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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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Vacation apartment in Rovinj

Rovinj / Rovinj Old Town

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated in the Rovinj town center. In the round circle of 50-100 m there are shops, grocery, backery, bus and taxi station. The distance from the seaside is 100 m. The nearest beach is about 600 m distant. The apartment was reconstructed a couple of mo  …see more

from $60 / night

$415 / week

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from $60 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow Vacation cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A delightful and charming three bedroom detached period property set amid the historic Sherwood Forest. the cottage has a wealth of character with beamed ceilings, exposed wood, open fireplaces and a cottage garden making for a great place to have a holiday.The  …see more

from $98 / night

$488 - $870 / week

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from $98 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with golf nearby in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our villa 'Savannah' is a really lovely 4 bedroom 3 bathroom fully air-conditioned villa with its own South Facing screened pool and patio area, a beautiful home from home on the Secure & prestigious Highgate Park gated community. Close to Disney (10 minut  …see more

from $63 / night

$438 - $619 / week

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from $63 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Langkawi Vacation villa rental

Langkawi District / Langkawi

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The fully furnished tropical villa offers the perfect getaway spot for couples or families looking for a serene and peaceful holiday destination. With superb views across the central paddy fields and a 15 minute drive to most locations on the island, the villa provides  …see more

from $97 / night

$679 / week

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from $97 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation gite in St Quentin les Chardonnets

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Le Pressoir is a detached cottage with rustic charm. You will know that you are in the heart of the country when you wake up to the sound of birdsong and you look out over the orchard to the rolling fields beyond. Suitable for a couple or for a family this gite has a me  …see more

from $44 / night

$297 - $464 / week

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from $44 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Vacation villa rental

Krabi Town / Khao Thong

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Situated on the seashore, and with 180deg. panoramic views over the Andaman Sea, the villa has a 10m infinity pool and a well stocked garden. The villa has a contemporary feel with all modern facilities whilst maintaining a " Thai style ". View the spectacular  …see more

from $188 / night

$1313 / week

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from $188 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Silloth Vacation apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the tidal salt marshes, The Grey House faces the sweeping scenery of the Scottish coast and is cradled in the breath-taking charm of Silloth Bay. The property is su  …see more

from $63 / night

$338 - $438 / week

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from $63 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Tynemouth with golf nearby

Tyne and Wear / Tynemouth

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
This quite stunning and homely apartment is situated in one of the finest locations in Northumberland. Tynemouth village is just a few minutes walk from the apartment, where the fabulous range of bars / restaurants and lovely range of shops can be found. The metro lin  …see more

from $94 / night

$619 - $1032 / week

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from $94 / night

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Pas-de-Calais / Boulogne-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from $92 / night

$485 - $744 / week

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from $92 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Burgau

Faro District / Burgau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Swimming pool
This stunning three bedroom villa which is on two levels is built and furnished to a very high specification. It has a stunning sea view and is situated between Burgau and Salema in a quiet location, it provides the perfect retreat for relaxing entertaining or just pas  …see more

from $144 / night

$625 - $1938 / week

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from $144 / night

(1) Excellent 

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South Moravian Region / Znojmo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $54 / night

$302 - $1024 / week

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from $54 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Salisbury Vacation studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a pretty, warm, snug and self contained cottage attached to 1 West Dean, right in the centre of the Village of West Dean. West Dean lies (literally) on the Hampshire/ Wiltshire border and is almost equidistant from Romsey and Stockbridge in Hampsh  …see more

from $50 / night

$250 - $438 / week

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from $50 / night

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Vacation bungalow in Brinlack

County Donegal / Brinlack

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Gweedore cottage is situated in village of brinalack with stunning sea views.This cottage sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms 1 ensuit .Ground floor bathroom and open plan kitchen liveing area with turf burning stove and oill centerail heating.This cottage has been newly reno  …see more

from $113 / night

$375 - $625 / week

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from $113 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Manche / Granville

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from $38 / night

$211 - $372 / week

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from $38 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in New Brighton

Wirral / New Brighton

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
ROOMS SET IN EARLY 19th CENTURY BEACH FRONT PROPERTY,BEDROOMS WITH SEPARATE ACCESS TO TOILET NOW ,ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING PROPERTIES IN THE AREA. WALK ALONG THE PROM AND VIEW THE WILDLIFE ON SHORE,INCLUDING MANY SPECIES OF SEABIRDS WITH GOLDEN SANDY BEACHES.THEN  …see more

from $100 / night

$563 - $1069 / week

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from $100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity".On Otte  …see more

from $591 / night

$5612 - $7708 / week

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from $591 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Nafplio

Argolis Region / Nafplio

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Amazing Waterfront Apartments with a unforgettable seaview.Well equipped apartments with kitchen utensils, fridge, private bathrooom, TV, air-conditioned, and free Wi-Fi. From the balcony the visitor will admire the magnificent view to Argolis's gulf as wel  …see more

from $54 / night

$324 - $604 / week

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from $54 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
This villa has been designed for a perfect holiday. It enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views to the beautiful, azure Souda Bay. The villa has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. There is a very well equipped kitchen/dining room. The living room is comfortably fu  …see more

from $144 / night

$1000 - $1813 / week

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from $144 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Nestled in the farmland beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains and located 3 miles from the market town of Mountrath and 5 miles from the heritage town of Abbeyleix and within 1 hour of Dublin city, this traditional thatch cottage which has been estimated to date back to ar  …see more

from $107 / night

$329 - $539 / week

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from $107 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Karangasem / Candidasa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool

