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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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220,244 Vacation rentals

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
See our cottage on youtube: https://youtu.be/I7iowOlKG14 Shrimpers Cottage "Certificate of Excellence" 2014 Trip Advisor (4 Garlicks Cottage) "Winter Special" pay for 5 nights and get 2 free" (1st December - 1st March excludes Christmas and New Year) Shrimpers  …see more

from $121 / night

$756 - $1080 / week

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from $121 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Kippford Vacation home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Beautiful Arts and Crafts House available for self catering holiday lets. Stunning views of estuary. Sleeps 8. 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite). Separate bathroom. 2 additional WCs. Large kitchen / dining room. Private mature garden. Off street parking for sev  …see more

from $102 / night

$699 - $1524 / week

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from $102 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Skegness with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Skegness

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
LUXURY spacious holiday home with sea views and direct access to the beach, large paved drive for off street car parking, seperate self contained granny flat, full sized snooker / games room, large patio area with long gardens stretching down to the adventure play area  …see more

from $369 / night

$2058 - $3385 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar  …see more

from $115 / night

$508 - $635 / week

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from $115 / night

(123) Very Good 

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St. Pierre du Bois Vacation 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 mi
  • 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 $127 / night

$648 - $1556 / week

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Vacation b&b in Naussac

Aveyron / Naussac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Relax in our isolated country home set in the beautiful Aveyron countryside situated a few minutes from the local railway station. An English/French couple, we like guests to enjoy their stay and we have a flexible approach to your requirements. We have a large and sa  …see more

from $35 / night

$214 / week

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from $35 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Vacation home rental

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Cahermore Holiday Village - Within 5 minutes walk of the wonderful village & beach in Enniscrone, 23 miles from Sligo town and 8 miles from Ballina, this spacious,well equipped & decorative holiday home is in pristine condition & truly the ideal location to enjoy the lo  …see more

from $97 / night

$507 - $828 / week

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from $97 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Blockley

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Red Lion Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed property and one of the most perfectly located cottages in the Cotswolds, situated on a quiet lane overlooking the surrounding countryside. Despite the tranquil setting, the cottage is in the heart of historic Blockley  …see more

from $127 / night

$889 - $1055 / week

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from $127 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
City Chic meets Coastal Haven in this luxurious yet unpretentious, high-spec Irish seaside retreat, rated 5-Star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Established in May 2013. Fancy a holiday cottage set in a picturesque village, overlooking a golf course on  …see more

from $108 / night

$540 - $1010 / week

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from $108 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Gweedore

County Donegal / Gweedore

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
The lake House is a delightful bungalow based in Lower Glassagh, over seeing Bunaninver lake, just below Teach Jack, Glassagh. The house is within a 5 minute walk to Glassagh beach and the children's park. You can also rod fish at the lake within steps from the b  …see more

from $129 / night

$454 - $737 / week

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from $129 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Badby

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 214 mi
  • Child friendly
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor  …see more

from $108 / night

$648 / week

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from $108 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A stunning property in Andalucia, set on the edge of the natural park of the Almejera Mountains, only 15 minutes from the beach. 5 mins from historic, white washed mountain town of Competa. Finca Los Pinos offers a large 3 bedroom Villa farmhouse, a separate 4 bedroom  …see more

from $351 / night

$2135 - $2989 / week

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from $351 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Ventnor / St Lawrence, Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
March 2015. Breakers Sound has just been completely redecorated throughout with new carpets and curtains for your enjoyment and comfortThis quintessential English cottage nestles in the heart of the St Lawrence Undercliffe. A sought after location officially rec  …see more

from $191 / night

$667 - $1709 / week

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from $191 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui  …see more

from $115 / night

$464 - $1074 / week

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from $115 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
New for 2016: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of six guests however for larger groups  …see more

from $118 / night

$321 - $694 / week

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from $118 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Pine Marten is a Scandinavian style 3 bedroom lodge that sits directly on the River Tilt and offers spectacular views and genuine home quality and comfort. . We purchased the lodge as our family holiday home in 2013 and fully refurbished, decorated and furnished the  …see more

from $102 / night

$635 - $1270 / week

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(74) Excellent 

22

Vacation cottage in South East England

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L  …see more

from $153 / night

$826 - $2026 / week

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from $153 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes Vacation gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nestling in rolling countryside between the Rivers Creuse and Vienne, on the border of the historic Touraine and Poitou regions, La Belardiere was a working farm until the early 1990s. Today, the barns have been carefully restored to combine both character and classic f  …see more

from $140 / night

$699 - $1905 / week

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from $140 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Rustington

Arun District / Rustington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
***Special offer weekends for October to February (excluding Christmas, New Year and half term) for 2 people. £330 for 2 or 3 nights.*** Spend your days admiring the sea view from the first floor lounge/dining room of our upside down house on the seafront at Rustingt  …see more

from $153 / night

$635 - $1391 / week

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from $153 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the  …see more

from $182 / night

$756 - $1505 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Rowan cottage is situated in the quaint seaside village of Rosemarkie less than a 2 minute walk from a long sandy beach. Chanonry Point, at the far end of the beach, is a well known spot for dolphin watching.The property has been fitted to a high standard with many  …see more

from $96 / night

$432 - $737 / week

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from $96 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Canton of Valais / Susten

