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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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(59) Excellent 

17

Holiday castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebells<br />Castle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

19

Holiday castle in Larkhall

South Lanarkshire / Larkhall

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>This fifteenth century castle, which sleeps 4 adults, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, painted ceilings and stone clad walls throughout. Set on 4 floors, with the highligh...  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £5500 / week

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from £158 / night

(32) Excellent 

62

Holiday castle letting

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Available for Hen Weekends, Birthdays, Weddings and Celebrations.  …see more

from £750 / night

£3500 - £5500 / week

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from £750 / night

(16) Very Good 

23

Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Holiday castle in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. It is located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance bay to St Michael'  …see more

from £100 / night

£328 - £1091 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

West Kilbride holiday castle rental

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing place to stay” My friends and I recently returned from spending a weekend at the castle and all 13 of us were in complete agreement that it was an amazing place to stay. The place has so much history and character, the owner was incredibl  …see more

from £1000 / night

£2950 - £3750 / week

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from £1000 / night

38

Struy holiday castle rental

Scottish Highlands / Struy

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Well-appointed privately owned castle and cottage set in its own 12,000 acre estate close to Inverness. Beautiful grounds with plenty of flat lawn areas, surrounded by woodland and enjoying spectacular views down a glen. Comfortable accommodation ...  …see more

from £268 / night

£1875 - £4200 / week

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from £268 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Dulnain Bridge holiday castle rental

Grantown-on-Spey / Dulnain Bridge

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Stunning 16th Century Castle in the Central Scottish Highlands with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen commanding stunning views of Grantown. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard spread over four floors, sleeping up to 6 adults and...  …see more

from £150 / night

£1045 - £3365 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

West Kilbride holiday castle rental

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
<p>Beautifully restored medieval castle with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen with stunning water views over the Isle of Arran. In private grounds of one acre on a hill this, 15th century castle accommodates up to 12 adults and 2 (older) ch...  …see more

from £422 / night

£2950 - £5500 / week

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from £422 / night

20

Castle letting in Longtown

Carlisle / Longtown

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
<p>This sixteenth century castle is comfortably furnished and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children. With turnpike stairs to the floors above including a Great Hall, and interesting features including stone walls, vaulted kitchen and a four poster bedroom. ...  …see more

from £221 / night

£1545 - £3090 / week

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from £221 / night

(16) Excellent 

32

Kilmartin holiday castle rental

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Kilmartin Castle is your opportunity to stay in a 450 year old castle set in a beautiful historically rich area of Scotland. Surrounded by neolithic standing stones and other archaeological sites, the area is perfect for hiking, cycling or just chilling out.  …see more

from £172 / night

£1204 / week

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from £172 / night

27

North Berwick holiday castle rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
<p>Ancient Tower, sleeping 13 adults, graded five stars by Visit Scotland, set in 22 acres of private grounds in East Lothian. Furnished to luxurious standard with many original features like vaulted rooms, a Great Hall and walls over 4 feet thick....  …see more

from £1412 / night

£9880 / week

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from £1412 / night

17

Holiday castle with indoor pool in Clevedon

Somerset / Clevedon

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The C17th Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top property. It boasts glorious 360 degree views over wooded North Somerset countryside on one side and across the Bristol Channel to Wales on the other. It is a spectacular castle ideal for memorable holiday.  …see more

from £1595 / night

£6433 - £16595 / week

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from £1595 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Perth holiday castle rental

Perth and Kinross / Perth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
The Balvaird Apartment within Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish kings, in the heart of Perthshire. This magnificent 5 star self-catering apartment sleeps up to 6 in 3 ensuite rooms with one super-king room and two king-size twins rooms. Understated luxury.  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Very Good 

52

Holiday castle in Cove

Argyll and Bute / Cove

8 20 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
<p>Well-appointed privately owned castle of a good standard near Glasgow with loch views. Comfortable accommodation over three floors, sleeping up to 20 people. With a great atmosphere which is warmed in the cooler months by log fires. Close to Lo...  …see more

from £504 / night

£3528 - £5948 / week

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from £504 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Arbroath holiday castle rental

Angus / Arbroath

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Description<br />This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 14 adults is situated in 10 acres of grounds in the Angus countryside. It is semi- rustic in style with some original features like vaulted rooms, turrets and stone walls with shot holes...  …see more

from £265 / night

£1850 - £2900 / week

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from £265 / night

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Holiday castle with golf nearby in Arbroath

Angus / Arbroath

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Medieval 16th century castle<br />Live like a Scottish laird, let our home be your castle  …see more

from £450 / night

£1850 - £2500 / week

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from £450 / night

(25) Excellent 

34

Holiday castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It  …see more

from £1100 / night

£4200 - £5250 / week

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from £1100 / night

(14) Excellent 

30

Holiday castle in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect accommodation for our stay on the North Norfolk Coast” The property we stayed in was large and spacious with beautifully finished and very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. The dining room was large as was the comfortable lounge. We receive  …see more

from £440 / night

£1299 - £1999 / week

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from £440 / night

(38) Excellent 

29

Holiday castle with golf nearby in Biggar

South Lanarkshire / Biggar

11 24 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A Perfect Birthday Weekend” I stayed at the mansion house to celebrate my 30th birthday along with 22 other people. Everything was perfect, the communication from Clare from start to end was helpful, patient, clear and concise. With a large number of  …see more

from £1100 / night

£6000 / week

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from £1100 / night

15

Calgary holiday castle rental

Isle of Mull / Calgary

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Calgary Castle is a spacious, historic building, dating from about 1775, offering comfortable, warm accommodation. Overlooking the stunning white sands of Calgary bay the castle it is surrounded by approximately 48 acres of woods and a beautiful private walled garden.  …see more

from £332 / night

£2320 - £3580 / week

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from £332 / night

(1) Average 

16

Holiday castle rental

Stirling / Bannockburn

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 8 adults and 2 children, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, vaulted ceilings, stone clad walls and wood panelling throughout. Set...  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £5500 / week

