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The Palms Kamala - Kamala apartment sleeps 5

Kathu / Kamala

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment includes master bedroom with king sized bed, safe and en suite bathroom with bath tub. Second bedroom with bunkbeds and single bed. TV in both bedrooms. Separate shower room with wc. Luxury bedding and towels are included. Fully equipped modern kitchen wit  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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The Old Cowshed-Pembs Coast National Park - Dale barn sleeps 6

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to The Old Cowshed The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula down a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crow  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £1025 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Viewpoint - Barnsley apartment sleeps 6

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This fully refurbished apartment is situated in the peaceful village of Silkstone Common next to the Dove Valley trail and Throstlenest Equestrian Centre. Set in a quiet corner on the edge of a lovely village with great access to the Trans Pennine Trail, the Peak Dist  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

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(60) Excellent 

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Seafront Corner Apartment - Valletta apartment sleeps 2

Island of Malta / Valletta

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The VIEW, there is nothing but sea view from every room. Sit back, have a glass of wine and watch the sunset as the ferry boat crosses the harbour....(just have a look at the photos of the property and the view from the balcony, pictures speak for themselves)Perched on  …see more

from £74 / night

£453 - £653 / week

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from £74 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Docks Duplex Penthouse Apartment, waterside views - Gloucester apartment sleeps 4

Cotswolds / Gloucester

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 83 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
VISITED BY Holiday Lettings - FREE - ONSITE Secure car Parking for one car, - Then 30 second walk to the LIFT - EASY ACCESS to/from Motorways - Train & Bus Station 12 Mins walk, TWO DOUBLE bedrooms with views of the main Docks Marina,Master bedroom and Main Bathroo  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(60) Excellent 

22

Ings - Threlkeld farmhouse sleeps 9

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property  …see more

from £101 / night

£505 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Luxury 2 bedroom apartment in North West London - Ruislip apartment sleeps 5

Greater London / Ruislip

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This Apartment is very close to town centre, bus station, tube station, local park, Ruislip Station is only 50 yards away & Ruislip Hospital.M25 & M1 are near so it's easy access to Heathrow airport, Luton airport and London itself.London Euston is just 35  …see more

from £99 / night

£649 - £789 / week

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from £99 / night

(62) Excellent 

39

Lough Erne Resort Enniskillen Ireland U.K. - Lough Erne Golf Resort house sleeps 6

Enniskillen / Lough Erne Golf Resort

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WI FI - Luxurious 5* Self Catering Villa within the grounds of 5* Lough Erne Golf Resort in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands in Ireland. Prime location as closest lodge to Hotel Reception - 3 minute walk. Recently refurbished & repainted. One of the larges  …see more

from £165 / night

£795 - £895 / week

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from £165 / night

(28) Excellent 

28

Churchview - Topsham apartment sleeps 4

Exeter / Topsham

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Churchview is a newly refurbished Georgian Grade II listed first floor 2 bed holiday apartment sleeping 4 people. It is set in the heart of the historical town of Topsham Devon. The apartment offers a great standard of accommodation being equipped with new and modern fa  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £629 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Derbies Cottage - East Malling cottage sleeps 2

West Malling / East Malling

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Delightful 1 bedroom cottage with lovely rural views located amongst orchards near the picturesque village of West Malling. The tastefully decorated accommodation includes ground floor open plan kitchen, sitting room / dining area, hall and cloakroom. Stairs to f  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

28

Cotswolds. Malthouse Cottage. Romantic & peaceful - Kington St Michael cottage sleeps 2

Chippenham / Kington St Michael

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
This season visit the wonderful Autumn colours of westonbirt arboretum . Beautiful lacock , has much to offer . With its busy calender. Bath food markets and Jane Austen events this month. Visit the gardens at Highgrove home to the prince of Wales. The festival of ligh  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £537 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Four Season Camp House on the - Concord house sleeps 2

Massachusetts / Concord

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • 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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from £10 / night

(37) Excellent 

25

Stella Cottage, Pinewood - Blairgowrie cottage sleeps 5

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stella cottage is a luxury self catering villa located in the heart of scenic Perthshire, Scotland. Its peaceful location on the edge of the town of Blairgowrie, offers a secluded garden and parking area.Stella Cottage is fully furnished to an exceptionally comfortable  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Lower Trevorgus Estate - St Merryn house sleeps 14

