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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 houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Deluxe houseboat had 1bed/1 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen . We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Famed across the world as Venice of the East, Alleppey (Alappuzha) is the mos …see more

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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Vacation home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
a three storey townhouse located on a quiet street with parking a few minutes walk from the centre of town. The house is an old village house that has been reformed and modernised. On the ground floor is a living room-dining room with wood burning stove, and an open pla …see more

from $45 / night

$314 / week

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from $45 / night

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Vacation home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Child friendly
Family friendly home located in a very secure location-set well away from the road on a hillside with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. 3km from the town of Carnew, 2km from Coolatin Golf club, 4km from Tomnafinnoge Oak Wood, 5km from the picturesque villag …see more

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from $113 / night

$561 / week

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Vacation home rental

County Cork / Allihies

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house is a holiday retreat. It comprises a single bright, luxurious modern kitchen /dining area with full glass surround and glass double doors leading out to the garden from where there are wonderful ocean and mountainous views. A separate tv room, store room an …see more

from $78 / night

$546 / week

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from $78 / night

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Home rental in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Glass House is located at the edge of Llangorse village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons a few fields away from Llangorse lake. The property has extensive views towards the mountains and is only a few minutes walk from two local pubs. Llangorse is a hub of outdo …see more

from $146 / night

$372 - $1984 / week

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Vacation home in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Sustjepan

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Vacation House Anamarija is situated in suburb of Dubrovnik, but it will take You just 15min by bus to the center and entrance to the Old City. The house is in front of the River Ombla which is the part of the Adriatic Sea. It is sorrounded by beautiful forest and l …see more

from $68 / night

$471 / week

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Vacation home in Prades

Prades / Finestret

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Perfectly situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees and named after the river that flows through the village, Maison Lentilla is a charming 2-bedroomed house. Built in the established Catalan style it has been sympathetically refurbished. The recent renovation has been …see more

from $52 / night

$345 - $501 / week

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Vacation home in Chambonas

Ardeche / Chambonas

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Very nice house near rivers and walks. All comfort (certified by Gîte de France 3 épis). Three terraces including an indoor (tiles). Very quiet throughout the year. Sunny much of the year. 1700 m2 of land. Closed garage, cellar. Fully restored 2015.A 6 km from the Vans. …see more

from $57 / night

$281 - $695 / week

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Vacation apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
Beautiful beachfront apartments with uninterrupted spectacular sea views in Salema. A one bedroomed apartment on the first floor and a two bedroomed apartment on the top/second floor. The 2 bedroomed apartment offers a bright and airy open plan living area with kitche …see more

from $134 / night

$938 - $1138 / week

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Vacation b&b rental

Corfu / Benitses

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Pantazis studio is situated just 500m. from the graphic seashore village Benitses and 13km. from the capital, Corfu town. It has sea-view and is situated in a quiet place with a lot of plants,150m. from the beach and 30m. from the bus station. The stud …see more

from $26 / night

$181 - $204 / week

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from $26 / night

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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 $113 / night

$505 - $673 / week

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Brixham Vacation home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Ask about children
Seabird Cottage is a charming, traditional Fisherman's Cottage situated in the delightful fishing port of Brixham, our personal 'bolthole' escape. We love spending any free time here relaxing and 'getting away from it all' and wish to share this experience. The walks a …see more

from $59 / night

$416 - $910 / week

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from $59 / night

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Looe Vacation cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Captains Cottage - Graded 4 Star Platinum Arriving at this delightful Cornish Cottage along beautiful undulating country lanes surrounded by stunning countryside and sea views, you will feel the peace and tranquility of this location even before you step into the invit …see more

from $195 / night

$845 - $1560 / week

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Vacation villa rental

Province of Barcelona / Sant Cebria de Vallalta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
Ideal to spend some days in the countryside very close to the beach, surrounded by mountains and pure air, with panoramic sea views, here you can listen to the birds singing and enjoy the maximum tranquillity and relaxation. As well as its proximity to lots of beaches …see more

