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Rural short breaks (73)

Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al  …see more

from £157 / night

£870 - £1174 / week

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from £157 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Dorio ski penthouse to rent.

Lake Como / Dorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v  …see more

from £66 / night

£414 - £687 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Palermo / Santa Flavia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£174 - £366 / week

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from £27 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Alcaidesa

Alcaidesa / Marina de la Alcaidesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A superb apartment with stunning views” This apartment had it all. It was very spacious and clean with a high standard of fittings. It was easy to find, though a car is vital in these parts. The icing on the cake was the view of Gibaltar and the coast  …see more

from £131 / night

£670 - £1444 / week

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from £131 / night

(15) Excellent 

15

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

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Holiday penthouse in Fiumelatte

Lake Como / Fiumelatte

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £487 / night

£2435 - £4000 / week

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from £487 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Makry-Gialos

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“a great apartment with everything you need for a brilliant holiday” We had a fantastic week at this apartment. The welcome pack we received before travelling answered all our questions and the detailed pack left in the apartment was a great introducti  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £580 / week

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from £45 / night

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Makry-Gialos holiday penthouse rental

Lasithi Prefecture / Makry-Gialos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Rauris ski penthouse to rent.

Rauris / Schoenblick Mountain Resort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £75 / night

£500 - £1495 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Penthouse rental in Condado de Alhama with shared pool, golf nearby

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“great appartment, clean & tidy with 2 pools to choose from” we had 13 nights here, really enjoyed the apartment and the centre. the apartment is situated with a choice of 2 pools which was great for the kids. Good balance between people about but not  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £250 / week

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from £30 / 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) Excellent 

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Leiria District / Nazare

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £174 / night

£783 - £1174 / week

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from £174 / night

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Holiday penthouse rental

Campello / Rio Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£261 - £348 / week

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from £61 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski penthouse to rent in Thollon-les-Memises

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
“Everything you want” A great location . Something for everyone . Everything a holiday should be . Great accommodation in a wonderful setting. 3 big bedrooms on 2 levels and great living space . Brilliant views from the balconies make breakfast some  …see more

from £92 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

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from £92 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Marbella Town holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Marbella Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£361 - £674 / week

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from £61 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Rio Real with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella / Rio Real

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£525 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in La Herradura

La Herradura / Pueblo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £66 / night

£392 - £653 / week

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from £66 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Bogaz

Bogaz / Bafra

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection” Beautiful, well equipped accommodation full of well thought out extras including guide books, candles, bicycle and cigars! Other positives: underground car park; tranquility; brilliant cycling, swimming, walking, exploring, opportunities;  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £360 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Sotogrande Marina with shared pool, golf nearby

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£522 - £1479 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Alcaidesa holiday penthouse rental

Alcaidesa / La Alcaidesa Golf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice finishing touches - home from home” We spent the month of August at the apartment and had a lovely time. Very quiet and relaxing small development close by to Sotogrande and Gibraltar and easy reach to Tarifa etc. Great terrace with comfor  …see more

from £131 / night

£696 - £1392 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Port de Pollenca holiday penthouse rental

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great holiday apartment” We have just returned from a two week stay in this apartment and have had a great holiday. The apartment has plenty of room for a small family with pleasant terraces with views to the mountains. It's on the fourth floor  …see more

from £44 / night

£279 - £566 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location Location Location” Had a fabulous week at Lisbeth's penthouse apartment. Apartment in fantastic location with outstanding views. Also a short walk to Al Kasar Shopping Centre. Apartment well equiped and clean. Very quiet. Also excellent  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 - £366 / week

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from £44 / 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

(6) Excellent 

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Penthouse in Javea with shared indoor pool and Gym

Javea / Javea Port

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just the place!” The Javea Duplex is a really great location to explore Javea and the surrounding area. It's ideally located between the port (seafront restaurants) and the old town (market and shops). Either can be reached within 10 minutes walking a  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Cadaques

Cadaques / Old Cadaques

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing views of Cadaques” A wonderful apartment with spectacular views of Cadaques. Our hosts were very welcoming. The terrace is amazing and apartment contains all mod cons and is extremely spacious. 5 mins walk to fantastic restaurants (recommend C  …see more

from £157 / night

£861 - £1783 / week

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from £157 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Makry-Gialos holiday penthouse rental

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A Little bit of Paradise” From the booking of the holiday through to the last day everything was exactly as planned and stated which is refreshing. The Loft is a fantastic little oasis in Makrigailos and the roof terrace is a huge plus with awesome  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £1095 / week

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from £70 / night

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Makry-Gialos holiday penthouse rental

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£335 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ski penthouse to rent in Bansko

Bansko / Prespa

2 8 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Very luxerous and convenient stay at good ski resort” We stayed at this place during March, and this appartment has all luxury you can think of (sauna and dishwasher) but still has the beauty/uniqueness of ski-appartments. You can easily stay with up  …see more

from £48 / night

£305 - £548 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Casares / Casares del Sol

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£372 - £1181 / week

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from £54 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Cabanas holiday penthouse rental

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £85 / night

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Bansko ski penthouse to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Old Town

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£522 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of La Spezia / Bocca di Magra

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£435 - £614 / week

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from £53 / night

19

Ski penthouse to rent in Drouzin le Mont

Haute-Savoie / Drouzin le Mont

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Ski

from £63 / night

£391 - £827 / week

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from £63 / night

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£335 - £396 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski penthouse to rent in Wengen

Jungfrau Region / Wengen

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great week for all members of the family” Excellent, high spec accommodation in a great location and well suited for three generations of the same family.  …see more

from £254 / night

£1775 - £3206 / week

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from £254 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bansko ski penthouse to rent.

Bansko / Mountain View

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Love this place, this is our third visit! Highly recommend!” Apartment has everything you need, with views of the Pirin Mountains from the balcony. We enjoy walking and September is a great time of year to go, good weather and not busy. Lovel  …see more

from £35 / night

£285 - £485 / week

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from £35 / night

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Province of Cosenza / Cosenza

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km

from £105 / night

£731 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Akbuk holiday penthouse accommodation

Didim / Akbuk

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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