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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 with shared pool in Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach / Sunny Beach Main Resort

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location !” We stayed at Bravo 5 apartments for two weeks in Paul’s apartment which is a one bed apartment on the top floor - it was clean and tidy inside and perfect for what we required...showering, sleeping. So close to the beach and the st
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from £17 / night

£119 / week

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Holiday cottage in Ab Lench

Buckinghamshire / Ab Lench

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £64 / night

£443 - £978 / week

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from £64 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“We love the Forest of Dean!” Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete. Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life including a lovely pair of
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from £61 / night

£430 - £630 / week

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from £61 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T
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from £70 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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Costa Brava / Empuriabrava

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £72 / night

£673 - £1261 / week

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from £72 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Province of Messina / Tortorici

5 18 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £17 / night

£118 - £2118 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £17 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday cottage accommodation

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” The cottage is lovely! Some original features but with the luxury of central heating! We thought it was a fab touch to have wine and milk in the fridge, although we left it for the next guest as we'd already bought some with us. We then fo
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from £64 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

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(5) Average 

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Cottage rental in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
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from £40 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

from £40 / night

(86) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent property to stay if visiting York” Excellent property to stay if visiting York. Very clean and all you need for a great get away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely go back. So
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from £88 / night

£470 - £550 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b
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from £75 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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avg. 32 minutes

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £89 / night

£653 - £1124 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Torrevieja

Torrevieja / Playa los Locos

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great apartment, Relaxed and lots of fun times.” We won this apartment at a charity auction before even seeing it, but we could not have pick a better one. As with the previous review the apartment has every thing you could possibly need and more.
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from £65 / night

£450 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful villa” Have just returned from a lovely 2 week holiday staying at Casa Jose. From the moment I stepped through the gate I felt relaxed and at home. The villa is very nicely presented and the rooms are all of a very good size. The outside
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from £150 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Miami Platja with swimming pool, golf nearby

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£417 - £822 / week

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(32) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calangute

Calangute / Calangute Beach

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
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from £30 / night

£480 - £1440 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £130 / night

(12) Excellent 

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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 £192 / night

£1339 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Akureyri

Northeast Region / Akureyri

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £183 / night

£825 - £1159 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pittenweem with golf nearby

Fife / Pittenweem

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“Wish this cottage was ours” This is the fourth time we have stayed at kirkgate and I think that itself says a lot about the cottage,it's cosy it has all you need in the kitchen the bedroom is lovely and snug and has a bath in it not an ordinary bath I
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from £70 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect home from home in the heart of snowdonia” We had a amazing stay in this little house in the centre of Snowdonia. The house is located in a quiet little town with not very much going on, but a perfect location to travel and explore the regional
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from £45 / night

£278 - £599 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Barcelonnette

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £76 / night

£404 - £437 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £76 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Galway

County Galway / Galway

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £122 / night

£471 - £958 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not
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from £130 / night

£800 - £2680 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Patterdale holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Great” The property is stunning. On the edge of an idyllic little hamlet and not far from beautiful scenery, it is a great place to go when exploring Ullswater. So nice to come back from a busy day and have a nice bath in the huge tub and sit by the f
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from £80 / night

£335 - £550 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £65 / night

£454 - £967 / week

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(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 4 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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(2) Excellent 

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Langkawi holiday villa rental

Langkawi District / Langkawi

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £76 / night

£530 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Montreuil-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and Great Facility.” Very close to the central market square, this house enjoys a great location. There is an attached garage which enables the occupier to park safely and securely off the fairly narrow streets around the property. To a
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from £57 / night

£395 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Galway Harbour

Galway / Galway Harbour

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £114 / night

£412 - £958 / week

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from £114 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Saint Mary's

Antigua / Saint Mary's

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2780 / week

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avg. 1 hour 50 minutes

from £250 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Truly Amazing- would recommend to anyone!” My family and I stayed at Villa Elma for two weeks and what a brilliant two weeks they were! On arrival to the property, we were greeted by the host who showed us around the accomodation and gave us additiona
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from £337 / night

£2479 - £2690 / week

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from £337 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Forcalquier

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Forcalquier

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £127 / night

£383 - £583 / week

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from £127 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£480 - £650 / week

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(38) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£575 - £895 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £115 / night

(4) Average 

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Hautes-Alpes / La Grave

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£267 - £350 / week

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avg. 2 hours 44 minutes

from £40 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Poble Nou

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Location - Everything Included” This is a great value-for-money apartment, in the old Barcelona Olympic Village. The apartment is pristine and very modern, with absolutely everything included Air Conditioning, Iron etc., dishwasher, washing mach
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from £64 / night

£442 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Meuse / Doulcon

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £38 / night

£253 / week

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