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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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(31) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Iowa / Sabula

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £135 / night

£941 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £77 / night

£475 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!WEEKL  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Tuan Chau Island

Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Halong Silversea Cruise is a luxurious and classic style junk cruises offers the perfect mix in traditional elegance and modern comfort, experience the world's natural heritage site Halong bay in Asian style. Halong Silversea Cruise features 18 comfortable rooms, wide  …see more

from £207 / night

£17905 - £18627 / week

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from £207 / night

(6) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Excellent 

23

Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£285 - £416 / week

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from £51 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £115 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Sleep on an authentic boat in a picturesque old harborA hotel is for landlubbers, a boat for those who love waterIf you like water then come aboard. A peaceful night's sleep in a beautiful relaxing natural environment. Wake up to the view of water,  …see more

from £191 / night

£1335 / week

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from £191 / night

(6) Excellent 

36

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x3 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroomluxur  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 / week

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from £258 / night

(27) Very Good 

33

Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Yarmouth

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 11 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Two stunning properties in locations second to none, and our vintage stunning Airstream!  …see more

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(2) Very Good 

17

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £157 / night

£831 - £1068 / week

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from £157 / night

23

Brevard County / Grant-Valkaria

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Pet friendly

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from £113 / night

£794 - £1072 / week

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from £113 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £162 / night

£933 / week

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from £162 / night

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Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski
A cosy ground floor apartment located on the water's edge facing Malta's largest and most beautiful bay, Mellieha Bay. Minutes walk from the bus stop, shops, bars, and restaurants. The picturesque village of Mellieha is a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute walk. Variou  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday boathouse in Sillon

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sillon

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
dock rent for a memorable stay in the shops, restaurants and beaches of Intra Muros downtown. Rooms, toilet and bathroom. Stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard  …see more

from £60 / night

£416 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o  …see more

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £2119 / week

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from £128 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in South East England

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Very Good 

24

Boathouse rental in West Country

Devon / Kingsbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
KINGSBRIDGE, SOUTH DEVON  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1158 / week

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from £90 / night

(37) Excellent 

24

Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £94 / night

£543 / week

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from £94 / night

(13) Excellent 

15

Boathouse rental in La Frette sur Seine

Val-d'Oise / La Frette sur Seine

6 8 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
** PS : tarif de base pour 3 chambres, pour 4 chambres indiquer 8 personnes ** La péniche vous accueille dans une atmosphère contemporaine raffinée et sobre où vous bénéficierez de prestations haut de gamme. L’ensemble du bateau a été spécialement conçu pour  …see more

from £274 / night

£1739 - £3234 / week

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from £274 / night

(2) Very Good 

34

Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
This houseboat is a unique opportunity to sleep in a original houseboat in Amsterdam. It is spacious, freshly refurbished and beautiful renewed. You will stay in the booming North area (the North area is rated #3 in NYTimes list for GLOBAL hotspots). Although, you are  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
jacuzzi luxury house boat in alleppey and kumarakom backwaters,Couple jacuzzi, spa boat ,5 star amenities, used by celebrities,honeymooners dream boatThe experience you can never forget in the backwater cruises with grand nirvana cruises  …see more

from £358 / night

£2461 / week

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from £358 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Poole

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Memorable family experience on superb motor yacht” We booked a long weekend with the kids - our first time staying on any form of boat as we thought it was something different to do. Within hours of arriving the kids were asking if we could come agai  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Boathouse apartment overlooking Dale beach. Spacious bed/sitting & dining room with comfy sofa bed. Kitchen. Shower room. Separate single bedroom. Walk to pub, boathouse shop & coastal path. Watersports.  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(30) Excellent 

17

South Queensferry holiday boathouse rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Private garden
A romantic Boathouse, secluded in the heart of the Dundas Estate. This one bedroom cottage has spectacular views over your private loch allowing you to wake up to a luxury breakfast on the veranda whilst watching a myriad of wild birds including swans and heron.Includes  …see more

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Srinagar ski boathouse to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF HOSPITALITY. The Kashmir treat Group of Houseboats are the beautiful houseboats on DaL Lake, Srinagar. We offer luxury accommodation on stunning and beautiful lake. Kashmir treat Group of Houseboats comes under Deluxe category. Our family has bee  …see more

from £21 / night

£124 - £902 / week

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from £21 / night

10

Holiday boathouse in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Contemporary award winning boathouse, located on the waters edge with stunning views across to Harlech and the West Wales coastline. Completely fitted out with modern appliances and luxury furnishing. The property also has a sea facing balcony with table and chairs. Sun  …see more

from £183 / night

£1276 - £2500 / week

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from £183 / night

17

Goolwa holiday boathouse rental

South Australia / Goolwa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
The Boathouse Retreat is situated at historic Birks Harbour marina with classic wooden boats, abundant birdlife and magnificent views, a perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy. Goolwa is the last historic town on Australia’s largest river and joins the Great Sout  …see more

from £192 / night

£1339 / week

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from £192 / night

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Lake Como / Valmadrera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

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from £102 / night

£594 / week

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from £102 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Florida / Homosassa

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £48 / night

£556 - £667 / week

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from £48 / night

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Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£382 - £861 / week

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from £59 / night