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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Pet Friendly Country Cottage - Hastings cottage sleeps 2

Hawke's Bay Region / Hastings

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
We have a tidy, comfortable cottage in a quiet, secluded, picturesque valley south of Hastings. It has a small, sunny patio area with outdoor table & chairs, and in summer there is a pool, and a BBQ for you to use. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a bench top oven,  …see more

from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

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Safari Lodge Karatu - Ngorongoro Conservation Area cottage sleeps 7

Arusha Region / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

9 7 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Vacation rental for comfort overnight and delicious meals while on Tanzania safari holiday. Safari Lodge can accommodate to 40 people per night, hence this is private vacation rental for family travel, honeymoon and special travel group. Travel tips for wildlife safaris  …see more

from £222 / night

£1550 / week

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from £222 / night

22

Blenheim Beach Cottage - Vincentia cottage sleeps 5

Jervis Bay / Vincentia

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Comfortable 2 bedroom beach cottage short walk from beautiful Blenheim and Nelson's beaches. The bathroom inside the house has a shower but no toilet. ** The only toilet is outside next to the laundry beyond the rear porch. There is also an outdoor shower for use after  …see more

from £112 / night

£648 - £1153 / week

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Welman Cottage Self Containted Accommodation - Launceston cottage sleeps 5

Tasmania / Launceston

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Beautifully renovated early 1900s cottage in one of the best areas of the city, with sweeping views over Launceston and down to the Tamar river, 5 mins from the CBD and 5 mins from the Launceston Aquatic ( new large indoor and out door swimming facility ). Everything yo  …see more

from £103 / night

£673 - £702 / week

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from £103 / night

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Charlotte's Honeymoon Cottage - Bellingen cottage sleeps 4

New South Wales / Bellingen

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Self contained cottage beautifully crafted with exposed rafters, polished floors, piano, leafy garden outlook and in close proximity to the interesting town of Bellingen northern New South Wales surrounded by river, forests, farmland, waterfalls, ocean beaches. Belling  …see more

from £118 / night

£589 / week

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from £118 / night

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Monte Alegre - In Alentejo's heart - Beja cottage sleeps 5

Beringel / Beja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
I bought this old small farmhouse because I fell in love with its breathtaking view of Alentejo's countryside with its rolling plains and cork trees to be seen for miles on end. Every afternoon, bands of birds dance in the sky in such a harmonic and elegant way th  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 - £604 / week

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from £61 / night

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Overnight Accommodation at Matjiesfontein - Matjiesfontein cottage sleeps 4

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 is a  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

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Bruny Vista - Kettering cottage sleeps 4

Tasmania / Kettering

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Waterfront retreat with unsurpassed views of the Tasmanian coastline. The two bedroom cottage is nestled on 5 acres of rolling pasture fringed by forest, just a 30 minutes scenic drive from Hobart.Privately located, the property overlooks Bruny Island and one of the fi  …see more

from £106 / night

£655 - £901 / week

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from £106 / night

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CANTORA sea facing traditional fishermens cottage - Old Town Esplanade cottage sleeps 3

Albufeira / Old Town Esplanade

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
Beautifully restored romantic authentic traditional 1 bedroom cottage with spectacular direct beach and sea views from the terrace overlooking the bay on the most sought after area on the esplanade in ALBUFEIRA OLD TOWN. CASA CANTORA offers guests the most perfect loca  …see more

from £70 / night

£250 - £490 / week

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from £70 / night

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CS14 CALA BARQUES 1 - Cala San Vincente cottage sleeps 4

Majorca / Cala San Vincente

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Charming reformed fisherman´s house located on the seafront at Cala Barques in Cala San Vicente. Sea front terrace with chairs and tables for al fresco dining, and sunbathing area in front of the house with sunbeds. Surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Mediterr  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £1449 / week

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from £89 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Coimbra District / Miranda do Corvo

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £332 / night

£2242 - £2673 / week

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from £332 / night

(2) Very Good 

5

State of Rio Grande do Sul / Farroupilha

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £65 / night

£401 / week

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from £65 / night

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Anketell Forest Cottages - Whaleback Cottage - Tenterfield cottage sleeps 4

New South Wales / Tenterfield

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Whaleback Cottage Nestled in a grove of boulders on the back of Whale Rock is this simply and beautifully designed one-bedroom cottage. Sleeps 1-4. Queen bed in bedroom, 2 singles in lounge. Eat-in kitchen. WBKitchen2Northern deck with views up into the valley. Eastern  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 / week

