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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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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / 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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from £65 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Port de Soller

Soller / Port de Soller

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“what a view” lovely comfortable appartment . Excellent position near ton shops restaurants. view from balcony was wonderful
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from £96 / night

£565 - £1228 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £96 / night

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Holiday home with shared pool in Torrevieja

Torrevieja / El Paraiso, Torrevieja

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £76 / night

£527 / week

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avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

from £76 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidoshus!” A really fabulous holiday home (it felt like home especially the pillows) the children want to come again, thats good coz so do we. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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from £110 / night

£500 - £1165 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £110 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Ocean Village, Gibraltar holiday apartment rental

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“This is a fabulous apartment!” We had the absolute pleasure of using this apartment for our wedding weekend in Gibraltar and from the minute we arrived we loved it! The apartment is so well equipped, immaculate and in a brilliant location in the heart
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from £95 / night

£715 - £1070 / week

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avg. 2 hours 48 minutes

from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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19

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. 28 minutes

from £46 / night

(10) Excellent 

10

Rhiw holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Rhiw

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

55

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in San Pedro de Alcantara

San Pedro de Alcantara / San Pedro Playa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment” We have very much enjoyed the apartment. It is very spacious and nicely decorated and the terrace was fantastic with a beautiful view. We hope in the future to make use of the apartment again.
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from £100 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Barn letting in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition. We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
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from £100 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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avg. 39 minutes

from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Criquetot-l'Esneval

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£303 - £400 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £62 / night

(2) Excellent 

36

Ibiza Town holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Ibiza Town

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £88 / night

£2193 - £4562 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday condo in Verona

Province of Verona / Verona

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £44 / night

£430 - £645 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £44 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Pet Friendly Home From Home” Close to beach,super well equiped,very comfortable and spacious. Dog friendly rear garden well fenced. Friendly welcoming Owner close at hand if you have any problems.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £75 / night

(59) Excellent 

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20

Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“This was a great relaxing stay” Was visiting the area for both family and tourist reasons and really needed a 'get away' break. I found the 'Bothy' and it was just what I needed. No hotel, B&B but somewhere self contained. The 'Bothy' is self containe
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from £35 / night

£220 - £285 / week

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avg. 2 hours 0 minutes

from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£770 - £875 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

30

Townhouse rental in Lampedusa

Islands of Sicily / Lampedusa

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 500 km
  • Child friendly

from £48 / night

£334 - £790 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Lorenzo

Ibiza / San Lorenzo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“What it says on the tin” This really is the retreat villa; a beautiful, traditional villa in a remote (ish) location in the picturesque countryside of San Juan. The location wasn't too much of a problem for us as we hired a car (shops nearby) and
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from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(23) Excellent 

45

Holiday home with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£485 - £650 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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avg. 44 minutes

from £29 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
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from £146 / night

£1020 - £2123 / week

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from £146 / night

(48) Excellent 

28

Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS” stayed in this beautiful cottage for four nights and had a wonderful time. The cottage is spotless and everything you need is there. Lovely private garden and private parking. Area is very quiet and shops and restaurants on your doorstep. L
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from £75 / night

£650 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £75 / night

(13) Very Good 

15

Holiday lodge in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great find for the whole family no matter what the age” Really exceeded all expectations, the house was lovely and fitted 6 in quite comfortably, along with our two dogs. Our lake was one of the smaller ones which made it much more personal experien
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from £100 / night

£790 - £990 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Torrevieja

Torrevieja / Playa los Locos

3 7 7 nights min

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

£450 / week

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(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Cannes

Cannes / Suquet

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(5) Excellent 

32

Holiday home rental

Southwest Gulf Coast / Cape Coral

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceptional” We have stayed at a number of villas at the Gulf Coast. I have always found the villas there to be a higher standard than some in central florida, that said this villa has topped all others where we have stayed. The furnishings are all to
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from £102 / night

£709 - £1063 / week

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from £102 / 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

(8) Excellent 

45

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £167 / night

£1053 - £2632 / week

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from £167 / night

(5) Excellent 

43

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

(6) Very Good 

15

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£250 - £840 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Pila-Canale holiday gite let

Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£483 - £869 / week

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from £71 / night

(38) Excellent 

33

Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1690 / week

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avg. 1 hour 25 minutes

from £130 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marina holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Marina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Loved the apartment” We loved the apartment which was spacious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool area. The walk along the Marina was very pleasant and we especially liked Lagos and its pedestrianised areas with a wonderful choice of lovel
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from £54 / night

£365 - £900 / week

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from £54 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Binibeca holiday villa rental

Binibeca / Binibeca Nou

5 8 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£850 - £1750 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Average 

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Holiday villa in Positano

Amalfi Coast / Positano

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Air conditioning

from £201 / night

£1404 / week

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from £201 / night

(46) Excellent 

20

Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
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from £45 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 44 minutes

from £45 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Elysia Park

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!!” From enquiring to booking this property Karen was so helpful and replied answering any questions I had very quickly, when booked we got all the useful information we needed through email from Karen also. We've just returned from this perfec
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from £30 / night

£210 - £500 / week

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from £30 / night

(20) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped and modern little apartment” Very well equipped kitchen and pretty modern. Small but functional rooms, nice balcony with view of the lake and Bellagio. Good location for daytrips to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.
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from £54 / night

£375 - £567 / week

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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

from £54 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £111 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“!! fabulous !!” We enjoyed a wonderful stay, the house is beautiful, the garden lovely, all very well maintained and decorated with exquisite taste. The owner is lovely, the day before arrival made ​​contact with us to discuss the details, enjoy a dre
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from £132 / night

£922 - £2869 / week

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from £132 / night

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