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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 villa with golf nearby, tennis court in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge” Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning proper  …see more

from £650 / night

£2500 - £6000 / week

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from £650 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sucina holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Sucina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect. The apartment included all th  …see more

from £35 / night

£215 - £275 / week

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from £35 / night

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Private room rental in Subic Bay Freeport Zone with shared pool, tennis court

Central Luzon Region / Subic Bay Freeport Zone

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest. Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr  …see more

from £17 / night

£154 - £238 / week

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from £17 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Longparish holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Longparish

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Modern, very well equipped and welcoming home.” I stayed here on a business trip and Eastfield House Lodge is a modern, very well equipped and welcoming home. It was lovely to come back at the end of the day and relax in a superb peaceful setting.  …see more

from £98 / night

£650 - £875 / week

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from £98 / night

(85) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Fuengirola

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Marvellous penthouse” Very nice 3 bedroom penthouse with several terraces. The situation of the penthouse in the building is excellent as it is on the top floor and the corner of the building. Distance to the beach is about 20 minutes on foot but ther  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £990 / week

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from £42 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / San-Nicolao

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.08 km
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£270 - £449 / week

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from £39 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Finca rental in Javea with swimming pool, tennis court

Javea / Cap Marti

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“This Villa is a definite WOW” This is a truly quality villa on a massive plot of land which retains all the charm of a Spanish Finca and is set in the hills above Javea about 20 mins. walk or 5 minutes by car from the main Arenal beach.We loved the ge  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2765 / week

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from £250 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you need it! Plenty of logs and coal for  …see more

from £77 / night

£400 - £490 / week

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from £77 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage with tennis court in Framlingham

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5* barn. Framlingham. PRIVATE HOT TUB +Parking. WOODBURNER. Half an acre of garden. Superkingsize bed. Roll top bath. Shower. Bespoke kitchen. Tennis Court. Stylish decor. Underfloor heating thoughout. 37"TV. Blu-Ray/DVD player. Ipod dock. SMEG fridge/fre  …see more

from £89 / night

£560 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
Private Pool, private tennis courts, perfect for children with outdoor playhouse, all ensuite.<br />Villa Mercuri is the perfect place for families to spend their holidays together. Plenty of space!  …see more

from £300 / night

£1368 - £2864 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Tincleton

Dorchester / Tincleton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.” My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disa  …see more

from £156 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Allier / Commentry

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£342 - £432 / week

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from £51 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home with tennis court in Carool

New South Wales / Carool

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Just Heaven Mountain Retreat is a unique 27 acre property at Carool just over the Queensland border in NSW and is just 15 mins from Coolangatta International Airport. From everywhere on the property there are spectacular ocean, rural, and mountain views. Just Heaven i  …see more

from £309 / night

£1852 - £4297 / week

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from £309 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Cagliari / Quartucciu

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £68 / night

£419 - £958 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Cala Millor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Wonderful!” We stayed for a week in this lovely apartment which is right on the beachfront. Beautiful views day and night across the beach. Really liked the apartment with nice bedrooms and living space. Plenty of nice bars and restaurants  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £659 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

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South Moravian Region / Znojmo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £43 / night

£240 - £812 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Picassent

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia  …see more

from £214 / night

£300 - £2522 / week

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from £214 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Filey holiday home rental

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” A wonderful cottage in a wonderful setting, made even more comfortable after meeting the lovely owners on our arrival. There was a welcome goodie bag and the cottage has everything you could wish for, not like some other places where there  …see more

from £56 / night

£315 - £845 / week

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from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £100 / night

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Dordogne / Thenon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £206 / night

£1283 - £2095 / week

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from £206 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Aegina Town

Aegina / Aegina Town

9 14 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Kokkino Kastro is a historic estate in close proximity of Aegina's port,suitable for a maximum of up to 14 guests. Swimming pool, barbeque facilities and private tennis court included. Ideal for wedding, yoga retreats and other group activities. Very family friendl  …see more

from £2137 / night

£2030 - £5076 / week

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from £2137 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Trois-Ilets

Studio 3 Min stay varies

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

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from £48 / night

£300 - £385 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Albufeira holiday villa rental

Faro District / Albufeira

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for active families” Wimbledon 2 was a great find, very peaceful location, with a large (and deep) pool, lovely gardens and a tennis court, and comfortable open space living inside. The pool was great for cooling off in the hot days, a lot o  …see more

from £65 / night

£428 - £1278 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Milton Under Wychwood

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Port William

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage in peaceful and beautiful wooded area,” We had a fabulous time in Rose Cottage, lucky for us that it was a boiling hot week. The cottage was very cosy and so well equipped with everything we would require, the lovely garden was a bonus.  …see more

from £40 / night

£220 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Bethersden holiday shepherds hut rental

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
>Fully equipped for cookingWalking or cycling Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and on  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Bagneres-de-Bigorre ski chalet to rent.

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bagneres-de-Bigorre

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Villa Tamerza is a large, chalet-style house in the heart of the French Pyrenees. It can accommodate up to 12 guests in its five bedrooms and offers all the facilities expected of a high-quality holiday rental, including a swimming pool and tennis court.  …see more

from £165 / night

£995 - £2095 / week

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from £165 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic setting for a get away” Comfortable and well equipped cabin, perfect setting Would have been nice as a suggestion to have had a hot tub outside possibly  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Croyde with tennis court

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £1450 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Pererenan

Bali / Pererenan

5 10 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Ambra is a newly renovated luxury top end Villa, set right on the beach in the tranquil location of Pererenan, featuring beach frontage of 45m.  …see more

from £1097 / night

£7678 / week

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from £1097 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lichfield

Staffordshire / Lichfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer  …see more

from £58 / night

£375 - £785 / week

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from £58 / night

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Aix-en-Provence / Puyricard

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £342 / night

£1881 - £4701 / week

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from £342 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Ashburton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Private garden
“A truly magical place to stay” It's hard to describe in words how much we enjoyed staying at Lurcombe. Not only did it live up to very high expectations we'd developed (derived from the photos, description & other reviews) but actually exceeded them!  …see more

from £66 / night

£763 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool, tennis court in Gondomar

Gondomar / Melres

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B  …see more

from £133 / night

£911 - £1154 / week

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from £133 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Penallt

Monmouthshire / Penallt

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“peaceful getaway” Lovely peaceful location, spectacular views local walks. We took our 2 small dogs and they loved every minute. The hosts live next door and greet you on arrival but after that they are just there if you need them. Everything you coul  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby, tennis court in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Areias Dos Moinhos

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Fabulous 4 bedroom luxury villa with private heated pool and tennis court , set in a tranquil location with stunning sea views, and within walking distance of Carvoeiro with sandy beach and an array of bars, restaurants, cafés and boutiques.  …see more

from £109 / night

£760 - £1925 / week

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from £109 / night