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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy, comfortable stay in the perfect location” Stayed in Shrimpers Cottage for 5 nights with my family and dog. The cottage was in the perfect location literally minutes walk from the sea front, shops and places to eat. I would recommend the Queens f  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house for our large family” We had a great time staying in this well equipped house. It was just as you see in the photos, clean, attractive and everything we needed for a good holiday. Many thanks  …see more

from £290 / night

£1620 - £2665 / week

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from £290 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Gweedore

County Donegal / Gweedore

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Near Glassagh Beach, Teach Jack, Swimming, Walking, Entertainment, Fishing,Golf,Glenveagh National Park,Bunbeg,Ards Forest Gweedore,Gaeltacht,This house is located between Bloody Foreland and the Gweedore village. You can either climb Cnoc or Errigal  …see more

from £101 / night

£358 - £580 / week

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from £101 / night

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(71) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We'll come back!” Lovely and very well equipped flat, good and central location but still a quiet street, very helpful and friendly owner - all perfect, we'll come back!  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1155 / week

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from £71 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Port de Soller

Soller / Port de Soller

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Good location and comfortable stay” Spacious and comfortable with outside seating. Well equipted kitchen and very comfortable bed with efficient A/C. Better WiFi than at home! Minnor niggels, no tea towel or spare rubbish bags and would have liked br  …see more

from £59 / night

£332 - £985 / week

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from £59 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything you need” Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre. Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

21

Holiday home rental

Isere / Grenoble

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with American fridge, internal dining room with 6 chairs and 2.5m table, external dining area and living area. There are two separate bedrooms, WC and fully-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower. The apartment situated on the ground f  …see more

from £143 / night

£883 / week

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from £143 / night

(43) Excellent 

24

Home rental in West Country

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(51) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf  …see more

from £115 / night

£525 - £575 / week

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from £115 / night

(31) Excellent 

21

Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this  …see more

from £165 / night

£750 - £995 / week

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from £165 / night

(68) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

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from £148 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“a little gem” quiet, well equipped, walking distance of town centre. clean and beautiful property, photos don't do justice. Spacious bedroom and a great size bed. lovely original features remaining. And a bonus point you can park a car.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £65 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Brighton

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely stay” Warm welcome. Quirky basement flat in gorgeous house. Baby friendly with lots of home from home comforts. Blessed with gorgeous weather throughout our stay which made it even more enjoyable.  …see more

from £110 / night

£625 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(35) Excellent 

18

Milford holiday home rental

County Donegal / Milford

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely farmhouse-lived up to expectations!” We very much enjoyed our stay at Willowfarmhouse. Very comfortable accommodation & good location for visiting beauty spots, beaches etc. Owners & their son very helpful & nothing was too much trouble for th  …see more

from £148 / night

£379 - £799 / week

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from £148 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Apartment located in a beautifully maintained chalet style development in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the spa town of Leukerbad. Within easy reach of Geneva airport, Leukerbad is an ideal location for skiing, hiking or just relaxing in the natural thermal baths. The  …see more

from £40 / night

£300 / week

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from £40 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sannat

Island of Gozo / Sannat

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect way to escape” Both the villa and the owners were fantastic. It was clean, perfect location for site seeing the whole island, in a village that had all the amenities you need on a villa holiday. The owners were very friendly and were on hand  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £910 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Holiday home with golf nearby in Poole

Poole / Poole Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect in every way.” Very cosy, perfect location, & nicely decorated. We had a lot of rain when we were there so having a comfortable place to stay was very important. The owners were lovely & did their best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible  …see more

from £100 / night

£610 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(49) Excellent 

20

Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location” My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitt  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £625 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment rental

Los Alcazares / Albatros

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb fortnight didn't want to leave!” We stayed here for the Easter hols and loved the apartment. Everything you could think you might need was there. Couldn't of been in a better place for the restaurants. We would have no hesitation in booking he  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £555 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in West Country

Newquay / Pentire

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“comfortable accomodation with fantastic sea views” This apartment has the most AMAZING views of Fistral beach. It was clean and modern throughout and would recommend it to anyone.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(30) Excellent 

35

Home rental in Portstewart with golf nearby

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely gem of a house, amazin views, 'perfect retreat'!” Having just spent 2 wonderful nights at this superb holiday home, I have nothing but praise for it, the views was to die for even in the pouring rain!! House is in an ideal location, easy ac  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Apartment rental in Bang Tao Beach with shared pool

