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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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Cottage rental in Lindale

Lake District / Lindale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely bolt hole” Hidden in a small village (Lindale) is a veritable retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every need is catered for with a kitchen and cosy lounge easily warmed by a lovely wood burner. For those needing more modern comfor  …see more

from £45 / night

£245 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Chrisuli is an attractively furnished and decorated villa, the construction is in Arabic style, set in private grounds in a quiet residential area on a hillside approx. 3 km from the beach and resort of Moraira. There are panoramic views of the resort and sea, whi  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

(1) Average 

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Westchester County / Pelham

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £49 / night

£326 - £496 / week

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from £49 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / West Stonebridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 141 km
  • Swimming pool
“Champagne Villa - Amazing house and an excellent value!” My wife and I booked this villa for the first time and it was perfect! We found that it was very well equipped, extremely clean and a real value for the cost. The location is perfect for just  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet accommodation

Gwynedd / Nefyn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Exactly what other reviews said we needed a relaxed atmosphere good view comfortable place to unwind that fit the bill and more will be booking again soon  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
Southwold, Self-Catering, beams, wood burner, logs, open fire, log burner, Aldeburgh, Minsmere, Halesworth, garden, car paking, patio, bbq, bar-b-q, cycling, fishing, walking, golf, cosy, suffolk, cottage, warm, central heating, patio furniture, upstairs bathroom, wifi  …see more

from £51 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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from £51 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Jambiani

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The management team will assist when needed: shopping, food or to drive you around to different excursions.  …see more

from £33 / night

£163 - £541 / week

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from £33 / night

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Holiday villa in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Situated on the residential area of Moravit by Moraira. This villa offers spacious terraces, pool and veranda. The villa is comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a lovely swimming pool bordered by sun terraces and plenty of space for outdoor living. Moraira&acut  …see more

from £59 / night

£408 / week

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from £59 / 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 home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £96 / night

£670 - £974 / week

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from £96 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Grand Terre / Noumea

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Benissa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wonderfull villa, all in one level, nice garden with private pool and barbecue area.The villa Pineda is located 3 km from Benissa town and shops, restaurants only 200 mts. To the Beaches of Moraira or Calpe 12 km away. Entrance through a covered veranda perfect  …see more

from £59 / night

£408 / week

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from £59 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Vilamoura / Pinhal Golf Course

7 14 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely stay at a beautiful villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. An easy 15 minute walk from the lovely marina with brilliant shops, bars and restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. The villa was clean and tidy, well equipped and spacious and  …see more

from £244 / night

£1461 - £4000 / week

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from £244 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co  …see more

from £83 / night

£505 - £2261 / week

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from £83 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Westside

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location” I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents. There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as well. Th  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa letting

Kissimmee / Emerald Isle Kissimmee

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fully furnished and extensively equipped. Flat screen TV's with DVD players in living room and all bedrooms.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

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Moraira holiday villa rental

Moraira / Benissa Costa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
With views of the neighboring countryside and sea views to the Peñon de Ifach of Calpe, this villa is located within a ten minutes drive away to the shops, bars, restaurants and the coves of Baladrar and Abogat situated in Benissa coast.Stairs from the parking pl  …see more

from £59 / night

£408 / week

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from £59 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in Torbeg

Isle of Arran / Torbeg

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a peaceful location.” This property is in a quiet location within the Torbeg lodges development, a short drive from Blackwaterfoot. It is very well equipped, clean and warm. A bright open plan living / dining / kitchen was a nice socia  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £910 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kamatero

East Attica Region / Kamatero

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The guests will have everything just a stone from their House due to the perfect location and neighboor and have the house at their disposal all by themselves without sharing with others  …see more

from £18 / night

£87 - £227 / week

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from £18 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fantastic- totally perfect 10/10” I cannot rate this condo enough. It is the second year in a row we have stayed here and I would not stay any where else in the Orlando area. The condo is a home from home and is very spacious. It's location is ideal  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 - £643 / week

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from £79 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Poole / Poole Quay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing cottage!!!” We stayed over Christmas, and it was amazing from the moment we arrived. The cottage was so clean and inviting really cosy with an open fire the kitchen was great with everything and more you could need the owners have really put a  …see more

from £185 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £185 / 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 villa with swimming pool in Gran Alacant

Costa Blanca / Gran Alacant

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Top notch accomadation,very convenient to supermarket,cafes and beach,lovely pool,and private.” Of all the places i have stayed in,this has to be one of my favourites.It was very clean,fresh,lovely terraces to sit and enjoy the weather,very quiet and  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hayton holiday cottage rental

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
We are on the C2C cycle route and a wonderful base for exploring The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, The Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Nearby there are Golf Courses, Woodland walks, Castles and Museums, fishing, water sports, horse riding, cycling and shoppin  …see more

from £47 / night

£230 - £340 / week

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from £47 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Senglea

Island of Malta / Senglea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Property in Senglea, Malta” Great apartment with excellent views overlooking the creek. It had everything we needed and was only 2 minutes walk from several good restaurants.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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from £50 / 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

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Davenport

Davenport / Florida Pines

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Having just undergone a complete refurb this villa is in as new condition everything inside the villa all furniture, flooring, appliances are all brand new even the pool has been re tiled and resurfaced,Pool heat available at £15 per night, recommend Oct-mar<br  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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State of Santa Catarina / Bombinhas

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £74 / night

£440 - £1082 / week

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from £74 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Westbury

Shropshire / Westbury

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“What a gem” This barn is hidden in rolling hills in a beautiful area of Shropshire with stunning views. The accommodation is of a very high spec. and the owners are very approachable and friendly. Dogs are welcomed at this barn with water bowls and t  …see more

from £90 / night

£290 - £340 / week

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from £90 / night

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Swabia / Dietringen

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“stunning view, freedom and space.” We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cocktail looking at t  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1650 / week

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from £200 / 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

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(112) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mockbeggar

New Forest / Mockbeggar

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing property in a great location” I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provided with lots  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1299 / week

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from £70 / night

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Grand Casablanca Region / Dar Bouazza

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £49 / night

£326 / week

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from £49 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Exeter

Devon / Exeter

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“outstanding apartment in a perfect location” We really enjoyed this wonderful apartment. We rented it for some friends visiting us and we couldn't find a better place. The location is perfect, the building impressive and the apartment is outstanding:  …see more

from £95 / night

£695 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night