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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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Glebe holiday cottage rental

Sydney / Glebe

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
If you are in the northern hemisphere and looking to escape the winter, think about coming Down Under.....and if you think about that, then what better place to start than the wonderful city of Sydney .....and if you are coming to Sydney, then its best to be right in th  …see more

from £125 / night

£772 - £1031 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Aberdeen holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The upstairs lounge can have a double airbed put up to make a 4th bedroom. A single airbed is available too.  …see more

from £140 / night

£800 - £1220 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 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 £72 / night

£305 - £505 / week

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from £72 / night

(21) Very Good 

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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

(5) Very Good 

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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

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great second stay” I stayed here for the second time whilst attending a course. Lovely holiday home, thoughtfully designed. Compact but everything has been thought of. Very clean( I am fussy!!). Owners are very helpful and friendly. I felt very safe w  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday cottage rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Sleeps 6 - 7 , Weatherall is a 3 bedroom beautifully restored cottage in a peaceful but stunning cliff top location directly in front of a beach and promenade with Brighton just 5 miles away , with a regular bus service into the city every 10 minutes running close by.&  …see more

from £107 / night

£745 - £1495 / week

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from £107 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very Pleasant Accommodation.” We really enjoyed our stay at Carlton Terrace Mews. The cottage was quiet and clean and conveniently near the very centre of Edinburgh. The beds and bed linen were exceptionally comfortable! We would certainly recommend  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £880 / week

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from £120 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect for a family break” A home from home and lovely owners to welcome you. Very clean and modern furnishings. Even had DVDs which we watched when our son had gone to bed. Beautiful garden and a great holiday.  …see more

from £80 / night

£555 - £745 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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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

£264 / week

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from £38 / night

(5) Very Good 

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St. Andrews holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This beautiful sandstone stone cottage is in the heart of historic St. Andrews, Fife Scotland. St. Andrews and offers a fantastic range of facilities to suit every type of tourist. Whether you're looking for a golfing break, a cosy romantic retreat or a fun filled  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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South Oxford holiday cottage rental

Oxford / South Oxford

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • 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  …see more

from £120 / night

£636 - £891 / week

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(25) Very Good 

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Province of Lucca / Viareggio

1 7 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£257 - £667 / week

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from £48 / 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

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Viana do Castelo District / Paredes de Coura

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £214 / night

£1283 - £2052 / week

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from £214 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Charlton Kings

Cheltenham / Charlton Kings

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Exactly what we wanted” We needed three bedrooms to satisfy two teenagers so the Windrush fitted the bill. The cottage is situated in a beautiful location and because we wanted to visit numerous places in the area is in an ideal location. Very comfort  …see more

from £155 / night

£850 / week

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from £155 / 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

 …see more

from £49 / night

£342 - £983 / week

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from £49 / night

(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 £36 / night

£252 - £557 / week

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from £36 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bowness-on-Windermere

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
Those looking for an extremely central base from which to enjoy all the lakeside resorts activities and attractions, would be ideally suited. At the foot of the Dales Way Walk, minutes from The World of Beatrix Potter and the world famous Lakeside Steamers and the Swans  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage in centre of town” We stayed here for work over the Great Escape weekend and couldn't have chosen a better spot. The rooms were comfy, kitchen was appropriate and living room had comfy sofas. There was a lovely sun trap outside which we  …see more

from £238 / night

£675 - £930 / week

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from £238 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Chester holiday cottage let

Cheshire / Chester

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stable Cottage – lovely cottage holidays at Milton Brook just 4 miles from Chester city centre. Guests have complimentary use of our indoor heated swimming pool and onsite fisheries. We have many golf clubs in the area to choose from and Chester Zoo is 5.5 miles  …see more

from £70 / night

£445 - £740 / week

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(13) 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 £49 / night

£599 - £799 / week

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from £49 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday cottage rental

