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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Fioremar is situated in the center of Marsascala directly on the promenade, with open sea-views, private pool, indoor heated Jacuzzi and private parking. It is a minute's walk from a great variety of bars and restaurants, and all amenities. The Villa sleeps a  …see more

from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa letting

Kissimmee / Emerald Isle Kissimmee

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fully furnished and extensively equipped. Flat screen TV's with DVD players in living room and all bedrooms.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £665 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The clue is in the name… Watching the sunset is a daily ritual in Bali, and where better to watch it than at this absolute waterfront villa, which faces directly west across the gentle waters of Benoa Bay, offering a front row sun lounger view of its name  …see more

from £440 / night

£3592 - £3791 / week

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from £440 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Bellavida Resort

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for all the Orlando attractions” Belles Cove is a lovely family home and ideally located for the parks and other attractions The rooms are tastefully decorated and with the benefit of 4 bathrooms presents ideal accommodation for a large  …see more

from £105 / night

£635 - £825 / week

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from £105 / night

(107) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental” An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes from th  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Windsor Palms

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Everything you need..and more” Beautiful open plan villa, lots of room, clean, the sofas are really soft and cosy after a day at the parks. The pool was a definate hit with the kids, as was the games room. The gated community was very friendly and h  …see more

from £92 / night

£640 - £700 / week

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from £92 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Enniskillen

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
“Recommend this accommodation to anybody” Received excellent customer service from susan falkner, the accomdation was perfect for my niece's wedding so close to the Lough Erne Resort. The house was in excellent condition perfect to suit any families, I  …see more

from £165 / night

£795 - £895 / week

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from £165 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Stalisfield

Stalisfield / Stalisfield Green

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic place for a gathering of friends” The barn is just a great place for a large group to meet and enjoy. My party had flown from all over Europe to meet and we were so happy with the barn. It offered very comfortable accommodation, we liked the  …see more

from £650 / night

£3000 / week

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from £650 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Doral Woods

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Home away from home!” We thoroughly enjoyed the villa with all of its amenities. Clearly this was equipped with children in mind. Our 2, 8 and 10 year-olds found things to do for the entire stay. Naturally the pool was number one, but they found plent  …see more

from £74 / night

£470 - £1260 / week

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from £74 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Villa Vida next to Villa Elma” We had a wonderful time at Villa Vida, the new villa next door to Villa Elma. Franco was very welcoming and had worked very hard to deal with some serious fire damage next to the outside pool caused by the previous gu  …see more

from £345 / night

£2414 - £2759 / week

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from £345 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Cote d'Or / Argilly

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £216 / night

£1294 - £1966 / week

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from £216 / night

(112) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mockbeggar

New Forest / Mockbeggar

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing property in a great location” I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provided with lots  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1299 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £200 / night

£950 - £1800 / week

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from £200 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great stay beautiful accommodation” Highly recommend great friendly service welcome pack on arrival including beer, wine and chocolates very personal touches, will be staying again  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Haad Salad holiday villa rental

Ko Pha Ngan / Haad Salad

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Loved staying in Baan Chom Chan - felt like paradise” This villa is in a lovely secluded resort not far from Haad Salad beach. We found the amenities fantastic - evenings spent by the pool and watching the sunset. The day room on the mezzanine was i  …see more

from £68 / night

£395 / week

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from £68 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental with golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing” Me & my family stayed here 4 a week at the beginning of September & I can't praise everything enough!! Lodge was very clean,nice quiet location on the lake. There is a raf base close by where the fighter jets take off, they are noisy, but am  …see more

from £96 / night

£460 - £960 / week

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from £96 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Protaras

Protaras / Fig Tree Bay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous Apartment, very close to Protaris strip and right beside the sea” I had a lovely time in Coralli Spa, the apartment is very modern, clean and comfortable. The owners left out items like coffee sachets, bottles of water, washing up liquid, to  …see more

from £35 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing escape from every day life” A couple of us stayed in this villa and loved it, hardly ever needed to leave our sancutary, our own pool, BBQ and all the comforts of home. Nice and private but within minutes of Port Douglas. Really spacious,  …see more

from £277 / night

£1381 - £3221 / week

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from £277 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Formosa Gardens

