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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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203,472 Holiday homes

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” Really cosy traditional cottage...very warm ..extremely comfortable bed ...very relaxing break and everything on your doorstep  …see more

from £56 / night

£316 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Polzeath holiday home rental

Polzeath / Roserrow

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home” A wonderful week at The Haven, the house was exceptionally spacious for 8 of us and the facilities were great. Having an en-suite in every bedroom was a definite bonus. Great location within 5 min drive of Polzeath where the kids  …see more

from £150 / night

£1075 - £2050 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“What a great time!” The owner was fantastic, the location and apartment was superb. Close to all transportation, and pubs. What more could you ask for?  …see more

from £140 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Viewpoint stay” Lovely property Nice & warm & very friendly owner Easy to find & nicely located Will definitely use again  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Davenport

Davenport / Sandy Ridge

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful House and Great service” We stayer at Mickey's Place for 15 days and it was great. The house was big and Wonderful. Very clean and had everything we wanted. The toys in de garage was Great for the kids and the wassing machine and dryer were  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £540 / week

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from £90 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Madron

Penzance / Madron

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Beautiful cottage. Just perfect.” A stunning cottage decorated in tasteful, beautful decor. The building itself and surroundings are just stunning. There was a pint of milk and bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival. The cottage has absolutly  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Pet friendly
Set in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Beadnell, Almond Apartment is a ground floor, new holiday home perfectly designed for couples looking for a peaceful or active retreat to the famous Northumberland coastline. Our bookings are normally strictly Satu  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £435 / week

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from £26 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £467 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Great village house” 4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the facilities we needed.  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Colonia de Sant Pere holiday villa rental

Colonia de Sant Pere / Bay of Alcudia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at La Vista villa. The rooftop terrace was simply wonderful, enjoying the beautiful sunset views. Thankyou  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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(1) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Vale de Parra with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Vale de Parra

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful and spacious 3 bed house in vale de parra, albufeira, with a beautiful panoramic view to the sea, across salgados golf course. Walking distance of pharmacy, newsagent, bank, supermarket, restaurants and bars. 5 min taxi ride to old town albufeira and strip!!  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful  …see more

from £85 / night

£382 - £509 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Mayschoss

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

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from £60 / night

£386 - £683 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

20

Windermere holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Windermere

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake.  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £450 / week

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from £80 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / West Stonebridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 141 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous for us!” The property was easy to find in an area with lots of amenities, resturants and grocery shops. The property was easy to reach from the airport with clear detailed instructions from the property owner. All attractions were in easy t  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning Mountain apartment with exceptional view of the Matterhorn,Great skiing,wonderful mountain walks/hikes/climbing.Exciting village life,amazing choice of restaurants.No traffic so relaxing.  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Home letting in York

North Yorkshire / York

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellant” We had a wonderful stay, everything was pristine and such a comfortable house with everything required for a holiday away from home. The house was easy to find and access and only a short walk into York. We came to bring our granddaughter t  …see more

from £125 / night

£828 - £965 / week

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from £125 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful cottage in an ideal location” Just returned from a brilliant holiday staying at Captains Cottage which really was the 'icing on the cake'. Allonby is lovely with scenic walks along the beach. The cottage is located close enough to use as a  …see more

from £79 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Birmingham holiday barn rental

West Midlands / Birmingham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Botts Green Hall is a Grade II* listed Elizabethan house situated in the North Warwickshire countryside within easy reach of the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Airport, The Belfry, Shustoke Farm Barns wedding venue and the nearby cities of Coventry and Birmingha  …see more

from £70 / night

£475 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Ile-de-France / Paris

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min

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from £73 / night

£475 / week

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from £73 / night

(29) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great destination!” Was here on our honeymoon and loved it! Perfectly situated from parks, very roomy! Will definitely look to stay again in the future.  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £735 / week

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from £65 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would definitely go back again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Mures County / Sighisoara

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely property with amazing view” If you were to ask the children, they would resoundingly vote that the garden at the property was amazing. They really appreciated the pool to cool off in after a morning's sightseeing. The property was spotlessly  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
The complex is just two minute walk to the main road with 20 - 30 restaurants providing all kinds of food.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £840 / week

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from £40 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Heaven on earth” Beautiful appt wonderful sea views a special holiday appartment. Great restaurants on the harbour with stunning sea views.ib Va  …see more

from £127 / night

£551 - £950 / week

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from £127 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Windsor Palms

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Wyndham Palm Way review” Lovely villa, easy to find just off the 192 and easily accommodates 9 people so perfect for a large family holiday. Easy to get to the parks and out for food but you will need a car. Good value for money although it is a li  …see more

from £92 / night

£640 - £700 / week

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from £92 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely perfect!” Myself and three friends stayed here for 4 nights. We where over from Ireland to see an Manchester United match and the location was great, just a cheap taxi ride to Old Trafford and into the centre of Manchester. The house was im  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit” This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Brinlack

County Donegal / Brinlack

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
With stunning sea views. This property is the Ideal base for exploring Donegal with ferry trips to Aran mor,Tory and Gola islands. A chance to see dolphins,sailing classes,fishing,Glenvagh national park, walking and beaches.<br />This cottage is 3 minutes drive fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday chalet in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
DOGS go FREE with us!!BEDLINEN INCLUDED  …see more

from £40 / night

£150 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Nenagh holiday cottage rental

Nenagh / Dromineer

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“OMGoodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Upon arrival, around 11pm, every light inside and outside was on to welcome us to 'our' charming vacation home! Not 10 minutes after our arrival, Jeanette popped in to give us a warm welcome and to answer any questio  …see more

from £119 / night

£636 - £746 / week

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from £119 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Home rental in Unawatuna

Unawatuna / Mihiripanna

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“What a Gem” Our family holiday to Marley's Beach House has been one of the best. Travelling with children can be difficult but the staff and owner Michelle went out of their way to accommodate our needs so well. We loved the position, Sri Lanka is l  …see more

from £208 / night

£1440 - £2080 / week

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from £208 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Gustow

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £23 / night

£248 / week

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from £23 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central York

York / Central York

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful stay in York” Our family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas stay at Henshaw House. Every possible convenience was provided in a clean, attractive and functional house. The house was an approximate 20 minute walk to the city centre. There was a co  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £840 / week

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from £90 / night

(35) 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.  …see more

from £110 / night

£610 - £1165 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night