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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 Bagni di Lucca

Province of Lucca / Bagni di Lucca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Fully Equip Villa” Owners couldn't do enough for us. The views are breathtaking with a wonderful friendly restaurant just walking distance from villa. Pool is a added bonus, especially exploring the city all day. Great location, beautiful
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from £124 / night

£885 - £1328 / week

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from £124 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Marrakech

Marrakech / Widane

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Morocco holiday 2016” We stayed at villa Yasmina for 7 days in August 2016 and the villa was great. The rooms were all spacious even though there were 15 of us. The house keeper ensured our needs were fulfilled, and the villa was also cleaned regularl
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from £71 / night

£1316 - £2790 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Very Good 

16

Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday hotel apartment letting

Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £106 / night

£737 - £983 / week

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from £106 / night

(3) Very Good 

27

Holiday villa letting

Province of Barcelona / Sant Cebria de Vallalta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place where we truly got to relax and enjoy” We (6 adults and 1 child) spent 1 week in the house and that was too little. We truly enjoyed our time at the house. The house itself is good with all required eqiupment for daily-life. The outs
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from £158 / night

£1097 - £2062 / week

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from £158 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room
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from £182 / night

£1272 - £2018 / week

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from £182 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Puerto Del Carmen holiday villa rental

Puerto Del Carmen / Los Mojones

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An ideal place to stay” We had a wonderful week at this gorgeous villa which was exactly as described. It has everything you could possibly need and is very spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the flexibility of not having to go out to restaurants
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from £214 / night

£1495 - £1995 / week

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from £214 / night

(35) Excellent 

30

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Unawatuna

Galle District / Unawatuna

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Sri Lankan Gem!!” We have visited Sri Lanka many times and traveled all over the country, staying in some of the best hotels Sri Lanka has to offer. Far Horizons Villa is one of the best places we have ever stayed in. We were initially greeted by th
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from £195 / night

£1250 - £3750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £195 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Ukunda / Diani Beach

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £176 / night

£1229 - £5005 / week

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from £176 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almancil

Faro District / Almancil

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful relaxing vacation” We had a wonderful stay at the villa. A great pool and really close to the beach. The vacations were great.
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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £106 / night

(15) Excellent 

19

Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be shut m
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from £229 / night

£1658 - £3685 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £229 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Quinta do Lago holiday villa rental

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £171 / night

£1195 - £3295 / week

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from £171 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £130 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Willikies

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fantastic place just what we needed” We stayed here as a couple in June 2016. This is the off season on the Island and it is very quiet and a lot of the restaurants are closed, but this is exactly what we needed as you get to experience the island w
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from £171 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £171 / night

(19) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £323 / night

£2095 - £2426 / week

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from £323 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Alethriko

Larnaka District / Alethriko

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £140 / night

£1200 - £1450 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Dizzasco holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Dizzasco

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home.” Excellent in every way. Two small points to note. One, the swimming pool is small if you want to have a proper swim. However good if you just want to cool off. Secondly, the approach road to the house is very narrow. Could be off putt
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from £195 / night

£1328 - £1682 / week

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from £195 / night

(15) Excellent 

19

Villa rental in Budens with golf nearby

Budens / Parque da Floresta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Superb” we recently stayed in this beautiful villa and was absolutely delighted with our time. Initially, we were concerned about the location of the villa so close to the golf course, maybe getting a golf ball in the pool ! The owner said
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from £88 / night

£834 - £1492 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £88 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Paradise” We booked through Lanzarote Luxury Villas and were impressed with every aspect of the holiday experience. The villa certainly had the "wow" factor as soon as you walked through the door. The views were amazing made the holiday perfect!
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from £175 / night

£1225 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £175 / night

(42) Excellent 

44

Surrathani holiday villa rental

Ko Samui / Surrathani

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £355 / night

£2481 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £355 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Alvor with swimming pool

Alvor / Marachique

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing” We had a fantastic time staying in Villa Marachique in Alvor. The apartment was first class... We were delighted on arrival! Bright, spacious, beautifully decorated - we really couldn't have asked for more! There are fantastic restaurants bo
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from £85 / night

£600 - £830 / week

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19

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

(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

(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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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £67 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect view” Very nice Location on the top of a small hill. Very friendly and responsive Family. Fantastic house for two families. We were 4 adults and 4 children. We only used 4 of the 5 bedrooms. Many different outside Areas suitable for all tim
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from £176 / night

£1053 - £2457 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £176 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Pedro de Alcantara

Costa del Sol / San Pedro de Alcantara

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £308 / night

£1404 - £2808 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £308 / night

(9) Very Good 

22

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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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

from £165 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Polis / Simou

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing with Spectacular views” We have recently just returned from a two week stay at the Stephanie Villa, we travelled with my brother and sister in law and their 2 children so altogether there were 4 adults and 5 children, the villa was plenty big
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from £65 / night

£364 - £1500 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Could stay another week.” The location of the cottage was perfect. The views were wonderful, I loved the view from the swing in the olive grove. The pool was great. The cottage was as described. 30 mins walk into Skopelos, 45 mins back (uphill in heat
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1895 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £100 / night

(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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(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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from £170 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Olhos de Agua with swimming pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best apartments and family on the Algarve.” Another great holiday with the Cabrita family. Always on hand to help make sure your stay is special
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from £32 / night

£230 - £715 / week

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from £32 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Province of Siena / Sinalunga

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £615 / night

£4299 - £7895 / week

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from £615 / night

(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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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Almancil holiday villa rental

Faro District / Almancil

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“It's a amazing so peaceful loving it” It's perfect for us as a family everyone is having a ball highly recommended and we already are thinking of booking it next year thanks
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from £150 / night

£860 - £2150 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!
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from £237 / night

£1575 - £5512 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £237 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Gale holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Gale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous villa” Stayed here for a week with my partner and 4 children and we cannot fault it in any way. It was beautifully clean and very well maintained. The pool and garden is beautiful. The villa itself is set in a quiet area and having a car is a
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from £85 / night

£469 - £1418 / week

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from £85 / night

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