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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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(16) Excellent 

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Shiskine holiday barn rental

Isle of Arran / Shiskine

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Wonderful cottage,and lovely welcome by owner” On arriving we were welcomed by Ruth the owner, she presented us with local cheese and biscuits and after showing us around we were left to enjoy the wonders of Arran. I hope to go back in 2017 and would
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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cheltenham holiday apartment rental

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“I am inclined to keep this a secret!” It is not very often you come across somewhere that you do not want to share with anyone else,but if i do not, then it would be an injustice! Our Christmas in Cheltenham was made extra special by our stay in this
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from £142 / night

£785 / week

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from £142 / night

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Holiday camper van in Sudbury

Babergh District / Sudbury

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Inverness holiday studio rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

8

Holiday studio in London

England / London

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £64 / night

£424 - £489 / week

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from £64 / night

(55) Very Good 

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Holiday home with indoor pool in Glendaruel

Cowal Peninsula / Glendaruel

13 35 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” There really aren't enough hours in the day to talk about how amazing our stay at Ormidale was. The house was absolutely beautiful and I was in awe from the second I arrived until our reluctant departure. It's a genuine struggle to pick out h
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from £1150 / night

£3500 - £5995 / week

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from £1150 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stylish, Unique Rental in Picturesque Setting!” We stayed here with a large group of friends celebrating a reunion and it was a wonderful weekend! the interior of the building is very chic and carefully designed, with a great eye for detail. We spent
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from £375 / night

£2365 - £5895 / week

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from £375 / night

(13) Excellent 

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West Meon holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / West Meon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Lovely in so many ways!” Vanessa was always super helpful and friendly. Lovely tea and tea table setting to welcome me. The unit is lovely and well-supplied, even with heated bathroom tile floors! A great stove, fridge, and washer/dryer. Good stoc
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from £93 / night

£650 / week

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from £93 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Norwich

Norfolk / Norwich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fantastic getaway” The studio lodge is beautiful and spacious. Unfortunately the weather was quite chilly and rained often, but that didn't prevent us from having a lovely break in the snug studio lodge. The view of the stars, surrounding fields and t
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from £80 / night

£465 - £895 / week

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(67) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A great holiday destination” A warm comfortable house - beautifully decorated with character and charm. Good location - close to high street and seafront. A great holiday destination. Suffolk is a lovely uncrowded and unspoilt county with many pretty
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from £265 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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from £265 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still
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from £70 / night

£220 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Family get together” We enjoyed a fantastic family weekend at the coach house. Our party ranged from age seven months to age 75 and the house accommodated everyone. Good weather meant we could make the most of the beautiful garden and surrounding area
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from £130 / night

£1000 - £1600 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lakes by Yoo with shared pool

Cirencester / Lakes by Yoo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place!” We stayed here during the Christmas holidays of 2014 and invited our parents to stay with us. The house was modern, spacious and clean. All the necessary amenities were available. The view of the lake was fantastic and we thoroughly
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from £200 / night

£2500 - £4500 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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11

Holiday apartment in Liverpool

Liverpool / Liverpool City Centre

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Fantastic location and what a view.” Stayed in this great spotlessly clean fully equipped apartment for the weekend and throughly enjoyed every moment. Location is very central with so much to do within walking distance. The apartment is on the 10th
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from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glossop

Derbyshire / Glossop

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £75 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Lodge rental in Beauly

Scottish Highlands / Beauly

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £75 / night

£410 - £645 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from £147 / night

£820 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carbost

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Air conditioning
“Stunning” We stayed for 4 nights at Tigh Fraoich on our honeymoon with our best friends from New Zealand..we had such a wonderful time and wish it had been for a lot longer. The place is beautiful, very clean and everything is brand spanking new and t
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from £175 / night

£675 - £900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £175 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in London

England / London

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £120 / night

£500 - £640 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Canary Wharf

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £225 / night

£1700 - £1890 / week

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9

Holiday apartment in Gillingham

Kent / Gillingham

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from £99 / night

£693 / week

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from £99 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £350 / night

£2450 / week

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from £350 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £38 / night

£220 - £320 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“High standard, fantastic idyllic cottage!” My husband, myself and our two daughters aged 9 & 5 years all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage. It has been refurbished to a very high standard. Everything was perfect.
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from £100 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kirkcaldy

Fife / Kirkcaldy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Family Break” Excellently positioned apartment for exploring Fife. Irene and Mark were fantastic from first contact untill after arrival. The apartment has everything a family would require and the pool table was especially appreciated by my two boys
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from £78 / night

£491 - £679 / week

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from £78 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Pwllheli

Gwynedd / Pwllheli

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The perfect getaway” From the moment I booked this, I did think this is special, but when you actually stay there its even more special. Everything is thought of in immaculate surroundings, I wanted somewhere to start my 50th birthday celebrations, t
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from £130 / night

£910 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning
“Family completing Cuillin Munros” Superb setting with views to Cuillins, Carbost and Loch Harport House very well appointed, great place to stay to explore Skye. Easy walking distance to excellent Carbost Inn, shop and Talisker distillery. Great b
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from £200 / night

£675 - £900 / week

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Swansea Marina holiday townhouse rental

Swansea / Swansea Marina

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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(91) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“What an amazing place to stay!” The Beehouse is even more gorgeous and homely in real life than it is in the photographs - so much so that it seemed a real pity to leave to go into St Andrews. It was absolutely perfect for a family get together and ha
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from £185 / night

£625 - £895 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Newcastle Emlyn holiday chalet rental

Carmarthenshire / Newcastle Emlyn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A hit with us!” Perfect for our family of four which includes two boys, one 9 the other 5. Cosy cabin but big enough for for everyone to move freely. Fantastically furnished inside,from the grown ups, and the trampoline outside from the boys
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from £50 / night

£300 - £685 / week

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(14) Excellent 

13

Ravensden holiday cottage rental

Bedford / Ravensden

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £85 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Nairn

Scottish Highlands / Nairn

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £195 / night

£1130 - £1695 / week

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from £195 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Pontrhydfendigaid

Ceredigion / Pontrhydfendigaid

6 6 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£470 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £95 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Neath

Neath / Neath

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Idyllic” Cannot recommend Pine Lodge highly enough. Immaculate, attention to detail, perfectly appointed, spotless, excellent wifi connection, close to town yet far enough away to feel elsewhere. My children and myself are so content.
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from £80 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Dunfermline

Fife / Dunfermline

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic Birthday Celebrations” The Farmhouse was way beyond what we expected. It was luxurious and very well equipped. Lovely location.
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from £180 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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Holiday lodge in Bridgnorth

Shropshire / Bridgnorth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £120 / night

£800 - £1040 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed in the cottage for New Year and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 5 adults, ample parking and the cottage had all the finishing touches.
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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(50) Excellent 

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Home rental in Matlock with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Matlock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £412 / night

£2290 - £3640 / week

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(43) Very Good 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful space in the heart of Brighton!” This apartment is even bigger and better than it looks in the photo's. Very modern and comfortable with plenty of space.14 of us stayed for 3 nights, right in the heart of Brighton surrounded by the lanes and
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from £300 / night

£2200 - £5500 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in East Molesey

Surrey / East Molesey

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £128 / night

£896 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £128 / night