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from £94 / night

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Casa do Cais, ocean and mountain view, UNESCO. - Pico cottage sleeps 5

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 £52 / night

£363 - £483 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Casita Micas - Bedar cottage sleeps 4

Province of Almeria / Bedar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely Casita set in an idyllic location with stunning views of the mountains and the Mediterranean beyond. Just 2km from the typical Andalucian village of Bedar with several restaurants/bars, bank, chemist and other village shops.Comfortably furnished on two levels wi  …see more

from £64 / night

£450 - £595 / week

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from £64 / night

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Buderim Homestead (Self-Contained) Rest & Recharge - Buderim cottage sleeps 4

Sunshine Coast / Buderim

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Country Style accommodation in Buderim designed to Rest, Relax and Recharge. Whether you say 2 nights or 2 months; you will feel Rested, Relaxed and Recharged after your stay ‘The Homestead - Buderim’. REST:- • Rest and enjoy the privacy of your own separate en  …see more

from £57 / night

£324 / week

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from £57 / night

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El Pradillo, Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain - Trujillo cottage sleeps 4

Province of Caceres / Trujillo

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Quietly located in a 4 acre estate, but only 5 minutes' walk from the medieval town centre of Trujillo in the province of Extremadura, the cottage has sweeping views over the valley and towards the Arab castle that dominates the town. Whether you go birding, visit  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

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House near the beach with stunning garden - Barrika cottage sleeps 9

Province of Vizcaya / Barrika

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Old country house in 3000 sq mtr land, packed with all kind of fruit trees, bbq, sunbathing area and shadowy siesta spots and stunning views. It is located in Barrika a coastal village nearby beautiful beaches of Sopelana, Larrabasterra and Plentzia. Ideal for family or  …see more

from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

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Birdwing Cottage - Yungaburra cottage sleeps 6

Queensland / Yungaburra

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Set in 3Ha of forest, yet 200m from the picturesque village of Yungaburra and its fine dining restaurants, shops and all facilities. The Atherton Tablelands offers many attractions such as rainforest walks, crater lakes and abundant wildlife. One queen bedroom, one twi  …see more

from £144 / night

£819 - £1188 / week

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from £144 / night

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Tradicampo - Casa Da Talha - Nordestinho cottage sleeps 3

São Miguel / Nordestinho

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This cottage is located in the village of S. Pedro Nordestinho in the western part of Nordeste district, Sao Miguel island, Azores. A Casa Da Talha is an old country house that has been carefully restored, expanded and, therefore, adapted into the comforts of modern lif  …see more

from £61 / night

£381 - £694 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £176 / night

£2047 / week

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from £176 / night

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Longreach at Port Elliot - Port Elliot cottage sleeps 6

South Australia / Port Elliot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Located a few paces from the town center in picture perfect Port Elliot. Modern beautifully appointed, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, lock up garage. Relax at Horseshoe Bay, cycling, fishing, surfing or reading in the court yard. Short stroll to the famous Por  …see more

from £82 / night

£638 - £1024 / week

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from £82 / night

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Hat Head Cottage - Crescent Head cottage sleeps 6

New South Wales / Crescent Head

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Modern brick 2 bedroom Cottage in the heart of Hat Head, only 2 blocks from a patrolled beach and 2 blocks from the swimming creek making it fantastic for a family holiday. The corner shop is just 30m walk and the bowling club not much further than that.The main bedroom  …see more

from £50 / night

£264 / week

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from £50 / night

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Porto District / Amarante

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £154 / night

£1078 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Casa do Tabuado - Ponte de Lima cottage sleeps 6

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A short drive from the golf of Ponte de Lima, this lovely property with a private pool and private garden is set in a quiet rural area, close to the historical town of Ponte de Lima, with magnificent views over the hills. 25 minutes drive will bring you to some excellen  …see more

from £121 / night

£604 - £992 / week

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from £121 / night

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Country House "El Cabanon" - Istan cottage sleeps 8

Costa del Sol / Istan

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
At only 8 Km away from th well known Puerto Banus and 13 Km away from Marbella city center we find the country house "El Cabanon". A unique and exclusive property with spectacular views over "La Concepción" Dam.The main house,located at the upper si  …see more

from £216 / night

£863 - £1294 / week

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from £216 / night

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Potters Cottage2 - Bellingen cottage sleeps 2

