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Luxury with Sea Views - Rijeka apartment sleeps 5

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Rijeka

3 5 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
The Space100 qm, 3 separate walk-in living room / bedroom ,big covered teracce with sea view, a fully equipped kitchen(dishwasher), a hall, bathroom with shower,toilet,washing machine,dryer and towels. Linens, TV-SAT, DVD player and free internet access with Wi-Fi is av  …see more

from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Very Good 

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The Old Sweetie Shop,cottage in village location,

Maybole / Crosshill

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A self-contained, pet friendly holiday apartment: • One bedroom, with ensuite shower room and toilet • Open plan lounge and kitchen area with bed settee • Cottage now has private decked area to the rear. Located in the small village of Crosshill, a remote vi  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

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Maagevej - Nykobing Sjaelland farmhouse sleeps 15

Odsherred Municipality / Nykobing Sjaelland

7 15 3 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.9 km; Child friendly ;
The house, dating back to 1777 (2600 sq.ft) , is tranquilly situated  in woodland in North West Sjaeland  and close to some of the best blue flag beaches in Denmark. They stretch for miles and even in the high season one can always find a quiet spot in the dunes.  Th  …see more

from £161 / night

£963 / week

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from £161 / night

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(29) Excellent 

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The Bothy, 2-level stone studio & private hot tub!

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Bothy was once-upon-a-time just a workers stone hut. Now it is a chocolate box hideaway with: Wood fired hot tub exclusively for you; Luxury heated bathroom on the lower level (freestanding bath sound fun?); Cute centrally heated living space and super comfy bed on  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Modern Apartment Close to Nantwich Town Centre

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Newhaven Court is a comfortable and relaxing home to explore Cheshire, North Wales and the Peak District. It is a 5 minute walk to the local Morrisons supermarket and Nantwich town centre, wherein you can peruse the local boutiques and recharge at one of the tea or coff  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

(43) Excellent 

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2 The Stackyard Kingsbarns - 2 Bedroom Cottage

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Property extensively upgraded February / March 2015. New Kitchen, Woodburner, Furniture & oak floor.This is a beautiful little cottage in the picturesque village of Kingsbarns. The property is ideal for a family holiday or equally would make a great base for golfers wis  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £96 / night

£427 / week

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from £96 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Red Lion Cottage Blockley - Blockley cottage sleeps 4

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Red Lion Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed property and one of the most perfectly located cottages in the Cotswolds, situated on a quiet lane overlooking the surrounding countryside. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is in the heart of historic Blockley  …see more

from £90 / night

£665 - £1100 / week

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from £90 / night

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Chiusdino / Ciciano

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £70 / night

£609 / week

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from £70 / night

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Zlata A2+1 - Porec apartment sleeps 3

Istria / Porec

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
The apartment A2+1 is on the ground floor of the house. The capacity of the app. is 2-3 persons, with one spacious room with double bed, couch which can be used as extra bed and TV. The kitchen is equipped with kitchen appliances. From the app. you can exit to the terra  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 / week

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from £28 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cotswolds. Malthouse Cottage. Romantic & peaceful

Chippenham / Kington St Michael

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This season visit the setting for the new TV series Dr. Thorne at Lacock; photograph carpets of bluebells at Clatford Wonderful romantic stone cottage in a quaint old Cotswold village, nestling off the high street with private parking and sunny garden. Beamed ceiling an  …see more

from £92 / night

£420 - £537 / week

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from £92 / night

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Apartman Nea - Brzac apartment sleeps 3

Krk Island / Brzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

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Landes / Eugenie Les Bains

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £31 / night

£144 / week

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from £31 / night

(152) Excellent 

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Godremamog Mill - Boncath gite sleeps 16

Pembrokeshire / Boncath

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Godremamog watermill offers a fantastic way to get away from it all in a beautiful secluded valley. It's wheel has been in place since 1885. Its four apartments each sleep 4, allowing lots of flexibility from couples to parties of 16 (sorry, no stags). Please go  …see more

from £263 / night

£1680 - £3000 / week

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from £263 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Lovejoy Cottage Embsay Skipton - Embsay cottage sleeps 2

North Yorkshire / Embsay

2 2 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Sleeps 2 ideally - Rates are shown for the cottage for 2 people in the Master Bed, however an extra flat charge is made to make up a single bed in the second bedroom when booked as 2 or when used as 3 or a double for 4 total ocupancy. We do not recommend 4 occupancy, bu  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Marine House - Ko Yao Noi house sleeps 4

Phang Nga Province / Ko Yao Noi

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Live in your private home built on stilts in the ocean facing the sun set. Built in the local Thai style with all the western amenities. Ideal for families, couples or singles. For up to people. On the island Koh Yao Noi in the fisher village Laimsaide right on the occe  …see more

from £94 / night

£562 / week

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from £94 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Aix-la-Fayette

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Not suitable for children;
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from £56 / night

£392 / week

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from £56 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Grand Sonnenberg - Grachtengordel apartment sleeps 8

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 27 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
For a precise quote always send an enquiry, rates here are indicative. Sonnenberg Canal Apartment Amsterdam is located on the Herengracht canal, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Surrounded by the famous nine-streets, these historic canal apartments were built in 16  …see more

from £207 / night

£1532 - £2742 / week

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from £207 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Kaufungen

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £66 / night

£392 / week

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from £66 / night

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Landes / Tarnos

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £118 / night

£827 / week

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from £118 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Beautiful Luxury 1 BDRM Condo - St James - Montego Bay condo sleeps 3

