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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 studio in Aiud

Alba County / Aiud

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Studio is located right next to the Valisoara Gorges, in a relatively new - but charming - holiday village, very close to the Traditional rural settlement of Valisoara. This charming region is located in the Trascau Mountains, at about 15 km from the town of Aiud, a  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £2450 / week

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from £280 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby, tennis court in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge” Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning proper  …see more

from £650 / night

£2500 - £6000 / week

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from £650 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(2) Average 

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Penthouse rental in Roche Caiman with shared pool

Eden Island / Roche Caiman

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 / week

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from £125 / 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
“A relaxing peaceful break in a beautifl property” Andrew Barn is a home from home property with everything you could ever need for a peaceful and relaxing break. The Barn is comfortable, warm and equipped to excellent standards. John and Tina were so  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Servies-en-Val

Aude / Servies-en-Val

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £2300 / week

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from £272 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Balchik

Dobrich Province / Balchik

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wow what a view” This villa is sat on top of the cliff overlooking the Black Sea views are stunning especially dawn and dusk.The villa itself is very nice plenty of room ,the ensuites are luxurious on the two master bedrooms.It has everything you req  …see more

from £50 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Edwinstowe

Nottinghamshire / Edwinstowe

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Even more beautiful than the pictures” We stayed at the cottages for a family holiday, and it exceeded our expectations. They are spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. All the furniture is very good quality and in immaculate  …see more

from £270 / night

£1200 - £2980 / week

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from £270 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu  …see more

from £155 / night

£1081 / week

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from £155 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean  …see more

from £66 / night

£462 - £504 / week

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from £66 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing escape from every day life” A couple of us stayed in this villa and loved it, hardly ever needed to leave our sancutary, our own pool, BBQ and all the comforts of home. Nice and private but within minutes of Port Douglas. Really spacious,  …see more

from £244 / night

£1707 - £3673 / week

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from £244 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Villa Vida next to Villa Elma” We had a wonderful time at Villa Vida, the new villa next door to Villa Elma. Franco was very welcoming and had worked very hard to deal with some serious fire damage next to the outside pool caused by the previous gu  …see more

from £342 / night

£2394 - £2736 / week

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from £342 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Charente-Maritime / Saint-Mard

7 14 Min stay varies

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

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from £300 / night

£1624 - £2565 / week

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from £300 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Almoradi

Province of Alicante / Almoradi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent Apartment” The Apartment was excellent in good order and nice and clean .There was plenty of bedding and utensils plats cups pots and pans if you want to stay in and do your own cooking but it is well positioned in walking distends to the t  …see more

from £15 / night

£105 - £133 / week

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from £15 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location” This property was just what we wanted in a rural location, quiet and left to our own. Lovely walks nearby would recommend to anyone and would stay there again. Excellent facilities the only downside being no enclosed garden but a  …see more

from £89 / night

£450 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Ilfracombe

Devon / Ilfracombe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The Hideaway is a luxurious and spacious holiday home in an ideal base to explore the North Devon coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1195 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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from £118 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Class Above” If you're going to visit Bath this is the place to stay for peace and quiet,a beautiful village with locals who care.Our host were helpful with anything we need but left us quietly to ourselves.The cottage itself was a class above anyth  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £905 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Lodge rental in Bilene with shared pool

Gaza Province / Bilene

10 28 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Lux villa that sleeps 8 $720 per night4xLux tents sleeps 2 $90 per night.4 sleeper lux tent sleeps4 $100  …see more

from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Addingham

Ilkley / Addingham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly. Highly recomm  …see more

from £110 / night

£720 - £820 / week

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from £110 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Stalisfield

Stalisfield / Stalisfield Green

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic place for a gathering of friends” The barn is just a great place for a large group to meet and enjoy. My party had flown from all over Europe to meet and we were so happy with the barn. It offered very comfortable accommodation, we liked the  …see more

from £650 / night

£3000 / week

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from £650 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in fantastic location in Vilamoura” We travelled to stay at Casa Amne mid-May 2013 with our 4 year old and 5 month old children. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Graham Parker with a beer or wine and got a tour of the villa whic  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2250 / week

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from £143 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home rental in Maubuisson

Carcans / Maubuisson

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“superb rental” This rental property is of a very high standard. The owners have equipped it so that it feels like home, they really have thought of everything. The bathrooms are really fabulous and the beds really comfortable, with cotton bed linen. t  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m  …see more

from £223 / night

£1616 - £3590 / week

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from £223 / night

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Dungarvan holiday cottage accommodation

County Waterford / Dungarvan

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Situated just 3 miles from the lovely seaside town of Dungarvan in the south east coast of Ireland. The property is cosy and is ideal for a getaway. It is just 300 yards from the beach, perfect for swimming or surfing and also for fishing. If you feel energetic enough y  …see more

from £52 / night

£274 - £406 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again. Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms upstairs would be helpful  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£270 - £540 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sucina holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Sucina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect. The apartment included all th  …see more

from £35 / night

£215 - £275 / week

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from £35 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Carradale

Argyll and Bute / Carradale

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“beautiful house with stunning views.” Spent 5 days at Shorehills in Carradale with family and our 2dogs .The house was perfect..It was cosy ,spotlessly clean and had everything we needed.There where10 of us and there was plenty of room for everyone to  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 - £1085 / week

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from £125 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
Private access to BeachClose to cityClose to golfClose to skiingClose to fishingDolphins nearbyClose to mountaineeringLuxurious accommodationPrivate garden  …see more

from £170 / night

£1080 - £1770 / week

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from £170 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Cardiff holiday apartment rental

South Wales / Cardiff

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from home” The hospitality, the location, the layout, the facilities, it was like coming home every evening. Had a wonderful stay in Taffs Well, Rob and Jo are so welcoming and accommodating, nothing was a problem. If anyone wants to spend time  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £50 / 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  …see more

from £171 / night

£1026 - £2052 / week

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from £171 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Kissimmee with swimming pool

Kissimmee / Lindfields

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A great place to relax after a busy day at Disney World” We had a wonderful holiday staying at Sunrise Villa in Lindfields Reserve. The villa is lovely, very well equipped for self catering and is as good as it looks in the photos. The pool area is pa  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £600 / week

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from £61 / night

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Broadbeach holiday apartment rental

Gold Coast / Broadbeach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Private apartment at the Oracle Resort Broadbeach - Level 28 Tower 1Ocean Views - North East Aspect Gold Coast Luxury Resorts manage a number of these apartments - if this property is unavailable for your required dates please message us so we can provid  …see more

from £186 / night

£1167 - £2809 / week

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from £186 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa San Dimitrio is a self-catering accommodation located in Logaras. Free WiFi access is available.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven,barbecue. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms a  …see more

from £113 / night

£672 - £948 / week

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from £113 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and Holiday home” We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view from the great wi  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) 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