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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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Home rental in Camps Bay

Cape Town / Camps Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous up market villa close to beachfront ideal for a holiday stay” We stayed in this beautiful villa, it's so convenient for the local beach front, restaurants, bars and shops! Rob and Claire are so helpful always around locally to help with an  …see more

from £280 / night

£1900 - £2450 / week

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from £280 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Santa Maria Estate

Mellieha / Santa Maria Estate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Practically perfect in every way!” The 3 bedroom apartment exceeded all our expectations upon arrival! Huge, spacious, all mod cons and with the unexpected coolness inside that didn't require the a/c on all the time! My husband is quite picky about th  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £1119 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

15

Gordon's Bay holiday chalet let

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning” from the moment we drove up to the villa and seen the views over the bay,feel in love with the place,has everything you need and more,the kitchen area has everything, tv room with a stunning picture on the wall,really nice bedroom with bat  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £480 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

7

Campbeltown holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Kintyre Peninsula / Campbeltown

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Chilled out” Having just stayed in the farm house in June , me , the wife and the dog stayed in one of Lynda and Terry's well equiped caravan down from the farm at there beach for a 10 day stay . The weather was fantastic and the joy of opening your d  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Palm Beach

Gold Coast / Palm Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the beach at Palm Beach, Gold Coast. Self contained, air conditioned apartment in Princess Palm Resort. Amazing views south to Currumbin and north to Surfers Paradise. Close to shops and airport. Linen supplied. Secure parking. Perfect place to holiday! Fully  …see more

from £75 / night

£497 - £772 / week

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from £75 / 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  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

19

Porto de Mos holiday villa rental

Lagos / Porto de Mos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good villa for chilling and relaxing but close enough to everything.” The villa is a escape for a family. The games room was a great separate space for young ones to watch tv whilst you chill upstairs. The kitchen is well equipped. The bedrooms  …see more

from £112 / night

£780 - £1585 / week

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from £112 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” This property is beautiful, excellent infinity pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. Local people very friendly and local food, wine fantastic. Lots of places of interest to visit but sadly we did not get to see them all. However, we  …see more

from £70 / night

£525 - £1008 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

23

Holiday home with swimming pool in Kissimmee

Kissimmee / Oak Island Cove

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“***AWSOME VILLA*** fabulous holiday!” We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in September and had a fantastic time, we were a family of 8 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Can't fault anything about this property... It was big enough fo  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

25

Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

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Aube / Geraudot

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(15) Very Good 

25

Ski apartment to rent in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
“A superbly positioned apartment for some fantastic skiing” We had a brief 4 day skiing holiday in Chatel staying in this superbly positioned apartment. Its great for the pistes at Super Chatel and Barbossine and a 5 minute drive to Pre La Joux. Barbos  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Very Good 

12

Apartment rental in Bolnuevo with shared pool

Murcia / Bolnuevo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment with communal pool, 200m from the beach.  …see more

from £18 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £115 / night

£373 - £576 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Excellent 

22

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  …see more

from £221 / night

£1602 - £3560 / week

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from £221 / night

(38) Excellent 

28

Brighton holiday apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful holiday flat” We booked this flat for 3 nights during half term. 2 Adults and 4 children. Parking was good. You are not always guaranteed a spot right outside the flat but plenty of parking very close by. It is a really beautifully presen  …see more

from £105 / night

£470 - £2860 / week

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from £105 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“Week of relaxation” What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we are so taken .  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Galle

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A luxurious Beach Front Villa with stunning views of the Ocean and a private plunge pool. Exclusive interior that is equipped with 5 star amenities and come with 3 plush bedrooms, tasteful living area and a well appointed kitchenette with all modern amenities.<br /&g  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £1575 / week

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from £175 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cushendall” Amazing town. Beautiful accommodation. Nice people.highly recommended.summer or winter the views are stunning.  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(4) Excellent 

61

Hisaronu holiday apartment rental

Mugla Province / Hisaronu

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
If you would like to know how it feels to live in a paradise surrounded by mountains, breath in the fresh air and smell the pine trees, Evergreen Apartments is the right place for you.  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £375 / week

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from £40 / 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 £77 / night

£577 - £916 / week

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from £77 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in San Sebastian - Donostia

Province of Guipuzcoa / San Sebastian - Donostia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Located in a historic village with fishing tradition in the town of San Juan flights, full of fishermen's houses and stately. The building is located between the main street of San Juan flights and the edge of the pier in the bay.Duplex housing located  …see more

from £68 / night

£509 - £992 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Villa rental in Benijofar with shared pool

Province of Alicante / Benijofar

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
This is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern townhouse in an ideal location for families, golfers and sun-seekers alike. This well furnished modern villa overlooks the communal pool on a quiet development. Situated in Monte Azul area of Benijofar close to Cuidad Qu  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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(23) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” Very nice apartment with comfortable pillows which makes a change. It had lots of little extras like washing up liquid kitchen roll tissues soap and a store cupboard of tea sugar vinegar salt pepper etc. We would have had lovely view  …see more

from £47 / night

£305 - £760 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Brinlack

County Donegal / Brinlack

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
With stunning sea views. This property is the Ideal base for exploring Donegal with ferry trips to Aran mor,Tory and Gola islands. A chance to see dolphins,sailing classes,fishing,Glenvagh national park, walking and beaches.<br />This cottage is 3 minutes drive fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent location.Excellent apartment. Very good communication with the owner,” The only problem we had was nothing to do with the apartment but with commuication with Holiday Lettings who did not let us know when we had to pay the last installment a  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £546 / week

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from £57 / night

(48) Excellent 

20

Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit” This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hambleton

Rutland / Hambleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” A beautiful cottage in a stunning location Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Loved the little extras like bread from the local bakery. We will back!  …see more

from £100 / night

£870 - £1250 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Rochester holiday townhouse rental

Kent / Rochester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Driftwood overlooks the Medway and is close to many places of both historic and recreational interest, there is off road parking and 2 TV's. The Dickensian Christmas Fair, the Sweeps and Fuse Festivals, the famous Castle Garden concerts are annual events in<br /  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £750 / week

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(41) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.  …see more

from £41 / night

£238 - £390 / week

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from £41 / night

(36) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Lauragh

County Kerry / Lauragh

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic  …see more

from £39 / night

£170 - £323 / week

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from £39 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Elysia Park

Paphos / Elysia Park

2 5 4 nights min

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

from £39 / night

£270 - £500 / week

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from £39 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Fuengirola Marina

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Fab...book you won't be disappointed” I have stayed at the Stella Maris previously through a tour operator. In general: the complex is straight over from the beach and only a 15 minute walk to the centre. Overall clean and a nice pool at the side o  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 - £424 / week

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from £26 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Port de Sant Miguel

Port de Sant Miguel / Isla Blanca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious, Great View, Lovely Island” We stayed at Casa Anna in early May 2013 so it was just at the start of the season. This meant that we didn't get full use of the pool. I would love to return to Casa Anna during the middle of summer as I am not  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £2650 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £102 / night

£430 - £602 / week

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from £102 / night

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Saxony-Anhalt / Mücheln

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £68 / night

£458 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu  …see more

from £155 / night

£1081 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night