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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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(39) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Coach House is a 4 star 'Gold', luxury two bed cottage in a private courtyard on the edge of Bath. Just like our other properties, the Saltings (174775), the Old Workshop (252945) and Mulsanne House (274673), the Coach House is finished to a very high stan  …see more

from $158 / night

$713 - $1054 / week

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from $158 / night

(58) 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 $124 / night

$1116 / week

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from $124 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Inverness

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.07 mi
  • Child friendly
Newly refurbished and extended house on the shore of the Inverness Firth. Located close to Inverness with all of its facilities and centrally located for access to Golf, Fishing, Skiing, Mountaineering and Shooting activities.This bright modern home is just a sh  …see more

from $211 / night

$1340 - $2195 / week

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from $211 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment accommodation

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 64 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A luxury apartment just outside the City walls, with gated private parking for one car.It is a 10 minute walk to the city centre & 15 minutes in a taxi to the race course. There are plenty of good quality restaurants on the way into the city centre.The apartment is  …see more

from $137 / night

$844 - $893 / week

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from $137 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment accommodation

Central London/Zone 1 / Bloomsbury

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This Spacious, bright Old School Conversion has been converted to a high standard yet retaining its original features. The secure apartment located on the second floor (with lift access) feels extremely private, and peaceful in the evenings. The master bedroom offers  …see more

from $193 / night

$1302 - $2170 / week

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from $193 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
4 Talbot Court is a spacious and luxurious first floor, one bedroom apartment with gardens overlooking York Minster, the Minster Song School and Holy Trinity Church. Access to the apartment is through electronically controlled wrought iron gates, leading to a secluded  …see more

from $185 / night

$837 / week

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from $185 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A unique property comprising of a large hall, a modern living/dining/kitchen room, a spacious bright bathroom with bath, shower and toiletries and then a few steps up to the two tranquil double bedrooms. Relax in the comfort of the living room where you will find a wide  …see more

from $174 / night

$1116 - $2232 / week

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from $174 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Self-catering bungalow with seaview and golf nearby in Brighton and Hove

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Lovely clifftop home with stunning sea views. This 3-bedroomed detached bungalow combines a quiet location by the sea with cosmopolitan Brighton just 10 mins drive away. There's a open air terrace and two covered sunrooms with floor to ceiling patio doors which  …see more

from $205 / night

$930 - $1234 / week

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from $205 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in New Town

Edinburgh / New Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Rose St is just a stone's throw away from Princes St, the famous main street of Edinburgh with shops and restaurants on one side and the lovely Princes St Gardens on the other. Edinburgh Castle dominates Princes St as it rises up into the sky above the Gardens.  …see more

from $97 / night

$620 - $1873 / week

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from $97 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment rental

Devon / Plymouth

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Ebrington House is a modern one bedroom self catering apartment in Plymouth that can sleep a maximum of 4 guests in style and comfort in a fantastic city centre location. It has a large double bedroom and a double leather sofa bed in the lounge and we can also supply a  …see more

from $89 / night

$426 - $686 / week

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from $89 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central York

York / Central York

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Location, Location, Location! Apartment 1 is a first floor apartment located in a converted Georgian building on Bootham, just a one minute walk from Bootham Bar, the medieval gateway to the City of York and the spectacular York Minster. This apartment is perfectly pla  …see more

from $143 / night

$651 - $713 / week

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from $143 / night

(71) Excellent 

51

Apartment rental in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A beautiful apartment on the edge of the Grassmarket, equipped comfortably and to a very high standard, Lady Wynd offers luxury and seclusion in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The property is located on the first floor, with secure door entry system.The living  …see more

from $124 / night

$806 - $1240 / week

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from $124 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is located in the historic Eagle House , which directly overlooks Viking Bay with its sheltered, family friendly sandy beach. Built in 1796 ,Eagle House in its time served as the headquarters of the Coastal Blockade. In 1815 after the Battle of Wa  …see more

from $118 / night

$558 - $899 / week

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from $118 / night

(49) Very Good 

23

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 t  …see more

from $162 / night

$991 / week

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from $162 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Enniskillen

Enniskillen / Lough Erne Golf Resort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
FREE WI FI - Luxurious 5* Self Catering Villa within the grounds of 5* Lough Erne Golf Resort in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands in Ireland. Prime location as closest lodge to Hotel Reception - 3 minute walk. Recently refurbished & repainted. One of the larges  …see more

from $205 / night

$961 - $1110 / week

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from $205 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Vacation townhouse in Central Cambridge

Cambridge / Central Cambridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This centrally located Cambridge townhouse is ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to the city centre's sites, cafés, restaurants and shopping. Or attend the theatre shows, concerts, or night clubs in the evenings. During the day, hire a  …see more

from $155 / night

$955 - $999 / week

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from $155 / night

(15) Very Good 

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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 $106 / night

$633 - $738 / week

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from $106 / night

(24) Very Good 

24

Apartment rental in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
This is a small fully equipped flat in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre. The flat will suit the young and young at heart, providing a clean and comfortable base for visitors who want to explore the city on foot. The flat is a 10 min walk from  …see more

from $87 / night

$620 / week

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from $87 / night

(37) 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 $137 / night

$930 - $1612 / week

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from $137 / night

(24) Excellent 

37

Brighton Vacation apartment rental

Brighton / Brighton Seafront

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
* Central sea/beachfront penthouse with spectacular views across both the beach for stunning daytime views and the city for sparkling rooftop night views. * Sea & Beach views from all rooms (except from bathroom). * Private long sun/roof terrace with Alfresco eatin  …see more

from $124 / night

$744 - $1197 / week

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from $124 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Edinburgh

