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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.



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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(29) Excellent 

21

La Soldanelle, Switzerland - Chateau-d'Oex apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling. The apartment is fully eq  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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The Three Chalets with Wellnes - Martin chalet sleeps 24

Zilina Region / Martin

9 24 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Excellent skiing, hiking and thermal spa holiday destination. There are 3 identical chalets (6-8) set in the mountains with an outside bbq - for use all year round. Other activities include hiking, cycling, husky, water rafting and castle. Private Wellness Centre with  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £863 / week

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from £44 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cornerstone_Cottage, Lower. Mill. Estate. - Lower Mill cottage sleeps 8

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tranquil setting at the heart of award-winning Lower Mill Estate (private residential nature reserve) in the Cotswold Water Park. Short walk to charming village pub (Baker's Arms) in Somerford Keynes. Even shorter walk to onsite SPA (included in rental cost). Cornerston  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1715 / week

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from £120 / night

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(82) Excellent 

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The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna - Upper Sapey cottage sleeps 4

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Small cottage by the Sea - Kirkkonummi cottage sleeps 2

Uusimaa / Kirkkonummi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
A lovely small cottage with a Sauna and bahtroom right by the sea :) Located in Kirkkonummi, 25km to the west from Helsinki.You need a car to get here, or we can pick You up at Jorvas bus stop or Kirkkonummi train station.Summertime You can relax, enjoy the Sauna, swim  …see more

from £81 / night

£725 / week

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from £81 / night

24

Villa Carlo - Marche country side, pool, free wine - Offida villa sleeps 14

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Offida

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Carlo is a large luxury Villa among olives trees and wineyards with private heated swimming pool (13 x 4 mts), glass house in the garden with spa and hot tube (jacuzzi up to 6 people), sauna (up to 6 people). Nature, quiet, wonderful view. Free organic wine & ol  …see more

from £395 / night

£2759 - £3449 / week

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from £395 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Elisabeth 4, Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa - Rauris apartment sleeps 6

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The idyllic Austrian village of Rauris will warm the heart of any visitor, thriving on old-fashioned values.Featuring the latest technology, the Schönblick Mountain Resort benefits from a Spa, Gymnasium and Indoor/Outdoor pool with Members Clubhouse and Bar. The archit  …see more

from £82 / night

£427 - £1893 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Johnson - Lakeland Lodges - Borwick log cabin sleeps 6

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A bright budget family lodge with an admirable partial view to the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book or watch your favorite program. This lodge benefits from Laminate flooring throughout.A fitted kitchen with double gas oven full size fridge&  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £1110 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Sonas Cottage - Bunavoneader cottage sleeps 2

Isle of Harris / Bunavoneader

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
Sonas Cottage is beautifully situated, overlooking a sea loch and with the North Harris hills providing a spectacular backdrop. Perfect for those who enjoy hillwalking as well as those who prefer to take in the scenery from an armchair.Purpose built for couples, it is i  …see more

from £140 / night

£550 - £980 / week

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from £140 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Dover Bungalow113 st margarets - St Margaret's at Cliffe bungalow sleeps 4

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Two bedroom bungalow on a popular holiday park, suitable for that quiet holiday break for couples or families with children. ..new beds all memory mattresses one double 2 moveable singles.. The bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and plenty of storage. The bathroom has a s  …see more

from £60 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

34

Villa for 8 with Pool and Mountain View 360º - Vila Verde farmhouse sleeps 8

Braga District / Vila Verde

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Vivenda na montanha, vistas únicas, 100% privacidade, ouve pássaros em vez de vizinhos. Conforto e comodidades, de cozinha equipada totalmente 50m2+lavandaria (maq. roupa e estendal), sala com bilhar e 3 qrt (1 crianças), varanda panorâmica, 1 suite c/ jacuzzi e sol  …see more

from £74 / night

£432 - £2500 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vienne / Mondion

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £194 / night

£518 - £604 / week

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from £194 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Chalet Feiler - Thyon chalet sleeps 12

