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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 apartment in Cannes

Cannes / Suquet

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Briercliffe

Lancashire / Briercliffe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, Relaxing Stay” We stayed in Delph Cottage in August 2012 for 7 nights. We had a great time, the cottage was all that was advertised and more. The cottage is very spacious, all the rooms were well furnished and clean. It was an ideal base
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from £140 / night

£490 - £610 / week

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from £140 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect 'home' in the Highlands” I've stayed at No 3 The Old Convent a couple of times before so just feel absolutely confident booking it again and again. Felicity and Chris have worked so hard to create such lovely accommodation and are always on
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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from £125 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse letting

Cape Town / Camps Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£980 / week

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from £110 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Achiltibuie holiday home rental

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 17 minutes

from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Avia,Greece

Peloponnese / Avia,Greece

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £220 / night

£1536 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £220 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Pet Friendly Home From Home” Close to beach,super well equiped,very comfortable and spacious. Dog friendly rear garden well fenced. Friendly welcoming Owner close at hand if you have any problems.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £55 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Devonport

Auckland Region / Devonport

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Place to stay” We had a great time there. After booking for the beginning of our jouney we came back for the last days auf our trip, because it is a great place to enjoy AKL. The ferry is close. Beach and waterfront-walk. Nice Cafés just 2 block
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from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Venice holiday townhouse rental

City of Venice / Venice

2 3 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £133 / night

£797 / week

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from £133 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Ocean Village, Gibraltar holiday apartment rental

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“This is a fabulous apartment!” We had the absolute pleasure of using this apartment for our wedding weekend in Gibraltar and from the minute we arrived we loved it! The apartment is so well equipped, immaculate and in a brilliant location in the heart
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from £105 / night

£715 - £1070 / week

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avg. 2 hours 55 minutes

from £105 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Maria Alm

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” My wife, little boy aged 3 and myself stayed here for a week over xmas. We love the apartment and from the moment we booked it, Sue went out of her way to give us all the info we could need and even left us a gift and our little boy a xmas pr
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from £48 / night

£320 - £580 / week

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from £48 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Chaweng holiday villa rental

Bophut / Chaweng

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £70 / night

£525 - £1190 / week

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avg. 1 hour 2 minutes

from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tignes ski apartment to rent.

Tignes / Val Claret

4 14 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £286 / night

£2000 - £3200 / week

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from £286 / night

(50) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Rome

Rome / Prati

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful and superbly located flat in Rome” My husband and I had a great stay in Rome. Thanks to the amazing location of this flat (a 2 minute walk to the Vatican and St Peter's) we were able to walk to all the main sights and everything felt as thou
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from £62 / night

£395 - £579 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £62 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Blouberg

Cape Town / Blouberg

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent weekend away - lovely apartment” My wife and I had a lovely weekend away at Portico. The apartment is well decorated, great location and has amazing views of Table Mountain. We cooked dinner one night, and ate out the second night (lots
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from £60 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage in the most amazong place” My partner and I stayed in Bobtail cottage for a week with our 3 dogs and absolutely loved it. We stayed there 2 years ago but loved it even more this time. The cottage is very clean, perfect location and i
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped. My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after. The views
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from £193 / night

£850 - £1550 / week

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from £193 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£595 - £1550 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £110 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Bentley Cottage” Very nice & excellent presentation, the welcome pack one of the best we have had. The owners are very welcoming & very accommodating. Great location for exploring the New Forest. We had a great time, many thanks.
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from £120 / night

£595 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Marina di Camerota

Camerota / Marina di Camerota

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£222 - £956 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Qawra

Island of Malta / Qawra

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Qawra apartment” This was a lovely apartment view was amazing and some lovely restaurants close by especially Chaplins and Al Dente also Luzzu restaurant, bus stop close by and lovely walks along the prom to Buggiba/St Paul's bay, only one slight down
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from £39 / night

£248 - £341 / week

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from £39 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional property in magnificent scenery” Exceptional in location, cleanliness and ambience of bungalow. From the picture window overlooking Inner Dundrum Bay across the lane and the Mourne Mountains, you may not wish to leave the comfy chairs at a
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from £125 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Gorgeous comfortable apartment” Clean and bright and peaceful at night. Just what we needed for a three night stay in Amsterdam. Marielle and Alex made us very welcome and the beds were super comfortable ! Feel confident to book - and don't complain
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from £111 / night

£775 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £111 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Llandeilo holiday cottage rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Capt” Perfect location and perfect hosts. We loved it and would recommend to anyone to go stay there. The hosts were most help with places to visit and selected fine dining. Perfect all round !!!
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from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday home rental

Portrush / West Strand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“34 Kerr street” We stayed here for 2 nights and I highly recommend this accomadation. It was in a great location of portrush and the views of the harbour are stunning. The accomadation itself was very clean, had everything you needed and very modern.
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from £100 / night

£395 - £795 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £100 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Agnez-les-Duisans holiday gite rental

Arras / Agnez-les-Duisans

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£390 - £1425 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chwilog

Gwynedd / Chwilog

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£400 - £890 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Faro District / Carvoeiro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again. Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available. We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by
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from £75 / night

£395 - £700 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Belsize Park

Studio 3 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min

from £70 / night

£470 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

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Malesherbes holiday home rental

Loiret / Malesherbes

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £202 / night

£1404 - £2439 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £202 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Birkenhead

Wirral / Birkenhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“No bother ticked all the boxs everyone happy” Had lovely stay . Clean modern apartment with all mod cons . Good location. Kids loved dvds and view of Hamilton Square nice to wake up to. Good transport links.
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from £85 / night

£560 - £875 / week

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avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galle

Galle District / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £240 / night

£1680 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £240 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidoshus!” A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+

Certificate of Excellence

from £89 / night

£399 - £531 / week

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from £89 / night

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