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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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(17) Excellent 

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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

(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 £527 / night

£1843 - £3992 / week

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from £527 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £58 / night

£242 - £268 / week

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from £58 / night

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Bearn / Asasp-Arros

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £88 / night

£378 - £553 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Seine-Maritime / Criel-sur-Mer

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km

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from £36 / night

£220 / week

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from £36 / 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

(2) Very Good 

20

Morbihan / Saint-Ave

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £49 / night

£439 / week

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from £49 / night

(41) Excellent 

35

Gite rental in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful house in a beautiful area” We have just got back from a week's stay in this beautiful house and there really is nothing I can add to comments already made by previous reviewers, except they are all true.. Tracy has designed a really beauti  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2640 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

25

Eure-et-Loir / Brou

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £115 / night

£264 - £369 / week

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from £115 / 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 £53 / night

£290 - £527 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

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 £44 / night

£246 - £281 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Cantal / Aurillac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £36 / night

£246 - £457 / week

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from £36 / night

19

Holiday gite rental

Mayenne / Neuilly-le-Vendin

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Rose Cottage is a traditional French longhouse offering our guests the experience of what life is like in rural France whist having the opportunity to visit many places of interest as well as enjoying the local area which includes some fabulous towns and villages.<br  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

12

Lot / Lacapelle Marival

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£220 - £334 / week

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from £53 / night

24

Seine-Maritime / Angerville-la-Martel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £88 / night

£281 - £509 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Gironde / Saint-Martin-du-Bois

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £62 / night

£395 / week

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from £62 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £66 / night

£316 - £658 / week

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from £66 / night

31

Lozere / Villefort

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £64 / night

£369 - £553 / week

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from £64 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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 - £895 / 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 £79 / night

£658 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Very Good 

21

Bouillon holiday gite rental

Luxembourg Province / Bouillon

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
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from £154 / night

£571 / week

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from £154 / night

(1) Very Good 

20

Lot / Loupiac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£220 - £571 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £62 / night

£303 - £400 / week

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from £62 / night

(8) Very Good 

24

Hainaut Province / Tournai

6 16 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £220 / night

£1536 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday gite rental

Loire Valley / La Guerche

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Totally relaxing stay, great outside space” Gite is quite rural but perfect if you want to relax The outdoor area at the back is fab. Great stay  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

17

Indre-et-Loire / Genille

1 2 1 night min

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

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from £62 / night

£430 / week

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from £62 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Pas-de-Calais / Saint-Omer

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 £49 / night

£308 - £360 / week

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from £49 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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 £40 / night

£246 - £343 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Falaise 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 £162 / night

£873 - £2106 / week

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from £162 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Manosque

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool

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from £71 / night

£834 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Very Good 

7

Aveyron / Millau

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £53 / night

£286 - £373 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Average 

12

Manche / Sacey

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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(8) Very Good 

31

Luxembourg Province / Leglise

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £53 / night

£211 - £343 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Calvados / Longues-sur-Mer

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £87 / night

£606 - £965 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Landes / Vicq-d'Auribat

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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(1) Excellent 

23

Loire Valley / Noizay

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £58 / night

£350 - £412 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Drome / Saillans

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£272 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Etang Sale Les Bains

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£334 - £378 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Leonard

4 2 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Sarthe / Besse-sur-Braye

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £36 / night

£229 - £286 / week

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from £36 / night