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Feiler is a luxurious boutique chalet, sleeping up to 10-12 guests. It offers a genuine home from home experience, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and antiques and completely wired for sound and vision.While you're not out enjoying the local area, be  …see more

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Antrim - Lakeland Lodges - Borwick log cabin sleeps 5

Lake District / Borwick

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A bright charming lodge set in a quiet circle of lodges with the advantage of Two double bedded rooms.and a single bedroom which can also take a cot.Laminate floors throught.Sit back and relax in the large leather sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme.  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £950 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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The Classrooms - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si  …see more

from £145 / night

£480 - £1293 / week

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from £145 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Brunico

4 5 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£513 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Blot-l'Eglise

4 3 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£281 / week

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from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Mallard - Lakeland Lodges - Borwick log cabin sleeps 4

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Two bedroom larger than averege Luxury Lodge offering splendid views over the lake. A delightful self catering experience with no hidden extras.Privately owned Mallard features a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and electric fire, and two luxurious leather sofa  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Larsvoll Gard Cabin- Ideal For The Northen Lights! - Lyngseidet lodge sleeps 8

Lyngen Municipality / Lyngseidet

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
Our cabin is perfect for privately viewing the spectacular Northern Lights - all you have to do is open the door and step out onto the veranda. Nestled in the Lyngen Alps in this beautiful & tranquil part of Northern Norway (approx. 1.5 hours from Tromso) is Larsvoll Ga  …see more

from £175 / night

£1220 / week

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from £175 / night

29

Summer houses on the beach of lake in Finland. - Leppavirta bungalow sleeps 6

Northern Savonia / Leppavirta

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
На берегу озера Сувасвеси распложились три дома и застекленная беседка-гриль. В главном доме находится гостиная с камином, кухня,зона столовой, тер  …see more

from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(45) Very Good 

26

Weavers cottage - Bonsall cottage sleeps 5

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
What's your passion? Walking, cycling, history, nature, food, UFO's, canoeing, climbing, luxe cinema, theme parks, , kid mayhem or cocooning? Indulge it all at from Weavers Cottage in the beautiful village of Bonsall. if you want/need to stay in we have high speed Wi-Fi  …see more

from £75 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

21

Pension u Veselych - Pec pod Snezkou guest house sleeps 30

Hradec Kralove Region / Pec pod Snezkou

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Newly reconstructed family Pension u Veselých situated in northern Bohemia mounains with beautiful view and home cooking is located in the restful part of Pec pod Snezkou. There are 14 large rooms, mainly double bedrooms equipped with own bathroom. Stylish common room  …see more

from £28 / night

£194 - £380 / week

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from £28 / night

(19) Very Good 

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All Seasons Ronda - Ronda house sleeps 8

Costa del Sol / Ronda

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
All Seasons Ronda is a very comfortable 4 bedroom house with swimming POOL and sauna. It is perfectly located close to all Ronda's many tourist attactions: - Less than 10 mins walk from the Tajo and the famous bridges, the bull ring and arabic baths - The house has  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £990 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Chalet Charlotte - Fusch an der Glocknerstrasse chalet sleeps 12

Salzburg Region / Fusch an der Glocknerstrasse

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
Chalet Charlotte is located in Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße in the province of Salzburg, 13km south of Zell am See. The wonderful valley location with its mountain views on all sides provides an idyllic setting to relax away from the stresses of everyday life, whil  …see more

from £155 / night

£1162 / week

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from £155 / night

(7) Excellent 

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The Arundel Wing - Gulval apartment sleeps 5

Penzance / Gulval

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Arundel Wing offers the perfect holiday right in the heart of Poldark country. Set in about 11 acres, Kenegie Manor is an exclusive 400 year old, Grade II Listed Tudor Manor, between vibrant Penzance and St Ives. Located on the 1st floor of the Georgian Wing this l  …see more

from £53 / night

£370 - £630 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Relax Villa Vranov at Prague - Vranov villa sleeps 22

