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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State of Parana / Guarapuava

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £108 / night

£754 / week

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from £108 / night

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Luxury Self Catering Cottage in the Klein Karoo - Ladismith cottage sleeps 5

Western Cape / Ladismith

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
. Situated in the peaceful Opzoek Valley half way between Ladismith and Calitzdorp, the farm is easily accessible 1km off the famous Route 62 in the heart of the Klein Karoo. View the highest peak in the Western Cape – Seweweekspoort Peak – from the farm. Take a d  …see more

from £36 / night

£248 / week

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from £36 / night

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Blue Waters Cottages for Two- Spring Wren Cottage - Mallacoota cottage sleeps 2

Gippsland / Mallacoota

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Blue Waters Cottages for Two offer a distinctive experience set in a tranquil location; you can sit on your deck and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty. Mallacoota is surrounded by the Croajingolong World Heritage UNESCO Biosphere National Park with Blue Waters in a set  …see more

from £68 / night

£668 / week

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15

Pettit Cottage - Swansea cottage sleeps 6

Tasmania / Swansea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Pettit Cottage is just a few minutes walking distance from beaches, children's playgrounds, shops, restaurants, and the Barkmill Tavern and Bakery. There are three bedrooms (with queen size, double and bunk beds) and the Cottage sleeps six plus a cot. There are two bat  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

11

Greytown Cottage - Greytown cottage sleeps 6

Wairarapa / Greytown

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 £125 / night

£650 - £1210 / week

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from £125 / night

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23

Bethany Cottages- Brick Cottage and Cellar Cottage - Tanunda cottage sleeps 4

Barossa Valley / Tanunda

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
We have two, adjacent Bed and Breakfast cottages in the village of Bethany in the centre of the beautiful Barossa Valley; surrounded by vineyards & with views of the Barossa Ranges. Cellar Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one of which is a cosy, dry cellar bedroom, suitable for  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 / week

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from £100 / night

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Casa do Alpendre - Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo cottage sleeps 4

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Casa do Alpendre” is located just 20 minutes from the beach of Fuseta, on the outskirts of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, a small village in the municipality of Tavira.In a region often referred to as one of the Algarve's best kept secrets, the property is  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £647 / week

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from £44 / night

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6

Orchard Cottage - Whangarei cottage sleeps 4

Northland Region / Whangarei

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Orchard Cottage is a lovely character-filled retreat set on 30 acres and overlooking an expansive native bush reserve. The style is relaxed with a 'shabby chic' quality. You'll feel comfortable in this tranquil space enjoying quality 100% cotton linen  …see more

from £95 / night

£412 / week

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from £95 / night

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24

La Isla del Júcar - Barraca de Aguas Vivas cottage sleeps 8

Alzira / Barraca de Aguas Vivas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
La Isla del Júcar is a charming house with 4 rooms to accommodate up to 8 people, located in a small town in the south of Valencia, cradle of paella and las Fallas. Is provided with all basic services like bars, restaurants, supermarket, roaster, taxi and hospital to 2  …see more

from £160 / night

£807 - £1204 / week

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from £160 / night

19

The Barn Cottage @HUIS- a Cape villagestay - McGregor cottage sleeps 2

Western Cape / McGregor

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
HUIS, a heritage property in the 19th century village of McGregor in the Western Cape, consists of three white washed cottages (two are thatched, one a private residence) all opening into a central courtyard. With oodles of charm, this property epitomizes South African  …see more

from £22 / night

£151 / week

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from £22 / night

26

Braga District / Vila Verde

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £173 / night

£1207 - £1250 / week

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from £173 / night

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15

Nature Lovers Nook - Tuerong cottage sleeps 6

Mornington Peninsula / Tuerong

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Come share our little piece of Australian bush paradise for a tranquil stay for few days or up to a month (minimum 2 night stays). The Nook cottage is nestled in a vibrant cottage garden, surrounded on all sides by native vegetation. Beyond is an organic vegetable gard  …see more

from £142 / night

£706 - £883 / week

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from £142 / night

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23

Bom Dia beach cottage Vilankulo - Vilanculos cottage sleeps 4

Inhambane Province / Vilanculos

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Romantic holiday house in Vilankulo direct situated on the Indian Ocean "Bom dia!", is a phrase you will often hear, and soon these words will be said by you as well. It is Portuguese for: Good morning! Bom Dia beach cottage is comfortably placed upon the dunes at the l  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1077 / week

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from £77 / night

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18

Karangasem / Candidasa

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £37 / night

£254 / week

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from £37 / night

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The 3 Palms Cottage, 1.5km's from the beach - Noordhoek cottage sleeps 2

