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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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(39) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Secure parking and close to public transport” In an unfamiliar city the secure parking and house access were reassuring. The house offered home from home comfort and was well fitted out. The property is located in Fallow Field, south of Manchester c
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from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Aarhus

East Jutland / Aarhus

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
“a nice and cozy place for a comfortable stay” I saw the place over the internet, Morten the owner of the place was prompt on replies and queries and very help full, and since there was some issues with credit card payment, he was nice enough to drive
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from £60 / night

£356 - £623 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes. Mandy was extremely helpfu
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from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Zadar holiday apartment rental

Zadar County / Zadar

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(20) Excellent 

14

Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
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from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £58 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Choeng Mon holiday villa rental

Choeng Mon / Choeng Mon Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“FANTASTIC” We were collected at the airport by Yvonne and Paul who manage the property for the owners.They were very friendly and ran through areas of interest to visit and suggestions of places to eat. The villa is stunning with a beautiful garden ,
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from £128 / night

£806 - £1653 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Worcestershire / Worcester

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(36) Excellent 

29

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(40) Very Good 

37

Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great place to stay the kids just loved it” Good location,Family friendly, the kids loved the resort pool etc and house was just perfect. Great place to stay and relax after hectic day at the Parks. Shopping eating etc all just a couple of minutes aw
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from £94 / night

£621 - £760 / week

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Holiday home rental

County Cork / Allihies

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

14

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £28 / night

£149 - £276 / week

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from £28 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Killarney holiday home rental

County Kerry / Killarney

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £254 / night

£1695 - £2288 / week

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from £254 / night

(7) Very Good 

18

Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£253 / week

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from £43 / night

12

Holiday apartment in Pomena

Mljet Island / Pomena

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £46 / night

£321 / week

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from £46 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
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from £81 / night

£509 - £678 / week

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from £81 / night

(56) Excellent 

77

Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to
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from £100 / night

£700 - £905 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

10

Holiday apartment in Saint-Gilles

Brussels / Saint-Gilles

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £58 / night

£362 - £444 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cala Gonone

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” lovely part of the wold to visit ; the apartment was really cosy and well furnished . The position is ideal for a quite and relaxing holiday and also very close to all amenities and conforts: shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach is
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from £47 / night

£327 - £441 / week

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from £47 / night

(21) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £208 / night

£1334 - £2176 / week

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from £208 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£293 - £386 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

16

Apartment rental in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way” We stayed in the flat over Christmas to enable us to visit family and friends -we couldn't have asked for more. Superbly appointed and every comfort you could require. Really loved the balcony overlooking the woods. Excellent loc
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from £150 / night

£675 - £695 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

30

Ardeche / Chambonas

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £43 / night

£212 - £526 / week

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from £43 / night

(71) Excellent 

20

Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Short break in Corton” Lovely place everything you need in there.. it's was ideal as my cousin lived just across the road. Lovely queen size bed in main bedroom and two other bedrooms , clean bedding and towels .. home from home with added touch of ch
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in gorgeous Lagos!” A perfect spot for a relaxing week away in gorgeous Lagos. Inside, the apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we enjoyed our stay! And a short walk from the beach, marina and old town, the apartment'
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from £65 / night

£279 - £579 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vis

Island of Vis / Vis

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect apartment for two!” From the moment we were greeted at the ferry to the moment we left, we were so well looked after by the owner. The apartment is located in the centre of town, close to the ferry, in a quiet area. Very well equipped apartmen
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from £30 / night

£202 / week

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from £30 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Louisburgh holiday home rental

Louisburgh / Killeen

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and well equipped” We had a fabulous time in Louisburg the 1st week of October.The house is spacious,immaculate and beautifully decorated.Lots to do in the area for kids and adults.I highly recommend this house for a holiday as it has all
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from £123 / night

£467 - £678 / week

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from £123 / night

(54) Excellent 

20

Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £112 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Melrose holiday home rental

Borders / Melrose

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect location for exploring Borders” Impressed with bedroom sizes, cleanliness, and overall position of house in Melrose. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils all to a high standard. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to go again in future.
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from £120 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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(6) Very Good 

12

Holiday gite rental

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £24 / night

£170 - £392 / week

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from £24 / night

(3) Very Good 

11

Holiday apartment rental

The Hague / Scheveningen

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Perfect retreat in Scheneving” Fantastic apartment. Great location in Schevening. A number of amenities, gas oven, stove, TV, WiFi, etc... Very comfortable stay
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from £45 / night

£467 / week

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from £45 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Tenby holiday home rental

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in Tenby” A lovely house, very near to the centre of Tenby. Everything you could want is provided and it is pet friendly. We loved it!
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from £95 / night

£495 - £1300 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up
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from £85 / night

£495 - £515 / week

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from £85 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £170 / night

£1017 - £1795 / week

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from £170 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cannes / Suquet

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £93 / night

£647 / week

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from £93 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Kent / Whitstable

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy Whitstable cottage situated close to all important ameneties” Cosy terraced cottage superbly situated within short walking distance of Whitstable High Street, beach, harbour, shops, pubs and cafes etc. For the few days we stayed everything we nee
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from £70 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

(97) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
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from £70 / night

£295 - £465 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bruges holiday home rental

West Flanders Province / Bruges

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £160 / night

£1118 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Vogar

Reykjanes Peninsula / Vogar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£828 - £881 / week

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