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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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Finistere / Quimper

Studio 1 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly

from £41 / night

£169 / week

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from £41 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Koggala holiday villa rental

Galle / Koggala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful property with the most delightful hosts.” The view from Lakeview Villa will literally take your breath away. The house is stunning - beautifully designed with enormous rooms and terraces. The swimming pool is a great size and
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from £220 / night

£1400 - £2250 / week

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from £220 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Lewis

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes. Mandy was extremely helpfu
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from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in La Cote-d'Arbroz

Haute-Savoie / La Cote-d'Arbroz

3 8 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place in a great location. Highly recommended” We really enjoyed our stay in Le Plein Soleil. The apartment was very stylish, had all the things we needed (even the bathrobes), the kitchen was well equipped. It's a spacious place and was good f
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from £125 / night

£650 - £1295 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Clermont holiday villa rental

Clermont / Greater Groves

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£550 - £690 / week

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from £80 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Wonderful Oast Cottage in a beautiful countryside setting.So peaceful and relaxing.Very clean and cosy.Lovely owner.Wish we had stayed for longer than a weekend and we hope to return soon.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £55 / night

£150 - £655 / week

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from £55 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful
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from £43 / night

£295 - £753 / week

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from £43 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.
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from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Orlando / Westridge

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £72 / night

£490 / week

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from £72 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£253 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“fantastic apart” we are having a fab. time here the apart. is fantastic right near all the bars etc. very near beach, you can walk to Los Cristianos, Puerto Colon,its all fantastic, we have had amazing meals and as my husband likes football we watched
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from £29 / night

£200 - £240 / week

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from £29 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lourdas holiday villa accommodation

Cephalonia / Lourdas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
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from £110 / night

£706 - £2353 / week

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from £110 / night

(27) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £43 / night

£295 - £463 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Armacao dos Buzios / Regiao dos Lagos

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £247 / night

£1561 - £2229 / week

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from £247 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brantome

Dordogne / Brantome

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great holiday, beautiful location in terrific Gite” Our family really enjoyed our stay at La Maison d'Amis near Brantome. The Gite was very welcoming, well equipped and nicely furnished with generously sized rooms all in a beautiful setting in the gro
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from £79 / night

£589 - £841 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Its was a very very nice house it had everything we needed. The house overlooked the sea, it was a great view to get up to in the morning. The town was very nice and within walking distance. It was our first time in Ireland but it wont be o
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from £80 / night

£525 - £800 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Ko Samui / Laem Set

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf
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from £140 / night

£980 - £1365 / week

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from £140 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in gorgeous Lagos!” A perfect spot for a relaxing week away in gorgeous Lagos. Inside, the apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we enjoyed our stay! And a short walk from the beach, marina and old town, the apartment'
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from £65 / night

£279 - £579 / week

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from £65 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday condo in Davenport

Davenport / Bahama Bay Resort

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely place to stay” My wife and two grown up daughters, in their early 20's stayed for a week. The apartment is spacious and comfortable, beautifully kept and well equipped. We had a bedroom each and with all the trees around, it felt private. We
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from £71 / night

£493 - £542 / week

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from £71 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T
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from £70 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £79 / night

£1094 / week

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from £79 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Home from home” Great location in the heart of St Fillans, quiet and warm cottage with amazing views right down Loch Earn, super comfy bed and nice touches like a few basics in the kitchen. The Achray house hotel just a short walk around the corner is
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from £65 / night

£380 - £470 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Torre de la Horadada holiday villa accommodation

Province of Alicante / Torre de la Horadada

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value for money” Accommodation was clean, good size and had everything we needed. Kids loved the communal pool at the back which again was always clean and tidy. Shops and restaurants were close by. Overall, very impressed. excellent value
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from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic. The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne
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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Formentera / Es Pujols

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £76 / night

£841 / week

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from £76 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £235 / night

£1643 / week

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from £235 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway location in Edinburgh” Perfect homely flat for exploring Edinburgh. Well kept, clean and well equipped. Excellent location on the Royal mile for exploring the city. Really helpful information book full of tips on what to do and where t
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from £85 / night

£550 - £1020 / week

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from £85 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful home-beautiful location” Jasmine cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need for a self-catered stay. My husband and I were in Kirkby Lonsdale for a wedding along with our 2 adult children and our son's fiance. The space
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from £108 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £108 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £59 / night

£337 - £379 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ardeche / Chambonas

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £43 / night

£211 - £522 / week

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from £43 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
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from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £99 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Puerto Banus

Marbella / Puerto Banus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden. A perfect sprin
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from £169 / night

£1009 - £2017 / week

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from £169 / night

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