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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 Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for  …see more

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and accommodation” Having stayed here previously, we were more than keen to return. The house is extremely well cared for and welcoming. All fixtures and fittings are modern and above the standard of many holiday property rentals, thi  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Alicante

Costa Blanca / Alicante

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Nice accommodation, helpful owner.” Nice accomodation in central area.Good resteraunts. Welcoming and helpful ownwer. Easy access to nice beaches. Some nice bars. Friendly area. Some interesting buildings.  …see more

from £66 / night

£461 / week

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from £66 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Clara is a beautiful property tucked away in a rural secluded valley on the periphery of a small mountain village. If you want peace and quiet, this house is for you, the silence is deafening!! Spacious villa with private pool, garden, ample parking and free wifi  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £75 / night

(106) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place” We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset i  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” All way from booking to leaving this property we were all 100% satisfied. The house was very comfortable and appointed. One of our party is a wheelchair user and even they agreed it was a comfortable stay away from home....beds super comfy!  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saint-Martin-de-Londres

Herault / Saint-Martin-de-Londres

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
THIS PEACEFUL, SECLUDED AND VERY LARGE VILLA SITS WITHIN A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, AT THE TOP OF A HILL WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE NEARBY PIC ST LOUP AND UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE HORIZON. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM 6 BEDROOMS, ITS OWN PRIVATE PARK AND A LARGE HEATED SWIMMING  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 - £3850 / week

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from £300 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torquay

Torquay / Torquay Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accomodation, close to everything” Stayed for 3 nights in March with our granddaughter..Everything wee needed was under one roof, spacious apartment with all mod cons. Lovely & clean on arrival. Parking was ourside the apartment and we had a  …see more

from £50 / night

£315 - £605 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Pizzo holiday apartment rental

Province of Vibo Valentia / Pizzo

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“exellent time in exellent place..” I stayed this apartment in with my family. Excellent apartment in very good condition and fully equipped. You not need to take there nothing.. The pool is nice also and very clean. Very kind owners, and exelent serv  …see more

from £32 / night

£224 - £420 / week

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from £32 / night

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Grosseto / Rispescia

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Ballymahon holiday cottage rental

County Longford / Ballymahon

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
The cottage sits on an elevated site with views for many miles over the surrounding countryside The site is quiet and peaceful with lovely bird sounds from the garden.A holiday in the cottage can be totally relaxing with walks through the local forest or along the canal  …see more

from £88 / night

£281 - £422 / week

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from £88 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed” The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share  …see more

from £59 / night

£350 - £446 / week

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from £59 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
With spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind in a wonderful peaceful setting.  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Canggu holiday villa rental

Canggu / Echo Beach

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“fabulous villa, relaxing stay” Our family of 4 had a fabulous time at Puri Temple. All communication and admin prior to the visit was very clear and Rupert was a pleasure to communicate with. From the moment we arrived we were very well looked after  …see more

from £238 / night

£1664 - £1951 / week

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from £238 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Stresa

Lake Maggiore / Stresa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Open for the first time for 2015, Bella Vista Apartments! Brand-new apartments, each with a completely private terrace with full, unobstructed views of Lago Maggiore. Designed with high-end features, multifunctional spaces, elegant bathrooms, and with free WiFi  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 - £590 / week

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from £71 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Troutbeck holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Badger's Way is a wonderful self-catering pine lodge in the heart of the English Lake District. Badgers visit every evening and it's really exciting to watch them close up! Family friendly and ideal for Romantic Breaks and Birthday Treats.<br />The lo  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 / week

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from £99 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday hotel apartment with shared pool in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Apartment in Marigot” The moment we arrived in St Lucia it was an incredible adventure. We rented a Jeep at the airport and drove to Marigot Bay. Coming from the US, driving was a thrill from the very beginning. The people of St Lucia are  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £2400 / week

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from £200 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Funchal

Funchal / Ajuda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautifully equipped flat in quiet residential setting. Close to amenities.” We stayed at the apartment for 5 days and found it to be excellently equipped - obviously a lot of thought has gone into planning! The location was good - easy parking nearby  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £553 / week

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from £36 / 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

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Home rental in Roundstone

County Galway / Roundstone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“You will not want to leave this unique and beautiful spot.” We were here with my elderly mother and also our dog, this house worked brilliantly for all our various needs. What a beautiful spot and friendly well functioning holiday house. its clear the  …see more

from £106 / night

£571 - £1141 / week

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from £106 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Hampton holiday cottage rental

Greater London / Hampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“BEST GET AWAY” From the moment I went to the website and viewed the accommodations, I was looking for to having a relaxing experience.When we had arrived, it simply was fabulous! I would rate a "10" and would be a repeated customer  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast” Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely tho  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1405 / week

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from £85 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Cote d'Or / Argilly

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £220 / night

£1316 - £2000 / week

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from £220 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lido di Ostia holiday apartment rental

Province of Rome / Lido di Ostia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
When entering in the apartment you find the hallway where there is the bathroom with washing machine and bedroom with double bed and a balcony overlooking the sea. Going upstairs you come to a loft area consists of a separate bedroom with a large single bed (120 cm) and  …see more

from £97 / night

£615 - £886 / week

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from £97 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” Had a fantastic time in this great villa. We have stayed in many villas over the years and were particularly impressed with the size of the deck/pool area and the fact that there were plenty loungers/chairs. We can't wait to return!  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Quinns Rocks holiday bungalow rental

Quinns Rocks / Butler

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!” We visited Perth to explore the area with a view of emigrating. This house was perfect with 3 young children aged 6, 4 and 5 months it had everything that we could wish for. Sara was so helpful and made herself available wit  …see more

from £155 / night

£550 - £1142 / week

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from £155 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £40 / night

£215 - £234 / week

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from £40 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Wake up with the view's over the Strait of Lombok, the private infinity swimming pool and beautiful landscaped tropical garden. A delicious and healthy breakfast in the sun on your terrace or in the shade of the original Balinese “bale benong“, the roof  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £1106 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sneem

County Kerry / Sneem

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul  …see more

from £105 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Margaret's Hope

South Ronaldsay / St Margaret's Hope

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
There are some lovely beaches and cliff side walks nearby. On the slip outside the door of The Noust there can quite regularly be seals lying.  …see more

from £50 / night

£380 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home rental in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, would come again.” Lovely house, accommodated the eight of us easily. A nice friendly location with very good amenities. Lovely little beach within walking distance, ideal for the younger children. Marseillan Plage is about a 20 min d  …see more

from £99 / night

£299 - £949 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

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B&b rental in Northampton

Western Australia / Northampton

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
2 relaxing, peaceful, clean, comfortable, self contained rooms with private entrances. We provide you with a fabulous continental breakfast that you can have in your room or in the beautiful gardens.  …see more

from £75 / night

£371 - £457 / week

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from £75 / night

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Nea Skioni holiday apartment rental

Halkidiki Region / Nea Skioni

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A peaceful ambience to feel comfortable, during your holidays!  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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from £62 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night