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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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(45) Excellent 

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Bath holiday apartment rental

Somerset / Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely perfect, ticked every box” I am not usually moved to write reviews but I must take this opportunity to say how completely perfect this flat was for us for a weekend in Bath. It is perfectly presented, every convenience supplied and spotles  …see more

from £115 / night

£740 - £825 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Average 

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Namur Province / Blaimont

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Average 

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Province of Milan / Rho

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £65 / night

£345 / week

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from £65 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Vilamoura

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal villa for families.” Excellent service provided by Graham. Villa ideal for families with young children. We were 2 families with 5 children ranging from 2-5 years. Excellent for this age. We walked to marina. We did bring scooters with us as wel  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2250 / week

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from £143 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£276 - £759 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Gaios

Paxos / Gaios

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £108 / night

£755 / week

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from £108 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Ariege / Foix

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Kinvara

County Galway / Kinvara

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £146 / night

£561 - £1164 / week

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from £146 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Davenport holiday villa rental

Davenport / Watersong Resort

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool

from £124 / night

£924 - £1378 / week

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from £124 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Leeds Castle

Maidstone / Leeds Castle

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend away and it was perfect! The location was great, it was peaceful and perfectly situated so that we felt as though we were totally on our own and due to the big size of the area around us we didn't  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£555 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage rental

Matlock / Matlock Bath

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£260 - £395 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment in Calafell

Costa Dorada / Calafell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment with unrivalled sea views” Stayed in this apartment for 10 days with my wife and from the moment we met Manager Mike on arrival to the day we left we loved every single minute of our stay. We were met at the airport by Mike who gave u  …see more

from £74 / night

£475 - £949 / week

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from £74 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Caleta de Fuste / Fuerteventura Golf

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tip top” A fantastic villa set in a quiet area but still close enough to the town centre. The place is well kitted out with a lovely poolside area and clean pool. The villa and surrounding areas were better than id have expected, the rooms are spaciou  …see more

from £140 / night

£975 - £1350 / week

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from £140 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Riambel holiday villa rental

Savanne District / Riambel

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£707 / week

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from £113 / night

(3) Very Good 

9

Holiday cottage in New Galloway

New Galloway / St Johns Town of Dalry

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
“Superbly peaceful” We stayed at Lochivar to deliberately have peace and quiet for a week-long break from busy lives. Perfect! The location, close to Dalry, is central to all of the south and south-west and was ideal for us. We spent a day in each o  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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

from £40 / night

£250 - £840 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint-Sever-Calvados

Calvados / Saint-Sever-Calvados

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£180 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage rental

Sligo / Lisadell

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A Perfect holiday for Young Families in any weather. Home from home.” We had one of the most relaxing holidays I've ever experienced at Corner House. The Cottage is beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. Endless hours of fun  …see more

from £190 / night

£302 - £363 / week

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from £190 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Namur Province / Vresse-sur-Semois

10 18 2 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £3018 / night

£17914 / week

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from £3018 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect base in Playa de las Americas” Thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night break in this ideally situated well appointed studio apartment on this lovely peaceful complex in the heart of Las Americas. The booking confirmation and all correspondence fro  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £240 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Marrakech

Marrakech / Widane

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl  …see more

from £216 / night

£1294 - £2259 / week

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from £216 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Province of Foggia / Vieste

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£156 - £587 / week

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from £22 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Chalet rental in Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped, clean and comfortable chalet, great base for exploring the area” We have just returned from a wonderful week away which we all enjoyed immensely. The chalet was very comfortable and clean and had all that we needed. The owner was ver  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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from £28 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Cerrado Del Aguila

Mijas / Cerrado Del Aguila

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

50

Holiday villa letting

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic. The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Platamon holiday home rental

Pieria Region / Platamon

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Verbier ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Valais / Verbier

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect apartment in Verbier” We stayed at the apartment Clair abri for New Year with our child (14 months). The apartment was large, bright and well decorated. The owner was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The apartment is well located,  …see more

from £250 / night

£1450 - £1700 / week

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from £250 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Prines

Rethymnon / Prines

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely house, a gorgeous setting and every amenity we needed. Highly recommended!” We loved staying at Aloe villa. It offered every convenience for a family holiday, such as easy access to beautiful beaches (5 mins drive), to the village supermarket  …see more

from £120 / night

£839 - £1419 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gironde / Ruch

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £77 / night

£538 / week

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from £77 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A slice of untamed paradise” This is a fantastic location with incredible views. We had a large family reunion and the house gave us space to share time together but also give us time out if we needed it. The large garden was a hit with everyone, flin  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £160 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Province of Florence / Sesto Fiorentino

1 4 1 night min

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

from £65 / night

£423 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Vipiteno

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£462 - £923 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£475 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al  …see more

from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Moraira

Moraira / El Portet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday!” Casa Musica is home from home and will ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Spain is a hot country but the Air Con in the Villa was effective and needed to be on just 15 minutes then turn off for and the place stayed cool for age  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Nissaki

Corfu / Nissaki

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£242 - £363 / week

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from £35 / night

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