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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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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Porth holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely week at Coast 1” Lovely accommodation with a wonderful location. Thoroughly enjoyed the week and hope to book again soon. Owner communicates rapidly and tries to help with any query or request. Fabulous!
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from £85 / night

£509 - £1400 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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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 £61 / night

£381 - £468 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £61 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £450 / night

£3144 / week

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from £450 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Torrevieja

Torrevieja / Playa los Locos

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great apartment, Relaxed and lots of fun times.” We won this apartment at a charity auction before even seeing it, but we could not have pick a better one. As with the previous review the apartment has every thing you could possibly need and more.
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from £65 / night

£450 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Murren

Jungfrau Region / Murren

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1480 / week

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from £212 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calangute

Calangute / Calangute Beach

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
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from £30 / night

£480 - £1440 / week

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from £30 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and child friendly, great location.” We stayed here for a week with our two young children and were very happy with our choice. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable and in a great location within walking distance of the to
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from £60 / night

£380 / week

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(2) Excellent 

5

Courrieres holiday gite rental

Pas-de-Calais / Courrieres

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £62 / night

£434 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £62 / night

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Broadbeach holiday apartment rental

Gold Coast / Broadbeach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £180 / night

£1132 - £2725 / week

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from £180 / night

(74) Excellent 

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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
“Lovely facilities in an ideal location” The accommodation was lovely, plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in the local area, mostly within 20mins. Easy access to nearby facilities -swimming pool and on site bar were good too.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £50 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Albufeira Marina

Albufeira / Albufeira Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic” Having stopped in the marina on several occasions my partner and I already knew what to expect. The marina is a great place to stay and is really handy for the old town or Soa Rafael and Gale,(the sunset there is a must) and of course the m
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from £48 / night

£264 - £759 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £48 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Beaumaris

Tasmania / Beaumaris

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £111 / night

£771 / week

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avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

from £111 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Easton holiday apartment rental

Wells / Easton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £75 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

5

Holiday apartment in Bad Wiessee

Upper Bavaria / Bad Wiessee

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £71 / night

£443 / week

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from £71 / night

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Villa letting in Costa Adeje with golf nearby

Costa Adeje / Playa del Duque

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £652 / night

£4558 - £5930 / week

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from £652 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £169 / night

£1062 - £2655 / week

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from £169 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Nice / Vieux Nice

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“romantic, modern clean secluded garret getaway full of sunlight and sea views” This property is gorgeous, newly renovated, modern, crisp white colours. It is on the fifth floor that gives it a direct view over the sea that just delights. Has the feel
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from £62 / night

£372 - £664 / week

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from £62 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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(18) Excellent 

22

Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £65 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“" What an absolute treat "” We had a fantastic, relaxing and cozy retreat at ashen cross. Tracy was most welcoming on arrival. When we entered the cottage we were greeted with lots of delicious homemade goodies and treats for the dogs. The area was be
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from £66 / night

£330 - £830 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £66 / night

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Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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Staletti holiday apartment rental

Province of Catanzaro / Staletti

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £71 / night

£443 / week

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from £71 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic find.” Fantastic home from home. Super warm welcome on arrival and a lovely welcome food basket. Everyone had a great time and were really happy with the house, we were age ranged from 11-68. Ticked all the boxes, plenty space for us all.
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from £150 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sallertaine holiday gite rental

Vendee / Sallertaine

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £71 / night

£478 - £1142 / week

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from £71 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a lovely welcome tray with home made
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from £80 / night

£445 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Annecy ski home to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Annecy

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
“Ms” This is a lovely house. We had two families staying and the amenities were perfect. Beautiful outlook.
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from £129 / night

£881 - £1716 / week

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from £129 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Javea holiday apartment rental

Javea / Arenal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Apartment in Javea” My family and I have been coming to this part of Spain for over 30 years and in that time have stayed in many Villas and apartments in both Moraira and Javea. I have to say that this is right up there with the best of them. Right f
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from £60 / night

£380 - £880 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Average 

4

Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £27 / night

£160 / week

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from £27 / night

(31) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Nice

Nice / Port of Nice

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Fuengirola ski apartment to rent.

Fuengirola / Cerros del Aguila

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely 2 Bed Apartment in Quite Location” We stayed in this Apartment for 6 weeks and it was just great. Clean and comfortable with everything you need and very good value.Nice Patio overlooking the swimming pool with views of the local hillside. Wifi
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from £25 / night

£177 - £354 / week

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(16) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Costa Adeje with shared pool, golf nearby

Adeje / Costa Adeje

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Good roof terrace, good location” The apartment had everything we needed and was really spacious for two of us. The pool is just outside and wasn't too busy. There are great views of the coastal area and a short (ish) walk to a large choice of restaur
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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Tortorici holiday home rental

Province of Messina / Tortorici

5 18 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£124 - £310 / week

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avg. 1 hour 31 minutes

from £27 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday !!” Absolutely fantastic holiday, a huge thanks to Tracy & Geoff who were the most attentive and friendly hosts I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Everything was thought of from the beautiful home made scones, bread, etc that was
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big
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from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cannes

Cannes / Suquet

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Briercliffe

Lancashire / Briercliffe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, Relaxing Stay” We stayed in Delph Cottage in August 2012 for 7 nights. We had a great time, the cottage was all that was advertised and more. The cottage is very spacious, all the rooms were well furnished and clean. It was an ideal base
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from £140 / night

£490 - £610 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £140 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect 'home' in the Highlands” I've stayed at No 3 The Old Convent a couple of times before so just feel absolutely confident booking it again and again. Felicity and Chris have worked so hard to create such lovely accommodation and are always on
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 39 minutes

from £125 / night

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