Cape Town / Noordhoek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
3 Palms is a renovated Cape Dutch self-catered cottage. It gets its name from the 3 big palm trees situated right next to it. The cottage has everything you need for the perfect break. Set in a beautiful two-acre garden right below the Amphitheatre Mountains.The cottage  …see more

from £50 / night

£320 - £1050 / week

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from £50 / night

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Plough Hill Cottage, Constantia, Cape Town - Constantia cottage sleeps 2

Cape Town / Constantia

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The lovely cottage is set on the grounds of a Cape Georgian home at the foot of Table Mountain. It is freestanding with a separate entrance and was fully refurbished in 2015. The cottage has 55 m² with two main rooms and a bathroom. The bedroom sleeps 2 persons comfor  …see more

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

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11

Melkbos Beach Cottage - Melkbosstrand cottage sleeps 5

Cape Town / Melkbosstrand

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Melkbos Beach Cottage is situated in Melkbosstrand which is regarded as the start of the ever-growing Cape West Coast. Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed  …see more

from £68 / night

£472 - £1295 / week

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from £68 / night

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ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT BEACHOUSE 'STUNNING' - Anna Bay cottage sleeps 6

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 £177 / night

£2059 / week

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from £177 / night

(15) Excellent 

28

MAYBREE COTTAGE - Tallebudgera cottage sleeps 2

Gold Coast / Tallebudgera

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 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 £43 / night

£286 - £565 / week

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from £43 / night

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The Folly at Castlebridge - Mere cottage sleeps 2

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, once the drive of a large country house, lies this enchanting folly. Built in an elevated position in the mid 19th century as an observation tower for the ladies of the big house to watch the Hunt over neighbouring fields  …see more

from £113 / night

£486 - £821 / week

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from £113 / night

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Rosetta On High - Stanthorpe cottage sleeps 6

Stanthorpe / Stanthorpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Tucked up in Granite Belt Wine Country is Stanthorpe Newest Holiday Accommodation – Rosetta on High.For the most enjoyable Stanthorpe Accommodation experience Rosetta on High is your very own self-contained fully renovated contemporary style 100-year-old High-set Quee  …see more

from £133 / night

£783 / week

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from £133 / night

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24

Lake Edge on Mokoia - Rotorua cottage sleeps 8

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! Our two lovely Queen bedded bedrooms, the kitchen and lounge all look out over Lake Rotorua, with the 3rd twin bedded bedroom having lovely views over the gar  …see more

from £106 / night

£530 - £736 / week

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from £106 / night

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Texada Island / Vananda

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets

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from £44 / night

£204 / week

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from £44 / night

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28

Northeastern Ontario / Kearney

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £105 / night

£640 - £844 / week

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from £105 / night

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10

New house on Pico/Acores - Lajes do Pico cottage sleeps 4

Pico / Lajes do Pico

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
New house (90sqm), 2 bedrooms with 180x200cm double beds, 1 bathroom with raindance shower, large open plan living area, big sofas, good kitchen facilities, sliding doors out to the veranda, beautiful ocean view! The house sits above the tiny village of Manhena in a qui  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

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28

Tidal View Holiday Cottage -secluded cottage - Yanakie cottage sleeps 4

Gippsland / Yanakie

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
This beautiful well appointed fully self contained cottage has stunning views overlooking Corner Inlet and Wilsons Promontory. Set on 2 acres, this cottage is perfect for that secluded getaway. With 'The Prom' entrance only about 3kms away you can enjoy bushwalking, hik  …see more

from £89 / night

£577 - £824 / week

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from £89 / night

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Casa del Paso - Thai Cabin - Bolulla cottage sleeps 2

Costa Blanca / Bolulla

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
The wooden house is located high up in a very green valley (Algar River), and except in the direction towards the ocean, the building is completely surrounded by mountains up to 1800 m. The wooden house is 300 m above sea level, approximately 5 miles inland from the at  …see more

from £48 / night

£302 / week

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from £48 / night

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Pup and Quail Cottage, private yard, dogs ok! - Winfield cottage sleeps 6

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 £96 / night

£640 - £698 / week

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from £96 / night

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ArtHouse - Fish Creek cottage sleeps 5

Gippsland / Fish Creek

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
Tucked away behind Gecko Studio Gallery, the ArtHouse is a unique discovery! Furnished with a range of eclectic and stylish furniture pieces and beautiful local art, its the perfect base to stay whilst exploring Wilsons Prom, the many beaches close by and the rail trail  …see more

from £136 / night

£883 - £1130 / week

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from £136 / night

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Kidaman Cottage - Kenilworth cottage sleeps 5

