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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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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 $407 / night

$2844 / week

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from $407 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Coach House is a newly renovated, luxury 2 bedroom cottage set behind a gated driveway with spectacular views over the River Avon to Bath. This charming property set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is within easy reach of Bath city centre and the m  …see more

from $182 / night

$813 - $969 / week

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from $182 / night

(117) Excellent 

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Vacation townhouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This stylish town house in the centre of Chester epitomises contemporary boutique style accommodation. A luxurious holiday retreat that features two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living area with walled garden. Additionally, there  …see more

from $140 / night

$658 - $1062 / week

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from $140 / 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 $207 / night

$1032 - $1244 / week

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from $207 / night

(98) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Royal Mile

Edinburgh / Royal Mile

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
****SPECIAL 'LATE BOOKING DEAL'****: New deals coming soon. WELCOME TO EDINBURGH'S FABULOUS ROYAL MILE! The apartment overlooks and is set approximately half way down this 1000 year old historic route of the old town within a majestic Victorian stone fr  …see more

from $94 / night

$460 - $1287 / week

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from $94 / night

(69) 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 $119 / night

$675 - $994 / week

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from $119 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Central 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
Winner 2014 Tripadvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' 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 very upmarket res  …see more

from $119 / night

$625 - $875 / week

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from $119 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Pontcanna

Cardiff / Pontcanna

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
"The Maisonette" backs onto the grounds of Cardiff Castle and the famous Swalec Stadium Cricket Ground. In the summer you can sit out in the terraced garden sipping a glass of something cool while listening to the sound of wood on wood. You are also just a pl  …see more

from $212 / night

$1119 - $1494 / week

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from $212 / night

(34) 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 $82 / night

$500 - $563 / week

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from $82 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Edinburgh / Grassmarket

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Located at the foot of the castle in the bustling heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. This bijou apartment isn't just the perfect place to soak up the best history, culture, shopping and nightlife Edinburgh has to offer, it's also a beautiful place to come hom  …see more

from $188 / night

$625 - $1575 / week

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from $188 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Isleworth with golf nearby

Greater London / Isleworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Welcome to Strawberry Cottage, circa 1750, a farmhouse and family home that has been absorbed into Greater London. It offers excellent access by public transport to Central London and the West End. Local places of interest include Syon House, Kew Gardens, Osterley Hous  …see more

from $94 / night

$563 - $875 / week

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from $94 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow with golf nearby in Brighton

Brighton / Ovingdean

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Tara Mist is a pretty holiday house in the desired location of Ovingdean, near to the beach and just a few minutes by bus or taxi to Brighton town centre. It is also within easy reach of Brighton Marina and beach. The house boasts stunning country views from its south  …see more

from $157 / night

$1063 - $1188 / week

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from $157 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Belfast

Northern Ireland / Belfast

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN BELFAST CITY CENTRE Somerset studios is a superb New York style loft apartment located in the heart of Belfast city. Originally constructed as a linen mill in 1910, the building underwent an amazing transformation in 1998 when it was converted in  …see more

from $150 / night

$813 - $850 / week

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from $150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Brighton Vacation home rental

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Stunning detached new build property which sleeps up to 14 people. With 3 double bedrooms, this beautiful three storey property is a 5 min walk to the beach, and is located 1 mile from the Palace Pier.Set back from the street behind a tall wooden sliding gate, you walk  …see more

from $529 / night

$2119 / week

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from $529 / 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 $138 / night

$963 - $1813 / week

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from $138 / 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

$219 - $688 / week

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from $44 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Paignton Vacation apartment rental

Paignton / Goodrington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
2 Vista Apartment sleeps 6 and offers high quality accommodation including a safe,with direct access onto the family-friendly Goodrington Sands. We have a kayak that you can use , and can be launched free at the beach only 20 metres from the apartment. Vista Apa  …see more

from $113 / night

$619 - $1275 / week

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from $113 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Duddingston

Edinburgh / Duddingston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
A warm welcomes awaits you at "Come Ben the Hoose" our lovely cosy holiday home, ideal for friends, golfers, couple and families. Excellent location,10 mins from Edinburgh city centre by bus or car, with free on street parking. A quiet residential ar  …see more

from $73 / night

$388 - $669 / week

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from $73 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Cockburn Street is well-known for its lively, varied character. This narrow, cobbled thoroughfare curves steeply up the hill between Waverley Station and the Royal Mile, and is home to an impressive array of eclectic shops and cosy bars and eateries.Throughout t  …see more

from $182 / night

$1250 / week

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from $182 / night

(31) Excellent 

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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 $112 / night

