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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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Holiday bungalow in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£1750 - £3150 / week

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from £130 / night

(42) 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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from £300 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • 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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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £145 / night

£1000 - £1340 / week

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from £145 / night

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Holiday cottage in Eriskay

South Uist / Eriskay

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £73 / night

£420 - £924 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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

from £299 / night

£1495 - £1895 / week

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from £299 / night

(29) 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 £350 / night

£2365 - £5895 / week

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from £350 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Trevone

Padstow / Trevone

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house” Perfect, that says it all really.excellent inside and out, spacious garden, sociable setting inside the house good views especially from upstairs.
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from £179 / night

£1250 - £999999 / week

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from £179 / night

(1) Excellent 

85

Holiday home rental

Somerset / Midsomer Norton

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £320 / night

£2000 - £2560 / week

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from £320 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Hastings

East Sussex / Hastings

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£470 - £550 / week

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from £79 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cranleigh

Surrey / Cranleigh

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Breasclete

Isle of Lewis / Breasclete

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“From one cleaner to another.... tops marks!” We rented this property on another visit to the Isle of Skye for a local friend's wedding after finding all the hotels and inn's full but one man's loss is another man's gain as they say as we hit the jackp
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from £200 / night

£675 - £900 / week

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from £200 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Ravensden holiday cottage rental

Bedford / Ravensden

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful hosts in lovely surroundings” Highly recommended.....Graham and Julia were wonderful hosts, and the self catering cottage was a delight...everything we could have wanted and more, include a body drier in the bathroom!!! Wi fi worked well and
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from £125 / night

£600 / week

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Gullane holiday home rental

East Lothian / Gullane

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £125 / night

£800 - £3000 / week

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from £125 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Halstead

Halstead / Little Yeldham

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent Accommodation” Very clean and well presented accommodation, with all the facilities you would need.Ideal location with ample grounds for our dogs to run around in. Ample and secure parking for our car.The owners Chris and Eppie and their lov
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from £60 / night

£350 - £405 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) 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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from £175 / 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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from £180 / night

(47) 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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from £412 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £105 / night

£455 - £805 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) 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 - £635 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Bridport

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Cosy little home from home” We stayed in this lovely property for a short break. The little house is prettily presented with everything that you need for your stay. A lovely bathroom with plenty of hot water and the super king bed was very comfortable
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from £80 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Llanymynech holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanymynech

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 81 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely accommodation and a warm welcome” Stayed for a long weekend with family to celebrate a milestone birthday. Received a warm welcome from Philip and Buster (the dog) and the accommodation was very well appointed and comfortable with all mod cons.
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from £185 / night

£741 - £2400 / week

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from £185 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bakewell

Peak District National Park / Bakewell

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • 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 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Very comfortable, centrally located temporary home.” Although this apartment is located on the American third floor, it has a convenient elevator which was a blessing for the four of us who are all seniors. While the furnishings are not plush, they ar
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from £80 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Bolingey

Cornwall / Bolingey

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £250 / night

£1250 - £1850 / week

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(11) Average 

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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

(64) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect and homely for a family get together” We had a week at Burchley house this April and felt instantly at home. Every bedroom has its own bathroom which is ideal for the different age ranges in our group. We all spent much time in the lovely kitc
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from £265 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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from £265 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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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from £150 / night

(20) 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
“Wonderful Christmas” We stayed at Studio Cottage during Christmas and although we are a family of five people we were very comfortable and happy. The cottage was always warm and there is a lot of natural light. The surrounding environment is lovely an
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from £80 / night

£465 - £895 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Little Petherick

Padstow / Little Petherick

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely bungalow, great location” Byways is a lovely well equipped, home from home holiday property with a beautiful maintained garden and large patio area, overlooking countryside, yet only a few miles from Padstow and local beaches. We were welcomed
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from £57 / night

£395 - £1075 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £65 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) 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 £110 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Tiddington

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £54 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £54 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Fife / Dunfermline

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely family holiday accommodation” We were staying as part of our parents anniversary celebrations! The house is beautiful with everything you could ask for. All within good distance of Blair Drummond Safari and the kelpies at Falkirk. We all loved
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from £170 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £170 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Henley in Arden

Warwickshire / Henley-in-Arden

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £110 / night

£450 / week

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from £110 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Millendreath

Looe / Millendreath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“perfect, exactly as discribed” lovely villa,clean & tidy well equiped with everything you would need. beautiful views over the sea which is only a short walk away there is also a beach cafe overlooking the beach and a bar opening 1st april. the resor
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from £40 / night

£280 - £665 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely flat, very comfy, well equipped and central” This third floor flat (with lift) in a quiet building and street is brilliant. It had great ambience, was comfy and warm in December, with an excellently set up kitchen. The location couldn't be bett
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from £299 / night

£2093 - £2450 / week

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