Bang Tao Beach / Layan Beach

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice place” We stayed here for a week - the apartment is in a lovely complex with a fantastic swimming pool - very quiet, you practically had the resort to yourself. You definitely need a car (renting at airport would be best as it was a little chal  …see more

from £49 / night

£295 - £681 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

South Queensferry holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times. This is a superb apartment. The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(46) Excellent 

30

Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Taormina Mare Mazzaro

Taormina / Taormina Mare Mazzaro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location” The apartment was beautifully decorated, with excellent air-conditioning, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Views from the balconies were gorgeous. It's located literally 2 minutes from the best beach in Taor  …see more

from £84 / night

£572 - £1564 / week

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from £84 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Var / La Cadiere d'Azur

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £58 / night

£353 - £691 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Back garden is the beach!” Having stayed in several self catering properties over the years, this is the one we return to, Why well it had absolutely everything to offer, firstly the location this has to be one of the best in North Cornwall when I say  …see more

from £150 / night

£775 - £1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(43) Excellent 

40

Kissimmee holiday villa rental

Kissimmee / Westside

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa in an excellent location” I stayed at Disney Davella for one week with my husband and parents. There are two excellent master bedrooms which made it perfect for us (with a bathroom off each) and an extra toilet downstairs as well. Th  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Tayside/Perthshire

Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Had a fabulous few days staying in Roland's apartment. Very comfortable and had everything we needed a home from home. Roland was there to meet us and show us around . Can't fault this apartment and really well situated in Pitlochry. I'll be  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £910 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Langebaan

Western Cape / Langebaan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
“So much more than a home away from home” My mother and I - both of whom have travelled extensively - stayed at Pano Avli, which we came across by word of mouth, and were expecting no more than a very run-of-the-norm self-catering unit. What we found o  …see more

from £70 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Northern England

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“it's just amazing!!” Last summer I divided my holiday into five weeks, one of them was in this lovely apartment. This week was absolutely the best. The apartment is five star. The balcony and the view were fabulous. the price is responsible. The landl  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £1540 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Skerries

County Dublin / Skerries

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven beside the sea.” We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delighted to eat  …see more

from £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Eagle House is directly on the sandy beach of family friendly Viking Bay and we endeavour to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons! All you need to do is get here and enjoy your stay. A gentle note when booking please let us know whether you need one bed  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £725 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Casuarina holiday villa accommodation

Malindi / Casuarina

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“World Class Birthday Celebration in Spectacular Mansion” I must say I've taken many vacations but my stay in Elena House Malindi is by far the best I've ever experienced! Initially, I had picked different vacation villa to rent but when the group grew  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £1960 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Platanias, Skiathos

Skiathos / Platanias, Skiathos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Child friendly
Ideal for families with young kids or babies as the Cottage is comfortable and the garden is safe.Ideal for couples who wants privency and piece .ideal for old couples as the location is flat and markets and restaurants are very close.Try your holidays at Calma Cottage  …see more

from £30 / night

£206 / week

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from £30 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Kinmel Bay holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Kinmel Bay

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a  …see more

from £160 / night

£800 - £2000 / week

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from £160 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Porto Pozzo holiday apartment let

Santa Teresa Gallura / Porto Pozzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“very restful a beautiful spot with amazing vistas” We arrived late in the evening (dark) Silvio had waited in the main street for us and guided us to the flat (this was very helpful) as a bit difficult to find. the flat was well presented, clean with  …see more

from £43 / night

£253 - £429 / week

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from £43 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Down town holiday condo rental

Reykjavik / Down town

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Fantastic, family friendly apartment, smack in the center of Reykjavik. Quiet neighbourhood, but very close to all the nightlife, shopping and other exciting things in Reykjavik.Bright, airy and spacious apartment with everything you need in order to have a great vacati  …see more

from £189 / night

£1323 - £1599 / week

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from £189 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Home rental in Lahinch with golf nearby

County Clare / Lahinch

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Overall Fabulous!” I stayed here recently for a weekend with a group of girls. From the start to the finish it was the most enjoyable stay. Everything you could possibly think of was in the house - and plenty of everything! A short stroll from town  …see more

from £379 / night

£1261 - £15379 / week

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from £379 / night