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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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(31) Excellent 

36

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.<  …see more

from £85 / night

£593 - £1573 / week

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from £85 / night

(46) Excellent 

66

Canggu holiday villa rental

Canggu / Echo Beach

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“fabulous villa, relaxing stay” Our family of 4 had a fabulous time at Puri Temple. All communication and admin prior to the visit was very clear and Rupert was a pleasure to communicate with. From the moment we arrived we were very well looked after  …see more

from £234 / night

£1638 - £2343 / week

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from £234 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Home rental in Unawatuna

Unawatuna / Mihiripanna

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Marley's is just fantastic!” Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the staff in particular mad  …see more

from £210 / night

£1452 - £2097 / week

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from £210 / 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
Located on the first floor (lift access). This two bedroom penthouse apartment is perfect for couples or a family, with flexible bedding configurations available. The master bedroom has king bedding, ensuite with spa bath & separate shower. Second bedroom has a quee  …see more

from £247 / night

£1725 / week

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from £247 / night

(39) Excellent 

40

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dondra

Southern Province / Dondra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceeded our expectations” The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the che  …see more

from £175 / night

£7000 / week

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from £175 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Koggala

Galle / Koggala

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in spectacular secluded location” We spent a wonderful week in Sri Lanka with Siyambala House as our home from home. Nalaka and his staff looked after us extremely well. Day trip to Yala National Park is worth the 3 hour journey each wa  …see more

from £295 / night

£2097 - £3839 / week

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from £295 / night

(83) Excellent 

15

B&b rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal B+B for us” We had a lovely couple of days at Defoe House as our first proper holiday with our 11 month old baby. It's tucked away in the gardens of a pretty house which is also tucked away in a quiet village, and feels more like a self-caterin  …see more

from £85 / night

£530 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with swimming pool in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Above and beyond our expectaitions” From the moment Rudy picked us up for our transfer till the end of our stay at the Villa we had a fantastic experience. The staff were amazing and helpful. All the bedrooms were clean and spacious. The pool, gardens  …see more

from £847 / night

£5605 - £16089 / week

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from £847 / night

(40) Excellent 

24

Farmhouse rental in Gavorrano with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Grosseto / Gavorrano

3 33 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 33
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” We stayed at the property for the second time and we've been welcomed like good friends. The apartments are located within a very peaceful woody area. We could hear all kinds of birds day and night. The new fitness area has been  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 - £856 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Weston

Saint James Parish / Weston

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Property” Our stay was a pleasure from start to finish. We were greeted at the airport by the recommended taxi driver and again at the villa by Julianna and Lianna. Julianna ran us through all of the basics of the property on arrival and ev  …see more

from £767 / night

£5363 / week

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from £767 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Saint Germain les Belles holiday barn rental

Haute-Vienne / Saint Germain les Belles

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A typical French gite at the edge of a friendly village.” The gite is on the outskirts of a village with local shops (bakers, butchers, grocers and a small Casino supermarket). A bigger supermarket could be found 10 mins away. We enjoyed a meal at the  …see more

from £40 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Picassent

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia  …see more

from £214 / night

£300 - £2522 / week

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from £214 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere” Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a s  …see more

from £75 / night

£299 - £400 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Gocek

Mugla Province / Gocek

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in idyllic location” Villa Vista was a perfect location for our group of six couples. After a week touring Turkey we were delighted to spend a relaxing week at the villa. On arrival we were greeted by the staff and made to feel very welc  …see more

from £572 / night

£4028 - £5150 / week

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from £572 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Saint-Remy-de-Provence holiday villa rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Saint-Remy-de-Provence

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
Completed in 2010, the villa is of style typically of Provence and offers an absolute comfort. It is one of these places of dream where one likes to still come and return. Located at the feet of Alpilles, beside a small channel, its sight is superb and its ideal entour  …see more

from £269 / night

£1881 - £5043 / week

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from £269 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Savoie / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Shared Chalet Adult Only weeks or Exclusive Chalet Bookings: Chalet Abode, part of The Alpine Club's luxury chalet collection, is a luxurious 100 year old Savoyard farmhouse blending contemporary elegance with alpine charm. The stunning open-plan living room is  …see more

from £1480 / night

£10360 - £14495 / week

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from £1480 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
Two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms on a boat, and en suite bathrooms, free WiFI. After a busy day in the center you can enjoy the grand view of the eastern docklands on the deck terrace on a nice summer day.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1257 / week

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(81) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Anavyssos with swimming pool

East Attica Region / Anavyssos

20 50 3 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to celebrate your holiday's, perfect combination of relaxation and culture.” This was a lovely holiday for me. The place looks beautiful and had so many places to relax. The swimming pool was great and we often jumped in to cool off. Y  …see more

from £898 / night

£6283 - £13462 / week

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from £898 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Chaweng with swimming pool, golf nearby

Chaweng / Chaweng Noi

6 13 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” Perfect stay, everything you needed was at the villa and manager and owner are very helpful. Staff are brilliant and location was amazing, very quiet and not far from town or shops, local tesco was 10 min walk, the manager arrange  …see more

from £245 / night

£1606 - £2706 / week

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from £245 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Pattaya

Chonburi Province / Pattaya

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury Thai-Bali villa, 5 rooms, swimming pool 17x6m, Jacuzzi 6 pers, large Sala, with, Bar and sound entertainment system, sundeck and dining area and finally a dedicated theatre room and a modern gym club surrounded by a tropical garden<br />Main house (300sqm)  …see more

from £385 / night

£3419 / week

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from £385 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Gumusluk