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from £272 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday castle in Aberlady

East Lothian / Aberlady

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect location for a peaceful getaway just outside of Edinburgh.” Located in a beautiful area of Scottish countryside the stunning Luffness Castle is a dream getaway! With an open log fire, charming decor and a modern kitchen we spent a  …see more

from £175 / night

£1150 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Very Good 

23

Insch holiday castle rental

Aberdeenshire / Insch

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Wonderful medieval castle with stone turnpike stairways and two mezzanine levels, a short distance from Aberdeen. Accommodating groups of up to 14 over four floors in modern comfort without ruining the historical significance with many original f...  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3800 / week

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from £279 / night

11

Cardigan holiday castle rental

Ceredigion / Cardigan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Cardigan Castle East Wing / Yr Aden. A chance to stay within an historic Welsh Castle. On 3 floors this castle wing has a unique and stylish boutique style but also many original features. The Castle is a focal point in Welsh history and was home to the first ever Eiste  …see more

from £122 / night

£619 - £1860 / week

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from £122 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Forres holiday castle rental

Moray / Forres

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Spectacular apartment within a 400 year old castle accommodating groups of up to 14 over three floors. Well-appointed, spacious reception rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms furbished to a high level. Beautifully decorated with antique and period furnit...  …see more

from £255 / night

£1785 - £3040 / week

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from £255 / night

12

Appleby-in-Westmorland holiday castle rental

Cumbria / Appleby

7 18 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Appleby Castle dates from Roman times and cherishes one of the few remaining intact Norman Keeps in the country. There are seven luxurious bedrooms in the castle and three self contained holiday cottages with log burners and free wifi. Experience living history by sta  …see more

from £2250 / night

£15750 / week

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from £2250 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Holiday castle in Hoghton

Lancashire / Hoghton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Built in 1565, the Irishman's Tower is an idyllic rural retreat and the perfect base for exploring the richness and diversity of local Lancashire countryside, food and culture.The Tower occupies one of the former garrisons that interrupt the ramparts at the  …see more

from £150 / night

£475 / week

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from £150 / night

42

Inverness holiday castle rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

11 22 3 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Well-appointed privately owned castle and cottage set in its own 12,000 acre estate close to Inverness. Beautiful grounds with plenty of flat lawn areas, surrounded by woodland and enjoying spectacular views down a glen. Comfortable accommodation ...  …see more

from £297 / night

£2075 - £4700 / week

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from £297 / night

(1) Very Good 

25

Holiday castle with golf nearby in Cupar

Fife / Cupar

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
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from £286 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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from £286 / night

(80) Excellent 

23

Pitcaple holiday castle rental

Inverurie / Pitcaple

13 32 3 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Really wonderful.” Stayed for the weekend with the family to celebrate my son's 40th birthday. Three generations, ten of us age ranging from 9 to sixties. We were in the guest wing which sleeps ten and was very comfortable. From start of booking to en  …see more

from £2500 / night

£7500 / week

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from £2500 / night

16

Holiday castle in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

7 13 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5-star private Castle available for private stays, Golf breaks and corporate events.  …see more

from £1080 / night

£7560 - £14910 / week

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10

Holiday castle rental

Norfolk / Little Cressingham

18 32 2 nights min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Regency mansion, park and deer park in unspoilt Norfolk countryside, golf course nearby, heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and games room. 5 grand reception rooms, dining room sits 36 people plus three separate self contained cottages. Laundry and cleaning provided.  …see more

from £1200 / night

£5500 / week

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16

Holiday castle in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
This mid 1800’s Victorian mansion is the ideal base for those visiting the Dumfries area promising a fun-filled or relaxing holiday for up to 16 people in Scotland. The spacious lounge is perfect for relaxing after a day of exploration. Sink into the comfortable  …see more

from £571 / night

£3926 - £4342 / week

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from £571 / night

11

Holiday castle in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

8 14 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Little seaside castle hidden in the heart of Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, surrounded by breathtaking views overlooking the Inner Hebridean Islands of Jura, Scarba, Shuna and the Gulf of Corryvrekan. We offer the full house for large groups of family or friends.  …see more

from £1000 / night

£7000 / week

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Castle rental in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Lunga House stands tall on green lawns with incredible sea views from the Corryvreckan to Loch Melford, encompassing the islands of Jura, Luing and Scarba and onto the Mountains of Mull. Lunga House is the ideal venue for a large family get-together, reunion or a bunch  …see more

from £800 / night

£4500 / week

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(5) Excellent 

10

Strachur holiday castle rental

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Castle lachlan is a beautiful scottish baronial house set in an estate of 1500 acres and provides the perfect setting for your scottish castle vacation.castle lachlan can be rented by the week or for a long weekend break outside high season. The accommodation sleeps 13  …see more

from £640 / night

£2385 - £4100 / week

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from £640 / night

61

Holiday castle rental

Angus / Kirkton of Glenisla

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>On offer is a magnificent 16th century tower house, which sleeps 12 adults, set within its own walled enclosure, overlooking a majestic Scottish glen. It is authentic in style with many original features like a vaulted room, a chapel, a wood panel...  …see more

from £465 / night

£3250 - £5250 / week

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from £465 / night

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Aberdeenshire / Banff

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £150 / night

£625 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

14 28 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night