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Rosebank Cottage - Cambuslang cottage sleeps 2

South Lanarkshire / Cambuslang

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Period garden cottage located in a lovely conservation area in Cambuslang on the outskirts of Glasgow.Excellent local transport links to Glasgow city centre (12 mins), Loch Lomond and Edinburgh (55 mins) by train. Train station 400 metres from cottage. In addition,  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 / week

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from £49 / 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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(19) Excellent 

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Lilac Villa Skegness - Skegness house sleeps 12

Lincolnshire / Skegness

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Lilac Villa is a very large and beautiful 5 bedroom Holiday Home in Skegness just two minutes walk to an award winning beach and to the Sea Front and main promenade. It is located in the quieter North part of the town, however the town centre is only a 10 minute walk. T  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1540 / week

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from £100 / night

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Tirol / Gran

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£321 / week

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from £48 / night

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Studio Apartment - Klaipeda - Lithuania apartment sleeps 2

Klaipeda County / Klaipeda, Lithuania

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Located just a 5 minute walk from Old Town of Klaipeda, Orange Apartments offers bright and modern apartments with free Wi-Fi. The beach on the Baltic Sea is a 6-minute drive away.The apartments are decorated in lively colours and feature a TV, a kitchenette with a frid  …see more

from £26 / night

£171 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Three bedroomed Family House with quaint garden - Shoeburyness house sleeps 7

Southend-on-Sea / Shoeburyness

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This is an end of terraced property based in Shoeburyness. It is based 15 minutes walk from East Beach blue flag beach.It is 10 minutes walk from Shoeburyness train station. 15 minutes drive from Southend / London Airport. This cottage has three good sized double bedroo  …see more

from £99 / night

£720 - £1030 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment Strobl Lake Wolfgang Austria - Strobl apartment sleeps 2

Salzburg Region / Strobl

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Swimming pool;
Large studio apartment in Strobl, with pool, central location, close to Wolfgangsee. Walk to all amenities. Sleeps 2 (plus children) sitting, dining and bedroom areas, attractive kitchen with full cooking facilities, bathroom and hallway. Good sized balcony with seat  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

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La toussuire les hauts de comb - Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire studio sleeps 6

Savoie / Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire

Studio 6 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Sleeps up to 6, approx 40m², living area with single sofa bed and single pull-out bed, twin bedroom, alcove with bunks, bathroom or shower. Apartments are sometimes split-level.<br>Kitchenette with microwave/grill, ceramic hot plates / dishwasher, balcony.<br&  …see more

from £97 / night

£672 - £1853 / week

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from £97 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Mainz

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£471 / week

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from £77 / night

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La toussuire les hauts de comb - Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire studio sleeps 4

Savoie / Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Sleeps up to 4, approx 32m², living area with single sofa bed and single pull-out bed, twin bedroom (sometimes on a different level and not enclosed), bathroom or shower.<br>Kitchenette with microwave/grill, ceramic hot plates / dishwasher, balcony.<br><  …see more

from £82 / night

£568 - £1561 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grenada Holiday Apartments - Calivigny apartment sleeps 3

Saint George Parish / Calivigny

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Ideal for a quiet getaway, Grenada Holiday Apartment is a fully furnished, self-catering, air-conditioned 2-Bedroom Apartment with garden in a lovely neighbourhood of Calivigny, in St. George’s the capital parish of pure Grenada, the Isle of Spice. We are located cl  …see more

from £65 / night

£428 - £611 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Mwendawima Beach Villa - Zanzibar - Jambiani villa sleeps 8

Zanzibar Island / Jambiani

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Fully serviced beach villa on the East coast of Zanzibar, in the small fishing village of Jambiani. Price: €110 per day per bedroom or €320 per day for the whole villa Ask for price information as it is flexible ( number of guests, children, season etc..) 'Mwen  …see more

from £95 / night

£659 - £1915 / week

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from £95 / night

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Lower Saxony / Oldenburg

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 36 km; Child friendly ;
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from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mayfair - Selfridges - Luxury! - Mayfair apartment sleeps 4

Central London/Zone 1 / Mayfair

2 4 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
NEWLY FURNISHED Boutique Style Apartment ! This is a wonderful bright 2 bedroom duplex apartment in an unbelievable location. It is literally 20 seconds walk to Oxford Street, and the famous Selfridges department store right in the heart of London. The apartment is en  …see more

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1550 / week

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from £225 / night

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Schaffhausen apartment sleeps 3

Canton of Schaffhausen / Schaffhausen

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 / week

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from £125 / night

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Manche / Saint-Pair-sur-Mer

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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(1) Good 

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Rugen Island / Gohren

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

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Province of Foggia / Tremiti Islands

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £43 / night

£300 - £419 / week

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from £43 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Boscrowan (Peace and Plenty) - Penzance barn sleeps 4

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Peacefully located on the edge of Penzance, Boscrowan provides a secluded haven whilst offering easy access to Penzance's excellent facilities and Far West Cornwall's many attractions. Peace and Plenty, a reversed level barn conversion that sleeps 4, and Ring  …see more

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Baden-Württemberg / Bad Krozingen

1 3 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
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from £42 / night

£294 - £353 / week

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from £42 / night

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Colorful house in the heart of Sassari - Sassari apartment sleeps 1

