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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 apartment in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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

(43) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Westside

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location” I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents. There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as well. Th  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“The ideal location for a relaxing holiday” We found Villa Coralie to be the ideal location for the type of relaxing holiday we want. This delightful villa is in a peaceful yet convenient setting with stunning views from the back garden to Coral Bay, t  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £945 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carlingford

County Louth / Carlingford

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Sanctuary” Myself, my husband, 8 yr. old daughter, my sister, and 9 yr. old niece stayed at the Carlingford Cottage for over a glorious week!!! The views are breathtaking, it's quiet and private and just lovely. Every amenity you may possib  …see more

from £140 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Tenerife / Adeje

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“One of the best villas that we've stayed in” The villa is set high up a winding road a few minutes from the nearest town. Inside, it is spacious and well furnished but that is just an added extra because who wants to spend their holiday inside? Outsi  …see more

from £156 / night

£1090 - £2370 / week

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from £156 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Llanfaethlu

Anglesey / Llanfaethlu

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by  …see more

from £60 / night

£230 - £455 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an  …see more

from £150 / night

£995 - £1495 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Exactly what other reviews said we needed a relaxed atmosphere good view comfortable place to unwind that fit the bill and more will be booking again soon  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Buici

Porec / Buici

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
The region of Istria is favored when it is about delicious traditional food, good wine and olive oil.  …see more

from £40 / night

£277 / week

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from £40 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Valley holiday cottage rental

Valley / Llanfair-yn-neubw

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home From Home” We have stayed at Friars a few times now and every time we return it feels like you're coming home. Brian has created a wonderful holiday let with many personal touches which makes you feel like a VIP. From monogrammed robes and towe  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Semoussac holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we wanted - and more!” We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers! The house was spacious & very well equi  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its name  …see more

from £443 / night

£3621 - £3822 / week

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from £443 / night

(46) Excellent 

22

Lodge rental in North Walsham

Norfolk / North Walsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely first class!” Booked a long weekend at Woodpecker Lodge as wanted to treat my wife & daughter to something special and this ticked all the boxes, and we were not disappointed. The lodge is absolutely fantastic, high spec, spotless, spacious  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £890 / week

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from £100 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bernkastel-Kues

Rhineland-Palatinate / Bernkastel-Kues

4 7 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Large nice house in lovely Mosel area” 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 kids, rented this house for a long weekend in October. The house was large and had four bedrooms, it was clean and well stocked, although the eating area in the kitchen was a little small  …see more

from £70 / night

£486 - £707 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Ferreiras

Albufeira / Ferreiras

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Unforgettable vacation at perfect casa Lagoas” We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Casa L  …see more

from £106 / night

£632 - £1737 / week

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from £106 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Sutton on Derwent holiday cottage rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Sutton on Derwent

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A charming, cosy cottage and a friendly, peaceful, relaxing setting, excellent for families with children and/or a dog” The cottage was very nicely furnished and very clean, giving a warm, cosy feel. The owners have obviously thought about what guests  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £475 / week

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from £75 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Pentraeth holiday cottage rental

Pentraeth / Red Wharf Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent minimoon stay” Stayed at Arwelfa for 4 nights in November. The place is amazing. It's very new and lovely decorated. It's clean and cosy. The owners have thought of everything for a good stay. There are books DVDs binoculars radios and tv's.  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic place - extraordinary country” I highly recommend this house to everyone who wants to visit south of Iceland. Location in Fludir is very convinient - it is very central to major attractions in the south of Iceland (within circle of 2h drive  …see more

from £211 / night

£1053 - £2597 / week

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from £211 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood holiday cottage let

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • 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 - £395 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Preston

Lancashire / Preston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
All on ground floor. Living room with bi-fold doors and oak floor. Kitchen with dining area . Two bedrooms: One king, One twin, both with oak floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.<br />Three Freeview TV's. DVD, Microwave, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher  …see more

from £115 / night

£400 - £675 / week

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from £115 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hayfield

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Ideal for walkers, cyclists, and sightseers, Kinder Path Cottage in the Peak District is recently refurbished and fully equipped. it has a lovely sunny aspect with beautiful views over Hayfield village and is a few yards from a popular track leading up to Kinder Scout.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in La Caleta

Adeje / La Caleta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again. Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1400 / week

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from £175 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great villa” I've stayed in a few villas on the highway 27 and this one is the best I've stayed in, very clean, all the facilities you need, 2 ensuite bedrooms, downstairs cloakroom, a very nice plot withan hedge around the pool area which gives you a  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £735 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Kissimmee

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Location” Great location that is close to restaurants, stores, and Disney World and also very affordable. Our kids loved the pool.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(33) 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

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Cottage rental in Linosa

Islands of Sicily / Linosa

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The villa is located a few meters from the Faraglioni of Linosa along the road that leads to Calcarella, the tip of the island. The house is very cozy, functional and well equipped for romantic meal under the stars. The location is enviable, less than 100 meters away is  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £615 / week

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from £44 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ano Gatzea

Pelion / Ano Gatzea

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“EXCELLENT PROPERTY: FULLY EQUIPPED HOUSE, SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, PERFECT LOCATION, BETTER THAN EXPECTED” We are a group of 11 people (3 families with childern). The house was far better than what we saw advertised on the Internet site. G  …see more

from £220 / night

£1536 - £1755 / week

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from £220 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Hampton holiday cottage rental

Greater London / Hampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“BEST GET AWAY” From the moment I went to the website and viewed the accommodations, I was looking for to having a relaxing experience.When we had arrived, it simply was fabulous! I would rate a "10" and would be a repeated customer  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“lovely” Lovely house well renovated and designed. Three good sized bedrooms. Knock through living area a bit tight for six, but I imagine in the warmer weather with the sweet comfortable courtyard open that would be resolved. Lovely, courteous owners.  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Bampton holiday home rental

Penrith / Bampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu  …see more

from £110 / night

£590 - £2400 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful accomodation” Our extended family had a wonderful week at Rosehaven, which is by far the best rental property we have stayed in for many years. It is superbly equipped for all your needs and is ideally situated just a stroll down the hill an  …see more

from £165 / night

£695 - £1295 / week

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from £165 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hillsborough

County Down / Hillsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Charming cottage” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (3 nights) at the Gate House. We were 2 couples and it was the perfect size for us. Everything has been recently updated and done with extreme taste. The views from the cottage are amazing, and very  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £110 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night