Padstow / St Merryn

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A Georgian country house and cottage, located in a tranquil rural setting within walking distance from the village of St Merryn and a short drive from the famous Seven Bays of the North Cornwall Coast. The property is a great base for fabulous coastal walks and enjoying  …see more

from £200 / night

£1150 - £3310 / week

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from £200 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Sea Gem - Mawgan Porth house sleeps 4

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Sea Gem is a fabulous holiday house, extended and fully refitted to the highest standards. Sitting in an enviable position right on the dunes of Mawgan Porth and with direct access to the famous sandy beach, Sea Gem offers a truly luxurious holiday experience. Configure  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £1099 / week

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from £99 / night

(20) Very Good 

91

Ses Feises - Ibiza Town apartment sleeps 8

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Big apartment in Ibiza, along promenade, marina and Pacha. Excellent apartment with luxury finishes. The housing has a living space of 114 m² + 33 m² open terrace overlooking the harbor and Ibiza (Dalt Vila). Very sunny with its Southeast orientation. The kitchen prov  …see more

from £130 / night

£869 - £1217 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

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The Cowshed - Dulverton cottage sleeps 4

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Once a farm building, the Cowshed is now a delightful, all-year-round, 2 bedroom holiday home providing spacious accommodation for 4 in a tranquil setting 2 miles from Dulverton. At an elevation of 1000 ft asl it affords lovely views over the Barle Valley and to Dartmoo  …see more

from £50 / night

£308 - £574 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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The Firs Garden Apartment - Ilkley house sleeps 2

West Yorkshire / Ilkley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
The Firs Garden Apartment forms the lower ground floor of a beautiful, Victorian, detached villa. It is self-contained with its own entrance and parking. The apartment's large, private garden sets it back from the main road. The apartment is tastefully decorated to a h  …see more

from £70 / night

£310 - £445 / week

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from £70 / night

(77) Excellent 

16

One Button Hideaway - Well cottage sleeps 2

North Yorkshire / Well

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
A Warm welcome awaits you at this lovely stone built barn conversion. Beautifully arranged to provide cosy accommodation for two people.The single storey cottage, features an open plan living area with modern kitchen, boasting original exposed beamed ceilings.Everything  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

(40) Excellent 

20

Miners cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 4

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Brand New Holiday cottage, be the first to visit!Miners Cottage is a quaint, oak beamed 18th Century cottage, in the heart of the peaceful, unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon. It is an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from the bustling market tow  …see more

from £80 / night

£600 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

7

Savoie / Albens

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(14) Excellent 

28

Mountain Beach Retreat - Khao Kalok villa sleeps 19

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Mountain Beach Retreat is a luxury well equipped modern complex with a Thai holiday ambiance, it sleeps a total of 19 including 3 camper beds for children in the villa and four cottages comprising three double + one twin bedroom in the L-shaped villa and two doubles +  …see more

from £231 / night

£1531 / week

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from £231 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Essonne / Brunoy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

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from £34 / night

£209 - £331 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Terrible 

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Province of South Tyrol / Alpe di Siusi

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £48 / night

£279 / week

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from £48 / night

(46) Very Good 

24

Garden Roomz Oman - Al-Ghubra guest house sleeps 8

Muscat / Al-Ghubra

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
We offer a unique opportunity to familiarise yourself with the traditions of Oman by staying within an Omani family. Garden Roomz are 4 unique separate apartment rooms (Green, Blue, Pink & Yellow) located in our garden. The Garden Roomz is fully furnished neighbouring a  …see more

from £124 / night

£862 / week

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from £124 / night

(23) Excellent 

22

Rose Farm, 5 Star Gold Award Stunning House - Bampton house sleeps 8

Penrith / Bampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rose Farm is a stunning 5 star, Gold award, 17th century large country house in a spectacular location with amazing views. Aga, roaring log fire and Free Wi-Fi that extends into the garden. This spacious, luxury, detached & secluded house has 4 large en-suite bedrooms  …see more

from £100 / night

£590 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Plane Castle - Airth castle sleeps 18

