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Lavender Cottage - Balcombe cottage sleeps 2

West Sussex / Balcombe

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
A welcoming, cosy and comfortable cottage for two - a relaxing countryside retreat for two. Lavender Cottage is situated next to the Owners' home down a quiet country lane in the middle of the Sussex countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lavender Cott  …see more

from £49 / night

£325 - £375 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Wettolsheim

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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(5) Excellent 

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Cottage-on-the-Green - Calne cottage sleeps 2

Wiltshire / Calne

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Peacefully located by a large Green (cottage on right in exterior picture), Cottage-on-the-Green is well away from busy traffic yet only a few minutes' walk from Calne's town centre. Grade II listed and tastefully modernised, it offers a very comfortable pied-  …see more

from £90 / night

£387 - £645 / week

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from £90 / night

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Red Cow Cottage COMMUTER CTTG - Dunstable cottage sleeps 2

Bedfordshire / Dunstable

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Red Cow Cottage is located on the A5 near to the villages of Kensworth and Markyate in Bedfordshire. This 1826 rustic and beamed former farm cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom, a bathroom, a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with a working open fire and a  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Old Chapel - Hayton cottage sleeps 2

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The main living area of the cottage is  …see more

from £45 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

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Landes / Eugenie Les Bains

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £31 / night

£143 / week

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from £31 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Three bedroomed Family House with quaint garden

Southend-on-Sea / Shoeburyness

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
This is an end of terraced property based in Shoeburyness. It is based 15 minutes walk from East Beach blue flag beach.It is 10 minutes walk from Shoeburyness train station. 15 minutes drive from Southend / London Airport. This cottage has three good sized double bedroo  …see more

from £99 / night

£720 - £1030 / week

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from £99 / night

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Manosque / Dauphin, Provence

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £61 / night

£328 - £371 / week

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from £61 / night

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Ferienhaus Zempow - kleine Wgh - Zempow apartment sleeps 4

Brandenburg / Zempow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Die kleine Wohnung befindet sich im Dachgeschoss der rechten Haushälfte. Über eine Holztreppe erreicht man die etwa 50 qm große Wohnung. Eine Küchenzeile bietet alles, was Sie zum Kochen brauchen. Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster. Ein großer Esstisch und ein C  …see more

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Baden-Württemberg / Meckenbeuren

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £52 / night

£388 - £449 / week

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from £52 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Lee Penn - Cardrona apartment sleeps 2

Peebles / Cardrona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 48 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This fully modernized and beautifully furnished self-contained apartment forms the rear part of a listed Georgian farmhouse dating back to the 1800's. Located in the village of Cardrona by the River Tweed, the apartment is ideally located for enjoying mountain biking a  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Anchorage - Ballygally bungalow sleeps 6

County Antrim / Ballygally

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
A recently re-loved light and airy house situated in the picturesque village of Ballygally at the foot of the Glens of Antrim. Ideal for families looking to enjoy a peaceful and scenic retreat with the beach 100m away and an enclosed private garden to the rear. With ro  …see more

from £85 / night

£490 - £525 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Modern Apartment Close to Nantwich Town Centre

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Newhaven Court is a comfortable and relaxing home to explore Cheshire, North Wales and the Peak District. It is a 5 minute walk to the local Morrisons supermarket and Nantwich town centre, wherein you can peruse the local boutiques and recharge at one of the tea or coff  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

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Upper Franconia / Bayreuth

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £48 / night

£302 / week

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from £48 / night

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Saarland / Illingen

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £38 / night

£233 / week

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from £38 / night

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Saarland / Homburg

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £35 / night

£238 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Smith Cottage, cosy Dales cottage, sleeps 2

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Surrounded by glorious countryside and with stunning views Appletreewick makes an ideal base for a Yorkshire Dales holiday. The popular market town Skipton is 8 miles away and Grassington just 5 miles from the cottages. There are excellent walks from the doorstep in  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 - £495 / week

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from £60 / night

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Cotes-d'Armor / Sables-d'Or-les-Pins

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Little Isemonger Apartment - Tenterden apartment sleeps 2

Kent / Tenterden

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 23 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This attractively furnished property is complete with cooking facilities, en-suite bathroom, free satellite widescreen television, electric heating and WI-FI facilities. Separate washroom. With its use of a privately shared garden and off-road parking and a pleasant sh  …see more

from £30 / night

£385 / week

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from £30 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Low Barn - Martin cottage sleeps 4

Lincolnshire / Martin

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm.Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mod  …see more

from £105 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £105 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Travemuende

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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from £69 / night

£466 / week

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from £69 / night

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Finistere / Clohars-Carnoet

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £130 / night

£518 / week

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from £130 / night

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Province of Rome / Albano Laziale

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £35 / night

£173 / week

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from £35 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Townend Holiday Cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 2

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

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Centre Region / Ouagadougou

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Crickton Farm Cottage - Gower cottage sleeps 2

Swansea County / Gower

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Crickton Farm Cottage is beautiful four star modern one bed self catering Gower holiday cottage & holiday accommodation a working livery yard, in South Wales, situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula at the foot of the impressive Cefn Bryn, the home of King Arth  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 / week

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from £75 / night

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Le Cannet

1 1 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £52 / night

£345 / week

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from £52 / night

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Aveiro District / Estarreja

3 8 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

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Herault / Vic-la-Gardiole

Studio 2 1 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £52 / night

£216 / week

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from £52 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Torreilles

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£423 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Thatch End Cottage - Baslow cottage sleeps 10

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1350 / week

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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

£517 / week

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from £75 / night

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Lower Saxony / Neuharlingersiel

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £45 / night

£314 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Stable Cottages - Rochester cottage sleeps 5

Kent / Rochester

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property is set in a beautiful country location, conveniently located with easy access to all motorways and ports. Situated 15 minutes from historic Rochester. London, Canterbury and the coast are all 45 minutes away. The cottages provide a perfect getaway from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £100 / 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 £142 / night

£851 / week

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from £142 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Splendida Otranto. villino - Otranto chalet sleeps 2

Province of Lecce / Otranto

2 2 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Immersa in una cornice tutta orientale, Otranto e' tra i borghi più' belli d'Italia... posto unico dove e' possibile fare il bagno nel porto e bandiera blu da diversi anni, . Offre una vacanza all'insegna dell'arte, della natura, del mare  …see more

from £18 / night

£121 / week

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from £18 / night

(5) Excellent 

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UPPER BRAY COTTAGE - Badby cottage sleeps 5

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 214 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £540 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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1 BHK Luxury Apt in Dona Paula - Panjim apartment sleeps 2

Goa / Panjim

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Enjoy the all the comforts of home in this elegant 800 sq.ft apartment with a large drawing room, cozy bedroom, full bath, well equipped kitchen and a balcony. The apartment has beautiful interiors and is located on the first floor of a newly constructed gated housing c  …see more

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