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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.



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(17) Excellent 

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The Freeth with Indoor Swimming Pool - Bromyard house sleeps 18

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautiful house with private indoor swimming pool.Set in the most idyllic rural location with views across glorious, unspoilt Herefordshire countryside, The Freeth is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of friends and family. The house is beautiful  …see more

from £1000 / night

£4500 - £6500 / week

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from £1000 / night

(4) Very Good 

26

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

Attleborough / Great Ellingham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

(6) Excellent 

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Secluded villa with private indoor & outdoor pool - Collepepe villa sleeps 26

Province of Perugia / Collepepe

10 26 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The house is situated around 5 kms from Collepepe where you can find the necessary shops. From the property you are, by car, in 10 minutes on the motorway E45 Terni-Perugia. The property has in total 10 bedrooms (for a maximum of 22 bed places + 2 double sofa beds). I  …see more

from £432 / night

£2656 - £3604 / week

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from £432 / night

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(3) Very Good 

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Caravan Hire Grannies Heilan Hame Dornoch - Embo caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Scottish Highlands / Embo

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

£455 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Good 

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NICE HOUSE NEAR SEVILLE - Espartinas chalet sleeps 5

Province of Seville / Espartinas

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
It's a Semi-Detached house situated in Espartinas, a village 12 km from Seville. It is in a very quiet area, the house has a garden and private pool and parking. The house is fully renovated and has all the comforts to spend a few days exploring the city and the regio  …see more

from £48 / night

£324 - £578 / week

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from £48 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Luxury 6 Bed 6 Bath Villa - Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club villa sleeps 12

Benahavis / Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury Villa situated in the beautiful gated community of Monte Mayor affording views over the sea and across to Africa. Completely private and not overlooked the property is fully equipped with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, steam room and sauna, games room/gy  …see more

from £325 / night

£2100 - £4600 / week

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from £325 / night

(32) Excellent 

23

Tumbles Lodge - Bude cottage sleeps 14

Cornwall / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Enjoying wonderful views across the surrounding countryside, this magnificent thatched cottage stands detached within its own delightful enclosed gardens, which include a large sun terrace in which to relax and admire the views. As well as an adjoining paddock, there is  …see more

from £240 / night

£1400 - £3600 / week

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from £240 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

North Rhine-Westphalia / Much

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £117 / night

£246 - £1061 / week

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from £117 / night

(16) Very Good 

21

Summer Lodge - Weymouth house sleeps 10

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Summer Lodge is located a short car ride from Weymouths safe, sandy, lifguarded, beach complete with many restaurants and family attractions. Portland, Chesil Beach, West Bay, Lulworth cove,Corfe Castle, and Swanage are a few places in the surounding area.Summer lodge  …see more

from £332 / night

£1490 - £3300 / week

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from £332 / night

(83) Excellent 

32

The Retreat - private heated indoor pool & sauna - Upper Sapey cottage sleeps 4

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 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

(53) Excellent 

20

Beechwood House Cambridge - Fulbourn house sleeps 10

Cambridge / Fulbourn

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beechwood House is a magnificent period home dating back to the late eighteen hundreds providing a wonderful example of spacious Victorian grandeur. Peacefully situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Fulbourn, it is conveniently located just five miles from  …see more

from £350 / night

£2450 - £3750 / week

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from £350 / night

(11) Very Good 

15

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

Swanage / Swanage Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

(1) Excellent 

24

Villa D'Alisha - Blue Bay villa sleeps 8

Grand Port District / Blue Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
New build detached 4 bedroom villa with sheltered pool. Within walking distance to Blue Bay beach. It is located in a private and high class residential. Modern and tastefully decorated with high spec burglary alarm and monitoring. The property has been furnished and  …see more

from £78 / night

£518 - £1423 / week

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from £78 / night

15

Pelham House - Bishops Stortford house sleeps 14

Hertfordshire / Bishops Stortford

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Pelham House is a substantial modern country house with an internal area of over 7,000 square foot; the property is set in four acres of private grounds and gardens in a quiet but convenient location in East Hertfordshire with close links to London. The 7-bedroomed prop  …see more

from £1199 / night

£6995 - £9995 / week

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from £1199 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Vendee / Chateauneuf