Montego Bay / St James, Montego Bay

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.6 km; Swimming pool;
WELL APPOINTED LUXURY 1BEDROOM APARTMENT ON JAMAICA'S GOLD COAST, ROSE HALL IS WITHIN 5 MINUTES FROM MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT. AMENITES INCL GRANITE COUNTER TOPS IN KITCHEN & BATHROOMS, BREATHTAKING VIEW FROM BALCONIES OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA/POOL AREA, OTHER ON PROPER  …see more

from £96 / night

£668 / week

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from £96 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Lovely High Street Cotswolds Cottage - Moreton-in-Marsh cottage sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
The grade II listed cottage dates from around the early 17th century and many of the original features remain intact today. It has a large and welcoming open fire in the living room and exposed beams throughout the ground floor. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dini  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 - £750 / week

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from £99 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Oakleaves - West Mersea apartment sleeps 2

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Oakleaves is a very comfortable self-contained annex within the owner's home in a quiet leafy road leading down to the sea. The self-catering accommodation has its own drive and is accessed through its own front door into a porch and hallway. The large bedroom, with e  …see more

from £55 / night

£330 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Paddlers - Bexhill-on-Sea apartment sleeps 4

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vendee / Notre Dame de Monts

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £66 / night

£305 - £540 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

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The Barn (BARN) - Puncknowle cottage sleeps 4

Dorset / Puncknowle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Barn is a characterful conversion dating back over 100 years and just renovated to provide a comfortable and modern holiday cottage. Located next to the owner's house, the cottage has its own entrance and enclosed patio garden. Surrounded by the rolling hills o  …see more

from £48 / night

£335 - £691 / week

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from £48 / night

(31) Excellent 

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The Whitehouse Apartment - Central Bath apartment sleeps 4

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Within walking distance of Bath city centre and with the added benefit of x 2 allocated on-site guest parking spaces, free hi-speed internet and multi channel Sky Tv. Forming part of the main house built in 1820, this recently renovated ground floor self contained gard  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £1030 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Jenny Wren Cottage - Middleham cottage sleeps 2

Leyburn / Middleham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jenny Wren is a charming one bedroom traditional stone cottage. It is situated in a quiet lane leading to the church near the centre of Middleham, the childhood home of King Richard 111. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting the town's inns, restaurants and sh  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Little Roost at Uplyme - Uplyme cottage sleeps 2

Lyme Regis / Uplyme

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
A newly-refurbished, one bed self-catering cottage - ideal for two - lovely rural retreat location but only one mile from Lyme Regis town and the Jurassic coast. Walk to local pub 10 mins, 5 miin drive into Lyme Regis town or country footpath to beach in 20 minutes. Li  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(34) Very Good 

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48 Eversfield Place - St Leonards on Sea apartment sleeps 4

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
This 1st floor apartment is located on the seafront directly opposite the beach & within easy walking distance of both Hastings & St Leonards town centers, & mainline train stations. Beautiful contemporary decor with large light airy living area & balcony overlooking th  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Samhach Holiday Apartment - Loch Ness apartment sleeps 4

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Whether you are looking for time on your own, a romantic getaway, a week-end away or a family holiday Samhach is the perfect Holiday Let for you. Samhach has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2015, we are one of the first holiday lets to achiev  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cysgod Bach Cottage for 2 - Llanfor cottage sleeps 2

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children;
Cysgod Bach is situated in the sleepy village of Llanfor, just one mile out of the town of Bala within the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. We are ideally situated for an activity break or for touring the National Park. Bala is steeped in Welsh history and culture an  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Bentley Cottage - Brockenhurst cottage sleeps 7

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 14 km; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L  …see more

from £120 / night

£693 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

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Province of Pavia / Spessa

3 2 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £74 / night

£435 / week

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from £74 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Bar Tra Cottage - Lahinch cottage sleeps 6

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Cottage Restoration with wonderful views of Liscannor Bay. Secluded and tranquil setting yet only 5 mins drive from Lahinch. Very high specification with all modern amenities. Wood burning stove. Very comfortable house. Ample safe parking. One Acre site. Newly restored  …see more

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Lavender Blue Cottage - Melrose cottage sleeps 4

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Lavender Blue is a lovely detached cottage with private parking and enclosed garden right in the centre of Melrose and within 2 minutes walking distance from shops, cafes and bars. The River Tweed is a five minute walk with many historic abbeys, homes and areas of inte  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £625 / week

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from £80 / night

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Province of South Tyrol / Campo Tures

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Drumfaskey Cottage Cushendun The Glens of Antrim

County Antrim / Cushendun

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
A splendid two storey, three bedroom cottage nestling in the hollow of the hill, situated four miles from the pretty seaside village of Cushendun. From inside and out, the cottage enjoys spectacular views of the glen.Great base for anyone who wants to be surrounded by a  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bumpkin - West Mersea house sleeps 6

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The house has a contemporary interior with many modern luxuries to provide a comfortable stay. Ideal for families , lots of walking, sailing, fishing and beaches for a great holiday. The property has four single beds and one double and sleeps 6.Amongst the famous seafoo  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Jobs Mill Cottage - Warminster house sleeps 6

Wiltshire / Warminster

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Jobs Mill cottage is situated next to an !8th century converted listed water Mill. The views from the windows are of the Mill, it's NGS garden and the river Wylye which flows through the garden. The cottage has been refurbished. Downstairs there is large kitchen, s  …see more

from £170 / night

£800 - £1200 / week

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from £170 / night

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