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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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Holiday villa with golf nearby, tennis court in Marbella

Costa del Sol / Marbella

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home but better!” Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds are great for sleeping on
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from £700 / night

£2500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“fantastic apart” we are having a fab. time here the apart. is fantastic right near all the bars etc. very near beach, you can walk to Los Cristianos, Puerto Colon,its all fantastic, we have had amazing meals and as my husband likes football we watched
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from £29 / night

£200 - £240 / week

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from £29 / 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 £211 / night

£1261 - £2202 / week

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from £211 / night

(5) Average 

38

Cottage rental in Dinan

Cotes-d'Armor / Dinan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
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from £40 / night

£275 - £299 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Its was a very very nice house it had everything we needed. The house overlooked the sea, it was a great view to get up to in the morning. The town was very nice and within walking distance. It was our first time in Ireland but it wont be o
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from £80 / night

£525 - £800 / week

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(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in gorgeous Lagos!” A perfect spot for a relaxing week away in gorgeous Lagos. Inside, the apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we enjoyed our stay! And a short walk from the beach, marina and old town, the apartment'
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from £65 / night

£279 - £579 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Very Good 

51

Holiday home rental

County Galway / Galway

4 11 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £236 / night

£858 - £3727 / week

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from £236 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Torre de la Horadada holiday villa accommodation

Province of Alicante / Torre de la Horadada

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value for money” Accommodation was clean, good size and had everything we needed. Kids loved the communal pool at the back which again was always clean and tidy. Shops and restaurants were close by. Overall, very impressed. excellent value
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from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

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 £135 / night

£547 - £1513 / week

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from £135 / night

(23) Excellent 

41

Holiday villa rental

Cannes / Central Cannes

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent” a very enjoyable stay for my whole family the owner could not have more helpful all in it was a very good holiday with many places of interest to visit what more can i say it was excellent
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from £715 / night

£3572 - £8404 / week

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from £715 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Puerto Banus Centre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous apartment in a lovely complex, walking distance of Banus” I searched for ages to find an apartment that would be suitable for myself, husband, son, daughter in law and grandson. Hit the jackpot with this one. Three double bedrooms 2 of them e
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from £160 / night

£800 - £1550 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Carvoeiro

Faro District / Carvoeiro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again. Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available. We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by
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from £75 / night

£395 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Luz

Luz / Estrela da Luz

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing apartment, fantastic location!” This apartment was without a doubt one of the best we've stayed in! So modern, comfortable, and very spacious! Felt like we were actually living in a 3 bed apartment, the livingroom space is so sociable & homely
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from £78 / night

£550 - £1170 / week

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from £78 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Clonmany

Clonmany / Urris

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house in a wonderful area” Mia's Cottage is a comfortable house situated in the heart of Inis Eoghain. It's a great location from which to view the entire peninsula and all it offers, including the wonderful historic sites that are situated
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from £75 / night

£290 - £560 / week

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from £75 / 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 £219 / night

£1589 - £3530 / week

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from £219 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in La Cala Hills with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / La Cala Hills

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs Bentley” Lovely apartment and surroundings and very clean and everything at hand that you need . We really enjoyed our stay . The manager and his wife were very accommodating . Thank you
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from £56 / night

£289 - £589 / week

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from £56 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Elysia Park

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!!” From enquiring to booking this property Karen was so helpful and replied answering any questions I had very quickly, when booked we got all the useful information we needed through email from Karen also. We've just returned from this perfec
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from £30 / night

£210 - £500 / week

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from £30 / night

(7) Excellent 

68

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 £135 / night

£1009 - £1681 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Glenbeigh

County Kerry / Glenbeigh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1500 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Carlingford holiday home rental

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quirky.....” Peggy's cottage is full of character and has all you need for your stay...log burner is an added bonus....clean,airy and relaxing . Carlinford is a lovely place to visit and the locals definitely add to your visit loved how friendly they
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from £101 / night

£669 - £837 / week

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from £101 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Ko Samui / Laem Set

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful week in a beautiful villa” We stayed at Villa Sapphire for a week and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The location is superb and the villa is perfect. Sitting in the open-sided lounge watching the sun go down across the inf
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from £140 / night

£980 - £1365 / week

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from £140 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

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

(39) Excellent 

20

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

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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 £177 / night

£1112 - £2677 / week

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from £177 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cannes

Cannes / Central Cannes

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic time spent in a gorgeous place!” A clean, modern apartment in a great location. Walking distance to all beaches and main shopping district. Our young children slept soundly and didn't wake until 9am, a lie in from when they sleep in Englan
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from £85 / night

£505 - £1551 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“HOME from HOME” Myself, my husband our teenager and 2 under 6 years stayed at the pad for 2 weeks. It was brilliant, I normally find family holidays slightly stressful. But the pad was like home from home. It has everything you would have at home.
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from £50 / night

£325 - £685 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saint-Gilles

Brussels / Saint-Gilles

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £58 / night

£362 - £444 / week

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from £58 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Weekend Break” Cottage lovely with great views but could be improved by having more towels when fully occupied, a hairdryer, and showers not so efficient if two are being used at one time.
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from £145 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £145 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Qala

Qala / Qala Beach Village

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, peaceful location, beautiful views” This villa is huge, tastefully decorated throughout, even an en-suite hot tub attached to one of the bedrooms. The photos do not really show the many balconies and sheer height of entrance hallway a
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from £71 / night

£397 - £1097 / week

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from £71 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portrush

Portrush / Mathers Cross

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” What a fantastic holiday cottage. We arrived Thursday late afternoon and what a surprise. The cottage was lovely and warm and the owners had left a basket of essentials so it meant I could have a lovely cup of tea while unpacking. The cottag
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from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / 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

(30) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“fantastic place” love this apartment ,the views are ever changing ,no 2 days are the same,cannot wait to get back here every year
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from £110 / night

£615 - £925 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool, golf nearby in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing View” Perfect location for exploring Cape Town and beyond, with the most amazing views of Camps bay and tabletop mountain. Hosts very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and was spotlessly clea
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Duquesa holiday apartment rental

Duquesa / Sabinillas

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and lovely apartment” Great views of the sea from the balcony, within walking distance of marina with plenty of restaurants. Apartment was very clean, has everything you need I would highly recommend.
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from £55 / night

£275 - £575 / week

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(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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(4) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Puerto Banus with shared pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“I WILL BE BACK!” I stayed here with my family including young children and we thoroughly enjoyed it.The Apartment is in an ideal location with a really short walk to the beach,great for the kids. In addition it is a short walk to the center of Puerto
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from £135 / night

£925 - £1177 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Old Town holiday townhouse rental

Florida / Old Town

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Selsey holiday caravan/mobile home rental

West Sussex / Selsey

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Had great stay” Weather was great and caravan very good and well maintained with useful Hoover and ironing board iron
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from £35 / night

£180 - £550 / week

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from £35 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” My partner and I stayed at the Artpad for a couple of nights this month and had a thoroughly wonderful stay! On arriving at the Artpad we were very impressed with the beautifully grand apartment. The rooms are huge with plenty of space to
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from £105 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanfallteg

Narberth / Llanfallteg

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great week away!” We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and the cottage itself is very beauti
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from £100 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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