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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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Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

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

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from £94 / night

£653 - £950 / week

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from £94 / night

(14) Excellent 

22

St Helens holiday lodge rental

Isle of Wight / St Helens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“beautiful property nice location” As described it was a perfect location with sea view .Clean park .well sited near complex. The lodge was very nice well equipped. Only disappointment we didn't book long enough!  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1295 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment in Agios Stefanos

Corfu / Agios Stefanos

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The Perfect Getaway” A beautiful place. The garden was very private and peaceful yet with direct access to the main road and close to shops. I felt very well looked after by the owners and the accommodation was spotless and really lovely. One of th  …see more

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / Playa Flamenca

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ideal location for winter sun for couples and families alike. First floor apartment with easy access via the stairs and lift. Entertainment in a five minute walk away with beaches, restaurants and bars. Balcony overlooks a beautifully maintained swimming pool.<br /&g  …see more

from £22 / night

£155 - £409 / week

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from £22 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Province of Turin / Bardonecchia

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£339 - £424 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

61

Hisaronu holiday apartment rental

Mugla Province / Hisaronu

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
If you would like to know how it feels to live in a paradise surrounded by mountains, breath in the fresh air and smell the pine trees, Evergreen Apartments is the right place for you.  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £375 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

31

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with beach, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Spectacular large private roof top terrace with sea and volcano  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £60 / 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

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Constanta

Constanta County / Constanta

13 30 Min stay varies

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa Colonial is a truly wonderful place to stay in Eforie resort, near Constanta town, a popular holiday destination for its beaches, spas and tourist shops. Just on the main street of Eforie Nord resort, this villa on the Black Sea is an elegant and luxurious choic  …see more

from £22 / night

£119 / week

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from £22 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / Watersong Resort

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
A spacious 6 bedroom,Mediterranean style villa with games room, pool and spa and extended deck. Conservation and lake views on the prestigious Watersong Resort. All bedrooms are en-suite with cable TV. 2 king size, 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Mains gas BBQ.<br />  …see more

from £124 / night

£924 - £1378 / week

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from £124 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Kastel Kambelovac

Kastela / Kastel Kambelovac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Modern villa with fully equipped apartments situated 50 m from the sea. The apartments are located in a quiet location close to the beach. Nearby is the famous restaurant Ballet School. The center is a 10-minute walk.<br />Ten minutes drive to the UNESCO sites of  …see more

from £25 / night

£173 / week

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from £25 / night

(33) Excellent 

21

Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Second stay” This was our second stay in this chalet which the owners keep very clean and tidy and ideal for someone with a dog.  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £400 / week

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from £35 / night

(31) 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  …see more

from £121 / night

£755 - £990 / week

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from £121 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The complex is just two minute walk to the main road with 20 - 30 restaurants providing all kinds of food.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £840 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

North Rhine-Westphalia / Nideggen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £65 / night

£407 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Callac

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £43 / night

£238 - £272 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Very Good 

18

Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

9

Tirol / Wildermieming

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £71 / night

£493 / week

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from £71 / night

12

Holiday apartment in Pomena

Mljet Island / Pomena

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Fully equipped kitchenFree WifiFree parkingSea view  …see more

from £46 / night

£321 / week

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from £46 / night

(4) Excellent 

5

Castel holiday guest house rental

Guernsey / Castel

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Lovely, double room in traditional Guernsey Cottage. Recently renovated with all modern conveniences. Private en-suite shower room, with thermostatic power shower, W.C & basin. Free WIFI. Sky TV, Tea and Coffee in room.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Arrondissement of La Trinite / Le Robert

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Dundee

Scotland / Dundee

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely apartment and great location.” Really enjoyed our stay, super location and great views from the apartment. Very central location and easy to walk into the city centre.  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Buxton with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Buxton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ms” Lovely accommodation which is centrally located. Beautifully furnished with everything you'd need and more.  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £540 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in La Mairena

Marbella / La Mairena

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely property situated in the "Village" of La Mairena above Marbella. An attico apartment with beautiful views down the mountain to the mediterranean. Has modern and aesthetic furniture including artwork from local artists. It is straight down the hill to  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Loire-Atlantique / Guerande

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £39 / night

£221 - £488 / week

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from £39 / night

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Costa Blanca / Benissa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£297 - £662 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Arroyo de la Miel holiday apartment rental

Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Apartment !” Stayed at this one bedroom apartment for over two weeks and was pleasantly surprised , all you need is on your doorstep in the "Bonanza" area. We have stayed in this area on numerous occasions and at various apartments but would  …see more

from £24 / night

£170 - £375 / week

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from £24 / night

(4) Excellent 

30

Costa Adeje ski apartment to rent.

Adeje / Costa Adeje

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful apartment!” The apartment is perfect - fully equipped with utensils, kitchen appliances, iron, washing machine etc.; location 15 min walking from beach. Moreover has good restaurants in the village. The house has 2 bedrooms - one of them  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1780 / week

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from £85 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Suderbrarup

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

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from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean  …see more

from £66 / night

£462 - £504 / week

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from £66 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” Lovely, warm, spacious and comfortable flat. This was my second time staying here and will definitely look to book with Debbie again when I'm next in Morecambe.  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Loire Valley / Brehemont

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £42 / night

£246 - £551 / week

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from £42 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Winter Break” We thoroughly enjoyed our week. This is a nice studio apartment and provided us with a great base to explore the resort and beyond. Beach and promenade just a 10 minute walk and supermarket and restaurants and bars close by. We were also  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £240 / week

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from £29 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Well maintained self catering apartment in a quiet and picturesque part of the Austrian Alps with great views from the balcony. Ideal for walking, cycling, hiking or just relaxing. Large garden with BBQ area. Unlimited wifi and local tourist taxes are included.  …see more

from £39 / night

£187 - £297 / week

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from £39 / night

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Gelderland Province / Ooij

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £64 / night

£424 / week

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from £64 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse letting

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Apartment. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient to all amenities!” We have been holidaying in La Cala for the last 8 years in various rental apartments but this one tops them all! The location is perfect for walking to the beach or into La Cal  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £47 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bempton

Bridlington / Bempton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“A perfect place to relax” We've stayed in many holiday cottages in England over the years (Devon, Rutland etc), and would rate our stay at Grafters Den amongst the best of all our experiences. The property is perfectly proportioned and generously furn  …see more

from £58 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Fuengirola ski apartment to rent.

Fuengirola / Cerros del Aguila

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely 2 Bed Apartment in Quite Location” We stayed in this Apartment for 6 weeks and it was just great. Clean and comfortable with everything you need and very good value.Nice Patio overlooking the swimming pool with views of the local hillside. Wifi  …see more

from £24 / night

£170 - £339 / week

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from £24 / 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