from $201 / night

$1401 - $2634 / week

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from $201 / night

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Vacation home in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
'The Dingle' is situated in the heart of the quaint seaside town of Sheringham, just a two minute walk to the high street with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and a little theatre. A few minutes walk away are Sheringham's blue flag beaches and promenades. 'The Ding …see more

from $130 / night

$943 - $1040 / week

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St. Paul's Bay Vacation apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Layout consists in large fully functional kitchen/living/dining open plan front room. 2 bedrooms in back (master room with en-suite shower), 2nd bathroom. Large front balcony overlooking the sea. A/C throughout, served with lift. Conveniently located close to al …see more

from $57 / night

$393 - $617 / week

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Home accommodation in Downings

Downings / Ardbane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Ard Na Mara is recently completed luxury holiday home with a spacious open plan lounge, sun room, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a open fire and house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is modern with a dining area adjoining the lounge and sun room …see more

from $189 / night

$845 - $1105 / week

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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 $195 / night

$663 - $1632 / week

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Swanage Bay Vacation townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
A light and airy victorian town house with contemporary decor literally only 1-2 mins walk from a clean sandy beach and next to the south west coast path. Ideal for 2 families/large families ,4 couples or groups.With a large enclosed south facing terrace,great kitchen d …see more

from $169 / night

$897 - $2145 / week

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Apartment rental in Brela

Split-Dalmatia County / Brela

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Apartment is located in the peacful part of Brela, but also very close to center of Brela (5 minutes by foot - 400 m) and the center of Baska Voda (15 minutes by foot) which is great location - very close to the center, but peacefull enough and quiet neighborhood. For g …see more

from $57 / night

$393 / week

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Holiday cottage in Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Talysarn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
The Chapel House is a large warm and friendly house that is ideally located for exploring Snowdonia's many attractions. The house has 3 bedrooms, a large main lounge, separate dining room and very well equipped kitchen. It has been very well renovated retaining allot o …see more

from $55 / night

$384 - $584 / week

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Vacation townhouse with shared pool in Corralejo

Corralejo / El Sultan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with local shops, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Beach, shopping center, restaurants, and Baku Water Park is a few …see more

from $78 / night

$514 - $774 / week

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Vacation apartment in Isola Pescatori

Stresa / Isola Pescatori

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
With no doubt apartment Dolce Casa is one of the loveliest places to live in Stresa. It is new, charming and comfortable. There are two terraces, one faces south side and is ideal for sunbathing, the other one faces north and has a magnificent view to Lake Maggiore and …see more

from $68 / night

$471 / week

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Chalet rental in Sant Rafael with swimming pool

Ibiza / Sant Rafael

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Villa Miro is a old typical house restored maintaining the traditional cosmopolitan spirit of the island. The villa has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven, fridge, kettle). The h …see more

from $292 / night

$2119 - $4707 / week

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Vacation studio with shared pool in Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas / Central Playa de Las Americas

Studio 2 4 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Swimming pool
"California Apartments" offers one outdoor fresh water swimming pool and sun terraces with umbrellas and sun beds. There is also a Snack/Pool Bar serving all sort of light meals and snacks.The hotel is adults only, California apartments are situated in the center of Pla …see more

from $38 / night

$260 - $312 / week

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Vacation apartment with shared pool in Kirribilli

North Sydney / Kirribilli

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
*** STRICT 3 MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL REQUIREMENT **** KIRRIBILLI - Holbrook Ave - Waterfront 3 bedroom executive apartment Amazing waterfront views Large generous floor plan Outdoor swimming pool This Spectacular 3 bedroom fully renovated apartment is situat …see more

from $137 / night

$958 / week

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from $137 / night

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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains Vacation apartment rental

Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Ask about children
A Saint-Gilles les Bains, directly on the lagoon protected by the reef, white sand, in a decorated property of an exotic garden; independent apartment of 40 m2, comfortable, air conditioned, equipped, separate bedroom with 1 double bed, living room with kitchen, bathroo …see more

from $68 / night

$471 / week

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Apartment rental in La Cala Hills with shared pool, golf nearby

