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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.



Select a country from the list below then browse through the properties on offer. Set up your own shortlist to can track of the properties you like the look of, then simply contact the owners to make a booking. It couldn't be simpler!

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(11) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Georges-du-Vievre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £34 / night

£236 - £387 / week

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from £34 / night

(13) Excellent 

19

Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1000 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

Holiday gite in Epfig

Bas-Rhin / Epfig

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
During your stay in the winegrower house, the owner will show you the vineyards, the cellar and let you taste the Estate wines.You can ideally visit the historical sites of Alsace, castles, walking or cycling excursions, country skiing, Terroir or Christmas markets.  …see more

from £54 / night

£328 - £459 / week

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from £54 / night

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(14) Excellent 

14

Faux-la-Montagne holiday gite rental

Creuse / Faux-la-Montagne

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

Haute-Savoie / Marin

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £152 / night

£757 - £1009 / week

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from £152 / night

(3) Very Good 

6

Ski gite to rent in Oye-et-Pallet

Doubs / Oye-et-Pallet

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
4 persons* gite in the French Jura mountains near the Swiss border.Fully furnished for self catering.*(1 very large bedroom with a sliding door separating a double bed and 2 single beds)  …see more

from £59 / night

£232 / week

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from £59 / night

(17) Excellent 

16

Hainaut Province / Chimay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £38 / night

£236 - £328 / week

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from £38 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday gite in Le Lindois

Charente / Le Lindois

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect. If you want an action holiday there is  …see more

from £78 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Holiday gite in Arengosse

Landes / Arengosse

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
Le gîte est une très jolie maison typique landaise restaurée et équipée avec soin, offrant tout le confort d'une maison neuve. L'environnement est un havre de paix au milieu de la nature. Les plages sont proches (lac ou océan) et les forêts accueillante  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Ile d'Oleron / Le Chateau d'Oleron

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £76 / night

£631 / week

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from £76 / night

(5) Average 

9

Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£211 - £227 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Haut-Rhin / Lutterbach

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £72 / night

£589 - £887 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Communaute de Communes de la Vallee du Prunelli / Tolla

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£278 - £505 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Loire Valley / Chedigny

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £37 / night

£227 - £286 / week

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from £37 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Charolles / Ozolles

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £85 / night

£664 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

35

Boubers-les-Hesmond holiday gite rental

Pas-de-Calais / Boubers-les-Hesmond

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent and relaxing place” The house is well equipped and spacous, providing an excellent place to relax and unwind. It is on a large plot with a massive garden and fantastic views. We had amazing three days there with friends. The kids loved the h  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £545 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

12

Basque Country / Ayherre

2 6 1 night min

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

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from £59 / night

£320 - £488 / week

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from £59 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Holiday gite in Chassagne-Montrachet

Cote d'Or / Chassagne-Montrachet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely house, surrounded by vinyards, located in Chassagne-Montrachet (bourgogne), at a few steps of le "Montrachet". This gite belongs to the domaine Morey-Coffinet, onwer and winemaker of Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault.  …see more

from £110 / night

£715 - £925 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Puy-de-Dome / Le Broc

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £47 / night

£261 / week

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from £47 / night

(5) Excellent 

13

Loire Valley / Orleans

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min

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from £25 / night

£169 / week

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from £25 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Semoussac holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything we wanted - and more!” We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers! The house was spacious & very well equi  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Haut-Rhin / Neuf-Brisach

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £59 / night

£353 - £379 / week

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from £59 / night

12

Mosteiro holiday gite rental

Porto District / Mosteiro

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
Typical house of the Douro Valley region on the banks of the Douro river, with river view  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 - £1189 / week

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from £76 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Pas-de-Calais / Ardres

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £43 / night

£244 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday gite in Augan

Morbihan / Augan

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai  …see more

from £505 / night

£1765 - £3824 / week

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from £505 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Northern France holiday gite rental

Calvados / Falaise

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic charm” We stayed at Gite Double Espoir forEaster 2015 and found the whole experience very enjoyable. The villa and estate offer a lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic cha  …see more

from £131 / night

£643 - £2017 / week

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from £131 / night

22

Hainaut Province / Binche

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £101 / night

£589 / week

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from £101 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Cahors holiday gite rental

Lot / Cahors

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Superb accommodation and hostess” After a long hot drive, arrived to a warm welcome and a cool glass of fizz. Beautiful and tranquil location. Fab downstairs room with own courtyard garden, room immaculate with everything one could want - all very tas  …see more

from £54 / night

£383 - £505 / week

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from £54 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Haut-Rhin / Burnhaupt-le-Haut

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £47 / night

£295 - £337 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Province of Como / Ponna

2 12 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £43 / night

£253 - £337 / week

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from £43 / night

(13) Excellent 

35

Les Vigneres holiday gite rental

Vaucluse / Les Vigneres

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
Private pool and balcony for al fresco dining. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.  …see more

from £85 / night

£538 - £916 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

26

Nord / Meteren

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £85 / night

£328 - £496 / week

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from £85 / night

5

Loire / Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £38 / night

£169 / week

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from £38 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Carcassonne

Aude / Carcassonne

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderfull!” We had the most amazing time. Everything about the stay was wonderful, you could not have been in a better setting or more comfortable gite anywhere. Longing to stay again.  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £475 / week

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from £55 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with pool in Le Lindois

Charente / Le Lindois

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“One word, Excellent!” I stayed here with my husband and two children for a week and we had a fantastic time. The owners are very friendly and so are their children. The Gite is light, airy and very comfortable. The grounds and communal areas are cle  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1645 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

30

Eure / Bourgtheroulde-Infreville

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £37 / night

£202 - £253 / week

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from £37 / night

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Haute-Marne / Eclaron-Braucourt-Sainte-Liviere

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£286 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

4

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £48 / night

£334 - £436 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Sempy

Pas-de-Calais / Sempy

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features. On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimming pool !  …see more

from £391 / night

£1345 - £1429 / week

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from £391 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Sauze-Vaussais

Sauze-Vaussais / Clussais- la- Pommeraie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Newly renovated holiday home with exposed stonework, set in peaceful rural location, ideal for families, nature-lovers, ramblers and cyclists. Located in beautiful contryside yet close enough to tourist attractions and Atlantic Coast  …see more

from £34 / night

£235 - £435 / week

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from £34 / night