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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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Province of Bologna / Bologna

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £55 / night

£337 - £460 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in El Toro

Calvia / El Toro

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Smashing Villa” From start to finish booking this villa with Antonia was simple, easy and hassle free the whole process couldn't have gone easier, there was 9 adults, a 12yr old and a baby, faciltitys in the villa was everything you could of asked for
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from £177 / night

£1236 - £2227 / week

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from £177 / night

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

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Apartment rental in Brela

Split-Dalmatia County / Brela

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £43 / night

£295 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £43 / night

(56) Excellent 

77

Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to
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from £100 / night

£700 - £905 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £100 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Clare has thought of everything in the flat to make you feel at home” The flat was spotless, Clare left great information about Broadstairs. The flat is in a great location so close to the sea and shops. We loved Broadstairs and would definately go b
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from £80 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!
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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bromyard

Herefordshire / Bromyard

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wow - where do I start?” Excellent stay in well equipped cottages. Real home from home. Log fires in comfy lounges with tv and dvd facilities, an excellent joint dining area that we used constantly, clean bathrooms and bedrooms, and well equipped kit
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from £13 / night

£1550 - £4450 / week

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from £13 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!
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from £235 / night

£1563 - £5469 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £235 / night

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Namur Province / Dinant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£177 / week

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from £26 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £225 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Absolutely beautiful house couldn't have asked for anything better very clean had a wonderful birthday party
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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz / La Paz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant Holiday” My daughter and I loved Villa Sara. It was fully equiped and very clean and comfortable. We were 15 mins away from a very large supermarket, that had taxis parked so we were able to get the shopping back to the villa no problem.
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from £108 / night

£753 - £1161 / week

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from £108 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped and modern little apartment” Very well equipped kitchen and pretty modern. Small but functional rooms, nice balcony with view of the lake and Bellagio. Good location for daytrips to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.
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from £55 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Peyia

Paphos District / Peyia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A once in a life time holiday experience in Cyprus” The villa was everything we could have hoped for, whilst only two of us stayed, all the amenities were top class. The visitor information folder proved really useful, well presented and provided some
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from £110 / night

£800 - £2100 / week

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from £110 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great holiday house” We had a lovely time at the beach house. It has everything you need for a great holiday, very well equiped. Close to the beach and town centre.
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from £85 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / 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

(12) Excellent 

50

Holiday villa letting

Central Florida / Orlando

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic. The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne
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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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avg. 1 hour 37 minutes

from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Hay-on-Wye

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay” We had a wonderful weekend in hay staying at the old new inn. We stayed 2 nights and used it as a base to do a stage of the offas dyke path from Pandy back to hay. A superb location and Gill was very helpful with instructions of how to
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from £120 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carlingford with shared pool

Cooley Peninsula / Carlingford

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Taormina holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Pearl in the hills over the Ionian Sea (Sicily)” We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful d
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from £45 / night

£316 - £673 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Brighton holiday home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great party house!” Enjoyed this lovely, modern house for 3 nights over new year. It's only a 3 bedroom but comfortably housed 12 of us with the use of sofa/ pop-up beds. Music system in every room that you can localise or play throughout the hous
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from £423 / night

£1695 / week

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avg. 3 hours 12 minutes

from £423 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Southport holiday home rental

Merseyside / Southport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very nice” Eve house is very clean and well equipted and a very comfortable stay. the property near the shopping centre in Southport
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from £115 / night

£525 - £1250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £115 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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

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Finistere / Quimper

Studio 1 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£167 / week

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from £40 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Staggeringly lovely” Such a good location and a lovely house. It was perfect for our family group and was an ideal base for a long weekend enjoying all that St Andrews has to offer.
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from £125 / night

£700 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £125 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Courtmacsherry

County Cork / Courtmacsherry

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful home; sad to leave” The Treehouse can be found at the top of a winding hill behind a small copse filled with bluebells. It is a character filled property and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It's only a short, scenic walk to the village
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from £97 / night

£589 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Carlux

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£622 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £85 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Excellent 

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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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(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer / Villefranche Old Town

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A well presented apartment in a beautiful seaside town.” Amelie is a small centrally located apartment but perfectly suited to a couple. It is well presented, has all the amenities needed and the view from the balcony looks right out over the sea.
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from £70 / night

£495 - £575 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £70 / 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 £217 / night

£1575 - £3500 / week

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from £217 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Ieper (Ypres) holiday townhouse rental

West Flanders Province / Ieper (Ypres)

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent accommodation! Very convenient for the Menin Gate and In Flanders Field museum.” Abacus House is delightful with big comfortable beds and three huge bathrooms. There is plenty of space to sit comfortably in the lounge area as well as two ot
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from £110 / night

£832 - £895 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“wonderful, relaxing apartment” This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment, my husband and our two grown up children. We love it. It's very clean, modern and well appointed. There is air-conditioning, two toilets, plenty of towels, a bal
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1050 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Quebec / Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carre

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1518 / week

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from £217 / night

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Dalarna County / Idre

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£169 / week

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from £43 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Christmas” We booked Southview for Christmas week, arriving on Friday 23rd and departing 30th. The cottage was dressed beautifully for xmas, with a tree, decorations dotted around and candles etc, just lovely. The cottage itself was very comfortable
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from £130 / night

£540 - £900 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vis

Island of Vis / Vis

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect apartment for two!” From the moment we were greeted at the ferry to the moment we left, we were so well looked after by the owner. The apartment is located in the centre of town, close to the ferry, in a quiet area. Very well equipped apartmen
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from £30 / night

£200 / week

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from £30 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d
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from £85 / night

£495 - £540 / week

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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

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