Mijas / La Cala Hills

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
This luxury 2 bed 2 bath apartment is only 25 Km from Malaga airport and is situated in the picturesque area of La Cala Hills between Malaga and Marbella. Set within a gated community, close to Mijas Golf, Santana Golf and Raquetas De Mijas Tennis. It has two swimming …see more

from $73 / night

$376 - $766 / week

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from $73 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Ask about children
Based in the centre of St Ives and 5 minutes down to Porthminster beach, the apartment is perfect for a couple looking for convenience. With a car parking space outside the apartment, the property allows easy access in and out of St Ives if you want to explore the area …see more

from $104 / night

$442 - $878 / week

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Vacation home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This modern bright spacious house is found along a little driveway and sits in a large plot of land (3300sqm) with plenty of mature gardens and trees surrounding it. It has a large sunny south-west facing terrace, perfect for eating al-fresco and enjoying the views of t …see more

from $195 / night

$1040 - $1684 / week

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Vacation cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
The private beach with full sunny, sand .All cottage are made from natural material, with Ocean view. Each cottage is fully 48m2, Kingsize bed, private bathroom and big balcony It takes only 15 mintes from Cat ba pier by boat. There is no traffic, no noise, no ci …see more

from $75 / night

$525 / week

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from $75 / night

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Vacation home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe …see more

from $293 / night

$1170 - $2210 / week

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Vacation home in Worplesdon

Guildford / Worplesdon

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Delightful self contained 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom cottage in Surrey countryside near Guildford & Woking.Sleeps 5.Lovely garden, BBQ, kitchen. Walk to great pub and train station (30 mins to London). Lots of walking on the doorstep. Kitchen with all appliances, incl wash …see more

from $218 / night

$1232 - $1477 / week

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Bellefontaine Vacation gite rental

Manche / Bellefontaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Our gite Berenice at Bellefontaine near Mortain is rustic and charming with 3 bedrooms - all set on one floor and provides a good sized sitting / dining room with a large dining table able to seat up to eight people. There is a larger sofa-bed, a smaller sofa-bed, other …see more

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from $46 / night

$293 - $488 / week

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Vacation caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
**Count Down tp Summer** Devon is in full swing. The longer days have the birds singing like wannabe talent contestants and the hedgerows are over hanging our twisty lanes. Come and revel in the glorious sounds, bright colours and the tang of the sea. If you are lo …see more

from $65 / night

$715 - $910 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Come and stay with us and allow yourself to escape from the everyday stresses and unwind in the tranquil environment of the Derbyshire Peak District. Brosterfield Farm is situated in a beautiful country setting, surrounded by fields and excellent walking from the door. …see more

from $146 / night

$715 - $1755 / week

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Ski home to rent in Sinaia

Prahova County / Sinaia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Featuring a garden with barbecue facilities, Casa Bunicilor Sinaia offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access. A cable car and the nearest ski slopes are set 950 metres away. Private on-site parking is available. Providing a cable TV and a seating area, t …see more

from $65 / night

$455 / week

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from $65 / night

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Vacation bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Fox Cottage is a delightful detached stone bungalow on the edge of the wonderful dales town of Middleham, renowned equally for its ruined castle in which Richard III lived with his wife Anne Neville as for its plethora of racing stables which pour racehorses out every m …see more

from $114 / night

$644 - $702 / week

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Lough Erne Golf Resort Vacation cottage rental

Enniskillen / Lough Erne Golf Resort

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
This Luxury holiday home at the Lough Erne Resort which is situated right beside the 5th tee looking over the lake and beyond to the 5 star Hotel, it is surrounded by lush green grass and has fantastic patio area which is most pleasant on a warm summers evening w …see more

from $195 / night

$780 - $1170 / week

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from $195 / night

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Willikies

Willikies / The Peninsula

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
This villa is for those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. The stunning waterfront location at the Peninsula along with the contemporary style is what sets this holiday home apart from others. The villa looks out from the Peninsula, towards Pelican Island and the reef …see more

from $223 / night

$1560 - $3380 / week

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from $223 / night

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