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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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Apartment 'Hanne' Bruckberg, Zell am See.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Ski; Child friendly ;
This modern apartment sits in a sunny position on a wooded mountain side at Bruckberg just outside Zell am See. From the South facing front balcony there are truly panoramic views towards Kaprun and the surrounding mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the c  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £1105 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment.7 Residenz Zwieselstein, Solden

Tirol / Solden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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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Superb apartment in Scheffau - Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser apartment sleeps 6

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Situated on the outskirst of the pretty village of Scheffau, this lovely Tyrolean apartment is the perfect setting for a family or group of friends to enjoy either a winter or summer holiday. The apartment is situated on the ground floor and is part of a small 3-chalet  …see more

from £109 / night

£731 - £1548 / week

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from £109 / night

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Tirol / Gran

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£327 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Mont Blanc Apartment, Miravidi - Montchavin apartment sleeps 9

Savoie / Montchavin

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
MONTCHAVIN is part of LA PLAGNE and in the centre of the PARADISKI ski area with 425km pistes. Perfect for beginners and experts alike and anyone else in between. Beautiful nursery slopes, long cruisy blues and extensive off piste opportunities makes Montchavin an exc  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £3350 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Luxury apartment in Scheffau - Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser apartment sleeps 8

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Scheffau this beautiful Tyrolean apartment is the perfect setting for a family or group of friends to enjoy either a winter or summer holiday. The apartment is part of a small 3-chalet complex. FURTHER APARTMENTS SLEE  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £2174 / week

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from £148 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ferienwohnung Meiringen - Meiringen apartment sleeps 3

Meiringen / Meiringen

1 3 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ferienwohnung Meiringen offers an accommodation unit with mountain views, free WiFi and a terrace in the centre of town and 300 metres from the Meiringen Hasliberg Ski Lift.The apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a dining table, a living room wi  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 / week

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Lower Bavaria / Hauzenberg

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£305 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vila Bovec Alpine Apartments - Bovec apartment sleeps 6

Slovenian Littoral Region / Bovec

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The modern, bright and spacious self-catering apartment is located in the heart of the village of Bovec. The apartments which sleeps 4 people in 2 large private bedrooms, is comprehensively furnished to a very high standard & offer stunning views across the Triglav Nati  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £609 / week

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Residence Cristiania - Nevegal apartment sleeps 4

Province of Belluno / Nevegal

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Ski; Child friendly ;
Nice apartment for 4 people at the Nevegal, an ideal place to discover the beauty of the district and to enjoy the life in the wilderness of the Dolomites. Great location for skiing, snowshoes, walking and have fun with the Parks.Very well presented and all facilities  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) 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
Key info: 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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(20) Excellent 

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Gîte du tilleul à Ventron - Ventron gite sleeps 31

Vosges / Ventron

7 31 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 31
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Le gîte de groupe (le tilleul - 480 m2 pour 15 à 31 personnes) à Ventron vous accueille toute l'année, le temps d'un week-end, semaine , pour un anniversaire, vacances, séminaires...Gîte grand confort, composé de- 7 chambres, dont 5 avec salle de bains et wc pri  …see more

from £348 / night

£1696 - £2435 / week

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from £348 / night

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Saxony / Lauenstein

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £31 / night

£192 / week

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from £31 / night

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Haute-Savoie / La Clusaz

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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(1) Excellent 

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Ecovillaggio Sagna Rotonda n.9 - Cuneo chalet sleeps 3

Province of Cuneo / Cuneo

1 3 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The apartment at "civico/street no. 9" can be accessed crossing the small hamlet, by reaching the last balcony located south of the house. This apartment's position is just unique: the balcony surrounding the ending part of the house provides a full breat  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £635 / week

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from £87 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Chalet Heidi - Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser ski chalet sleeps 27

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 1 night min stay

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ski;
Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, Balcony, Satellite TV, clock radio with Ipod dock, Telephone, WiFi and Broadband Internet, and a hair  …see more

from £25 / night

£171 / week

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from £25 / night

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Tirol / Flirsch

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £174 / night

£1218 - £1461 / week

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from £174 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Upper Bavaria / Tegernsee

