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Pátio da Caetana-Cottage-Helena´s bedroom - Almeida gite sleeps 2

Guarda District / Almeida

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
The fact that the "Pátio da Caetana " be located in rural areas, it felt a huge opportunity to develop rural accommodation minimal impact, in order to involve the local community, maintain and promote the authenticity of existing attractions, enhance regional culture,  …see more

from £22 / night

£129 / week

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from £22 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Meckenbeuren

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £59 / night

£385 - £445 / week

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from £59 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Sophie's Cottage - Irish thatched cottage - Derrylin cottage sleeps 4

County Fermanagh / Derrylin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Unique thatched listed cottage, situated in a beautiful picture perfect area of Co. Fermanagh. Quiet scenic rural area. The cottage has been fully restored to 21st century standards but yet retains the charm of a traditional Irish cottage. The cottage is ideal for tho  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £570 / week

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from £75 / night

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vivere ad parcum - max - Krefeld b&b sleeps 2

North Rhine-Westphalia / Krefeld

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 4 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Der Schönwasserpark in der Samt- und Seidenstadt Krefeld mit seinem botanischen Garten bildet die ruhige und reizvolle Kulisse für Ihren Aufenthalt. In unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft dazu im Stadtteil Bockum halten wir in unserem neu erstellten Flock-Haus zwei individuel  …see more

from £118 / night

£826 / week

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from £118 / night

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Saxony-Anhalt / Mücheln

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £69 / night

£462 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Stein am Rhein apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Schaffhausen / Stein am Rhein

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £141 / night

£844 / week

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from £141 / night

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Saxony / Floeha

2 9 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Hamptons Beach House - Angmering on Sea house sleeps 14

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The Hamptons Beach House is a rare luxury holiday house. Set in a palm fringed garden on the quiet and leafy Westfield Avenue it is only a two minute stroll from the beach and its own beach hut. Sleeping up to 14 in six stylish bedrooms it is ideal for family beach hol  …see more

from £990 / night

£5500 / week

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from £990 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Sigmaringen

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £75 / night

£512 / week

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from £75 / night

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Studio apartment in Palosaari - Vaasa - Vaasa studio sleeps 2

Ostrobothnia / Vaasa

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This cosy studio apartment is located in Palosaari, Vaasa with all things included. Just 2 min walk from the university. There is a smal food store across the street and several restaurants nearby, also a pharmacy on the premise. The area have a beautiful beach just 5 m  …see more

from £73 / night

£364 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ty Cerrig Carthouse - Llanfachreth apartment sleeps 2

Dolgellau / Llanfachreth

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
As it's name suggests , the cartthouse is a recently converted agricultural wing of our 18th century farmhouse. Re furbished to a high standard it presents a comfortable and contemporary living space , ideal for a couple or two individuals sharing . Accommodation comp  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Kenzo Loft - Tienen apartment sleeps 2

Flemish Brabant Province / Tienen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Kenzo Loft is a luxurious self catering penthouse studio located on the rooftop of an apartment building (13th floor). situated in the green area around Tienen (Tirlemont), 10 minutes walking from the historic town centre with its beautiful churches, musea and shopp  …see more

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Province of Varese / Gallarate

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 200 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £43 / night

£214 - £513 / week

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from £43 / night

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Rosebank Cottage - Cambuslang cottage sleeps 2

South Lanarkshire / Cambuslang

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Period garden cottage located in a lovely conservation area in Cambuslang on the outskirts of Glasgow.Excellent local transport links to Glasgow city centre (12 mins), Loch Lomond and Edinburgh (55 mins) by train. Train station 400 metres from cottage. In addition,  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 / week

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from £49 / night

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Canna Palustre - Hellevoetsluis cottage sleeps 6

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The Canna Palustre type holiday home is a detached house with a thatched roof (+/- 90 m2. Locoated at our beautifull Resort Città Romana. It is quite and peacefull but also a great for an active break. The Canna Palustre has a Hall with separate toilet, Living room w  …see more

from £105 / night

£490 - £945 / week

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from £105 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Satow

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £16 / night

£112 - £327 / week

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from £16 / night

(97) Excellent 

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The Fountain Apartment (With Parking for 2 Cars) - Central Bath apartment sleeps 5

Bath / Central Bath

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Courtyard Apartment - 2 Bedrooms - and with 2 On-Street Parking Permits. Self catering apartment in a Grade 1 listed townhouse, located in central Bath (location: BA2 4BA). Full Sky Package (Movies, Sports etc) + its own private Wi-Fi connection. The apartment is l  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

(15) Excellent 

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The White Barn - Hilton cottage sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Hilton

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This Tourist Board three star rated Gold Award property with its high quality furnishings, pretty, village setting and handy location near to Cambridge, provides excellent value for money.The White Barn is a newly refurbished, traditional weather-boarded barn in the be  …see more

from £60 / night

£370 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Lemkendorf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
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from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

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Istanbul Province / Sile

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Child friendly ;
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from £37 / night

