Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (6931)

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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Holiday cottage in Te Anau

Fiordland National Park / Te Anau

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £130 / night

£589 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Very Good 

9

Bendigo holiday cottage rental

Greater Bendigo / Bendigo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£412 - £577 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

11

Wongarra holiday cottage rental

Apollo Bay / Wongarra

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £89 / night

£618 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in El Castillo

Arenal Volcano National Park / El Castillo

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
“A slice of heaven ...” We spent two weeks in Costa Rica in February 2013 and Hacienda Encantada was our first destination. It is lovely. It's at the top of a mountain, remote, quiet, with beautiful gardens. We saw an ocelet on our way up the mountain
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from £122 / night

£848 - £1067 / week

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from £122 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Joondalup / Hillarys

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place to stay” We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane is a wonderful host and not
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from £95 / night

£412 - £765 / week

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Holiday cottage in Normanville

South Australia / Normanville

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £71 / night

£383 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Noordhoek

Cape Town / Noordhoek

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday cottage in Fenelon Falls

Kawartha Lakes / Fenelon Falls

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £125 / night

£868 - £1012 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Cottage rental in Torquay with golf nearby

Victoria / Torquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect home from home in wonderful location and lovely hosts” Nothing too much trouble for lovely hosts Bindy, Mick and boys. Great house, two minute walk from Whites beach and a two minute drive to Torquay town centre and further stunning beaches. V
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from £130 / night

£589 - £1486 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Creswick

Victoria / Creswick

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £95 / night

£530 - £736 / week

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from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Lovely apartment in a quiet part of Nerja. More than adequate for a couple to relax and unwind before the Xmas rush! The log burner was a really nice touch, especially when it was raining. Extensive UK TV streamed channels and overall reliable Int
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from £35 / night

£175 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

4

Cottage rental in Gulgong

New South Wales / Gulgong

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £177 / night

£559 / week

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from £177 / night

(5) Very Good 

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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

from £87 / night

£780 / week

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from £87 / night

23

Holiday cottage in Langebaan

Saldanha Bay Municipality / Langebaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £63 / night

£438 / week

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from £63 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Torquay

Victoria / Torquay

5 12 Min stay varies

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

from £248 / night

£1730 / week

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from £248 / night

(14) 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 £130 / night

£765 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Rotorua

Rotorua District / Rotorua

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly

from £118 / night

£706 / week

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from £118 / night

(6) Very Good 

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 lovely little place!” A nice quite place to stay, we love the swimming pool, great size and nice garden/terras. You deffinatly need a car to drive to all the nice place/seightseeings. Helen and her husband and also there friends who stayed at there
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from £57 / night

£420 / week

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from £57 / night

10

Cottage rental in Pico

Azores / Pico

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

24

Holiday cottage in Fenelon Falls

Kawartha Lakes / Fenelon Falls

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £145 / night

£694 - £1012 / week

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from £145 / night

(45) Excellent 

52

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
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from £84 / night

£500 - £1234 / week

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Telegraph Point holiday cottage rental

Port Macquarie / Telegraph Point

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

23

Mortagua holiday cottage rental

Viseu District / Mortagua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Kaiteriteri

Nelson-Tasman Region / Kaiteriteri

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £71 / night

£618 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Holiday 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 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£411 / week

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from £59 / night

24

Tossals holiday cottage rental

Province of Alicante / Tossals

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5,000 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1188 - £2824 / week

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from £170 / night

5

State of Goias / Pirenopolis

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£300 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Cottage rental in Penneshaw with golf nearby

Kangaroo Island / Penneshaw

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £106 / night

£648 - £977 / week

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from £106 / night

14

Torquay holiday cottage accommodation

Victoria / Torquay

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

(13) Excellent 

53

Holiday cottage in Medlow Bath

Blue Mountains / Medlow Bath

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£824 - £1253 / week

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from £115 / night

24

Braga District / Vieira do Minho

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £43 / night

£295 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Agua de Pau

São Miguel / Agua de Pau

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £111 / night

£777 / week

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from £111 / night

(9) Excellent 

16

Wollombi holiday cottage rental

Cessnock / Wollombi

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £318 / night

£1471 - £2295 / week

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from £318 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Kullu

Kullu District / Kullu

2 9 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A cosy cottage by the river” I had a great time with my friends at Jujurana. It offers just the right kind of atmosphere one needs to unwind and to forget the stressful urban lives most of us are living these days. The perennial stream flowing by t
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from £95 / night

£662 / week

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(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Sanctuary Point

Jervis Bay / Sanctuary Point

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Paradise By Name Paradise By Nature” What a paradise. Virtually a hop down to some of the best beaches in Australia. Location Location Location!! Has all mod cons and very spacious, Very well maintained and has a great vista over looking St Georges Ba
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from £148 / night

£1009 - £1158 / week

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from £148 / night

(2) Very Good 

23

Holiday cottage in White Beach

Tasmania / White Beach

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£648 - £765 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £59 / night

£409 - £613 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Turkey Point

Norfolk County / Turkey Point

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £116 / night

£434 - £518 / week

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from £116 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cape Town / Muizenberg

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£286 - £542 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Balnarring

Balnarring / Balnarring Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£659 - £906 / week

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