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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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Holiday gite rental

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £24 / night

£170 - £392 / week

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from £24 / 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

(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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(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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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

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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avg. 3 hours 4 minutes

from £42 / 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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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £72 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Lagos holiday villa rental

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fantastic villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the adults enjoyed relaxing on the sun
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from £128 / night

£896 - £1820 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £128 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Cortona / Montanare

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £255 / night

£1653 - £2500 / week

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from £255 / 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

(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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(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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(12) 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 £192 / night

£1339 / week

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Holiday villa rental

Phillip Island / Cowes

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £118 / night

£883 / week

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from £118 / 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

(11) Very Good 

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Studio rental in Currarong

Shoalhaven / Currarong

Studio 4 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£389 / week

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(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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(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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(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

(18) Excellent 

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Mersea Island holiday cottage rental

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £62 / 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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(39) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Panjim

Goa / Panjim

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic old world house, great host” If you're looking for a quiet, waterside stay in Goa, I can't think of a better house than this. Polished wood and glass abound in this wonderfully quaint house, but the furnishings (Rooms, Kitchen, bathrooms) ar
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from £76 / night

£530 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £76 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £109 / night

£759 - £1171 / week

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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

(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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avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

from £169 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Menerbes

Luberon / Menerbes

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £76 / night

£522 - £925 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £76 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“PEACEFUL LOCATION” Stayed here in August with family from Finland. We rented 2 larger properties and used the Stone Cottage, one at the front, all the time to be together. Good layout and fantastic sized kitchen and the dining area is open plan to the
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from £130 / night

£465 - £885 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Western Cape / Plettenberg Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £145 / night

£1128 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £145 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, very comfortable and great value for money!” We booked The White House to celebrate my 60th birthday with family. The house is well appointed to meet your every need. Beautiful new carpet going upstairs. Plentiful supply of towels
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

Ibiza / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£853 / week

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from £122 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Athens

Attica / Athens

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £169 / night

£1093 - £1564 / week

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from £169 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £225 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
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from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Akureyri holiday cottage rental

Northeast Region / Akureyri

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £169 / night

£1009 - £2416 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

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(3) Excellent 

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Carlingford holiday home rental

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quirky.....” Peggy's cottage is full of character and has all you need for your stay...log burner is an added bonus....clean,airy and relaxing . Carlinford is a lovely place to visit and the locals definitely add to your visit loved how friendly they
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from £101 / night

£669 - £837 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£421 - £774 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“chilled” Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We will defiantly book again next year
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from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Aylesbury Vale / Aylesbury

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
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from £85 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Penclawdd

Swansea / Penclawdd

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
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from £90 / night

£420 - £725 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

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