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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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Islands of Sicily / Lampedusa

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £50 / night

£348 - £783 / week

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from £50 / night

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Townhouse accommodation in Fornalutx

Majorca / Fornalutx

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £95 / night

£595 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean and comfortable, spacious” Our only complaint is the bed in the master bedroom was too hard and low as we are a older couple but apart from that it was a lovely holiday home  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town holiday townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh” We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment  …see more

from £50 / night

£281 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

23

Italian Riviera / Civezza

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£261 - £409 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to stay” We stayed here the beginning of July and were very impressed with the townhouse,. It was clean and tidy and the location was ideal. There was a small front garden and a bigger back garden which were both very private.and ideal f  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £440 / week

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from £46 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday townhouse in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Roger's70” Exciting house to explore, especially for the kids. Everything you need is there for a break. Only problem is having to vacate by 10am,11am more realistic when 12 of you.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1200 - £1800 / week

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from £250 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Zambrone

Province of Vibo Valentia / Zambrone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£279 - £435 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Excellent 

10

Province of Perugia / Gubbio

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superb!” We had a truly perfect stay at La Maison Breuil. Pippa and her husband were fantastic to deal with before, during and after our stay. The house and pool were fantastic and well equipped. Most importantly for the teenage the girls the Wi-Fi wa  …see more

from £131 / night

£518 - £2214 / week

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from £131 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Elysia Park

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!!” From enquiring to booking this property Karen was so helpful and replied answering any questions I had very quickly, when booked we got all the useful information we needed through email from Karen also. We've just returned from this perfec  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £500 / week

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from £39 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Stornoway

Isle of Lewis / Stornoway

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£500 - £1025 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

45

Kissimmee holiday townhouse rental

Central Florida / Kissimmee

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Very Good 

25

Province of Rimini / Bellaria-Igea Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £35 / night

£218 - £522 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Corralejo holiday townhouse rental

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Apartment” We have recently returned from a weeks stay at Casanova, we had an amazing week there, the apartment is spacious and very clean. Our children loved being in the pool, the complex was lovely and quiet at night and also first thing  …see more

from £87 / night

£536 - £834 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Lake Como / Bellagio

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £105 / night

£731 / week

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from £105 / night

(40) Excellent 

20

Valletta holiday townhouse rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Stunning.” I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. The view from the terrace is great, especi  …see more

from £127 / night

£953 - £1405 / week

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from £127 / night

(20) Excellent 

20

Townhouse rental in Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Could not recommend highly enough. Infact that's pretty much all I've been doing since we stayed here! Despite reading that it's bigger than it looks I was still shocked by how big it actually was! Clean and tidy, all the amenities you could need  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse letting

Mojacar / Mojacar Playa

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Excellent accommodation and well equipped. Really lovely location and close to beach front and restaurants. Definitely recommend this apartment  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £545 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Torquay holiday townhouse rental

Victoria / Torquay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £93 / night

£737 - £1350 / week

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from £93 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“HOME from HOME” Myself, my husband our teenager and 2 under 6 years stayed at the pad for 2 weeks. It was brilliant, I normally find family holidays slightly stressful. But the pad was like home from home. It has everything you would have at home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £685 / week

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from £50 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Berwick upon Tweed

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“FIVE STAR ACCOMODATION” The perfect location to visit the many gems of the North Humberland coastline. What a simply stunning townhouse, and spotless ! The quality of the furnishings and bedding was second to none, with attention to detail using c  …see more

from £115 / night

£520 - £1150 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Olhao

Faro District / Olhao

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £85 / night

£475 - £665 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Pezenas

Herault / Pezenas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“I'd happily spend a few months or years here” I absolutely love this house - this was my second visit and it really does feel like a home from home, snuck away in a quiet mediaeval street just steps away from the town centre. For me the icing on the c  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £775 / week

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from £71 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday townhouse rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Tower Bridge

1 10 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...). Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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(4) Very Good 

13

Bologna / Central Bologna

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £69 / night

£481 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Excellent 

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San Siro / Mastena

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£348 - £522 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Praia del Rey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £99 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Port de Soller

Soller / Port de Soller

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“what a view” lovely comfortable appartment . Excellent position near ton shops restaurants. view from balcony was wonderful  …see more

from £95 / night

£560 - £1217 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed with our 3 children for a week and the house is absolutely wonderful, I can find no fault at all, it was absolutely spotless and had everything to entertain our children from a Wii to DVDs, everything you need for self ca  …see more

from £40 / night

£195 - £305 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Varese / Taino

2 5 1 night min

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

from £79 / night

£435 - £800 / week

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from £79 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portrush

Portrush / West Strand

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£595 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pisa / Marina di Pisa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £41 / night

£348 / week

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from £41 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Merimbula

New South Wales / Merimbula

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A fantastic holiday home in an idylic setting with all needs considered” Imagine a 2 week holiday with in-laws, parents, adult children, partners AND grandchildren. Sounds like a disaster? No, not at all! We ALL had the best holiday. The location, nea  …see more

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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from £135 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Los Olivos, Mijas Golf

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool

from £36 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £36 / night

(53) Excellent 

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South Cliff holiday townhouse rental

Scarborough / South Cliff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house” Wonderful location. Close to town centre and sea front. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. We had children varying from quite young to teenagers, but there was plenty of rooms for everyone to have their own space. The owner wa  …see more

from £220 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £220 / night

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