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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Holiday cottage rental

Swan Valley / Baskerville

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
WHETHER IT'S A ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY, a peaceful retreat, unwinding after a busy week in the City, wedding accommodation, or making a weekend of a summer concert at one of the nearby venues, spend quality time with friends and family at Baudin's Cottage.  …see more

from £295 / night

£1648 / week

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from £295 / night

(7) Very Good 

16

Holiday cottage in Australia & New Zealand

Western Australia / Denmark

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely 3 bedroom cedar cottage. 3 k's S. All cooking facilities, microwave, tv,video, dvd, PIANO, games and Books for your use, pot belly, bath & shower. Electric blankets. Inlet views. Linen included. Outdoor Setting on the verandah.we welcome everyone: yourse  …see more

from £82 / night

£573 - £696 / week

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from £82 / night

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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

£283 - £530 / week

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from £36 / 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 £94 / night

£618 / week

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from £94 / 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  …see more

from £130 / night

£589 - £1548 / week

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from £130 / night

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Kawartha Lakes / Fenelon Falls

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

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from £179 / night

£893 - £1250 / week

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from £179 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Australia & New Zealand

Hawke's Bay Region / Hastings

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Hawkes Bay, winery, animals, farm, BBQ, orchard, horse, pony, luxury We look forward to welcoming you to Hawkes Bay - our guests always leave refreshed and happy :)  …see more

from £148 / night

£589 / week

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from £148 / night

35

State of Sao Paulo / Aracoiaba Da Serra

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £183 / night

£1191 - £2381 / week

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from £183 / night

(2) Very Good 

14

Malanda holiday cottage rental

Queensland / Malanda

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The cottage is on a small property near the Crater Lakes national park, Lake Eacham. It is very quiet and comfortable. It is nestled behind a bamboo fence with views to the near by hills. It is self contained with a potbelly and out door bath to soak in natures beauty.  …see more

from £59 / night

£365 - £448 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vancouver Island / Port Renfrew

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £69 / night

£411 - £500 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Pottsville

New South Wales / Pottsville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Byron Bay, Northern Beaches, Gold Coast, Coolangatta Airport, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Pottsville, Byron BlueFest, child pet friendly, coastal getaway, short-term holiday rental, cottage on hill, surfing, fishing, environmental park, Mt. Warning, Lamington National Park,  …see more

from £109 / night

£733 - £1474 / week

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from £109 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Salir do Porto holiday cottage rental

Leiria District / Salir do Porto

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fabulous property in a delightfully unspoilt area!” A beautifully decorated and maintained property, much more spacious than expected. The kitchen is a great size with all the appliances you may require should you wish to dine at home. The garden an  …see more

from £109 / night

£763 / week

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from £109 / night

12

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 £80 / night

£556 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday cottage in Ross

Tasmania / Ross

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
The accommodation is a restored stables/carriage cottage situated behind our own c1846 heritage listed convict built sandstone house. On the Heritage Register the building was classified as a ruin. We thought it would be a shame to just let it fall down so we set abou  …see more

from £83 / night

£471 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Nova Scotia / Truro

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £81 / night

£390 / week

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from £81 / night

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Punakaiki holiday cottage rental

West Coast Region / Punakaiki

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Nikau cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage with stunning sea views, large doors (screened) face west for afternoon sun and spectacular sunsets. the cottage has a kitchenette and provides a spacious cottage for 2 couples or a family. Situated on an elevated terrace, we are on  …see more

from £148 / night

£1030 / week

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from £148 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Katikati

Bay of Plenty Region / Katikati

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Looking for a tranquil, secluded spot to relax and enjoy nature? This is it. In a rural setting away from the crowds but still very close to shops, cafes, beach and tourist attractions. Soak in the outdoor spa under the stars in complete privacy  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Australia & New Zealand holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Apollo Bay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Barham Hill Retreat is set amongst 40 acres of gum trees and is truly a place of natural beauty that we share with the native wildlife. Located just 3.5 kms from the township of Apollo Bay where you can dine, shop and explore the beautiful beaches and local markets.  …see more

from £136 / night

£948 - £1112 / week

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from £136 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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

(4) Excellent 

12

Holiday cottage in Australia & New Zealand

Hawke's Bay Region / Napier

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Quiet and comfortable cottageA BBQ and cycles are available to guests.  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage letting

