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Celebrate the best of British and book a city break in the UK. From living it up in London to exploring the historical city of York, there’s something for everyone. Head to Wales to take a city break in Cardiff with its fantastic shopping and buzzing nightlife. Visit Scotland to join the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo or have a laugh at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Choose Belfast for award-winning restaurants, bars, galleries and theatres. Soak in the atmosphere in Bath with its architectural wonders and visit the Thermae Bath Spa.


Oxford, the 'city of dreaming spires' oozes history with its world-famous colleges and museums. For more history, stay in Nottingham to learn about the legend of Robin Hood or Canterbury to explore its magnificent cathedral. If you’re a Beatles fan, book an apartment or townhouse in Liverpool to visit the world famous Cavern Club and some of the many galleries and museums. 2015 is set to be another great year for the UK so contact the owner to book the perfect place for you.

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1,528 Vacation rentals

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Vacation townhouse in Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 64 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Sewing Rooms is a three bed self catering town house, designed to very spaciously and comfortably sleep six, though there is a sofa bed in the top bedroom if required. We are located on the main shopping street in the heart of sought after Hebden Bridge, giving yo …see more

from $129 / night

$645 - $903 / week

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Edinburgh Vacation apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This luxury apartment with private parking space is situated on North West Cumberland Street Lane (a quiet residential area) in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, is only 10 minutes walk to the city centre, and also benefits from a regular bus service. It has a large s …see more

from $104 / night

$645 - $1355 / week

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Vacation cottage rental

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
The Old Workshop is a luxury two bed cottage in a private courtyard on the edge of Bath. As with all four of our properties, (see below), the Old Workshop is finished to a very high four star standard and has achieved a 'Gold' award from 'Visit Britain' the UK's officia …see more

from $136 / night

$631 - $1003 / week

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Vacation home in Hove

Hove / Hove Seafront

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Westdene is situated in the quieter area of Hove, very close to Hove sea front. It is also only a short distance from the main attractions of Brighton. It is ideally suited to family groups and especially those with children. Sorry, no pets. Westdene is a refurbishe …see more

from $207 / night

$1445 / week

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This luxury Dandara apartment is located directly on the River Clyde with everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Glasgow. It has fantastic, panoramic views over the river, city and distant hills. There are views to the south, east ,west and north, taking in …see more

from $168 / night

$807 - $1194 / week

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Vacation lodge with shared pool in Whitsand Bay

Cornwall / Whitsand Bay

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 mi
  • Swimming pool
An ideal base for families or a quiet retreat for couples. The glorious sandy beach is accessed directly opposite the Park for those who are reasonably fit (10 mins down, 20 mins up) . The Cliff Top Cafe provides a welcome break and is situated approximately 1/3 of the …see more

from $129 / night

$897 - $1612 / week

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(63) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Southsea

Portsmouth / Southsea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Awarded Certificate of excellence 2014 by Tripadvisor. Location, Location Location: This Victorian building (Onslow Villa) is located in the very heart of Southsea in a residential conservation area which is just 300m from both Southsea Common and the shops, bars and r …see more

from $129 / night

$1161 / week

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(57) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
North Castle Street offers guests the chance to experience city centre living at its very best, with the convenience of private gated parking for two cars. The apartment has been recently updated to a very high standard and is beautifully furnished throughout. It is bri …see more

from $420 / night

$2935 / week

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Vacation home in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Whilst the refurbishment works are ongoing to the Hotel in front of this cottage, the property is better suited to a group of friends or workers looking to be close to the city centre. Ideally situated for easy access into Sheffield town centre. The property has 2 good …see more

from $117 / night

$813 / week

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Hurstpierpoint

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Swimming pool
Langton Lodge is a 5 star newly converted luxury country cottage, offering self-catering facilities for up to 6 people, perfectly positioned within touching distance of the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove, the stunning South Downs and Gatwick airport. Langton Lod …see more

from $271 / night

$1355 - $2658 / week

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from $271 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
A very comfortable and stylish apartment which is located close to Inverness city centre. A perfect location, whether you are staying for a short city break, here for business, or looking for a base to explore the Highlands and Islands. This ground floor apartment be …see more

from $84 / night

$516 - $581 / week

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from $84 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Westminster

