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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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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation.” This is a first class holiday let. Situated as it is on the sea front, the view from the panoramic window in the first floor lounge/diner is breathtaking. You can watch the sea in all of it's moods. Every room and facility is  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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from £125 / 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

(11) Excellent 

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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
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £2450 / week

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from £280 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
This Spanish style furnished villa is located near Moraira centre and beaches, just 2,5 km away to all amenities in Moraira. Frajapie villa enjoys splendid sea views of the coast from its elevated position. This villa has a private swimming pool, a spacious sun  …see more

from £50 / night

£344 / week

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from £50 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, cosy and worth re-visiting.” We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!) but, when w  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 - £610 / week

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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
Villa Katerina is a detached villa in a fantastic location close to the centre of Moraira and is within walking distance to shops, several restaurants, bars and supermarket. This villa benefits from central heating and Air conditioned/heated in the bedrooms. WIFI at no  …see more

from £98 / night

£682 / week

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from £98 / night

(86) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Colwyn Bay

Conwy County / Colwyn Bay

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and Cosy” Strawberry Mill is a beautiful little cottage. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. The cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We were a family of 5 visiting the week to attend a family wedding. A lovely pub is wal  …see more

from £55 / night

£260 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis  …see more

from £67 / night

£400 - £495 / week

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from £67 / 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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(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £52 / night

£518 - £992 / week

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from £52 / 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

(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

(31) Excellent 

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Corfe Castle holiday cottage rental

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage in great location” Three generations of us stayed at Wissett Cottage and we all loved it. It's a beautiful character cottage, spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. It has a well equipped kitchen for us to cook our own  …see more

from £155 / night

£390 - £990 / week

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from £155 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” Really cosy traditional cottage...very warm ..extremely comfortable bed ...very relaxing break and everything on your doorstep  …see more

from £51 / night

£285 - £700 / week

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from £51 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w  …see more

from £79 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £79 / 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

(39) Very Good 

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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
“Absolutely fab!!!” Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings” 6 of us and the dog stayed in Lochside Lodge for 3 nights in April. The Lodge is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and the views from the huge lounge windows are absolutely fantastic - mountains  …see more

from £135 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £135 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wow - fabulous house!” This was a fabulous house to stay in - couldn't have asked for any better. All rooms are large and beautifully furnished. There is everything you need for your stay and way more besides. I stayed with 8 other people and every on  …see more

from £222 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £222 / night

(81) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Well

North Yorkshire / Well

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay!” We had a lovely time at One Button Hideaway. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a great base for exploring Yorkshire. The local pub, which served good food, was just a 5 minute walk away. I  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A Lovely relaxing place to stay” Great little cottage, ideal for a quite weekend for two. Spotlessly clean and well presented. A friendly welcome from the owners. Well located for looking around this lovely area. Great local pub for a pint and a bite  …see more

from £45 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Maidstone

Kent / Maidstone

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 46 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing Autumn Break” Although this is near major roads so you have easy access it's tucked right away in the country side in a lovely little village with a pub that does delicious food. The cottage has everything you need for self catering, plus a  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £43 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“a very nice holiday home and a friendly welcome” We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base to  …see more

from £52 / night

£335 - £570 / week

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from £52 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Polzeath holiday home rental

Polzeath / Roserrow

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home” A wonderful week at The Haven, the house was exceptionally spacious for 8 of us and the facilities were great. Having an en-suite in every bedroom was a definite bonus. Great location within 5 min drive of Polzeath where the kids  …see more

from £150 / night

£1075 - £2050 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £102 / night

£427 - £599 / week

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from £102 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blockley

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Cottage” The cottage was so beautiful, very welcoming and warm. The chocolate cake was a lovely addition, as was the bottle of bucks fizz. It really was like home from home.. the weather wasn't too great and so we ended up relaxing in the co  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £890 / week

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(24) 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
“A great place to relax after a busy day at Disney World” We had a wonderful holiday staying at Sunrise Villa in Lindfields Reserve. The villa is lovely, very well equipped for self catering and is as good as it looks in the photos. The pool area is pa  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £600 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in La Cellette

Creuse / La Cellette

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house. The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days. Terri and Kieth were gre  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed” The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share  …see more

from £59 / night

£350 - £446 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Vatos with golf nearby

Corfu / Vatos

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
studio apertment with 1 double bed and 2 single beds too,, in KERKYRA-CORFOU bij MIRTIOTISSA NUDIST BEACH. The house - studio is on the west cost of the Island and 300m before the beach! The house is located in the nature under the olive trees and flowers! Very  …see more

from £21 / night

£145 - £302 / week

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from £21 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Petersfield holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £495 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mortain

Manche / Mortain

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful gite” We have just returned from 10 days in the gite the weather could have been better but it did not detract from our enjoyment. The location is ideal for exploring Normandy mont st Michel only 45km on easy French roads. There are severa  …see more

from £60 / night

£280 - £450 / week

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(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 £87 / night

£587 - £932 / week

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from £87 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Clermont holiday villa rental

Clermont / Greater Groves

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Tangerine Villa is a stylish Floridian Home which is luxuriously equipped to the highest standards. This spacious, single-story home of four to five bedrooms with three bathrooms offers accommodation for up to ten people. The villa is fully air conditioned and has its o  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carlingford

County Louth / Carlingford

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Sanctuary” Myself, my husband, 8 yr. old daughter, my sister, and 9 yr. old niece stayed at the Carlingford Cottage for over a glorious week!!! The views are breathtaking, it's quiet and private and just lovely. Every amenity you may possib  …see more

from £140 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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(32) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Peebles with golf nearby

Borders / Peebles

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect location.” Just returned from 1 week stay at Tweed Cottage and already missing Pebbles. Stayed with my wife and although the weather wasn't what we had hoped for, it certainly didn't spoil our stay. Cottage itself is cosy and fully equipped wi  …see more

from £49 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Dingle holiday home rental

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great holiday let, with stunning views” Large property which facilitated 9 adults comfortably . Lovely furnishings and good range of kitchen crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Property is situated on hillside overlooking Dingle Bay and many hours  …see more

from £274 / night

£1057 - £1870 / week

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from £274 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Eure-et-Loir / Dreux

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£332 / week

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from £60 / night