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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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(44) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Wonderful Oast Cottage in a beautiful countryside setting.So peaceful and relaxing.Very clean and cosy.Lovely owner.Wish we had stayed for longer than a weekend and we hope to return soon.
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from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage in Tremeirchion

Denbighshire / Tremeirchion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Honeymoon break” Getting married in Feb we decided to book a UK stay as we have a baby and wanted to avoid any long haul flights, we booked this accommodation and we couldn't have done better! Lovely, well maintained and well provisioned property,
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from £110 / night

£675 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(27) Excellent 

57

Looe holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Captains Cottage” Outstanding cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need. Wonderful roses and scones and cream on arrival. Highly recommended and will be back. Love the whole area.
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from £150 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(11) Very Good 

10

Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
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from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Belper

Belper / Blackbrook

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Faultless” Although we only stayed over a long weekend at the Mistal we found the accomodation everything we wanted it to be,the web photos not doing the "cottage" justice. A warm welcome from our hosts completed a perfect stay.
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from £60 / night

£260 - £360 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £58 / night

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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from £56 / night

(73) Excellent 

43

Holiday cottage with shared pool in East Hill, Sussex

Hastings / East Hill, Sussex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“How from home” We had such a lovely time staying in Badger's Den. The owners were lovely, friendly and very knowledgable about the area. It was a home from home and had some lovely touches, such as a food parcel and flowers. The whole place was immacu
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from £86 / night

£430 - £949 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £96 / night

£666 / week

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from £96 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage accommodation

Derbyshire / Kniveton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£425 - £690 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Belper holiday cottage rental

Belper / Blackbrook

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Captain” It was the perfect xmas break for me and my family,the cottage was beautifully equipped ,clean ,and with the perfect level of privacy. I would highly recommend this cottage
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from £80 / night

£320 - £540 / week

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from £80 / night

(35) Excellent 

24

Upper Largo holiday cottage rental

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £85 / night

(29) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Fort William

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £70 / night

(40) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Castleton

North York Moors National Park / Castleton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
“Small, but perfectly formed in an ideal location” The Nest is ideal for two ( and a dog) in a great location with easy access to Whitby, Saltburn and other places. Clean and well equipped, we found it lacked for nothing despite it's compact size. Ca
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from £70 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £70 / night

(48) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t
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from £100 / night

£650 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(97) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Peaceful haven has all you need” Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospital
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from £70 / night

£295 - £465 / week

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from £70 / night

(43) Excellent 

20

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
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from £45 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £45 / night

(18) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house for a family re-union” Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and
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from £238 / night

£782 - £1512 / week

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from £238 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Leenane

Leenane / Delphi

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £212 / night

£848 - £2119 / week

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from £212 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(41) Very Good 

16

Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

29

Cape Town / Constantia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(2) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Marysville

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£1053 - £1229 / week

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from £191 / night

(24) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Lindale

Lake District / Lindale

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Loved it great cottage great spot central to everything wonderful week spent there owner made everything so easy
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from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Perranwell Station

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Primrose Cottage is a delight” We spent 2 lovely weeks at Primrose Cottage. The owner was there to greet us and show us around the cottage. We came and went everyday, seeing a good deal of western Cornwall and appreciated the well presented and wel
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from £89 / night

£625 - £1295 / week

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from £89 / night

(19) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent!!” Me my husband and our 1 year old daughter had a lovely weekend at rose cottage, The cottage has everything you need and more the log burner was amazing especially as it snowed all weekend, The location was fab! Ullswater is just down the
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from £47 / night

£325 - £675 / week

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from £47 / night

(17) Very Good 

16

Whitby holiday cottage rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous” Lovely cottage fantastic views owners lovely couldn't do enough, and the barking duck dog was so funny
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from £75 / night

£380 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Girvan

South Ayrshire / Girvan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Large comfortable cottage most suitable for a family holiday” As a frequent visitor to Girvan I enjoy the walking. It has a great beach for children and is dog friendly. There are many visitor attractions in the area. I will visit again
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from £65 / night

£380 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

47

Holiday cottage rental

Llandudno / Penrhynside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Thank you Glenys for the cottage that we found most comfortable. It felt like home from home. The views are spectacular. It was so peaceful and most enjoyable. Thank you again we will be back to visit
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from £70 / night

£370 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Redmain holiday cottage rental

Cockermouth / Redmain

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£299 - £455 / week

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from £66 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
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from £118 / night

£1012 - £2106 / week

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from £118 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house with lovely views” My husband and I stayed at Bayview with our 4 young children at the start of April. We didn't want to leave! The house has been beautifully renovated and was very comfortable and cosy. The house has a great location,
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from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saint-Amand-Montrond

Cher / Saint-Amand-Montrond

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic wildlife without moving from the house” We had an excellent time at this property. Pool, tennis and cycling kept us all fit and teenagers entertained. Watching butterflies, birds, insects and other creatures made every day a fantastic wildl
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from £153 / night

£721 - £1170 / week

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from £153 / night

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Holiday cottage in Torre Dell'Orso

Melendugno / Torre Dell'Orso

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £43 / night

£297 - £924 / week

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from £43 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Craobh Haven

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
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from £75 / night

£260 - £765 / week

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from £75 / night

21

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Hautefort

Hautefort / Saint Agnan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£412 - £721 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

Cottage rental in Stockland

Axminster / Stockland

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
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from £60 / night

£295 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Portmeirion holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“homely cottage” we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage, it is quiet and peaceful but not far from all amenities. it was also pet friendly and everything was clean and tidy.
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from £60 / night

£250 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Watergate

Looe / Watergate

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £123 / night

£739 - £1515 / week

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from £123 / night

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