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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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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski locker<br />On o  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £129 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 / week

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from £385 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott  …see more

from £95 / night

£375 - £635 / week

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from £95 / night

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Haute-Loire / Le Chambon sur Lignon

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £31 / night

£88 - £211 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

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from £88 / night

£597 - £948 / week

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from £88 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Soldeu ski apartment to rent.

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“good stay” we had a good stay. the apartment was clean, well appointed and easy check in / out. will consider staying there again.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning Mountain apartment with exceptional view of the Matterhorn,Great skiing,wonderful mountain walks/hikes/climbing.Exciting village life,amazing choice of restaurants.No traffic so relaxing.  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(22) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Getaway - Beautiful Home” I arranged a birthday surprise for my partners birthday for us and his close friends to attend the Carn Mhor Lodge in Aviemore. Organising with Sarah was straightforward and I found her extremely helpful throughout  …see more

from £230 / night

£1354 - £2943 / week

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from £230 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chateauroux-les-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes / Chateauroux-les-Alpes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £350 / week

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from £44 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski apartment to rent.

Upper Bavaria / Garmisch-Partenkirchen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Comfortable and well equipped two-bedroom apartment in Bavarian style chalet with beautiful mountain views. Ideally located in Germany's most famous winter and summer resort offering recreational and cultural attractions for all ages.  …see more

from £106 / night

£790 - £937 / week

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from £106 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Ski studio to rent in Tsilivi

Zakynthos / Tsilivi

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
Blue Horizon Studio's in Akrotiri is situated in a quiet, green and very unique area, surrounded by olive-trees and a large garden, full of trees and flowers, where you can find a barbeque place. In seeking the perfection for the ideal retreat, take your sunbath i  …see more

from £22 / night

£150 - £246 / week

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from £22 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola / Santa Maria Maggiore

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£439 - £808 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Average 

6

Ski apartment to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ski
Beautifully furnished in traditional Austrian style. Well equipped 2/4 bed apartment with balcony. Close to ski lift and ideal for a couple.This cosy and centrally located apartment is ideal for a couple or small family, having a double bedroom with large Au  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 - £615 / week

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from £53 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in La Cote-d'Arbroz

Haute-Savoie / La Cote-d'Arbroz

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“5 star accomodation, close to ski lift and town” Gorgeous apartment with stunning views. Beautifully decorated with v comfy beds. 5 min walk across the bridge and you are right by the main lift and in the centre of town. Would highly recommend  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Costa Adeje ski apartment to rent.

Adeje / Costa Adeje

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent stay” We spent a great week in Playa Paraiso in February. The outside temperature was +20C. Sun shined all the time. Pool was warmed so temperature was around 20C. We could enjoy swimming. Only 100€ deposit and rest to be paid when the key  …see more

from £81 / night

£571 / week

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from £81 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Maria Alm

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” My wife, little boy aged 3 and myself stayed here for a week over xmas. We love the apartment and from the moment we booked it, Sue went out of her way to give us all the info we could need and even left us a gift and our little boy a xmas pr  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £580 / week

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from £45 / night

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La Massana Parish / La Massana

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £110 / night

£702 - £1009 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski guest house to rent in Slunj

Karlovac County / Slunj

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
Room at the Vanja offer satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a bathroom. Guests can make use of the shared kitchen.<br />This house is run by a young couple who is standing at your disposal during your visit in Slunj.  …see more

from £31 / night

£215 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lauterbrunnen ski apartment to rent.

Jungfrau Region / Lauterbrunnen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We will definitely come back - next time for 2 weeks!” We spend a wonderful week in this chalet this August. We were 2 parents and 3 kids (13, 9, and 3). It was perfect in every way - size, shape and location, exactly as you can see in the official si  …see more

from £123 / night

£984 - £1353 / week

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from £123 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Les Diablerets ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Vaud / Les Diablerets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
"Les Diablerets" ski switzerland "ski switzerland" apartment one bedroom "one bedroom" 100 glacier 3000 "glacier 3000" beautiful views<br />Relax on the terrace after a days hiking or skiing watching the sun cast long shadow  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 / week

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from £71 / night

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Central Schladming ski apartment to rent.

Schladming / Central Schladming

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
- Directly at the slopes- with own sauna in the Appartement- skiroom with skiboot heater- wifi internet (free)<br />perfect location for summer and winter vacationesin Summer you can book directly rafting and canyoning  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £1044 / week

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from £62 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Macerata / Bolognola

3 4 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Ski

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from £62 / night

£430 / week

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from £62 / night

(2) Average 

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Province of Palermo / Isnello

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ski

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from £51 / night

£357 / week

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from £51 / night

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Ski home to rent in La Tania

Courchevel / La Tania

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
THe apartments are located centyrally with ski in facilities direct to the storagel ockers at thw apartments. THe resort boasts a lively pub and great food during skiing season and is ideal for summer holidays for active families or couples.<br />Wifi in apartme  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Cauterets

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski

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from £36 / night

£132 - £246 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

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Gjerdinga ski farmhouse to rent.

Nord-Trøndelag / Gjerdinga

5 6 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
WELCOME TO STAY ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND GJERDINGA IN A BIG OR A SMALLER HOUSE- AND FIND YOURSELF COMFORTABLE IN PURE NATURE, SILENCE AND CLEAN AIR- ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE SEA WHERE YOU CAN GO HIKING, ROWING, FISHING, DIVING AND SWIMMING IN THE PUREST WATERS OF NORWAY.&  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Bas-Rhin / Mollkirch

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £88 / night

£492 - £584 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Udine / Tarvisio

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Advie ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Advie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £890 / week

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from £90 / night

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Belle Mare ski villa to rent.

Flacq District / Belle Mare

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Villa right on the beach with no roads to cross. Open the door of your lounge and you are on the finest beach of Mauritius.FREE DAILY MAID SERVICEFREE WIFI internetFREE Two Canoes for water sportsALL modern facilities, very clean and tidySpecial Discounts  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

1 4 3 nights min

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

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from £71 / night

£483 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski studio to rent in Briançon

Hautes-Alpes / Briançon

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
Studio pour 4 personne à Briançon Serre-chevalier face au Prorel près des pistes et du Centre nombreuses balades en montagne  …see more

from £58 / night

£281 - £422 / week

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from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £181 / night

£1136 - £1705 / week

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from £181 / night

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Dobrinishte ski chalet to rent.

Blagoevgrad Province / Dobrinishte

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Here you have the best of both worlds: the first class ski resort of Bansko and 18 hole Ian Woodsman golf course within easy reach, but with the option to retreat from the hoards to a more authentic experience of Bulgarian life in the protected village of Dobrinishte. T  …see more

from £49 / night

£290 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix” Autumn walking long weekend to Chamonix. Lovely apartment in a great location. Everything we needed and more. Decided to rent an apartment instead of booking separate hotel rooms. What a good decision  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1375 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho / Niseko Hirafu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful chalet-style home, nestled in birch forest, with stream and dock pond on property. 1 km from ski base. Meticulously maintained. Japanese home-cooked meals catered by owner.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £4667 / week

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from £250 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Salobrena ski apartment to rent.

Province of Granada / Salobrena

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Casabella is the largest, most prestigious three bedroom penthouse apartment in the modern Las Brisas complex. Las Brisas is a small development of 38 spacious high quality apartments. The complex has its own large pool surrounded by lush palm trees & sun loungers,  …see more

from £58 / night

£308 - £834 / week

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from £58 / night