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £388 / night

£1638 / week

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from £388 / night

25

BARRA OCEAN PENTHOUSE - Barra da Tijuca apartment sleeps 2

Rio de Janeiro / Barra da Tijuca

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury duplex apartment, everything brand new, all furnished, wireless internet, air conditioning, microwave, king size bed, TV 50 ", terrace with pool and barbecue. Middle of the hottest beach in Rio. One of the best condos in Barra da Tijuca. Spectacular set of p  …see more

from £104 / night

£722 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Florida / Citrus Ridge

3 10 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £77 / night

£462 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Villa 14 - Lampertheim house sleeps 10

Strasbourg / Lampertheim

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A very agreeable home, lots of light, huge sliding glass doors, indoor swimming pool which opens to terrace and feels like outdoor in the summer.Fruit trees, Finnish Hut in yard with BBQ, basement equipped with drums and guitars for future groupies!!In ten minutes you&#  …see more

from £277 / night

£1940 - £2156 / week

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from £277 / night

(6) Very Good 

29

Phu Quoc Private villa - Phu Quoc Island villa sleeps 6

Kien Giang Province / Phu Quoc Island

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
2 Villas with private swimming pool 160 m2 inside and 150 m2 of terrace with pergola all together 310 m2 of leaving area, located in a park of 4000 m2 directly in the national park and at 4 km of one of the most beautifull beach of the island (Ong Lang Beach).6 km of t  …see more

from £87 / night

£432 - £690 / week

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from £87 / night

12

Pennybridge House - Wadhurst manor house sleeps 14

East Sussex / Wadhurst

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Sleeps 14-16 * Heated Indoor Swimming Pool * Sauna * Tennis Court * Billiard Room * Hot Tub * Gym * Steam Room * Terrace The perfect accommodation for a luxurious family reunion, an extra special birthday celebration or to extend your wonderful wedding celebrations lon  …see more

from £1795 / night

£5995 - £9995 / week

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from £1795 / night

(11) Very Good 

31

Blue Bell House - NEW FOR 2015! - Epping Green house sleeps 7

Epping / Epping Green

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury three bedroom house with amazing facilities in a fantastic quiet forest location just 25 minutes from London by tube. Bluebell house is well equipped for all your holiday requirements, so much so that you may never want to leave the house! you can enjoy the heate  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Very Good 

23

Province of Ancona / Numana

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £220 / night

£1539 / week

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from £220 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Forest Retreat With Private Indoor Heated Pool - Lydbrook house sleeps 11

Forest of Dean / Lydbrook

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Mireystock House and annex offers the Ultimate Forest Holiday retreat. It is an ideal and a lovely place to unwind and share quality time with family and friends. Built as the Vicarage of Lydbrook in the 1930s, it is a handsome house offering elegant and comfortable acc  …see more

from £330 / night

£2200 - £7000 / week

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from £330 / night

(86) Excellent 

24

Hagg Hill Hall - New Tupton house sleeps 18

Chesterfield / New Tupton

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Hagg Hill House is filled with a wealth of antiques and luxurious furniture, 2 living areas with large sofas & flat screen TV's, large dining room and garden room that both easily seat 18 . The kitchen has a large table that easily seats 10, plus a large 4 oven AGA &  …see more

from £685 / night

£2750 - £4695 / week

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from £685 / night

13

DERW4 Cottage in Durham - Rowlands Gill house sleeps 6

Tyne and Wear / Rowlands Gill

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
1 OF 4 COTTAGES SET WITHIN 20 ACRES OF NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTRYSIDE OF A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL AND WEDDING VENUE WITH SHARED INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA This stunning selection of restored terraced cottages finished to a high standard are set around this beautiful vibrant, bustlin  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £950 / week