Province of Sassari / Sassari

2 1 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The house is located in the city center of Sassari, close to the main street, but at the same time it is very quiete. The apartment is clean and tidy. We have four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, a nice livingroom and a wide terrace where it is nice to spend time... T  …see more

from £65 / night

£342 / week

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from £65 / night

(48) Excellent 

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MILAN APARTMENT GREAT LOCATION - Duomo apartment sleeps 3

Milan / Duomo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Gorgeous Romantic Apartment inside a magnificient historical very well maintained 18th century building with modern comforts, in the best area of Milan, right in the heart of the city.It is ideally located for easy access to all of the many tourist attractions in Milan:  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Bussy St Georges

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Ground Floor Apartment - Isleworth apartment sleeps 2

Greater London / Isleworth

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
The ground floor apartment, in this two storey dwelling , was built in the early Edwardian era, as a home for the management of one of the local soap works. The sitting room still retains the height and decorated ceiling particular to the fashion of the day.The apartme  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Staufen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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Holiday at bishopric near Tübingen - Rottenburg am Neckar apartment sleeps 2

Baden-Württemberg / Rottenburg am Neckar

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Visit our cozy apartment near the historic center of Rottenburg, situated in the beautiful Neckar valley, 12 km from Tübingen. This is a separate unit within an apartment building. It has a wooden floor, underfloor heating, textured plaster, low-allergen facilities, a  …see more

from £22 / night

£120 / week

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from £22 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Upper Bavaria / Feldafing

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Owner's Cottage - Craignure cottage sleeps 6

Isle of Mull / Craignure

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 23 km; Child friendly ;
The Owner's Cottage looks up Loch Linnhe to Ben Nevis and all the mountains from Glencoe to Cruachan. It was built in 1989 in the traditional Scots vernacular "but and ben" style. On the ground floor, hall, bathroom, spacious double bedroom, and large o  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

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SeaView 3 BR Apt OCT Nanshan - Shenzhen apartment sleeps 6

Guangdong / Shenzhen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Apt in OCT, the most beautiful/famous area classified as 5A scenic area Tourist Attractions. Close to Metro, window of world, happy valley and HK. In a beautiful garden, the apt with great sea view is 116 m2 with 3 BR, 2 washroom, one spacious dining room, fully equippe  …see more

from £71 / night

£428 / week

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from £71 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Worcester Park Apartment - Worcester Park apartment sleeps 6

Greater London / Worcester Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 77 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
THIS APARTMENT can be rented as a 1, 2 or 3 BEDROOM Apartment to suit your party sizeIt has:• Large Entrance door and hallway• Wood Floors and Neutral Décor throughout• Large Open Plan Kitchen Dining Family Living Room with: • 5 Burner Gas Hob, Double Electri  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1470 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Middle Cottage - Portinscale cottage sleeps 4

Keswick / Portinscale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Middle Cottage is a traditional 18th Century lakeland cottage, which has been renovated to provide comfortable and sophisticated accommodation for up to 4 people, plus one well behaved dog.Situated in a prime location in the village of Portinscale, Middle Cottage has be  …see more

from £95 / night

£375 - £555 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Apartment Bellevue - Argentiere apartment sleeps 4

Chamonix / Argentiere

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
Ideally located within a 5 minute walk from the main Telecabine to Les Grands Montets.This is the highest ski resort in the valley to 3300meters that opens first and closes last.The apartment is in the center of Argentiere that lies just 10 minutes by car, bus or train  …see more

from £65 / night

£245 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Beachcomber Cottage - Overstrand cottage sleeps 6

Norfolk / Overstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Beachcomber Cottage is located just four minutes' walk from the beach, Quiet and peaceful, this is a detached cottage with most rooms on the ground floor. Easy access to all amenities, including local shops, pub and cafe all within 5 minutes walk. The cottage has  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £125 / night

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Delightful Cottage Dunallican - Pech-Luna farmhouse sleeps 3

Aude / Pech-Luna

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Dunallican is a tastefully converted barn dating from the early 19th century. Set in beautiful countryside with is own private terrace is ideal for a romantic holiday for two. The property boasts a large range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine and woodburning stove  …see more

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Romantic cottage with private sauna - Winsum cottage sleeps 2

Groningen Province / Winsum

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This cosy cottage is situated in Tinallinge, an old, authentic small village on the Groningen countryside. it is ideal to have a break from the al-day hectic. It offers you amongst others a private Spa. You can enjoy the sauna, steambath and the antique bathroom just b  …see more

from £93 / night

£624 - £642 / week

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from £93 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Les Naturelles - Leukerbad apartment sleeps 5

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Our apartment provides couples, families or groups of friends with a fantastic base from which to explore the wonderful thermal spa town of Leukerbad and surrounding areas. Situated in a well managed chalet development with concierge service, the apartment provides sp  …see more

from £40 / night

£300 - £375 / week

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from £40 / night

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Hesse / Kassel

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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Central Apartment Trnava - Trnava studio sleeps 3

Trnava Region / Trnava

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Studio is very quiet with orientation into atrium. You can enjoy and relax on the big sunny terrace. Floor area of the studio is 41 m2 and size of the terrace is 9 m2. Studio is equipped with new furniture and has separate modern kitchen with high-quality built-in appli  …see more

from £39 / night

£265 - £325 / week

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from £39 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Stuttgart

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

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