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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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Finistere / Quimper

Studio 1 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£167 / week

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from £40 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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 £217 / night

£1575 - £3500 / week

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from £217 / night

(1) Average 

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Namur Province / Dinant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£177 / week

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from £26 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“Our little slice of heaven!” This was our second visit to The Saltings. We found this little gem for our Honeymoon last year and we knew then that we would be back to celebrate our Anniversary. The cottage was just as gorgeous as we remembered and as
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from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / West End, Glasgow

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home” This apartment was an absolute delight. So spacious and spotlessly clean. A real pleasure to come back to after hectic days out. The underground car park a real boost, especially appreciated with the not so nice weather we had. We wer
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from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Peyia

Paphos District / Peyia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A once in a life time holiday experience in Cyprus” The villa was everything we could have hoped for, whilst only two of us stayed, all the amenities were top class. The visitor information folder proved really useful, well presented and provided some
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from £110 / night

£800 - £2100 / week

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from £110 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Treviso

Province of Treviso / Treviso

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment for a break to Venice with fellow young at heart pensioner friend.” Easy to get to from airport. Friendly area, local community very welcoming. Frequent bus service just outside apartment, 15 min ride into Treviso. Treviso is a
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from £55 / night

£310 - £414 / week

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from £55 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Belfast

Northern Ireland / Belfast

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment” Great apartment perfect location for bars,restaurants and shopping. Would definitely recommend this apartment
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from £120 / night

£650 - £680 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway location in Edinburgh” Perfect homely flat for exploring Edinburgh. Well kept, clean and well equipped. Excellent location on the Royal mile for exploring the city. Really helpful information book full of tips on what to do and where t
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from £85 / night

£550 - £1020 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Plitvicka Jezera holiday apartment rental

Plitvice Lakes National Park / Plitvicka Jezera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£334 - £459 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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from £423 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Callala Bay holiday apartment rental

Shoalhaven / Callala Bay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £83 / night

£824 / week

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from £83 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£600 - £1340 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic villa and location - lots to see and do” A beautiful, spacious, very Tuscan villa with very helpful owners. We were a family party with teenagers and could either relax in the villa or pool, or visit the many fascinating places (and restaur
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from £134 / night

£1000 - £1667 / week

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from £134 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Monte-Carlo

Monte-Carlo

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Air conditioning

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) 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
“Brilliant location” This is a large apartment with wonderful views over the harbour from the living area and one of the bedrooms. The rooms are comfortable. We were given a warm welcome and found wine and snacks had been left for us. There are
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from £121 / night

£788 - £1600 / week

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from £121 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Athens

Attica / Athens

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £167 / night

£1084 - £1550 / week

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from £167 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calangute

Calangute / Calangute Beach

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
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from £30 / night

£480 - £1440 / week

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from £30 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Perfect place to stay for visit to York” Really great location right by the Racecourse - with easy access into the city by bus from the end of the road. The cottage is really lovely - so comfortable and well equipped. The welcome hamper was a lovely
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from £60 / night

£300 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Menaggio / Croce

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£367 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Paris / Central Paris

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £59 / night

£292 / week

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from £59 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet Location” The Cottage was very well presented, In a very quiet location. It was clean and tidy and everything we needed for the stay was provided.
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from £104 / night

£489 - £777 / week

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from £104 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Christmas” We booked Southview for Christmas week, arriving on Friday 23rd and departing 30th. The cottage was dressed beautifully for xmas, with a tree, decorations dotted around and candles etc, just lovely. The cottage itself was very comfortable
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from £130 / night

£540 - £900 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Kandy

Kandy District / Kandy

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £95 / night

£850 / week

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from £95 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widcombe

Bath / Widcombe

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when
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from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lisbon / Central Lisbon

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £79 / night

£553 - £789 / week

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from £79 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £88 / night

£613 - £1252 / week

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from £88 / night

(3) Very Good 

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St Sulpice de Roumagnac holiday cottage rental

Riberac / St Sulpice de Roumagnac

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £23 / night

£175 - £450 / week

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from £23 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vysoke Tatry ski apartment to rent.

Presov Region / Vysoke Tatry

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great comfort and privacy for a very good price” Very good location in a quiet area. Beautiful furnished apartment with modern kitchen and nice rooms. WC and bathroom clean. From the windows and balcony a beautiful view. Close to grocery, pizza and pu
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from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Dundee

Scotland / Dundee

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely apartment and great location.” Really enjoyed our stay, super location and great views from the apartment. Very central location and easy to walk into the city centre.
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything we need” We are so thrilled with this rental, all we need was there and much comfort. We hope to come again as we have friends in Lower Shockerwick who have a small house and this location is excellent for us in Batheaston.
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from £127 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £127 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Caramujeira

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1550 - £3417 / week

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from £250 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Barcelona holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Bardez

Goa / Bardez

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Home Away from Home” Wonderful experience for all of us at this Lazy River Cottage. It's the perfect location to check out the sights in Old Goa which is only 2 kms. Panjim is around 10km but its an easy drive. Everything right from the clea
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from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
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from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Gaiole in Chianti

Province of Siena / Gaiole in Chianti

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A hidden gem.” We stayed at Villa LisiDor at the end of May with family. We made the trip to Tuscany by train to Florence from the UK and hired a car from there. We arrived during an unseasonably chilly spell and in torrential rain after a very l
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from £319 / night

£2229 - £4286 / week

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from £319 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Pula / Santa Margherita di Pula

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £31 / night

£217 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Marrakech

Marrakech / Widane

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 £209 / night

£1250 - £2184 / week

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from £209 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Miami Platja with swimming pool, golf nearby

Costa Dorada / Miami Platja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£417 - £822 / week

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from £57 / night

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