Water sports holidays - holiday homes near water sports activities

Water sports holidays (30747)

If you're looking for an active break and aren’t afraid of getting wet, book one of these holiday homes near fantastic water sports destinations worldwide.


Water sports holidays by the sea allow you to spend energetic mornings on the water and lazy afternoons chilling on the beach. Inland destinations near lakes and rivers are less tied to the summer season and can offer great windsurfing, canoeing and sailing throughout the year.


If you’re planning an action-packed holiday, choose a villa or cottage with plenty of home comforts. You’ll really appreciate a bubbling Jacuzzi, steamy sauna or cosy log fire after an active day on the water.

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Macher holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Macher

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(56) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Ambleside

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect for our family of two adults and two teenage daughters” Such a cute place, we all loved Blue Hill Cottage; probably the favourite of our 5 week holiday in the UK and the continent. It was located perfectly; the town in one direction and the l  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing place, fantastic home!” Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'. The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops. There is so much to do in this part of Wales, th  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £525 / week

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from £65 / night

10

Turville holiday cottage rental

Buckinghamshire / Turville

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Old Rose Cottage is a 4 stars AA accredited grade II listed red brick holiday cottage located in the pictoresque village of Turville (home to the TV serie The Vicar of Dibley) in the in the Hambleden Valley, in the heart of Chiltern Hills. Designated as an "Area of Outs  …see more

from £110 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £110 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great House in great location” I booked the house for my birthday celebration so our grown up family could stay with us. The great location of the house enabled us to take the grandchildren biking along the promenade and walk on the beach, without ge  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 / week

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from £175 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Log cabin rental in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Honeymoon” Milk Wood Lodge was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The garden is beautiful and the hot tub is a real luxury! The cabin in very homely and was spotless when we arrived. There is a log burner and a sauna which we loved! The  …see more

from £128 / night

£665 - £924 / week

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from £128 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely stay” Lovely cottage, great surroundings, wonderful stay! We stayed at the Stackyard for 6 nights and we really appreciated the place; It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is big enough for 4 people. A real home away from home! It was  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect location.” The cottage was very comfortable, and had everything we needed during our holiday. The parking was a definite bonus as Conwy was very busy when we arrived with the annual Food Fair. Our only thing the cottage lacked was wi-fi, but w  …see more

from £150 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £150 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Armoy

County Antrim / Armoy

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Kirchbach ski chalet to rent.

Carinthia / Kirchbach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“comfortable & cosy” The Bear's Den is a converted barn, and the online description pictures are realistic, so it met our expectations. There were only a couple of downsides; the lack of washing machine (plus line etc), and the link for the TV wa  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £910 / week

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from £80 / night

(40) Excellent 

32

Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / El Paraiso, Puerto Banus

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Villa - Home from Home Everything you would ever want!” We stayed for a week in August taking the family out for some well deserved rest and relaxation. We couldn't fault anything that Danny and Therese (villa owners) had provided us durin  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £980 / week

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from £90 / night

9

Home rental in Banksia Beach with golf nearby

Bribie Island / Banksia Beach

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Waterfront spacious modern home with pool including spa seat, media room, children's beach, outdoor BBQ, outdoor entertainment system and pontoon. Located near to beaches, restaurants and direct boat access to the Pumicestone Passage this resort style home is perfect fo  …see more

from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Ardnamurchan Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Puerto Banus holiday villa rental

Puerto Banus / Vasari Resort

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home and location” My 7 friends and I had a wonderful stay at Porto banus. We would recommend to anyone. I was not able to met with Nacho but he was contactable at all times to assist with Any questions about places to see or eat or golf c  …see more

from £118 / night

£1013 - £5261 / week

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from £118 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Stroud holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Stroud

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absoluely stunning” This was a beautiful cottage and I loved cooking on the AGA. We stayed here whilst attending our sons wedding in Tetbury and I cooked the 270+ cupcakes for their wedding cake in the Aga. It was a beautiful setting. The owners were  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1250 / week

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(11) Excellent 

24

Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great find in a beautiful area!” We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on. The house has everything you need and more, very nicely  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 - £678 / week

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from £94 / night

(38) Excellent 

26

Holiday lodge in West Country

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night. We loved the peace and the hot tub, the water replaced and cleaned before our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Schull holiday home rental

County Cork / Schull

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Do it, Do it, Do it.” OK, so after literally weeks of on-line hunting for the perfect family vacation with 4 young children (ages 7-14), I contacted an Irish friend who recommended SW Ireland in general and Schull in particular. As my wife's and my  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Las Planes del Rei

