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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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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Lewis

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ardeche / Chambonas

2 7 Min stay varies

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

from £43 / night

£211 - £522 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Average 

38

Cottage rental in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
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from £40 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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from £40 / night

(27) Excellent 

16

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
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £43 / night

£295 - £463 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Very Good 

51

Holiday home rental

County Galway / Galway

4 11 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £236 / night

£858 - £3727 / week

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from £236 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Torre de la Horadada holiday villa accommodation

Province of Alicante / Torre de la Horadada

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value for money” Accommodation was clean, good size and had everything we needed. Kids loved the communal pool at the back which again was always clean and tidy. Shops and restaurants were close by. Overall, very impressed. excellent value
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from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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(23) Excellent 

41

Holiday villa rental

Cannes / Central Cannes

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent” a very enjoyable stay for my whole family the owner could not have more helpful all in it was a very good holiday with many places of interest to visit what more can i say it was excellent
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from £715 / night

£3572 - £8404 / week

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from £715 / night

(1) Average 

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Province of Milan / Rho

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £63 / night

£334 / week

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from £63 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
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from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £99 / night

(22) Very Good 

40

Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great holiday house” We had a lovely time at the beach house. It has everything you need for a great holiday, very well equiped. Close to the beach and town centre.
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from £85 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

8

Central Whitby holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“fab !!!!” Beautiful apartment , modern , got every thing you need , great location , nice and warm ,lovely touches to detail even milk in the fridge , will be using again , book this and u wont regret it , thank u wish I could off stayed longer !!
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from £50 / night

£325 - £575 / week

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from £50 / 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

£146 - £271 / week

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from £28 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Glenbeigh

County Kerry / Glenbeigh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1500 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Excellent 

28

Carlingford holiday home rental

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quirky.....” Peggy's cottage is full of character and has all you need for your stay...log burner is an added bonus....clean,airy and relaxing . Carlinford is a lovely place to visit and the locals definitely add to your visit loved how friendly they
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from £101 / night

£669 - £837 / week

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from £101 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment in Cannes

Cannes / Central Cannes

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic time spent in a gorgeous place!” A clean, modern apartment in a great location. Walking distance to all beaches and main shopping district. Our young children slept soundly and didn't wake until 9am, a lie in from when they sleep in Englan
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from £85 / night

£505 - £1551 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bridport holiday bungalow rental

Dorset / Bridport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / 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 £75 / night

£367 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(36) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
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from £75 / night

£260 - £765 / week

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from £75 / night

(36) Very Good 

24

Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Long Bennington

Lincolnshire / Long Bennington

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Interesting and Comfortable” A very interesting place to stay and very comfortable. Full of unusual items in an old Lincolnshire longhouse, complete with a spiral staircase to the bedroom. Handy to Newark-on-Trent and Grantham and to the A1.
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from £90 / night

£495 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

12

St Sulpice de Roumagnac holiday cottage rental

Riberac / St Sulpice de Roumagnac

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £23 / night

£175 - £450 / week

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from £23 / night

18

Basque Country / Halsou

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£505 / week

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from £72 / night

(24) 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
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from £150 / night

£1000 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Banavie

Fort William / Banavie

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place” We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll definitely be going back again.
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from £90 / night

£590 / week

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from £90 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Home rental in Matlock with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Matlock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £412 / night

£2290 - £3640 / week

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Province of Vibo Valentia / Ricadi

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£421 / week

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from £64 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Cowes

Isle of Wight / Cowes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A peaceful total retreat from the pace of life.” If your looking for a total retreat this is it. Off the beaten tract, quiet & peaceful. Amazing views over the Solent. If you want to venture out it's location is good for many of the island's attracti
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from £65 / night

£400 - £670 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(19) Excellent 

21

Darjeeling holiday farmhouse rental

West Bengal / Darjeeling

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Blissful” It's home away from home. Quite surroundings with peaceful walks around the village taking one to tiny monasteries not listed in any travel guide books, which you discover once you get to Auks Farm. The farm hosts are extremely warm & graci
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from £30 / night

£188 - £762 / week

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from £30 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Duquesa holiday apartment rental

Duquesa / Sabinillas

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and lovely apartment” Great views of the sea from the balcony, within walking distance of marina with plenty of restaurants. Apartment was very clean, has everything you need I would highly recommend.
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from £55 / night

£275 - £575 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Beaune

Cote d'Or / Beaune

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Gorgeous gite in a gorgeous town” There were three of us in our 40s and we stayed for a week in this gorgeous house. It had everything we could want. It's spacious. The kitchen is fully stocked, so it's easy to cook at home if you want. There's also a
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from £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£450 - £1500 / week

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Apartment rental in Ansedonia with golf nearby

Orbetello / Ansedonia

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £64 / night

£442 / week

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Holiday cottage in Cabeco De Vide

Portalegre District / Cabeco De Vide

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets

from £22 / night

£127 / week

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from £22 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday finca rental

Risaralda Department / Pereira

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £40 / night

£274 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Porthtowan

Cornwall / Porthtowan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£1750 - £3150 / week

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from £130 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

Moreton-in-Marsh / Bourton-on-the-Hill

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend
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from £107 / night

£495 - £710 / week

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from £107 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Delightful whitby” We booked this apartment Monday to Friday could not wish for a better situated place. Very comfortable, clean just what you need .would recommend to anyone.
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from £50 / night

£325 - £575 / week

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