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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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lovely double room in a private house - Holon cottage sleeps 2

Tel Aviv District / Holon

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Holon is situated only ten mn from TEL AVIV by car and there are buses every 5 mn to the big town. our house is a private one with a private yard of 250m² in a very quiet area in town. we offer you a room in our house with a real double brand new bed acces to every par  …see more

from £43 / night

£240 / week

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from £43 / night

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State of Sao Paulo / Socorro

5 18 2 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £77 / night

£382 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Excellent 

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The Pig & Whistle, Burra South Australia - Burra cottage sleeps 7

South Australia / Burra

4 7 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This quaint 4 bedroom cottage located in Burra South Australia, is fully furnished with reverse cycle air-conditioning. Situated on walking trail is close to the main street for restaurants and shops. There are 3 double rooms and one single room. All linen and towels a  …see more

from £72 / night

£345 - £949 / week

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from £72 / night

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State of Parana / Cerro Azul

18 50 1 night min stay

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £35 / night

£35 / week

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from £35 / night

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High Peaks Cottages- Blackwood Family Cottage - Fumina South cottage sleeps 5

Gippsland / Fumina South

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Blackwood Cottage (2 Bedroom, Sleeps Maximum 5 Persons) This Cottage can lodge up to 5 people with a fully equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms. The main lounge area has a 47 inch LCD TV with a DVD player. Blackwood Family Cottage includes the following: Autom  …see more

from £152 / night

£1063 / week

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Oliveira de Azemeis / Carregosa

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 18 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £154 / night

£1077 / week

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from £154 / night

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

Barossa Valley / Tanunda

3 4 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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 £98 / night

£489 / week

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from £98 / night

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State of Parana / Rio Bonito do Iguacu

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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from £115 / night

£611 / week

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from £115 / night

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Guarda District / Vila Franca da Serra

2 8 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 90 km; Child friendly ;
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from £86 / night

£513 - £1052 / week

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from £86 / night

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Big Sea Views - Whitianga cottage sleeps 6

Coromandel Peninsula / Whitianga

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Big Seas Views is a recently refurbished 2 bedroom Whitianga unit. Situated right across the road from Buffalo beach, this warm and bright unit makes a comfortable holiday base for up to 6 guests! This cosy Whitianga unit has an open plan living space that flows onto de  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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from £115 / night

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Casa do Pátio - Proenca-a-Nova cottage sleeps 5

Castelo Branco District / Proenca-a-Nova

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Casa do Pátio, an ancient house made of schist stone, is located in Quinta Costa do Açude, surrounded by nature near a small river beach "Praia Fluvial do Malhadal" in Proença-a-Nova, centre of Portugal. Wild nature, Adventure and Tradition is what we can o  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 / week

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from £65 / night

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The Bunkhouse - Barry's Bay cottage sleeps 4

Ontario / Barry's Bay

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Quality one bedroom HK cottage on the beach nestled in the Madawaska Valley. This is a fabulous south facing beach front location on Negeek Lake with great swimming and 90km of boating and fishing. Enjoy 2,400 hectares of extraordinary wildlife habitat on Conroy's Ma  …see more

from £51 / night

£351 - £395 / week

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from £51 / night

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Braga District / Geres

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £45 / night

£312 / week

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from £45 / night

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Anderson Cottage - Hamilton cottage sleeps 2

Waikato Region / Hamilton

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
A unique experience awaits you when you join us on our stunningly tranquil sheep and beef farm, just 30 minutes from Hamilton and Raglan.We have renovated a 100 year old Kauri Cottage for your comfort.Relax and soak up the atmosphere. A place to really unwind with plent  …see more

from £87 / night

£403 / week

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from £87 / night

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Quaint and Sunny Country Cottage - Cortes de la Frontera cottage sleeps 3

Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park / Cortes de la Frontera

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This house is located at 0.5 km from Cortes rail station in a quiet and relaxing environment.This line will connect you with Ronda and Gibraltar in just 30 minutes. Incredible landscapes will surround you while reading in the terrace. Hiking, fishing, riding horses are  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 / week

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from £35 / night

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Calle Chumbera 13 - Fuente Alamo cottage sleeps 6

