Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

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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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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 £70 / night

£339 - £742 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Avenel

Victoria / Avenel

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Cute 2 bedroom cottage retreat in the historical heart of Avenel situated on a large block with garden. Full facilities includes working kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Air conditioning, wood fire heater, 42" television, sofa and couch, dining table for 6. Great for a we  …see more

from £88 / night

£381 - £1302 / week

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from £88 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Birregurra

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Air conditioning
Self-contained cottage with simple charm in the heart of Birregurra Close to the Otway Ranges, the Great Ocean Road and Dan Hunter's Brae Restaurant, Crabapples is always fabulous for singles, couples or two friends Can accommodate up to four (see below) *One night st  …see more

from £109 / night

£758 / week

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from £109 / night

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Holiday cottage in Cape Town Central

Cape Town / Cape Town Central

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This beautifully proportioned one bedroomed garden cottage is perfect for couples on holiday, or for business people on short- or longer-term business trips, or anyone visiting the University of Cape Town. Situated in a stunning, park-like garden, with secure off-stree  …see more

from £36 / night

£249 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday cottage in Santervas de la Sierra

Province of Soria / Santervas de la Sierra

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Village house in Spain3 bedrooms,1 bathroom, kichen full equiped, hearth, central heating  …see more

from £190 / night

£379 / week

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from £190 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Torquay

Victoria / Torquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
150 metre walk to Torguay Front beach and 600 metre walk to Torquay's Surf beach.5 minute walk to all the main shopping areas of Torquay.Sleeps 4 in beds (King and Queen) but can sleep 6 with the pull out leather couch.Only a minutes walk to all beaches, main shopping,  …see more

from £112 / night

£585 - £995 / week

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from £112 / night

(11) Excellent 

32

Mere holiday cottage rental

Llanes / Mere

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
At the end of an impressive, tree-lined avenue lies this enchanting folly. Now painstakingly restored and imaginatively converted by its current owners, it provides highly unusual accommodation for two guests - a special place to stay in a beautiful setting.  …see more

from £113 / night

£486 - £821 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Cottage rental in Cederberg

Western Cape / Cederberg

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Houdenbek Farm Cottages is the gateway to the Cedarberg. Tranquil, safe and lots to do for the outdoor enthusiast like rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming. Unique rock formations with a variety of bird species. Spacious cottages with build in fireplace a  …see more

from £20 / night

£138 / week

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from £20 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Elizabethtown holiday cottage rental

North Carolina Coast / Elizabethtown

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
The Rivah (Getaway) is a beautiful Cottage on the Cape Fear River, Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Nestled along the Cape Fear River, and surrounded by old growth forests, this venue offers a relaxing and laid back attitude. Enjoy listening to the wild life, or watch the  …see more

from £79 / night

£512 - £812 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maracas Bay

Trinidad / Maracas Bay

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Private garden
Come experience cloud mist and rainforests, wildlife including rare toucans and ocelots, hikes to secluded beaches and pristine waterfalls, hidden caves and a barefoot, eco-friendly experience at La Vapeur Estate. Enjoy local organic fruits, wine and home cooking.Runner  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination  …see more

from £26 / night

£177 - £353 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Bulawayo holiday cottage rental

Bulawayo Province / Bulawayo

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Spacious ensuit in a secure, 3 acre landscaped grounds.There is two cottages,which takes 2 adults and 2 kids.Two cottages can take 4 adults and 4 kids under 12  …see more

from £68 / night

£337 / week

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from £68 / night

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12

Australia & New Zealand holiday cottage rental

Nelson-Tasman Region / Richmond

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Located in the heart of Tasman, one of New Zealand's most beautiful regions. The cottage's size, character and central location, make it the perfect retreat. Couples will love the private and intimate setting, and families have plenty to keep the kids entertai  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £735 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday cottage in Lajes do Pico

Pico / Lajes do Pico

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Comfort, Style, Luxury, lots of space, all new!  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(25) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Pantai Cenang

