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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Isle of Skye / Breakish

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Romantic self catering cottage on the Isle of Skye perfect for honeymooners.  …see more

from £115 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Excellent 

31

Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £170 / night

£1017 - £1433 / week

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from £170 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Birthday week in Slovakia” The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of days exploring the moun  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1484 / week

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(6) Excellent 

15

Gordon's Bay holiday chalet let

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

5

Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

 …see more

from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Kirchbach ski chalet to rent.

Carinthia / Kirchbach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“comfortable & cosy” The Bear's Den is a converted barn, and the online description pictures are realistic, so it met our expectations. There were only a couple of downsides; the lack of washing machine (plus line etc), and the link for the TV wa  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Very Good 

21

Chalet rental in Kingsdown with shared pool, golf nearby

Deal / Kingsdown

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A delightful Scandinavian style chalet, situated in the 35 acre wooded, Kingsdown Park complex, with sea views. The chalet is fully equipped and can sleep up to 8 people. On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool plus a host of many other leisure activities.  …see more

from £45 / night

£270 - £550 / week

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from £45 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

6 19 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm. We had great food again, thank  …see more

from £43 / night

£843 - £7267 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
Local ski hire shop makes it easy to hire equipment. English owner is on hand to give advice and help.  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 - £984 / week

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from £51 / night

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Finistere / Baye

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £61 / night

£441 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £85 / night

£424 - £628 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / Chisa

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Private garden

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from £103 / night

£721 / week

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from £103 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Chalet rental in West Country

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“absolutely lovely and couldnt have been nicer,fantastic” This chalet was perfect and cant find anything negative to say it was a lovely site and the chalet itself was clean, comfortable and high quality.the reception staff were very helpful.we had a r  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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from £28 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Klosters ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Graubunden / Klosters

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay” This summer was the second time we rented the chalet. The chalet is very spacious. It's clean. It has lots of light. And an incredible view out the front windows. The Madrisa gondola is a five minute foot walk away. A bus stop is  …see more

from £145 / night

£700 - £1895 / week

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from £145 / night

(22) Excellent 

16

Holiday chalet rental

Sandown / Yaverland

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“IMMACULATE CHALET OVERLOOKING THE SEA AND CLIFFS” The chalet looked brand new and was spotlessly clean. It was in a lovely position. You could see the sea and cliffs from the settee-impressive when there was a thunderstorm and you could watch it in  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £550 / week

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from £25 / night

(13) Very Good 

19

Central Southern England holiday chalet rental

Buckinghamshire / Gerrards Cross

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great location for travel into London and Wembley” The owner gave great directions and showed around on arrival and informed of facilities. Fabulous mini kitchen with well stocked tea coffee and cereal for breakfast not expected so thank you so much.  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £690 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Very Good 

20

Yaverland holiday chalet rental

Sandown / Yaverland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to start and end each day” This little chalet was a great place to lay our heads at the end of each long day exploring the island. It very quickly became "home". It was much better equipped than I had expected, with lots of little extras  …see more

from £32 / night

£195 - £475 / week

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from £32 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

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

£567 - £770 / week

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from £157 / night

(9) Excellent 

11

Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £56 / night

£250 / week

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from £56 / night

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Oise / Crepy-en-Valois

1 3 1 night min

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

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from £28 / night

£212 / week

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from £28 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Isere / Chamrousse

2 6 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £831 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Asheville

Asheville / Blue Ridge Mountains

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Up for vacation rentals is an authentic newer Lindal Western Cedar Chalet Home located just 35 minutes north of Asheville, NCin gated and private Wolf Laurel Resort. Built in 2009. The chalet has a main floor with Great Room with wood fireplace, wood flooring and st  …see more

from £154 / night

£863 - £1178 / week

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from £154 / 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
  • Child friendly
This elegant modern chalet supplies everything you need for a real luxury stay. Step out onto your private decking on a bright morning, and the view across Loch Iuibhair (pronounced Ewar) to the steep glenside will take your breath away. Then look on the other directi  …see more

from £164 / night

£728 - £1250 / week

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from £164 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Torres

Province of Jaen / Torres

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 205 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Although the house is set in a rural area, it is a relative new construction with comfortable furniture throughout. On the ground floor you'll find open-plan living/dining room with 2 sofas, open fireplace, satellite-TV and DVD. There is a bar/kitchen area, provide  …see more

from £170 / night

£573 - £914 / week

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from £170 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Doune

Stirling / Doune

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
ideal base to explore central Scotland the Lochs and mountains that make up the gateway to the Highlands  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £425 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Very Good 

21

Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation with an amazing sea view.” Lovely accommodation with a beautiful sea view. Perfect for a short break/relaxing holiday situated next to an unspoilt beach. The whole family had a great few days away and we are already looking to boo  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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South Cerney holiday chalet rental

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely comfy chalet” We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting family who live nearby. The chalet was in great condition, clean and very comfortable. The surrounding park is great, and although some facilities were shut as it was out of seas  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £560 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hautes-Alpes / La Grave

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Ask about pets

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from £128 / night

£382 - £1094 / week

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from £128 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Cinque Terre / Vernazza

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £43 / night

£297 - £594 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Average 

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Holiday chalet rental

Province of Seville / Espartinas

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
It's a Semi-Detached house situated in Espartinas, a village 12 km from Seville. It is in a very quiet area, the house has a garden and private pool and parking. The house is fully renovated and has all the comforts to spend a few days exploring the city and the regio  …see more

from £47 / night

£310 - £568 / week

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from £47 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Les Gets ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Penallt

Monmouthshire / Penallt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
This charming ground floor log cabin is superbly located on the owner's smallholding, close to the lovely village of Penallt in the Wye Valley. Furnished throughout in a Far Eastern style, this lovely Penallt cottage is one of our more interesting holiday prop  …see more

from £85 / night

£390 - £450 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) 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 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / Lozzi

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Award-winning - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015; for the 5th year with over 180 reviews  …see more

from £122 / night

£434 - £600 / week

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from £122 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
DOGS go FREE with us!!BEDLINEN INCLUDED  …see more

from £40 / night

£150 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Bardez

Goa / Bardez

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Lazy River Cottage” The place has all essential features to make it a great vacation stay ! I traveled with a family of 9 adults (including parents & In-laws) + 1 Kid.. The interactions with Capt Leo has been very gentle and warm, which made me feel c  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a 'Certifi  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Niton

Isle of Wight / Niton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
“bijou, quiet, clean” Compact but everything you would need for a short break. Very clean. Lovely location. No cooker but we had one 'ping' meal using the microwave and wandered down to the local pub every other evening to eat.  …see more

from £40 / night

£240 - £425 / week

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from £40 / night

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Luxembourg Province / Corbion sur Semois

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min

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from £58 / night

£184 - £220 / week

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from £58 / night