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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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(32) Excellent 

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Fulbourn holiday cottage rental

Cambridge / Fulbourn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Discover Cambridge and England” An excellent stay :the house is very comfortable and very clean, the environment beautiful (un delicious garden !) and shops are not far away.The owners' reception was very cordial.  …see more

from £85 / night

£520 - £610 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tranquil location with lots of space” We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Cottage. Nigel and Wendy made everything perfect and we wanted for nothing, even providing us with yummy duck eggs! The views from the conservatory are beautiful and we spent a go  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

19

Lingwood holiday cottage let

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“lovely” Was a very nice cosy little cottage. However we got the impression we were not going to be welcomed back as we had a puppy that barked every time the owners walked past. She didn't bark for long. as we stopped them.. So if you have a dog th  …see more

from £55 / night

£337 - £485 / week

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from £55 / night

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(64) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dereham

Dereham / East Tuddenham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £899 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

13

Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Farm House in the Worcestershire countryside. A large living room with stove and bifolding windows out onto the patio over looking the extensive gardens. A large TV/Snug room and a conservatory. Large kitchen with dining area, a range cooker and fridge freezer  …see more

from £400 / night

£1500 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Armagh

County Armagh / Armagh

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful” Beautiful house ,spotlessly clean.very spacious.Had a very relaxing stay and will definitely be returning .  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(64) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment in Glenhinnisdal

Isle of Skye / Glenhinnisdal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Our favorite apartment ever. Cozy and warm with beautiful views.” Beautifully decorate apartment. My kids loved the beanbags in front of the electric fire place, and also the swings on the front lawn. The beds were super comfortable with beautiful lin  …see more

from £80 / night

£410 - £580 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £180 / night

£780 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(11) Excellent 

31

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  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Excellent 

11

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(103) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“repeat visit will return!” stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. such a lovely touch.  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Flookburgh

Grange-over-Sands / Flookburgh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Everything you need and more!” What a lovely cottage! Very charming and modern interior...super clean and tidy with lots of little extras that you might need..Wifi, toys, books and DVDs for the little ones, wine and biscuits on arrival! Very close to  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £550 / week

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from £47 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kilnaleck

County Cavan / Kilnaleck

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
Situated in peaceful countryside in the Lake District of Cavan, 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, and just 1 hours driving from Dublin via M3. This spacious home sleeps 12 offers a large garden & patio area basketball net, games room and all modern conveniences.Mc Evo  …see more

from £86 / night

£598 - £898 / week

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from £86 / night

(6) Excellent 

6

Apartment rental in Akaroa

Canterbury Region / Akaroa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Akaroa Apartment - fully self contained. Treat yourself to a little luxury Some recent feedback............ Hi Alison Just wanted to say my wife and I have had an AMAZING stay in Akaroa and central to that has been the wonderful apartment. Just what we were after, a  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

(22) Excellent 

39

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oliveira do Hospital

Coimbra District / Oliveira do Hospital

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year. The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there. The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that  …see more

from £59 / night

£569 - £1167 / week

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from £59 / night

(18) Excellent 

21

Cottage rental in Abingdon

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Paradise Found in the Oxfordshire Countryside” My wife and I and our toddler stayed here originally for a week and loved the cottage so much that we extended our stay for another four days. We are pretty well travelled and have holidayed in some very  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

Bodiam holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Bodiam

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Large groups, family, vineyards, child friendly, dog friendly, historic, 1066 country, Bodiam Castle, Steam Railway, artists, newly refurbished, concierge service, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, walking, luxury, self catering, farm  …see more

from £125 / night

£520 - £860 / week

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from £125 / night

(57) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed” The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share  …see more

from £59 / night

£350 - £416 / week

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from £59 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £1099 / week

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from £99 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in South East England

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

20

Advie ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Advie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £910 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Widecombe in the Moor

Dartmoor National Park / Widecombe in the Moor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Hideaway in the moor” Excellent, secluded little cottage. The perfect location to get away from your everyday hassle. Its quite, situated in a wonderful landscape and you can walk into the moor directly from your doorstep. The cottage is perfectly equ  …see more

from £90 / night

£315 - £445 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(39) Excellent 

23

Menai Bridge holiday cottage rental

Anglesey / Menai Bridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask about pets
“Perfectly formed!” Everything you could want to make your stay comfortable. Good location within easy reach of great walks and places to visit. Local pubs and amenities. Supermarket 2 mins on foot. Quiet. Owners very friendly and amenable.  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £145 / night

£480 - £1343 / week

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from £145 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I wish I could move in!” We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever. The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want for a truly relaxing break  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Reeth holiday cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Reeth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Cosy cottage newly refurbished to a very high standard. Set in beautiful countryside with stunning views. Ideal for walking, mountain biking or just escaping from it all. Two great pubs within walking distance.  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(14) Excellent 

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South Galson holiday lodge rental

Isle of Lewis / South Galson

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Grillikota BBQ Hut, enclosed deck, love seat, porch, sea views, working croft, remote location, rural location  …see more

from £94 / night

£600 / week

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from £94 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cratloe

County Clare / Cratloe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious cottage in good location” The cottage is very spacious and has a modern feel inside. The location is excellent being close to main roads but without any traffic noise. Flying to Shannon would be very doable.  …see more

from £103 / night

£342 - £496 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Excellent 

33

Tangalooma holiday home rental

Moreton Island / Tangalooma

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great House, close to everything, will definitely book again” We had such a great time in this house, excellent views, close to resort and wrecks and soooo clean!! Will hopefully get back there soon.  …see more

from £285 / night

£1542 - £2686 / week

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from £285 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery  …see more

from £105 / night

£460 - £1095 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brumath

Bas-Rhin / Brumath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
garden, bar, art gallery, flamenco festival, japanese festival, concerts, gastronomy, organic vegetables from the garden, near forest, lake, bike, bowling.  …see more

from £86 / night

£428 / week

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from £86 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.  …see more

from £143 / night

£595 - £1185 / week

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from £143 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Perfect weekend for some R&R!” My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbanks whilst celebrating my birthday. As soon as we got there we were greeted with a warm welcome from Carol, she showed us around the apartment which was  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time. The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo holiday home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms  …see more

from £145 / night

£1015 / week

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from £145 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo  …see more

from £245 / night

£695 - £800 / week

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from £245 / night

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