Short breaks in the UK and Europe

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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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205,730 Holiday homes

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Corfe Castle

Isle of Purbeck / Corfe Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location” Lovely clean cottage very well presented. Would definitely return and have no problem recommending this lovely little house to any one. It has one draw back and that is the kitchen is very tiny, making cooking a little bit of a challen  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Praia da Luz holiday villa rental

Luz / Praia da Luz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
This large townhouse offers a peaceful retreat with all the comforts of home. Close to the village of Luz with magnificent sea views, this property offers something for everyone from families to golfers Casa Gaivota is situated in a quiet and enviable position, with fa  …see more

from £135 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful setting, top quality accommodation” Stayed at the lodge for a half term break with my sisters, niece and her two young children. The accommodation is of a very high quality, comfortable, clean and has everything you would need for your stay.  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1050 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) 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
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with beach, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Spectacular large private roof top terrace with sea and volcano  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Lower Carlton holiday villa rental

Saint James Parish / Lower Carlton

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous holiday home” The teenagers in our party thought Atelier House should feature on MTV's "Teen Cribs" program. It looks slick and gorgeous, but is also very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped with everything to make your holiday easy and re  …see more

from £985 / night

£6895 - £15750 / week

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from £985 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Coles Bay

Freycinet / Coles Bay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Whether you're after a romantic getaway or a catch up with family or friends Alluvion caters for all . Cosy, views, birdlife, safe yard, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, games, books, dvds the list goes on. Also close proximity to iconic Freycinet Park. Book today  …see more

from £108 / night

£645 - £1718 / week

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from £108 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Jolly Harbour with shared pool, golf nearby

Saint Mary Parish / Jolly Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“great place” We had a lovely time in villa 230b.very clean well equipped kitchen and a nice deck,and very close to the beach.  …see more

from £110 / night

£769 / week

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from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A three bedroom dorma-bungalow that comfortably sleeps six guests in a prime location just a few hundred yards from the Royal County Down Golf Course and Newcastle Town Centre.  …see more

from £49 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £49 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in West Lulworth

Dorset / West Lulworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great base to explore the delights of Purbeck” We had a great week at The Pink House, and found it a clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable base to explore The Isle of Purbeck's coast, castles and villages from. In summer weather there was  …see more

from £140 / night

£770 - £1575 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Moraira

Costa Blanca / Moraira

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Need to be fit to carry luggage in the view is breathtaking!” Really enjoyed our time here. The kitchen is well equipped and there's plenty of room for two people to relax. Pool well maintained and clean. Lots of storage space and coat hangers! The ap  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment in Agios Stefanos

Corfu / Agios Stefanos

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The Perfect Getaway” A beautiful place. The garden was very private and peaceful yet with direct access to the main road and close to shops. I felt very well looked after by the owners and the accommodation was spotless and really lovely. One of th  …see more

from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Pula

Istria / Pula

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy the peace and greenery of five minutes drive from downtown and the beach  …see more

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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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

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Kastel Kambelovac

Kastela / Kastel Kambelovac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Modern villa with fully equipped apartments situated 50 m from the sea. The apartments are located in a quiet location close to the beach. Nearby is the famous restaurant Ballet School. The center is a 10-minute walk.<br />Ten minutes drive to the UNESCO sites of  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Clermont holiday villa rental

Clermont / Greater Groves

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Tangerine Villa is a stylish Floridian Home which is luxuriously equipped to the highest standards. This spacious, single-story home of four to five bedrooms with three bathrooms offers accommodation for up to ten people. The villa is fully air conditioned and has its o  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Stalisfield

Stalisfield / Stalisfield Green

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic place for a gathering of friends” The barn is just a great place for a large group to meet and enjoy. My party had flown from all over Europe to meet and we were so happy with the barn. It offered very comfortable accommodation, we liked the  …see more

from £650 / night

£3000 / week

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from £650 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ansiao

Leiria District / Ansiao

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Rural setting - Car useful - but not absolutely necessary if walking.” Lovely area for walking. We didn't have use of a car, however, we had a relative close by who was able to take us to visit the wonderful Tomar Castle and Coinbrau which is a wonde  …see more

from £20 / night

£173 - £216 / week

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from £20 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Var / La Cadiere d'Azur

