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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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(28) Excellent 

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Ardachy - Glencoe Village cottage sleeps 4

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla  …see more

from £95 / night

£375 - £635 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tirol / Feichten

5 15 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £113 / night

£759 - £1847 / week

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from £113 / night

(7) Very Good 

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St Wolfgang Duplex Apartment - St. Wolfgang apartment sleeps 6

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxury three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang, just off the main square, with outside space and a balcony. Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishwasher. Dining area comfortably seats six. Separate utili  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £1680 / week

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from £140 / night

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(37) Excellent 

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Les Rives du Sanctuaire - Mont Tremblant house sleeps 10

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Les Rives du Sanctuaire is located on the stunning Clublink Le Maitre golfcourse and just a two minute walk from the beach on Le Diable river. Within five minutes drive of 5 premium golf courses and just a short, free ski shuttle ride from the slopes at Tremblant, our h  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1800 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

8

Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Les Naturelles - Leukerbad apartment sleeps 2

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A beautifully appointed studio apartment leading to a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for individuals, groups and families. L  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Family ski apartment plus free gondola ski locker - Soldeu Village apartment sleeps 7

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Home from home. This is our family ski apartment we have refurbished in 2014 and are now letting out for the first time. The apartment comprises of 3 double bedrooms with an open plan kitchen, living and dining space and a modern bathroom. The apartment is 65 M sq.  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £1250 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

28

The Bear's Den, near Nassfeld Ski - Kirchbach chalet sleeps 4

Carinthia / Kirchbach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
This is a magical winter wonderland during ski season (10 mins drive to International resort Nassfeld ) or the perfect outdoor sporting playground in summer, with mountain bike and hiking trails, horse riding, rafting and golf on the doorstep. The Bear's Den is a large  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

35

Holiday Cottage with Free Swimming Pool + Golf 5* - Dalfaber bungalow sleeps 6

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Our spacious holiday cottage has everything and more for a fantastic holiday. From the extra touches such as underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom to the complimentary bikes, golf clubs and sledges available our house will provide a comfortable holiday home. Fr  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £39 / night

£216 - £233 / week

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from £39 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment.7 Residenz Zwieselstein, Solden - Solden apartment sleeps 5

Tirol / Solden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
7 'Residenz Zwieselstein' is a delightful, bright, south facing luxury first floor apartment in a great location, situated in one of the best known Ski regions in the Tirol, but also a beautiful area for Walkers and Hikers in both Summer and Winter. The complex is sit  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1300 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Les Naturelles - Leukerbad apartment sleeps 5

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Apartment is spacious and is ideal for families. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for in  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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St Wolfgang Duplex Apartment - St. Wolfgang apartment sleeps 6

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Light and spacious beautifully presented three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang with views of the wonderful Wolfgangsee lake from the living area and two balconies. Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishw  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Chalet Rivendell - Kirchbuhl chalet sleeps 8

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury Swiss Chalet in the pictureque resort of Grndelwald. The property was built in 2007 to a luxurious standard and has lots of space to accommodate 8 adults very comfortably across 4 large double bedrooms with fantastic mountain and glacier views. The Chalet is set  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 - £4750 / week

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from £385 / 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

(8) Excellent 

24

Chalet de l'Ours - Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet sleeps 8

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet de l'Ours is a traditional farmhouse in the charming ski resort of Sainte Foy-Tarentaise. At 115sqm it is considerably larger than most 3 bedroom apartments and offers a very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with some stunning mountain views. Please se  …see more

from £165 / night

£660 - £4600 / week

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from £165 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Le Chalet des Forestiers - Notre-Dame-du-Pre chalet sleeps 6

Savoie / Notre-Dame-du-Pre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Come relax in our cozy cottage, quietly situated in a small mountain village at 1300 meters above sea level, 6 km from La Plagne (Paradiski). Enjoy a beautiful view over the meadows, forests and mountains from your terrace. Many activities are nearby, summer and winter  …see more

from £92 / night

£306 - £1695 / week

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from £92 / night

(1) Excellent 

40

Tirol / Jochberg

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Chalet Eglantine - Les Gets chalet sleeps 8

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Eglantine is located in the centre of Les Gets, a traditional alpine town linked to the Portes du Soleil. The Portes du Soleil region is the largest interconnected ski area in the world and boasts 628kms of pistes, 288 marked slopes, 209 ski lifts and covers 8 Fr  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

