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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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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 £70 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Australia & New Zealand 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 £119 / night

£740 - £989 / week

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from £119 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Ljutomer

Styria Region / Ljutomer

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Ski
“Amazing 360 Degree View” The views and the veranda make this a must stay place. A wonderful, remote chalet on the top of a hill in the Ljutomer area, above the village of Nunska Graba and near the border with Croatia. Sebastian, the owner, was very  …see more

from £64 / night

£272 - £755 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Feltre

Province of Belluno / Feltre

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
A stone's throw from the Dolomites in the green countryside Feltrina is our old house renovated in 2012, "The Duck's Cottage" with our ducks welcome you joyous and festive.Gianni enthusiast Mountaineering, encourages visitors to mountain trails of va  …see more

from £102 / night

£551 / week

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from £102 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Cornwall / Bodmin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Kindness, fondness and a lovely dog” We've just got back from a two week stay which wasn't a holiday, but a family emergency. We needed a base that wouldn't require us to live in Premiere Inns for weeks on end and the lovely Sherry, Nigel & Penny (the  …see more

from £80 / night

£300 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Jonzac holiday cottage rental

Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
A delightful stone cottage with a wealth of character and its original features.A private swimming pool for your exclusive use and secluded enclosed garden ensure that you can enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside.Perfect for people of all ages seeking relaxation.  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1190 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ermioni

Ermioni / Argolida

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Xenon House is located in Hermionis, Peloponnese and is consisted of a bedroom with a double bed, a living room with a fireplace and two sofas which turn into separate beds, a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. The house can welcome up to 4 residents, it is ideal fo  …see more

from £48 / night

£333 - £647 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Cornwall / Penzance

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Visit our main website to book online or please contact us Cornish Retreats is delighted to offer 'Song of the Sea'.... Situated & overlooking the edge of the Promenade; with its large art deco open air swimming baths, the seafront, just 20 yards away and the Harbour  …see more

from £67 / night

£295 - £1145 / week

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from £67 / night

23

Cottage rental in Melbourne

Victoria / Melbourne

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A charming Victorian miners cottage with a heritage overlay in Richmond which is in inner city Melbourne. Delightfully restored, yet still retains the cottage feel. Has two bedrooms, kitchen/living room, Wi Fi,spa bath and a shady courtyard perfect to relax at the end o  …see more

from £119 / night

£711 / week

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from £119 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Northern England

Durham / Durham

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
Quiet Cottage3 bedroomsaccomm. 5 personsBeautiful GardenOff road parkingFull self cateringBreakfast if required  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Casole d'Elsa holiday cottage rental

Casole d'Elsa / Monteguidi

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 £128 / night

£763 - £1145 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool, golf nearby in Casole d'Elsa

Province of Siena / Casole d'Elsa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely villa in beautiful surroundings.” We have recently returned from our first holiday in Tuscany with our two young sons and all agree that we will return to this area again. The villa although a short drive into Casole was situated amongst oli  …see more

from £114 / night

£678 - £975 / week

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from £114 / night

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Cottage rental in Pomarance with shared pool

Province of Pisa / Pomarance

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Independent home with shared pool. Organic Farm, Horse Trekking, 3km from Village Pomarance, Apartment 2 - 5 people , pool, private veranda face to garden and panoramic view, with table and chairs to eat outdoor. Tuscan Coast 35 km.Organic Farm with pool and garden  …see more

from £128 / night

£594 - £759 / week

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from £128 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Luis Obispo County / Paso Robles

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £143 / night

£995 - £1384 / week

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from £143 / 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

£309 / week

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from £45 / night

20

Ohio / Nelsonville

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

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from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

(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

 …see more

from £43 / night

£212 - £678 / week

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from £43 / night

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Entrambasaguas holiday cottage rental

Hermandad de Campoo de Suso / Entrambasaguas

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely restored cottage is set in the sunny valley of Hornedo, surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains but very close to the towns of Entrambasaguas and Lierganes where you will be able to enjoy markerts,shops,outdoor swimming pools,bars and resturantes but als  …see more

