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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.



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Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Austrian Alps are a special place, full of beauty and fresh air. We come to the mountains to recharge our souls, and in Hinterthal you are in the best place to do it all. Relax, spend time with your family and friends, have fun and laugh what more can you ask for!  …see more

from £156 / night

£1093 - £3152 / week

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from £156 / 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.Welcom  …see more

from £100 / night

£310 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

21

Breuil-Cervinia ski apartment to rent.

Valle d'Aosta / Breuil-Cervinia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment for skiing in Cervinia!” The perfect location for skiing in cervinia, just a short walk from the ski shops and the lift. We decided to go at short notice and the owner and the management agency went to great lengths to ensure we ha  …see more

from £85 / night

£1177 - £1471 / week

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from £85 / night

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(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment and great location.” My girfriend I stayed here during the first week of September. We travelled from the UK across the plains of France from Calais. It took us about 10 hours including stops and so the apartment is easily accessed fr  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £1950 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Lake Garda Area

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bilocale 4 posti lettoPrezzi convenzionati presso il vicino ristorante Il Vassallo  …see more

from £85 / night

£379 - £757 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) 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
“Fantastic apartment and location” The apartment was ideal for our family holiday and I would highly recommend it. It is an ideal base to enjoy top class restaurants, beaches, golf and pampering days at local 5 star hotel.  …see more

from £152 / night

£841 - £1135 / week

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from £152 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous apartment in the heart of Tenby - with parking!” The Coburg in Tenby is a wonderful modern spacious apartment which has been finished to a high standard. There is wood flooring throughout and has been decorated in a clean white colour with lo  …see more

from £92 / night

£425 - £1160 / week

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from £92 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Chateau-d'Oex ski apartment to rent

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment with a great view” Very comfortable and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Torquil is very helpful and easy to deal with. I am sure we will be back to stay here again in the future.  …see more

from £92 / night

£460 - £770 / week

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from £92 / night

(18) Excellent 

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North East Italy holiday apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect family apartment, magnificently situated in a beautiful town” Our young family and extended family had a great time in Riva. After travelling with young children (2,4 & 6) for a couple of weeks around the USA, arriving in Italy without sl  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Solden ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Solden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent family Christmas in Zwieselstein” Travelled to Zwieselstein for 12 days over Christmas 2011. Have never spent Christmas away from home before, and we were not dissapointed. The apartment was spacious and well appointed. The view of the villa  …see more

from £110 / night

£680 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in San Siro

San Siro / Acquaseria

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“It felt as if we were headed to the fantastical beauty of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books!” The property we stayed at in San Siro, in the Lake Como area was one of the highlights of our wonderful stay in Italy! Lake Como is so beautiful, and we w  …see more

from £244 / night

£1933 / week

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from £244 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tremezzina

Lake Como / Tremezzina

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
A modern oasis in the desirable town of Tremezzo! This charming apartment will sleep 4 guests, in picturesque Tremezzo is beautifully furnished and only a few minutes walk away from the lakeside.  …see more

from £111 / night

£551 - £719 / week

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from £111 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Costa Esuri

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The local touch” The apartment is in a safe, secure complex with a mixture of families and holiday rentals so the surrounds and apartments are maintained very well. A very comfortable and spacious two bedroomed apartment with all the facilities to sel  …see more

from £36 / night

£248 - £568 / week

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from £36 / night

(8) Very Good 

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West Algarve holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment, fantastic location” This was our third year at the Porto Mos complex - and this was by far the best apartment we have stayed in. As with all of them the location is great - close to the beach and the great restaurants and bars the  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Killenard with shared pool, golf nearby

County Laois / Killenard

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxurious Duplex Apartment available in the 5* Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, co designed by one of the worlds finest golfers - the late Seve Ballesteros.  …see more

from £194 / night

£837 / week

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from £194 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central Scotland/Strathclyde with golf nearby

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable” Overall excellent,probably needed another small chair to seat six adults as time was spent sitting on the floor. However would recommend accommodation  …see more

from £92 / night

£460 - £882 / week

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from £92 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