Bodrum / Gumusluk

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa & pool, very helpful staff always on hand.” We had a perfect week, 2 families in 2 villas. Emre's staff were always available to take us into the town or shopping and we're unfailingly helpful. The villas were lovely, but the pool was  …see more

from £243 / night

£1718 - £2850 / week

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from £243 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The household and towels and sheets are not included in price (possibility to rent on site).Check-in 5/9 PM /out 7/11 AM. Heated pool from early june to mid september Rental period are from Saturday to Saturday in July and August (minimum one week). the minimun is one  …see more

from £84 / night

£725 - £1052 / week

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from £84 / night

(57) Very Good 

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B&b rental in Wembley

Greater London / Wembley

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” Comfortable, clean and modern accomodation located in Preston Road. The hosts were extremely kind and helpful. The house is conveniently located a few minutes from the tube station and parade of local shops and restaurants. Overall, a  …see more

from £55 / night

£365 - £932 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday guest house in Long Bay

Portland Parish / Long Bay

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Fall asleep to the lullaby of the ocean. Go for an adventure or just lounge or relax. One minute away from a stretch of white sand beach. Dine on delicious locally grown, organic foods. Near to all major attractions such as Blue Lagoon, Reach Falls and rafting on the R  …see more

from £49 / night

£323 / week

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from £49 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything we hoped for and more” We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the old Medina and off  …see more

from £130 / night

£820 - £1286 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cranbrook holiday b&b rental

Kent / Cranbrook

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This unusual, cosy bed & breakfast features a tiled entryway with a door to small en suite bathroom and a door through to the spacious, light double bedroom.<br />TV with freesat and dvd player  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ladies Beach with shared pool

Kusadasi / Ladies Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 4 Adults/ 2 adults + 2 Children Max. This luxury , 4 star apartment, superbly appointed, just a couple of minutes to the beach front. Spacious and modern with air conditioning, swimming pool and very large balcony for outdoor living.  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £360 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Moraira holiday apartment let

Costa Blanca / Moraira

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“We think we have found a little piece of paradise here, total chill-out!” This has been our third visit to 'Gemstones' and we have already booked again for next year. We awake refreshed in a comfortable bed and make our way to the upper terrace where  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hisaronu holiday b&b accommodation

Hisaronu / Central Hisaronu

22 44 3 nights min

  • 22 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 44
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
The hotel comprises of twin/double rooms. All rooms are en-suite and have hairdryers, kettles and Air conditioning is available for a small fee. Wheelchair access for lower floor rooms. A wheelchair is available on request. Cots and Highchairs are available on reque  …see more

from £18 / night

£126 - £140 / week

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from £18 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday hotel apartment in Shanzu

Mombasa / Shanzu

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good, safe, modern, quiet and quality apartment - Value for money” Would recommend staying in these modern (7 year old) apartments. The apartments are constructed to a European standard and were built under European Supervision. All expected European  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £875 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with shared pool in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Ardeche / Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Guest Rooms in beautiful Bastide, vineyards, gastronomy, tranquility, river, picturesque villages, wines ...  …see more

from £75 / night

£483 - £671 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Kanchanaburi City

Kanchanaburi / Kanchanaburi City

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Better facilities and more relaxing than a hotel” As fellow holiday rental owners on this site (Chiang Rai - Thailand), we always try to book a holiday rental when travelling, over and above a hotel room. This is due to the extra facilities and person  …see more

from £67 / night

£133 - £519 / week

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from £67 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Hikkaduwa boutique bungalow rental

Hikkaduwa / Pinkanda Dodanduwa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Would give it 6 out of 5 if we could!” We are now the second generation of our family to stay in "Thilina", my parents stayed for 6 weeks back in 2007. We stayed this visit for 5 weeks and will definitely be staying again. Situation of "Thilina" is pe  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £385 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday chateau in Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac

Dordogne / Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The luxurious and historic Chateau Guygaudie is situated in three acres of land, walled and gated. Its a perfect 5 star venue, price includes chef and maid. It is conveniently located 5 Mins from a market town and 15 mins from a beach.  …see more

from £948 / night

£3790 / week

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from £948 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mirissa holiday villa rental

Southern Province / Mirissa

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Sulanga (wind) at Talaramba Reef is one of two villas, together with sister Villa Vatura (water), that can be rented separately or together. Villa Sulanga has a bar and a deeper swimming pool. Villa Vatura has a TV room and a pool with a very shallow section.  …see more

from £403 / night

£2817 / week

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from £403 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montchavin

Savoie / Montchavin

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“As fantastic as ever!” We found the same warm welcome, brilliant location, great service and wonderful food as the last 7 or so times we have been. Can't wait to be back!  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £9300 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Beausoleil

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect base” We stayed here in April and thoroughly enjoyed our warm and sunny week in this pretty spotless apartment. We had secure parking for our car and found the appartment so convenient for visiting the Cote d'Azur from San Remo to Nice and al  …see more

from £189 / night

£1283 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Builth Wells holiday home rental

Powys / Builth Wells

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 87 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning mansion set into the Welsh hills” This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated farm ho  …see more

from £145 / night

£1047 - £1800 / week

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(85) Excellent 

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Javea holiday b&b rental

Javea / Montgo Valls

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Would go back in an instant!” We stayed at Finca Montgo the last week in September and the weather rather let us down, however, that didn't spoil our stay. The accommodation was excellent, convenient location, lovely property, great pool, I could go  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 - £539 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday guest house rental

County Kerry / Killarney

7 22 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This is a quiet country guest house,situated 7 km from the popular tourist town of killarney Co Kerry.Golf and Fishing are very popular in the area.500 m from the bb on the family farm you can view the lakes of killarney and mountains.Rooms are fully equipted with mini  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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