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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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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

from £179 / night

£1125 - £2709 / week

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from £179 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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Certificate of Excellence

from £88 / night

£439 / week

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from £88 / night

(42) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £450 / night

£3144 / week

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from £450 / night

(39) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment rental

Nice / Vieux Nice

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“romantic, modern clean secluded garret getaway full of sunlight and sea views” This property is gorgeous, newly renovated, modern, crisp white colours. It is on the fifth floor that gives it a direct view over the sea that just delights. Has the feel
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Certificate of Excellence

from £62 / night

£369 - £658 / week

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from £62 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £135 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £135 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Zadar holiday apartment rental

Zadar County / Zadar

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £36 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bagni di Lucca

Province of Lucca / Bagni di Lucca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Fully Equip Villa” Owners couldn't do enough for us. The views are breathtaking with a wonderful friendly restaurant just walking distance from villa. Pool is a added bonus, especially exploring the city all day. Great location, beautiful
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from £124 / night

£885 - £1328 / week

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from £124 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Marrakech

Marrakech / Widane

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
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from £71 / night

£1316 - £2790 / week

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from £71 / night

(29) Excellent 

57

Looe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Captains Cottage” Outstanding cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Wonderful roses and scones and cream on arrival. Highly recommended and will be back. Love the whole area.
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from £150 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £150 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Albufeira Marina

Albufeira / Albufeira Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” Having stopped in the marina on several occasions my partner and I already knew what to expect. The marina is a great place to stay and is really handy for the old town or Soa Rafael and Gale,(the sunset there is a must) and of course the m
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from £48 / night

£264 - £759 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £48 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / Upper Slaughter

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great cosy cottage in a really pretty part of the cotswolds” Beautifully presented this original stone cottage is one of 6 in a small courtyard. Everything is provided and even logs for the log fire and a welcome pack. We went on lovely walks from th
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from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £118 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks
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from £149 / night

£675 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £149 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Courrieres holiday gite rental

Pas-de-Calais / Courrieres

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £62 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Beaumaris

Tasmania / Beaumaris

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £111 / night

£771 / week

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avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

from £111 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Second visit to tawelfa and did not disappoint. Fabulous week in great cottage with all you need. Comfortable, clean, lovely base for fab holiday. Will be returning soon.
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from £50 / night

£275 - £625 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £65 / night

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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Donegal Town

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £150 / night

£650 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment letting

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £106 / night

£737 - £983 / week

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from £106 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £79 / night

£1103 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Very Good 

15

Gite rental in Saint-Cirgues-en-Montagne

Ardeche / Saint-Cirgues-en-Montagne

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£264 / week

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from £44 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Bonchurch

Ventnor / Bonchurch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding” Srawberries turned out to be an excellent choice. We have visited the island many times, and this accommodation was spot-on. Lucy was very welcoming, and could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable - five stars.
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from £130 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £130 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Newlyn

Penzance / Newlyn

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic” "Mount View"is such a beautiful house.I fell in love with it as soon as I walked into the house. It's immaculate! It has two good sized bedrooms with beautiful view and enough storage space. The living room is big enough for the kids to p
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from £110 / night

£695 - £950 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sallertaine holiday gite rental

Vendee / Sallertaine

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £71 / night

£478 - £1142 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bled

Upper Carniola Region / Bled

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £39 / night

£263 - £1012 / week

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avg. 16 minutes

from £39 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday gite rental

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £25 / night

£176 - £406 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Seregno holiday apartment rental

Province of Monza and Brianza / Seregno

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £39 / night

£271 / week

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from £39 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Briercliffe

Lancashire / Briercliffe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, Relaxing Stay” We stayed in Delph Cottage in August 2012 for 7 nights. We had a great time, the cottage was all that was advertised and more. The cottage is very spacious, all the rooms were well furnished and clean. It was an ideal base
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from £140 / night

£490 - £610 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £140 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous location, amazing house, brilliant hosts” We went with a group of friends for a mini break and had an absolutely brilliant time in this house. It's right bang in the middle of Brighton so we could walk everywhere. The facilities were excellen
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from £250 / night

£1500 - £2200 / week

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from £250 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous caring hosts, very comfy apartment with beautiful views, parking and pool” Very caring and helpful hosts, Paul and Chrissie. I was met at the train station and taken back when I left, great start to my holiday and helpful on my return trip. N
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from £44 / night

£308 - £786 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Annecy ski home to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Annecy

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
“Ms” This is a lovely house. We had two families staying and the amenities were perfect. Beautiful outlook.
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from £129 / night

£881 - £1716 / week

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from £129 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday finca rental

Risaralda Department / Pereira

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £40 / night

£276 / week

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from £40 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

1 10 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £264 / night

£1272 - £4343 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £264 / night

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Condo rental in Arnstadt

Thuringia / Arnstadt

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£301 / week

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from £43 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
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from £70 / night

£260 - £765 / week

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avg. 54 minutes

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