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Alabama / Orange Beach

1 bedroomSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £91 / night

£534 - £1412 / week

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from £91 / night

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Romantic & Upscale Garden Villa with Plunge Pool

St. Kitts and Nevis / Nevis

1 bedroomSleeps 32 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Description from the ownerClifton Gardens offer beautiful cottages that are a great alternative to staying in a hotel. The cottages are located close to the large selection of outdoor and indoor amenities, such as an equestrian center, RV facility, restaurants and great  …see more

from £96 / night

£610 - £878 / week

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from £96 / night

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Villa Privilege Classic with Tennis Court

Corfu / Gouvia

6 bedroomsSleeps 16Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
The island of Corfu in the northwestern corner of Greece is among the greenest and in the eyes of many, among the most beautiful island in the country. Independently owned and operated, the Privilege Villas offer travellers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay.  …see more

from £348 / night

£2942 - £6942 / week

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from £348 / night

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Province of Reggio Calabria / Catona

5 bedroomsSleeps 101 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £93 / night

£631 - £2185 / week

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from £93 / night

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42995 Log Cabin in Carnforth - Halton house sleeps 4

Lancaster / Halton

2 bedroomsSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
1 OF 4 LODGES JUST 15 MINUTES FROM THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK<br><br>Sat right next to a flourishing nature reserve these impressive contemporary homes which are all new in 2016 offer you true tranquillity. Ideally placed for walkers, adventure seekers  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £54 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vendee / Chateauneuf

5 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £379 / night

£1597 - £2353 / week

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from £379 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Costalegre / Barra de Navidad

3 bedroomsSleeps 11Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £230 / night

£1069 - £1527 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Avila / Munana

1 bedroomSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £118 / night

£589 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Oyster Reach - Cosheston cottage sleeps 4

Pembroke Dock / Cosheston

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Swimming pool;
Oyster Reach is situated on the outskirts of the village of Cosheston, an idyllic location in the Pembrokeshire National Park on the coastal path with stunning waterside views. This luxurious property is decorated to a high standard offering easy living in a contemporar  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £995 / week

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from £63 / night

(80) Excellent 

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The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 75 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

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5 bed with woodland, pool & hot tub - Great Ellingham house sleeps 10

Attleborough / Great Ellingham

5 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
A substantial detached five bedroomed house set in a rural location surrounded by farmland. Heated indoor (and detachable roof) private swimming pool, hot tub and own woodland on 1.5 acres. of land. Inglenook fire place for cosy winters. We are surrounded by a farm !  …see more

from £600 / night

£3200 - £3500 / week

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from £600 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Jurston Barn - 400 year old Luxury Holiday Home

Somerset / Wellington

6 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Jurston Barn is the perfect venue for family gatherings, celebrations, corporate off-sites or simply getting together with friends. Enjoy England awarded us a coveted Five Star Gold Award.Set in its own very private, landscaped grounds, the 400 year old Jurston Barn ha  …see more

from £299 / night

£1195 - £5450 / week

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from £299 / night

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Jersey Shore / Atlantic City

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £89 / night

£735 - £1046 / week

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from £89 / night

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California / Frazier Park

6 bedroomsSleeps 30Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £382 / night

£1985 - £3359 / week

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from £382 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Peace & Plenty - Dolphin Sands house sleeps 4

Bicheno / Dolphin Sands

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.07 km; Swimming pool;
(Winter special available! You could have up to 20% discount! It's a perfect season for the romantic get-away, especially at Peace & Plenty. A natural sun trap, the house is warm in winter. You can enjoy the drama of Great Oyster Bay from the snug comfort of the house,  …see more

from £222 / night

£1319 - £1671 / week

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from £222 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Eversleigh Lodges - Ashford lodge sleeps 4

Kent / Ashford

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Stay in our 3 star gold awarded timber lodges in a delightful woodland setting in the Heart of Kent, and use it as a great touring base for exploring Kent coast and countryside and further afield,London is within easy reach by train. Alternatively, make use of the onsi  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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No. 41 Waterside - Corton bungalow sleeps 4

Lowestoft / Corton

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
We are Jo and John Ramsey (J and J Lettings). We have 2 privately owned 2 bedroom bungalows newly fitted out to a superior finish. The bungalow has a fully equiped kitchen with microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment. The bathroom has shower over the bath.  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Purbeck Cliffs 4* Gold Apartment - Swanage Bay apartment sleeps 6

Swanage / Swanage Bay

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a very quiet , peaceful cul de sac yet only 1 mile from Swanage town centre with all its excellent local shops and restaurants and a market that takes place every Friday. The award winning blue flag beach is a safe sandy bay of approximate  …see more

from £175 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £175 / night

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KIBLB Barn in Taunton - Boxmoor house sleeps 2

Hertfordshire / Boxmoor

1 bedroomSleeps 27 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
1 OF 4 CHARMING FARM HOLIDAY PROPERTIES WITH HEATED INDOOR POOL<br><br>These properties have been developed to a very high standard and boast creature comforts such as underfloor heating on ground floors. Conveniently close to the M5 by they provide a great  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £695 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lima Region / Punta Hermosa

4 bedroomsSleeps 9Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Swimming pool;
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from £153 / night

£917 - £1375 / week

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from £153 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Ancona / Numana

