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Winter sun breaks (7191)

Want to leave the winter chill far behind you?Start 2015 with a wonderful winter sun holiday in a toasty warm destination. Whether you’re after watersports, exotic tours or simply a private pool to lounge around, we’ve got it covered.



You can leave your winter clothes at home when you book one of these gorgeous holiday homes, all set in super-sunny locations. Check out our property options for all types of traveller – escape the winter chill by nabbing a chic party palace in the Canary Islands, an elegant sunbather’s villa in Thailand or a rustic house in the Californian hills.



Whether you head to the Med or plan an escape much further afield, you won’t regret booking that slice of winter sunshine – especially when you’re showing off your tan!


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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St Kilda

Port Phillip / St Kilda

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£763 - £1165 / week

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from £104 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Gili Islands / Gili Trawangan

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£164 - £207 / week

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from £26 / night

(20) Excellent 

27

Colmenar holiday cottage rental

Province of Malaga / Colmenar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“A lovely relaxing retreat” We couldn't fault the Casita and it is exactly as described. A lovely rural retreat perfect for our honeymoon. You do need a car as the property is very isolated but once on the main roads it is easy to access Cordoba and th  …see more

from £33 / night

£230 / week

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from £33 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Palmela

Setubal District / Palmela

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning holidays in Palmela” Mandy gave us a warm welcome. The house is fully equipped.We felt very comfortable in this cosy, bright and convenient place. The Garden is spacious with a nice patio and a lemon tree. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe.  …see more

from £40 / night

£278 - £337 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£242 - £610 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Sitges

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped  …see more

from £147 / night

£1035 - £1294 / week

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from £147 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Sao Vicente

Madeira / Sao Vicente

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £31 / night

£212 - £538 / week

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from £31 / night

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Oakbank holiday cottage rental

Adelaide Hills / Oakbank

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £132 / night

£732 - £1586 / week

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from £132 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Quathiaski Cove holiday cottage rental

Quadra Island / Quathiaski Cove

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km

from £90 / night

£590 - £749 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Quinns Rocks

Wanneroo / Quinns Rocks

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo  …see more

from £101 / night

£424 - £595 / week

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from £101 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Northern Portugal / Peneda-Geres National Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£755 / week

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from £74 / night

(11) Excellent 

18

Madeira / Arco de Sao Jorge

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A relaxing, peaceful holiday!” We had a lovely relaxing holiday, the pool was great for cooling down and Jerry and Helen made us feel very welcome. The Casita has views of Vejer and is located just off a main road which will lead you to all the local  …see more

from £57 / night

£420 / week

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from £57 / night

16

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Keurboomstrand

Plettenberg Bay / Keurboomstrand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

33

Holiday cottage in Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka District / Muskoka Lakes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £180 / night

£809 - £1617 / week

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from £180 / night

(5) Excellent 

27

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 km
  • Child friendly

from £473 / night

£4490 - £6166 / week

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from £473 / night

7

Palawan Island / Sabang

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £30 / night

£206 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Strand holiday cottage rental

Strand / Strand North

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Private garden
“The cottage was well equipped, close to the beach and other amenities, comfortable and the hosts, gratious and friendly.” The cottage was well equipped, very comfortable and close to the beach and other amenities. The hosts were friendly and helpful.  …see more

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Holiday cottage in Geeveston

Tasmania / Geeveston

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £83 / night

£427 / week

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from £83 / night

18

Viana do Castelo District / Vila Praia de Ancora

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£285 - £345 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Leura holiday cottage rental

Blue Mountains / Leura

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £135 / night

£793 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Vivonne Bay

Kangaroo Island / Vivonne Bay

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £92 / night

£610 - £732 / week

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from £92 / night

(6) Excellent 

30

Cottage rental in White Beach

Tasmania / White Beach

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house, ideal setting- we would go back anytime” We have only good memories of our two weeks at White Beach. The view each morning and evening from the deck was so absorbing, the house was well organised and the surrounding area has much to off  …see more

from £72 / night

£353 - £774 / week

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from £72 / night

20

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Magnetic Island

Queensland / Magnetic Island

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£444 - £747 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Wentworth Falls

Blue Mountains / Wentworth Falls

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £153 / night

£671 / week

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from £153 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Vejer de la Frontera holiday cottage rental

Vejer de la Frontera / El Soto

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

27

Calheta / Faja da Ovelha

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £37 / night

£254 - £332 / week

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from £37 / night

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7

Holiday cottage in Robe

South Australia / Robe

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

(7) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage rental

Cape Town / Constantia

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

63

Viseu District / Cinfaes

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

(14) Excellent 

40

Holiday cottage letting

Gili Islands / Gili Trawangan

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£164 - £207 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Bellingen holiday cottage rental

New South Wales / Bellingen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £68 / night

£458 / week

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from £68 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £647 / week

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from £44 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Montefrio

Province of Granada / Montefrio

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Marvellous, great and unforgettable experience. When you arrive at Tajil House you will be in a paradise place.” The house is located outside the village but very near from it. You can enjoy the silence of the nature and the romours of the falling wat  …see more

from £87 / night

£518 - £1518 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

14

South Fremantle holiday cottage rental

Fremantle / South Fremantle

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £116 / night

£793 - £943 / week

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from £116 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Beja

Beja District / Beja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 - £694 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Halls Gap holiday cottage rental

Grampians / Halls Gap

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£555 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday cottage in Mansfield

Victoria / Mansfield

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £92 / night

£549 - £671 / week

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from £92 / night

(6) Excellent 

35

Algarrobo holiday cottage rental

Costa del Sol / Algarrobo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Once you're at the top of the mountain it's heaven!” We've just had 3 wonderful weeks at Casa Tranquil. The views are amazing and the villa is quite private, you're not overlooked at all. When we arrived there was only 1 fan in the lounge and I sai  …see more

from £20 / night

£139 - £411 / week

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from £20 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in El Perello

Terres de l'Ebre / El Perello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £52 / night

£513 / week

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from £52 / night

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