L'Hospitalet de l'Infant / Las Planes del Rei

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in idyllic location” We found the villa to be spacious, clean and very comfortable and had everything required for a perfect family holiday. The covered veranda area with its rattan furniture and dining area was a welcome retreat from th  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

8

Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Begadan

Gironde / Begadan

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Old "relais" dating from 1850 in the heart of a typical Medoc village, ideally located between vineyards the Atlantic coast beaches. Renovated in 2013 in vintage chic style, the house has 5 bedrooms with a large rose-filled garden and a heated swimming pool.  …see more

from £280 / night

£1780 - £2814 / week

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from £280 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Heavenly” We really couldn't fault this place. Set in a beautiful valley and part of a historic farmhouse, this is a cosy, very comfortable rural escape. The house was warm, despite the cold temperatures, and it had every modern convenience we needed,  …see more

from £85 / night

£300 - £590 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Excellent 

12

Northern England holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Kendal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“exceeded expectations” The attention to detail and generous extra touches make for a very enjoyable home from home stay. Cottage was very clean and tidy. Good communication with the owner.  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(41) Excellent 

24

Lakes by Yoo holiday lodge rental

Cirencester / Lakes by Yoo

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning Location!” We had a wonderful time staying here, it was such a cosy place. In a wonderful setting and a real get away from it all. If you want to escape the city and get some real rest and recuperation I highly recommend you stay here!  …see more

from £725 / night

£3250 - £5450 / week

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from £725 / night

(22) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on  …see more

from £94 / night

£255 - £551 / week

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from £94 / night

(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

(4) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and  …see more

from £340 / night

£2380 / week

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from £340 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llwyngwril

Snowdonia National Park / Llwyngwril

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in lovely Llwyngwril” We have just returned from a weeks stay at Bodlondeb cottage. It's a lovely cottage for a couple, with a great layout over 3 floors. The weather was amazing and so we fully utilised the terrace and BBQ during the  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £410 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
Traditional detached stone cottage 3 miles from historical town of Dolgellau. Stunning views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, inglenook with wood burning stove, garden room, large garden with BBQ and outdoor wicker furniture, ample parking. Free unlimited wi-fi, see website.Ma  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £780 / week

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from £80 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Almadena holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Almadena

3 9 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended Villa” We stayed at Villa Sandra in October 2014. It is always a risk to book accommodation from a description and pictures. You can rest assured this is a luxury villa. Gary has done a great job of providing first class facilities  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £2000 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Westport

Westport / The Quay

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in great setting.” This is a lovely part of the world and Harbour Haven is a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding area and islands. Great views over Clew bay, in a quiet area but well within walking distance to shops, rest  …see more

from £255 / night

£1102 - £3526 / week

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from £255 / night

(104) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Clyro

Hay-on-Wye / Clyro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Wonderful location, incredible house, lovely people!” Well not sure where to start. Booked this last minute as another place in Hay lied about having an open fire. So not off to a great start, but this place really pulled through for me. I was surpris  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £490 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Kommetjie holiday villa rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Oliveira do Hospital

Coimbra District / Oliveira do Hospital

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” We stayed there in June of last year. The villa was spot on, it had everything that you needed, immaculate, well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there. The views are spectacular and the pool and surrounding gardens added to that  …see more

from £58 / night

£564 - £1157 / week

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from £58 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

6 19 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm. We had great food again, thank  …see more

from £43 / night

£843 - £7267 / week

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from £43 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Newby Bridge holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi  …see more

from £135 / night

£825 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lamberhurst

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Lamberhurst

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
“Country cottage in a calm and peaceful setting” The cottage was clean and well equipped. The location is central to towns and country houses, castles and picturesque villages. The owners prepared helpful advice about places to visit, including the ver  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kangaroo Valley

Shoalhaven / Kangaroo Valley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Rainforest retreat near Kangaroo Valley and Berry. Dog friendly. Two secluded cottages sleeping up to four people in each. Close to shops, cafes, restaurants and the beach. A haven for birds and other wildlife. Bed Linen and towels can be provided for an additional $50.  …see more

from £129 / night

£848 - £1053 / week

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from £129 / night

(16) Excellent 

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West Algarve holiday villa rental

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.” We have stayed in many lovely places over the years, but Casa dos Sonhos will be the one we want come back to. We are four busy women, who were looking for a much needed break. This was the ideal place The villa i  …see more

from £128 / night

£896 - £1596 / week

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from £128 / night

(105) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night