Sunshine Coast / Kenilworth

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Kidaman Cottage, set on in the rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is your private hideaway. Two spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge with wood heater and a fully self contained farmhouse kitchen are yours to enjoy. From the wide shady deck you can watch horses gr  …see more

from £83 / night

£471 - £595 / week

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from £83 / night

(29) Excellent 

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1 Bed Luxury Holiday Rental Oasis Capistrano Nerja - Oasis de Capistrano cottage sleeps 2

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
*** Now with BROADBAND WIFI and a brand new MERCADONA SUPERMARKET only 5 minutes walk away ***One of few Oasis properties to have undergone a complete renovation, this authentic Spanish 1 bedroom white pueblo is decorated and furnished to a high standard for a luxury ho  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £375 / week

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from £35 / night

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Cottage on the Nile in Jinja - Jinja cottage sleeps 5

Eastern Region / Jinja

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This typical African style cottage is overlooking the river Nile and located only a few kilometers from the Source of the Nile. It is 5 km from the second biggest town in Uganda, Jinja which is often called the adventure capital in East Africa. And it is 80 km from th  …see more

from £78 / night

£544 - £725 / week

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from £78 / night

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21

Naranjo - El Soto cottage sleeps 4

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
Naranjo is located in a quiet unspoilt village but is central to and easy drive to the golden beaches of El Palmar and Zahara and close to the "white hill top" town of Vejer de la Frontera with its narrow cobbled streets. National parks for walking are very cl  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £470 / week

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from £50 / night

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Sandalwood Cottage - Blue Mountains - Wentworth Falls cottage sleeps 5

Blue Mountains / Wentworth Falls

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to Sandalwood Cottage. Sandalwood Cottage is a recently refurbished deluxe timber cottage where you can rest, relax and revitalize your senses. This charming and unique cottage has high cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and an internal staircase leading up to  …see more

from £136 / night

£736 - £818 / week

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from £136 / night

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Wisteria Studio Cottage - Mount Eden cottage sleeps 2

Auckland Region / Mount Eden

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Wisteria Studio Cottage is small but perfectly formed, warm and private. Its fully equipped and furnished including linen. The sunny private one large room includes the kitchen. The separate bathroom has a shower, vanity and toilet. A small covered deck off the main roo  …see more

from £59 / night

£353 / week

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from £59 / night

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Villa Maro 004 - Maro cottage sleeps 8

Province of Malaga / Maro

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Discover this attractive, south facing villa, located in the Natural Park of Sierra de Almijara, an idyllic landscape where silence isn't something of the past. The area is blessed with a beautiful coastline, high summits, dramatic crags, wonderfully deep ravines, delig  …see more

from £93 / night

£647 - £1509 / week

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from £93 / night

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Lovedale Cottages-Hunter Valley One bedroom [#2] - Lovedale cottage sleeps 2

Cessnock / Lovedale

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Private 1 , 2 or 3 bedroom self contained accommodation within walking distance of several award winning boutique wineries , restaurants and a day spa. The complimentary facilities include tennis, mini-golf, a 9 hole golf course, dvd`s, mini-golf and indoor heated swim  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Casita Tres with stunning views on a valley - El Perello cottage sleeps 4

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
On the domain of the finca “La Roca Blanca” you will find Casita Tres, a detached restored traditional Spanish casita (42 m2) for 4 persons. It has a terrace from where you have fantastic views over the valley and the dry river. Further it has all necessary faciliti  …see more

from £52 / night

£513 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Poor 

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Arches Spa Apartments - Pet Friendly - Robe cottage sleeps 4

South Australia / Robe

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Stay and relax in one of our spa apartments. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a Queen bed in one and 2 singles in the second bedroom. The apartment has a self contained kitchen. Private yard. We are located within 5 minutes walking distance to the town centre, beach and Ro  …see more

from £99 / night

£692 / week

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from £99 / night

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Hebe Cottage - On the Banks of Oyster Harbour - Albany cottage sleeps 6

Western Australia / Albany

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
IF YOU LOVE NATURE BASED HOLIDAYS, THIS PLACE IS FOR YOU! Kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding, skiing, swimming, fishing, crabbing, prawning, surfing, snorkelling, bird watching and bushwalking, nature has provided it all in this magical, unspoilt and enchanting place.  …see more

from £106 / night

£636 - £1153 / week

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from £106 / night

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