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Villa Xanadu - Runaway Bay villa sleeps 6

Saint Ann Parish / Runaway Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Villa Xanadu has all the amenities of home. The Villa offers three (3) master bedrooms; each is complete with air conditioner, ceiling fan and vanity area and bath. The spacious living and dining rooms are complete with a wrap-around veranda, private pool and gazebo, id  …see more

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(10) Excellent 

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Anchorage - Ballygally bungalow sleeps 6

County Antrim / Ballygally

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
A recently re-loved light and airy house situated in the picturesque village of Ballygally at the foot of the Glens of Antrim. Ideal for families looking to enjoy a peaceful and scenic retreat with the beach 100m away and an enclosed private garden to the rear. With ro  …see more

from £85 / night

£490 - £525 / week

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from £85 / night

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Huahine Location - Huahine bungalow sleeps 2

Society Islands / Huahine

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
South facing, it features a terrace with views over the lagoon. It is about 10 meters above the sea level and 30 for linear access to the private beach meters. Graciously lent two kayaks await you. Inside the bungalow includes a main room with a trundle bed, closet, T  …see more

from £58 / night

£115 / week

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from £58 / night

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Marine House - Ko Yao Noi house sleeps 4

Phang Nga Province / Ko Yao Noi

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Live in your private home built on stilts in the ocean facing the sun set. Built in the local Thai style with all the western amenities. Ideal for families, couples or singles. For up to people. On the island Koh Yao Noi in the fisher village Laimsaide right on the occe  …see more

from £93 / night

£554 / week

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from £93 / night

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1.Longhorn Ranch Cottage No.1 - Orbost cottage sleeps 2

Gippsland / Orbost

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Converted service station, ex motel function rooms. 500 yards from Famous Snowy River. 10 minutes to beaches. Quiet area. Plenty of off road parking. Huge carport and lawn area. Pet friendly. 3 spacious "houses" Walking distance to main shops of Orbost. Lots of walking  …see more

from £64 / night

£403 / week

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from £64 / night

(3) Excellent 

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La Dolce Vita suites - Belle époque - Veli Lošinj apartment sleeps 2

Lošinj Island / Veli Lošinj

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
La Dolce Vita – Among our offers, “La Dolce Vita” apartments stand out: Belle Epoque, Casablanca and The Postman excel among private accommodations for their top quality level. The names of the apartments recall the titles of famous movies that are focused on frie  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Eschwege

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

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Trendy & Cosy Double Room + Parking - Dagenham b&b sleeps 1

Greater London / Dagenham

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Welcome to my listing! :-)----------------ABOUT THE ROOM:This beautiful large double furnished room with parking is located in the very serene part of Becontree/ Dagenham.The room is beautiful, cosy and trendy. It is in a fully furnished house with all modern amenities  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(97) Excellent 

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The Fountain Apartment (With Parking for 2 Cars) - Central Bath apartment sleeps 5

Bath / Central Bath

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Courtyard Apartment - 2 Bedrooms - and with 2 On-Street Parking Permits. Self catering apartment in a Grade 1 listed townhouse, located in central Bath (location: BA2 4BA). Full Sky Package (Movies, Sports etc) + its own private Wi-Fi connection. The apartment is l  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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George's Arabica - Wayanad District farmhouse sleeps 2

Kerala / Wayanad District

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 75 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Dear Guest to be, Wynad District is a bio-diverse region spread across 2,132 square km on the lofty Western Ghats, Wynad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest  …see more

from £27 / night

£153 / week

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from £27 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lower Bavaria / Passau

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £48 / night

£300 / week

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from £48 / night

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Lovely Cabin in countryside - Oskarshamn guest house sleeps 2

Kalmar County / Oskarshamn

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
Our little guest house is the perfect place to stay in the countryside including a nice walk in the woods, open fire / BBQ place. We are just a 5min walk away to the next swimming and fishing lake. We are surrounded by a vast forest which is especially great for blueber  …see more

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(25) Excellent 

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Jobs Mill Cottage - Warminster house sleeps 6

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jobs Mill cottage is situated next to an !8th century converted listed water Mill. The views from the windows are of the Mill, it's NGS garden and the river Wylye which flows through the garden. The cottage has been refurbished. Downstairs there is large kitchen, s  …see more

from £170 / night

£800 - £1200 / week

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from £170 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£419 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Luxurious Mykonian Windmill - Mykonos Town windmill sleeps 3

Mykonos / Mykonos Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Unique Living ExperienceInside the energy charged spaces of Castle Panigirakis, with the most spectacular view of Mykonos, two luxurious residences of unique beauty are built, that are there to offer you a special life experience, you will never forget.The tradition of  …see more

from £291 / night

£2035 - £2394 / week

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from £291 / night

(44) Excellent 

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The Bubble - West Beach house sleeps 7

