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Holiday rental accommodation for great self catering holidays in the UK, Europe and beyond


Self Catering Holiday IdeasSelf catering holidays are a fantastic option for all types of holiday, whether you're looking for a family holiday, city break, ski weekend or romantic getaway. With more space, privacy and flexibility than a hotel, choosing a self catering holiday home allows you to enjoy holiday accommodation that's right for you. Booking a holiday home direct from the owner on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals allows you to save on agency prices and enjoy a great value holiday.

Whatever you're looking for, with over 180,000 self catering holiday homes around the world, we're sure to have the perfect property for you. Our unique search service allows you to tailor your accommodation search to match your exact requirements from number of bedrooms to special features, destination to location type and date to price. So whether you're looking for a property with a private pool, wheelchair accessibility or somewhere that welcomes pets, our search service will help you to find the perfect property for you.


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Self Catering holidays in France

Self catering holidays in France

With such a diverse landscape, France is ideal for any type of holiday from ski breaks in the Alps to beach holidays on the Cote d'Azur. Combined with the warm Mediterranean climate, it's easy to see why France is the world's most popular holiday destination.

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Self Catering holidays in Spain

Self catering holidays in Spain

Famed for it's perfect sandy beaches, Spain is a firm favourite for family holidays. However, Spain offers much more options than just beach holidays as a fantastic destination for golf breaks, rural retreats and activity holidays in the magical Sierra Nevada.

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Self Catering holidays in England

Self catering holidays in England

Discover the delights of the English countryside with a self catering holiday cottage in some of the most picturesque settings the UK has to offer, from the rugged mountains of the Lake District to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds or the idyllic beaches of Devon or Cornwall.

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Self Catering holidays in Portugal

Self catering holidays in Portugal

The year round sunshine and stunning beaches, make Portugal one of the most popular destinations in Europe. With an abundance of great value accommodation and plenty of cheap flights, Portugal is ideal for family holidays, last minute getaways and bargain breaks.

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Self Catering holidays in Scotland

Self catering holidays in Scotland

Outstanding natural beauty and a fascinating heritage make Scotland one of the most popular destinations for self catering holidays. Easy to get to and with so much to see and do, Scotland is great for all types of vacations from weekend breaks to family holidays.

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Whatever type of holiday you are planning, we're sure to have holiday accommodation that's suitable for your needs, whether you're looking for a self catering apartment for a budget holiday or a luxurious self catering villa for something a bit more special. If you're looking for a golfing holiday, our Golf Holiday Directory is packed full of great self catering apartments and villas near world class golf courses in Europe and beyond. For ski breaks, visit our Ski Holiday Directory to choose from our extensive range self catering chalets in top ski resorts across France, Austria, Switzerland and North America. Closer to home, we have a great range of self catering holiday cottages right here in the UK which offer the perfect base for exploring the beautiful British countryside and coastlines. Wherever the destination, whatever the budget, you'll find what you're looking for right here on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

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