Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (6990)

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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18

Cottage letting in Port Renfrew

Vancouver Island / Port Renfrew

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £188 / night

£1316 / week

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from £188 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Parkside

Adelaide / Parkside

3 11 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £89 / night

£600 - £1527 / week

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from £89 / night

10

Holiday cottage in Naivasha

Rift Valley Province / Naivasha

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Very Good 

26

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £59 / night

£410 - £588 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Ribeira Alta

Silves / Ribeira Alta

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“All Mod Cons... Very comfortable...” Great Villa's set in quiet (excluding cockerals) rural location. 3-4 miles from nearest village and several great restaurants (Algoz). Very traditional Bar restaurant (Ribalta) 5-10 mins walk...
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from £50 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Priorat

Province of Tarragona / Priorat

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“Secluded quiet paradise” Adam and Karen greeted us with a waving flashlight from the roadside and warm welcoming smiles. The sun had gone down a few hours earlier but their directions were faultless. A quick tour of the lighting switches and it felt l
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from £60 / night

£375 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Holiday cottage with swimming pool, golf nearby in Wangaratta

Victoria / Wangaratta

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 280 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £92 / night

£618 / week

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from £92 / night

9

Holiday cottage in Braganca

Braganca District / Braganca

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £127 / night

£757 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Healesville

Yarra Valley / Healesville

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £137 / night

£811 / week

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from £137 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Montville holiday cottage rental

Sunshine Coast / Montville

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £174 / night

£1177 / week

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from £174 / night

(2) Excellent 

31

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Comporta

Setubal District / Comporta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Delightful and secluded traditional cottage, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.” Four of us spent a relaxing fortnight in this lovely little cottage, tucked away down a track. The thick walls kept the house nice and cool in the heat and
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from £72 / night

£580 - £925 / week

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from £72 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Apollo Bay 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

from £137 / night

£953 - £1119 / week

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from £137 / night

(9) Very Good 

26

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Lubrin

Province of Almeria / Lubrin

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Peaceful location with lots of walks” We were a bit early for the pool but cottage was equipped with a log burner and was very cosy in the cooler evenings. We were well looked after and enjoyed our stay. Very peaceful.
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from £47 / night

£325 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Greater Perth / Fremantle

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £77 / night

£483 - £518 / week

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from £77 / night

(17) Very Good 

29

Holiday cottage in Zahora

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in perfect location!” I'm a little reluctant to write this review only because I don't really want too many people to find out about this place! In our opinion Zahora is a little bit of paradise - a beautiful family friendly beach where
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from £47 / night

£1145 - £1314 / week

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from £47 / night

24

Holiday cottage rental

Blue Mountains / Katoomba

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / 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

from £83 / night

£471 - £800 / week

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from £83 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Tortosa holiday cottage rental

Terres de l'Ebre / Tortosa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£200 - £560 / week

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from £30 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in El Chorro

Province of Malaga / El Chorro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£490 - £910 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Warragul holiday cottage rental

Gippsland / Warragul

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £103 / night

£680 / week

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from £103 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Pemberton

Western Australia / Pemberton

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Cosy & comfortable weekend away” My family (including fur babies) and I decided to spend a weekend away from the city and recharge our batteries at Treenridge Estate. The accommodation was beautiful and cosy and Anna & Mike made us all feel very welco
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from £148 / night

£1030 / week

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from £148 / 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 £85 / night

£505 - £1244 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Kettering

Tasmania / Kettering

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £107 / night

£663 - £912 / week

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from £107 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Berry holiday cottage rental

Shoalhaven / Berry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Air conditioning

from £166 / night

£1066 / week

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from £166 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Cottage rental in Nairobi

Nairobi / Karen

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £137 / night

£821 / week

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from £137 / night

24

Southern District / Eilat

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £295 / night

£2101 / week

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from £295 / night

19

State of Sao Paulo / Socorro

5 17 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £157 / night

£1094 / week

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from £157 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday cottage in Orange

New South Wales / Orange

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£648 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

38

Pennyroyal holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Pennyroyal

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £212 / night

£1483 / week

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from £212 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Vilanculos holiday cottage let

Inhambane Province / Vilanculos

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £86 / night

£602 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

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
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £26 / night

£178 - £356 / week

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from £26 / night

27

Calheta / Faja da Ovelha

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £327 / week

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from £36 / night

33

Collado de Andrin holiday cottage rental

Asturias / Collado de Andrin

2 4 4 nights min

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

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

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Kommetjie holiday cottage rental

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £86 / night

£597 / week

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from £86 / night

10

Holiday cottage in Hill End

New South Wales / Hill End

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £89 / night

£618 / week

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from £89 / night

(6) Excellent 

13

Cottage rental in Oberon

Blue Mountains / Oberon

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£736 / week

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from £115 / night

(8) Excellent 

38

Ponta Do Sol / Canhas

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / 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

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £53 / night

£265 / week

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from £53 / night

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