New South Wales / Bellingen

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Comfortable and Convenient-8 short street- the cottage is just one minute walk the towns cafes ,shops and amenities and only a 3 minute walk to the the Bellingen river park. The cottage is very quiet and private.The cottage is fully equipped as a small home . The Kitch  …see more

from £82 / night

£498 / week

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from £82 / night

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Casa do Caseiro - Sintra cottage sleeps 4

Sintra Municipality / Sintra

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Casa do Caseiro have one bedroom (sleeps 2) (1 more in the sofa bed in living room and 1 cot) only a short 10 minute drive from Sintra Unesco World Heritage site. Built in 1945, it was originally designed as living quarters for the house and grounds keepers of the large  …see more

from £58 / night

£406 - £604 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

£535 - £1069 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Zeally Beachfront Cottage, Torquay - Torquay cottage sleeps 5

Victoria / Torquay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Zeally Cottage is a lovely cottage perfect for families looking for that perfect summer beach pad. Located just 50m from the beach, backing on to The Esplanade, and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants of Torquay. Zeally Cottage has a great sized living, di  …see more

from £148 / night

£1030 / week

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from £148 / night

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dog'n'me cottage..a gold coast charmer - Surfers Paradise cottage sleeps 5

Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
the cottage is a real charmer, light'n'airy and fully of character. Recently renovated for real family holidays with pets and kids in mind. Relax on the deck with water views with a secure yard with lawns and gardens for fur kids and real kids to explore The location i  …see more

from £129 / night

£901 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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English Garden Cottage - Motobu-cho cottage sleeps 6

Kunigami-gun / Motobu-cho

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Sakimotobu is a perfect combination of rural idyll. Verdant semi tropical hills teeming with nature spill down to the aquamarine waters of the ocean. At night you can see the sky awash with stars with the milky way clearly visible.The house, a modern white cube, sits on  …see more

from £168 / night

£1176 / week

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from £168 / night

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Quinta da Carvoeira B&B Pool & Garden sun terrace - Lousa cottage sleeps 4

Coimbra District / Lousa

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Cottage. Bedroom with private bathroom (en-suite), living room with kitchenette and sofa-bed, pergola with a lovely view over the mountains, garden and swimming pool. Located at a quiet hamlet in a valley near the ethnographic Lousã Mountain, near the city of Coimbra -  …see more

from £43 / night

£298 - £467 / week

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from £43 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Casa Pinar "La Casita" - Colmenar - Colmenar cottage sleeps 2

Province of Malaga / Colmenar

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
" La Casita " at Casa Pinar is a pretty, detached, Andalusian cottage. It is cosy and traditional, nestling in the quiet hills above Colmenar with great views. It is part of a small farm in a tranquil setting, adjoining the " Montes de Málaga " national park. The cas  …see more

from £31 / night

£194 - £250 / week

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from £31 / night

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Second Valley Settler Cottages-Matt Flinders Suite - Normanville cottage sleeps 2

South Australia / Normanville

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Two historic cottages [circa 1852] are arranged as five individual self-contained and self-catering facilities.The Capt. Matthew Flinders Suite comprises a large furnished room which includes a queen sized bed and a foldout lounge/bed. There is a kitchenette and ensuite  …see more

from £65 / night

£334 / week

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from £65 / night

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St. George's Parish / St. George

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £116 / night

£731 / week

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from £116 / night

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Overview farm - Cottage - Underberg cottage sleeps 4

KwaZulu-Natal / Underberg

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Overview Farm is a working dairy farm set in the picturesque Bushman's Nek Valley. Jersey cows graze in this stunning landscape at the foot of the dramatic Southern Drakensberg. The farm has two well-stocked trout dams, which are regularly visited by otters and Reedbuc  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Minas Gerais / Sao Roque de Minas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £58 / night

£324 - £377 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Casita Alegria Salinas Cottage - Las Salinas - Ibiza cottage sleeps 2

Ibiza / Las Salinas, Ibiza

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
This beautiful Semi-detached cottage is in a quiet area opposite the Salinas Salt Planes. It has spectacular views from the Terrace and garden that reach across the sea and as far as Es Vedra. This casita is beautifully decorated. It has a terrace that's perfect for  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £604 / week

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from £69 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Almond Cottage In Mesudiye, Datca - shared pool - Mesudiye cottage sleeps 2

Datca / Mesudiye

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Located in Mesudiye village of Datca overlooking to one of Datca's prettiest bays, Ovabuku, this self-contained, small but extremely comfortable cottage is relatively new in the market and a perfect getaway for travelers who are looking to discover the authentic beautie  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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