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Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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Spectacular apartment - Olympic Village - Beach apartment sleeps 6

Barcelona / Olympic Village - Beach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
Accommodation Location: Torre Sud, Illa de Llac, 283 Pg. Taulat, Barcelona Floor: 18th. 130 sq metres + 30 sq metre dual aspect terrace. The apartment is all exterior so every room has spectacular and panoramic views of the city, the mountains and the sea. Full air  …see more

from £193 / night

£1283 - £2436 / week

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from £193 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Willows Barn - Framlingham cottage sleeps 2

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. This Visit England accredited 5star barn will delight you for your stay or indeed is a great present for family/friends who appreciate the best too! Willows Barn is a totally private, self catering cottage,  …see more

from £99 / night

£625 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

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La Coruña: house near beaches. Inside the Costa Na - Oleiros chalet sleeps 3

Province of A Coruna / Oleiros

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Two storey house. On the ground floor a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with exit to the plot. In high floor, light room completely glazed with sofa bed and with a separate entrance. This house is built on a 2000 m2 plot with gardens, trees, swimming pool, parking, sports  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Saxony / Floeha

2 9 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Eastfield House Lodge - Longparish cottage sleeps 4

Hampshire / Longparish

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Eastfield House Lodge is a charming two bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4) set in secure private gardens, offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for those seeking a break from this mad world! The building has been recently converted and completed in January 2014 to a ver  …see more

from £98 / night

£650 - £854 / week

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from £98 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Little White Cottage Cotswolds - Milton Under Wychwood cottage sleeps 4

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Little White Cottage is a luxurious newly refurbished property in the heart of the Cotswolds. It has an open plan kitchen/living room. Positioned at the end of the owner's private drive, with discretionary use of their private tennis court. It has its own private  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Lecce / Presicce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
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from £43 / night

£283 - £599 / week

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from £43 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Greengage Cottage - Topsham cottage sleeps 11

Exeter / Topsham

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Dream rural retreat in beautiful East Devon countryside. Greengage Cottage is a fine example of a thatched Devon Longhouse. It has medieval origins and is full of character and has been furnished to a very high standard with Laura Ashley fabrics. There are also original  …see more

from £200 / night

£1600 - £3350 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

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The Old Free Church Manse - Isle of Raasay house sleeps 13

The Hebrides / Isle of Raasay

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
The Manse is a lovely, elegant, comfortable and well-equipped family home. Set in its own large grounds and with fabulous views across to the Cuillins on Skye, it is the perfect base from which to explore the island of Raasay and beyond. Whatever the time of year, Raasa  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Province of Asti / Cisterna d'Asti

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £69 / night

£411 / week

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from £69 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Cheese Press Cottage - Biggin-by-Hartington cottage sleeps 2

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Luxury, peaceful cottage, restored and converted to a very high standard, set within 130 acres of private grounds. Spacious open plan, beamed excellently equipped kitchen with fireplace and seating area, leads out onto south facing private patio area, with tables, chair  …see more

from £68 / night

£341 - £450 / week

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from £68 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Mr McGregor's Cottage - Gortin cottage sleeps 2

County Tyrone / Gortin

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Mr McGregor's offers delightful, romantic cottage style accommodation within the Beltrim Estate, just outside Omagh in Co Tyrone. Although secluded, the cottage is still close enough to the village of Gortin for essential supplies. Mr McGregor's is ideal for c  …see more

from £65 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Thurnham Keep Stables - Thurnham apartment sleeps 2

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the historic Pilgrim's Way in the quiet hamlet of Thurnham, Thurnham Keep Stables is perfectly located for peaceful sanctuary, whilst still being within easy access of Kent's many places to visit.With woo  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £70 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Cotswold holiday lodge with views - Winchcombe log cabin sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Situated in the unspoilt village of Brockhampton in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet close to Regency Cheltenham, Coomb Cottage is a luxury log cabin with wide-ranging views out across our magnificent limestone uplands. Coomb Cottage ha  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

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State of Ceara / Cruz

5 10 3 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £796 / night

£5304 / week

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from £796 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Family friendly holiday cottage, great views,golf. - Kippen cottage sleeps 6

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops. It has its own hard  …see more

from £90 / night

£485 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Courtyard Creamery - Biggin-by-Hartington cottage sleeps 2

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Luxury, peaceful cottage, restored and converted to a very high standard, set within 130 acres of private grounds. Spacious open plan, beamed excellently equipped kitchen with fireplace and large seating area, leads out onto south facing private patio area, with tables,  …see more

from £73 / night

£364 - £490 / week

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from £73 / night

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Puylaroque

5 10 2 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £163 / night

£1026 / week

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from £163 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Loire-Atlantique / Batz-sur-Mer

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £77 / night

£556 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Carriage House - Worton cottage sleeps 8

Wiltshire / Worton

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Carriage House stands at the entrance to an impressive, Grade II listed mansion in the small village of Worton, 6 miles from the attractive market town of Devizes. Stylishly decorated and furnished, the accommodation comprises the major part of the former Carriage H  …see more

from £184 / night

£789 - £1350 / week

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from £184 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Heaven in Devon - Topsham cottage sleeps 15

Exeter / Topsham

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Greengage and Lime Cottages are situated in a beautiful part of Devon, close to the Jurassic coast and many local attractions. The properties are very close to each other and perfect for families or groups of friends. The cottages are great for get togethers and there  …see more

from £300 / night

£2000 - £3950 / week

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from £300 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Robin's Barn - Penallt cottage sleeps 3

Monmouthshire / Penallt

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Robin's Barn is a pretty converted stone barn with a stunning view over the Wye Valley in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is situated next door to the owners' secluded home, in a tiny hamlet and reached by a private driveway. The nearest village of  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Putsborough Manor Barn - Putsborough barn sleeps 4

