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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 apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent anniversary weekend.” We stayed here for two nights for our 3rd wedding anniversary as we also visited to watch a performance at the York Opera House. Beautiful apartment with quality fittings. Ideal location and everything there you would n  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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(40) Excellent 

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York holiday apartment rental

North Yorkshire / York

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Perfect location, loved staying here!!” This apartment really made our holiday. We enjoyed nothing more after a days shopping to come back and relax before heading out for the evening. The apartment is right in the centre and has everything you could  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £580 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Central Newquay holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A stylish and well-appointed two bedroom apartment in Cornwall for holiday letSet minutes from the surf and sand at Towan Bay and the iconic Fistral Beach, this magnificent apartment offers modern and spacious accommodation for 4 people. Designed to a high stand  …see more

from £100 / night

£690 - £805 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co  …see more

from £165 / night

£1100 - £1170 / week

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from £165 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Viceroy Lodge Apartment Surbiton - well worth a return visit!” We have just returned home having stayed in Vicerour Lodge Apartment for three nights, visiting family and celebrating a special birthday. From first entering the flat we knew that we ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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Holiday apartment in Leicester

Leicestershire / Leicester

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
These stylish modern apartments provide an excellent location for any visitor. You'll be right in the heart of Leicester city centre, within easy reach of a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and much more. De Montfort University is also nearby, and attractions  …see more

from £125 / night

£756 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Pentire with golf nearby

Newquay / Pentire

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Sea viewsAllocated parking spaceVisitor Parking3 bedrooms2 bathroomsPentireRiver GannelFistral Beach<br />This is a beautiful apartment in a superb location.  …see more

from £165 / night

£825 - £1500 / week

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from £165 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Ruislip holiday apartment accommodation

Greater London / Ruislip

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £790 / week

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from £99 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location and super accommocation” We stayed over a long weekend in Glasgow to attend a family wedding. The apartment was easy to find with the instructions provided and we really appreciated the underground car parking which gave us lift acc  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable accommodation in a great location” This apartment was perfect for a long weekend stay, right on the coast road, without the hustle and bustle of being closer to Bournemouth but conveniently situated for visiting lots of places such as  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Oak, glass and floor to ceiling style in this two bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms and a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping up to 6 people. In terms of the space, we have our Tivali range featuring throughout the open plan living space, including a leath  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £80 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Central York holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location” My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitt  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £625 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Porth holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Back garden is the beach!” Having stayed in several self catering properties over the years, this is the one we return to, Why well it had absolutely everything to offer, firstly the location this has to be one of the best in North Cornwall when I say  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

London / Central London/Zone 2

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Bright and stylish” I really enjoyed my stay. It was very central with stunning views of the London eye, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. All newly furnished. It was a right treat.  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Newquay

Cornwall / Newquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views” Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay Fantastic views and only 5 mins walk d  …see more

from £85 / night

£365 - £1125 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Newquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
A luxury second floor apartment with amazing views of the famous surfing beach of Fistral from the balcony. This modern apartment enjoys a fantastic position on the Pentire headland and benefits from uninterrupted sea views over Fistral beach and beyond. From your priv  …see more

from £93 / night

£375 - £1247 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Heaven on earth” Beautiful appt wonderful sea views a special holiday appartment. Great restaurants on the harbour with stunning sea views.ib Va  …see more

from £123 / night

£533 - £950 / week

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from £123 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central London/Zone 1

London / Central London/Zone 1

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” Great location, great apartment. has everything you need even doen to shoe polish!!! Douggie the concierge was most helpful. Very central, in a nice leafy suburb. Would not hesitate to book these apartments again.  …see more

from £119 / night

£714 - £834 / week

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from £119 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
Superb one bedroom 4 STAR GOLD apartment, with stunning views over harbour and salt marshes and to the sea.Bookings are friday - friday, with short breaks out of peak season. We ask that you vacate by 10.30 am. The apartment will be ready for you to arrive by 3pm.<br  …see more

