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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 villa with swimming pool in Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

Ibiza / Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Sa Carroca

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £177 / night

£1239 / week

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from £177 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Home rental in Brighton

Brighton / Kemptown

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
“VERY CLEAN, VERY FUN & VERY UNIQUE” We were really excited to check in after seeing the pictures online and we certainly weren't disappointed! This place is a really fun place to stay in a brilliant location and I'm pretty sure there is no where like
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from £124 / night

£504 - £708 / week

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from £124 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / San Eugenio Puerto Colon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant!!” My two friends and I stayed in this apartment a couple of weeks ago and we were so sad to come home! The apartment was lovely and clean and everything was brand new! There was air conditioning in both rooms which was great! The beach was
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from £37 / night

£258 - £277 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Centro Storico, Alghero holiday apartment rental

Alghero / Centro Storico, Alghero

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we had hoped for, and more!” Our time at Sunny Terrace was incredible. The historic Alghero location was perfect.....beautiful view of the water in one direction, with a view of the cobblestoned street with the shops, restaurants and histo
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from £89 / night

£222 - £1062 / week

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from £89 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.
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from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

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Holiday villa rental

Grand Terre / Noumea

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £167 / night

£1413 - £1658 / week

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from £167 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Albufeira holiday villa rental

Faro District / Albufeira

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant 2 week stay” There was 8 of us staying here for two weeks and the size of the villa was more than big enough. The rooms were all a great size too. The location of the villa is perfection if, like myself,you are looking to stay somewhere q
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from £67 / night

£453 - £1360 / week

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from £67 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Atsipopoulo

Rethymnon / Atsipopoulo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa in a beautiful part of Crete” We travelled to Greece in early July with our 15-month-old daughter; the villa was a home from home and suited our needs perfectly. We booked the villa via email with George; he made the process so easy,
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from £101 / night

£658 - £1492 / week

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from £101 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Rome holiday apartment rental

Rome / Trastevere

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfetto!” Thank you for letting us stay. It was everything we needed and more. We had great fun and really enjoyed the views from the terrace (and the gelataria round the corner!) - Rosie. The studio flat is perfectly situated between family homes
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from £62 / night

£310 - £549 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £62 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Viareggio holiday apartment rental

Province of Lucca / Viareggio

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£461 - £746 / week

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from £79 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Amalfi Coast / Conca dei Marini

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely big apartment and lovely owners” this apartment is lovely. we spent many nights just sitting on the balcony looking at the beautiful views of the amalfi coast eating tomatoes from the owners garden with mozzerella and drinking the local wine. t
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from £44 / night

£439 - £878 / week

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from £44 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Central Nice

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“perfect central Nice location in lovely modern apartment” We had a great 5 day stay enjoying the super location and the sunny terrace.Perfect for the old town and for walking to the train station for journeys to Villefranch, Menton etc. The apartment
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from £75 / night

£450 - £870 / week

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Limassol holiday apartment rental

Limassol / Santa Barbara, Limassol

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“I am happy at Santa Barbara” We spent in Limassol for 3-5 months per year for last 12 years. And the last 10 of them we spent in Santa-Barbara. This complex is the best what could be for a family vacation, especially with children. The apartment have
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from £36 / night

£220 - £571 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £36 / night

(63) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“What a cottage!” Location and convenience to sea front; to all types of shopping and transportation. Bright clean kitchen Private and cozy patio Friendly neighborhood pub!
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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from £120 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Valletta holiday apartment rental

Valletta / Central Valletta

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Right in the heart of Valletta with incredible harbor views!” This was our third time staying in the Harbour Master Apartment and each time I am stunned. The apartment is spacious, quiet and so comfortable. Huge windows in the living room give you 2
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from £129 / night

£881 - £1700 / week

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from £129 / night

(37) 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+
“a very comfortable cottage” Spent 3 days at Rowan cottage and found it delightful. The cottage is very well-equipped and very comfortable. Sitting in the garden was a particular pleasure
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday townhouse letting

Mojacar / Mojacar Playa

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Excellent accommodation and well equipped. Really lovely location and close to beach front and restaurants. Definitely recommend this apartment
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from £46 / night

