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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 swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Drepano holiday villa rental

Patras / Drepano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / 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 £131 / night

£870 - £2000 / week

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from £131 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly

from £18 / night

£87 - £140 / week

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from £18 / 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 £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Arroyo de la Miel

Benalmadena / Arroyo de la Miel

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“A great value holiday” From getting to and from Malaga airport everything was so affordable. The train from the airport to the Arroyo was 20 minute journey and less than € 2. it was then a 10 minute walk from Arroyo station to the Agata apartments. P  …see more

from £22 / night

£155 - £220 / week

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from £22 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Sinalunga / Rigomagno

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £18 / night

£122 / week

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from £18 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Koggala holiday villa rental

Galle / Koggala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Breathtakingly beautiful property with the most delightful hosts.” The view from Lakeview Villa will literally take your breath away. The house is stunning - beautifully designed with enormous rooms and terraces. The swimming pool is a great size and  …see more

from £220 / night

£1400 - £2250 / week

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from £220 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Emborio

Santorini / Emborio

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £174 / night

£1044 - £1696 / week

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from £174 / night

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Holiday home in Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry

Basque Country / Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £66 / night

£461 - £853 / week

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from £66 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Panjim

Goa / Panjim

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic old world house, great host” If you're looking for a quiet, waterside stay in Goa, I can't think of a better house than this. Polished wood and glass abound in this wonderfully quaint house, but the furnishings (Rooms, Kitchen, bathrooms) ar  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in La Zenia

La Zenia / La Zenia Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location, spotless clean apartment” Couldn't praise this apartment enough..everything you need..will definitely book again..and Louise was more than helpful  …see more

from £27 / night

£174 - £427 / week

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from £27 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Finalpia

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£314 - £392 / week

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from £53 / night

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Apartment rental in Huercal-Overa with shared pool

Province of Almeria / Huercal-Overa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£268 / week

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from £39 / night

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Holiday studio in Aiud

Alba County / Aiud

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £31 / night

£214 / week

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from £31 / 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 £44 / night

£305 - £1148 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Tangalle with swimming pool

Southern Province / Tangalle

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £242 / night

£2420 / week

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from £242 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cantal / Aurillac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£244 - £453 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Lisbon holiday apartment rental

Lisbon / Linha de Cascais

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“The view is beautiful and the flat is comfortable” The flat is comfortable with everything you need provided. There is a large terrace with a fantastic view of rooftops and the sea. It is perfectly located, close to the station with very easy access  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £335 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Arrondissement of La Trinite / Le Robert

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £114 / night

£792 / week

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from £114 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Adamas holiday hotel apartment rental

Milos / Adamas

6 14 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £27 / night

£183 - £396 / week

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from £27 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £115 / night

£684 - £965 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Porto Heli holiday home rental

Porto Heli / Ververoda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£305 - £366 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Province of Turin / Gravere

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £37 / night

£218 / week

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from £37 / night

(42) Excellent 

30

Villa rental in Seminyak with swimming pool

Seminyak / Oberoi

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa” We stayed in Villa Viona 2 for 12 days in October while celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary. From day one everything was perfect and had no problems at all. Roni the Manager was there to meet us on arrival at the villa  …see more

from £105 / night

£687 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / 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 £44 / night

£261 - £479 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b  …see more

from £140 / night

£566 - £1566 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday apartment in Drepano

Argolis Region / Drepano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£305 - £396 / week

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from £44 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Hikkaduwa / Thiranagama

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An oasis - the perfect place for rest and relaxation” Having spent a week travelling through Sri Lanka we were really looking forward to relaxing and Stone Well Garden villa was the perfect location. On arrival we were greated by Asela and Subash  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1310 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Province of Rimini / Bellaria-Igea Marina

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £35 / night

£218 - £522 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Gaios

Paxos / Gaios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £44 / night

£305 - £1096 / week

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from £44 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Parque Santiago 2

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“parque santiago 2” Beautiful apartment complex in a great area near entertainment and restuarandts and shopping. Not suitable for the disabled. Complex has no lift. No easy access for people with suitcases.  …see more

from £47 / night

£329 - £371 / week

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Lietor holiday manor house let

Province of Albacete / Lietor

7 12 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£522 - £1253 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pjescana Uvala holiday apartment rental

Pula / Pjescana Uvala

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £35 / night

£218 / week

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from £35 / 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  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

County Kerry / Killarney

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Exceeded expectations” My partner and I plus her sister and another couple spent two nights here in May 2013 and found that this accommodation exceeded our expectations considerably. The location was conveniently close to the town center, supermarket  …see more

from £87 / night

£340 - £679 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria

Santa Maria / Porto Antigo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nuestra Senora de Jesus

Ibiza / Nuestra Senora de Jesus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Stunning Villa” Great villa in an amazing location, quiet and relaxing. Only a 5 minute drive to Jesus for provisions or 10 minutes to the outskirts of Ibiza town and larger supermarkets. 15 minutes will get you to the Marina in Ibiza t  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

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