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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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Cottage rental in Barnard Castle with golf nearby

Durham / Barnard Castle

4 20 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Everything we needed in a beautiful area.” The cottage was more a large country house, basic clean & comfortable. The owners had been updating and improving rooms, toilets etc, which was mentioned in previous reviews, but now working fine & look very
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from £160 / night

£795 - £1355 / week

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from £160 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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from £120 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculate.
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from £80 / night

£360 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

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Maiori holiday apartment rental

Amalfi Coast / Maiori

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £52 / night

£363 - £1147 / week

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from £52 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” Absolutely fabulous apartment. Very very clean and close to shops and restaurants. Right in the center of the Old Town. Highly recommended!
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from £60 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) 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
“Perfect Brighton Apartment” We loved Regency Retreat. Perfect location and apartment splendid. Beautiful spacious living room, really comfortable bed and fab shower. Simon was extremely helpful. Thankyou we really enjoyed our stay.
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from £75 / night

£375 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Oesterbro

Copenhagen Region / Oesterbro

4 7 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Gem in Copenhagen” Just to say that the apartment was awesome !!! We were a party of 5 people - including a teenager and a child - and we had plenty of space for everybody. It's just a ten-minute walk from Osterport train station and once on the tr
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from £259 / night

£1466 / week

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from £259 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Calvia / Magaluf

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £45 / night

£300 - £1120 / week

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from £45 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Caherdaniel holiday cottage rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage - Brilliant Location” We had a lovely stay at Galvins Cottage! The cottage is in a perfect location to explore County Kerry. We were lucky to have fantastic weather and we felt like we had found a hidden gem with the cottage and the
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from £69 / night

£319 - £457 / week

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from £69 / night

(5) Excellent 

27

Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £451 / night

£4284 - £5884 / week

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from £451 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Bagni di Lucca

Province of Lucca / Bagni di Lucca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Fully Equip Villa” Owners couldn't do enough for us. The views are breathtaking with a wonderful friendly restaurant just walking distance from villa. Pool is a added bonus, especially exploring the city all day. Great location, beautiful
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from £121 / night

£863 - £1294 / week

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from £121 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Seville / Central Sevilla

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

from £78 / night

£432 / week

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from £78 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saturnia

Manciano / Saturnia

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place” We had a lovely time in the villa. The hosts were very helpful and the place is beautiful. Strongly recommended.
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from £302 / night

£1552 - £2673 / week

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from £302 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Aberystwyth

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Lovely spacious apartment. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped. There was plenty of room for the five of us and we opted to cook in the lovely kitchen a couple of times. Diolch yn fawr.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Winterton-on-Sea holiday barn rental

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“High standard with great attention to detail.” We made a group booking and occupied all cottages for a recent long weekend. Everyone in our party was delighted with the high standard of this accommodation. Warm and cozy lounges; well-equipped kitchens
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from £495 / night

£3000 - £4600 / week

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from £495 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to
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from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Average 

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Chalet letting in Le Tampon

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Le Tampon

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£242 - £604 / week

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from £35 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Weekend breakaway” Fantastic apartment with amazing sea view. Cosy and homely. Would def recommend and walking distance to anchor if u want night life.
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from £89 / night

£550 / week

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from £89 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central York

York / Central York

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Fantastic house and location” Lovely well decorated house exceeded expectations beds really comfy location perfect big dinning area so perfect for cooking your own breakfast /tea instead of going out. Group of 8 went and we all said we would go again.
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from £180 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £180 / night

(13) Excellent 

30

Holiday hotel apartment rental

Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £179 / night

£1248 / week

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from £179 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains holiday apartment rental

Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Excellent 

88

Holiday apartment rental

Certaldo / Certaldo Alto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Quiet and Romantic” View was spectacular. The residence although was small it was quite comfortable and more importantly quiet at night. It was only a short walk down the hill to the main piazza and the train station. The restaurant around the corner
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from £57 / night

£302 - £518 / week

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from £57 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Anarita

Anarita / Anarita Chorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely amazing” We stayed with our 3 children for a week and the house is absolutely wonderful, I can find no fault at all, it was absolutely spotless and had everything to entertain our children from a Wii to DVDs, everything you need for self ca
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from £40 / night

£195 - £305 / week

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from £40 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary Region / Karlovy Vary

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£388 - £613 / week

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from £61 / night

(18) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

30

Dawlish holiday apartment rental

Devon / Dawlish

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay” Well furnished and very clean apartment with welcoming owner Would recommend it to any other visitor.
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from £54 / night

£378 - £950 / week

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from £54 / night

(22) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Ski caravan/mobile home to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Chalet” Had a wonderful stay with my girlfriend! She enjoyed her birthday here and didn't want to leave. The place was clean and cosy, we would definitely be back again soon. Thank you for making it special too!
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from £55 / night

£370 - £530 / week

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from £55 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous weekend in Whitby” 10 of us stayed in the Moorings celebrating a birthday. Ages ranged from 17-50. The house is wonderful, perfect location for a quick walk into town, parking for 3 cars (we actually squeezed 4 on!), and everything you need f
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from £235 / night

£945 - £1895 / week

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from £235 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Valletta holiday apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant location” This is a large apartment with wonderful views over the harbour from the living area and one of the bedrooms. The rooms are comfortable. We were given a warm welcome and found wine and snacks had been left for us. There are
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from £125 / night

£858 - £1656 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ban Tai holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Villa and Location” We stayed at this beautiful villa with two other couples and it was just perfect. Comfortable accommodation with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The pool was non-chlorine and just what you need in the
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from £135 / night

£925 - £1150 / week

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from £135 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Fondachello

Mascali / Fondachello

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£173 - £216 / week

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from £31 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brechin

Angus / Brechin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Milford holiday home rental

County Donegal / Milford

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“A breath of fresh Donegal air” Beautiful home, stayed for 3 nights, spectacular views & walks perfect for a weekend / longer stay, Dolores was v kind & v helpful. Lots of space there were 6 adults & 3 kids lots of room for us all. Portsalon beach appr
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from £151 / night

£453 - £819 / week

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from £151 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
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from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Kissimmee City

5 10 6 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £129 / night

£903 / week

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from £129 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Turnberry with golf nearby

South Ayrshire / Turnberry

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful stay” Just had a lovely Easter break in this amazing villa , great views , impeccable clean , had everything you could need , would definitely recommend staying here. Lots of lovely memories made for our family.
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from £85 / night

£795 - £1005 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 10 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent villa” We stayed here in September for 15 days villa was as described and we were not disappointed on our arrival.Swimming pool area a suntrap and a place to chill out after days at the theme parks ideal place to unwind.A big thankyou to Egi
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from £27 / night

£189 / week

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from £27 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Newquay / Watergate Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, fabulous stay” Firstly - my thanks to Justin who was exceptionally helpful before and during our stay. We were there to celebrate a 40th Birthday and there were 9 of us in our party which the house coped with easily. The house is lov
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from £250 / night

£1089 - £3779 / week

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