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Picturesque cottage in old part of Amsterdam near lake 'IJsselmeer'  …see more

from £95 / night

£664 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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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 place, great location, great host.” Caledonia Mews is perfectly situated in the village of Clifton, near bus routes to the city, suspension bridge, supermarkets, independent shops, a fine selection of eateries and a lovely park for the children.  …see more

from £100 / night

£850 - £1500 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Pula

Istria / Pula

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Located 1 km from the centre of Pula and 1.4 km from the UNESCO-protected Roman Amphitheatre, House Relax comes with a green garden with an orchard that guests are welcome to pick from. Free-to-use barbecue facilities are also provided.<br />Location is ideal for  …see more

from £37 / night

£254 - £562 / week

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Arco da Calheta holiday cottage rental

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Stone rocks house with 1 bedrooms. Capacity one double bed 1 bathroom. BBQ, beautiful direct ocean view close to levadas, pool. big garden with flowers of 2000 m2  …see more

from £38 / night

£266 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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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

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from £48 / night

£259 - £923 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ragusa

Province of Ragusa / Ragusa

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
You will enjoy total relax, plenty of parking space inside the courtyard, space for your children to play around, barbecue available, possibility to stay in the countryside at only 4 km from the beaches of Marina di Ragusa.<br />Full Breakfast with typical sweets  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night