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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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Apartment rental in Kamala

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy” Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, The apartment  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vilamoura holiday apartment rental

Vilamoura / Vilamoura Old Village

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
New Modern self catering one bed apartment with stunning views over the Old Village, golf course and to the sea. Private roof terrace - ideal for couples seeking intimate sun. 15 minutes walk from Vilamoura Marina. Located within a small new secure condominium.L  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £664 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of  …see more

from £72 / night

£401 / week

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from £72 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera

Costa de la Luz / Conil de la Frontera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great appartment, beautiful town.” This was our second visit to this apartment and we will certainly be coming back again. The apartment is well equipment and perfectly located for restaurants and the beach without being noisy. There are two good  …see more

from £34 / night

£272 - £594 / week

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from £34 / night

(69) Excellent 

21

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
“Lovely cottage in nice setting” Very nice cottage in a small village. Clean and well equipped. Nice and friendly host. The home made cake was a pleasent suprise! Very nice! Together with fresh eggs! For us it was a lovely stay, very relaxing. We wi  …see more

from £45 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in San Michele Salentino

Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“if you want to get away from it all and really relax, you wont be disappointed here....” Fantastic place, very well equipped, superb pool.....everything we could have wished for, and more. Cannot speak highly enough of owner and onsite manageress, so  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £2850 / week

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from £122 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Studio accommodation in Rhoscolyn

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Every thing you could ask for a great stay” Visited Rhoscolyn for a family wedding so pleased we chose Ty Cert lovely room with everything you could need in a beautiful setting.The couple who own the place are smashing people so friendly and welcoming  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fab! Cozy, charming, unique, clean and warm!” Excellent! Great stay in a lovely cottage tucked away in Whittlesey. Excellent features, facilities and furniture throughout. Made our weekend very special! :-)  …see more

from £75 / night

£340 - £475 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal villa for families.” Excellent service provided by Graham. Villa ideal for families with young children. We were 2 families with 5 children ranging from 2-5 years. Excellent for this age. We walked to marina. We did bring scooters with us as wel  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2250 / week

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from £143 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Mawgan

Cornwall / St Mawgan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” We had a lovely stay at Lobbs cottage, it was beautiful, decorated to a high standard and fully equipped with everything we needed. Set in a quiet location with easy access to everywhere we wanted to go. Would highly reccomend and we d  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £995 / week

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from £70 / night

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Marwood holiday cottage rental

Devon / Marwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Access to indoor heated pool, Sauna, spa bath 10 minutes drive away. Beautiful rural setting in the lovely hamlet of Marwood. Excellent walking on the doorstep and pets welcome.  …see more

from £60 / night

£320 - £830 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

10

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£339 - £382 / week

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from £60 / night

(36) 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
“Fabulous for us!” The property was easy to find in an area with lots of amenities, resturants and grocery shops. The property was easy to reach from the airport with clear detailed instructions from the property owner. All attractions were in easy t  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

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Poljica holiday apartment rental

Zadar County / Poljica

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment has a large living room, closed kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Hot tub. In the yard there is a pool (25m2) with quality garden furniture. The property is covered with Wi - Fi. Near beautiful cites Zadar and Nin.<br />This Villa is in ideal locatio  …see more

from £49 / night

£341 - £873 / week

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from £49 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

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

from £339 / night

£2373 - £2712 / week

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from £339 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Finistere / Brest

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £34 / night

£238 - £291 / week

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from £34 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for  …see more

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Next time i go to lake district i would definitely be staying at heatherlea. Brilliant experience....very satisfied!  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cala Tarida holiday apartment accommodation

Ibiza / Cala Tarida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful” My partner and I stayed here along with our 2 year old daughter in June 2015 for 1 week. The reason we picked Cala Tarida was because we were getting married and as soon as we spotted Atico Tarida on the internet, we knew th  …see more

from £300 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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from £300 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely perfect!” Myself and three friends stayed here for 4 nights. We where over from Ireland to see an Manchester United match and the location was great, just a cheap taxi ride to Old Trafford and into the centre of Manchester. The house was im  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely cottage with everything you could want. A warm welcome and a hammer on arrival. The location is ideal for walking and mountain biking.  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / 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

(20) Excellent 

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Cupar holiday home rental

Fife / Cupar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location for golfers” The house is situated perfectly for golfing breaks. Only 15 mins from St Andrews and no more than 30mins from Fife's other famous golf courses and its lesser known gems. Accommodation was clean, warm and quiet at night. C  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £575 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem!” My family and I booked this home for a week's vacation, to really get away and relax from it all. What a fantastic home this is, we've stayed in hotels and condo's before but this is something else and as the title alludes to its 'a hid  …see more

from £145 / night

£1015 - £1750 / week

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from £145 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Windsor Hills Resort

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Santa Caterina is located in the beautiful Windsor Hills Resort where you can enjoy all the comforts and amenities of home with all the attractions and the social interactions of a First Class Resort.<br />ALL PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE 13% FLORIDA TAXRefundable securi  …see more

from £130 / night

£910 - £1200 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Florence / Santa Croce, Florence

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min

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from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Another thoroughly enjoyable stay!” Just back from a wonderful week at Vista do Atlantico, this was our second time in this fabulous town house and we have already booked for a third visit next year! Can highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Bruges holiday home rental

West Flanders Province / Bruges

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Huize Ewoud is a spacious and charming house within walking distance of the historic centre of Bruges, UNESCO world heritage. It is the ideal place for a relaxing and romantic holiday. Huize Ewoud can accommodate up to 7 people and is equipped with all facilities such a  …see more

from £162 / night

£1128 / week

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from £162 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Gullane with golf nearby

East Lothian / Gullane

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“New Year break” The holiday was fantastic and the accommodation was quaint but of the highest standard and in a beautiful location. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a young family.  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Elviria holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Elviria

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing and healthy winter sun holiday in a beautiful setting” We love El Soto and have been going there for holidays at least 5 times since 2009. What particularly attracts us is the friendly price (for winter season) and excellent sport facilities  …see more

from £59 / night

£319 - £729 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Arezzo / Bibbiena

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £50 / night

£509 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.<  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 - £1560 / week

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from £84 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Bologna holiday home rental

Province of Bologna / Bologna

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“absolute perfection” Cant rate this accomadation enough . The photos dont do it justice .Clara the owner has decorated it with style and equiped it with everything you could possibly need . The appartment is close to the centre and easy to access on t  …see more

from £74 / night

£416 - £683 / week

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from £74 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing & relaxing- Tally Ho 2” Me and my partner had a lovely 2 night break during February half term, the caravan was immaculate and the hot tub was a lovely way to relax and unwind! The pub just down the road serves beautiful food! Thankyou for suc  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Ullapool

Scottish Highlands / Ullapool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night