from £100 / night

£310 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Limehouse

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £99 / night

£420 - £665 / week

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from £99 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A LOVELY PLACE IN A PERFECT LOCATION” Had a lovely weekend away with hubby and our friends. The appartment had everything we needed and more, we were able to sit back and relax in the home comforts. The apartments querky layout was very different but  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Central Whitby holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Do not miss the opportunity of this fabulous classy apartment.” The most up to date apartment we have ever stayed in. Was a pleasure to get back from our lovely happy days in Whitby. Complimentary pack was awesome. Thanks again Glenda  …see more

from £90 / night

£485 - £875 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A rare retreat offering spectacular views of Brighton & Hove seafront, beach and cityscape from every room. Centrally located on the desirable, Kings Road, its ideal for sunbathing, shopping and nightlife. Perfect for a romantic break for two. Why come to Brighton a  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £965 / week

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from £95 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Lansdowne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm comfortable apartment” Warm and comfortable. Well equipped and in a good location. Excellent value for money for a winter break  …see more

from £90 / night

£249 - £698 / week

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from £90 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic” Would highly recommend this property for anyone who's planning on staying in Glasgow for whatever length of time. Craig was such a nice guy & really helpful. Apartment was spotless and very modern but best of all was the perfect location!!  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday apartment in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
**On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.** City-fashion style décor. This chic two bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms and a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge, sleeps up to 6 people. In terms of the space, we have an open plan living area wit  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ayr

South Ayrshire / Ayr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent trip” The service from Holiday Lettings was very good and the owners could not have been more welcoming. or helpful.The accommodation was excellent. Modern, streamlined, spotlessly clean and with everything one could require. The sea views g  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Truely outstanding accommodation” Fantastic stay at a simply wonderful apartment. Very nicely furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. Stunning views regardless of the weather. Relatively quiet despite being centrally located. Great for all ages; wo  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Fitzrovia

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great flat. Great location” My wife and I stayed in this lovely flat for 5 nights enjoying a romantic break while the kids stayed with Grandma in Scotland. It was comfortable and well equiped with all the essentials. Being on the top floor it was well  …see more

from £155 / night

£995 / week

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from £155 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Poole Harbour

Poole / Poole Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” Had a really lovely time here, couldn't fault a thing with the apartment. Simply fabulous. Great location overlooking the harbour, and stunning views. Poole is just a short walk over a lifting bridge and we found lots of nice little restaura  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Durham

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a v  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Stirling holiday apartment rental

Stirling / Stirling

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“very satisfactory” 5 minutes from bus -train stations and town center,very handy. everything you need in the flat nice place  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing!” We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very helpful. I can't wait to book to stay  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Swansea Marina

Swansea / Swansea Marina

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment with beautiful views” Booked the apartment for my parents and family who were visiting us in Swansea. The property is ideally located for city center, marina and overlooking beach. Lovely apartment, well managed with all amenities.  …see more

from £130 / night

£365 - £650 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne / Quayside

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
City centre executive apartment prestigious building near main station<br />Very high ceiling (20 feet) and spacious  …see more

from £88 / night

£480 - £565 / week

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from £88 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Sea View 1st Floor Lift 2 Bedroom WIFIThis bright modern apartment is set on the front opposite the ferry terminal offering delightful views to the Marina and West Bay. Set in the heart of the town, it is accessible with a car parking space and a lift up to the  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Central York holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous!!” We have just returned from a two night stay at Popes Head Court and had the most amazing time. We have stayed in hotels in York many times but nothing has been as good as this apartment. It is exceptionally clean, well decorated, very cent  …see more

from £155 / night

£745 - £880 / week

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from £155 / night

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Hayes

Greater London / Hayes

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome home to a light and airy, spacious 6th floor studio flat built only 4 year's ago and located within easy reach of both London Heathrow Airport and London, the capital city. The property is within easy reach of most international locations if flying; or dome  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porth

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation in an ideal location” We spent 2 weeks at Porth Sands in June 2013 with 2 children under 3. We had a great time. The location couldn't have been better being a stones throw from the beach but within easy reach of all that Newqu  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1425 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porth

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“It's all about the view!” The views from the apartment are just everything you want from a break in Cornwall. Sadly the apartment is looking a little tired for accommodation in this price range but the view wins !! The sunsets are just awesome and gr  …see more

from £120 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £120 / night