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 Ourique with shared pool

Ourique / Aldeia De Palheiros

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Holiday cottage, rural location, Alentejo Portugal, riding holidays, sailing holidays, castro da cola archaeological site, rio mira, fishing on the lake,  …see more

from £35 / night

£197 - £325 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) 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
Our sunny, traditional Kiwi bach is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate in our private, park like grounds! Two lovely bedrooms (one with King bed & one with Queen bed), the kitchen and lounge all look out over Lake Rotorua, with the 3rd twin bedded bedroom havi  …see more

from £124 / night

£741 / week

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from £124 / night

(3) 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

 …see more

from £73 / night

£742 / week

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from £73 / night

(12) Excellent 

45

Holiday cottage in La Parilla

Villanueva De Algaidas / La Parilla

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Super cottage, wonderful rural location, attentative owners” Spent a week in this cottage beginning of March. Set in a rural location surrounded by olive groves but not too far from local amenities. We found the lovely cottage clean, tidy with all the  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Very Good 

26

Holiday cottage in Winton

Queensland / Winton

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Located in Cork St, Winton Qld. Close walking distance to grocery shops and the Main St of Winton this is a 2 bedroom, self contained low set cottage, Fully air conditioned. Amenities include: Full kitchen facilities, Laundry, Digital TV & DVD Player, Front Verand  …see more

from £81 / night

£562 / week

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from £81 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Sant Marti de Llemena holiday cottage rental

Province of Girona / Sant Marti de Llemena

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 62 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Relax in the heart of nature but just 30 mins from Girona, 1hrs drive from the Costa Brava and 1.5 hrs dirve from Barcelona. A cyclists heaven due to the terrain, quiet roads and good weather. There are also great routes for hiking and a horse riding school 10 mins away  …see more

from £102 / night

£678 / week

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from £102 / night

(29) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Llandudno

Cape Town / Llandudno

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Beautifil Provencal style stone cottage overlooking Llandudno beach and the Twelve Apostle mountains. Few min walk to the beach and a large shared pool.  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

22

Holiday cottage in Estcourt

KwaZulu-Natal / Estcourt

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Pet friendly and price sensitive. And what you get is a spectacular location overlooking the Drakensberg Mountains near to Giants Castle. Come and experience the beauty of the Mountains, hike, bird watch and relax and unwind in this beautiful setting.  …see more

from £60 / night

£509 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

27

Castelo Branco District / Serta

6 15 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £423 / night

£2543 / week

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from £423 / night

(16) Excellent 

47

Villamanrique de la Condesa holiday cottage rental

Province of Seville / Villamanrique de la Condesa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect property in a perfect location” We have just returned from a week staying at El Montecillo and had a fantastic time. The house and the surroundings are just perfect - we particularly enjoyed the pool and the cleverly designed terraces whi  …see more

from £77 / night

£509 - £856 / week

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from £77 / night

(27) Excellent 

64

Holiday cottage in Icod de los Vinos

Tenerife / Icod de los Vinos

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Viva Icod de los Vinos!” My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here. It is such a peaceful location and the views are wonderful. This place is overflowing with mountain charm and the fresh mountain air scented by the pine trees made sitting outside es  …see more

from £67 / night

£469 / week

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from £67 / 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
Romantic GetawayPrivate gardensClose to Blue Mountains attractions  …see more

from £136 / night

£803 / week

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from £136 / night

32

Cottage rental in Ballarat

Victoria / Ballarat

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
The Space Freshly renovated with beautiful new kitchen and bathroom, Hilgar is light and bright. Comfortable, luxurious new beds and a cosy lounge room for relaxing. Great outdoor space to relax in the warmer months with a cubby house for children's entertainment.  …see more

from £124 / night

£802 - £1210 / week

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from £124 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Ocean Reef holiday cottage rental

Joondalup / Ocean Reef

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A clean and neat base within minutes of everything” We stayed here whilst validating our visas and found it clean,safe and convenient. Although we knew the area fairly well this cottage was ideally placed for all the amenities, parks and beaches on of  …see more

from £67 / night

£463 - £741 / week

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from £67 / night

(5) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Iznajar

Iznajar / Alarconas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice hideaway - relaxation guaranteed” Hosted by the lovely couple who make you feel just like at home, La Loma is definitely worth visiting. We spent two weeks in the bigger casita cooking, eating, reading, sunbathing and just chilling. The view  …see more

from £66 / night

£420 - £640 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage in Westbrook Beach

KwaZulu-Natal / Westbrook Beach

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
Large open plan living area and patio. TV with full DSTV bouquet. Fully fitted kitchen. Large garden with mature trees. Very secure.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £2275 / week

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from £150 / night

10

Holiday cottage in Stanhope

Prince Edward Island / Stanhope

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Seas the Dream Cottage is a deluxe 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, totally renovated cottage within walking distance of a championship golf course and the national park beaches. It has all new full size appliances, including a dishwasher and washer/dryer. Master bedroom has  …see more

from £107 / night

£610 - £915 / week

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from £107 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Joondalup / Hillarys

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • 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  …see more

from £71 / night

£433 - £803 / week

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from £71 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Ericeira holiday cottage rental

Ericeira / Sobreiro

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great stay, nice and clean appartment and swimmingpool in neigbourhoud Lisbon and Sintra!” We went to Mafra with our two children of 15 and almost 17 year old and had a great time. Heloise is very kind and helpful. The stay started fantastic with cand  …see more

from £51 / night

£323 - £594 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Very Good 

9

Holiday cottage in Torquay

Victoria / Torquay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Bells Beachfront Cottage – Australia, Great Ocean Road, Torquay Bells Cottage is a two bedroom fully self contained cottage in a much sought after location, just minutes from the Front Beach. Bells Cottage is set alongside two other seaside cottages, just a stone  …see more

from £161 / night

£1124 / week

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from £161 / 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
A very nice bright and airy cottage well fitted out with for all your holiday needs and close to all activities.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

9

Sundridge ski cottage to rent.

