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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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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£404 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Cannes holiday apartment rental

Cannes / Bas Californie

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £1173 / week

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from £44 / night

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Ski log cabin to rent in Idre

Dalarna County / Idre

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£173 / week

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from £44 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
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from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£2156 - £4225 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Cartmel with golf nearby

Grange-over-Sands / Cartmel

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Sinaia

Prahova County / Sinaia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£156 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Sabrosa

Vila Real District / Sabrosa

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 121 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic hollidays!!!!” A great place, beautiful landscape, very nice weather and the most wellcoming staff ever!!! the cutest house w/everything we needed, since cable tv, wifi equiped kitchen and the daily breakfast by the swimming pool...it was ju
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £72 / night

(34) Very Good 

49

Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
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from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
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from £50 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Dervaig

Isle of Mull / Dervaig

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Lodge in picturesque location.” Our mission was to take our grandson to Balamory (Tobermory) The Lodge was very well equipped, clean and cosy and perfect for our three night stay. We were able to get a bus nearby into Tobermory which was very c
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from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Flic En Flac holiday apartment let

Riviere Noire District / Flic En Flac

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Great Apartment in a Great Location” The Good Bits: Fantastic Location Opposite the Spar for your shopping - we found it had everything we needed Next to the ATM/cashpoint Very close to the beach Good nearby bars Mafiozzo & Kenzi Bar We partic
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from £23 / night

£157 / week

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from £23 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
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from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calangute

Calangute / Calangute Beach

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
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from £30 / night

£480 - £1440 / week

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from £30 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Ski shepherds hut to rent in Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£216 / week

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from £39 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Sankt Goarshausen holiday cottage rental

Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goarshausen

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“wonderfull place and wonderfull owner” The cottage is kept in tip top condition and Monica will be only to pleased to help. The grounds are a quiet retreat, the village and the rhine 5 mins by car.
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from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend
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from £65 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in La Cala Hills with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / La Cala Hills

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs Bentley” Lovely apartment and surroundings and very clean and everything at hand that you need . We really enjoyed our stay . The manager and his wife were very accommodating . Thank you
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from £56 / night

£289 - £589 / week

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from £56 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Cottage, wonderful stay” Me, my girlfriend and our puppy stayed at Granary Cottage for the evening. The Cottage was perfect for the three of us, spacious and homely at the same time. Great for dog owners as there is dog walking paths and meadow
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from £90 / night

£500 - £775 / week

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from £90 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 5 star accommodation” This is an excellent apartment, spacious and thoughtfully furnished with everything a family would need. This apartment truly was a home from home, the kitchen is fully equipped with anything one would need from making
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from £30 / night

£252 - £476 / week

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from £30 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Scarborough

Scarborough District / Scarborough

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Menaggio holiday townhouse rental

Menaggio / Croce

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£380 - £785 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Kirribilli

North Sydney / Kirribilli

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool

from £105 / night

£733 / week

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from £105 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Oesterbro

Copenhagen Region / Oesterbro

4 7 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Gem in Copenhagen” Just to say that the apartment was awesome !!! We were a party of 5 people - including a teenager and a child - and we had plenty of space for everybody. It's just a ten-minute walk from Osterport train station and once on the tr
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from £259 / night

£1466 / week

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from £259 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Aberystwyth

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Lovely spacious apartment. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped. There was plenty of room for the five of us and we opted to cook in the lovely kitchen a couple of times. Diolch yn fawr.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday barn rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“High standard with great attention to detail.” We made a group booking and occupied all cottages for a recent long weekend. Everyone in our party was delighted with the high standard of this accommodation. Warm and cozy lounges; well-equipped kitchens
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from £495 / night

£3000 - £4600 / week

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from £495 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
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from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 10 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent villa” We stayed here in September for 15 days villa was as described and we were not disappointed on our arrival.Swimming pool area a suntrap and a place to chill out after days at the theme parks ideal place to unwind.A big thankyou to Egi
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from £27 / night

£189 / week

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from £27 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mevagissey

Cornwall / Mevagissey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£499 - £979 / week

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from £120 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“21 Caird Drive” Well equipped flat. Good location close to Byres Road. Easy to deal with landlord. Would recommend it.
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from £75 / night

£525 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sucuraj

Hvar Island / Sucuraj

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm welcome and excellent view” We had a memorable holiday on the island.The villa, surroundings and host were excellent for spending qualitative holidays. We felt more like visiting loving relatives instead of impersonal tourists. Especially we app
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from £69 / night

£449 - £733 / week

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from £69 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in South Fremantle

Fremantle / South Fremantle

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gem of a place” Don't miss out on this Gem of a place to stay,Chester villa off south beach freemantle,beautiful accomadation,everything you need & more,the owners Bob & Jennifer really do go the extra mile to make people welcome & give advise on plac
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from £75 / night

£472 - £656 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“chilled” Had a lovely stay at apartment fab . Had pool to our selfs . We had every think there that we needed ,most days we stayed in and cooked and chilled out side on the lovely patio . Car is needed . We will defiantly book again next year
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from £117 / night

£819 / week

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from £117 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £285 / night

£1990 - £4565 / week

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from £285 / night

(14) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Harwood Dale

Scarborough / Harwood Dale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Really enjoyable holiday” Stayed at Dalby cottage for one week with our two teenage daughters and really enjoyed our stay.The cottage was VERY clean & was a home from home with everything you would need. The area was very peaceful the views were stun
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from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hersonissos

Heraklion Prefecture / Hersonissos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£544 / week

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