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from £63 / night

(10) Excellent 

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MAYBREE RETREAT - Tallebudgera lodge sleeps 4

Gold Coast / Tallebudgera

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £74 / night

£500 - £812 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Haut-Rhin / Soultzmatt

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £147 / night

£1026 / week

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from £147 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Haut-Rhin / Soultzmatt

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

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Camerota / Marina di Camerota

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £31 / night

£216 - £854 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Great country house near Lisbon holds 8, Pool/BBQ - Serra da Arrabida villa sleeps 8

Azeitao / Serra da Arrabida

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a substantial family house in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Arrabida National Park,the beaches are 20 minutes away by car, and convenient for shopping. Lisbon is half an hour's drive away. WI-Fi Internet and Interactional TV Cabe, The beaches are 20 min  …see more

from £95 / night

£1121 - £1363 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Combourg / Longaulnay

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £132 / night

£453 - £595 / week

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from £132 / night

(3) Excellent 

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CASA FERREL Private villa with outdoor/indoor pool - Lagos villa sleeps 16

Faro District / Lagos

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
One of the Algarve's most prestigious properties, Casa Ferrel is a beautiful and luxurious eight / nine bedroom villa which was completed to the highest of standards in June 2007 and provides unparalleled, secluded accommodation, making Casa Ferrel the idyllic loca  …see more

from £500 / night

£3000 - £6000 / week

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from £500 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Villa Graca - Praia Grande villa sleeps 12

Sintra / Praia Grande

5 12 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
A magnificent 5 bedroom deluxe villa, the sea at your doorstep. The villa has immense areas, perfect to accommodate large groups. Big families will enjoy the extra-large swimming pool and the indoor pool as well as the glass enclosed bar/snooker area which is a wonderfu  …see more

from £242 / night

£1414 - £3518 / week

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from £242 / night

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Romantic & Upscale Garden Villa with Plunge Pool - Nevis house sleeps 3

St. Kitts and Nevis / Nevis

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 £97 / night

£615 - £884 / week

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from £97 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bunker's Barn Cottage - Lackford cottage sleeps 2

Bury St Edmunds / Lackford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Rural, King Size, En suite and use of Private Heated Indoor Swimming Pool. Bunker’s Barn Cottage set in a quiet location has magnificent views overlooking fields and forest land. Surrounded by open countryside, it is a bird watchers’, walkers, cyclists and nature l  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Muchedent

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£225 - £440 / week

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from £95 / night

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LUXURY 5* apt. 50m from the beach! - Herzliya Pituach apartment sleeps 4

Ramat Hasharon / Herzliya Pituach

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The SpaceThis is a beautiful two bedroom apartment in a modern new building. The building has a very nice gym, pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as common outdoor space with sun chairs and lawn. There is also a 24 hour doorman, and video surveillance in the building comm  …see more

from £138 / night

£923 / week

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from £138 / night

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The Beach House, Berck-sur-Mer, near Le Touquet - Le Touquet – Paris-Plage villa sleeps 10

Pas-de-Calais / Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The Beach House is a high quality holiday villa (or gite) located in the heart of Berck-sur-Mer, a seaside town in the Pas-de-Calais region on the Opal Coast, less than an hour’s drive from the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports. The house itself is situated just a shor  …see more

from £238 / night

£1250 - £1682 / week

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from £238 / night

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Tulia Villa - Bofa Beach villa sleeps 8

Kilifi / Bofa Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
The rooms are decorated in a graceful mix of contemporary and swahili design with large windows and doors to allow the the ocean breeze and natural sunlight. All beds are carved with 4 posters giving each room its individual theme. All bedrooms open to the large priva  …see more

from £154 / night

£924 / week

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from £154 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Warren Spa - Sutton Weaver villa sleeps 10

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Everything you could ever wish for all under one roof. From the minute you arrive you will be greeted with a smile and taken on a tour to explain how everything operates and explained whats in the area The house has been designed and themed around offering complete rel  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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