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Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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Alcudia / Lago Esperanza Lake

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £94 / night

£656 - £1654 / week

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from £94 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment Murtalblick - Pols apartment sleeps 6

Styria / Pols

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
The self catering apartment is located on the ground floor of a two-story chalet, which has a sunny south west facing terrace overlooking the incredible views of the Mur valley. The village, which is set on a hillside is located just outside the town of Pöls, and about  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £540 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thatch End Cottage - Baslow cottage sleeps 10

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Gironde / Saint-Martin-du-Bois

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £59 / night

£379 - £454 / week

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from £59 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Eden lodge ( with private hot tub ) - Tiverton lodge sleeps 4

Devon / Tiverton

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Eden lodge is a beautiful rural retreat with a picturesque garden, extensive countryside views and private sunken hot tub, ideal for those looking for a peaceful get away or romantic break (the lodge currently enjoys a 4 star platinum rating from Bluechip holidays)Insid  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £1007 / week

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from £95 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Yellowcraig Loft - Dirleton apartment sleeps 6

North Berwick / Dirleton

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxury self catering loft style holiday apartment on the edge of Archerfield Golf Course and Spa, close to North Berwick and Gullane. Close to the best beaches and Championship golf courses of Muirfield and Gullane, yet less than half an hour by train or car to the cent  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lovina Beach / Dencarik

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £80 / night

£559 - £1177 / week

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from £80 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Willowfarmhouse, Holiday House, County Donegal

County Donegal / Milford

5 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Irish self catering holiday house four star Failte Ireland approved sleeps for up to 10 people and is the perfect location for a tranquil week's escape or short break on a working farm. This Irish Cottage is perfect for family holidays and small groups - pets are welco  …see more

from £148 / night

£404 - £753 / week

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from £148 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Barth

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £50 / night

£348 - £546 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ontario / Norwich

4 bedroomsSleeps 83 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 64 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £59 / night

£407 - £611 / week

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from £59 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Birchtree Cottage, Carrbridge, near Aviemore

Aviemore / Carrbridge

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A recently renovated, detached cottage (bungalow) in a peaceful woodland setting in the lovely village of Carrbridge, situated near Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, perfect for anyone who enjoys country walks, birdwatching, golfing, wildlife and adve  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Old Lighthouse view - Harwich penthouse sleeps 4

Essex / Harwich

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Old Lighthouse View is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets • Old Lighthouse view Penthouse is located perfect for trips to London, the journey takes one hour thirty minutes and just two m  …see more

from £53 / night

£371 - £513 / week

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from £53 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Hafod Cae Maen, Portmeirion Conservation Area

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Hafod Cae Maen is a luxurious Edwardian villa, offering breathtaking views over the Dwyryd Estuary to the mountains beyond. Situated high above the famous Portmeirion village on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, the villa has been lovingly restored and offers a truly  …see more

from £173 / night

£1300 - £2550 / week

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from £173 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Hill Crest Cottage - Traditional Seaside Charm

Moray / Cullen

4 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C  …see more

from £100 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Thornleigh - Kippford house sleeps 8

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful Arts and Crafts House available for self catering holiday lets. Stunning views of estuary. Sleeps 8. 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite). Separate bathroom. 2 additional WCs. Large kitchen / dining room. Private mature garden. Off street parking for sev  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Michigan / Lexington

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £77 / night

£459 - £611 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Noosa / Peregian Beach

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £160 / night

£915 - £1770 / week

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from £160 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Hill View Cottage - Corfe Castle cottage sleeps 4

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Quintessentially English thatched cottage in the heart of Purbecks and Thomas Hardy country set in a street so unspoilt it is used in period dramas.. 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Studland bay & Swanage. Romantic,  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Excellent 

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2 The Court - Probus cottage sleeps 5

Cornwall / Probus

3 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 12 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
2 The Court is a lovely 250 year old mid terrace cottage recently renovated to offer stylish and comfortable accommodation, ideal for both couples and families. Located on Fore Street, within the bi-passed village of Probus the cottage is in easy walking distance of a  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Herons Cove Cottage - Ballydehob cottage sleeps 6

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the  …see more

from £64 / night

£295 - £639 / week

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from £64 / night

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Potter County / Galeton

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £84 / night

£535 - £668 / week

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from £84 / night

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Province of Valencia / Moncada

4 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool;
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from £51 / night

£353 - £505 / week

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from £51 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Molly Cottage - Schull cottage sleeps 3

County Cork / Schull

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Molly Cottage is situated at the foot of Mount Gabriel with amazing sea views from the garden looking out over Dunmanus Bay and the Mizen Peninsula. Ideal as a romantic getaway for couples or those with a small family. A great location for walks, cycles or justing rel  …see more

from £59 / night

£269 - £400 / week

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from £59 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Grove Barn - Corsham barn sleeps 6

