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Lilac Villa Skegness - Skegness house sleeps 12

Lincolnshire / Skegness

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Lilac Villa is a very large and beautiful 5 bedroom Holiday Home in Skegness just two minutes walk to an award winning beach and to the Sea Front and main promenade. It is located in the quieter North part of the town, however the town centre is only a 10 minute walk. T  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1540 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Three bedroomed Family House with quaint garden - Shoeburyness house sleeps 7

Southend-on-Sea / Shoeburyness

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This is an end of terraced property based in Shoeburyness. It is based 15 minutes walk from East Beach blue flag beach.It is 10 minutes walk from Shoeburyness train station. 15 minutes drive from Southend / London Airport. This cottage has three good sized double bedroo  …see more

from £99 / night

£720 - £1030 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Wettolsheim

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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Schleswig-Holstein / Kellenhusen

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £153 / night

£1071 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vila Real District / Mondim de Basto

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £43 / night

£330 / week

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from £43 / night

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Manche / Saint-Pair-sur-Mer

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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Province of Foggia / Tremiti Islands

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £43 / night

£300 - £419 / week

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from £43 / night

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Lake Maggiore / Vairano

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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from £141 / night

£985 / week

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from £141 / night

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Montauro / Calalunga-Pietragrande

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £300 / night

£428 / week

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from £300 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Trescastillo - Olvera house sleeps 3

Province of Cadiz / Olvera

2 3 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool;
10% reduction on Winter bookings - book now! . This is a lovely Andalucian white washed house in a typical 'Pueblo Blanco' village with bars and a supermarket within easy short walking distance. A complimentary welcome pack of basic groceries for weekly book  …see more

from £42 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Four Season Camp House on the - Concord house sleeps 2

Massachusetts / Concord

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly;
Sunbeam camp house is located on the banks of the Concord River. Fish from the back deck or just relax and watch the river go by.Rural location, offstreet parking. Canoe and kayak available for use. Large deck over the river with a gas grill great for outdoor entertaini  …see more

from £10 / night

£70 / week

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Aube / Geraudot

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Bellbird Gully - Lakes Entrance house sleeps 6

Gippsland / Lakes Entrance

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Bellbird Gully so named because the sound of the bellbirds fills the air. This is a beautiful, comfortable home, with two bathrooms, three bedrooms, two living areas and a modern kitchen. The dining area is surrounded by windows on three sides with views of the garden a  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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State of Bahia / Salinas da Margarida

6 20 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £230 / night

£764 / week

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from £230 / night

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Finistere / Leuhan

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 29 km; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £43 / night

£257 - £428 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Luxury 8 bed beach house - Tofo house sleeps 8

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.02 km; Swimming pool;
A real beach house as it is really close to the beach ie 20 metres. Cassa Bitonga is on a private, secure and unspoilt small estate. To get to Praia da Rocha you have a sandy 6 km road and will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle or a city SUV. It can be done with a high c  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday house near the sea - Mali Losinj house sleeps 4

Lošinj Island / Mali Losinj

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Sweet apartment house near the sea. Renew in 2016, new bathroom, new kitchen & some improvments in the yard. Free parking place in the yard. The house has 1 marriage bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and a small childer bedroom with castle beds. The house is 10 meters fro  …see more

from £43 / night

£199 - £527 / week

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from £43 / night

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Charente-Maritime / Lorignac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool;
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from £116 / night

£727 / week

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from £116 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Pinheira

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£535 / week

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from £77 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Mill House, Cleghorn, Lanark - Lanark house sleeps 17

South Lanarkshire / Lanark

8 17 7 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Mill House is situated in the lovely picturesque area of Central Scotland. The New Lanark conservation village is just a 5 minute drive away and this is the gateway to the Falls Of Clyde Wildlife Reserve where you can enjoy lovely riverside walks through the reserve. T  …see more

from £508 / night

£2085 - £3950 / week

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from £508 / night

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Vendee / Olonne-sur-Mer

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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(24) Excellent 

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St Andrews Lodge - Skegness house sleeps 15

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
LUXURY spacious holiday home with sea views and direct access to the beach, large paved drive for off street car parking, seperate self contained granny flat, full sized snooker / games room, large patio area with long gardens stretching down to the adventure play area  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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from £290 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Manor View Cottage - North Luffenham house sleeps 7

Rutland / North Luffenham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Newly redecorated and reburbished, this beautiful period cottage set in the pretty village of North Luffenham can sleep up to 7 persons. North Luffenham is an attractive village and is a great central spot for viewing all that Rutland has to offer.Manor View Cottage is  …see more

from £135 / night

£475 - £510 / week

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from £135 / night

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Ardeche / Saint-Paul-le-Jeune

