Romantic breaks | Weekends away and short breaks for two

Romantic breaks (18048)

Surprise your partner by whisking them away to a romantic retreat. We have plenty of holiday lets around the world that the owners say have that certain je ne sais quoi. They're perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just because you fancy treating them to something special.



Explore your passionate side on a European city break in Paris, Venice or Rome, or lock yourselves away for a few days in a countryside hideaway in the Cotswolds, Lake District or Scottish Highlands. For a sumptuous backdrop for wooing your loved one, book an exotic beach break in Barbados or Thailand.



Also available to book are grand chateaux, quirky houseboats, lavish penthouse suites and fairy-tale towers. For that extra special touch choose a place with a bubbling hot tub, steamy sauna or mesmerising log fire.

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Lingwood holiday cottage let

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage. However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past. She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them.. So if you have a dog th  …see more

from £55 / night

£337 - £485 / week

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from £55 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Perfect weekend for some R&R!” My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbanks whilst celebrating my birthday. As soon as we got there we were greeted with a warm welcome from Carol, she showed us around the apartment which was  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Westbury

Shropshire / Westbury

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t  …see more

from £90 / night

£290 - £370 / week

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from £90 / night

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(1) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Stanton

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Private garden
“Outstanding” We have just spent an amazing weekend at Birch Lodge our 1st there although our 2nd to Upthorpe Lodges , and it is up to the same high standard as we found on our previous visit, Ian and Debbie are the perfect hosts, nothing is to mu  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £599 / week

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from £99 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Studio rental in South East England

East Sussex / Heathfield

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A Relaxing Retreat” We had a very pleasant two night stay at the Garden Cottage and enjoyed the quiet of the surroundings of the woods that are next to the property. The cottage is 4 mins away from many supermarkets and 40 mins away from the beauti  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

14

Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in East Malling

West Malling / East Malling

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Delightful 1 bedroom cottage with lovely rural views located amongst orchards near the picturesque village of West Malling. The tastefully decorated accommodation includes ground floor open plan kitchen, sitting room / dining area, hall and cloakroom. Stairs to f  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 / week

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from £80 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. . We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(31) Excellent 

17

Edinbane holiday studio rental

Isle of Skye / Edinbane

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
The Snug situated just 12 miles from Portree, perfectly located for exploring Skye. Dunvegan is 10 miles away with its historic castle and it's 19 miles to Uig . There are places of interest, forest walks and fine restaurants nearby.Whether you want a relaxing roma  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 - £623 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Abruzzo

Province of Pescara / Roccamorice

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Air conditioning
“Spacious apartment in a tranquil location” This apartment has special meaning for me because my fiance' proposed while we were staying there! Roccamorice is a very quaint idyllic Italian town with a few great restaurants and great views. The apartme  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 / week

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from £38 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Embsay holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Embsay

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Very Nice Cottage” We had arranged an arrival time of 4pm but because we had been held up by traffic in Colne we were 20 minutes late and the key holder was not there, and had to ring him he was not very happy about this and we had to wait while he f  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.Runner  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 / week

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from £78 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Stanton holiday lodge rental

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Contemporary yet homely, modern yet rural, these two eco-friendly lodges combine high energy efficiency with the luxuries of modern living. In a large garden setting amidst established trees and shrubs, they provide a peaceful and relaxing hideaway for two.Just 8 miles  …see more

from £59 / night

£239 - £499 / week

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from £59 / night

(29) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Langebaan

Western Cape / Langebaan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
“So much more than a home away from home” My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What we found o  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Central Monte Carlo

Monte-Carlo / Central Monte Carlo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
luxurious villa at Monaco border line, private garden and shared heated swimming pool,...beautiful 13m boat (with skipper) available at requestall the confort is there....nespresso, air conditioned, wi-fi, barbacue, fresh flowers, quality bed...  …see more

from £253 / night

£1765 / week

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from £253 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Cospicua (Bormla)

Island of Malta / Cospicua (Bormla)

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Amazing Apartment & Location” We have recently returned from our stay in Malta, we had an amazing time. It's a luxury apartment, extremely well equipped with spectacular views from the terrace where we had breakfast every morning, what a way to star  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Manche / La Haye-du-Puits

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool

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from £75 / night

£465 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Akaroa

Canterbury Region / Akaroa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Akaroa Apartment - fully self contained. Treat yourself to a little luxury Some recent feedback............ Hi Alison Just wanted to say my wife and I have had an AMAZING stay in Akaroa and central to that has been the wonderful apartment. Just what we were after, a  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Longhoughton holiday home rental