Devon / Putsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Child friendly ;
A beautiful listed thatched barn located it its own private secure garden in the the picture perfect hamlet of Putsborough (Manor) 400 m from Putsborough Sands and only 15 mins walk from Croyde. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty a couple of minutes walk f  …see more

from £89 / night

£375 - £1295 / week

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from £89 / night

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L'Antico Casale - Polizzi Generosa farmhouse sleeps 4

Province of Palermo / Polizzi Generosa

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
L'Antico Casale is an ancient farmhouse of the 18th century, deep in the amazing landscape of the Madonie Regional Park. You can enjoy the view of the mountains from the tree-lined entry path.There are 12 rooms in the farmhouse and the restaurant was built after th  …see more

from £120 / night

£838 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Excellent 

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The Little Barn - Wysall barn sleeps 5

Nottinghamshire / Wysall

1 5 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Little Barn is ideally suited for visiting many of the East Midlands cities and attractions. There is a pretty Norman Church in the village centre and an excellent pub, The Plough (freehouse), which serves meals at lunchtime.The countryside around Wysall is gentle  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £315 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Bainvalley Bach - Hemingby barn sleeps 2

Lincolnshire / Hemingby

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Bainvalley Bach is our latest holiday barn conversion. It has been stylishly furnished to a high standard. The kitchen living area encompasses all you need for a comfortable holiday. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hobs and electric oven as well as a microwave with all the  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £395 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Luxury Villa In Valenciana - Valencia - Spain - Picassent villa sleeps 16

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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 with  …see more

from £214 / night

£300 - £2522 / week

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from £214 / night

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Nord

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
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from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Hoppickers Barn 'RuralRetreat' - Brockamin barn sleeps 5

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Visit England 4 star Gold rated self catering property. Winner of Best Self catering Destination Worcestershire 2014The comfortable accommodation is located on the first floor of the barn with 2 bedrooms, I king size with extra bed (and cot space) and the 2nd bedroom c  …see more

from £100 / night

£520 - £895 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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South Moravian Region / Znojmo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £43 / night

£240 - £812 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Maria Gracia - Paterna villa sleeps 14

Province of Valencia / Paterna

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Large Luxury Family Home With Private Tennis Court And Swimming Pool6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges with terraces sleeps 14 comfortablyThis beautiful 2 storey villa is situated in the quiet leafy estate of La Canada. Just 10 minutes from the airport and close to loca  …see more

from £250 / night

£1600 - £3000 / week

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from £250 / night

(60) Excellent 

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The Manor House - Ludlow manor house sleeps 12

Shropshire / Ludlow

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The Manor House, Richards Castle, Ludlow is an outstandingly situated country house surrounded by superb gardens and grounds with far reaching views and it's own private golf course. The Manor House is situated above the village of Richards Castle and only three mi  …see more

from £130 / night

£1519 - £2200 / week

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from £130 / night

(19) Excellent 

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ROMANTIC "IRIS" COTTAGE NEAR FONTAINEBLEAU - Fontainebleau cottage sleeps 2

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The Iris cottage is a very charming and quiet 45 m2 self catering cottage for 2 people. Its main feature is the monumental stone fireplace in the lounge bedroom, a great place for relaxing. The cottage is located in a wide 2 ha property with park, forest and a tennis co  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £415 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

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The Granary, Barritshayes Farm - Colyton cottage sleeps 5

Devon / Colyton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool;
The Granary at Barritshayes is set in a stunning location, nestling amongst the hills of rural East Devon and yet only a few minutes from the Jurassic coast at Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. We have excellent facilities for both families and couples  …see more

from £50 / night

£320 - £875 / week

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from £50 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Tuckers Retreat - Barnstaple cottage sleeps 4

Devon / Barnstaple

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Built from natural cob, this luxury traditional cottage is warm and cosy and offers complete comfort. Fantastic indoor pool and leisure complex to enjoy whilst having a relaxing holiday with family or friends at any time of year. Centrally located for Barnstaple, Europe  …see more

from £95 / night

£365 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

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Fullmoon Villa Lux Antalya - Sile house sleeps 6

Istanbul Province / Sile

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
It is a villa overlooking the Bay of Kalkan. There is a swimming pool of 45 square meters. There are two en-suite bedroomsand can sleep up to five people in total provide. The distance from the center of Kalkan is only 3 minutes by car.BedroomsBedroom 1 : With king size  …see more

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Luxury Apartment Deluxe Sunset Bay View Subic - Subic apartment sleeps 8

Zambales Province / Subic

2 8 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
WELCOME TO SUNSET BAY VIEW SUBIC "THE ABSOLUTE BEST PANORAMIC VIEW" THE LUXURY APARTMENT FULLY FURNISHED, LARGE BALCONY with AMAZING OCEAN, BEACH & ISLAND VIEW WITH BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE, MODERN KITCHEN AND LUXURY BATHROOM TOILET. Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartments. Under  …see more

from £60 / night

£336 - £609 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thornbridge Manor - Great Longstone house sleeps 24

Derbyshire / Great Longstone

7 24 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Thornbridge Manor House has been refurbished to an incredibly high standard with a mix of traditional features and contemporary style. The dining room is big enough for everyone to dine together and the living space has cosy open fires and lots of space to relax togethe  …see more

from £917 / night

£6419 / week

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from £917 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cloisters - Boldre house sleeps 8

New Forest / Boldre

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Cloisters is a large wing of an impressive country house which is set in extensive and secluded gardens, including a tennis court. Located in an exclusive area of The New Forest Cloisters has recently been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with great care an  …see more

from £257 / night

£1100 - £2800 / week

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from £257 / night

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Province of Asti / Cisterna d'Asti

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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