£257 / week

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from £37 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Blackadder Haven - Culross apartment sleeps 4

Fife / Culross

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
A bright spacious apartment with stunning views over the river forth in the unique and historical village of Culross.Take a step back in time and visit Culross with its 17th and 18th century houses and its many historical attractions.Visit the beautiful National Trust C  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £560 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ifigenia - Agios Stefanos house sleeps 7

Corfu / Agios Stefanos

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Hi from Corfu. Agios Stefanos is a beutyfull and quiet family beach on the northwest of Corfu island. A safe large sandy beach for anyone and speciality for families .150 hundrend meters from the beach there is our new house . Its 100sm with a 100sm large balcony wi  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £479 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / St-Hippolyte

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
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from £36 / night

£214 / week

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from £36 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Le Studio Vert - Ringwood studio sleeps 2

Maroondah / Ringwood

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; Air conditioning;
This spacious studio is situated in 1/2 acre of peaceful gardens with its own private entrance and your own car park. This fully self contained Garden Studio accommodates two people comfortably with a King size bed, en-suite, kitchen and lounge area. We daily feed kook  …see more

from £76 / night

£492 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday Apartment Carpe Diem - Aachen apartment sleeps 2

North Rhine-Westphalia / Aachen

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Are you looking for an apartment to relax in after spending a day in Aachen? This quiet, cosy apartment with underground parking, situated in a peaceful residential area, is ideal for this. A glass of wine on the apartment's balcony or relaxing in the swimming pool  …see more

from £68 / night

£419 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

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4* Marina View Penthouse City Centre parking 2 car - Waterford penthouse sleeps 3

County Waterford / Waterford

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool;
Luxury Marina side city centre newly refurbished property in a french style with 2 bedroom and private parking for 2 cars.. Special discounts for late deals by 10%. Mobile phone and private high speed unlimited WIFI available to you for to make national calls in Irelan  …see more

from £60 / night

£278 - £424 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Leipzig / Markranstaedt

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £95 / night

£565 / week

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from £95 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Donaueschingen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£462 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Very Good 

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State of Rio Grande do Sul / Farroupilha

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £57 / night

£398 / week

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from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Chestnut Farmhouse and Lodge - Aarlanderveen farmhouse sleeps 10

South Holland Province / Aarlanderveen

5 10 2 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ;
Chestnut Farmhouse is located in the "Green Heart area"' of the central part of The Netherlands. Just 30 minutes by car from the mayor tourist cities of Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and the North sea beach. Our luxurious and well maintained country hous  …see more

from £227 / night

£1582 / week

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from £227 / night

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Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park / Pisciotta

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Tirol / Neustift im Stubaital

3 8 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £86 / night

£599 - £1048 / week

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from £86 / night

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Province of Rimini / Gemmano

2 7 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets;
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from £65 / night

£445 - £714 / week

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from £65 / night

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Beautiful Sea-view house Limeni Mani Laconia - Limeni house sleeps 4

Laconia Region / Limeni

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
A beautiful sea house of 50sqm, combining traditional construction and modern amenities. Located between Limeni & Neo Oitylo (5m. from the sea where you can swim, 200m from the restaurants &800m from the coffee shops). Sleeps 4, 1 bathroom, kitchen,tv. Located between A  …see more

from £107 / night

£748 / week

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from £107 / night

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Tharavad heritage service villa - Ambalavayal house sleeps 12

Wayanad District / Ambalavayal

3 12 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Tharavad heritage service villa is located near karapuzha dam wayanad kerala. This is in a coffee plantation. Awsome view towards a hill and water. We also provide facilities like trekking fishing camp fire etc. ..... Tasty homely food also supplied to the customer. W  …see more

from £49 / night

£250 / week

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from £49 / night

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holiday apartment - Bine el Ouidane apartment sleeps 2

Tadla-Azilal Region / Bine el Ouidane

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
holiday Apartment is a self-catering accommodation located in Beni Mellal. Free Wi-Fi access is available.The apartment will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a seating area.There is a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator. Sha  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 / week

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from £43 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Highcliffe holiday apartments - Thornton Cleveleys apartment sleeps 6

Lancashire / Thornton Cleveleys

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Highcliffe Apartments is enviably positioned on Cleveleys new 'peoples promenade' enjoying delighful sea views. It is a only a minutes walk to the main shopping area in Victoria Road West, 3 minutes walk to main bus station and tram stop with regular buses an  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £290 / week

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from £60 / night

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Brandenburg / Bad Freienwalde

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets;
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from £20 / night

£20 / week

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from £20 / night

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Mayenne / Villiers-Charlemagne

4 2 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £69 / night

£300 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Orkney Self Catering 4U - Kirkwall cottage sleeps 2

Mainland / Kirkwall

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Modern and comfortable, with air-source heating, 2 Ingale is only a 15 minute walk from the town centre. It has original artwork throughout, a great selection of local books and local fare to welcome everyone. There is on-site parking but local buses, which connect wi  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night

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