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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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Holiday home with golf nearby in Peniche

Leiria District / Peniche

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
House with a very charming decor and a private pateo to make your beach vacation unforgettable! Walking distance to Consolação beach and close to Supertubos beach, the great surf spot in Peniche area.The ideal location for good beach, waves, food and rel  …see more

from £30 / night

£34 - £327 / week

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from £30 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautiful listed house in the historic town of Beaumaris. Deceptively spacious townhouse across 3 floors and benefiting from 4 large bedrooms, lovely living room with wood burning stove, dining room, well appointed kitchen and pretty, completely private courtyard. The i  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Louth

Lincolnshire / Louth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Such a peaceful getaway, just what we needed.” We have just spent two days here at Cygnus. What a comfortable and cosy little cabin. Jenny and Wayne were lovely. Gave us recommendations on places to eat which didn't disappoint. The Cross Keys is lovel  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £297 / week

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from £45 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent apartment, fantastic location, pet friendly” Apartment was spotlessly clean with everything provided. The owners, Chrissie & Paul were there to meet us and gave us a full and comprehensive handover.They also provided a folder full of useful  …see more

from £39 / night

£254 - £759 / week

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from £39 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £1119 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Very Good 

10

Province of Turin / Bardonecchia

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£339 - £424 / week

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from £51 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we  …see more

from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cheddar / Draycott

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“LOVELY STAY” My husband and adult son stayed at the Courthouse in September. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment is very large with 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. All the comforts of home were supplied. There was even a large selection of  …see more

from £60 / night

£225 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic  …see more

from £39 / night

£170 - £323 / week

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from £39 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Exo Gonia

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features.  …see more

from £212 / night

£1102 - £2077 / week

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from £212 / night

(23) Excellent 

23

Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Share the magic . . .! Superb isolated villa, sleeps 6 – 8. Breathtaking scenic surroundings, 180° sea view, dolphin spotting. Eclectic stylish furnishings, big picture windows. Bedrooms with a.c., private balconies.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 - £2907 / week

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from £145 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Montesinos

Los Montesinos / Entre-Naranjos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely apartment in Entre Naranjos.” Great apartment in a perfect location for us, near to other family and friends, also staying on the urbanisation.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“GREAT TIMES” The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very well equipped , clean and comfortable  …see more

from £110 / night

£675 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Province of Rome / Velletri

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 - £890 / week

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from £68 / night

22

Province of South Tyrol / Valle di Casies

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £81 / night

£564 - £801 / week

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from £81 / night

17

Tela holiday home rental

Atlantida Department / Tela

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful beach home, fully furnished home including linens, with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Honduras Shores Planation, a gated community, with private pool, private beach and beach club access. Bedrooms are air conditioned. Houskeeping service included in price.  …see more

from £161 / night

£1124 / week

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from £161 / night

24

Mount Lebanon Governorate / Mazboud

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £230 / night

£1444 - £1500 / week

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from £230 / night

(5) Excellent 

38

Holiday apartment in Ljubljana

Upper Carniola Region / Ljubljana

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Apartment Hiska is completely furnished and equipped. It has everything you might need during your stay and is self-catered. If you have any special needs, we will be happy to help you. You will find lots of useful information about Ljubljana already in the apartment.&l  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £795 / week

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from £50 / night

(26) Excellent 

27

Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable and cosy” Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location). There's enough room for a weeks clothe  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Cotes-d'Armor / Callac

2 3 2 nights min

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

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from £43 / night

£238 - £272 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Bungalow rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS QUIRKY SPACIOUS 4 BED DORMER BUNGALOW.LOCATED IN LOWER LLANBEDROG WITHIN 5 MINUTES WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACHAMPLE PARKING FOR CARS AND BOATS PLUS A GARAGE/STORESLEEPS 9 PEOPLE COMFORTABLY.ENCLOSED FENCED OFF GARDENS FRONT AND REA  …see more

from £120 / night

£525 - £1000 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday villa in Stintino