Alnwick / Longhoughton

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
BIRDSONG LODGE is a gorgeous BOLTHOLE for 2 (& up to 4) in the heart of north NORTHUMBERLAND in the village of LONGHOUGHTON. Home of Harry Potter and more recently featured in DOWNTON ABBEY & VERA, ALNWICK with it’s CASTLE and GARDENS is just 5 MILES away and a 15 m  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Bangor

County Down / Bangor

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly
Described as a hidden gem this rural retreat offers the best of both worlds. Peace and tranquility of being in the heart of the countryside whilst being a short distance to all the conveniences of Donaghadee, Bangor and Newtownards. Strangford Lough closeby. Titanic, U  …see more

from £60 / night

£390 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday cottage in Mount Eden

Auckland Region / Mount Eden

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Wisteria Studio Cottage is very close to Mt Eden Village and ten minutes from Auckland City centre and twenty minutes drive from Auckland International Airport, New Zealand  …see more

from £65 / night

£451 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brumath

Bas-Rhin / Brumath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
garden, bar, art gallery, flamenco festival, japanese festival, concerts, gastronomy, organic vegetables from the garden, near forest, lake, bike, bowling.  …see more

from £85 / night

£421 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Mallaig

Lochaber / Mallaig

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
Callakille has stunning views of the working harbour of mallaig with fishing boats and ferries and looking over to Eigg,Rum,and Skye. You can take a water taxi over to knoydart to the remotest pub in britain (THE OLD FORGE ) plus you can take a ferry over to the Isle  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Cardiff Newport Glamorgan holiday studio rental

South Wales / Cardiff

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent little studio with everything you need, in a great location” We stayed in The Cwtch for 6 nights. Rob, the owner gave us a warm welcome and gave us plently on information on where to eat etc. The studio is quite small but has everything  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Ambleside

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect for our family of two adults and two teenage daughters” Such a cute place, we all loved Blue Hill Cottage; probably the favourite of our 5 week holiday in the UK and the continent. It was located perfectly; the town in one direction and the l  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent property in a impressive location” One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property ov  …see more

from £105 / night

£425 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(103) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Mid Wales

Ceredigion / Cardigan

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous” On arrival we were amazed by the setting of the lodge. It was stunning. The cabin was beautiful and cosy and looked even more beautiful than the pictures we had seen which sold it to us in the first place. Julie the owner had left us fresh e  …see more

from £70 / night

£550 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in South Petherton

Somerset / South Petherton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Wonderful again” This was the second time we stayed in this lovely cottage and it was just as great as the first time. The cottage is well equipped an there are lots of possibilities for walking and sightseeing in the area. Our hosts were very friendl  …see more

from £40 / night

£245 - £490 / week

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from £40 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydford

Dartmoor National Park / Lydford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“beautiful.” have just come back from a week at Love-lee.beautiful quirky cottage.took our two puppy staffs with us.was made to feel very welcome by di and alan. liked the little touches,like the welcome pack.fantastic.you've done yourselves proud wit  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £375 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Frampton

Dorchester / Frampton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderful accomodation and hosts” We highly recommend the Rose Barn: it's beautifully decorated and well appointed. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The location is convenient to the Dorset coast as well as the beautiful countryside.  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday private room in Melrose

South Australia / Melrose

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
The Cottage is a quaint 1 bedroom stone cottage, perfect for couples, complete with its own unique, heritage style bathroom. Located within large native gardens, guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings whilst being close to local attractions. Guests also have the use of  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Orleans

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min

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from £25 / night

£169 / week

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from £25 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Plazac / Perigord Noir

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“A lovely place to stay in the most beautiful countryside.” The gite was lovely, clean and very well equipped. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful with everything from recommending places to visit, to the best local restaurants, even provid  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £83 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Itteringham holiday cottage rental

Aylsham / Itteringham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
“Lovely place to stay for a quiet break” Excellent location for a quiet break in a lovely cottage overlooking the mill pond. Friendly, helpful hosts too. There are plenty of interesting places to visit within easy reach. Would quite happily recommend  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cahors holiday gite rental

Lot / Cahors

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Superb accommodation and hostess” After a long hot drive, arrived to a warm welcome and a cool glass of fizz. Beautiful and tranquil location. Fab downstairs room with own courtyard garden, room immaculate with everything one could want - all very tas  …see more

from £54 / night

£383 - £505 / week

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from £54 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden
“Still a wonderful comfortable accommodation” This was our 2nd visit to Biggins Grange Barn in 2 years. We loved it the first time which is why we returned. It is still a comfortable, well maintained, clean accommodation. The additional extras were ver  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £410 / week

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from £39 / night