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Foxton Locks Lodges - Foxton log cabin sleeps 6

Market Harborough / Foxton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Foxton Locks lodge provides the perfect getaway from the stresses of every day life. You'll find a perfect retreat from which you can explore the glorious surrounding countryside and numerous local gems, including the famous Foxton Locks.Our stunning log cabin is a  …see more

from £103 / night

£420 / week

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from £103 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Paradis Villa - C4 - Ko Kho Khao house sleeps 6

Phang Nga Province / Ko Kho Khao

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
C4 is one of 30 villas in a privately owned resort right at the Thung Tuek beach at the pristine west coast of Koh Kho Khao. The houses are owned by ordinary people who have invested in a holiday home, and the resort is run by a company owned by the house owners. The ow  …see more

from £31 / night

£186 - £846 / week

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from £31 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Canow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(16) Excellent 

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St Katharine Dock: Fabulous dockside holiday apartment with balcony in London Zone 1 - Tower Bridge apartment sleeps 4

Central London/Zone 1 / Tower Bridge

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Almost two holidays for the price of one! We think you will love being so close to all London's major attractions and love getting back to the stylish comfort of the apartment amidst the romantic charm of St Katharine's. The most difficult decision of the day  …see more

from £132 / night

£970 - £1250 / week

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from £132 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Sophie's Cottage - Irish thatched cottage - Derrylin cottage sleeps 4

County Fermanagh / Derrylin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Unique thatched listed cottage, situated in a beautiful picture perfect area of Co. Fermanagh. Quiet scenic rural area. The cottage has been fully restored to 21st century standards but yet retains the charm of a traditional Irish cottage. The cottage is ideal for tho  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £570 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Anneth Lowen - Lower Langford barn sleeps 2

Somerset / Lower Langford

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Anneth Lowen [Cornish for 'Happy Home'] is a recently converted self-contained barn within the grounds of Over Langford Manor. It is set in the heart of the North Somerset countryside on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills. The bijou property has all modern conve  …see more

from £79 / night

£525 / week

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from £79 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside - Preston cottage sleeps 50

Lancashire / Preston

19 50 3 nights min stay

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ;
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland,  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Las Vencias - Fuentiduena villa sleeps 10

Province of Segovia / Fuentiduena

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The cottage, Las Vencías, is located on the slope of the dam of the same name, formed by the waters of the river Duratón downstream of the Natural Park of the "Hoces del Duratón". This part of the river is between the villages of San Miguel de Bernuy and Fu  …see more

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Saxony / Bad Duben

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Calvados / Cambremer

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Moorland view barn - Stonelow barn sleeps 8

Baslow / Stonelow

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Peak District self catering holiday accommodation is luxurious and offers a fine base for a superb holiday or short break at the heart of the Peak District National Park. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge if you want to squ  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £1390 / week

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from £83 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Baden-Württemberg / Gengenbach

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £45 / night

£312 / week

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from £45 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Beach House Lodge - Salt Rock house sleeps 8

Ballito / Salt Rock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
This luxurious award winning beach house offers you all amenities and has 24 hour patrolled security. Friendly staff make it the most chilled and memorable holiday. It is the perfect base to venture out from. World heritage sites and big five game reserves within 2 hrs  …see more

from £255 / night

£1785 / week

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from £255 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Sierksdorf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £42 / night

£256 - £653 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Sukhothai Province / Sukhothai

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £39 / night

£257 / week

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from £39 / night

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Moonlight Drive Whitsundays - Jubilee Pocket house sleeps 10

Airlie Beach / Jubilee Pocket

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Please note prices quoted are for 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at $35 per person per night. Please feel free to contact me for a quote. Air-conditioned open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms with optional dining on outdoor deck. Master Room has Queen  …see more

from £128 / night

£891 - £1154 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Stein am Rhein apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Schaffhausen / Stein am Rhein

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £141 / night

£844 / week

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from £141 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Daphne's Cottage - Stretton cottage sleeps 4

Rutland / Stretton

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Our comfortable stone built "newly furnished" self catering cottage which Is situated 1/2 mile from the A1 with off road parking. There are 2 Bedrooms with 1 Double Bed and 1 Zip/Link Twin bed, a fully fitted shower room, fully fitted kitchen and comfortable living area  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 - £1670 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Merlot - Champagnac gite sleeps 3