West Yorkshire / Huddersfield

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Amazing spacious apartment” Lovely apartment, really spacious. Had two young children with us and the apartment was great for them too, with lots of toys as well for them to play with. The apartment has everything you need and more!! The pictures don'  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix” Autumn walking long weekend to Chamonix. Lovely apartment in a great location. Everything we needed and more. Decided to rent an apartment instead of booking separate hotel rooms. What a good decision  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1650 / week

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from £100 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Roseland Peninsula / St Mawes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Glorious views and beautifully appointed” We spent two wonderful weeks at this apartment during the last week of September and beginning of October. The apartment was beautifully appointed and the owners could not have done more to make you feel welc  …see more

from £120 / night

£555 - £1245 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Hua Na

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic condo, attention to detail, Graet value and supper location with pool leading to the main Hua Hin beach.” Just arrive and enjoy, you wont be sorry. We spent 3 week in Ban San Deo ...... tryed to book again for next year but booked already!  …see more

from £66 / night

£310 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in North West Italy

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £51 / night

£328 - £379 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Studio rental in West Algarve with swimming pool

Lagos / Porto de Mos

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
beach, sea, ocean, golf, water sports, Portugal, Algarve, vacation, praia, vista mar, oceano, golf, desportos aquaticos, Portugal, Algarve, férias  …see more

from £26 / night

£169 - £463 / week

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from £26 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment” Excellent apartment, high quality, great location and everything you could need was provided. Only a 5 minute walk from the great beaches of North Berwick!  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £962 / week

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from £98 / night

(43) Excellent 

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West Bay holiday apartment rental

Bridport / West Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“British seaside holiday at its best.” Apartment was extremely well equipped very clean and fresh with every little thing and more supplied. A real home from home. Wifi available which made our teenage kids very happy. The location is right on the sea  …see more

from £88 / night

£630 - £1050 / week

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from £88 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter retreat. ~ Free use of the Resort Pool & Spa. ~ Free  …see more

from £85 / night

£437 - £1845 / week

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from £85 / night

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Rocca Pietore / Malga Ciapela

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £45 / night

£307 - £698 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt

Haute-Savoie / Saint-Jean-de-Sixt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The property, completed in Dec 2006, and fitted with brand-new, high quality furniture throughout, makes an excellent base for your skiing or activity holiday. The Living Room/Diner has seating for 6 at the table and 4/5 in comfort on the sofas. The kitchen has a range  …see more

from £38 / night

£241 - £706 / week

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from £38 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £1105 / week

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from £88 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Les Carroz-d'Araches ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday lots of wonderful snow” The apartment was warm and cozy and very well equipped for the six of us. Our family and friends have stayed in the village centre for a number of years so we were a little concerned before our arrival that the ch  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £1819 / week

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from £98 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is a very exclusive two bed/ two bath apartment located in the championship and award winning golfing resort of Villa Padierna. This contemporary apartment is situated on the third floor and enjoys outdoor al fresco style dining, over looking the two golf course  …see more

from £85 / night

£505 - £715 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski
“perfect girls ski trip!” lovely modern apartment, great location, fab skiing. useful to have parking. walking distance to bars and also lift to slopes.  …see more

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Upper Bavaria / Garmisch-Partenkirchen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Best apartment in best location” We were a family of 2 adults and 3 boys (16, 10 &1.5year). We had a wonderful time. This apartment is one of the best apartments in Garmisch. Its a very modern, clean and most importants it enjoys an excellent location  …see more

from £93 / night

£648 - £1295 / week

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from £93 / night

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Klosters Platz ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Graubunden / Klosters Platz

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Lovely, spacious & comfortable apartment; 5 minutes walk from central Klosters. 5 bedrooms & large lounge with gorgeous fireplace, big terrace & mountain views. This is a luxurious apartment with WIFI, DVD, TV and Hifi. its in an idyllic setting with a great  …see more

from £300 / night

£2000 - £4400 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Canet de Berenguer

Province of Valencia / Canet de Berenguer

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Helpful owner” Thanks to Lufthansa and the superfast Munich airport transfer we arrived to Valencia, but our luggage not. Carlos, the friend of the property owner Nicoleta was waiting for us at the airport and took us to the apartment . He helped us t  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night