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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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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

(38) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great condo with all the room and amenities expected” Clean, spacious and fantastic balcony where you literally can dip your toes right into pool. So nice just to sit on a chair there with your favourite beverage and listen to music or relax. Has its  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sucuraj

Hvar Island / Sucuraj

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“It truly is as beautiful as the photos!” We had a lovely relaxing holiday at the penthouse apartment. It was just what we ordered! The apartment was very well maintained and equipped, with a very warm welcome from our hosts, who were very friendly  …see more

from £69 / night

£445 - £727 / week

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from £69 / 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

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Home away from home” We stayed at Anvil Cottage for 4 nights in August and what a wonderful little cottage it is. Beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our stay - including a bottle of wine and some milk! Thanks to Julia for her thought  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in O Freixo

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj  …see more

from £103 / night

£556 - £1120 / week

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from £103 / night

(15) Excellent 

22

St Monans holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings. Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea  …see more

from £95 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Caleta de Fuste holiday villa rental

Antigua / Caleta de Fuste

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant villa” Absolutely brilliant villa with a heated pool and jacuzzi. 4 adults stayed here for 1 week and had a fantastic holiday. Only a 15 minute stroll to the beach. Loved this villa and would definitely stay here again  …see more

from £138 / night

£659 - £1045 / week

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from £138 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Elysia Park

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“What a amazing house” Karen was helpful from the start, sending us a list of useful numbers was a nice touch for someone like me who doesn't like going abroad that much! We used Andy's taxis for our transfers, he also got us in contact with a local co  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £500 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £129 / night

£453 - £676 / week

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from £129 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sorico

Lake Como / Sorico

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“High-end house with superb lake view” We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garden. Actually w  …see more

from £315 / night

£1630 - £2709 / week

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from £315 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Llanelli holiday apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“FANTASTIC LOCATION” The accomodation was fantastic & it was lovely waking up looking out of the pation doors with view of the sea. Plenty to do from the beach to bike riding. My teenage children already want to go again. Value for money  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Timberland

Lincolnshire / Timberland

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Private garden
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful  …see more

from £96 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £96 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Armoy

County Antrim / Armoy

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent anniversary weekend.” We stayed here for two nights for our 3rd wedding anniversary as we also visited to watch a performance at the York Opera House. Beautiful apartment with quality fittings. Ideal location and everything there you would n  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Albufeira

Faro District / Albufeira

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Albuferia's Old Town centre is 5 mins by car or an easy and wonderful 20 minute walk, right in front of the famous and fantastic fisherman's beach. It is a lovely town with a fantastic marina, excellent restaurants, shopping and great summer activities, for co  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Burgas Province / Lozenets

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach Apartment for rent in Lozenets, southern sea coast of Bulgaria. 54 square meter, fully furnished in recently builded complex Emberli. Ideal for up to 4 guests.  …see more

from £28 / night

£192 / week

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from £28 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Camps Bay holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Camps Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The complex offers two swimming pools, barbeque facilities and off street parking. Perfectly located, a mere ten minutes walk from the spectacular Camps Bay Boulevard and beaches where some of the best restaurants in Cape Town are found.<br />Camps Bay offers a de  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £1043 / week

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from £69 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. . We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Down town holiday condo rental

Reykjavik / Down town

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Fantastic, family friendly apartment, smack in the center of Reykjavik. Quiet neighbourhood, but very close to all the nightlife, shopping and other exciting things in Reykjavik.<br />Bright, airy and spacious apartment with everything you need in order to have a  …see more

from £267 / night

£1863 / week

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from £267 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

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from £77 / night

£582 - £924 / week

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from £77 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Fitzrovia

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“A Fine Appartment in a Prime Location” We stayed in the appartment for 4 days at the end of December 2012. The location is great, very close ro two tube stations and within a walking distance from Oxford street and the Soho. Yet the vicinity is very  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a  …see more

from £271 / night

£1900 - £3960 / week

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from £271 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi  …see more

from £121 / night

£755 - £990 / week

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from £121 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous  …see more

from £115 / night

£665 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Gurnard holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Gurnard

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!” This is a beautifully presented house. Buckets and spades and teddies awaited the children, as well as cakes for all of us and wine for the grown-ups. The garden suited all needs fr  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £46 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £46 / 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

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Port de Pollenca / Puerto Pollensa Marina

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous apartment in a fabulous location, in a beautiful in resort.” We have holidayed in Puerto Pollenca many times, staying in both hotels and villas, but this was our first time in an apartment and what an apartment it was. It was spacious, it had  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1950 / week

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from £108 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect- in every way.” Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not have stayed in a better place-  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Stay at Elysia Park” We had a wonderful time at Elysia Park. The property was accurately described. It overlooks a large, beautiful pool. The interior is well furnished and comfortable with all of the ammenities you would need. Although we d  …see more

from £30 / night

£252 - £476 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Spezet holiday home rental

Finistere / Spezet

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tranquility at its best” Wonderfully equipped to make any stay enjoyable, most relaxing surroundings inside and out. would strongly recommend this property to everyone.  …see more

from £27 / night

£195 - £365 / week

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from £27 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir  …see more

from £86 / night

£338 - £684 / week

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from £86 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Colonia de Sant Pere holiday villa rental

Colonia de Sant Pere / Bay of Alcudia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A comfortable, relaxing stay.” La Vista was perfect for our extended family of 5 adults and 3 young kids. Well equipped and comfortable, the roof terrace and hot tub were fantastic. The area was nice and quiet, albeit the start of the season, but this  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £95 / 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

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 15 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Did the job...” We stayed in this villa in order that we could attend a family wedding in Sliema. There was plenty of space for the 6 of us. The accommodation had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were able to park our hire car out  …see more

from £56 / night

£471 - £2253 / week

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from £56 / 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