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kilmore Quay

County Wexford / Kilmore Quay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Just what we needed” We were 2 adults and 3 children plus one elderly family dog. We fell in love with this beautiful home. The owner and caretaker went to a lot of trouble to make sure we had all the info we needed in advance and during our stay . T  …see more

from £136 / night

£420 - £1005 / week

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from £136 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Florida / Palmetto

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £79 / night

£548 - £993 / week

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from £79 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv District / Tel Aviv

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“The most beautiful seaside treat I've seen in Israel” W'eve spent a wonderful weekend after our wedding. The sea is a few minutes walk, and the beach is gorgeous. The cottage is very well kept and it seems that everything was well thought of. The  …see more

from £199 / night

£1151 - £2040 / week

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from £199 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sciacca holiday cottage rental

Province of Agrigento / Sciacca

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Simply the best!” A wonderful house in a wonderful location! I cannot speak highly enough of Roberto's property. The cottage was clean and had everything you could possibly need or want to enjoy a family break in this beautiful region. The service was  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Apartment overview: - Private townhouse in the heart of Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) - 3 full bedrooms and a small private outdoor patio - 1 full bathroom with toilet and a second shower room - Sleeps up to 6 guests, perfect for a large family - 120 sqm apartment wi  …see more

from £225 / night

£1500 - £3400 / week

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from £225 / night

(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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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Monteverde / Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £135 / night

£945 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

County Down / Banbridge

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Dovedale Cottage & The Loft Cottage NITB *****are located one mile from Banbridge town centre. Each original stone cottage accommodates 6 people and comes complete with all modern conveniences.Close to Banbridge Newry, Lisburn, Armagh, Belfast, Dublin.  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 - £1350 / week

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from £179 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Altrincham

Trafford / Altrincham

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Beautiful” We decided to rent this house so we could all be together, myself, husband, son, daughter in law and two grandchildren. We are from the area but now live in California and this was one of our yearly visits back home. The house is very com  …see more

from £156 / night

£1090 - £1290 / week

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from £156 / night

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Holiday cottage in Ness

Isle of Lewis / Ness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
This well built and equipped house is near the northernmost point of the Outer Hebrides. Country walks are just outside the door. Artistic and historical activites are also a short walk away, as well as 2 or 3 fine restaurants.The city of Stornoway offers all sorts of  …see more

from £63 / night

£441 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Southern Italy

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 £64 / night

£505 - £742 / week

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from £64 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable cottage and very friendly and welcoming owners.” I would definitely recommend this holiday accommodation to others. Michele, Joelle and their children are very welcoming and they made us feeling like at home. Michele and Joelle were always  …see more

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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.P  …see more

from £111 / night

£645 - £3017 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Whitstable holiday cottage rental

Kent / Whitstable

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
Barnacle Drift is a Victorian fisherman's cottage that provides self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. The cottage is just off Harbour Street and only 2 minutes walk to the many boutique shops, award winning restaurants, beach and harbour that this cha  …see more

from £82 / night

£530 - £765 / week

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from £82 / 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 summe  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £815 / week

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from £65 / 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 £91 / night

£636 - £1484 / week

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from £91 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Greater Johannesburg / Sandton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£286 / week

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from £43 / night

(15) Excellent 

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West Country holiday cottage rental

Somerset / Wells

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Delightful Cottage, home away from home” Had a wonderful 2 week stay in this delightful cottage, very comfortable and had everything you need. Tastefully decorated and loved the bathroom. Good location and welcoming hosts, loved the home made "Cream T  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £415 / week

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from £80 / 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 / week

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from £55 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

County Galway / Spiddal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Tigh Lals is a beautifully restored self-catering thatched cottage in the centre of Spiddal village, only 20 minutes drive from Galway city and ideally located to explore all that Connemara and the West of Ireland has to offer.  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £424 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Basque Country / Ciboure

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £104 / night

£721 - £1424 / week

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from £104 / night