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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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Kinsale holiday home rental

County Cork / Kinsale

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location, great space for a family vacation.” We recently stayed at Compass Hill house for a family vacation. We were a group of eight adults and one baby. It was our first time visiting Ireland and the house was the perfect home base for our
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from £151 / night

£1294 - £1380 / week

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from £151 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and great price” This is the second time we have stayed here. Perfect location and price. Spacious. It was ideal or us - 4 adults and 2 children. Andrew has always been really easy to deal with. Would stay again without hesitation.
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from £42 / night

£295 - £449 / week

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from £42 / 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

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Peak District Location” We stayed for a week in Primrose Cottage in March. We have family who live in the area and we were able to meet up with them several times. Super cottage, very welcoming & goodies pack great. Did some lovely walks
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from £65 / night

£285 - £465 / week

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from £65 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Doolin

The Burren / Doolin

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house, great location.” House is exactly as advertised - lovely and comfortable and great location if you want to get away from it all but still only be a few minutes drive from lovely bars, restaurants etc. Plenty of space with the 5 bedrooms -
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from £104 / night

£363 - £745 / week

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from £104 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Criquetot-l'Esneval

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £61 / night

£298 - £393 / week

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from £61 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic property” Great house. Everything you could need, really well appointed. Quiet location, 15 min walk into town centre. 3 min walk to beach. Would highly recommend The White House.
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from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £173 / night

£1035 - £1826 / week

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from £173 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almancil

Faro District / Almancil

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful relaxing vacation” We had a wonderful stay at the villa. A great pool and really close to the beach. The vacations were great.
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from £62 / night

£434 / week

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from £62 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
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from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / 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) Very Good 

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St. Andrews holiday home rental

Fife / St Andrews

4 6 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£560 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£1200 - £1340 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Laguna

Phuket / Laguna

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury in Paradise” Quality from start to finish the villa has everything you could possibly need to make your stay truly enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious enough not only for 3 en-suite bedrooms, but also separate dining room and lounge, well
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from £130 / night

£900 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(35) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Trory Bay

Enniskillen / Trory Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant” Great cottage . Lovely country side. Enjoyed fishing the big classic festival and shall be returning again and again
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from £70 / night

£245 - £370 / week

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from £70 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“60th birthday family gathering” Spent a lovely weekend at Bankfield House celebrating 60th & 25th birthdays. Beautiful house with lovely views. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling overcrowded. Large enclosed garden for children & dog
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Studio rental in Cartmel with golf nearby

Grange-over-Sands / Cartmel

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Average 

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Holiday home in Easkey

County Sligo / Easkey

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay in a beautiful part of Sligo” The house was well keep and maintained. Location was excellent for a young family, beside the sea, shops. Situated in such a beautiful area. The amenities in the Easkey and surrounding areas are excellent
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from £101 / night

£475 - £561 / week

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from £101 / night

(73) 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
“quiet friendly Corton” Great pub food, saved me cooking. Arts and craft at the church is a must, even the dog felt very much included. The boys enjoyed the on site swimming pool also. Very much recommend the place.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th
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from £56 / night

£388 - £1052 / week

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from £56 / 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

(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £67 / night

£466 - £992 / week

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from £67 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

40

Holiday cottage letting

Gili Islands / Gili Trawangan

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £26 / night

£164 - £207 / week

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from £26 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Bedous

Bearn / Bedous

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 139 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent characterful French house in great location.” Great property in excellent location for visiting nearby locations in Pyrenees, especially as we found for us, the mountain walking area of Lescun. Lots of space inside house, only two of us so w
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from £70 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £70 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £100 / night

£525 - £845 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b rental

Province of Latina / Terracina

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect Holiday spot to enjoy the beach like a local” Cassa Moresca was very clean, well located and the service we received form our host was terrific. He has very good at explaining the accommodation to us. He took us to the local are and introduc
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(21) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Lleyn Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Pwllheli / Lleyn Peninsula

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous stay” The cottage is well equipped and looked after. If you like the quiet with fabulous scenery (and farm animals on your doorstep) this is your heaven. We had great weather so was able to go out and about exploring the lovely beaches which
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from £50 / night

£280 - £810 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Sabrosa

Vila Real District / Sabrosa

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 121 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic hollidays!!!!” A great place, beautiful landscape, very nice weather and the most wellcoming staff ever!!! the cutest house w/everything we needed, since cable tv, wifi equiped kitchen and the daily breakfast by the swimming pool...it was ju
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(13) 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
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Nympsfield

Gloucestershire / Nympsfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£375 - £540 / week

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from £72 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
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from £113 / night

£638 - £1759 / week

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from £113 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
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from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

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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

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cool waves” Beautiful house with every utensil you can think of. Very clean and everything looks new had a fab stay.
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from £105 / night

£525 - £1070 / week

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from £105 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Corbere

Pyrenees-Orientales / Corbere

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Happy Days” The house is exactly as described and a great choice for a get away. The veiws from the balcony are exactly as shown and the castle is a leisurely 20 minute walk to, with great views from the top. Corbere is an ideal location as it reall
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from £42 / night

£280 - £410 / week

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