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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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Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £87 / night

£2156 - £4225 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£1200 - £1340 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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

(9) Average 

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Holiday home in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Saint-Lary-Soulan

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £78 / night

£561 - £802 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Menaggio holiday townhouse rental

Menaggio / Croce

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £78 / night

£380 - £785 / week

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from £78 / night

(34) 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
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from £56 / night

£388 - £1052 / week

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from £56 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £100 / night

£525 - £845 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) 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
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from £44 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kidderminster

Worcestershire / Kidderminster

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect retreat” We travelled from France for a week visiting family and friends. Perfect place to stay with all amenities needed and easy access to everywhere we needed to go. The lake and walk were lovely and much enjoyed by our dog Bazza. Will defi
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from £70 / night

£290 / week

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from £70 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
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from £112 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £112 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Darjeeling holiday farmhouse rental

Darjeeling District / 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

£185 - £750 / week

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from £30 / night

(15) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Sankt Goarshausen holiday cottage rental

Rhineland-Palatinate / Sankt Goarshausen

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“wonderfull place and wonderfull owner” The cottage is kept in tip top condition and Monica will be only to pleased to help. The grounds are a quiet retreat, the village and the rhine 5 mins by car.
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from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(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 £70 / night

£490 - £610 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Vestvagoy

Lofoten Islands / Vestvagoy

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Nice and cosy” Very nice accomodation which suits both duo and family travellers. The view is beautiful and we really enjoyed the kitchen and veranda where we could read and relax. Internet works very well, mobile phone network much less. Ideal locati
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from £87 / night

£432 - £1294 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Allemond holiday home rental

Isere / Allemond

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“LOVELY HOLIDAY” Perfect host and very nice accomodation for a couple or small family Location is ideal for cycling and walking
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from £39 / night

£164 - £285 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Scarborough

Scarborough District / Scarborough

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam
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from £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Average 

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Apartment rental in Rho

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 £65 / night

£345 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

30

Holiday home in Chambonas

Ardeche / Chambonas

2 7 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£216 - £535 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £77 / night

£1077 / week

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from £77 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Fuilla

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, peaceful stay and great location!” Just spent a relaxing and peaceful week at L'Oiseau Chantant, in the pretty village of Fuilla. The villa is tastefully decorated and spacious and the dining area accommodates 10 people easily. The large rear
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from £98 / night

£650 - £2000 / week

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from £98 / 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

£840 - £1610 / week

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from £100 / night

15

Home accommodation in Cast

Finistere / Cast

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £55 / night

£380 / week

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from £55 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous weekend in Whitby” 10 of us stayed in the Moorings celebrating a birthday. Ages ranged from 17-50. The house is wonderful, perfect location for a quick walk into town, parking for 3 cars (we actually squeezed 4 on!), and everything you need f
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from £235 / night

£945 - £1895 / week

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from £235 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Break” Heron Lodge is very conveniently placed, just seconds off the 'Spine Road' that runs through the Cotswold Water Park and only a minute or two from the A419 which will take you to the M4 in around 20 minutes. The lodge itself is fan
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from £195 / night

£1010 - £1999 / week

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from £195 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Opio

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Opio

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great vacation in fantastic setting” We were a party of seven who stayed at this villa for a week in mid June 2016. It had everyting we could ask for and more. Indoor, we enjoyed the big dining room table when we wanted to dine inside, and outside
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from £345 / night

£3621 / week

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from £345 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vysoke Tatry ski apartment to rent.

Presov Region / Vysoke Tatry

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great comfort and privacy for a very good price” Very good location in a quiet area. Beautiful furnished apartment with modern kitchen and nice rooms. WC and bathroom clean. From the windows and balcony a beautiful view. Close to grocery, pizza and pu
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday home rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent” House and Garden are wonderful. Stayed over Easter with children and grandchildren, and then stayed on with us and the dog. Kids traveled all over and then we spent quiet time in Rhos and Colwyn Bay. Everyone had a terrific time. Ideal p
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from £95 / night

£665 - £1365 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie
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from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place great stay” Lovely house in a small French town. Super roof terrace, great to have access to the two bikes. Swimming lake was beautiful. Easy access to coast and mountains. Would recommend it.
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from £32 / night

£215 - £399 / week

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from £32 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic weekend spent at the Whitehouse” We had a lovely weekend going down memory lane in Lyme Regis made even more special by staying at the White House. Everything was provided and in excellent condition, we even arrived to a bottle of wine and
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from £500 / night

£2300 - £4500 / week

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from £500 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hersonissos

Heraklion Prefecture / Hersonissos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£544 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Saint-Malo

Ille-et-Vilaine / Saint-Malo

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£310 - £551 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Glenarm

Glenarm / Glenarm

5 8 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house, perfect for a group break” A group of 8 friends had a lovely time over New Year in Glenarm. Really sweet village, and good pubs!
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from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday gite rental

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £25 / night

£173 - £399 / week

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from £25 / night

21

Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday gite rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£259 - £432 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room
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from £179 / night

£1250 - £1983 / week

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from £179 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £88 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £88 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Kinvara

County Galway / Kinvara

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family friendly home base” Wonderfully situated on a quiet cul de sac minutes from the center of the magical village of Kinvara. Friends and family enjoyed the garden, roomy kitchen and living areas. Ample sleeping room. Just a wonderful home.
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from £143 / night

£561 - £1164 / week

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from £143 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“A Very comfortable Cottage” Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet village with a shop , post
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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