16

3 bed chalet in Hinterthal - Hinterthal apartment sleeps 8

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Large 3 bedroom apartment with garden in a traditional chalet style house, 5 min walk to the main ski lift in Hinterthal (Hochmaisbahn). Located in the alpine village of Hinterthal, a district of Maria Alm, our apartment forms part of a traditional Austrian chalet styl  …see more

from £234 / night

£1638 - £2156 / week

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from £234 / night

(42) Excellent 

17

Pipers Cottage - Newtonmore cottage sleeps 4

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
A Secret Highland Romantic Hideaway Pipers Cottage is set in a private position with beautiful country views of the Cairngorm Mountains.This is quite simply a unique property. The charming exterior belies the sumptuously appointed Boutique interior that awaits you. Desi  …see more

from £94 / night

£595 - £1000 / week

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from £94 / night

7

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 £44 / night

£302 - £716 / week

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from £44 / night

(17) Very Good 

22

Chalet Tatras - Pribylina chalet sleeps 10

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Tatras is a deluxe wooden house set amidst beautiful woodland close to the confluence of two rivers. It is perfectly located between the High and Low Tatras National Parks in Northern Slovakia offering access to excellent ski slopes in the winter as well as stun  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 - £1509 / week

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from £138 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Riverside Retreat - Ramingstein cottage sleeps 4

Salzburg Region / Ramingstein

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Riverside Retreat cottage is ideally situated for the popular ski resorts of Speiereck, Katschberg-Aineck, Fanningberg and Obertauern, which are all accessible using just one ski pass for the Lungau region. The large ski resorts of Turracher-Hohe and Kreischberg are  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Belluno / Sappada

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £61 / night

£345 - £863 / week

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from £61 / night

23

Isere / Theys

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £130 / night

£776 - £3880 / week

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from £130 / night

(94) Excellent 

35

ALPHAVEN Apartment C Breathtaking Panoramic Views - Engelberg apartment sleeps 8

Canton of Obwalden / Engelberg

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
APARTMENT C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking. Facilities: Finnish Sauna, Laundry room, Ski Room, Covered Parking. The views are simply stunning, a 2  …see more

from £159 / night

£1112 / week

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from £159 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Soldeu, Andorra, Ski Apartment - 200m to Ski Lifts - Soldeu apartment sleeps 8

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Stunning location. Easy walk to village centre and lifts. No steep slopes to access ski lifts, bars, shops restaurants and banks. The apartment is on the 3rd and 4th floor offering uninterrupted views of the mountains, with large windows and mountain facing balcony. Two  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1250 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Salzburg Region / Lessach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Very Good 

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2 Bedroom Apartment La Chapelle d Abondance - La Chapelle-D'Abondance apartment sleeps 6

Abondance / La Chapelle-D'Abondance

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a brand new two bedroom apartment on the first floor, in a chalet of just seven apartments, built in the traditional Savoyard style. The apartment has under floor heating throughout and a 23 metre balcony with magnificent views looking south to the local ski sl  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £1195 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Penthouse Living - Haus im Ennstal penthouse sleeps 8

Styria / Haus im Ennstal

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Penthouse Living is a brand new, luxury penthouse apartment (136 sqm) in the beautiful house in the Enns Valley.It offers a wunderschoenes large, open living and dining room with large windows (panoramic), living area with a leather sofa.You can right outside the ap  …see more

from £113 / night

£785 - £2535 / week

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from £113 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal Austria 3.2 - Hinterthal apartment sleeps 6

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh  …see more

from £148 / night

£949 - £3233 / week

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from £148 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday Cottage - Jyväskylä cottage sleeps 2

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask about pets
Do you like wild-nature, peace and silence ? Just sitting on the huge terrace and looking at the beautiful sunset over the Muurame-lake and listening to the birds playing and singing on the lake. Our cottage named Vadelmala is situed 6 km from Muurame and 12 km from Jyv  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Chez Christo - Bourg Saint Maurice apartment sleeps 8

Savoie / Bourg Saint Maurice

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
The 3 bedroom apartment is located on the 2nd floor of a traditional detached house and has its own parking and extensive gardens. It is close to the Isere River and the main Funicular railway is only 2 minutes drive away, which will lift you up to Les Arcs 1600 within  …see more

from £100 / night

£445 - £815 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lorien - Nethy Bridge house sleeps 11

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Ski
Lorien is a modern Scandinavian style bungalow situated in the quiet centre of this popular village with a picturesque view up the River Nethy. Nethybridge is situated in a beautiful part of the Spey Valley and is found on the Coylumbridge / Grantown road about 12 mile  …see more

from £120 / night

£369 - £1008 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tirol / Kitzbühel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski

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from £104 / night

£647 - £1190 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Baden-Württemberg / Staufen

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £56 / night

£379 / week

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from £56 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Mountain Vista Lodge - Zabljak Town lodge sleeps 6

Zabljak / Zabljak Town

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Enjoy stunning mountain views from one of our beautiful lodges situated only 3km from Zabljak town centre in the heart of Durmitor National Park. This cosy Lodge has a beautiful wood burner to keep you warm on those snowy nights. This is a perfect place to bring your fa  …see more

from £85 / night

£620 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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An Cala, Nethy Bridge, Highlands - Nethy Bridge lodge sleeps 11

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
An Cala, "the haven" in Scottish Gaelic, is an ideal place to spend the holidays. Situated in the quiet village of Nethy Bridge, the house overlooks the River Nethy and Abernethy Forest. The garden goes all the way down to the river, where herons and otters  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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from £300 / night

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