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from $48 / night

$332 / week

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from $48 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Banham

Norfolk / Banham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tranquility and peace in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. The perfect place to get away from it all... .....relax and sleep in style! LATEST NEWS DECEMBER 2016: We are so proud to announce that the The Bee's Knees has been upgraded  …see more

from $138 / night

$688 / week

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from $138 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Llanelli Vacation apartment accommodation

Llanelli / Millennium Quay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The jewel in the crown of Llanelli is the new development Millenium Quay, this is where the apartment is situated. The Millenium coastal path is 13 miles of coastline from Loughor Estuary to Pembrey, offering views of the Gower pennisula and an opportunity to stop and a  …see more

from $82 / night

$563 - $700 / week

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from $82 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Paros / Logaras

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa San Dimitrio is a self-catering accommodation located in Logaras. Free WiFi access is available.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven,barbecue. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms a  …see more

from $143 / night

$847 - $1196 / week

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from $143 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Friars Hill with shared pool, golf nearby

Antigua / Friars Hill

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated on the beach on Dickenson Bay, one of the Caribbean's most highly rated beaches, our studio apartment is one of just 98 privately owned, and situated on the same beach and next to Sandals grande Antigua.Furnished with a new king size bed and double  …see more

from $125 / night

$875 - $1375 / week

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from $125 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Betws

Ammanford / Betws

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
Our Self Catering cottage is a little "Gem" according to some of our guests who have written statements in our guest book. Here are few more comments and you will find a few more during our property description just to give you a flavour and idea what Acorn H  …see more

from $57 / night

$313 - $363 / week

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from $57 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Belmullet

County Mayo / Belmullet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The apartment sleeps up to 4 people, it has two large Bedrooms, one double bed and two single beds, one bathroom, large fully equipped kitchen and living space with stunning views from the living area and the large terrace over Broadhaven Bay. It is in the centre of Bel  …see more

from $108 / night

$432 - $647 / week

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from $108 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Aarhus

East Jutland / Aarhus

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Apartment in Aarhus C of 55 m2 that is fully furnised and suitable for both short and long term rentals. Possible accomodation of up to 4 people (room for more if you bring an extra madras). The kitchen includes a stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, electric wa  …see more

from $76 / night

$453 - $793 / week

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from $76 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sheffield

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Completely renovated, the apartment offers excellent accommodation. Situated in beautifully well kept grounds it is very close to the university and within walking distance of the botanical gardens.In a perfect location overlooking the Endcliffe Vale Woods, the  …see more

from $188 / night

$844 - $869 / week

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from $188 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Boucieu-le-Roi

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $71 / night

$475 - $529 / week

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from $71 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Patterdale Vacation apartment rental

Lake District / Patterdale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Stunning mountain scenery, walks from the door and real peace and quiet ... combined with a beautiful first floor apartment which overlooks Grisedale Beck and has wonderful views of Place Fell. Days out on the Lakeland fells and leisurely evenings in front of the woodbu  …see more

from $100 / night

$419 - $688 / week

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from $100 / night

(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  …see more

from $108 / night

$485 - $647 / week

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from $108 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Abriachan Vacation cottage rental

Inverness / Abriachan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
Mor Carraig is a traditional highland cottage, situated on an acre of grounds, with stunning views of Loch Ness and the mountains beyond. Dating back to the 1850's this cottage has been renovated and maintained to an exceptionally high standard making it the perfec  …see more

from $93 / night

$525 - $1500 / week

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from $93 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Mures County / Sighisoara

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Beautiful villa situated in the heart of Transylvania in the medieval town of Sighisoara known as the jewel of Transylvania. Lots of tourist attractions, monasteries, and holds the house of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). Situated with views overlooking the cita  …see more

from $119 / night

$832 / week

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from $119 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lytham St Anne's with golf nearby

Lancashire / Lytham St Anne's

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This recently renovated 2 bedroom holiday home is ideal for 2 couples or a small family. The detached property is set within a walled garden and offers parking for 2 cars, with space to enjoy outside dining and relaxing, and a safe area for children to play.We are sit  …see more

from $88 / night

$813 / week

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from $88 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our family run holiday cottage situated in the popular lakeland town of Keswick is ideal for exploring the delights of the Lake District. The house is within walking distance to the main high street with a diverse selection of restaurants, pubs and bakeries to choose fr  …see more

from $82 / night

$375 - $813 / week

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from $82 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Akureyri Vacation cottage rental

Northeast Region / Akureyri

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Here is the center of the North of Iceland. Out from the cottage Hamragil you enjoy the solitude of a beautiful, spacious house for up to 12 guests. It is, only 20 minutes drive from Akureyri, -the capital of the north and the fertile valley of Eyjafjord. At Hamragil  …see more

from $216 / night

$1294 - $3097 / week

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from $216 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This stylish luxurious and exceptionally spacious (2,500 sq ft) 4 bedroom house (sleeps 9 + 2 babies) is located seconds away from a beautiful private beach. It is particularly suited to families with children. The UKs answer to the Hamptons, just 90 minutes away from  …see more

from $500 / night

$2875 - $3938 / week

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from $500 / night

(33) 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 $94 / night

$450 - $725 / week

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from $94 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Biggin-by-Hartington

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
1 Club Cottages is a traditional Derbyshire stone cottage, built in the 19th century. Some parts may go back to the previous century. The name of the cottage derives from a Shepherds Club that bought the cottage and then built the neighbouring two houses for members.  …see more

from $69 / night

$475 - $625 / week

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from $69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Aube / Troyes

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from $108 / night

$539 - $949 / week

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from $108 / night

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