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Baden-Württemberg / Meckenbeuren

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £59 / night

£385 - £445 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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State of Bahia / Canavieiras

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Canow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Sophie's Cottage - Irish thatched cottage - Derrylin cottage sleeps 4

County Fermanagh / Derrylin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Unique thatched listed cottage, situated in a beautiful picture perfect area of Co. Fermanagh. Quiet scenic rural area. The cottage has been fully restored to 21st century standards but yet retains the charm of a traditional Irish cottage. The cottage is ideal for tho  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £570 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Eagles Rest - Geary chalet sleeps 2

Isle of Skye / Geary

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodations for two. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to  …see more

from £100 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Copperfield - Upper Largo cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from £80 / night

£460 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

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Saxony / Lauenstein

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £30 / night

£189 / week

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from £30 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Travemuende

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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from £69 / night

£462 / week

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from £69 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside - Preston cottage sleeps 50

Lancashire / Preston

19 50 3 nights min stay

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ;
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland,  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Las Vencias - Fuentiduena villa sleeps 10

Province of Segovia / Fuentiduena

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The cottage, Las Vencías, is located on the slope of the dam of the same name, formed by the waters of the river Duratón downstream of the Natural Park of the "Hoces del Duratón". This part of the river is between the villages of San Miguel de Bernuy and Fu  …see more

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Moorland view barn - Stonelow barn sleeps 8

Baslow / Stonelow

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Peak District self catering holiday accommodation is luxurious and offers a fine base for a superb holiday or short break at the heart of the Peak District National Park. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge if you want to squ  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £1390 / week

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from £83 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Beach House Lodge - Salt Rock house sleeps 8

Ballito / Salt Rock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
This luxurious award winning beach house offers you all amenities and has 24 hour patrolled security. Friendly staff make it the most chilled and memorable holiday. It is the perfect base to venture out from. World heritage sites and big five game reserves within 2 hrs  …see more

from £255 / night

£1785 / week

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from £255 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Mehring

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

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Loire-Atlantique / Batz-sur-Mer

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £154 / night

£761 / week

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from £154 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Esprit du Monde - Rhein 2 - Stein am Rhein apartment sleeps 4

Canton of Schaffhausen / Stein am Rhein

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
2-Zimmer WG mit KücheUnser Haus aus dem 16. Jahrhundert liegt an ruhiger, verkehrsfreier Lage in Stein am Rhein und nächstliegend zur Espi Badi, die ideale Sommerdestination für Kinder und Eltern (2 Min. zu Fuss).In unmittelbarer Umgebung finden Sie wunderschöne Ort  …see more

from £141 / night

£844 / week

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from £141 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Sunny View - Dawlish Warren bungalow sleeps 4

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Sunny View is a 2 Bedroomed Bungalow, sleeping up to 4 guests. It is south-facing and set amongst the lawns and gardens of the 4* Welcome Holiday Park, located a few minutes flat walk (500m) from the beautiful, sandy beach of Dawlish Warren, which in 2016 was awarded t  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Beachcomber Cottage - Overstrand cottage sleeps 6

Norfolk / Overstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Beachcomber Cottage is located just four minutes' walk from the beach, Quiet and peaceful, this is a detached cottage with most rooms on the ground floor. Easy access to all amenities, including local shops, pub and cafe all within 5 minutes walk. The cottage has  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £125 / night

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Gutshaus Buberow /Apartment 2 - Buberow apartment sleeps 5

Gransee / Buberow

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Apartment 2 (56 m²): This cosy apartment offers sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. It has a double bedroom with comfy chairs and satellite TV, another double bedroom (both to the south) and a single room which overlooks the unusual oval village green and church. T  …see more

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Calvados / Villers-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £120 / night

£428 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cosy cottage in Brittany - Kergrist Moelou cottage sleeps 2

Cotes-d'Armor / Kergrist Moelou

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A cosy cottage for 2 set in the picturesque countryside of Cotes d'Amor.The cottage is fully furnished set in a cul de sac of only 2 properties,your neighbours are French (practice your french).Fully fitted kitchen..woodburner (for those cosy nights) electric hea  …see more

from £29 / night

£199 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Old Chapel - Hayton cottage sleeps 2

