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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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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Blaye

Gironde / Blaye

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable, charming and very relaxed.” This place is an old chateau in a little town. The appartments still has the spirit and soul eventhough it is all rebuild and new. The owners has thought of every little detail, that just makes it all work out  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 - £615 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Kippford holiday home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A great location, house was like home from home, highly recommend.” Was surprised by how much I enjoyed our stay, a tranquil setting, everything you needed was in the house. Lots of visitors about but relaxing, the tides going out and being able to w  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

13

Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in South East England

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Inverness City Centre holiday home rental

Inverness / Inverness City Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Perfect house, perfect location.” We hired this house over Christmas and it was perfect! The location was ideal and the house was warm, welcoming and nicely decorated. Would love to make a return visit in the future.  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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from £290 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Darley Dale

Matlock / Darley Dale

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” What a fabulous place to stay for Christmas and New Year. Nestled in the Derbyshire Dales on the edges of the Peak district. This home offers fantastic views across the valley. Easy access to Matlock and beyond. Walking distance to not one b  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

13

Groomsport holiday home rental

County Down / Groomsport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
NITB approved spacious 4 bedroom seaside self-catering property with sea facing sun room. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen/diner with all appliances, bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, garden. TV, video, stereo, washing machine, drier  …see more

from £100 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Brittas Bay

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great time had by all” We stayed for a week in July weather was fantastic 5 minutes stroll to Brittas Bay Beach which is a beautiful white sandy beach. House itself sleeps 8 there was 6 of us plenty of room nice decor nice decking area outside with 2  …see more

from £68 / night

£339 - £763 / week

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from £68 / night

(23) Excellent 

42

Holiday home in Fife

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our fabulous 4 double/twin bedroom home in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Situated on a cobbled lane, this comfortable town house is on one of St Andrews main streets, South Street, making it very close to everything this unique town has to offer.  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(25) Excellent 

11

Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required. The owners were very approachable and accommodating The location is a short w  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £745 / week

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from £35 / night

(30) Excellent 

22

Holiday home rental

County Londonderry / Coleraine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Style, luxury and convenience in a beautiful location what more can be said about this apartment and its situation to Northern Ireland's world renowned North Antrim Coast. Activities abound, golfing, fishing, motorcycling, cycling, walking, swimming, canoeing, etc.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £2100 / week

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from £55 / night

(38) Excellent 

11

Bath self catering home rental

Somerset / Freshford

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“We loved to be there” Lovely house, stylish, yet cosy, well kept and equipped with all necessary things. We appreciated the two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for four. Warmly welcomed by the owner. The fotos give a good impression of the p  …see more

from £175 / night

£1000 - £1350 / week

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from £175 / night

(19) Very Good 

19

Holiday home with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautiful listed house in the historic town of Beaumaris. Deceptively spacious townhouse across 3 floors and benefiting from 4 large bedrooms, lovely living room with wood burning stove, dining room, well appointed kitchen and pretty, completely private courtyard.The is  …see more

from £95 / night

£545 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Northern England

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Two double bedrooms, one en-suite and a twin bedroom. There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen and a peaceful, comfortable sitting room overlooking the garden.  …see more

from £110 / night

£375 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

5

Calvados / Aunay-sur-Odon

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km

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from £26 / night

£128 / week

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from £26 / night

(21) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

County Mayo / Cong

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home away from home.” My family, including my husband, my 13 yr old son and my 11 yr old daughter, stayed with my sister, her 15 yr old daughter and her 13 yr old son. The kids loved the Ping pong and pool tables, kept them busy whenever we were home.  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(40) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in West Country

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay” Everything we needed was in this beautiful apartment from the welcome pack on arrival to the beautiful sea views we enjoyed every morning we would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family or friends thank you John and barb j x  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £1095 / week

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from £57 / night

(21) Excellent 

11

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and Holiday home” We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view from the great wi  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

33

Tangalooma holiday home rental

Moreton Island / Tangalooma

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great House, close to everything, will definitely book again” We had such a great time in this house, excellent views, close to resort and wrecks and soooo clean!! Will hopefully get back there soon.  …see more

from £278 / night

£1506 - £2623 / week

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from £278 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Home rental in Portstewart with golf nearby