Whitstable / West Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
'The Bubble' (as in Whitstabubble in case you're wondering), is the perfect holiday home. There isn't a comparable holiday house on the Whitstable market. This is simply the best! No other property has such a great combination of location and amenit  …see more

from £114 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £114 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Clockmakers Cottage - Chetnole cottage sleeps 4

Sherborne / Chetnole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 33 km; Not suitable for children;
Newly refurbished Clockmakers Cottage is a luxurious detached and spacious cottage. Adjacent to the owners home Clockmakers Cottage is situated in a lovely Dorset village with an award winning pub. It has its own enclosed rear garden backing onto a woodland and a terr  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

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South Moravian Region / Breclav

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Firs - Perranwell Station house sleeps 7

Cornwall / Perranwell Station

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Firs is a well-appointed, comfortable family house in an excellent location to explore Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners have made the most of this handsome granite building. Through sympathetic restoration and complete updating they have c  …see more

from £120 / night

£745 / week

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from £120 / night

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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Eastfield House Lodge - Longparish cottage sleeps 4

Hampshire / Longparish

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Eastfield House Lodge is a charming two bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4) set in secure private gardens, offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for those seeking a break from this mad world! The building has been recently converted and completed in January 2014 to a ver  …see more

from £98 / night

£650 - £854 / week

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from £98 / night

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Charente / Angouleme

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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(8) Excellent 

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Bay View Cottage, Port Erin, Isle of Man - Port Erin house sleeps 4

Isle of Man / Port Erin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Bay View Cottage is 4 star, gold award accommodation. It is in a wonderful location opposite Port Erin beach, with breathtaking views of Bradda Head and stunning sunsets. The property has been renovated throughout to extremely high standards. A sun lounge has been creat  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Pompe - Plouguenast gite sleeps 3

Cotes-d'Armor / Plouguenast

1 3 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 45 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
We believe that our gîtes will appeal to all, situated, as they are, in the heart of the peaceful, quiet Breton countryside yet with the coast in easy reach and day-to-day amenities within walking distance. Individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages can be  …see more

from £47 / night

£236 - £290 / week

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from £47 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Marlow

2 6 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Child friendly ;
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from £65 / night

£371 / week

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from £65 / night

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Lagunes Region / Cocody

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Tyddyn Plwm Isa - Rhosyr cottage sleeps 4

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays. With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Luxury 8 bed beach house - Tofo house sleeps 8

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.02 km; Swimming pool;
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres. Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Lagundo

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £95 / night

£659 - £1018 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Old Chapel - Hayton cottage sleeps 2

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thatch End Cottage - Baslow cottage sleeps 10

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

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

from £145 / night

£595 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Beachcomber Cottage - Overstrand cottage sleeps 6

Norfolk / Overstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £125 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £125 / night

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Seine-Saint-Denis / Bobigny

1 3 1 night min stay

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

£240 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Hill Cottage - Dovercourt cottage sleeps 6

Essex / Dovercourt

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Boathouse at Dundas Castle - South Queensferry boathouse sleeps 2

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
If you would like a secluded and romantic get-away, this beautiful Boathouse is your perfect choice. Located in the heart of the Dundas Estate on a private loch, it is a one bedroom cottage with beautiful views over the water and provides you with the most perfect and c  …see more

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(10) Very Good 

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Oak Tree Cottage Longhorsley - Longhorsley cottage sleeps 2

Morpeth / Longhorsley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Oak Tree Cottage is a cosy holiday cottage located in the village of Longhorsley in Northumberland. It is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning Northumberland coastline with its beaches and castles. The cottage is ideal for couples, it is a cosy bungalow sty  …see more

from £47 / night

£245 - £395 / week

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Willie's Court Apartments - Gouyave condo sleeps 3

Saint John Parish / Gouyave

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Willie's Court Apartments (Home of the Spice Isle) We offer affordable rates as you can rent short and long term. This gives you the chance to enjoy the restaurants, nutmeg pool, Fish Friday, and many more events in the fishing capital of Grenada! Location: St. Benoi  …see more

from £39 / night

£287 / week

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from £39 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Bar Tra Cottage - Lahinch cottage sleeps 6

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Cottage Restoration with wonderful views of Liscannor Bay. Secluded and tranquil setting yet only 5 mins drive from Lahinch. Very high specification with all modern amenities. Wood burning stove. Very comfortable house. Ample safe parking. One Acre site. Newly restored  …see more

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Hill View Cottage - Corfe Castle cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
Quintessentially English thatched cottage in the heart of Purbecks and Thomas Hardy country set in a street so unspoilt it is used in period dramas.. 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Studland bay & Swanage. Romantic,  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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apartment 2 rooms Brnic R. - Valun apartment sleeps 5

Cres Island / Valun

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Guest can enjoy gree mediteranean vegetation Valun is small fishermen vilagge 6 km from Valun is Lubenice Lubenice is historic litle town. Apartment is 50 m from sea and from centar It have 2 small terase only from this apartment You can use and onother big therase  …see more

from £48 / night

£300 - £727 / week

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from £48 / night

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