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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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Lower Bavaria / Freyung

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
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from £45 / night

£258 - £636 / week

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from £45 / night

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Tirol / St. Jakob in Haus

1 40 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 40
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £50 / night

£348 / week

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from £50 / night

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(60) Excellent 

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Princes - Morecambe apartment sleeps 5

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.05 km; Child friendly ;
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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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

£321 / week

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from £48 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Nimrod Lodge - Biddenden log cabin sleeps 4

Kent / Biddenden

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 33 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto  …see more

from £100 / night

£420 - £748 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday Flat Lake of Constance - Radolfzell am Bodensee apartment sleeps 4

Baden-Württemberg / Radolfzell am Bodensee

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei  …see more

from £73 / night

£419 - £599 / week

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from £73 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goar

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £49 / night

£342 - £521 / week

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from £49 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Hill Crest Cottage - Traditional Seaside Charm - Cullen cottage sleeps 6

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Honeyway Cottage Period Holiday Rental - Whittlesey cottage sleeps 4

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar  …see more

from £72 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £72 / night

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Drome / Chateauneuf-sur-Isere

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £73 / night

£334 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Wool Cottage - Lavenham cottage sleeps 2

Suffolk / Lavenham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Wool Cottage is one part of a medieval wool merchants house. It is in the heart of this stunning mediaeval village and has been fully restored and luxury facilities provided- English Tourist Board 5 star gold- exposed original oak beams- large luxury upstairs bedroom fe  …see more

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(9) Excellent 

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Horse Mill Cottage - Auchtermuchty cottage sleeps 6

Fife / Auchtermuchty

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 34 km; Swimming pool;
Horse Mill Cottage is a warm and most comfortably furnished cottage, with thick stone walls and feature windows. It is a lovely quiet place for family and friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday and explore the local area. Spacious kitchen/dining room and large sitting ro  …see more

from £150 / night

£625 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment Strobl Lake Wolfgang Austria - Strobl apartment sleeps 2

Salzburg Region / Strobl

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Swimming pool;
Large studio apartment in Strobl, with pool, central location, close to Wolfgangsee. Walk to all amenities. Sleeps 2 (plus children) sitting, dining and bedroom areas, attractive kitchen with full cooking facilities, bathroom and hallway. Good sized balcony with seat  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Lost Valley of Ramila Marvao Natural Park Paradise - Santo Antonio Das Areias apartment sleeps 3

Marvao / Santo Antonio Das Areias

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
We are the 'Lost Valley of Ramila" . Top quality Eco-friendly Studio-apartments with private terrace in a FABULOUS Natural Park setting close to the Spanish border and the old smugglers route. There's also a lovely restored Mill and Mill Cottage down by the River Seve  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £705 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Viseu District / Sao Joao da Pesqueira

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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Zeeland Province / Veere

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
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from £77 / night

£548 / week

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from £77 / night

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Just two minutes walk from the lake - Gera Lario studio sleeps 2

Lake Como / Gera Lario

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Beautiful XVII century apartment in the historical centre of the small town of Gera Lario.This cozy apartment was a XVII century basement. It was completely renovated in 2015. 
It is composed of a living room with a big comfy sofabed, a fully equipped kitchen, a small  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Vaucluse / Seguret

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 150 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £68 / night

£471 - £727 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Canton of Valais / Susten

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £75 / night

£469 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Riolanderie - Poulaines farmhouse sleeps 8

Indre / Poulaines

3 8 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Modern kitchen with breakfast bar Large dining table seats 10 Flat screen LCD TV with UK Free to Air satellite television Spacious bathroom with shower. Spiral staircase leading to three cosy bedrooms and upstairs WC. Bedroom 1 - double bed, two single beds Bedroom  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £425 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Maison des quatre niches - Blaye house sleeps 5

Gironde / Blaye

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w  …see more

from £71 / night

£479 - £620 / week

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from £71 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Honeymoon Cottage - Golden Cross cottage sleeps 2

East Sussex / Golden Cross

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Honeymoon Cottage, Private Luxury Hot Tub, A Romantic holiday Cottage. A brand new conversion, quaint brick cottage, private deck with hot tub. Contemporary decoration with character beams along with modern facilities and appliances. Ideal location for romantic weekend  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Excellent 

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The Cottage - Walesby cottage sleeps 4

Nottinghamshire / Walesby

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and  …see more

from £70 / night

£275 - £740 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Trewrach Cottage - Dinas Cross cottage sleeps 6

Newport / Dinas Cross

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Trewrach Cottage is a 400 year old newly restored, self-catering cottage, featuring an inglenook fire place with an ancient stone bread oven together with a wood burner, wood provided. Sleeps 1 - 6. Family friendly and suitable for all ages. Games room with pool table,  …see more

from £50 / night

£342 - £780 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Oak Lodge - Stanton lodge sleeps 2

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
One of just two stunning contemporary, eco lodges, decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing getaway. For when you're eating in, the well-equipped kitchen will keep a creative cook happy, with dining area  …see more

from £59 / night

£239 - £599 / week

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from £59 / night

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GITE PANDORA MEILLONNAS FRANCE - Sanciat gite sleeps 2

Meillonnas / Sanciat

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It  …see more

from £69 / night

£394 / week

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Appartamento Aurora - Locarno apartment sleeps 3

Lake Maggiore / Locarno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
- 65m², ideal für 2-3 Personen- Piazza Grande: 5 Gehminuten- Seepromenade: 5 Gehminuten- Einkaufen: Migros im Haus- Küche mit Glaskeramik Herd, Granitabdeckung, Geschirrspülmaschine und Mikrowelle- Badezimmer mit extragrosser Dusche und Closomat, separates Gäste WC  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £941 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cosy studio in Ohlungen near Haguenau / Strasbourg - Haguenau apartment sleeps 2

Bas-Rhin / Haguenau

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A charming, private and well appointed 20m2 ground-floor studio apartment ideal for one person (two maximum). Stylish and comfortable accommodation with a single bed (90x200 cm), a two-seater sofa-bed (90x200 cm), satellite TV and free Wifi. Modern, clean kitchen / dini  …see more

from £39 / night

£231 - £342 / week

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from £39 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Willows Barn - Framlingham cottage sleeps 2

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. This Visit England accredited 5star barn will delight you for your stay or indeed is a great present for family/friends who appreciate the best too! Willows Barn is a totally private, self catering cottage,  …see more

from £99 / night

£625 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

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Argentan / St Christophe-le-Jajolet

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £17 / night

£120 / week

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from £17 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Stadtkyll

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £22 / night

£137 - £294 / week

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from £22 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saxony / Schoneck

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

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Ain / Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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(20) Excellent 

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10 Ballaghmore Cottages - Portballintrae townhouse sleeps 6

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite. The large open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas has wonderful views over the green Antrim countryside.Dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, microwave, heating and bedding included. Portballintrae  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Wychert Cottage - Haddenham cottage sleeps 4

Buckinghamshire / Haddenham

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
The cottage is a converted bake-house built over 300 years ago. It combines modern convenience with period charm. Located in the village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, it is 16 miles from Oxford and 50 minutes from London Marylebone. The cottage is within the village  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Todtnau

1 4 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £36 / night

£252 / week

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from £36 / night

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