Tasmania / Bruny Island

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Enjoy peaceful surroundings from the comfort of our Cottage. Explore Bruny Island riding our complimentary bicycles. Bruny Ocean Cottage is a fully self contained holiday home suitable for couples or families set in an ideal place to relax and unwind whilst on holidays  …see more

from £112 / night

£671 - £1186 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Holiday cottage in Kullu

Kullu District / Kullu

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 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  …see more

from £91 / night

£634 / week

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from £91 / night

(3) Excellent 

8

Holiday cottage in Australia & New Zealand

Greater Adelaide / Adelaide

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
2014 Award Finalist for (website hidden) and Take a Break Accommodation Guide.Norwood Place is located close to a great variety of restaurants, pubs, galleries - 1.6 km to the heart of Adelaide, the Garden (FRINGE) Botanic Gardens and Tour Down Under.The host loves Ade  …see more

from £133 / night

£971 / week

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from £133 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Pico holiday cottage rental

Azores / Pico

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
You couldn't be closer to the water's edge in our self-catering suite at the head of a slipway and old historic port, now exclusively recreational. Whether your choice is bathing in the warm, clear, Gulf Stream waters, fishing, diving or boating, it is all available rig  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 - £475 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Australia & New Zealand

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 having l  …see more

from £118 / night

£706 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Very Good 

13

Cottage rental in Milton with golf nearby

Shoalhaven / Milton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Harbour cottage is a recently refurbished holiday house in the heart of Ulladulla. Featuring new kitchen, appliances, flat screen TV's, lounge/dining room, well equiped laundry and large yard. Well located in the Ulladulla Harbour precinct and only a short walk to club  …see more

from £130 / night

£883 - £1295 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Dullstroom

Mpumalanga / Dullstroom

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
Delagoa Cottage offers guests self-catering accommodation in Dullstroom, part of the Mpumalanga Highlands Meander. Situated in the secure complex of Critchley Common Security Village, the cottage is within walking distance of Dullstroom restaurants, shops and activitie  …see more

from £52 / night

£362 / week

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from £52 / night

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Sao Miguel dos Milagres holiday cottage rental

State of Alagoas / Sao Miguel dos Milagres

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A casa Alto do Tatu tem três suítes com ar condicionado com camas king e queen, varanda ampla, piscina infinito de 10m de extensão e vista do mar, coqueiral e o Rio Tatuamunha de tirar o folego. A casa fica situada em um terreno de 5000m2 com mangueiras centenárias  …see more

from £80 / night

£556 - £1389 / week

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from £80 / night

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State of Parana / Rio Bonito do Iguacu

3 8 1 night min

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

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from £120 / night

£635 / week

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from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Alzira

Province of Valencia / Alzira

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect getaway” We had an incredible few days in Para Dos away from our hectic working lives in London. The location is really unique overlooking the orange groves and mountains in Valencia and even though it is a little tough to get to at first th  …see more

from £57 / night

£398 - £475 / week

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from £57 / night

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Huron County / Blyth

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £90 / night

£387 / week

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from £90 / night

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New Brunswick / Kingsclear

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min

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from £56 / night

£387 / week

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from £56 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Australia & New Zealand holiday cottage rental

Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and well appointed getaway cottage” I took my young daughter and friend for a few days, and we were so happy with this beautiful cottage. Perfect location for heading off to both Nelson and Kaiteriteri, or just hanging out in Mapua. The cott  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Azores / Sao Jorge

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / 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 £60 / night

£416 - £594 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Povoação holiday cottage rental

São Miguel / Povoação

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Inserted in the forest, garden and orchard this property is in the center of the village of Furnas. It is a private property with excellent sights, natural gardens, a lake and a cave. At about 5 minutes walk between the street and the house you will find supermarkets, c  …see more

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crescent Head

New South Wales / Crescent Head

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
The self-contained property has full cooking facilities and a fenced in yard set a block back from the main street. The bathroom has both a shower and bath and a separate toilet.  …see more

from £53 / night

£265 - £1153 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Gokcebel

Corum Province / Gokcebel

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
One of the highest points on the Bodrum peninsula, this hand crafted stone and wood house affords magnificent views of the Turkish coast as well as the Greek Islands from Kalimnos to Samos. Interior furnished by noted decorator. One of the most unique and beautiful Aege  …see more

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday cottage in Hubbards

Halifax Region / Hubbards

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Located right on the water. Only three steps off the deck to the beach. One of the last working fishing villages on St Margarets Bay. Fishing, swimming, biking, kayaking. Internet bbq tv close to restaurants and cafes. Lobster dinners at the local Hubbards Beach  …see more

from £105 / night

£596 / week

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from £105 / night

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