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The main living area of the cottage is  …see more

from £45 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage - Kilcreggan bungalow sleeps 4

Helensburgh / Kilcreggan

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr  …see more

from £110 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Hamptons Beach House - Angmering on Sea house sleeps 14

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
The Hamptons Beach House is a rare luxury holiday house. Set in a palm fringed garden on the quiet and leafy Westfield Avenue it is only a two minute stroll from the beach and its own beach hut. Sleeping up to 14 in six stylish bedrooms it is ideal for family beach hol  …see more

from £990 / night

£5500 / week

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from £990 / night

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Vendee / Olonne-sur-Mer

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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(4) Very Good 

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Apartment Strobl Lake Wolfgang Austria - Strobl apartment sleeps 2

Salzburg Region / Strobl

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Swimming pool;
Large studio apartment in Strobl, with pool, central location, close to Wolfgangsee. Walk to all amenities. Sleeps 2 (plus children) sitting, dining and bedroom areas, attractive kitchen with full cooking facilities, bathroom and hallway. Good sized balcony with seat  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Hill Cottage - Dovercourt cottage sleeps 6

Essex / Dovercourt

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Traighuaine Ard - Craobh Haven apartment sleeps 5

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The apartment provides modern, comfortable accommodation perched high on a hillside overlooking Craobh Haven Marina, the entrance to the Gulf of Corrievreckan (the third biggest whirlpool in the world) and the Firth of Lorn and its many islands. PRICES If you're int  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £70 / night

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Moonlight Drive Whitsundays - Jubilee Pocket house sleeps 10

Airlie Beach / Jubilee Pocket

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Please note prices quoted are for 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at $35 per person per night. Please feel free to contact me for a quote. Air-conditioned open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms with optional dining on outdoor deck. Master Room has Queen  …see more

from £127 / night

£886 - £1147 / week

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from £127 / night

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Saxony / Bad Duben

2 3 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Stable Cottage - Sedbergh cottage sleeps 2

Cumbria / Sedbergh

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
A small one bedroom cottage converted from a stable situated in the heart of Sedbergh. It is a few minutes' walk from the local pubs, restaurants, bookshops and amenities and five minutes' walk from Sedbergh School. Ideal for visiting Sedbergh or as a base for  …see more

from £55 / night

£220 - £380 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Bar Tra Cottage - Lahinch cottage sleeps 6

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Cottage Restoration with wonderful views of Liscannor Bay. Secluded and tranquil setting yet only 5 mins drive from Lahinch. Very high specification with all modern amenities. Wood burning stove. Very comfortable house. Ample safe parking. One Acre site. Newly restored  …see more

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Turtle View - The Peninsula villa sleeps 6

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
This villa is for those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. The stunning waterfront location at the Peninsula along with the contemporary style is what sets this holiday home apart from others. The villa looks out from the Peninsula, towards Pelican Island and the reef  …see more

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £171 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / St-Hippolyte

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £26 / night

£180 - £240 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Village Apartments - Mirthios studio sleeps 2

Plakias / Mirthios

Studio 2 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Set in a traditional mountain village, the Village Apartments has stunning views of Plakias Bay and the Lybian sea. Relax on the balcony and watch sensational sunsets over the mountains, while relaxing and enjoying a cool drink. Take a stroll around the village, and t  …see more

from £35 / night

£228 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Lagundo

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £95 / night

£659 - £1018 / week

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from £95 / night

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Canna Palustre - Hellevoetsluis cottage sleeps 6

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The Canna Palustre type holiday home is a detached house with a thatched roof (+/- 90 m2. Locoated at our beautifull Resort Città Romana. It is quite and peacefull but also a great for an active break. The Canna Palustre has a Hall with separate toilet, Living room w  …see more

from £105 / night

£490 - £945 / week

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from £105 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Kellenhusen

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £153 / night

£1071 / week

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from £153 / night

(38) Excellent 

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The Sweethills - Alton bungalow sleeps 2

Staffordshire / Alton

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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The White Barn - Hilton cottage sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Hilton

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This Tourist Board three star rated Gold Award property with its high quality furnishings, pretty, village setting and handy location near to Cambridge, provides excellent value for money.The White Barn is a newly refurbished, traditional weather-boarded barn in the be  …see more

from £60 / night

£370 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

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