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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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Villa letting in Costa Adeje with golf nearby

Costa Adeje / Playa del Duque

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £652 / night

£4558 - £5930 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £652 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sallertaine holiday gite rental

Vendee / Sallertaine

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £71 / night

£478 - £1142 / week

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from £71 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Marrakech

Marrakech / Widane

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
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from £71 / night

£1328 - £2815 / week

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from £71 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big
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from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped. My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after. The views
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from £193 / night

£850 - £1550 / week

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avg. 17 minutes

from £193 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£595 - £1550 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £110 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Caleta de Fuste holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous villa” We stayed in this villa for a week in November, myself , husband and family to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We could not have celebrated it in a nicer villa! It was plenty big enough for 6 of us although most of our time was s
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from £107 / night

£945 - £1085 / week

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avg. 27 minutes

from £107 / night

(12) Excellent 

89

Farmhouse rental in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room
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from £140 / night

£974 - £2346 / week

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from £140 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £106 / night

(3) Excellent 

91

Villa accommodation in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Kissimmee City

5 10 6 nights min

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

from £129 / night

£903 / week

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from £129 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Seasons Resort

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa, great location, perfect for families” Another great stay at seasons villa, just as we remembered! Ideal location for Disney and International Drive. We started to pay the toll to take a slightly quicker and less busy route to Disney e
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from £60 / night

£360 - £700 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Dubai

Emirate of Dubai / Dubai

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“So good I think I'll buy one !!” Not much more I can say than in the title, Dawn was exemplary to deal with as with every experience I have had renting off her or Owners Direct but her apartment was better than most as it really did cater for the kids
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from £170 / night

£1100 - £1392 / week

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from £170 / night

(19) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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Certificate of Excellence

from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Halikouna

Corfu / Halikouna

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing” The most beautiful villa we ever stayed in. The owner was there to greet us in the Airport and show us to the door, he took his time to show us around and how everything worked. The villa itself is just beyond amazing. It's spotless, has ever
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from £163 / night

£1536 - £3071 / week

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avg. 2 hours 0 minutes

from £163 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Praia da Luz holiday villa rental

Luz / Praia da Luz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1550 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday condo rental

Davenport / Bahama Bay Resort

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£315 - £490 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise” We booked through Lanzarote Luxury Villas and were impressed with every aspect of the holiday experience. The villa certainly had the "wow" factor as soon as you walked through the door. The views were amazing made the holiday perfect!
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from £175 / night

£1225 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £175 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just lovely!” My husband and I were looking for somewhere to spend a peaceful few days in the sun with beautiful surroundings - this is exactly what we found. Apart from a minor quibble about the sofa being a tad uncomfortable, everything else was jus
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from £75 / night

£480 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa” The whole family loved villa. Our 5 children played in big pool day after day. Longest time was 8h/d
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from £156 / night

£1090 - £2779 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £156 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite let

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £190 / night

£975 - £2525 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £190 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” The view over Mudeford was out of this world, first class accommodation.it Had every thing one would need on holiday. We found The Shed very comfortable in every way. A credit to Ian and Jane, we are back again in August. Carol from Berksh
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Cala Vadella

Ibiza / Cala Vadella

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £250 / night

£1000 - £2900 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £250 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment rental

Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £186 / night

£1300 / week

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from £186 / night

(7) Average 

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Studio rental in Benalmadena Costa with shared pool

Benalmadena / Benalmadena Costa

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Really nice apartment , comfortable, great area , lovely beaches and walks” This apartment was really nice and comfortable , in a great place , near lovely beach's and lovely promenade walks , close to parc de la Paloma , local shops and loads of rest
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from £29 / night

£197 / week

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from £29 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great place for a group catch-up” As the group of us are getting closer to our 30s, and with life taking over from fun, it's always difficult to get everyone together in once place. Little Upton was a great opportunity to do this. The property is fant
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from £295 / night

£1995 - £3145 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £295 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £514 / night

£1974 - £4167 / week

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from £514 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £206 / night

£1295 - £3200 / week

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avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

from £206 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
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from £80 / night

£550 - £1375 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £80 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Callington holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Callington

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family getaway” Peaceful but still in the middle of many places to visit. The Eden Project was a delight as was a walk over Dartmoor. The hot tub was a relaxing way to end the day.
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from £140 / night

£645 - £1825 / week

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avg. 1 hour 22 minutes

from £140 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa” We spent 8 days at this beautiful villa over looking the golf course, it has everything you could possibly want and is spotlessly clean, the outside space around the heated pool and barbecue area is amazing, I would highly recommend t
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from £154 / night

£1075 - £1350 / week

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avg. 45 minutes

from £154 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Goldra

Loule / Goldra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent stay” We stayed in villa vista 18-25 October and it was lovely the villa was amazing so big and spacious! We couldn't find bbq equipment but that was no bother, and it was a bit cold in the villa at night we couldn't find how to work the h
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from £169 / night

£965 - £2337 / week

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from £169 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Old Course Golf Club

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolute Gem” We visited Portugal for the first time last month during our children's school mid-term break, the children are 5 and 6 years of age so we needed somewhere that guaranteed entertainment! And what a trip! From our first enquiry until our
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from £107 / night

£620 - £1700 / week

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from £107 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Banus with golf nearby

Puerto Banus / Aloha

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“What a Gem” Just returned from a week in this lovely home and I can honestly say we have stayed at a few and this tops them all. The views from every balcony are fantastic and are very private. Some great restaurants within a few minutes drive or even
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from £84 / night

£400 - £685 / week

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from £84 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with pool in Le Lindois

Charente / Le Lindois

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent!” We have just returned from a lovely two week stay a Le Pommier. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, that were high before we arrived. The gite is spacious, clean, with all the modern facilities, which made the place feel like a ho
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from £85 / night

£595 - £1695 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“An ideal rural retreat” We arrived for a short stay on the 6th Jan and were amazed at the beautiful setting. The rooms were very comfortable ,lovely kitchen and a very spacious lounge with a log fire. Took in many walks and visited nearby lakes. Alt
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from £244 / night

£1328 - £2434 / week

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from £244 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“An amazing Villa” This Villa is absolutely fantastic! The quality of the decor and furniture are top class, the kitchen has a high standard of equipment and utensils. The agents, Julie and Steve, were very helpful and only a phone call away. Excellen
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from £150 / night

£1050 - £1350 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Central Lagos holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Central Lagos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very nice and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment.” Extremely spacious with a high standard of modern equipment/facilities. I would have no problem recommending it too others. We particularly liked the balcony which runs the whole length. Also, layout
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from £55 / night

£375 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m
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from £80 / night

£516 - £1389 / week

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avg. 2 hours 41 minutes

from £80 / night

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