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely gem of a house, amazin views, 'perfect retreat'!” Having just spent 2 wonderful nights at this superb holiday home, I have nothing but praise for it, the views was to die for even in the pouring rain!! House is in an ideal location, easy ac  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Oban / Loch Melfort

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
CREAG-an-FHITHICH: enjoy a charming south facing Victorian house; modernised; retaining its original character, in a large fenced garden; stunning ever changing views over Loch Melfort to the isles. Sleeps upto 9, in 5 bedrooms. The sunsets are breath taking. TV; WiFi;R  …see more

from £126 / night

£561 - £1139 / week

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from £126 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £180 / night

£780 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

13

Seine-Maritime / Londinieres

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£356 - £382 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

28

Holiday home rental

Cambridgeshire / Huntingdon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent” Stayed over whilst visiting friends. Great location 2 mins walk from Huntington town centre. Excellent facilities in the cottage/house. Loved the gothic mirrors. great kitchen & bathroom . Nice area outside, although it was too cold to use  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £545 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Home rental in Roundstone

County Galway / Roundstone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the  …see more

from £102 / night

£509 - £1102 / week

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from £102 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lake County / Clermont

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely AMAZING” It was exactly what we were looking for! A relaxing, peaceful, cozy home with MAGNIFICENT views all around in a private, gated community. Our family had a chance to spend relaxing quality time enjoying nature at its best. At the  …see more

from £111 / night

£693 - £819 / week

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from £111 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday home rental

Padstow / St Merryn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Furnished to a high standard, Lower Trevorgus is a home from home in a tranquil countryside setting, close to Padstow and North Cornwall's beautiful coastline. Off street parking, well equipped kitchen, open fire, games room, large enclosed garden. Up to 2 dogs wel  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 - £3310 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Fish Hoek holiday home rental

Cape Town / Fish Hoek

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great House - Perfect Location for Exploring Cape Town” My family stayed at David and Lyn's place in Fish Hoek, South Africa for a week in July. The house was perfect. The view out onto False Bay was magnificent. The home was well equipped and spaciou  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £980 / week

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from £85 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Laghey holiday home rental

County Donegal / Laghey

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“wonderful” My husband and I fancied a break in Donegal just to get away from it all for a few days and relax Carraig Gorm done just that for us,the cottage was first class very comfortable and clean and very well equipped for all your needs,the rustic  …see more

from £56 / night

£356 - £420 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh  …see more

from £77 / night

£403 - £657 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Excellent 

22

Central Cambridge holiday home rental

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Possibly the best location in Cambridge, in the heart of the historic city centre, Earl Street is a beautifully furnished home sleeping up to 4.Surrounded by the Cambridge colleges, it comes complete the use of 2 bikes for the authentic Cambridge experience !Fully equip  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Iligan holiday home rental

Lanao del Norte Province / Iligan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Affordable accomodation that is spacious, bright, open concept and easy access to public transportation located in Iligan City.  …see more

from £32 / night

£221 / week

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from £32 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Kinvara

County Galway / Kinvara

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Burrendale House is a modern, luxurious , well organised ,clean 4 bedroom house located in the beautiful harbour village of Kinvara,looking out at the famous Burren mountains and Galway bay .You can park your car and stroll to the pubs/restaurants,shops , pier area .  …see more

from £135 / night

£508 - £975 / week

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from £135 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

La Palma / Brena Alta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa Las Fayas is a tastefully renovated tradition Canarian cottage standing in a mature patio garden surrounded by green countryside. It is centrally located in the peaceful Brenas region of La Palma on the hillside above the charming capital Santa Cruz, giving it  …see more

from £37 / night

£259 - £308 / week

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from £37 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home let

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve  …see more

from £271 / night

£1160 - £2340 / week

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from £271 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Southport holiday home rental

Merseyside / Southport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house in good location” We spent a lovely week in Eva's House. In terms of space, décor and facilities it is one of the best houses we have stayed in, even including a washing machine, dishwasher and good quality wifi. And there was a very nice  …see more

from £110 / night

£515 - £1250 / week

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from £110 / 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