Murcia / Fuente Alamo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Private House 3 bedroom 1bathroom sleeps sixThis Casa (House) is in the very popular region of Murcia on the Costa Calida in the traditional spanish village of Los Canovas. The property sleeps six in two double rooms plus one twin room. The house is part air conditione  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 / week

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Wake up to a perfect white beach! 2 hr fr MANILA - Calatagan cottage sleeps 3

Batangas Province / Calatagan

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
The not so popular beach because we wanted it that way. Sometimes, we want to go back to the basics. Ok, not that basic. Experience a camping with posh restrooms/ shower rooms, charging stations, and guarded area. Designed for kids of all ages!The SpaceIt is a beach res  …see more

from £123 / night

£611 / week

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from £123 / night

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El Patio - Fuente de Piedra cottage sleeps 4

Province of Malaga / Fuente de Piedra

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
House with private pool in white village in Andalusia. One hour from the coast and 1.5 hours from ski slopes. Close to Ronda, Antequera, Málaga, Córdoba, Seville. Private patio with barbecue. Sleeps 4. Fully furnished and equipped. A short walk from our famous la  …see more

from £61 / night

£428 / week

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from £61 / night

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Cosy Character Bach in Sunny Gisborne NZ - Gisborne cottage sleeps 4

Gisborne Region / Gisborne

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Our quirky and little holiday bach is full of character. Situated on a country road it is still only minutes from the town and beaches. It comfortably sleeps four in a double and two high bunks. This a basic but cosy space created with love and an arty flair - a lot of  …see more

from £50 / night

£258 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Casa Mel - Silves cottage sleeps 2

Faro District / Silves

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Casa Mel offers everything you need for a self catering holiday.Being an old cottage, the thickness of the original walls help it stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, there is ceiling fans and panel heaters if necessary. There is a sunny roof terrace with ta  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage Casa Amarela - Bensafrim cottage sleeps 3

Faro District / Bensafrim

2 3 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 17 km; Swimming pool;
The cottage Casa Amarela is situated in the hilly backdrops of the Algarve in the region of Pincho. This region is a haven for nature lovers and offers excellent transport connections to the south and west coastal resorts. The Pincho region is only minutes away from the  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cottage on the Nile in Jinja - Jinja cottage sleeps 5

Eastern Region / Jinja

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: 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 £77 / night

£539 - £718 / week

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Misty Morn Cottage - Harkerville cottage sleeps 4

Plettenberg Bay / Harkerville

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The cottage is situated at the edge of the indigenous Harkerville Forest on an equestrian establishment. Offering its guests the opportunity of a secluded nature retreat the cottage is also just a 10 min drive from the beautiful beaches and town of Plettenberg Bay.The s  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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Traditional Turkish Cottage - Koycegiz cottage sleeps 4

Mugla Province / Koycegiz

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Renovated cottage in traditional Turkish style. Situated close to beautiful 54 sq km koycegiz lake in a traditional Turkish town which is popular with Turkish holiday makers and is slowly being discovered by west europeans. Ideal for those who want to experience the rea  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £275 / week

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from £40 / night

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Lake Paika Accommodation - Balranald cottage sleeps 10

New South Wales / Balranald

5 10 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Step back in time and unwind... Take a step back in time, unwind, relax and enjoy your stay in this recently reinstated natural wetland. Relax on the edge of Lake Paika with breathtaking sunsets and amazing bird life. Lake Paika Station is situated between Yanga and M  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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Guarda District / Celorico da Beira

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £171 / night

£855 / week

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from £171 / night

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ARCADIA - Solan cottage sleeps 5

Himachal Pradesh / Solan

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Located near Dagshai and facing the snow laden Churdhar range on one hand and the Barog Heights on the other, the view from Arcadia is awesome. At 5,400ft above sea level and being on the shade side this property is heaven to those looking for a cool breeze in hot summe  …see more

from £77 / night

£611 - £1680 / week

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Spacious 2 bedroom cottage amongst the vines. - Richmond cottage sleeps 5

