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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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(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £123 / night

£760 - £950 / week

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from £123 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Peak District Location” We stayed for a week in Primrose Cottage in March. We have family who live in the area and we were able to meet up with them several times. Super cottage, very welcoming & goodies pack great. Did some lovely walks
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from £65 / night

£285 - £465 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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from £75 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £173 / night

£1035 - £1826 / week

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from £173 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(35) Excellent 

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20

Holiday cottage in Trory Bay

Enniskillen / Trory Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant” Great cottage . Lovely country side. Enjoyed fishing the big classic festival and shall be returning again and again
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from £52 / night

£240 - £370 / week

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from £52 / 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

(14) Excellent 

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40

Holiday cottage letting

Gili Islands / Gili Trawangan

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £26 / night

£164 - £207 / week

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from £26 / night

(21) Excellent 

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21

Lleyn Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Pwllheli / Lleyn Peninsula

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous stay” The cottage is well equipped and looked after. If you like the quiet with fabulous scenery (and farm animals on your doorstep) this is your heaven. We had great weather so was able to go out and about exploring the lovely beaches which
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from £50 / night

£280 - £810 / week

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from £50 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£700 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Kidderminster

Worcestershire / Kidderminster

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect retreat” We travelled from France for a week visiting family and friends. Perfect place to stay with all amenities needed and easy access to everywhere we needed to go. The lake and walk were lovely and much enjoyed by our dog Bazza. Will defi
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from £70 / night

£290 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cottage accommodation in Burford

Cotswolds / Burford

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£540 - £930 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Inveraray

Inveraray / Loch Fyne

2 4 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £69 / night

£392 - £636 / week

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from £69 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect retreat!” A stunning converted cottage set in the beautiful peaceful grounds of Treberfydd House and gardens. Pet friendly and comfortably sleeps six with two bathrooms, one en-suite. The cottage has its own private parking and is situated
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from £130 / night

£525 - £795 / week

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from £130 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Marsden holiday cottage rental

Huddersfield / Marsden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable, well equipped, recommended” A comfortable, well equipped property in an interesting location just outside Marsden. Good views across a lake and the Huddersfield Narrow canal. Easy to get to Marsden on foot along the tow path, but not reco
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from £48 / night

£257 - £464 / week

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from £48 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
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from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
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from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £42 / night

(14) Excellent 

30

Ringwood holiday cottage rental

New Forest / Ringwood

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful weekend” Our family stayed at old bridge cottage for the first weekend in April. This is very much a home from home with all you need for a great weekend. The house exceeded my expectations and I have to say the pictures do not do it justice
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from £456 / night

£1880 - £3700 / week

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from £456 / night

(11) Excellent 

54

Holiday cottage in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
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from £150 / night

£575 - £765 / week

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from £150 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Aylesbury holiday cottage rental

Aylesbury Vale / Aylesbury

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
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from £85 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £85 / 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

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
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from £238 / night

£782 - £1512 / week

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from £238 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killorglin

County Kerry / Killorglin

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Will be back,excellent.. A hidden gem.” Beautiful,a very high standard. Excellent location. Very quite, yet just on the edge of town. Great location to see the kingdom.
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from £74 / night

£302 - £604 / week

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from £74 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Rogerstone holiday cottage rental

Newport / Rogerstone

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“great cottage in South Wales” Had a very warm welcome. The cottage surprises us with his size. It is excually much bigger than it looks on the pictures. We slept with 8 people. The one bathroom makes need of good planning but we saw there was a secon
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from £150 / night

£700 / week

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from £150 / night

(11) Very Good 

16

Lough Erne Golf Resort holiday cottage rental

Enniskillen / Lough Erne Golf Resort

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Easter break / 70th birthday celebrations” The cottage was ideally located within the resort, with easy access to the main hotel, as well as the Castle Hume course/clubhouse and the driving range/golf academy. The house also has good open areas aro
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from £150 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Looe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Captains Cottage” Outstanding cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Wonderful roses and scones and cream on arrival. Highly recommended and will be back. Love the whole area.
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from £150 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Spiddal

Spiddal / Inveran

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£561 / week

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from £81 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bunessan

Isle of Mull / Bunessan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Camber

Rye / Camber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“A characterful, cosy and perfect holiday cottage!” Coastguards Lookout made a perfect place for our weekend getaway. It is well equipped, very comfortable and in a great location. We arrived on a dark and blustery December evening with the sound of cr
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from £175 / night

£720 - £1090 / week

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from £175 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie
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from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £65 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Barmouth holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Barmouth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“So impressed and happy we've already booked 2018!!!!” Absolutely delightful property and location. Superbly finished with all facilities and amenities required for a break. Short stroll to the beach, shops, and all local dog friendly hostelries. Debbi
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from £82 / night

£575 - £1099 / week

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from £82 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely country cottage” My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!
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from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £112 / night

£550 - £1350 / week

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from £112 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Very cosy stay with the Ducklings” A neat and tidy cottage, originally an Almshouse. Very cosy and comfortable - I didn't need to use the heating very often or for very long, The small kitchen is very well equipped and organised. The bed was comf
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from £42 / night

£327 - £742 / week

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from £42 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Whiting Bay holiday cottage rental

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden

from £81 / night

£345 - £449 / week

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from £81 / night

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