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £60 / night

£363 - £768 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Doral Woods

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Home away from home!” We thoroughly enjoyed the villa with all of its amenities. Clearly this was equipped with children in mind. Our 2, 8 and 10 year-olds found things to do for the entire stay. Naturally the pool was number one, but they found plent  …see more

from £74 / night

£470 - £1260 / week

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from £74 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect house in the perfect place” We loved Villa on the Bay. It is a superb house, immaculately presented yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The living space was huge and great for a family. The deck and pool was a winner too, although being  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £2450 / week

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from £280 / night

(23) 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  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandegla

Denbighshire / Llandegla

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“More than a home from home!” What a delightful, cosy and very comfortable cottage this was. We absolutely loved our weekend in the Bell Ringers Cottage and staying in the Llandegla area. We have never come across a self catering cottage that was as we  …see more

from £95 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £95 / night

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Styria / Gleisdorf

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £182 / night

£1035 / week

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from £182 / night

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Holiday cottage in Entraygues-sur-Truyere

Aveyron / Entraygues-sur-Truyere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Au Riverain is a lovely, extremely comfortable house offering luxury accommodation for 6 guests. The house, gardens and private heated pool have panoramic views over the Lot river and valleys below and Au Riverain is only a short walk from the pretty village of Vieillev  …see more

from £120 / night

£780 - £1540 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Boa Island / Kesh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful time had at Misty Moorings Cottage.” My family and I spent a very enjoyable week at Misty Moorings cottage. The cottage is set in a wonderful location, with a lovely view of Lough Erne, there was everything anyone would need in the cottage a  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chateauroux-les-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes / Chateauroux-les-Alpes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £344 / week

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from £44 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing retreat” A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage, everything you need is provided for, we will definitely be returning!  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £70 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Bamburgh

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location” This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat o  …see more

from £175 / night

£1135 - £1550 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Isere / Allemond

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £39 / night

£164 - £285 / week

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from £39 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Amazing week, amazing apartment, amazing memories. The apartment was 5 star home from home, beach right on our doorstep will definitely be back.  …see more

from £115 / night

£1000 - £1900 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Benissa Costa

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This nice furnished villa enjoys a good location, just in the middle between Moraira and Calpe resorts road, just 2 minute drive from the La Fustera beach, Supermarket and restaurants.Walking distance to the cove Els Pinets. The villa has an extended gardens, a large pa  …see more

from £77 / night

£538 / week

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from £77 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Selsey holiday caravan/mobile home rental

West Sussex / Selsey

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely caravan every thing there , nice campsite” We went in the caravan so we could go to Goodwood speed it was a good to say at. Near beach , there was entertainment on the site but did not have the time to go. But would like to go again as it was l  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £550 / week

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from £35 / night

(64) 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
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely stay” Warm welcome. Quirky basement flat in gorgeous house. Baby friendly with lots of home from home comforts. Blessed with gorgeous weather throughout our stay which made it even more enjoyable.  …see more

from £110 / night

£625 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(90) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect. We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f  …see more

from £575 / night

£3295 - £5795 / week

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from £575 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Viceroy Lodge Apartment Surbiton - well worth a return visit!” We have just returned home having stayed in Vicerour Lodge Apartment for three nights, visiting family and celebrating a special birthday. From first entering the flat we knew that we ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude / Widemouth Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've  …see more

from £120 / night

£425 - £1225 / week

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from £120 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Padstow / Tregonce

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful modern property in a peaceful location” We booked this property for week in June to celebrate my Dad's 50th Birthday. The property was stunning and certainly the best that we've stayed in. It was very clean with modern appliances throughout.  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £150 / night

(85) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Island of Malta / Birgu (Vittoriosa)

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“nice people & nice place” The place in Vittoriosa (Birgu) is wonderful and people are friendly and welcoming. The house is in a little street in the town centre and is really comfortable.  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Earls Court

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Mr” We stayed here from 21/9/16 until 2/9/16. Two adults and one 7 year old. The flat is very nice and clean although, it is small. It looks quite a bit bigger in the pictures than it actually is. The bathroom and shower room are compact but perfectly  …see more

from £200 / night

£1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region / Temara

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£216 - £276 / week

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from £35 / night