Stintino / Capo Falcone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
In posizione irripetibile, a 50 mt dalla meravigliosa spiaggia “La Pelosa”, villino indipendente di circa 70 mq con una bellissima vista mare e 600 mt di giardino privato. La casa si sviluppa su un unico livello con il soggiorno con zona pranzo, che si apre  …see more

from £64 / night

£424 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Arbanasi

Veliko Tarnovo Province / Arbanasi

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Escape to beautiful, peaceful Bulgaria, where you can wake to sunshine & the sound of goat bells and birds.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Unawatuna holiday apartment rental

Galle / Unawatuna

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
How do you imagine your next holiday in Sri Lanka? Relaxing in the nature, of course. Marked by the slow pace of life and pleasure of Asian Lands, enriched by fragrances and tastes which awake your souls. Dionis Villa is a good place to relax: located in Unawatuna, jus  …see more

from £32 / night

£206 - £279 / week

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from £32 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Prines

Rethymnon / Prines

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely house, a gorgeous setting and every amenity we needed. Highly recommended!” We loved staying at Aloe villa. It offered every convenience for a family holiday, such as easy access to beautiful beaches (5 mins drive), to the village supermarket  …see more

from £118 / night

£825 - £1395 / week

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from £118 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre. I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c  …see more

from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

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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
Fully equipped kitchenFree WifiFree parkingSea view  …see more

from £46 / night

£321 / week

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from £46 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in La Mairena

Marbella / La Mairena

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely property situated in the "Village" of La Mairena above Marbella. An attico apartment with beautiful views down the mountain to the mediterranean. Has modern and aesthetic furniture including artwork from local artists. It is straight down the hill to  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

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Costa Blanca / Benissa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£297 - £662 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing amazing amazing!!!” I totally loved everything about the accommodation! The host was amazing, the facilities were fantastic and the location is superb. I cannot fault the holiday and will be returning. Highly recommended. Particularly if you h  …see more

from £75 / night

£373 - £812 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Arroyo de la Miel holiday apartment rental

Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Apartment !” Stayed at this one bedroom apartment for over two weeks and was pleasantly surprised , all you need is on your doorstep in the "Bonanza" area. We have stayed in this area on numerous occasions and at various apartments but would  …see more

from £24 / night

£170 - £375 / week

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from £24 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £467 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Moraira

Moraira / Tabaira

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect for 3 families with kids.” Location great as can walk to town. Even though its is a villa, accommodation is split into 3 separate areas so you can have your privacy while holidaying with friends. We were 3 families with kids from 2-7yrs and it  …see more

from £120 / night

£795 - £2495 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Torrevieja Area

Torrevieja Area / La Siesta

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fabrastic” Just returned from our second trip to this villa. Spent two weeks here and it's superb. Bathroom has been totally renovated and the double shower cubicle is great. (Also a separate bath for those who really want one - never used as shower  …see more

from £45 / night

£329 - £799 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casaglia

San Gimignano / Casaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills” A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monterigg  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1950 / week

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from £128 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Menai Bridge holiday cottage rental

Anglesey / Menai Bridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely weekend retreat” We had a lovely weekend at the cottage. It's in a quiet location but close enough to enjoy a walk into Menai as well a walk over to Church Island. The wine and the flowers are a lovely bonus. Thanks Mair and Michael.  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Shere holiday apartment let

Guildford / Shere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Such an amazing place!” I hired Beaufield Mews to stay in over the duration of my Wedding. I was getting married at my parents house locally but didn't want to be staying on site. I absolutely fell in love with this apartment, and it felt like home in  …see more

from £140 / night

£950 - £1300 / week

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from £140 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Montpellier

Herault / Montpellier

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation - highly recommended” The apartment is spacious, modern, clean and furnished to an extremely high standard - home from home! Situated 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, the location is quiet and peaceful, with ample p  …see more

from £73 / night

£467 - £587 / week

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from £73 / night