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
*** NEW AVAILABILITY IN JULY & AUGUST *** Grove Barn is a stunning new self-catering holiday home with probably the best views in Wiltshire. Set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre Cotswolds farm, Grove Barn looks out across the valley towards Bath. With three en-s  …see more

from £190 / night

£1100 - £1650 / week

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from £190 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Angel Villa Lake Balaton - Balatonalmadi villa sleeps 12

Veszprem County / Balatonalmadi

5 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Swimming pool;
Located in the heart of the city, Classic Villa with huge private swimming pool The holiday house is surrounded by 790 sqm large, enclosed garden property with meadow, trees, flowers and bushes. The property is surrounded by a fence. To your own use available: sunbathi  …see more

from £194 / night

£1975 / week

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from £194 / night

(14) Excellent 

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El Pinaret - Les Masies Catalanes villa sleeps 8

Costa Dorada / Les Masies Catalanes

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
**Please contact us for our latest offers for the Autumn season 2016** El Pinaret, a stunning countryside retreat with beautiful views, private pool, separate outside barbecue area and games room. Within easy reach of the sea - close to Salou, Reus, Tarragona and Cambr  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1250 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Mourne House - outstanding views of the Mournes!

County Down / Newcastle

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Finished in 2013 Mourne House is a luxurious self catering holiday home in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located just outside Newcastle between the villages of Dundrum and Maghera it has stunning uninterrupted views of the Mourne Mountains - which have been vot  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

(52) Excellent 

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The Inchview Apartment - Kinghorn apartment sleeps 5

Fife / Kinghorn

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The Inchview Apartment is a stunningly beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) contemporary conversion of an 18th century school in the popular coastal town of Kinghorn. Recently awarded 5* by VisitScotland, the property has been furnished to a very high standard an  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Danby Lodge - Yorkley house sleeps 14

Forest of Dean / Yorkley

6 bedroomsSleeps 14Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Set in a secluded, commanding position within thousands of acres of forest, with 2 acres of it's own grounds, Danby Lodge is a Grade II listed, six bedroom Lodge, originally built by order of Charles II, on the recommendation of Samuel Pepys. The lodge enjoys stunning  …see more

from £420 / night

£2490 - £5200 / week

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from £420 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Sea Shore Cottage - Wick cottage sleeps 4

Caithness and Sutherland / Wick

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This fully equipped, semi-detached, foreshore cottage has unforgettably close sea views. All the main windows look across Sinclair Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse and as the tide comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living o  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Villa Sete - Forte Sao Joao villa sleeps 12

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

5 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
Villa Sete, is a beautiful 5 bedroom villa with private swimming pool, pool table, located in the heart of Albufeira town, within a few minutes walk to all the amenities you require. our villas have a full managment service where we check you in on arrival and provide a  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £2195 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Province of Barcelona / Sant Fost de Campsentelles

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 11 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £22 / night

£169 - £337 / week

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from £22 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage - Kilcreggan bungalow sleeps 4

Helensburgh / Kilcreggan

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

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County Down / Holywood

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Ballfields Barn, - Bradnop barn sleeps 4

Leek / Bradnop

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
A detached Barn conversion in the grounds of the owners property, in a beautiful tranquil rural location in Bradnop,in the Staffordshire Peak District ,in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.Enjoy its amenities along  …see more

from £100 / night

£459 - £717 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Pear Tree Cottage - Urchfont house sleeps 12

Devizes / Urchfont

5 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
Pear Tree Cottage is a charming house set in the beautiful picturesque village of Urchfont. It comfortably sleeps 10 but can sleep up to 12 in four double/king size beds and 4 single beds. Urchfont is set at the edge of the Salisbury Plain, 4 miles from Devizes and 9 mi  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £2500 / week

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from £250 / night

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San Luis Obispo County / Paso Robles

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £305 / night

£2133 - £2667 / week

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from £305 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Grove Lodge - Corsham lodge sleeps 4

Wiltshire / Corsham

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Situated right at the top of Box Hill, Grove Lodge is a handsome cedar barn with stunning views across the valley to Bath. Newly built and set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre farm in the Cotswolds, the lodge is a single storey two bedroom home big enough to accomm  …see more

from £130 / night

£499 - £878 / week

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from £130 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Number 1 Dinvin Street - Portpatrick cottage sleeps 6

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The cottage underwent a major refurbishment in 2008 and we have put in place an ongoing care and maintenance programme. Solid oak floors throughout and other original features add to the character of this unique property.Number1 Dinvin Street accommodates a maximum of 6  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Villa Bella - Forte Sao Joao villa sleeps 20

Albufeira / Forte Sao Joao

8 bedroomsSleeps 20Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Swimming pool;
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this large villa is ideal for families or large groups that are looking for a quiet setting with excellent entertainment space. This 8 bedroom villa has undergone full refurbishment with new bathrooms, new tiles on the floor throughout  …see more

from £130 / night

£895 - £3395 / week

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