£320 - £545 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £46 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £29 / night

£154 - £286 / week

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from £29 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” The view over Mudeford was out of this world, first class accommodation.it Had every thing one would need on holiday. We found The Shed very comfortable in every way. A credit to Ian and Jane, we are back again in August. Carol from Berksh
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(3) Excellent 

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El Fondó de les Neus holiday villa rental

El Fondó de les Neus / Montanosa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £45 / night

£310 - £610 / week

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from £45 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(124) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent” Perfect Property. Location, very central only a short walk to all the wonderful Chester sights. Property had all the facilities needed for a weeks stay for a family of 4. It was also extremely clean. We have stayed in many properties and th
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from £112 / night

£526 - £849 / week

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from £112 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Brantome

Brantome / Saint-Crepin-de-Richemont

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A place to unwind and relax and get away from it all” The house is lovely and big with lots of games, dvd's and loads of books all in English to read while you are there. The pool is lovely and was well used for the week that we were there as we had g
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from £165 / night

£1150 - £1295 / week

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from £165 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Louisburgh

Louisburgh / Killeen

5 7 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house, great location.” The house was immaculate throughout. Very spacious inside and out with loads of garden space for kids. Great quiet location yet 5-10 minutes walk into town. Great views of both the ocean and Croagh Patrick. We hope to ret
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from £40 / night

£280 - £500 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Wembdon

Bridgwater / Wembdon

10 25 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great experience” This was a great experience for our large group. The house was fabulous and accommodated us all easily and was full of character. Well located for exploring the area. The rooms were huge in the main house and all had ensuite bathroom
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from £400 / night

£2400 - £8035 / week

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Holiday home in Palermo

Province of Palermo / Palermo

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £53 / night

£308 / week

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from £53 / night

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Ronce-les-Bains

La Tremblade / Ronce-les-Bains

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£201 - £877 / week

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from £52 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Corralejo / Oasis Tamarindo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” Another lovely stay at Tamarindo Apartments. The complex grounds are very well maintained and a pleasure to walk though with its 2 large pools. In a great location fare enough away from town in a quite area but close enough for the
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from £35 / night

£245 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £35 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

6 12 Min stay varies

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

£945 - £1895 / week

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avg. 1 hour 51 minutes

from £235 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.
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from £150 / night

£800 - £1900 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent standard of property. Well located to enjoy Tenby” With 6 adults and three children we liked the spaciousness of the property. It is modern with plenty of facilities e.g. several TVs and even a Wii.and the two dishwashers proved useful. As
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from £171 / night

£895 - £1745 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Lourdas holiday villa accommodation

Cephalonia / Lourdas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
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from £115 / night

£737 - £2457 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home letting

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£395 - £800 / week

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from £85 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb accomodation” First class holiday home. Very well equipped and comfortable. Pleasant country outlook from the French doors in the lounge. Excellent location for exploring the surrounding area and close to several lochs if fishing is your thing
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from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday penthouse rental

Portrush / East Strand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb location” Wonderful apartment, very tastefully decorated. Well equipped and very centrally located for the town. But it was the view! I wish I could have bottled it up and taken it home.
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from £80 / night

£750 - £1225 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nai Harn

Rawai / Nai Harn

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Santa Maria, Tavira holiday apartment rental

Tavira / Santa Maria, Tavira

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous House in Tavira” Centrally placed, allows access to all key points on foot. A lovely place to stay in the centre of Tavira. Beautiful old house with generous accommodation.
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from £110 / night

£550 - £925 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Roda Golf

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment, steps from the pool” The Roda golf resort is immaculately maintained and the area around this apartment is no exception. We really enjoyed being able to lie on sun loungers outside the apartment whilst being able to see the kids in th
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from £40 / night

£308 - £571 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Kalkan with shared pool

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous penthouse apartment” Stayed here for our honeymoon for 11 nights. Had a wonderful time in Kalkan and which made it better was the fabulous apartment. Had everything you could need and the roof terrace complete with jacuzzi and the most fanta
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from £40 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £40 / night

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