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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 penthouse in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great experience for Edinburgh tattoo weekend” We could not have asked for anything more and had a great weekend here, a fantastic penthouse accommodation located perfectly on the beach front of portobello and just a short taxi ride to Edinburgh's Roy  …see more

from £86 / night

£575 / week

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from £86 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Llanelli

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great views good location” Lovely apartment nice and clean Comfy beds.Great view can cycle from apartment along the off road cycle way Only downside is the dockside balcony was not very usable due to seagulls mess and smell it really needs a good cle  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £55 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Penthouse rental in Matlock Bath

Matlock / Matlock Bath

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant views! Gorgeous hosts! So relaxing!” Stayed at Danbury lodge penthouse for 2 nights in May with 2 friends visiting from Australia. Had an absolutely lovely stay at Danbury lodge penthouse! We were made so welcome by the hosts, who live i  …see more

from £58 / night

£455 / week

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from £58 / night

(15) Excellent 

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East Looe holiday penthouse rental

Looe / East Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£325 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location!” We stayed here with our four teenagers and it worked really well for us, it was warm and comfortable. The location is beautiful but it is also so handy, within easy walking distance of the city centre shops and restaurants. Ther  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 - £1695 / week

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from £185 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Glasgow

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous apartment” Stayed here with my husband and two adult children for a break in June. What a lovely apartment, it was so nice to stay somewhere that wasn't like a clinical hotel. It was full of the owners personality with lots of welcoming com  …see more

from £190 / night

£1100 - £1300 / week

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from £190 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Cornwall / Newquay

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!” You enter the apartment via a lift directly into the main hall. The lift open into a light, spacious, oasis. The living dining area has amazing views over the beach and is a great place to sit, eat and chat with friends and fami  …see more

from £230 / night

£995 - £3050 / week

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from £230 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Trearddur Bay holiday penthouse let

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£520 - £860 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Leith

Edinburgh / Leith

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Car not necessary
“great size for large group but needs updating” We stayed here for a hen weekend - really good and close enough to city centre (via 10 min taxi) penthouse does need attention to detail - curtain was hanging off in one room, ripped sofa, lightbulbs need  …see more

from £400 / night

£2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Harwich holiday penthouse rental

Essex / Harwich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Fitzrovia

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in good location, rooftop terrace, would stay again” Enjoyable stay, nice clean apartment, exceptional service by the letting agent, this rooftop apartment is ideally located for tube, Oxford/Regent Street, with many local eating rest  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing break” Fantastic place. Very comfortable and stylish. Everything you would need. Great views and good location. Nice and quiet too, no Road traffic noise. Good to have off peak use of the hotel leisure facilities next door which were of a goo  …see more

from £110 / night

£380 - £652 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne / Quayside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£895 - £1175 / week

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from £119 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“The ultimate luxury penthouse in an unbelievably cool location.” Wow. This penthouse is amazing! A stunningly stylish apartment with touches of luxury throughout. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, you almost can't believe that you are on the doorstep  …see more

from £650 / night

£4200 - £5000 / week

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from £650 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Gulval

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£375 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“That is some view!” I have stayed in this flat on three different occasions. It’s my first choice when staying in Brighton. The reasons are ... 1. Location: One of the main attractions of Brighton is the sea. And here you are right by it and th  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

Holiday penthouse rental

Southampton / Ocean Village

4 6 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Accomodation” The Penthouse is an exquisite, comfortable and spacious apartment in an extremely convenient location. all amenities you could possibly require were at hand. The Host Lorrena was a pleasure to deal with , I can wholeheartedly r  …see more

from £180 / night

£900 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne / Quayside

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“60th Birthday Celebrations” We had a fabulous time celebrating my sisters 60th in Newcastle. The Penthouse was stunning and in a great location. Would recommend for friends or families.  …see more

from £149 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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from £149 / night

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Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Langney Point

Eastbourne / Langney Point

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary

from £95 / night

£580 - £7705 / week

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from £95 / night

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Penthouse letting in The Barrowfields with golf nearby

Newquay / The Barrowfields

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£780 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Caernarfon

Gwynedd / Caernarfon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay, a beautiful flat in a fantastic location!” A wonderful apartment, spacious, luxurious and very well appointed. We stayed here with family and it was the perfect place to relax and then explore the beautiful surrounding area- the his  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Gower Peninsula

Gower Peninsula / Langland Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great accommodation in brethtaking surrounding” Perfect, you can fully trust to all that was said in the advertisement. The place was even better than expected! I can fully recommend the penthouse. You´ll get great value for your money and the managem  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £1795 / week

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from £143 / night

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Penthouse rental in Pwllheli with golf nearby

Gwynedd / Pwllheli

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £112 / night

£455 - £1095 / week

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from £112 / night

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Bournemouth holiday penthouse rental

Bournemouth / East Cliff, Bournemouth

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £199 / night

£995 / week

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from £199 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Holiday penthouse accommodation

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Excellent experiance” We will come back. Thank you for looking after us. Everything was good, a pity for the building work that was going on in front of us.  …see more

from £209 / night

£629 - £2099 / week

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from £209 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Tenby holiday penthouse rental

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £125 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning sea side Penthouse” The property is located just next to beach and you can simply enjoy being sitting relaxed in a large balcony or even from dining area. Kitchen had all you need to cook by yourself and all bedrooms were spacious. Our childr  …see more

from £88 / night

£499 - £995 / week

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from £88 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Neyland

Pembrokeshire / Neyland

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“excellent base for exploring tenby” Marina Reach was exactly as described and served as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Neyland itself is quite quiet but has available all the usual amenities such as supermarket, various  …see more

from £10 / night

£240 - £550 / week

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from £10 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Somerford Keynes

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £160 / night

£635 - £1315 / week

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from £160 / night

(3) Very Good 

30

Holiday penthouse in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £104 / night

£725 - £1995 / week

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from £104 / night

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Wick holiday penthouse accommodation

Caithness and Sutherland / Wick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Penthouse accommodation in Porthminster with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£395 - £1145 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

15

Holiday penthouse in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
“excelent!!!” I rented this apartament for my family (2 couples) and it was perfect. Very new, modern, clean, good location, AMAZING view, very big and with everything that you need. Mark is a nice guy and the comunication was very good. My famil  …see more

from £230 / night

£1450 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Llanfairfechan holiday penthouse rental

Conwy County / Llanfairfechan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£590 - £650 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Penthouse rental in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£350 - £2515 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Hampshire / Winchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful Apartment” Myself and the family stayed at the Sky Penthouse for my graduation. The owners, Gordon and his wife, were both very warm and welcoming. Any questions or queries were met with with a fast and helpful reply via text message. The ap  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 - £1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday penthouse rental

London / Central London/Zone 2

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £89 / night

£623 / week

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from £89 / night

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Swansea holiday penthouse rental

Swansea County / Swansea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£714 / week

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from £102 / night

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