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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 cottage in Northern England

Northumberland / Hexham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 49 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way!” We had a first class experience from first contact with the owner through the stay at Seal Cottage to our leaving at the end of our stay. The cottage has a lovely location, in reach of all the amenities of Hexham, yet on the ed  …see more

from £94 / night

£518 - £728 / week

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from £94 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Longhorsley

Morpeth / Longhorsley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“COTTAGE HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEED” Stayed here for a long weekend stay and we were delighted with all that the cottage had to offer. The bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived was much appreciated - nice touch! Ideally placed for exploring Nort  …see more

from £47 / night

£245 - £395 / week

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from £47 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
NO BOOKING FEES WITH THIS PROPERTY We also have a Facebook page - Please search for Coldingham Cottage  …see more

from £110 / night

£525 - £765 / week

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from £110 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £118 / night

£561 - £996 / week

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from £118 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Place is well equipped, very clean.. You can  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Limburg Province / Venlo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
In the south east of The Netherlands, 20 km north of Venlo and 30 km south of Nijmegen and 4 km from the border with Germany, one finds this unique romantic cottage. Not more than 70 minutes away from major cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Antwerp. Once a chickenho  …see more

from £64 / night

£276 / week

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from £64 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aberdaron

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect - Spacious, Luxurious. Loved by all!” We Visited here for my Sister in laws Hen Party - For a fun chilled weekend rather than a wild weekend (8 Girls) Everything was great! The kitchen was a great place for drinks and food. The hot Tub was fan  …see more

from £125 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Denbigh/Flint/Conwy

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, cosy and worth re-visiting.” We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!) but, when w  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday apartment in All Saints

All Saints / Buckleys Heights

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Buckleys Country Club has its own distinctive flavour that will exceed your expectations and transform your moments on the island into everlasting memories. Land, water, wind and sun in perfect harmony as nature intended will greet you daily. Indulge yourself and d  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Savoie / Albens

1 4 2 nights min

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

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from £60 / night

£416 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star” the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden the car was secure with goog secure gates plenty to do in llanberis and eas  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £475 / week

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from £47 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £180 / night

£695 - £1680 / week

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from £180 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Malvern Wells

Malvern / Malvern Wells

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
“Top Notch Malverns Retreat” Have to highly recommend this apartment which is located in a quiet, tranquil setting and is high quality. Modern, clean, comfortable and well kitted out, this is a perfect retreat from which to explore this beautiful area.  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £630 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished. During the day there i  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £4650 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and Holiday home” We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view from the great wi  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(14) 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
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Bradnop holiday cottage rental

Leek / Bradnop

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A detached barn conversion adjacent to the owner's property in a tranquil rural location in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with delightful views of the surrounding countryside. Set within 16 ac  …see more

from £88 / night

£372 - £895 / week

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from £88 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

West Sussex / Chichester

8 16 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The house is located in the heart of Chichester, within walking distance of the train station and all of the main attractions, shops and restaurants.Ground Floor:-Large entrance hallway with dining room to the right hand side and music room and downstair  …see more

from £300 / night

£3200 - £4200 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lake County / Clermont

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely AMAZING” It was exactly what we were looking for! A relaxing, peaceful, cozy home with MAGNIFICENT views all around in a private, gated community. Our family had a chance to spend relaxing quality time enjoying nature at its best. At the  …see more

from £112 / night

£699 - £826 / week

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from £112 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ski bungalow to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Steam Cottage AviemoreAn attractive two bedroom, self catering cottage centrally located & close to all amenities. With woodburning stove, enclosed garden, wi-fi and off road private parking for two cars it is ideal for couples, families or a small group of friends.  …see more

from £68 / night

£343 - £595 / week

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from £68 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Blairgowrie holiday cottage let

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla  …see more

from £75 / night

£430 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Birthday week in Slovakia” The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of days exploring the moun  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1484 / week

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from £136 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1625 / week

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from £200 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Millers Dale holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Millers Dale

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Lovely house right on Monsal Trail. Warm welcome from owner. House spacious and clean. Lots of great walks nearby.  …see more

from £100 / night

£780 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Narberth

Pembrokeshire / Narberth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Found our perfect 5* holiday accommodation” Having recently returned from holiday at The Barn we can only reiterate the comments that other visitors have made. The accommodation was definitely 5* we could not fault it at all. Everything was of a ver  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1450 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo  …see more

from £85 / night

£573 - £763 / week

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from £85 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage.” A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible friendly  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £625 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Northern England

North Yorkshire / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal location, excellent accommodation with a homely feel !” We would highly recommend this home to all our friends and family, there is everything you need and more, including homely touches ! It is immacutely clean and modernised to a very high s  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Universal with shared pool

Paphos / Universal

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“An Enjoyable Stay” We very much enjoyed our stay at Hera House. The owner, Kath was very helpful and the house is in a good location. The pool is lovely and there is plenty of space for everyone, the courtyard setting is ideal for families and couple  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £180 / night

£780 - £1200 / week

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from £180 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Immaculate - home from home :) excellent value for money.” Arrived on Monday evening, quite tired and was over the moon when I opened the door. A lovely warm welcome with some cookies and milk in the fridge for that all needed cuppa. A gorgeous bed ma  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Tirril

Penrith / Tirril

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An excellent cottage, home from home with everything you'll need.” Booked for Christmas week 2012. Arrived to find the cottage decorated, heating on and a hamper sitting on the table. The cottage was immaculate and catered for everyone in our group. I  …see more

from £56 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £56 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Bodiam holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Bodiam

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent Short Break” Beautifully converted barn, fitted out to a high standard. Is the ideal place to relax with friends and family. With two on suites and a bathroom all immaculately finished along with 4 bedrooms their is more than enough room to  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1380 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Berkshire with golf nearby

Berkshire / Newbury

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic stay” We had a wonderful holiday in England. The appartment was great, very comfortable, well appointed and very well located (just 10 min from the city center, 20 min from the railway station on foot and opposite a Waitrose supermarket). T  …see more

from £140 / night

£675 - £725 / week

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from £140 / night

(117) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i  …see more

from £90 / night

£690 - £1000 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Weil am Rhein

Baden-Württemberg / Weil am Rhein

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Weil am Rhein, The apartment has a large living room with fully equipped kitchen and sofa bed for two persons, one double bedroom, 1 toilet and 1 bathroom with Hamma sauna / bath.By car: exit Weil am Rhein on the A5 Karlsruhe - Basel, the last exit before the Swiss bord  …see more

from £64 / night

£382 / week

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from £64 / night