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The location of this apartment is quite exceptional. Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery are within a few hundred metres of the front door. The River Thames is a 1 minute walk away, with the London Eye and Royal Festival Hall directly opposite across the Hungerfor …see more

from $504 / night

$3483 - $3806 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Durham

Durham / Durham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Kingsgate Bridge View is a peaceful and picturesque 5-star apartment awaiting you on the banks of the River Wear next to Kingsgate Bridge in Durham City Centre. Stroll down to the river, explore the beautiful city, enjoying the abundance of attractions consisting of a v …see more

from $142 / night

$994 - $1871 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Vacation home with shared pool in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Southbourne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach View (one of "12 great houses by the sea" The Times April 16th 2016) is a beautifully presented spacious, light and airy detached house occupying a stunning position directly on the sea front and is just two hours drive from London. It has breathtaking panoramic …see more

from $426 / night

$1965 - $4902 / week

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Luxurious 6 th floor apartment has a large lounge with two comfy sofas,mood control lighting, 36 inch flat tv, and dining for up to 6. Master double-bedroom has fitted wardrobes and en suite with power shower. Second twin-bedroom has fitted wardrobe and adjacent to ful …see more

from $194 / night

$968 - $1000 / week

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Vacation apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Pitlochry

Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Apartment is on the first floor of a stone built house. The property offers very comfortable furnishings and is extremely well equipped to a modern standard. The keys will be in the apartment and when possible the owner will greet you upon arrival and is available t …see more

from $117 / night

$813 - $1174 / week

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Vauxhall

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
St George Wharf - One of London's best kept secrets This delightful and sophisticated Central London riverside apartment complex together with the new St George Wharf Pier is situated on the Southbank of the River Thames. Located within Zone 1 of the vibrant and hist …see more

from $226 / night

$1548 - $1613 / week

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Apartment rental in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Please not this apartment is NOT A PARTY FLAT if you are looking for this kind of apartment please look elsewhere. Sincererly...... if you are looking for superior accommodation...you have just found it....... Prestige apartment ...offering Grande Standing Available fr …see more

from $252 / night

$962 - $1097 / week

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Vacation apartment in Glasgow

Glasgow / Glasgow centre

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Located within a modern building which has a lift and a secure entry system this self catering apartment has a great central location within Glasgow's Merchant City area. On our doorstep you will find an array of award winning restaurants and bars. A short walk will t …see more

from $220 / night

$1490 / week

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(75) Excellent 

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Central Bath Vacation apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
If you would like to book direct to the owner then please contact them via details at their website - search for The Artpad, Bath. The Artpad is a beautiful, one bedroom, ground floor apartment (additional sofabed in the lounge allows sleeping for 1-2 more people) in an …see more

from $136 / night

$1032 - $1484 / week

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Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / South Bank

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Decorated to a very high standard, this one bedroom, 2nd floor apartment offers the holiday maker a great home from home experience. Open-plan kitchen/lounge area. Fully intergrated washing machine, dish washer and fridge freezer. Beautifully decorated. Fully tiled b …see more

from $155 / night

$903 - $1160 / week

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Vacation apartment in Liverpool

Liverpool / Liverpool City Centre

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Beautifully decorated , very spacious Two Bedroom Serviced Apartment. Superb location -East Village on the vibrant Duke St. Just 5 mins walk to the heart of City Centre , this Apartment is also just a short stroll to the University area, Liverpool Echo Arena, Albert Do …see more

from $136 / night

$949 / week

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Durham Vacation cottage rental

Durham / Durham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Set in the idyllic Beamish conservation valley with fabulous panoramic views over the rolling countryside. Ideally located to discover Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and the Dales, offering tranquil countryside and city life, with an abundance of wildlife and rare bi …see more

from $110 / night

$549 - $1097 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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York Riverside Vacation townhouse rental

York / York Riverside

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A spacious 3 bedroom city centre riverside house, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The property was refurbished in January 2014.The property is situated in very quiet location on a private development with a secluded riverside garden, just a few minutes …see more

from $162 / night

$839 - $1007 / week

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Vacation apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Spacious one bedroom apartment, in an excellent location offering stylish decor throughout. The property is located within an elegant mansion block, right in the heart of London only yards away from worldwide known Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, ( residence in life …see more

from $194 / night

$1355 - $1626 / week

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(43) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Brighton

Brighton / Central Brighton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Central Lanes location close to seafront, nightlife and all attractions: This stunning cottage is the oldest house in Brighton, dating back to 1565. Inspired by Victorian Alice in Wonderland with charming references to playing cards, key holes and looking glasses and ev …see more

from $168 / night

$587 - $1981 / week

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Barton Turf Vacation cottage rental