4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
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from £181 / night

£1261 / week

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from £181 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Province of Puntarenas / Manuel Antonio National Park

5 bedroomsSleeps 14Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
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from £398 / night

£2787 - £9512 / week

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from £398 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Luxury Rutland House. 6 Bedrooms/Pool/Cinema room

Rutland / Uppingham

5 bedroomsSleeps 14Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Pets welcome;
AVAILABLE DATES THIRD WEEKEND IN JULY This house has been newly renovated and available for short break lets, weekend stays, HEN DO's due to its fabulous entertaining space. The stunning open plan kitchen had dining are for 14 and breakfast bar. Fully equipped kitc  …see more

from £800 / night

£5600 - £7000 / week

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from £800 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Barcelona / Vilanova i la Geltru

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
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from £126 / night

£1345 - £1792 / week

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from £126 / night

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APARTAMENTO-AVEIRO-PORTO - Furadouro apartment sleeps 6

Ovar / Furadouro

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
Apartamento, para 4 a 6 pessoas, com 2 varandas com vista para o mar.1 quarto duplo,1 quarto de casal, 1 sofá cama duplo, 1 casa-de-banho completa, 1 WC, 1 cozinha.água quente, TV Satélite/Cabo, lençóis, toalhas, aquecimento, ventilador, DVD,berço a pedido, pisc  …see more

from £93 / night

£421 - £631 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Very Good 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Much

3 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £114 / night

£240 - £1034 / week

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from £114 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Vina del Mar / Vina del Mar

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £69 / night

£481 - £695 / week

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from £69 / night

(10) Excellent 

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MAYBREE RETREAT - Tallebudgera lodge sleeps 4

Gold Coast / Tallebudgera

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool;
A Stunning Open Plan Studio Residence - with Exclusive Pool and Gym Equipment Set within our 2 Acres of Beautiful Gardens Self Catered Property Off-Road Parking Free Wi-Fi. Use of Games Consoles, Toys, Board games and BBQ Note: Suitable for 4 persons max. MAYBREE R  …see more

from £72 / night

£483 - £785 / week

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from £72 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Le Bois des Monts - Cabourg villa sleeps 10

Calvados / Cabourg

5 bedroomsSleeps 103 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Le Bois Des MontsLe Bois des Monts offers an idyllic rural holiday for all the family. Set in woodland with extensive views over the plain towards Caen the property offers plenty of space to run around with a superb indoor pool which can be opened up in sunny weather.  …see more

from £170 / night

£1000 - £1700 / week

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from £170 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Kingfisher Holiday Park - Lichfield caravan/mobile home sleeps 4

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Please note rates vary according to time of season, please contact us for a quote or latest availability.Luxury Caravan Holiday Home on a relaxing type of Holiday Park in a canal bank setting, lots of boating activity, pub, cafes & gifts shop, Nature Reserve all to  …see more

from £73 / night

£545 / week

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from £73 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Galveston Island / Galveston

1 bedroomSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £76 / night

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from £76 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Gorgeous Vacation Home on Candy Palm Road in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Paradise Palms

6 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
We invite you to enjoy our home on your next trip to Orlando. Absolutely perfect for family groups, this property features all the comforts of home and more! Book your vacation now at this beautiful pool home. Attention to every detail has been put in as we furnished an  …see more

from £168 / night

£1176 - £2191 / week

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from £168 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Caravan Hire Grannies Heilan Hame Dornoch

Scottish Highlands / Embo

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
3 Bedroom, 1 Double and 2 Twin Rooms, Sleeps 6, Bedding included (excluding linen & towels). Kitchen including fridge & freezer, Dining Area and Living Room with gas heating, Shower Room, Toilet. All crockery and cooking utensils supplied. Pet Friendly On site includ  …see more

from £50 / night

£375 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Muchedent

2 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 18 km; Swimming pool;
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from £76 / night

£219 - £421 / week

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from £76 / night

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Province of Cadiz / Barrio Nuevo

3 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

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42997 Log Cabin in Carnforth - Halton house sleeps 4

Lancaster / Halton

2 bedroomsSleeps 47 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
1 OF 4 LODGES JUST 15 MINUTES FROM THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK<br><br>Sat right next to a flourishing nature reserve these impressive contemporary homes which are all new in 2016 offer you true tranquillity. Ideally placed for walkers, adventure seekers  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £54 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Mas Saint Pierre, près de L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / Les Vigneres

1 bedroomSleeps 27 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 45 km; Swimming pool;
Located in a corner between Avignon and Apt the holy stone farmhouse in the heart of Provence. This charming Provençal farmhouse, which accommodates two adults and a child, has been restored to match the pattern. It is spacious, bright, fully-fitted and air-conditioned  …see more

from £93 / night

£580 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Flachau Ski & Summer - Flachau apartment sleeps 4

Salzburg Region / Flachau

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
The newly refurbished apartment is situated in a peaceful location 100 metres from the town centre's restaurants, parks, shops and bars and a 5 minute walk from the ski lifts. It enjoys mountain views and excellent facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, ski/  …see more

from £47 / night

£215 - £631 / week

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Mbour / Saly

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £51 / night

£353 - £824 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Finistere / Plourin

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £180 / night

£1261 - £2101 / week

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from £180 / night

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