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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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Province of Palermo / Partinico

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £130 / night

£863 / week

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from £130 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Petersfield holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Petersfield

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £495 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Ruislip holiday apartment accommodation

Greater London / Ruislip

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 - £790 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
Southwold, Self-Catering, beams, wood burner, logs, open fire, log burner, Aldeburgh, Minsmere, Halesworth, garden, car paking, patio, bbq, bar-b-q, cycling, fishing, walking, golf, cosy, suffolk, cottage, warm, central heating, patio furniture, upstairs bathroom, wifi  …see more

from £51 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

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 with swimming pool in Calpe

Costa Blanca / Calpe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This light and airly villa is handly located in a quiet area just 2km from the beach and many shops, bars and restaurants of the lively resort of Calpe. It offers superb views towards the Ifach Rock from its balcony and large conservatory area, which a delightful room f  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful stay in a Wonderful Villa” We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been more helpful and  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(22) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on  …see more

from £95 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £95 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout  …see more

from £230 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £230 / night

(5) Excellent 

40

Holiday home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa San Dimitrio is a self-catering accommodation located in Logaras. Free WiFi access is available.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven,barbecue. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms a  …see more

from £114 / night

£678 - £957 / week

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from £114 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Port de Pollenca with swimming pool

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Can Boyet must be one of our worlds Wonders” If you are a large group, don't worry. The property is so big and not crowded at all. You can easy relax by your own. The lawn was perfekt for my family of 13 persons for sports and games. Lovely sunbeds a  …see more

from £300 / night

£2000 - £6600 / week

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from £300 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent property in a impressive location” One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property ov  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Perranarworthal

Truro / Perranarworthal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The most recent barn conversion at "CORNISH BARN HOLIDAYS" A two storey barn conversion that we have converted from the original cow shed and hay loft beside the main farm house. Totally private and quiet, there are only the two of us living in the main far  …see more

from £120 / night

£390 - £790 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

33

Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Sarigerme

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, amazing villa, perfect holiday!” My boyfriend and I have holidayed in Sarigeme and stayed in this villa three years in a row now and we will definitely be going again this summer. We absolutely love the location - villa is in walking d  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1003 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Reykjavik City

Reykjavik / Reykjavik City

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Big thumbs up” Myself and 3 friends visited Iceland and loved every minute of our time there. The apartment was clean, comfy and warm with great facilities such as the Jacuzzi bath, outside terrace and underfloor heating. The location of this apartme  …see more

from £212 / night

£1480 / week

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from £212 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Jambiani

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The management team will assist when needed: shopping, food or to drive you around to different excursions.  …see more

from £33 / night

£163 - £541 / week

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from £33 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Camps Bay holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Camps Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The complex offers two swimming pools, barbeque facilities and off street parking. Perfectly located, a mere ten minutes walk from the spectacular Camps Bay Boulevard and beaches where some of the best restaurants in Cape Town are found.<br />Camps Bay offers a de  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £1043 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Very Good 

15

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

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Dingle holiday home rental

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great holiday let, with stunning views” Large property which facilitated 9 adults comfortably . Lovely furnishings and good range of kitchen crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Property is situated on hillside overlooking Dingle Bay and many hours  …see more

from £274 / night

£1057 - £1870 / week

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from £274 / night

(10) Excellent 

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La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool.  …see more

from £52 / night

£518 - £992 / week

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from £52 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and Holiday home” We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view from the great wi  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Plakias

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
Chrysoula Apartment offers the guests the opportunity to relax using the sunbeds and umbrellas around the private communal swimming pool and enjoying a light snack or refreshment from the pool snack bar.<br />This comfortable well equipped apartments allows the g  …see more

from £65 / night

£453 - £513 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday villa in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Situated on the residential area of Moravit by Moraira. This villa offers spacious terraces, pool and veranda. The villa is comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a lovely swimming pool bordered by sun terraces and plenty of space for outdoor living. Moraira&acut  …see more

from £58 / night

£405 / week

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from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Jelsa

Hvar Island / Jelsa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Aparthouse Hvar was built year 2013 and run by the owner and her family.Situated just 5 meters from the sea with beautiful seawiew,and 150 meters to the Jelsa center.Aparthouse Hvar is 3 apartment building.Apartments are newly furnished and well equipped.  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o  …see more

from £150 / night

£504 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kastel Kambelovac

Kastela / Kastel Kambelovac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Modern villa with fully equipped apartments situated 50 m from the sea. The apartments are located in a quiet location close to the beach. Nearby is the famous restaurant Ballet School. The center is a 10-minute walk.<br />Ten minutes drive to the UNESCO sites of  …see more

from £25 / night

£242 / week

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from £25 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Ardmore a stunning spacious 3 bedroomed bungalsow (STB 5 stars) in an idyllic setting enjoys magnificent sea or mountain views from all rooms. Quietly located in the village of Broadford it is within easy walking distance of local restaurants and amenities. Ideal for fa  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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from £110 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / El Divino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing apartment, perfect location, can't wait to return” Our week spent at the apartment was the most enjoyable holiday ever. After being picked up by Sabeli Villas staff at the airport, we were taken to the apartment (just 10 mins away). She was ve  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £380 / week

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from £32 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sliema with shared pool

Sliema / Tigne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday and apartment” It is very difficult to find an apartment for rent so nicely decorated at such a good value for money! We were so impressed with the space it has a for a holiday accommodation. The bedrooms are very spacious and the livin  …see more

from £65 / night

£432 - £1078 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cape Town / Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m  …see more

from £82 / night

£529 - £1423 / week

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from £82 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Volos

Magnesia Region / Volos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely amazing!” Great time spent in Volos at Villa Olive! Wonderful place, with all necessary facilities for families with kids, incredible garden and pool, impressive renewed house built in 1910, cozy and peaceful, in two words: Absolutely amazi  …see more

from £164 / night

£992 - £1444 / week

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from £164 / night