Langkawi / Pantai Cenang

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The beach is just a few step away from your room. Come and enjoy your vacation.  …see more

from £40 / night

£221 / week

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from £40 / night

7

Holiday cottage in Texas

Queensland / Texas

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Rachel's Cottage is a historical workers cottage built in 1898 as the family home of the Middleton family. It has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the Middleton Family descendants for guests' comfort. It is situated in the main street of Texas, just next door  …see more

from £36 / night

£281 - £527 / week

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from £36 / night

7

Guarda holiday cottage rental

Guarda / Sabugal,Guarda

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cottage I is located right in the Castle of Sabugal and it is part of the medieval city walls. It has a private flower garden and patio with view to the river Coa. There is a beautiful river beach and natural pool nearby. Castle Cottages was born within the walls of  …see more

from £72 / night

£421 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday cottage in Pomona

Sunshine Coast / Pomona

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
We are in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland 20 minutes from Noosa Beaches. Close to the Noosa Network trails & a lookout with 200* views to the sea & pretty southerly views. Our 3 cottages are your "Home-away-from-Home". If you want peace and quiet, forest views,  …see more

from £82 / night

£468 - £796 / week

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from £82 / night

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4

Wodonga holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Wodonga

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Historic Baranduda Homestead Cottages is a peaceful, pet friendly, family retreat just minutes from Albury Wodonga... the perfect romantic getaway! Offering two beautifully renovated cottages, Lotties Cottage (circa 1917) provides for the family holiday, the Saddle Hut  …see more

from £106 / night

£737 / week

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from £106 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tallebudgera

Gold Coast / Tallebudgera

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Air conditioning
Self Catered Fully Furnished Cottage within our 2 Acres of Stunning Tranquil Gardens Attractive Cottage with Veranda and Outdoor Seating Off Road Parking Separate Bedroom - Double Bed Fully Air-Conditioned Free Wi-Fi BBQ Several varieties of Birds can be seen each  …see more

from £44 / night

£316 - £562 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday cottage in Bathurst

New South Wales / Bathurst

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
With 2 separate living areas, separate dining area and huge kitchen, this cottage is perfect for a large group or family. There are high ceilings in the large original living area of this heritage settler's cottage. Sleeps up to 9 with 1 queen room, one twin share room,  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Creswick

Victoria / Creswick

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Black Cat Cottage is an early 1900s cottage that has been extensively renovated, with a relaxing ambiance and modern conveniences. Suitable for couples or families, Black Cat Cottage provides fully self-contained farm stay accommodation. Set on 20 quiet acres, with beau  …see more

from £94 / night

£527 - £731 / week

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from £94 / night

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Cottage rental in Winfield

Lake Country / Winfield

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Pup and Quail Cottage is one of two homes on one acre of property. Snuggled in at the end of a private drive, cottage guests will find an exceptional location and great amenities. Full kitchen facilities, private patio, BBQ, fenced yard for dogs and kids. A short w  …see more

from £98 / night

£651 - £711 / week

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from £98 / night

(10) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Whanganui

Manawatu-Wanganui Region / Whanganui

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“A moment away from the hustle and bustle” What an amazing property!! The quality of the furnishings and fixtures were what you would expect to find in a 5 star hotel. Everything was thought of, down to the gorgeous slippers and robes in the walk in  …see more

from £81 / night

£567 / week

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from £81 / night

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Holiday cottage in Port Elliot

South Australia / Port Elliot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Located a few paces from the town center in picture perfect Port Elliot. Modern beautifully appointed, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, lock up garage. Relax at Horseshoe Bay, cycling, fishing, surfing or reading in the court yard. Short stroll to the famous Por  …see more

from £82 / night

£638 - £1024 / week

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from £82 / night

12

Holiday cottage in Port Hardy

Vancouver Island / Port Hardy

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden
LOCATED IN THE PRIVACY OF THE BACKWOODS THIS THIS QUITE COTTAGE IS THE PERFECT GET-AWAY .IT IS VERY BRIGHT AND CLEAN FACING THE FOREST ON A QUITE STREET. DETACHED FROM THE MAIN HOUSE IT HAS TWO PRIVET ENTRANCE.PRIVET SUN DECK .LOTS OF PARKING .FULL KITCHEN FRIDGE WITH  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