Clarence / Richmond

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This two bedroom cottage is just under 100 square meters with a mezzanine master bedroom and open plan living. It is set among the vines of Charles Reuben Estate, a working vineyard. The quiet and secluded position in the country with full kitchen, wood heater and spa i  …see more

from £84 / night

£564 - £865 / week

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from £84 / night

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Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages - Tulbagh cottage sleeps 4

Western Cape / Tulbagh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages are situated just outside the historic town of Tulbagh on the slopes of the Saronsberg mountains just 120km from Cape Town.Newly renovated, cosy and well-equipped 2 bedroom self catering cottages, most with en-suite bathroom, spacious open  …see more

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Snails' End Cottage - Hermanus cottage sleeps 3

Overberg District / Hermanus

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Snails' End Cottage is an owner run establishment, close to the sea and many walking areas. It is situated on a quiet street and is a five minute drive from the centre of town. Close proximity to restaurants, three golf courses, shark cage diving and whale sighting bo  …see more

from £35 / night

£150 / week

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Glenbrook cottage - comfy valley cottage - Glen Davis cottage sleeps 8

New South Wales / Glen Davis

3 8 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
Comfortable relaxing cottage set on 90 acres on the slopes of the Wollemi National Park in the heart of the stunning Capertee Valley. Home consists of : - large living / dining room , 3 sofa's around wood burning stove . Air conditioning unit. - 3 reasonable sized bedro  …see more

from £138 / night

£518 / week

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from £138 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Quinta do Feonix near Tomar - Castelo de Bode cottage sleeps 4

Martinchel / Castelo de Bode

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Cottage & Garden In Central Portugal CountrysideTomar- Martinchel, Ribatejo, PortugalThe recently renovated cottage, located near the lake Castelo de Bode near Tomar, in the center of Portugal, is available for short or longer stays. The house got restored with dura  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £539 / week

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Affordable Self-Catering Accommodation - Durban cottage sleeps 12

KwaZulu-Natal / Durban

4 12 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Aloha the Hawaiian term for "' Welcome " offers a friendly homely atmosphere where all our guests are treated as part of our family. Basic and affordable 4 Self-catering units ideally situated with only a 600m walk to safe swimming/surfing beaches, 5 min drive to shop  …see more

from £12 / night

£84 / week

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from £12 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Waldara Cottage - Wangaratta cottage sleeps 2

Victoria / Wangaratta

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 280 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Our cottage is situated 280km. north of Melbourne of the Hume Highway. This well appointed cottage is at the rear of our own home and is fully fitted with all requirements for a long or short stay. There is a private outdoors swimming pool and a tennis court provided.  …see more

from £90 / night

£604 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Casinha das Papoilas - Salir do Porto cottage sleeps 7

Leiria District / Salir do Porto

3 7 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
The original old cottage has been lovingly restored and extended. Contemporary design blends with the original features of wooden beams and exposed walls. It is situated in the friendly village of Salir do Porto - just five minutes drive from the lively seaside town Sao  …see more

from £92 / night

£642 - £770 / week

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State of Sao Paulo / Valinhos

4 40 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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from £241 / night

£1146 / week

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from £241 / night

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on Sierra Plata by the magnificent Bolonia beach - Bolonia cottage sleeps 2

Province of Cadiz / Bolonia

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Cottage in the privileged area of The Strait of Gibraltar Natural Park with striking views over the Strait, Tanger and the African coastline. A peaceful retreat near Tarifa located in a rural area on the hills of Bolonia valley close to Bolonia beach. The house is su  …see more

from £60 / night

£539 - £599 / week

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A COTTAGE WITH A VIEW AT TUDOR RIDGE - Kallista cottage sleeps 4

Victoria / Kallista

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Stay with us and Step back in time in this Luxury Old English Tudor Stone Farmhouse, with Modern Conveniences, Spectacular Views and Magnificent Rural Surroundings. All within a short drive to all of the Dandenong Ranges attractions. One of the Best accommodation places  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 / week

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State of Minas Gerais / Monte Verde

5 10 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £764 / night

£5344 / week

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Wisteria Studio Cottage - Mount Eden cottage sleeps 2

Auckland Region / Mount Eden

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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 £58 / night

£345 / week

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from £58 / night

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