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor  …see more

from £700 / night

£3500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cedars - Central Tunbridge Wells - Royal Tunbridge Wells apartment sleeps 4

Kent / Royal Tunbridge Wells

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A modern loft apartment in a recently converted Sussex style house, just 5 minutes walk from the historic Pantiles and the Old High Street with its superb shopping and restaurants. For cricket lovers, its also just a 5 minute walk from the Couny Ground! The apartment is  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £85 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Shrimpers Cottage"Certificate of Excellence 2014" - Lytham cottage sleeps 4

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Shrimpers Cottage "Certificate of Excellence" 2014 Trip Advisor (4 Garlicks Cottage) Shrimpers Cottage is a pretty Lytham Cottage (Located within a row of Cottages known as Garlicks Cottages) It is finished to the highest standards. Oak floors to the ground floor  …see more

from £95 / night

£545 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Excellent 

21

Blackadder Haven - Culross apartment sleeps 4

Fife / Culross

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
A bright spacious apartment with stunning views over the river forth in the unique and historical village of Culross.Take a step back in time and visit Culross with its 17th and 18th century houses and its many historical attractions.Visit the beautiful National Trust C  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Akaroa Apartment - Akaroa apartment sleeps 2

Canterbury Region / Akaroa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Akaroa Apartment - upstairs modern Queen bedroom fully self contained apartment. With a full bathroom – fully tiled shower – and bath with views. Architecturally designed to blend well in the historic precinct. Separate bedroom, and open plan kitchen dining, living  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

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Moselle / Launstroff

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £48 / night

£305 - £366 / week

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from £48 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Bienvenue - St Margaret's Bay house sleeps 4

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(27) Very Good 

20

Waters Edge - Falmouth bungalow sleeps 6

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Waters Edge is one of the few detached water fronting homes in Falmouth. This recently refurbished bungalow enjoys spectacular views to the river, Falmouth Marina and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the far shore . You can relax in the comfortable leather swivel c  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £1905 / week

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from £95 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Farm View Cottage Cosy 17th Century Cottage for 2 - Parwich cottage sleeps 2

Peak District National Park / Parwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
One of the oldest cottages in Parwich built in limestone and containing many exposed beams. The cottage is located in a prime position on a quiet lane very close to the centre of the village just a few minutes stroll to the Sycamore Pub and Shop.Farm View Cottage was  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £440 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Le Pin Sable - Merville-Franceville-Plage villa sleeps 9

Calvados / Merville-Franceville-Plage

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
An airy and spacious villa in a calm and tranquil spot, Le Pin Sable offers both a peaceful retreat and a base to explore the historic Calvados region. The large garden is safe for toddlers and the sand pit keeps children occupied whilst mum and dad relax! Less than 5  …see more

from £10 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £10 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Santorini Holiday Villa - Exo Gonia villa sleeps 4

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic restored detached villa in the village of Exogonia, with a private plunge pool, sun terraces and fantastic sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi. The villa has 2 double bedrooms, both en suite. The property sleeps 6 (with a sofa b  …see more

from £218 / night

£1131 - £2131 / week

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from £218 / night

(3) Excellent 

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ENTIRE HOUSE WITH GARDEN CLOSE TO AIRPORT! - Pallini apartment sleeps 4

East Attica Region / Pallini

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We offer a 100sqm totally independent apartment with private large garden. It is situated in a beautiful villa very close to the airport of athens , and Rafina's port. It is fully furnished and equipped. Pets are welcome. Bike can be provided for free at will. personal  …see more

from £34 / night

£218 - £279 / week

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from £34 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Elmo - West Mersea cottage sleeps 5

Mersea Island / West Mersea

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A detached modern chalet bungalow with large kitchen, including washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, full-size fridge/freezer, dining room with patio doors to totally enclosed rear garden with furniture. Lounge with flat screen tv and dvd player,cloakroom and twin  …see more

from £62 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £62 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Number 57 - Kinsale house sleeps 7

County Cork / Kinsale

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to all  …see more

from £124 / night

£870 - £1348 / week

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