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Greytown holiday cottage rental

Wairarapa / Greytown

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Lovely refurbished 1950's cottage located within minutes walk of greytowns boutique shops. Free WiFi and Sky TV. Peaceful private back garden with bbq and shaded areas. Lovely front deck perfect for relaxing and enjoying a local wine. Only a 12-15 minute drive to t  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £1730 / week

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from £90 / night

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Cottage rental in Jan Juc

Victoria / Jan Juc

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Jan Juc Coastal Cottages are perfect for that romantic getaway or family holiday. Comfortably accommodating up to five guests each, the two double-story luxury cottages are nestled amongst more than two acres of beautiful native bushland. The cottages are both fully se  …see more

from £100 / night

£696 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Augusta holiday cottage rental

Margaret River Region / Augusta

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Nice little cottage nestled in the woods.” Surrounded by forest and nestled in the middle of a reasonably large property, this cottage provides the perfect get-away from the chaos of a tourist town during peak season. Apart from the chirping birds, th  …see more

from £94 / night

£585 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Stanwell Park

New South Wales / Stanwell Park

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A generous fully self contained one bedroom cottage. It boasts a luxurious king size bed and full bathroom and kitchen (separate bath and shower, quality cooking appliances and a dish washer), loungeroom with entertainment system and all linen and towels provided.  …see more

from £129 / night

£901 / week

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Holiday cottage in Alstonville

New South Wales / Alstonville

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Alstonville Country Cottages. Relax and enjoy the unique experience of staying on a rural property with panoramic views down the valley to the ocean, only 2 minutes from the historic village of Alstonville and only 10 minutes to the beaches at Ballina. Situa  …see more

from £106 / night

£737 / week

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from £106 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in White Beach

Tasmania / White Beach

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Penguins offers guests spectacular views of the beach and bay, less than 500 metres away. The cottage is quickly heated if the weather should be cold. Great hot showers in clean rain water. Spacious kitchen. Large deck & bbq. Surrounded by bird and bush life. Relax.A te  …see more

from £93 / night

£615 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Berry holiday cottage rental

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Hillcrest Cottage@Berry sits on 5.5 acres detached from the owners house. The cottage sleeps three people with one king size bed and a single. The single can be placed in the lounge room at request. The full bathroom is separate from the bedroom. The cottage has air  …see more

from £100 / night

£696 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Anna Bay holiday cottage rental

Port Stephens / Anna Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Absolute Ocean front. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean across to the sand dunes of Stockton Beach Newcastle. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean lapping the rocks . This is the perfect place to see Humpbacks and Southern right whales moving north from Mi  …see more

from £176 / night

£2047 / week

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from £176 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Barao de Sao Joao

Lagos / Barao de Sao Joao

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn  …see more

from £35 / night

£225 - £395 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kettering

Tasmania / Kettering

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“This cosy house has the best view in Tasmania!” I stayed in Bruny Vista, Kettering and thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking views from nearly every window. The house is modern and comfortable with lovely terraced gardens. It is totally private and  …see more

from £106 / night

£655 - £901 / week

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from £106 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Beja

Beringel / 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 £59 / night

£412 - £589 / week

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from £59 / night

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Drakensberg Region holiday cottage rental

KwaZulu-Natal / Drakensberg Region

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Johannesburg 3 hours / Durban 2-2.5hrs. Dragon's Mist a comfortable self-catering cottage surrounded by stunning natural beauty and offering magnificent views of the Drakensberg Unesco world heritage site.Dragon's Mist is a luxurious self-catering ho  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £925 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Vila Nova de Poiares

Coimbra District / Vila Nova de Poiares

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection in Portugal” We stayed at Casa Branca for a week whilst travelling around the area, after a long day out it was lovely to come back to the villa and spark up the BBQ and open a bottle or two of the local vino and cool off in the beautiful p  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £471 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 - £430 / week

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from £57 / night