Northeastern Ontario / Sundridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our 104 acres of naturally forested trails, pond, river, and lake. There is nothing quite like this natural secluded get-away set with the Almaguin Highlands just 20 minutes North of Muskoka and 40 minutes North of Huntsville. Enjoy all the basic necessitie  …see more

from £58 / night

£580 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday cottage in Mt Martha

Mornington Peninsula / Mt Martha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
A Perfect Getaway for a couple or two to share. Come and visit this cosy seaside cottage in Mt Martha, less than 1 hours drive from Melbourne. Only five minutes drive from the wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants of Mornington. This beautifully appointed 2-3 bedroom  …see more

from £124 / night

£988 - £1196 / week

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from £124 / night

(5) Excellent 

19

Bedar holiday cottage rental

Province of Almeria / Bedar

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Also ideal for your winter holiday for golfing, cycling,mountain biking. Hire of sports equipment nearby.  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £690 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lisbon

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and great location” Strengths: - Beautifully furnished and very spacious house. - Super convenient location so close to Barrio Alto - Very good suggestions provided by the owners - Very good quality-price ratio Only improvement area:  …see more

from £77 / night

£424 - £594 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage in Mullins

Saint Peter Parish / Mullins

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A charming seaside cottage located directly on the popular Mullins Beach in a northern part of Barbados. Sandy beach, sparkling blue sea, fabulous sunsets, neighbouring beach bar,and a variety of watersports, all on your doorstep. Situated on a main bus route,to eit  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

8

Holiday cottage in Matjiesfontein

Western Cape / Matjiesfontein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Situated on the Rietfontein Private Nature Reserve's boundary, next to Matjiesfontein, the two twin rooms accommodate 4 people. The bathroom, though with an authentic touch offers a hot modern day shower. Whether with company or just a book, the built-in wall nook  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

26

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
Oakwood Park Cottage offers a tranquil self-contained getaway within easy reach of the central Adelaide Hills' many attractions, with room to move for couples or families. Tucked away within an iconic Equestrian Centre in South Australia the cottage was originally  …see more

from £133 / night

£741 - £1605 / week

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from £133 / 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
Black Horse Park is an historic property first settled in the 1850s by George and Arthur Desmond and located on 20 acres of gently undulating pasture in the prestigious Boorolite Valley of the Victorian High Country. Enriched with age old European Oaks, Elms, Poplars,Li  …see more

from £93 / night

£556 / week

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from £93 / 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

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Guadalupe, Caceres Province

Province of Caceres / Guadalupe, Caceres Province

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
2 bedroom houses are independent buildings 65 m2 with a big kitchen, dining room and salon, with wood stove for a nice ambience, also AC and heating system. Bathroom, a big main bedroom and double (2 beds) bedroom. Terrace with furniture.All buildings are in our big  …see more

from £73 / night

£445 - £530 / week

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from £73 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Boliqueime

Faro District / Boliqueime

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“brilliant” lovely house very warm welcome on arrival from Tiago. Well equipped kitchen & laundry. Just needs one more sun lounger apart from this perfect.  …see more

from £23 / night

£162 - £655 / week

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from £23 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grazalema holiday cottage rental

Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park / Grazalema

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Hideaway with stunning views. Our house, loving restored, is a must if you wish to escape all except nature, but is just a few kilometres from a beautiful village with all the services you will need. Centrally located in a park with magnificent walking routes.  …see more

from £212 / night

£831 - £1323 / week

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from £212 / 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

£252 / week

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from £36 / night

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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 £112 / night

£778 / week

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from £112 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Lisbon District / Quinta do Anjo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £43 / night

£445 - £683 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Puerto Ayora holiday cottage rental

Puerto Ayora / Puerto Ayora

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Located in a central yet quiet and peaceful location, two minutes away from the entrance to the famous pristine beach Tortuga Bay in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, our complex offers three two story rental cottages and one three story rental townhome. The 3 two story rental  …see more

from £272 / night

£1840 / week

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from £272 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hibberdene holiday cottage rental

Hibberdene / Woodgrange-on-Sea

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Experience the natural sub tropical beauty of the Hibiscus Coast where it starts at Hibberdene. The house is 450m from the sea and a couple of minutes drive from the Blue flag beach in Hibberdene. From the deck you will see nature on all sides. PLEASE CONTACT FOR PRICES  …see more

from £54 / night

£374 / week

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from £54 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Arganil with swimming pool

Coimbra District / Arganil

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Magnificent views of mountain ranges and secluded house with pool all to ourselves.” We had a fantastic holiday at 'Bela Vista'. The house is small but the views, pool and outside space more than make up for it. The house has been tastefully renovate  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 - £475 / week

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from £34 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Cowes

Phillip Island / Cowes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
.A beautiful cottage, only 3 doors from the beach and Cowes Yacht Club. A lovely place for 1 to 3 couples or a family. A very short stroll to shops, restaurants and cafes or take a lovely beach walk along the Esplanade to Cowes Pier. Clean, tidy and well looked after.  …see more

from £96 / night

£661 - £896 / week

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from £96 / night