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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 Varese / Varese

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£369 - £606 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Jaffa

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo” We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and updated
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from £118 / night

£625 - £1024 / week

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from £118 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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from £130 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / 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

(7) Average 

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Namur Province / Blaimont

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Langkawi holiday villa rental

Langkawi District / Langkawi

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(25) 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
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Matlock / Matlock Bath

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Saint-Malo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £43 / night

£305 - £542 / week

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from £43 / night

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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

(3) Very Good 

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Menaggio / Croce

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £77 / night

£373 - £763 / week

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from £77 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Phillip Island / Cowes

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £118 / night

£883 / week

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from £118 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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

(40) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
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from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Dizzasco holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Dizzasco

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home.” Excellent in every way. Two small points to note. One, the swimming pool is small if you want to have a proper swim. However good if you just want to cool off. Secondly, the approach road to the house is very narrow. Could be off putt
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from £204 / night

£1356 - £1780 / week

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from £204 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £174 / night

£999 - £2675 / week

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from £174 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Morzine ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous chalet in a great location close to ski lifts” We stayed here as two families with children ranging from 4-9. The chalet was amazing, very modern with great views into Morzine and views of the Pleney Slope. The chalet was short of nothing
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from £297 / night

£1568 - £3810 / week

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from £297 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Home rental in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island / Kingscote

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly

from £124 / night

£989 / week

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from £124 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • 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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from £66 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belper

Belper / Blackbrook

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Faultless” Although we only stayed over a long weekend at the Mistal we found the accomodation everything we wanted it to be,the web photos not doing the "cottage" justice. A warm welcome from our hosts completed a perfect stay.
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from £60 / night

£260 - £370 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Oslo

Eastern Norway / Oslo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Contemporary Norwegian style in one of Europe's most dynamic cities.” We stayed in this stylish apartment for a week. It is in an ideal location in the new waterfront development next door to a famous boutique hotel. It is very convenient, comfortab
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from £89 / night

£509 - £678 / week

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from £89 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Anglesey Short Break” Excellent few days at the beach house, ideally located for amenities and the beach. Easy to find and the welcome pack ensured that we had no queries.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £740 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth holiday home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Area” Thank you for a lovely holiday. Home away from home, clean and comfortable with all you need. Off road parking worked a treat even with two cars for a short time. House was in the perfect position to leave the car and amble into Tei
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from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in St Pauls Walden

Hitchin / St Pauls Walden

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Just what we wanted” We rented this property to celebrate my 40th, we had many guests, with about half camping on the grounds. The house is large and very spacious giving us loads of room. Although the house wasn't immaculate, it suited our needs perf
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from £165 / night

£1150 - £1550 / week

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from £165 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Menerbes

Luberon / Menerbes

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £77 / night

£526 - £933 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment rental

Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £192 / night

£1339 / week

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from £192 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Turin

Province of Turin / Turin

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £47 / night

£246 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Praia da Luz holiday villa rental

Luz / Praia da Luz

4 9 Min stay varies

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

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1550 / week

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from £160 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Ceredigion / Borth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Magical place” Just had a lovely weekend with my dog at this very special place. The top room is very romantic and you can sit in the bath and watch the waves. The house is furnished comfortably and thoughtfully. It's like home from home. Superb se
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1610 / week

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from £100 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location, very comfortable and great value for money!” We booked The White House to celebrate my 60th birthday with family. The house is well appointed to meet your every need. Beautiful new carpet going upstairs. Plentiful supply of towels
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Liptovsky Trnovec

Zilina Region / Liptovsky Trnovec

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Lovely quiet location with good host” Quiet mountain village but close yo major town . Car essential in this property. I felt that house could have been cleaner but host was v pregnant. Hope the baby arrived safely. We had a problem with the TV and wa
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from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Savoie / Albens

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £64 / night

£442 / week

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from £64 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Surrathani holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Surrathani

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £352 / night

£2461 / week

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from £352 / night

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Finistere / Quimper

Studio 1 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly

from £41 / night

£170 / week

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from £41 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Athens

Attica / Athens

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £169 / night

£1093 - £1564 / week

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from £169 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

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