Certificate of Excellence winners – the best reviewed homes on TripAdvisor

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819 Holiday homes

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lytham St Anne's

Lytham St Anne's / Lytham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy, comfortable stay in the perfect location” Stayed in Shrimpers Cottage for 5 nights with my family and dog. The cottage was in the perfect location literally minutes walk from the sea front, shops and places to eat. I would recommend the Queens f  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(91) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Norfolk

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  …see more

from £75 / night

£295 - £495 / week

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from £75 / night

(71) Excellent 

26

Northern England holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Whitby

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate” A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the riv  …see more

from £105 / night

£575 - £750 / week

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from £105 / night

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(68) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Northern England

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov  …see more

from £148 / night

£670 - £675 / week

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from £148 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Perfect weekend for some R&R!” My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbanks whilst celebrating my birthday. As soon as we got there we were greeted with a warm welcome from Carol, she showed us around the apartment which was  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(123) Very Good 

8

St. Pierre du Bois holiday apartment rental

Guernsey / St Pierre du Bois

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
La Pointe Farm is set in one of the most idyllic parts of a beautiful island. This 11 acre property sits on a hill in the parish of St. Peter in the Wood (St. Pierre du Bois) with sea views to the front and a peaceful green valley behind. La Pointe Farm consists of four  …see more

from £100 / night

£510 - £1225 / week

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from £100 / night

(34) Excellent 

24

Barn rental in Lechlade

Cotswolds / Lechlade

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal  …see more

from £100 / night

£875 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(80) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(60) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic Spacious House - Great for a Big Group” A group of 10 friends stayed at Bankfield house. We had a fantastic time. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, including the sofa bed downstairs. We'd all reco  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £1700 / week

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from £130 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days. The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(64) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in West Country

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic House and Location” We've always loved coming to Swanage but in the past have stayed out of town. This fantastic location made it so easy to walk to shops,food,beach,everything! The car was hardly touched all weekend! The decor in the hous  …see more

from £90 / night

£425 - £1050 / week

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from £90 / night

(79) Excellent 

35

Holiday apartment in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“5* apartment” Stayed here for 2 nights. Went out on the first night but the apartment was so nice we decided to stay in on Saturday night. It rained all weekend but the location was so central it didn't matter as everything we needed was so close.  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £1260 / week

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from £110 / night

(47) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sandsend

Whitby / Sandsend

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location, tasteful and well-equipped apartment” We read great reviews and saw the lovely photos, but even still, it was lovelier than expected. The sea views are spectacular. The apartment is spacious and nicely decorated. There are lots of ni  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £860 / week

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from £110 / night

(105) Excellent 

36

Log cabin rental in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(64) Excellent 

24

Down town holiday condo rental

Reykjavik / Down town

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Fantastic, family friendly apartment, smack in the center of Reykjavik. Quiet neighbourhood, but very close to all the nightlife, shopping and other exciting things in Reykjavik.Bright, airy and spacious apartment with everything you need in order to have a great vacati  …see more

from £192 / night

£1344 - £1624 / week

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from £192 / night

(47) Excellent 

40

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in West Country

Cornwall / Newquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment with great panoramic views” Efficient and friendly and communication from owner via e mail throughout Luxurious , well equipped and very comfortable apartment in a enviable locality in Newquay Fantastic views and only 5 mins walk d  …see more

from £85 / night

£365 - £1125 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment in Bradford-on-Avon

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A perfect holiday!” Spent a wonderful six weeks in June/July at 10 Tory and it really was a perfect holiday - the accommodation is just as good as the other reviewers have described, the town as beautiful and the weather, of course, was amazing - six  …see more

from £70 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(55) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Northern England

Northumberland / Alnwick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect apartment” We stayed in the apartment for a week whilst visiting family nearby, the apartment was perfect for our needs and with easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Alnwick. After our long journey from North Wales the 'w  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required. The owners were very approachable and accommodating The location is a short w  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £745 / week

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from £35 / night

(95) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Engelberg

Canton of Obwalden / Engelberg

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“"Alp-Heaven!"” Alphaven is that rare find that will leave you wondering why you would want to go anywhere else for vacation....It was as if we were living in a picture postcard, while having our coffee on the balcony, the valley far below, parasailors  …see more

from £158 / night

£1103 / week

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from £158 / night

(100) Excellent 

32

Apartment rental in Valletta

Valletta / Central Valletta

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Sensational apartment in historic Valletta” From my first contact with Patrick through trip advisor until he dropped me off at the airport after I had completed my stay it was first class service all of the way. The apartments are in a wonderful loca  …see more

from £82 / night

£569 - £928 / week

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from £82 / night

(45) Excellent 

25

Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning location, which is co  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Stirling with golf nearby

Stirling / Stirling

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything you need” Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre. Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £790 / week

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from £80 / night

(51) Excellent 

23

Apartment rental in Northern England

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf  …see more

from £115 / night

£525 - £575 / week

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from £115 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Beamish holiday home rental

Durham / Beamish

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Sheer bliss” A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £880 / week

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from £65 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“A Great Base to Explore Edinburgh” We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and a friend so tota  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Embsay holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Embsay

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Very Nice Cottage” We had arranged an arrival time of 4pm but because we had been held up by traffic in Colne we were 20 minutes late and the key holder was not there, and had to ring him he was not very happy about this and we had to wait while he f  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca / Palma Old Town

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic!” We loved the apartment. The location was perfect - close to tourist attractions, great restaurants, department store, food market, etc. The kitchen was well equipped and the rooms were spotlessly clean. There was a separate toilet off t  …see more

from £85 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(118) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda  …see more

from £65 / night

£460 - £1240 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w  …see more

from £79 / night

£355 - £645 / week

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from £79 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Well

North Yorkshire / Well

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay!” We had a lovely time at One Button Hideaway. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a great base for exploring Yorkshire. The local pub, which served good food, was just a 5 minute walk away. I  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

(138) Excellent 

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Central York self catering apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Great Apartment in York City Centre” Right in the middle of York City Centre, this apartment is ideal for getting out and about without using your car. The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need including a patio area and secure par  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Portpatrick

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Everything you could want in a place to stay” We love Portpatrick and have visited it many times over many years. We have only recently converted to self catering stays, though, having previously stayed in Guest House accommodation. Staying in the B  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £925 / week

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from £150 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dereham

Dereham / East Tuddenham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £899 / week

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from £100 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Baslow holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Baslow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
“Great cottage for a short stay” Really nicely done out cottage. Looks great, clean and definitely cosy!! Liz was great at getting in touch and we really appreciated the little things like the coffee waiting. If you're a couple looking for a place  …see more

from £55 / night

£235 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean,comfortable and welcoming accomodation” Spent 4 nights with my Mum at this lovely cottage, everything you could wish for was there, the accomodation is very clean, has a bright and airy feel about it. Great location with wonderful owners.  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(40) Excellent 

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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

(49) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location” My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitt  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £625 / week

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from £85 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Province of Ulster

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay in Rossmore House once again” We love this house having stayed there for Christmas 2013. Load of space, very comfortable, well equipped, peaceful, ever changing stunning view. Murvagh beach is wonderful and plenty of facilities in Doneg  …see more

from £125 / night

£580 - £1425 / week

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