Pilsen Region / Vranov

5 22 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 584 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Relax villa near Prague, 3 bathrooms,4 WC, 5 bedrooms,population max. 22 persons( more on request), includes inside pool, sauna, karaoke bar, water games and massage, play room includes billiards, table tennis,3D cinema TV 140cm, Playstation 3 and Nintendo wii console  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 - £1793 / week

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from £87 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Reussenkoge

1 2 Min stay varies

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

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from £35 / night

£242 - £272 / week

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from £35 / night

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Apartmany Comfort - Strilky house sleeps 20

Zlin Region / Strilky

4 20 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
New premium accommodation with wellness in the heart of Strilky, a small willage with historical monuments at the edge of Chřiby Natural Park. Three large, modern and completely furnished suites offer a great place for rest as well as active recreation with your family  …see more

from £177 / night

£1009 / week

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from £177 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Aphrodites Beach NW Cyprus Coast, Lefke, Kyrenia - Guzelyurt apartment sleeps 5

Nicosia District / Guzelyurt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The price shown to pay may include £100 refundable deposit, please check details. Bookings under £295, may not include agent's costs of £80 per booking, and have to be added manually, but max £295 total rent and agent's costs. This is a safe and secure Northern Cy  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £487 / week

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from £25 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Kenegie Manor Penthouse - Gulval penthouse sleeps 4

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Kenegie Manor Penthouse has impeccable decor and will appeal to the discerning guest seeking the definitive in comfort and refinement in a popular visitor location, less than 2 miles inland from the coastline at Mount's Bay.Come rain or shine, guests can expect a m  …see more

from £100 / night

£295 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Lark Meadow - Kirkby Lonsdale cottage sleeps 4

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set on the edge of meadowland with stunning views over an expanse of open countryside, Lark Meadow cottage is a special place to enjoy your self catering holiday at any time of year. Lark Meadows is set in the heart of the Lune Valley adjacent to the Whoop Hall Country  …see more

from £119 / night

£499 - £799 / week

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from £119 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Bas-Rhin / Le Hohwald

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £25 / night

£164 / week

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from £25 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Chalet Chalupa - Les Houches chalet sleeps 14

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
High-end yet affordable, Alpine yet modern, comfortable yet stylish, unmissable yet discreet...Chalet Chalupa is based in central Les Houches at the south-western end of the Chamonix valley. It is a mere three minutes' walk to the Bellevue cable car - one of the ga  …see more

from £863 / night

£6035 / week

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from £863 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Green Farm Barn - Shadoxhurst barn sleeps 12

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
"Luxury Barn, stunning decor, perfect for a weekend get away" (Michelle Feb 2015) "Very peaceful stay in stunning barn conversion. Great local pub within walking distance serving cracking food and real ale!" (Steve Sept 2014) "The barn was stunning, thoughtfully rest  …see more

from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Geiranger fjord - Amazing house and view - Wildair - Geiranger cottage sleeps 8

Stranda / Geiranger

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning
High quality house with large terraces and panoramic views the Geiranger Fjord Ideally located above the village of Geiranger. 10-15 minutes walking to the center of the village. The house with a living space of 248 sq meters (2670 sq feet) is fully equipped and yo  …see more

from £388 / night

£2716 / week

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from £388 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul - Le Lindois gite sleeps 5

Charente / Le Lindois

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one whic  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £1495 / week

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from £65 / night

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Hesse / Kirchbracht

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vila Oniks Mojstrana self-catering - Mojstrana b&b sleeps 10

Upper Carniola Region / Mojstrana

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Vila Oniks is a large antique furniture equipped chalet set in the beautiful village of Mojstrana. It is rented in the winter on a self catering basis for groups of up to 10 guests.In additon to bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms, small kitchenette and seating are  …see more

from £194 / night

£1358 - £2156 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Hillview cottage - Highampton cottage sleeps 5

Devon / Highampton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
Perfect Getaway in the heart of Devon. Luxury self-catering cottage with stunning views towards Dartmoor from the site. Ideal for families or couples. Peaceful countryside location with south facing decked balcony. Furnished to a high standard with fully equipped kitch  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Soultzmatt

2 4 3 nights min

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

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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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