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from $94 / night

$591 / week

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from $94 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Edinburgh / Old Town, Edinburgh

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
BOUTIQUE AND CHIC CITY CENTRE APARTMENT ... This bright and spacious one bedroom apartment offers accommodation for up to four people. A truly unique cosy 'Pied a Terre', located in the vibrant heart of Edinburgh's historic 'Old Town' an  …see more

from $91 / night

$632 - $1467 / week

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from $91 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood Vacation cottage rental

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Piglets is a modern conversion on one level consisting of one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The property has its own separate enclosed private garden. The owners bungalow is situated next to the cottage and access to the rest of 3 1/2 acre grounds is permitted.<  …see more

from $70 / night

$428 - $616 / week

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(39) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts  …see more

from $140 / night

$762 - $1677 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with golf nearby in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Perfect for an Easter break, chicks, rabbits and real Easter egg hunts!Sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave.Your holi  …see more

from $102 / night

$699 - $1620 / week

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from $102 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Groomsport Vacation home rental

County Down / Groomsport

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
NITB approved, built in 2004, this spacious 4 bedroom self catering accommodation with sea-facing sun room is ideal for a beach holiday, as a base to visit the many heritage sites, or to explore the natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Suitable for up to 6 people, 4 bedr  …see more

from $127 / night

$731 - $1010 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Savoie / Albens

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $75 / night

$523 / week

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from $75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The cottage has 3 spacious bedrooms with beautiful views and a modern bathroom (complete with over bath shower) upstairs.Downstairs, the kitchen has been recently opened up giving a practical and warm kitchen/diner. Also there is a large lounge with 2 separate s  …see more

from $64 / night

$445 - $788 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church  …see more

from $191 / night

$641 - $1594 / week

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from $191 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Dundee

Dundee / Broughty Ferry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Newly refurbished traditional fisherman's waterfront cottage in the picturesque sea-side town of Broughty Ferry. The cottage is a stunning property fully refurbished in 2014 sympathetically maintaining many original features and with breath-taking views over th  …see more

from $115 / night

$762 - $953 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Weil am Rhein

Baden-Württemberg / Weil am Rhein

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Our 2 family house located in a quiet residential area, 2 min. from the city center, on the southern edge of the Black Forest, 1km south of metropolitan Basel and 1km west same visa vie France. Weil am Rhein is located on the edge of Tüllinger in the Rhine valley a  …see more

from $81 / night

$481 / week

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from $81 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Boot

Lake District / Boot

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 mi
  • Child friendly
Recently renovated and refurbished, the property boasts the latest in modern convenience while maintaining the intimate features of a classic lakeland cottage. The house is private, secluded and self-contained, one of the only self-catering properties in the area with a  …see more

from $318 / night

$2096 - $3169 / week

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from $318 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Icklesham

East Sussex / Icklesham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Pet friendly
Dog Friendly - A delightful self contained, one bedroomed, (King size bed) thatched annexe, converted barn in Icklesham, near Winchelsea & Rye East Sussex, perfect for couples exploring the area. Parsonage Barn Annexe is a beautiful attached, thatched character barn si  …see more

from $77 / night

$534 - $623 / week

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from $77 / night

(79) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in South East England

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 mi
Situated in the rural village of Damerham, just northwest of the picturesque town of Fordingbridge, Greenbanks provides peaceful self catering accommodation that gives its guests the perfect opportunity to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty, on the edge of  …see more

from $96 / night

$610 - $826 / week

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from $96 / night

(18) Excellent 

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North East Italy Vacation apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is ideally situated in the old town of Riva, close to the lake and a short stroll from the many bars and restaurants of the town. The spacious and light accommodation provides ample sized bedrooms which can be made into either double or twin rooms at your  …see more

from $153 / night

$1016 - $1778 / week

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(51) Excellent 

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Ballydehob Vacation cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 mi
  • Child friendly
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the  …see more

from $81 / night

$422 - $854 / week

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from $81 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Kilnaleck

County Cavan / Kilnaleck

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 mi
  • Child friendly
Situated in peaceful countryside 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, 8 miles from Cavan town and 60 miles from Dublin. This spacious home offering 4* self catering accommodation, with a large fully enclosed garden, patio area, basketball area, games room and large lockup gar  …see more

from $107 / night

$746 - $1121 / week

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(80) Excellent 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from $115 / night

$826 - $1016 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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St Monans Vacation home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Seascape is a wonderful terraced property, situated towards the east end of the town. Its location right on the coast means it is lucky enough to boast unspoilt views of the Firth of Forth and the North Sea beyond. On sunny summer days, this is a particularly spectacula  …see more

from $191 / night

$756 - $1143 / week

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from $191 / night