Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (228143)

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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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Candolim

Bardez / Candolim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £40 / night

£250 - £840 / week

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from £40 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / El Vila Estate

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“This is a great house with good facilities and perfect for relaxing.” We were travelling with our teenage sons (and friends) and when we arrived at Saltamontes we were delighted as the house is exactly as it looked in the photographs. The house was  …see more

from £357 / night

£2495 - £6995 / week

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from £357 / night

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Holiday home in Moonta

South Australia / Moonta

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment in Ota

Tokyo / Ota

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely Neighboring Area” I booked 2 studio rooms from 22-26 Nov,15. One room for 3 pax and 2 pax on the other room. It's just nice for 2 pax. The room is very clean and it's on a 12 floor, we have a good view of area from our room. Room amenities i  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

12

Townhouse rental in El Palmar with shared pool

Panama Province / El Palmar

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £162 / night

£1017 / week

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from £162 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £81 / night

£1130 / week

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from £81 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautifully located, well maintained & very spacious villa” The villa itself is on a fairly small development on the shores of a large lagoon. There is plenty of space round each villa and the feel is very open. The development was very quiet. Th  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £1040 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Holiday Galore” It has been an absolute pleasure to stay here for the 5 weeks. A daily walk to the beach and a dip in the pool was one of our daily routines. The house is decorated to a standard and it appeared that most of the furniture and appliance  …see more

from £113 / night

£675 - £1407 / week

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from £113 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Hobart

Greater Hobart / Hobart

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £94 / night

£563 - £1016 / week

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from £94 / night

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Holiday villa in Faro

Faro District / Faro

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£653 / week

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from £84 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nuestra Senora de Jesus

Ibiza / Nuestra Senora de Jesus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Stunning Villa” Great villa in an amazing location, quiet and relaxing. Only a 5 minute drive to Jesus for provisions or 10 minutes to the outskirts of Ibiza town and larger supermarkets. 15 minutes will get you to the Marina in Ibiza t  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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State of Santa Catarina / Bombinhas

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £77 / night

£452 - £726 / week

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from £77 / night

(13) Very Good 

22

Benalmadena holiday apartment rental

Costa del Sol / Benalmadena

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“brilliant pool and location” was a bit disappointed when we first arrived but soon realised we had everything we needed with a fantastic pool and so close to restaurants beach town and train station.. we loved sitting watching everyone on their balcon  …see more

from £29 / night

£200 - £493 / week

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from £29 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Lisbon holiday apartment rental

Lisbon / Linha de Cascais

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“The view is beautiful and the flat is comfortable” The flat is comfortable with everything you need provided. There is a large terrace with a fantastic view of rooftops and the sea. It is perfectly located, close to the station with very easy access  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £335 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Isla Canela holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Isla Canela

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable homely apartment with beautiful sea view” We stayed from 15/10/11 for two weeks. The first week had glorious sunshine so we borrowed John's deck chairs to use on the beach-only two minutes' walk away. When the weather changed on the seco  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £495 / week

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from £28 / night

(36) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(89) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Fuengirola

Costa del Sol / Fuengirola

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great getaway” Stayed here multiple times superb location very high spec facilities and modern decor throughout. Highly recommend will be back again in 2017.  …see more

from £42 / night

£290 - £990 / week

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from £42 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cavelossim holiday apartment rental

Cavelossim / Mobor

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Car not necessary

from £25 / night

£175 - £230 / week

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from £25 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ban Tai

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

2 4 4 nights min

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

from £135 / night

£925 / week

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from £135 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Playa de las Americas holiday apartment rental

Playa de las Americas / Tenerife Royal Gardens

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location Location Location” This was our 3rd trip to Tenerife Royal Gardens, it is in my opinion one of the best locations in Playa de las Americas, giving you the opportunity to venture into Playa or Los Christianos. A fantastic array of shops, bars  …see more

from £46 / night

£322 - £731 / week

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from £46 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Beau Vallon holiday villa rental

Mahe Island / Beau Vallon

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £323 / night

£2259 / week

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from £323 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

Ocean Village, Gibraltar holiday apartment rental

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“This is a fabulous apartment!” We had the absolute pleasure of using this apartment for our wedding weekend in Gibraltar and from the minute we arrived we loved it! The apartment is so well equipped, immaculate and in a brilliant location in the heart  …see more

from £105 / night

£715 - £930 / week

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from £105 / night

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Tailem Bend holiday home rental

South Australia / Tailem Bend

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £185 / night

£1291 / week

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from £185 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Los Romanes with swimming pool

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“UNREAL” This villa was outstanding, could never tire of the views, just what we need for a relaxing 10 Days in the mountains. As a family we had all intentions of travelling about and exploring the area, but as the villa was so well equipped we spent  …see more

from £75 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Joseph

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£434 / week

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from £69 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Karangasem / Candidasa

1 2 2 nights min

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

from £39 / night

£268 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Casarabonela

Province of Malaga / Casarabonela

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“An ideal rural retreat” We arrived for a short stay on the 6th Jan and were amazed at the beautiful setting. The rooms were very comfortable ,lovely kitchen and a very spacious lounge with a log fire. Took in many walks and visited nearby lakes. Alt  …see more

from £240 / night

£1305 - £2392 / week

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from £240 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nai Harn

Rawai / Nai Harn

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Calis Beach

Fethiye / Calis Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa, great pool and location, superb weather!!!!!” Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely villa. From the minute we arrived for our weeks holiday to the time we left we all agreed we had a fantastic holiday Hav  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Aljezur

Faro District / Aljezur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£566 - £1131 / week

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from £79 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Apartment accommodation in Palmanova

Calvia / Palmanova

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment great location with fab views” Brilliant apartment close to the beach & all amenities one of the best apartments & balconies we've had in Palma nova views were fabulous too :-) There was nothing more you could ask for even books cd's  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £90 / night

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

2 10 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £18 / night

£261 - £1357 / week

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from £18 / night

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Kilifi holiday villa rental

Kilifi / Kilifi Creek

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Datca / Mesudiye

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£435 / week

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from £87 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Valencia

Valencia / Valencia City Centre

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location in the heart of the city yet close to excellent beach” We can only recommend Valencia and this apartment. Perfect place for couples travelling with one or two children. The apartment was well equipped, clean and tidy, the owner very  …see more

from £63 / night

£375 - £430 / week

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from £63 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Southern Province / Galle

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful stay in a Wonderful Villa” We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been more helpful and  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kampala

Kampala / Makindye /Lukuli Near Kansanga and kabalagala

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £53 / night

£424 / week

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from £53 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Seminyak with swimming pool

Seminyak / Oberoi

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa” We stayed in Villa Viona 2 for 12 days in October while celebrating my birthday and our wedding anniversary. From day one everything was perfect and had no problems at all. Roni the Manager was there to meet us on arrival at the villa  …see more

from £105 / night

£687 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded expectations” We spent Christmas and New Year in Olhao and it suited our needs perfectly. We wanted an 'away from it all', low key Christmas and we got it. Olhao is a working fishing town, full of character and characters, with a balanced mix  …see more

from £55 / night

£379 - £657 / week

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from £55 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Villamartin holiday apartment rental

Orihuela / Villamartin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Lovely place and very happy that we was able to stay here last minute and graham was very polite and helpful  …see more

from £30 / night

£130 - £290 / week

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from £30 / night