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Winter sun breaks (7385)

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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(12) Excellent 

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Calheta holiday cottage rental

Madeira / Calheta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Vila in an amazing location.” The villa was lovely. The garden and pool were stunning , as was the view from them. Emanuel was very helpful before arrival with directions and during our stay which was unfortunately was during the fires. We l
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from £57 / night

£392 - £670 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday cottage in Tawala

Panglao / Tawala

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

8

Holiday cottage rental

Braga District / Geres

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£435 - £653 / week

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from £79 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful relaxing location” This is such a wonderful peaceful location. The house has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. Magda, Lucretia and Fernando met us at the airport and were extremely helpful, making sure that we knew where
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from £44 / night

£305 - £653 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage rental

Leiria District / Leiria

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£261 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Cottage accommodation in Napier

Hawke's Bay Region / Napier

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Accommodation exceptional, in a lovely tranquil environment .” We were very happy with this very comfortable and modern accommodation, situated in a picturesque rural and peaceful area. Surrounded by a choice of vineyards close by.
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from £200 / night

£1200 / week

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(3) Very Good 

19

Holiday cottage rental

Faro District / Boliqueime

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km

from £36 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Magnetic Island

Queensland / Magnetic Island

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£421 - £709 / week

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from £66 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage rental

Cape Town / Constantia

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday cottage in Braganca

Braganca District / Braganca

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £130 / night

£776 / week

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from £130 / night

12

Holiday cottage in Bathurst

New South Wales / Bathurst

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£547 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Holiday cottage in Nubeena

Tasmania / Nubeena

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £110 / night

£769 / week

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from £110 / night

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Huesca holiday cottage rental

Province of Huesca / Huesca

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£427 - £461 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Port Elliot

South Australia / Port Elliot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £88 / night

£634 - £1018 / week

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from £88 / night

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Cottage rental in Kololi with shared pool

Banjul Division / Kololi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £15 / night

£126 / week

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from £15 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Calheta

Madeira / Calheta

2 3 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £31 / night

£214 - £274 / week

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from £31 / night

(25) Excellent 

36

Holiday cottage in Alora

Province of Malaga / Alora

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“fabulous” Had an amazing few days,cottage was lovely,so welcoming,the pool and surroundings were to die for. great restaurants a few minutes drive away,especially El Mirador fab food,fab views. Cottage highly recommended.
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from £55 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Durban North

Durban / Durban North

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£295 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Arcos de Valdevez

Viana do Castelo District / Arcos de Valdevez

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £157 / night

£1044 - £1305 / week

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from £157 / night

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Holiday cottage in Lansdowne

Ontario / Lansdowne

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £277 / night

£1619 / week

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from £277 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Margaret River

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £233 / night

£1396 / week

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from £233 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Holiday cottage in Gilgil

Rift Valley Province / Gilgil

4 32 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £51 / night

£303 / week

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from £51 / night

6

Holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Mildura

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £79 / night

£547 / week

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from £79 / 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 £87 / night

£590 - £1500 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage rental

Braga District / Cabeceiras de Basto

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage rental

Parry Sound / Nobel

30 50 2 nights min

  • 30 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£607 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£244 - £719 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Very Good 

36

Holiday cottage in Zahora

Barbate / 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 £48 / night

£1348 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Maceira

Torres Vedras / Maceira

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£261 - £435 / week

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24

Holiday cottage in Fenelon Falls

Kawartha Lakes / Fenelon Falls

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £146 / night

£844 - £1018 / week

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from £146 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Coimbra District / Arganil

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“It was home from home but with much better views” Jane was very helpful and made us welcome, one day she showed us around the village. The house was very nice, clean and comfortable and had everything that was needed and plenty of logs for the fire.
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from £44 / night

£261 - £444 / week

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Cottage rental in Mangawhai

Northland Region / Mangawhai

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £86 / night

£512 - £838 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Very Good 

12

Holiday cottage accommodation

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

from £116 / night

£579 / week

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from £116 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Paderne

Albufeira / Paderne

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

38

Cottage rental in Ponta Do Sol

Ponta Do Sol / Canhas

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“lovely villa, generous arrivals pack good views” had excellent stay at casa Pereira made good use of the swimming pool and snooker table good location good restaurants in Calheta and Ponto do sol. Madeira is a lovely island to visit Ponto do Sol g
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from £131 / night

£914 / week

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Rio Bonito do Iguacu holiday cottage rental

State of Parana / Rio Bonito do Iguacu

1 2 60 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 60 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £462 / night

£3077 / week

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(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday cottage in Eketahuna

Tararua District / Eketahuna

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £249 / night

£1628 / week

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from £249 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Bright

Victoria / Bright

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £183 / night

£1275 / week

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from £183 / night

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Holiday cottage in Cape Town Central

Cape Town / Cape Town Central

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Las Salinas, Ibiza

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
“The best place to stay....” What a location... I visit Ibiza most summer's, and this was the first time I stayed in this Villa / location, it was perfectly located for me as it is seconds away from the best naturist beach in Ibiza, The villa was amp
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from £61 / night

£427 - £731 / week

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