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Ski;
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from £131 / night

£914 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Baden-Württemberg / Staufen

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £56 / night

£382 / week

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from £56 / night

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Unique design alpine chalet - Piuro chalet sleeps 3

Province of Sondrio / Piuro

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
One of a kind cozy mountain chalet, perfect for a couple or 3 friends wishing to experience the beauty and attractions of Valchiavenna Valley. Nestled among vineyards, hills and waterfall, it is perfectly secluded and relaxing atmosphere that soothes mind and soul. The  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 - £1340 / week

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from £170 / night

(7) Very Good 

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studio with a view in the centre of Villard

Isere / Villard-de-Lans

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
In the very centre of Villard de Lans, this small studio ( 20m2) has a great view and you will feel at home there. There are two bunk beds in the entrance hall, suitable for children, and a sofa bed in the studio. There is so much to do in Villard de Lans and the Verco  …see more

from £43 / night

£261 - £305 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment with Superb Lake View

Lake Como / Dorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Ski;
This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining. Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Co  …see more

from £66 / night

£414 - £687 / week

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from £66 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Brunico

4 5 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £70 / night

£518 / week

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from £70 / night

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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
Key info: Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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

£195 - £383 / week

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from £28 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Penthouse Apartment - Champex apartment sleeps 6

Canton of Valais / Champex

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
Located in the heart of one of Switzerland's hidden gems, namely the Village of Champex-Lac, is the modern apartment complex of Les Mayens. This luxury Chalet Penthouse Apartment is located in the prime position providing unparalleled panoramic views of the lake, set ag  …see more

from £100 / night

£530 - £970 / week

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Province of Trento / Panchia

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £87 / night

£435 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Steffenberg

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £35 / night

£414 - £597 / week

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The Farberhaus B&B & Apartment House

Salzburg Region / Sankt Martin bei Lofer

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A pleasant stay in appealing surroundings with excellent service and in a central location in our Landhaus, based in the Saalachtal, region. We look forward to welcoming you and invite you to our Lovely Holiday accommodation, so take a look around our wide range of offe  …see more

from £106 / night

£740 / week

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from £106 / night

(13) 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
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

(1) Excellent 

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Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £70 / night

£327 / week

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from £70 / night

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Krystal - Portes du Soleil - Abondance apartment sleeps 4

Haute-Savoie / Abondance

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
If you're looking for a 1 bedroom apartment, to sleep 4-6 people in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, you're in luck.Situated 30km south of lake Geneva,(which is about a 1hr15 car journey from Geneva airport)is the village of Abondance, a village nam  …see more

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Venabu Hytter, Kilebu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 2

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
At Venabu Hytter you have an excellent base for short and long trips by foot, ski, cycle or car. In the evenings you have a cosy cabin with a fireplace in a quiet car-free area. You also can enjoy offerings at the nearby Venabu Fjellhotell. (Horses, bicycle, guided tour  …see more

from £125 / night

£640 / week

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Province of Trento / Comano Terme

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £40 / night

£266 / week

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from £40 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Monach / Escape Range - Banavie lodge sleeps 5

Fort William / Banavie

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Ski;
Welcome to Lochaber Lodges; a select development of self catering accommodation to rent near Fort William, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Our family run site offers you all the personal touches for a great getaway in a stunning location, with the assurance of V  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £775 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Savoie / La Cote-d'Aime

5 2 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(90) Excellent 

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ALPHAVEN Apartment C Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Canton of Obwalden / Engelberg

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

(1) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Eaux-Bonnes

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £66 / night

£457 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Very Good 

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St Wolfgang Studio Apartment - St. Wolfgang studio sleeps 2

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Not suitable for children;
Luxury studio apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang, just off the main square.Central location, but tucked away down a little cobbled street.Modern kitchen with brand new appliances.Dining / breakfast area.Shower room. Underfloor heating throughout.Bed line  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £630 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tirol / Kitzbühel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ski;
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from £105 / night

£653 - £1200 / week

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from £105 / night

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