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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13

Holiday cottage in Byfield

Queensland / Byfield

2 9 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Byfield Creek Rainforest Retreat. If you are looking for a tropical rainforest experience which offers cabin accommodation as well as bed and breakfast accommodation then come and enjoy the hospitality of your hosts Barry and Jen. Adjoining the beautiful tr  …see more

from £94 / night

£410 - £819 / week

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from £94 / 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
The area is great for gold panning and metal detecting, bushwalking, birdwatching, or just chilling on the verandah beside the creek, a true getaway into nature with most of the modern comforts, that is to say, there is no T.V., Internet or telephone.  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Pinhao

Vila Real District / Pinhao

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This property has been a family refuge, over the past fifteen years.It's where we, together with our family and friends, shared so many important events of our lives.Unforgettable moments of happiness, fun and great emotions!IT'S UP TO YOU COMING AND ENJOY IT  …see more

from £177 / night

£1236 / week

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from £177 / night

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Tavira / Luz de Tavira

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £51 / night

£421 - £656 / week

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from £51 / night

36

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 £79 / night

£552 - £1378 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

8

Yankalilla holiday cottage rental

South Australia / Yankalilla

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A two bedroom self contained cottage situated on the beautiful Allusion Wines 30 acre property. Cabernet Cottage is quiet and peaceful but only a few minutes drive from the town of Yankalilla and the beaches at Normanville and Carickalinga..  …see more

from £91 / night

£498 / week

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from £91 / night

10

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 £104 / night

£592 / week

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from £104 / night

20

Beja District / Serpa

3 6 2 nights min

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

 …see more

from £236 / night

£1648 / week

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from £236 / night

(11) Excellent 

14

Cottage letting in Zabbar

Island of Malta / Zabbar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Holiday Let” The house was very beautiful with such lovely features from the hot tub, decor, style to the lovely outside space. In the warmer weather it would be the perfect place to stay. We chose to go in January and it was a very cold  …see more

from £93 / night

£631 - £1311 / week

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from £93 / night

10

State of Pernambuco / Camaragibe

3 20 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £91 / night

£564 - £1416 / week

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from £91 / night

(4) Very Good 

18

Holiday cottage in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Pretty in Pink” My sister and I loved our stay at the Pink Cottage, from being met by Dave at the airport and welcomed by George, to our last day. Even the workmen were courteous and considerate. Everyone we met was friendly and we felt very safe. T  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £525 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Holiday cottage in Tallebudgera

Gold Coast / Tallebudgera

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Looking for something a little different instead of one of the hundreds of high-rise apartments on the Gold Coast? Frangipani Cottage is a 1 bedroom house set within our 1 1/2 acre property in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley (12 mins to Burleigh). All about the cotta  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

38

Quebec / Coaticook

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £131 / night

£503 - £740 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

New York / Speculator

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £68 / night

£473 - £591 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Torquay

Victoria / Torquay

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
18 Beach Road is a well appointed pet friendly 5 bedroom, two bathroom single level beach house 100 metres from the boat ramp and water sport activities at Fisherman’s Beach and a short 400 metre walk through Taylor Park to the centre of Torquay. Sleeping up to 12 pe  …see more

from £246 / night

£1720 / week

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from £246 / 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 £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Luz

Faro District / Luz

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Cottage  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £725 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

9

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 £293 / night

£1638 / week

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from £293 / night

12

Holiday cottage in Katoomba

Blue Mountains / Katoomba

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
A quaint cottage filled with antiques and collectables but with all the modern comforts. This is only suited to 4 people maximum Lovely open fire and plenty of heating for those cold winter nights Split system aircon for both heating or cooling Classic clawfoot bathtu  …see more

from £115 / night

£708 / week

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from £115 / night

(12) Very Good 

26

Cottage rental in Central Algarve with golf nearby

Albufeira / Old Town Esplanade

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 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 £50 / night

£250 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

20

Cottage rental in Elvas with shared pool

Portalegre District / Elvas

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Cottage is set in the grounds of a large farmhouse with olive and citrus orchards. It is best suited to 3 adults or a family with 2 children who could be accommodated on the sofa bed. There is a swimming pool with shaded poolside area and large BBQ. Situated on the  …see more

from £31 / night

£211 - £278 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Very Good 

8

Southwest Nova Scotia / Yarmouth

2 6 3 nights min

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

 …see more

from £86 / night

£583 / week

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from £86 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Azaruja

