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Landes / Eugenie Les Bains

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £31 / night

£143 / week

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from £31 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Anchorage - Ballygally bungalow sleeps 6

County Antrim / Ballygally

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
A recently re-loved light and airy house situated in the picturesque village of Ballygally at the foot of the Glens of Antrim. Ideal for families looking to enjoy a peaceful and scenic retreat with the beach 100m away and an enclosed private garden to the rear. With ro  …see more

from £85 / night

£490 - £525 / week

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from £85 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Townend Holiday Cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 2

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

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(5) Excellent 

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Crickton Farm Cottage - Gower cottage sleeps 2

Swansea County / Gower

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Crickton Farm Cottage is beautiful four star modern one bed self catering Gower holiday cottage & holiday accommodation a working livery yard, in South Wales, situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula at the foot of the impressive Cefn Bryn, the home of King Arth  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 / week

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from £75 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£423 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thatch End Cottage - Baslow cottage sleeps 10

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; 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

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Lower Saxony / Neuharlingersiel

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £45 / night

£314 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Stable Cottages - Rochester cottage sleeps 5

Kent / Rochester

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property is set in a beautiful country location, conveniently located with easy access to all motorways and ports. Situated 15 minutes from historic Rochester. London, Canterbury and the coast are all 45 minutes away. The cottages provide a perfect getaway from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Heidelberg

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £117 / night

£733 / week

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from £117 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£268 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Kaufungen

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £65 / night

£388 / week

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from £65 / night

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Apartman Nea - Brzac apartment sleeps 3

Krk Island / Brzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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Pas-de-Calais / Beaurainville

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Lavender Blue Cottage - Melrose cottage sleeps 4

Borders / Melrose

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Lavender Blue is a lovely detached cottage with private parking and enclosed garden right in the centre of Melrose and within 2 minutes walking distance from shops, cafes and bars. The River Tweed is a five minute walk with many historic abbeys, homes and areas of inte  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £625 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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State of Bahia / Canavieiras

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Anneth Lowen - Lower Langford barn sleeps 2

Somerset / Lower Langford

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Anneth Lowen [Cornish for 'Happy Home'] is a recently converted self-contained barn within the grounds of Over Langford Manor. It is set in the heart of the North Somerset countryside on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills. The bijou property has all modern conve  …see more

from £79 / night

£525 / week

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from £79 / night

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Vendee / Olonne-sur-Mer

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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(25) Excellent 

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Yellowcraig Loft - Dirleton apartment sleeps 6

North Berwick / Dirleton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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

(3) Excellent 

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Gili Asahan Eco Lodge & Restaurant - Desa Sekotong Barat bungalow sleeps 22

Lombok / Desa Sekotong Barat

9 22 1 night min stay

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
A dream come true! After a year of hard but exciting work Gili Asahan Eco Lodge is open! It is our pleasure to welcome you and share the preserved wild beauty of Lombok Barats Gili archipelago. Sun, sea, sand, fish, coral, birdsongs and the cool breeze making its way th  …see more

from £41 / night

£282 / week

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from £41 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Hazards Escape - Coles Bay studio sleeps 2

Freycinet / Coles Bay

Studio 2 1 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Hazards Escape is a recently completed, free standing unit, adjacent to the main house, in a quiet setting about 5 minutes drive from the township of Coles Bay. The unit contains a spacious kitchenette and bathroom. It has queen bed with electric blanket, a comfortable  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage In Monmouthshire. Clay Shooting Available

Monmouthshire / Coed-Y-Paen

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Feel like getting away from it all? Treat yourselves to a midweek or weekend break in the beautiful Usk valley. Stay for a week or more and not only enjoy the magnificent views but visit the many castles and attractions in the area. First built in c1800 the former fore  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 / week

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from £75 / night

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State of Sao Paulo / Sao Roque

9 50 1 night min stay

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £1516 / night

£1516 / week

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from £1516 / night

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Province of Chieti / Paglieta

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £26 / night

£259 / week

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from £26 / night

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Gard / Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 79 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £69 / night

£423 / week

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from £69 / night

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Cotes-d'Armor / Glomel

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£337 / week

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from £95 / night

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Seine-Saint-Denis / Aulnay-sous-Bois

Studio 2 1 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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Huahine Location - Huahine bungalow sleeps 2

Society Islands / Huahine

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
South facing, it features a terrace with views over the lagoon. It is about 10 meters above the sea level and 30 for linear access to the private beach meters. Graciously lent two kayaks await you. Inside the bungalow includes a main room with a trundle bed, closet, T  …see more

from £58 / night

£116 / week

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from £58 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Grove Lodge - Corsham lodge sleeps 4

Wiltshire / Corsham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Child friendly ; 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

£590 - £878 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Very Good 

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3 BEDROOM VILLA 2 MIN NEAR THE SEA LA MANGA

Murcia / Estrella del Mar

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This is a beautiful property is based in Estrella de Mar in La Manga del Mar Menor, only 2 minutes away from the sea and the Mar Menor, This property has been completely renovated and has 2 Twin Rooms and one double room with Stunning views to the Sea, 2 bathrooms, rea  …see more

from £79 / night

£400 / week

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from £79 / night

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les rossignols - Vaux-sur-Mer apartment sleeps 4

Royan / Vaux-sur-Mer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
(1) The advertiser lets the following property (rental object) to the tenant:one ground-floor apartment « meublé de tourisme 2 * », (independant part of house) ( surface area :39 m2)For a total of __4___ people incl. children and ___1__ animal.The rental property i  …see more

from £35 / night

£244 - £449 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Tregastel

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £69 / night

£432 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Fairlight - St Margaret's at Cliffe apartment sleeps 4

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
2 bedroom apartment situated on a quiet footpath in the heart of White Cliffs country. Lovely walks on your doorstep to discover unspoilt areas of Kent. Ideal base for trips to France. Easy reach of Dover, Deal, Canterbury etc, by bus. 10 minute downhill walk to bay.Gol  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £65 / night

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Tirol / Fulpmes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£393 - £453 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Borgio Verezzi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

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Province of Lecco / Costa Masnaga

3 5 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £69 / night

£432 / week

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from £69 / night

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Calvados / Villers-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £121 / night

£432 / week

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from £121 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Highland Lodges - Kilfinnan - Kilfinnan log cabin sleeps 5

Scottish Highlands / Kilfinnan

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ;
There is only three lodges on site and are ideally situated overlooking Loch Lochy and views towards the spectacular mountain range fully furnished with all mod cons including 50/50 fridge freezer/washer,TV etc. A great base to explore the Cairngorms, Isle of Skye,Inv  …see more

from £60 / night

£230 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Charming countryside apartment - Idrija apartment sleeps 8

Slovenian Littoral Region / Idrija

1 8 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Charming countryside appartment located in peaceful village enviroment. Great opportunity to experience authentic slovenian countryside. Its sorrounding offers great conditions for cycling or hiking. If you are intrested in exploring local natural and cultural heritage  …see more

from £52 / night

£294 / week

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from £52 / night

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Province of Pavia / Spessa

3 2 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £74 / night

£432 / week

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from £74 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Beach-front apartment - Bray apartment sleeps 5

County Wicklow / Bray

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Located on Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 5 minutes walk from the train station, 1 hour by air-coach from Dublin Airport and easy access to Dun Laoire ferry port. The ideal base for exploring the garden of Ireland (County Wicklow).Suitable for families or small groups,  …see more

from £67 / night

£466 - £544 / week

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from £67 / night

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