Wroxham / Barton Turf

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
Sailaway a real gem, perfect for a romantic break, the original studio of the famous Norfolk Broads artist Charles Mayes Wigg is located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park, an area of natural beauty and within a minutes walk from Barton Broad the second la …see more

from $110 / night

$658 - $768 / week

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from $110 / night

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New Town Vacation apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
This charming 2 bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor of a Georgian building in Edinburgh's celebrated New Town. Cumberland Street is a delightful, quiet little street within very easy walking distance of Princes Street and the city centre, as well as the mag …see more

from $117 / night

$891 - $981 / week

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Brighton Vacation apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Within easy reach of a vibrant city centre, this is a beautiful light and airy, luxury apartment. It is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, providing a peaceful, calm location for a memorable break. The accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms; a luxury …see more

from $142 / night

$710 - $1439 / week

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
An ideal place to stay in for a family to spend a great time in Henley on Thames. Quiet neighborhood and very centrally located. Walking distance to all that Henley can offer. Train to central London 45 minutes. local attractions include Greys Court, Stonor Park, Henley …see more

from $129 / night

$1161 - $4515 / week

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Chester City Centre Vacation home rental

Chester / Chester City Centre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Douglas Cottage is a grade II listed cottage within the City of Chester, designed by the renowned Architect John Douglas. Being of a fascinating fairytale gothic design it features sandstone faced walls with spires and turrets, an Architect’s dream. You will immediatel …see more

from $188 / night

$987 - $1742 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Boscombe Spa Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
A luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with extensive sea views from all rooms and your own large south-facing private terrace. Located midway between Bournemouth and Christchurch, this apartment is 5 minutes walk from the Blue Flag awarded sandy beaches of …see more

from $168 / night

$774 - $1613 / week

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Vacation apartment with golf nearby in Aberystwyth

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
If you’re seeking the comfort of a boutique hotel with the convenience of a come-and-go-as-you-please private residence, then Awel Môr luxury apartments on Aberystwyth sea front is your ideal place to stay. The apartment sleeps up to six guests and is ideal for groups a …see more

from $194 / night

$968 - $1161 / week

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Vacation apartment in Southampton

Hampshire / Southampton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Car not necessary
This lovely contemporary 2-bed apartment situated on the 4th floor with en-suite, overlooking the park boasts New York style city living in the heart of Southampton. The property is located virtually on Oxford Street, which boasts the cities finest restaurants and bars. …see more

from $162 / night

$897 / week

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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 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated on a highly desirable leafy street just over half a mile from Stirling city centre is The Laurels. This self-catering apartment is located on the garden floor of a beautiful Victorian villa built in 1895. The apartment has very recently undergone a complete ext …see more

from $110 / night

$742 - $968 / week

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Apartment accommodation in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated 1-2 minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle, location* historical Old Town* this is a bright, spacious and airy third floor flat (no lifts) with lovely views to Lady Stair's Court and beyond to the Firth of Forth in the distance. Lawnmarket is located at the top of …see more

from $141 / night

$985 / week

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Vacation apartment in Royal William Yard

Plymouth / Royal William Yard

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Royal William - Contemporary, Luxury Self Catering Holiday Apartment The Plymouth self-catering “New York” style apartment faces southwest and has a stylish lounge with exposed beams, internal columns, stone walls, oak floors and dual aspect windows, allowing …see more

from $93 / night

$551 - $1102 / week

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Finchley Road

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Lovely, large and newly refurbished 3 bed house with a large garden close to the heart of London in Hampstead. Located in Golders Green only moments away from Cricklewood station, you can get into the heart of London within 10 minutes by train or even bus. This comforta …see more

from $258 / night

$1548 - $2193 / week

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Vacation cottage in Stratford Old Town

Stratford-upon-Avon / Stratford Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This Delightful 17th Century Thatched Cottage just a mile from Stratford Upon Avon which has been recently modernised offers a very comfortable cosy hideaway. The whole cottage offers a black and white beamed style typical of the 16th century with wooden floors and lead …see more

from $181 / night

$852 - $1174 / week

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Central York Vacation apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Car not necessary
This luxury apartment has everything you need to enjoy your stay in York. Fine furnishings and contemporary design throughout with Egyptian cotton bedlinen, deep pocket sprung mattress and a choice of goosedown or non-allergic bedding. All the best of a hotel suite with …see more

from $110 / night

$710 - $807 / week

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