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Levens

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £43 / night

£240 / week

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from £43 / night

(36) Excellent 

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The Mill House - Lee house sleeps 10

Devon / Lee

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
The Mill House is an amazing period holiday home standing right on the water's edge of Lee Bay. The sea borders the property on two sides, so in the summer you can sit out on the terrace overlooking the bay and enjoy a drink, barbecue and the fabulous sunsets. In t  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £2750 / week

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from £250 / night

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1 Bedroomed House with garden in Paddock Wood - Tonbridge house sleeps 2

Kent / Tonbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
A 1 bedroomed house near the centre of Paddock Wood walking distant (150m) to the mainline train station to London and the coast. Ideally situated to visit the stunning countryside of Kent and everything it has to offer.The property has 1 double bedroom with double be  …see more

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(14) Excellent 

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Fernside Cottage - Thornton-in-Craven house sleeps 2

Skipton / Thornton-in-Craven

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Fernside cottage is proud to announce we have been awarded the 4 star Gold rating for the excellence of the cottage & what it contains. This is a high standard award from Quality in Tourism and means you can be assured of a wonderful cottage to visit. Situated in a quie  …see more

from £70 / night

£330 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Reggio Calabria / Gioia Tauro

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Moonlight Drive Whitsundays - Jubilee Pocket house sleeps 10

Airlie Beach / Jubilee Pocket

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Please note prices quoted are for 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at $35 per person per night. Please feel free to contact me for a quote. Air-conditioned open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms with optional dining on outdoor deck. Master Room has Queen  …see more

from £127 / night

£886 - £1147 / week

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from £127 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Paradis Villa - C4 - Ko Kho Khao house sleeps 6

Phang Nga Province / Ko Kho Khao

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
C4 is one of 30 villas in a privately owned resort right at the Thung Tuek beach at the pristine west coast of Koh Kho Khao. The houses are owned by ordinary people who have invested in a holiday home, and the resort is run by a company owned by the house owners. The ow  …see more

from £31 / night

£186 - £846 / week

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from £31 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Flora8 Blankenberge - Blankenberge house sleeps 6

West Flanders Province / Blankenberge

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Minimum stay is 3 nights ! Flora8 is a luxury holiday house for 6 persons with a beautiful private and closed garden and a private garage. This brand new house is situated near the station of Blankenberge and only minutes walking from the see shore.The pedestrian shoppi  …see more

from £64 / night

£441 - £646 / week

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from £64 / night

(6) Excellent 

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19 Cahermore Holiday Village, Enniscrone - Enniscrone house sleeps 6

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Cahermore Holiday Village - Within 5 minutes walk of the wonderful village & beach in Enniscrone, 23 miles from Sligo town and 8 miles from Ballina, this spacious,well equipped & decorative holiday home is in pristine condition & truly the ideal location to enjoy the lo  …see more

from £77 / night

£406 - £663 / week

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from £77 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Malachi Luxury Apartment - Coleraine house sleeps 6

County Londonderry / Coleraine

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
This large self catering apartment (1260 sq ft ) has 3 bedrooms one en-suite and sleeps six with Super king, King and two Single beds, all deep mattresses for your comfort. It is on the Atlantic Road Coleraine and has all the modern touches you would expect in a luxury  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Vrisi Villa and Apartments - Pitsidia house sleeps 7

Heraklion Prefecture / Pitsidia

3 7 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Vrisi Apartments and Villa is located in the traditional village of Pitsidia. It boasts an outdoor shared pool with sunbeds and air-conditioned Apartments with a fully equipped kitchen and fridge!Simply furnished, each of the studios and apartments include a table for d  …see more

from £77 / night

£479 / week

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from £77 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kittiwake House - St Monans house sleeps 7

Fife / St Monans

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
St. Monans (or St. Monance ) is in Fife in Scotland and lies between Pittenweem and Elie. Anstruther, Crail and St. Andrews are not far away.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"We are extremely proud  …see more

from £75 / night

£485 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

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Province of Latina / Pontinia

4 1 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bay View Cottage, Port Erin, Isle of Man - Port Erin house sleeps 4

Isle of Man / Port Erin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Bay View Cottage is 4 star, gold award accommodation. It is in a wonderful location opposite Port Erin beach, with breathtaking views of Bradda Head and stunning sunsets. The property has been renovated throughout to extremely high standards. A sun lounge has been creat  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

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Province of Cuneo / San Damiano Macra

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £26 / night

£342 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Desert Adventures Homestay Bhuj Kutch - Bhuj house sleeps 2

Gujarat / Bhuj

2 2 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Child friendly ;
[Please note the 1 room at our homestay is suitable for a maximum of 2 guests]While you are travelling in Kutch region, western India, especially Rann of Kutch, staying in Bhuj would be most convenient to you as it is located in the middle. (north-desert, south-Arabian  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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