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Superb chillout base for a large group visiting the theme parks” As a group of 9 adults and 2 children, we thought it may prove difficult to rent anywhere large enough to accommodate everyone under the same roof, but this house met this need with hono  …see more

from £218 / night

£1520 - £1983 / week

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from £218 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Llanynis

Builth Wells / Llanynis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“want to return...” made very welcome, so were our dogs. lovely quiet, relaxing break. 1st class accommodation, with excellent facilities in stunning surroundings. Would not hesitate to return, have already recommended to friends.  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £415 / week

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from £65 / night

(106) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Caramujeira

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This 5 bedroom villa was recently built to a very high and tasteful standard with amazing sea views from both ground floor and 1st floor. Just a five minute drive from the most beautiful sandy beaches, such as Marinha, Albandeira, Carvalho and Benagil, and just a few m  …see more

from £259 / night

£1604 - £3535 / week

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from £259 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Amazing villa for a very special holiday” This villa is large, spacious & modern. Impressive gateway to Emerald Island gives a luxury feel with constant security presence on gates, area is very peaceful & exceptionally well presented & clean. Great f  …see more

from £130 / night

£750 - £1025 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab weekend away” I had a lovely stay at pinfold house for my friends hen do- the bedrooms were lovely and the big open kitchen/ diner made it easy to entertain.  …see more

from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £180 / night

£1470 / week

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from £180 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“The Tardis...bigger on the inside than out!” Wow....very well presented bright and airy house.Fully equipped kitchen and lovely Moulton Brown products in the bathroom.Everything we needed for a large family get together. Walking distance to Hall Road  …see more

from £350 / night

£2500 - £2920 / week

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from £350 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sant Rafael

Sant Rafael / Buscatell

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Valley Finca is a beautiful 'Finca' style villa set in the foothills of Sant Mateo Mountains near to the villages of Sant Mateu, Sant Rafel, and Santa Gertrudis.  …see more

from £367 / night

£2565 / week

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from £367 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment” A lovely place to stay: the apartment was well kitted out with everything you need (and more) for a great holiday. The children especially enjoyed the play station, DVDs and telescope! The balcony is a great place to enjoy the sunse  …see more

from £125 / night

£616 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Mojacar with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located in the quiet hillside complex, Atalaya de Mojacar, with a key position. From this top floor apartment you can enjoy panoramic views of the Med. On your doorstep you will find a 18-hole golf course: "Marina Golf Mojácar" which ha  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 - £480 / week

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from £38 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely place, great location and helpful host” From the beginning of the booking Gill (the host) was incredibly helpful. On arrival the cake was a welcome surprise to us weary travellers. The two barns we rented (threshing barn and apple barn) were  …see more

from £295 / night

£1995 - £2995 / week

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from £295 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Sirmione holiday apartment rental

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Apartment with private beach, swimming pool, jacuzi, 10 min. walk from the center of Sirmione, full equipped, air conditioned, lift, washing machine, moka, toaster, bed beaches, TV,2 bathrooms, big shower, super view from the terrace. Three umbrella shared<br />C  …see more

from £57 / night

£949 - £1078 / week

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from £57 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mersham

Ashford / Mersham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Expectations exceeded!!” This was the perfect place to celebrate my 30th birthday with close friends. The house was amazing; a perfect size for 12 people. The kitchen was ideal for cooking for a large group of people and we made full use of the large  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in La Mairena

Marbella / La Mairena

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely property situated in the "Village" of La Mairena above Marbella. An attico apartment with beautiful views down the mountain to the mediterranean. Has modern and aesthetic furniture including artwork from local artists. It is straight down the hill to  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Seasons Resort

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great vacation home!” Thanks for a great vacation experience! The house was neat and clean, with all facilities as advertised. Food and drinks that we found on arrival was a nice touch! Would definitely recommend to others.  …see more

from £105 / night

£695 - £945 / week

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from £105 / night

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Lower Saxony / Osterode am Harz

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£390 - £568 / week

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from £59 / night

(110) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Hampshire / New Forest

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Just lovely” This lodge really is worth every penny. It's beautifully decorated with modern fixtures and fittings, an incredible hot tub, and a fabulous decking area with a gas barbecue. The owner Paul was really friendly and helpful upon arrival and  …see more

from £70 / night

£399 - £1113 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night