Bournemouth / East Cliff, Bournemouth

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.45 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous property in a superb location!” What a lovely property this is! We travelled with ourselves, our 1 year old, friends and their two year old. House had everything we all needed for a brilliant stay and plenty of room for two families. Louise c  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This property is situated in the heart of historic St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland is an ideal location for a golfing break or cosy romantic retreat. Both the university, Old Course, St. Andrews links and beaches are within easy walking distance.  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £80 / 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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(14) Excellent 

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Chedgrave holiday cottage rental

Norfolk / Chedgrave

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Single story cottage. Beautiful terrace leading into large secluded garden. Ample secure parking in gated drive. Free Wifi Dog Friendly CHECK IN between 16.30 and 20.00 - later check in possible with prior agreement  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Faro / Estoi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£659 - £1436 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market  …see more

from £120 / night

£680 - £1310 / week

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from £120 / night

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Cottage rental in Maro with swimming pool

Province of Malaga / Maro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Discover this attractive, south facing villa, located in the Natural Park of Sierra de Almijara, an idyllic landscape where silence isn't something of the past. The area is blessed with a beautiful coastline, high summits, dramatic crags, wonderfully deep ravines.  …see more

from £92 / night

£642 - £1496 / week

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from £92 / night

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Holiday cottage in Mount Eden

Auckland Region / Mount Eden

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Wisteria Studio Cottage is very close to Mt Eden Village and ten minutes from Auckland City centre and twenty minutes drive from Auckland International Airport, New Zealand  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday cottage in Estoril

Estoril / Sao Joao do Estoril

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Near the beach, Cascais and Lisbon center.  …see more

from £37 / night

£240 - £338 / week

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from £37 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Kongsberg ski cottage to rent.

Kongsberg Municipality / Kongsberg

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary
Cottage for rent in Funkelia , Kongsberg ski centre were you find freestyle arena, superpipe and rail park, in addition to a children hill. Hiking or camping in summer. Close to downtown with it's jazz festival every July , cinema, museums, shopping and nightlife.&  …see more

from £112 / night

£650 - £3043 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Casale Marittimo holiday cottage rental

Province of Pisa / Casale Marittimo

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful relaxing vacation in the Tuscan hills!” It was a fantastic stay… we enjoyed very much the marvelous views of the sea and Elba island from our private terrace where we had breakfast and Italian aperitivo after a fantastic day at the beach! Th  …see more

from £129 / night

£770 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Barna holiday cottage rental

Galway / Barna

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay at Barna Cottage for Two” The cottage was very clean and modern. In my opinion the cottage was nice. It had a fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, bed linen, towels, tea towels, hair dryer, electric cooker, plates, utens  …see more

from £65 / night

£321 - £471 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Anavyssos

East Attica Region / Anavyssos

2 7 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful cottage house in Anavyssos Attica, in a 15 acres estate in a peaceful mediterranean landscape. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with fireplace,TV. DVD, internet, dining room sits 8, fully equipped kitchen, fully air conditioned.Sleeps 7. Private pool.&  …see more

from £147 / night

£1026 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / West Cliff

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderful cosy cottage, tucked away but close to city centre” What a lovely place to stay. We were welcomed by the glow of Christmas lights and a cosy, comfortable cottage for pre-Christmas shopping trip. A dear little cottage with two good sized doub  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Dunbar with golf nearby

East Lothian / Dunbar

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Set within the extensive grounds of Broxmouth Park, the Head Gardener's Luxury Holiday Cottage provides opulent holiday accommodation in exclusive surroundings. With four bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people (in addition the master bedroom has a sofa bed which can be r  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

New South Wales / Bellingen

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
My neighbourhood, two kilometers from town, is semi rural and peaceful while Bellingen has many restaurants and shops. We have an annual jazz festival, classic music festival, Camp Creative, agricultural show, writers festival, historical musem and youth hub.<br /  …see more

from £124 / night

£618 / week

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from £124 / night