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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 studio with shared pool in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Fuengirola Marina

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Fab...book you won't be disappointed” I have stayed at the Stella Maris previously through a tour operator. In general: the complex is straight over from the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. Overall clean and a nice pool at the side o  …see more

from £27 / night

£183 - £435 / week

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from £27 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Really nice stay” 4 of us stayed in this villa and it exceeded our expectations. Was an incredibly nice Villa with everything we needed. A great view of the golf course and convenient walk or cab to shops and restaurants. Linda was very helpful. Only  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Tenby holiday home rental

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in Tenby” A lovely house, very near to the centre of Tenby. Everything you could want is provided and it is pet friendly. We loved it!  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £1300 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£335 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic Apartment” We stayed for a weekend in August. The apartment is lovely and big. It has everything you could want, including a welcome pack. The owner was fantastic to deal with. The apartment is in a great location right in the heart of  …see more

from £195 / night

£745 - £850 / week

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from £195 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Morecambe

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Luxury penthouse aprtment but not the best night's sleep” This accommodation is truly luxurious, apart from one thing the state of the mattresses, having stayed in similar apartments/hotels we found that they were unsupportive and we could feel the sp  …see more

from £69 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.  …see more

from £80 / night

£575 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Knokke-Heist / Knokke

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £28 / night

£174 - £366 / week

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from £28 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Valle d'Aosta / Breuil-Cervinia

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £70 / night

£522 - £783 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Townhouse accommodation in Los Alcazares with shared pool, golf nearby

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A Lovely House which is like a home” This is a lovely property which has been very thoughtfully equipped with lots of charming touches which are unusual in a rented house. It has everything one might need and the owners and their very helpful agent ha  …see more

from £36 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £36 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“HOME from HOME” Myself, my husband our teenager and 2 under 6 years stayed at the pad for 2 weeks. It was brilliant, I normally find family holidays slightly stressful. But the pad was like home from home. It has everything you would have at home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £685 / week

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from £50 / 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

(14) Excellent 

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New Town holiday home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect weekend away!” I booked this apartment fo my hen weekend with 9 other girls. It's was fantastic! We didn't want to leave! Perfect location, lovely modern but cosy interior. I had the most fantastic weekend and this apartment just made it! The  …see more

from £500 / night

£3150 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Sec

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / 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

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£285 - £468 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Nice / Port of Nice

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £24 / night

£165 / week

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from £24 / 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

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £75 / 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

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“I WILL BE BACK!” I stayed here with my family including young children and we thoroughly enjoyed it.The Apartment is in an ideal location with a really short walk to the beach,great for the kids. In addition it is a short walk to the center of Puerto  …see more

from £114 / night

£783 - £1218 / week

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from £114 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £132 / night

£1922 - £2703 / week

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from £132 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Kendal holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect cottage for a Lake District trip” Firstly, Christine was very helpful in arranging everything for our stay and always responded to emails quickly which is always want you want when trying to arrange holidays. Secondly, the cottage itself is  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Maxwell

Christ Church Parish / Maxwell

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£550 / week

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from £78 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great stay” Fabulous apartment in a brilliant central location. Had everything we needed and was in walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go. The only negatives were the broken bin and extra door locks hanging off but didn't ruin the stay. Would  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to stay” We stayed here the beginning of July and were very impressed with the townhouse,. It was clean and tidy and the location was ideal. There was a small front garden and a bigger back garden which were both very private.and ideal f  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £440 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Akyaka holiday apartment rental

Mugla Province / Akyaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Highly Recommended” Excellent communication with Ann and Phil prior to my arrival in Akyaka. The apartment itself was above my expectations. Situated on one of the main streets, you were minutes away from the beach, bars, restaurants and shops. The a  …see more

from £23 / night

£168 / week

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from £23 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Spent a fabulous week. Accomadation was spot on! Everything had been thought of, not a bad word to be said! Beautiful location and one of the best beaches in the area! Will definately be returning.  …see more

from £75 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Launceston

Tasmania / Launceston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£597 - £746 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Flachau ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Flachau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Small nice and cosy aprtment right in the centre of Flachau with excellent extra benefits” We spent two weeks in this apartment in August.The apartment is just as it appears in the photos: it is not very big, so there is only one bedroom for the kids  …see more

from £66 / night

£435 - £957 / week

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from £66 / 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

(16) Excellent 

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Rome holiday apartment rental

Rome / Trastevere

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfetto!” Thank you for letting us stay. It was everything we needed and more. We had great fun and really enjoyed the views from the terrace (and the gelataria round the corner!) - Rosie. The studio flat is perfectly situated between family homes  …see more

from £61 / night

£305 - £540 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Villamartin / Las Violetas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Las Violetas Apartment” Our stay in the apartment in Las Violetas was perfect from start to finish, perfectly situated for the Plaza just a few minutes walk from the apartment with lots of really nice restaurants to choose from. Lovely beaches a shor  …see more

from £31 / night

£181 - £392 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £53 / night

£305 - £548 / week

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from £53 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Lagos

Faro District / Lagos

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb modern well situated villa + Pool” We hired this villa for the fourth time in 2013 and have rebooked in June 2014 for another 'extended family' holiday. We visit with adult children and grandchildren. The property is in an up market quiet resi  …see more

from £150 / night

£925 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Beau Vallon holiday villa rental

Mahe Island / Beau Vallon

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £299 / night

£2089 / week

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