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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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Orlando holiday villa rental

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great place to stay the kids just loved it” Good location,Family friendly, the kids loved the resort pool etc and house was just perfect. Great place to stay and relax after hectic day at the Parks. Shopping eating etc all just a couple of minutes aw
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from £94 / night

£621 - £760 / week

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from £94 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
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from £81 / night

£509 - £678 / week

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from £81 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Short break in Corton” Lovely place everything you need in there.. it's was ideal as my cousin lived just across the road. Lovely queen size bed in main bedroom and two other bedrooms , clean bedding and towels .. home from home with added touch of ch
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Melrose holiday home rental

Borders / Melrose

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect location for exploring Borders” Impressed with bedroom sizes, cleanliness, and overall position of house in Melrose. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils all to a high standard. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to go again in future.
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from £120 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Tenby holiday home rental

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great place to stay in Tenby” A lovely house, very near to the centre of Tenby. Everything you could want is provided and it is pet friendly. We loved it!
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from £95 / night

£495 - £1300 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up
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from £85 / night

£495 - £515 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Kent / Whitstable

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy Whitstable cottage situated close to all important ameneties” Cosy terraced cottage superbly situated within short walking distance of Whitstable High Street, beach, harbour, shops, pubs and cafes etc. For the few days we stayed everything we nee
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from £70 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
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from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday condo with golf nearby in Orlando

Orlando / Vista Cay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
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from £66 / night

£462 - £504 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£500 - £1950 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Saint Mary's

Antigua / Saint Mary's

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2780 / week

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from £250 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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from £125 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“FANTASTIC LOCATION” had another great stay at bluetit lodge as this being the third time there.best location on the park and the owners always there if needed.looking to book already for the 4th time. would highly recommend and had fantastic time.
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1095 / week

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from £150 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Ieper (Ypres) holiday townhouse rental

West Flanders Province / Ieper (Ypres)

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent accommodation! Very convenient for the Menin Gate and In Flanders Field museum.” Abacus House is delightful with big comfortable beds and three huge bathrooms. There is plenty of space to sit comfortably in the lounge area as well as two ot
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from £111 / night

£839 - £903 / week

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from £111 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning apartment in an excellent location” This apartment is simply beautiful! We were absolutely over the moon from the moment we stepped in. The pictures, whilst very good, don't capture how spacious it is - we were both expecting it to be much sm
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from £72 / night

£264 - £639 / week

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from £72 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Coles Bay with golf nearby

Freycinet / Coles Bay

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £110 / night

£766 - £1181 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Nueva Andalucia holiday apartment rental

Marbella / Nueva Andalucia

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £54 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ipswich

Suffolk / Ipswich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Trevone with golf nearby

Padstow / Trevone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking views as well as beautiful rooms” Me and my partner were looking for a relaxed Cornish getaway but wanted the privacy and comfort of an apartment rather than a B&B as well as a touch of modernity in quirky old Kernow. At Atlanta Apartment
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1175 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) 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 £58 / night

£424 - £836 / week

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from £58 / 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 £70 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Javea

Javea / Tosalet

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very good” Nice stay in the house. Lots of space and fantastic view north to the javea valley and bay. Very well equipped : good beds and furniture. Owners told us they continue to put everything in a perfect shape and the progress they made: now onl
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from £160 / night

£967 - £3530 / week

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from £160 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Have been to this caravan several times,Have taken my grandchildren and they have just loved it ,excellent accomadtion ever y thing in van for you ,grandchildren have went to the kids club very entertaining for them also the swimming pool ,
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from £50 / night

£395 - £561 / week

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Charente-Maritime / Saint Laurent de la Pree

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £98 / night

£454 - £632 / week

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from £98 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Mojacar with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Almeria / Mojacar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£260 - £480 / week

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from £38 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Marbella holiday villa let

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“PARADISE” No11 was the PERFECT villa for our family group of 3 couples and a family of 5 (including a 4 month old). The bedrooms were perfectly placed to allow us all the luxury of our own space, privacy and tranquillity. We all ate together, which p
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from £550 / night

£1800 - £3700 / week

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from £550 / night

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Low Head holiday apartment rental

Tasmania / Low Head

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£640 / week

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from £131 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“what a week” Super, spacious, clean, warm, lodge. Made our week just perfect. Perfect location to explore the area, and lots of wildlife and walks close by. Breakfast on the decked veranda was a perfect start to the day. Just fab.
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pentire

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment” 24surf view lovely clean modern apartment views of fistral beach are fabulous 10 min to Newquay town and harbour what more do you need even had chocs dog chews and shortbread left for us by the owner lovely touch would recommend
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from £55 / night

£380 - £900 / week

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from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
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from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Rhosneigr holiday home rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Anglesey Short Break” Excellent few days at the beach house, ideally located for amenities and the beach. Easy to find and the welcome pack ensured that we had no queries.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £740 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Vilamoura with shared pool, golf nearby

Vilamoura / Vila Sol

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“fabulous apartment” Excellent facilities, all you need to self cater. Brilliant location, roof terrace for early morning sun and balcony for rest of day and early evening. Very clean and checking in arrangements really good. Resort good and Oscars p
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from £60 / night

£250 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Nusa Dua Peninsula / Nusa Dua

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £94 / night

£653 - £950 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Salema

Faro District / Salema

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £100 / night

£500 - £1450 / week

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from £100 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Home rental in Matlock with golf nearby

Derbyshire / Matlock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £412 / night

£2290 - £3640 / week

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from £412 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Anstruther with golf nearby

Anstruther / East Neuk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful place in a magical setting!” Harbours Edge is a spacious, stunning period house, with exquisite views over the North Sea. It is beautifully furnished,all modern decor, love the turquoise shutters and the pushup windows! The wonderfully
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from £90 / night

£560 - £650 / week

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