$867 - $1238 / week

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from $112 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Edinburgh Vacation apartment rental

Scotland / Edinburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
A luxury flat in a central location 10 minutes stroll from Princes Street & Edinburgh Castle 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (sleeps 4) . Kingsize bed in the en-suite bedroom.Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars  …see more

from $125 / night

$707 - $1563 / week

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from $125 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Belfast

Northern Ireland / Belfast

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Lovely family bungalow with south facing private garden and off road parking for 2 cars. The house consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 double bed, 1 small double bed and 1 single bed. All bedrooms have mirrored sliderobes with ample hanging and drawer space. A travel cot  …see more

from $103 / night

$650 - $675 / week

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from $103 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Central London/Zone 1

Central London/Zone 1 / Hyde Park / Queensway

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • 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 i  …see more

from $200 / night

$1400 - $1588 / week

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from $200 / night

(74) Excellent 

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New Town Vacation apartment rental

Edinburgh / New Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 th  …see more

from $100 / night

$863 - $1500 / week

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from $100 / 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 $188 / night

$1313 / week

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from $188 / 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 $207 / night

$969 - $1119 / week

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from $207 / 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 $244 / night

$875 - $2007 / week

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from $244 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Chester City Centre Vacation apartment rental

Chester / Chester City Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A stylish and comfortable apartment comprised of two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, in the cosmopolitan area of Brook Street. It's also close to Chester's Canal Quarter, where you'll find great bars and rest  …see more

from $94 / night

$563 - $719 / week

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from $94 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Brighton Vacation apartment rental

Brighton / Central Brighton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 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 $138 / night

$688 - $1263 / week

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from $138 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation barn with golf nearby in Rowlands Gill

Tyne and Wear / Rowlands Gill

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Barn in Rowlands Gill, near Newcastle upon Tyne truly does provide a quiet sanctuary in a beautiful and unique setting for you to enjoy and explore all that the surrounding area has to offer. The drive to Newcastle city centre takes about 20 minutes so you really ha  …see more

from $135 / night

$694 - $825 / week

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from $135 / night

(19) Excellent 

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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
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2017 & 2018 SEASON! Westdene is a refurbished semi-detached property just minutes walk from Hove sea front and beach. Fantastic location for children of all ages. The house has all mod-cons, a private garden and off street parking fo  …see more

from $200 / night

$1400 / week

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from $200 / night

(23) 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 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 $100 / night

$719 - $988 / week

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from $100 / night

(7) 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  …see more

from $413 / night

$1904 - $4750 / week

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from $413 / night

(52) 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 $150 / night

$875 - $1375 / week

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from $150 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 Vacation apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Maida Vale

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
A bright and beautifully presented 2 double bedroom garden apartment in a great location, just minutes away from Maida Vale Station, and Queens Park Station, whilst the motorist can find easy access to the A40 and M1 for routes into and out of Central London.The  …see more

from $188 / night

$1313 - $2325 / week

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from $188 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Vacation townhouse in Brighton

Brighton and Hove / Brighton

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
3 nights for the price of 2 at weekends ! Great 3 bed property. Presented to a high standard with 3 bathrooms, kitchen / diner, cable TV and internet access. Gorgeous oak flooring, soft comfortable furnishings and luxurious décor, This modern mews town house also  …see more

from $344 / night

$1669 - $2232 / week

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from $344 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Swansea Marina

Swansea / Swansea Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
This beautifully furnished and ideally situated, two bedroom, first floor apartment is located in St Christopher's court in the heart of Swansea Marina. The apartment benefits from a spacious sit out balcony with amazing views over the bay to Mumbles.The s  …see more

from $150 / night

$744 - $869 / week

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from $150 / night

(39) 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 $138 / night

$688 - $3575 / week

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from $138 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home in Bognor Regis

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Situated in a quiet corner of the 5 star Riverside park in Bognor Regis, We would like to welcome you to our luxurious 2 bed (6 berth) caravan. With integral appliances, En suite in the master bedroom, double glazing, central heating, and a generous decking area with B  …see more

from $44 / night

$250 - $713 / week

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from $44 / 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 $150 / night

$552 - $1037 / week

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