Scotland / Edinburgh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This unique apartment is quietly situated in a beautiful Victorian tenement on the edge of Edinburgh's New Town. It has been carefully restored and decorated in contemporary style, creating just the right ambience for people who enjoy the independence of self cater  …see more

from $93 / night

$1017 - $1829 / week

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from $93 / night

(71) 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 $131 / night

$868 - $1426 / week

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from $131 / night

(10) Very Good 

28

Vacation home in Hereford

Herefordshire / Hereford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The Coach House was rescued at auction in October 2013 by my husband Gary and I and over the next 18 months we took it from a derelict 'shed', as we affectionately call it, with no services whatsoever and a large hole in the roof to a fantastic detached 1 bedr  …see more

from $87 / night

$658 / week

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from $87 / night

(51) Very Good 

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Covent Garden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Covent Garden is at the very heart of London's city centre and is a popular area for both tourists and locals. Whether you are in search of culture, restaurants, shopping opportunities or a night out, you will find what you are after in Covent Garden. The apartment  …see more

from $149 / night

$868 - $1364 / week

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from $149 / night

(31) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a luxury self catering apartment in a quiet residential road 3 minutes walk from the High Street. There is underground parking and a lift to the flat. The Apartment has recently been completely refurbished and offers a comfortable base from which to explore Lond  …see more

from $151 / night

$937 - $1228 / week

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from $151 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Burcot Vacation lodge rental

Oxfordshire / Burcot

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 127 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl  …see more

from $242 / night

$868 - $1991 / week

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from $242 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental in York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Sandra Depledge Winner 2014 'Certificate of Excellence' Tripadvisor. This impressive period property is on the very doorstep of all that is interesting and exciting about York, you could not be better placed for a perfect city break. The area of Monkgate is a  …see more

from $106 / night

$645 - $930 / week

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from $106 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Selsey Vacation caravan/mobile home rental

West Sussex / Selsey

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Welcome to Borelli 1. This is our three bedroom caravan, which sleeps up to 8 people, situated on F Section of the White Horse site at Bunn Leisure in Selsey. We first purchased Borelli 1 in 2012 so that we could take our dogs, Boris and Ellie, on holiday with us.  …see more

from $44 / night

$217 - $682 / week

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from $44 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / King's Cross

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We are delighted to offer you a self contained apartment located minutes from Euston Station, in central London. This serviced apartment is located just off Euston Road, Kings Cross on a quiet road, excellent travel links to see all of London's attractions.  …see more

from $149 / night

$1216 / week

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from $149 / night

(20) Excellent 

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New Town Vacation home rental

Edinburgh / New Town

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
7 Gloucester Square is a comfortable, three bedroom mews house with integral garage in a very quiet yet central Edinburgh location. Gloucester Square is located off Gloucester Lane in the heart of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. The house is only a 5 minute walk fro  …see more

from $248 / night

$788 - $1457 / week

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from $248 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Liverpool

Merseyside / Liverpool

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
****** Only suitable or Families/No Stag/No Hen/No Parties************ This is a beautiful modern apartment in Liverpool, just minutes drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Open plan living area. Secure gated car parking with 2 FREE spaces. Newly refurbished with  …see more

from $217 / night

$620 - $1116 / week

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from $217 / night

(19) Excellent 

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St. Andrews Vacation apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Situated on the western side of St. Andrews and a five minute drive to the Famous St Andrews Old Course. This apartment forms the ground floor of a modern apartment block. The property has its own main door and has a lovely aspect overlooking landscaped gardens to the f  …see more

from $149 / night

$547 - $1028 / week

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from $149 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 mi
  • Child friendly
Immaculate, detached 3 bedroom cottage offering real luxury. The spacious open plan living area with vaulted ceiling looks out through wooden plantation shutters to the Eildon hills and beyond. The mood lighting throughout the house gives a contemporary feel .Regular  …see more

from $124 / night

$620 - $868 / week

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from $124 / night

(38) Excellent 

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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 $131 / night

$583 - $3547 / week

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from $131 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Elgin with golf nearby

Moray / Elgin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
This Cottage sits high on the banks of the River Lossie and overlooks Elgin City Centre and the Cairngorm mountains beyond. It has its own private enclosed garden and is tucked away within 5 acres of wooded grounds belonging to a magnificent Georgian mansion. This sec  …see more

from $124 / night

$782 - $955 / week

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from $124 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Fitzrovia

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
We are delighted to offer you this Bright, spacious apartment in the heart of Central London. The apartment is located just off Tottenham Court Road. Warren Street tube station is just across the road. Euston and St Pancras train stations are only a few minutes walk  …see more

from $149 / night

$1042 / week

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from $149 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 1 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 1 / Chelsea, London

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $174 / night

$899 - $1240 / week

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from $174 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torquay

Torquay / Torquay Harbour

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
* Location Location Location - a lovely cottage apartment 2 min walk from Torquay Harbour* A family oriented 2 bedroom cottage apartment in private secure gated grounds* Sunny aspect with outside south facing seating* Free WIFI..unlimited superfast connectio  …see more

from $62 / night

$396 - $751 / week

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from $62 / night

(29) Excellent 

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New Town Vacation townhouse rental

Edinburgh / New Town

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Mitchells is an elegant 18th Century Category A-listed Georgian townhouse and set in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town is the perfect venue as your holiday home from home. Awarded 5 Star Quality Rating from Visit Scotland, Scotland's National Tourist Board.  …see more

from $186 / night

$1302 / week

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from $186 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Central York Vacation townhouse rental

York / Central York

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
FULLY REFURBISHED IN 2016. A 3 bedroom city centre townhouse sleeping up to 8 people, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Located just a few minutes walk from all major visitor attractions, shops, restaurants, bars etc. Ideal for families. Built in 1851, this ch  …see more

from $93 / night

$868 - $1116 / week

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from $93 / night