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Idyllic cottage in Smaland, 8 per - Vrigstad house sleeps 8

Jonkoping County / Vrigstad

2 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
A great little gem in the Swedish. The house is located in Småland with beautiful scenery, swimming lakes, forests and rocky areas. The house is located 200m from a forest area where there are marked trails and is located 750m from the beautiful swimming lake. In winte  …see more

from £57 / night

£388 / week

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from £57 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Les Rives du Sanctuaire - Mont Tremblant house sleeps 10

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Swimming pool;
Les Rives du Sanctuaire is located on the stunning Clublink Le Maitre golfcourse and just a two minute walk from the beach on Le Diable river. Within five minutes drive of 5 premium golf courses and just a short, free ski shuttle ride from the slopes at Tremblant, our h  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1800 / week

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from £120 / night

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Austrian Alps / Tirol / Mieders

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £25 / night

£0 / week

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from £25 / night

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Southeast Romania / Constanta County / Constanta

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £63 / night

£417 - £667 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Canton of Bern / Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
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from £193 / night

£1347 - £1777 / week

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from £193 / night

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Lombardy / Province of Bergamo / Gromo

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £42 / night

£292 - £409 / week

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from £42 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Ardachy - Glencoe Village cottage sleeps 4

Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla  …see more

from £95 / night

£355 - £635 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St Wolfgang Duplex Apartment - St. Wolfgang apartment sleeps 6

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
Light and spacious beautifully presented three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang with views of the wonderful Wolfgangsee lake from the living area and two balconies. Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishw  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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from £180 / night

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Veneto / Province of Belluno / Borca di Cadore

2 bedroomsSleeps 64 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £100 / night

£667 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhône-Alpes / Isere / Chamrousse

2 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £50 / night

£334 - £642 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal Austria 3.2 - Hinterthal apartment sleeps 6

Austrian Alps / Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh  …see more

from £143 / night

£917 - £3125 / week

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from £143 / night

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British Columbia / Lake Errock

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £73 / night

£463 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Schafberg Apartments - St. Wolfgang apartment sleeps 6

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

1 bedroomSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Ski;
Two modern newly refurbished holiday apartments within house. Apartment A suitable for up to 3 people and the Apartment B suitable for up to 5. The apartments are very light and airy, and benefit from all day sunshine. The apartment house has pleasant views from all  …see more

from £46 / night

£292 - £480 / week

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from £46 / night

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Veneto / Province of Verona / Brenzone / Assenza

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £34 / night

£234 - £934 / week

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from £34 / night

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Lovely flat, garden in the mountains near Aosta

Valle d'Aosta / Etroubles

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Cute and confortable mountain apartment in the heart of Étroubles a beautiful village located next to the Swiss border close to the ski slopes of Crevacol and several mountain hikes. 18 km from Aosta and the cable car for the ski slopes of Pila. The apartment, with a  …see more

from £55 / night

£0 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Canillo Parish / Prats

2 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £41 / night

£286 - £345 / week

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from £41 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Pennsylvania / Pocono Mountains Region / Lake Ariel

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £103 / night

£607 - £947 / week

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from £103 / night

(18) Excellent 

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South Dakota / Deadwood

2 bedroomsSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
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from £121 / night

£2273 / week

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from £121 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Chalet Les Serandes - Nendaz ski chalet sleeps 8

Swiss Alps / Canton of Valais / Nendaz

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Ski;
Chalet Les Serandes, with stunning views over the Rhone valley and mountains, is located in a quiet cul de sac, 800 metres from the resort centre, ski lifts and shops, and only 300m from the ski bus stop. Its peaceful and picturesque location provides a truly relaxing  …see more

from £77 / night

£500 - £2308 / week

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from £77 / night

(4) Excellent 

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New South Wales / Kosciuszko National Park / Thredbo Village

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £178 / night

£1096 / week

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from £178 / night

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Calabria / Province of Reggio Calabria / Catona

5 bedroomsSleeps 101 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ski;
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from £92 / night

£625 - £2167 / week

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from £92 / night

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Swiss Alps / Canton of Uri / Andermatt

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £154 / night

£1154 - £2308 / week

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from £154 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday Cottage with Free Swimming Pool + Golf 5*

Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Our spacious holiday cottage has everything and more for a fantastic holiday. From the extra touches such as underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom to the complimentary bikes, golf clubs and sledges available our house will provide a comfortable holiday home. Fr  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ontario / Victoria Harbour

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £145 / night

£868 / week

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from £145 / night

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Catalunia / Province of Lleida / Val d'Aran / Casau

4 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £180 / night

£1209 - £1500 / week

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from £180 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Tigh tasgaidh skye /lochalsh - Dornie house sleeps 4

Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Lochalsh / Dornie

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Ski;
A stunning Victorian home situated directly on the sea front of Loch Long,in the Skye and Lochalsh region offers luxury self catering holidays.The self contained wing gives space,privacy with outstanding sea and mountain views- a special place for romantics and familie  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Craigellachie Retreat - High Burnside house sleeps 6

Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore / High Burnside

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
"Craigellachie Retreat" is a beautiful well facilitated 3 bedroom self–catering holiday house in a quiet location surrounded by woodland walks and views of the nearby mountains. It benefits from the addition of a summer house, drying room and shed for bike s  …see more

from £115 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £115 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Piedmont / Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola / Santa Maria Maggiore

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £67 / night

£375 - £725 / week

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from £67 / night

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Arizona / Show Low

2 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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from £114 / night

£1326 - £1432 / week

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from £114 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Chalet Alpine Rose - Chamonix Town Centre chalet sleeps 2

Rhône-Alpes / Haute-Savoie / Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Ski;
Chalet Alpine Rose is a cosy self contained detached chalet set in 1000 sq metres of private gardens. This chalet is available all year round on a self catering exclusive use basis sleeping 2 people in a cosy double bed with en-suite shower and WC. Fully equiped kitch  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £584 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Austrian Alps / Tirol / Bichlbach

6 bedroomsSleeps 82 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £84 / night

£555 / week

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from £84 / night

(27) Excellent 

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La Soldanelle, Switzerland - Chateau-d'Oex apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Vaud / Chateau-d'Oex

1 bedroomSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling. The apartment is fully eq  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Hrimland Luxury Cottage - Akureyri cottage sleeps 8

Northeast Region / Akureyri

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Our cottage are very well equipped with all modern comfort and the view over Eyjafjordur and Akureyri is fantastic.We have 3 bedrooms ( 1 masterbed, 2 single beds and 2 bunkbeds ) so in total 8 guests can stay in our Cottage. Also we have 2 bathrooms, living room, kitch  …see more

from £209 / night

£917 - £1334 / week

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from £209 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Virginia / Wintergreen

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £72 / night

£493 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sandul VIlla - Bandarainaiyake villa sleeps 10

Western Province / Bandarainaiyake

4 bedroomsSleeps 103 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.9 km; Swimming pool;
Sandul Villa, situated in Beruwala, 56 km from Colombo and 87 km from International airport on the west-south coast of Sri Lanka. The Villa located in a very beautiful place. Just 5 minutes driving with tuk-tuk will bring you to the beach coast of Indian ocean (around 1  …see more

from £195 / night

£1365 - £1435 / week

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from £195 / night

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AlpinLodges Kuehtai - Kuhtai apartment sleeps 6

Austrian Alps / Tirol / Kuhtai

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
High Alpine destination in beautiful Tyrolean mountain landscape, near the provincial capital of Innsbruck, on a sunny hillside location by the slopes and cableway. The Kühtai-Hochoetz ski region with 80km of slopes and stunning hiking terrain; toboggan runs, night ski  …see more

from £167 / night

£1167 - £4200 / week

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from £167 / night

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British Columbia / Okanagan Valley / Penticton

4 bedroomsSleeps 16Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £73 / night

£0 / week

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from £73 / night

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Catalunia / Province of Lleida / Valencia d'Aneu

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £80 / night

£509 - £759 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Trentino-Alto Adige / Province of Trento / Molveno

2 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Ski;
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from £55 / night

£384 - £959 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Haus frederick - Maria Alm apartment sleeps 6

Austrian Alps / Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Loft apartment Haus Frederick is ideally situated for a SKIING or SUMMER holiday of a lifetime. With its breathtaking views from the balcony, lock up ski storage and cosy atmosphere this tasteful and well equipped apartment is situated a short walk along the river t  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £570 / week

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from £45 / night

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