Charente-Maritime / Champagnac

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Merlot is surprisingly large for a single bedroomed gite, over 70 sq m of floor space offers comfort and a real sense of openness. With 2 X 3 pce suites, one by the television and the other by the entrance offering stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Out si  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Sunny View - Dawlish Warren bungalow sleeps 4

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Sunny View is a 2 Bedroomed Bungalow, sleeping up to 4 guests. It is south-facing and set amongst the lawns and gardens of the 4* Welcome Holiday Park, located a few minutes flat walk (500m) from the beautiful, sandy beach of Dawlish Warren, which in 2016 was awarded t  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

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Hesse / Schlangenbad

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Beachcomber Cottage - Overstrand cottage sleeps 6

Norfolk / Overstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Beachcomber Cottage is located just four minutes' walk from the beach, Quiet and peaceful, this is a detached cottage with most rooms on the ground floor. Easy access to all amenities, including local shops, pub and cafe all within 5 minutes walk. The cottage has  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cosy cottage in Brittany - Kergrist Moelou cottage sleeps 2

Cotes-d'Armor / Kergrist Moelou

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A cosy cottage for 2 set in the picturesque countryside of Cotes d'Amor.The cottage is fully furnished set in a cul de sac of only 2 properties,your neighbours are French (practice your french).Fully fitted kitchen..woodburner (for those cosy nights) electric hea  …see more

from £29 / night

£199 / week

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from £29 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cricket Cottage - Melbourne house sleeps 5

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
A traditionally built beamed house on the outskirts of Melbourne Derbyshire, with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, the most amazing range of independant shops and fabulous architectural properties to include thatched cottages. This house has been named C  …see more

from £52 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £52 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Tweed Cottage - Peebles cottage sleeps 3

Borders / Peebles

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Situated down a quiet close off Peebles High Street. Semi detached , 100 plus year old cottage. Compact , newly refurbished, modern interior . Longer month lets available too. Living room with real log fire. Logs nearby garage .Contemporary Kitchen. Microwave, washi  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £171 / night

£1026 - £1445 / week

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from £171 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Primrose Cottage - Hainford cottage sleeps 2

Norfolk / Hainford

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
One of three very quietly positioned single storey cottages set in 2 acres of the owner's farmhouse grounds situated in the rural Norfolk village of Hainford. The village is centrally located from the City of Norwich, Norfolk Broads or North Norfolk coast and a sho  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Terrible 

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Hesse / Taunusstein

1 6 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £67 / night

£394 - £753 / week

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from £67 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Old Chapel - Hayton cottage sleeps 2

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The main living area of the cottage is  …see more

from £45 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Coach House and Dairy Cottage - Stanwick St John manor house sleeps 12

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The rental price quoted is for the Coach House, which sleeps 10 guests. For larger parties, the Dairy Cottage, which is accessed through the garden of the main house, can also be rented and this increases capacity to up to 13 guests.This very special Grade II listed l  …see more

from £150 / night

£980 - £2200 / week

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from £150 / night

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Saarland / Homburg

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £35 / night

£236 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holly Cottage - Minster Lovell cottage sleeps 6

Witney / Minster Lovell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED U  …see more

from £94 / night

£658 - £1552 / week

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from £94 / night

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Saxony / Floeha

2 9 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Friesian Cottage - Heathfield barn sleeps 6

East Sussex / Heathfield

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Friesian Cottage is a converted cow byre 150 years old with mellow sandstone and beams and wooden floors which have replaced cobbled stone floors. Beautifully furnished and equipped, it is all on one level has wide doors and a low entry shower to make it disabled friend  …see more

from £60 / night

£386 - £676 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Crickton Farm Cottage - Gower cottage sleeps 2

Swansea County / Gower

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Crickton Farm Cottage is beautiful four star modern one bed self catering Gower holiday cottage & holiday accommodation a working livery yard, in South Wales, situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula at the foot of the impressive Cefn Bryn, the home of King Arth  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage - Kilcreggan bungalow sleeps 4

Helensburgh / Kilcreggan

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thatch End Cottage - Baslow cottage sleeps 10

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1350 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Hamptons Beach House - Angmering on Sea house sleeps 14

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The Hamptons Beach House is a rare luxury holiday house. Set in a palm fringed garden on the quiet and leafy Westfield Avenue it is only a two minute stroll from the beach and its own beach hut. Sleeping up to 14 in six stylish bedrooms it is ideal for family beach hol  …see more

from £990 / night

£5500 / week

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from £990 / night

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