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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 rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay” We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops! Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with an  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £2450 / week

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from £280 / night

(17) Excellent 

10

Mersea Island holiday cottage rental

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Central location on small holiday island only 10 minutes walk from sandy beach. 5 minutes from shops, pub and restaurants. Famous for seafood and oysters. Good area for yachting, fishing and nearby country park. Colchester Zoo and Castle 10 miles. Golf/Spa resort 7 mile  …see more

from £62 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £62 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Gordon's Bay holiday chalet let

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Volos

Magnesia Region / Volos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely amazing!” Great time spent in Volos at Villa Olive! Wonderful place, with all necessary facilities for families with kids, incredible garden and pool, impressive renewed house built in 1910, cozy and peaceful, in two words: Absolutely amazi  …see more

from £162 / night

£975 - £1420 / week

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from £162 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
Private access to BeachClose to cityClose to golfClose to skiingClose to fishingDolphins nearbyClose to mountaineeringLuxurious accommodationPrivate garden  …see more

from £170 / night

£1080 - £1770 / week

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from £170 / night

(7) 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

(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Romantic getaway for two in the heart of the Lake District National Park with inspiring mountain scenery and walks from the door. Deepdale combines all the modern comforts you could need with the charm of the Lake District National Park. A wonderful getaway.  …see more

from £80 / night

£335 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

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

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Palm Beach

Gold Coast / Palm Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the beach at Palm Beach, Gold Coast. Self contained, air conditioned apartment in Princess Palm Resort. Amazing views south to Currumbin and north to Surfers Paradise. Close to shops and airport. Linen supplied. Secure parking. Perfect place to holiday! Fully  …see more

from £75 / night

£497 - £772 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

50

Holiday villa letting

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic. The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Luberon / Bonnieux

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £47 / night

£327 - £564 / week

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from £47 / night

(49) Excellent 

20

Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Porto de Mos holiday villa rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good villa for chilling and relaxing but close enough to everything.” The villa is a escape for a family. The games room was a great separate space for young ones to watch tv whilst you chill upstairs. The kitchen is well equipped. The bedrooms  …see more

from £112 / night

£780 - £1585 / week

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from £112 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Truly Amazing- would recommend to anyone!” My family and I stayed at Villa Elma for two weeks and what a brilliant two weeks they were! On arrival to the property, we were greeted by the host who showed us around the accomodation and gave us additiona  …see more

from £339 / night

£2373 - £2712 / week

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from £339 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we  …see more

from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Oak Island Cove

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“***AWSOME VILLA*** fabulous holiday!” We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in September and had a fantastic time, we were a family of 8 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Can't fault anything about this property... It was big enough fo  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Aube / Geraudot

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m  …see more

from £221 / night

£1602 - £3560 / week

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from £221 / night

(101) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“Week of relaxation” What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we are so taken .  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galle

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A luxurious Beach Front Villa with stunning views of the Ocean and a private plunge pool. Exclusive interior that is equipped with 5 star amenities and come with 3 plush bedrooms, tasteful living area and a well appointed kitchenette with all modern amenities.<br /&g  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1575 / week

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from £175 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cushendall” Amazing town. Beautiful accommodation. Nice people.highly recommended.summer or winter the views are stunning.  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £795 / 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

(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

£577 - £916 / week

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from £77 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Heathfield

East Sussex / Heathfield

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic!” We have juat returned from The Old Workshop and I am already planning our next stay there. I honestly want to live there. It is so peaceful. The property itself is wonderful, so clean and the owners had everything there you could possibly  …see more

from £63 / night

£380 - £745 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Benijofar with shared pool

Province of Alicante / Benijofar

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern townhouse in an ideal location for families, golfers and sun-seekers alike. This well furnished modern villa overlooks the communal pool on a quiet development. Situated in Monte Azul area of Benijofar close to Cuidad Qu  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Brinlack

County Donegal / Brinlack

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
With stunning sea views. This property is the Ideal base for exploring Donegal with ferry trips to Aran mor,Tory and Gola islands. A chance to see dolphins,sailing classes,fishing,Glenvagh national park, walking and beaches.<br />This cottage is 3 minutes drive fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday home in Helmsdale

Caithness and Sutherland / Helmsdale

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
detached period house nestled in the heart of a fishing village this spacious well-presented 19th century property, offers 21st century comfort, but still retains many original features and charm. Within a short stroll to the harbour, sandy beach,...  …see more

from £91 / night

£635 - £1050 / week

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from £91 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Torrevieja Area

Torrevieja Area / La Siesta

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fabrastic” Just returned from our second trip to this villa. Spent two weeks here and it's superb. Bathroom has been totally renovated and the double shower cubicle is great. (Also a separate bath for those who really want one - never used as shower  …see more

from £45 / night

£329 - £799 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday studio in Aiud

Alba County / Aiud

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Studio is located right next to the Valisoara Gorges, in a relatively new - but charming - holiday village, very close to the Traditional rural settlement of Valisoara. This charming region is located in the Trascau Mountains, at about 15 km from the town of Aiud, a  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit” This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Kissimmee with swimming pool

Kissimmee / Lindfields

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fantastic Villa” This villa is just perfect! Beautifully furnished and has everything you could possibly need for your stay. Kathryn the owner is great, if you have any questions etc....It is situated in a very quiet cup- de-sac and ver secure. The pr  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £600 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Naoussa

Paros / Naoussa

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Check in after 1600 -Check until 1000 2nd house (2 bedrooms) can be rented additionally. Please ask for details!  …see more

from £153 / night

£1272 - £2967 / week

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from £153 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hambleton

Rutland / Hambleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” A beautiful cottage in a stunning location Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Loved the little extras like bread from the local bakery. We will back!  …see more

from £100 / night

£870 - £1250 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Framlingham

Framlingham / Saxtead

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Explore the Suffolk Heritage coast from this idyllic base in the heart of rural east Suffolk,one of two chalets available at Willow cottage,From mid Feb to Mid March we are lambing on our farm a 5 minute drive away great for a bit of lambing live !<br />Well behav  …see more

from £45 / night

£245 - £260 / week

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from £45 / night

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Bideford holiday home rental

Torridge / Bideford

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
large family home close to town centre with large garden and hot tub this newly renovated period property offers spacious, contemporary accommodation over three floors in a sunny south facing location close to the pretty port town of bideford, wit...  …see more

from £220 / night

£1535 - £3450 / week

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from £220 / night

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Holiday home in Ballindalloch

Ballindalloch / Tomnavoulin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
wonderful detached house in the stunning cairngorms national park, sleeps 4 + 1 this charming spacious period property has been sympathetically converted to a very high standard and is delightfully set within the owners' grounds, yet complete priv...  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 - £865 / week

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from £76 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.  …see more

from £41 / night

£238 - £390 / week

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from £41 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Peebles

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out. We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night