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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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Broadbeach holiday apartment rental

Gold Coast / Broadbeach

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £174 / night

£1093 - £2631 / week

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from £174 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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 £87 / night

£2156 - £4225 / week

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from £87 / 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 £225 / night

£1630 - £3621 / week

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from £225 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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 £155 / night

£1078 - £2026 / week

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from £155 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Sinaia

Prahova County / Sinaia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £51 / night

£354 / week

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from £51 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
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from £108 / night

£561 - £1552 / week

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from £108 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
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from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Cannes holiday apartment rental

Cannes / Bas Californie

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £1173 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Certaldo / Certaldo Alto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Quiet and Romantic” View was spectacular. The residence although was small it was quite comfortable and more importantly quiet at night. It was only a short walk down the hill to the main piazza and the train station. The restaurant around the corner
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from £57 / night

£305 - £522 / week

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from £57 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £275 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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from £275 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Menaggio holiday townhouse rental

Menaggio / Croce

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £78 / night

£380 - £785 / week

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from £78 / night

(50) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Freshford

Somerset / Freshford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent
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from £100 / night

£650 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Exceptional apartment in a perfect location” Perfectly situated with wonderful views views to the castle! We (a group of seven girl friends) stayed for a two night city break. We usually stay in hotels when we go away together and this was our first
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from £325 / night

£2275 / week

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from £325 / night

24

Holiday apartment rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Arles

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £63 / night

£435 - £604 / week

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from £63 / 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

(7) Excellent 

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Home rental in Durbuy

Luxembourg Province / Durbuy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£600 - £647 / week

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from £130 / 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

£254 - £272 / week

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from £37 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Nice

Nice / Port of Nice

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary Region / Karlovy Vary

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£388 - £613 / week

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from £61 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A lovely, cosy but spacious cottage. Suitable for families” We loved our stay at Victoria Cottage with our 4 young children. It feels spacious even though it's a cosy little cottage, and we found it to be lovely and clean, really warm, and there was e
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from £150 / night

£575 - £765 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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30

Holiday home in Vestvagoy

Lofoten Islands / Vestvagoy

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Nice and cosy” Very nice accomodation which suits both duo and family travellers. The view is beautiful and we really enjoyed the kitchen and veranda where we could read and relax. Internet works very well, mobile phone network much less. Ideal locati
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Certificate of Excellence

from £87 / night

£432 - £1294 / week

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from £87 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
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from £75 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Alghero / Salondra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” All round lovely. Great family holiday Only downside the ubiquitous Sardinian dogs barking to each other in the distance - but wouldn't put us off staying again.
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from £82 / night

£819 - £2845 / week

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from £82 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam
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from £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Apartment rental in Strasbourg

Bas-Rhin / Strasbourg

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £74 / night

£348 / week

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from £74 / night

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Maiori holiday apartment rental

Amalfi Coast / Maiori

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£363 - £1147 / week

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from £52 / night

(18) Excellent 

35

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

(37) Excellent 

19

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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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Seville / Central Sevilla

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

from £78 / night

£432 / week

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from £78 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saturnia

Manciano / Saturnia

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place” We had a lovely time in the villa. The hosts were very helpful and the place is beautiful. Strongly recommended.
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from £302 / night

£1552 - £2673 / week

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from £302 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Central Paris

Paris / Central Paris

Studio 4 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £104 / night

£621 - £802 / week

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from £104 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” Lovely clean modern flat. We stayed for three nights. Two separate bedrooms, one double room en suite and one bedroom with twin beds plus separate bathroom with shower. Beds very comfortable and the flat overlooks the River Ouse. Jus
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from £130 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great experience for Edinburgh tattoo weekend” We could not have asked for anything more and had a great weekend here, a fantastic penthouse accommodation located perfectly on the beach front of portobello and just a short taxi ride to Edinburgh's Roy
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from £86 / night

£575 / week

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from £86 / night

(17) 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 £61 / night

£302 - £535 / week

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from £61 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” Absolutely fabulous apartment. Very very clean and close to shops and restaurants. Right in the center of the Old Town. Highly recommended!
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from £60 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £60 / 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 £50 / night

£350 / week

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(9) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Sorrento / Central Sorrento

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £108 / night

£716 - £1475 / week

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from £108 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Liverpool / Newsham Park

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant house” We stayed here for a hen do last weekend, it's a brilliant house, well stocked kitchen which covered all our requirements. Owner is brilliant at replying to messages and checking on requirments/needs when we where there. Taxis into to
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from £700 / night

£3570 - £5250 / week

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from £700 / night

(15) 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 £125 / night

£858 - £1656 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hersonissos

Heraklion Prefecture / Hersonissos

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£544 / week

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