Evora District / Azaruja

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The property, compose of two houses, is located in Azaruja, a typical village in Alentejo, 1h15 away from Lisbon, a 5 min. drive from the motorway exit and a 20 min. drive from historic Evora. The recently renovated traditional Alentejo house, designed for a couple, off  …see more

from £76 / night

£454 / week

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from £76 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Iznajar holiday cottage rental

Province of Cordoba / Iznajar

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Casa Las Eras offers the best of the rural Andalucian countryside, with its superb olive groves, and yet is close to the wonderful inland Lake of Iznajar, with its own beach. This traditional cottage, situated in the heart of the 'white village' of La Celada, Iznajar, i  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £295 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

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

£667 - £1179 / week

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from £112 / night

(24) Excellent 

29

Province of Cordoba / Luque

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £42 / night

£286 - £677 / week

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from £42 / night

20

Holiday cottage in Picton

Prince Edward County / Picton

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The 1300 SF cottage is on a 1/4 acre piece of property on Big Island, Bay of Quinte in Prince Edward County, accessible by road. It is a 15 minute drive to Picton and close to surrounding wineries, cheese makers, antique stores, galleries and nice country restaurants.  …see more

from £89 / night

£770 / week

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from £89 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Brisbane

Brisbane / Brighton Bayside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful bayside cottage, kitesurfing, fishing, cycling, stroll or take the canoe for a paddle. With great cafe's and food from around the world on your door step there's no need to go anywhere, just relax. However if you do wish to explore, there's so  …see more

from £109 / night

£740 - £986 / week

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from £109 / night

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Holiday cottage in Nyanga

Manicaland Province / Nyanga

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Mountains Views! Beautiful walks and fresh mountain air! Peace and tranquillity! Relaxation!  …see more

from £24 / night

£166 / week

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from £24 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Jinja

Eastern Region / Jinja

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Cottage with a view over the River Nile. Birdwatchers will enjoy the birds giving you a private concert at breakfast while you see the monkeys playing in the trees. As you walk out of the cottage you can catch your own fish in the river.Swim, relax and enjoy nature  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 - £706 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Anses d'Arlet / Anse a L'Ane

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £228 / night

£1597 / week

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from £228 / night

10

Holiday cottage in Queenstown

Queenstown / Dalefeild

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Our cottage is located in very special place in New Zealand. Place where you can relax, recharge your batteries, get inspired. But still about 10 minutes drive from Queenstown or Arrowtown, where you can visit lots of very good restaurants, do some shopping or choose fr  …see more

from £88 / night

£610 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Hobart holiday cottage rental

Greater Hobart / Hobart

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Recommended in Lonely Planet Guide to Tasmania as a "Must Visit" and included in the short list of Hobart's "Best Places to Stay"! Situated in a quiet, leafy street that borders Hobart's historic Battery Point and chic Sandy Bay village, Quayle Terrace offers visitor  …see more

from £135 / night

£848 - £1012 / week

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from £135 / night

10

Tumut holiday cottage rental

New South Wales / Tumut

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
4 bedrooms, Bedrooms 1 and 2 provide king size beds. Bedroom 3 provides a single bed. Bedroom 4 contains a Queen sized bed. Well-equipped galley style kitchen. Lounge, dining combined. Bathroom is fitted with a full bath, separate shower and toilet. Ensuite bathroom to  …see more

from £188 / night

£1310 - £1863 / week

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from £188 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Wilsons Promontory National Park holiday cottage rental

Gippsland / Wilsons Promontory National Park

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Great views in a lovely homely family house.” Sabrelyn Park was a great choice for the family winter getaway. We spent 6 nights enjoying the comfortable stay, and we didn't want to leave. The location is quiet with great views. Located close the Wi  …see more

from £109 / night

£758 - £1249 / week

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from £109 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Australia & New Zealand

Tasmania / Launceston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Beautifully renovated early 1920s 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 £94 / night

£562 - £702 / week

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from £94 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lisbon

Lisbon / Central Lisbon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location and hosting” Stayed at this lovely apartment in July. It had everything that I needed and was within a short walk to some great restaurants and bars, which was really buzzing. The weather was fantastic and in apartment was cool. w  …see more

from £76 / night

£463 - £648 / week

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from £76 / night

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Cottage rental in Rothbury

Cessnock / Rothbury

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Hunter Hideaway Cottages are situated just two hours north of Sydney off a pleasant country lane in the heart of the famous Hunter Valley Wine Country, Australia's premium wine growing district. Peacefully nestled amongst tall shady gum trees, the cottages  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 / week

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from £71 / 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 £80 / night

£559 / week

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from £80 / 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

£395 - £471 / week

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from £57 / night