Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (228472)

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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Phu Quoc Island / Duong To

6 18 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £17 / night

£131 - £1202 / week

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from £17 / night

26

Oakbank holiday cottage rental

Adelaide Hills / Oakbank

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £134 / night

£746 - £1615 / week

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from £134 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Calonge holiday villa rental

Costa Brava / Calonge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b  …see more

from £140 / night

£566 - £1566 / week

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from £140 / night

(11) Excellent 

65

Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Laguna

Phuket / Laguna

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury in Paradise” Quality from start to finish the villa has everything you could possibly need to make your stay truly enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious enough not only for 3 en-suite bedrooms, but also separate dining room and lounge, well  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 - £1260 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Boliqueime

Faro District / Boliqueime

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£413 - £1236 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Studio rental in Russell

Bay of Islands / Russell

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Our visit in May 2014 was a vacation my wife and I will never forget” My wife and I cannot begin to thank Al & Cindy Pagel enough for for helping make our visit to New Zealand one of the best holidays we have ever taken. Our accommodations at the hous  …see more

from £101 / night

£605 - £678 / week

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from £101 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Devonport

Auckland Region / Devonport

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Place to stay” We had a great time there. After booking for the beginning of our jouney we came back for the last days auf our trip, because it is a great place to enjoy AKL. The ferry is close. Beach and waterfront-walk. Nice Cafés just 2 block  …see more

from £52 / night

£378 - £532 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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El Paraiso, Marbella holiday townhouse rental

Marbella / El Paraiso, Marbella

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Well maintained beautiful peaceful property” This is a lovely small quiet complex. The accomadation is of a very high standard and the grounds are execptionally well maintained. A plus for us was that it was quite quiet but people with smaller kids ma  …see more

from £87 / night

£566 - £848 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Very Good 

40

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Playa Blanca / Red Mountain, Playa Blanca

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful, spacious villa with fantastic pool and incredible views” We have just returned from a wonderful stay in this villa and we honestly could not fault it. It definitely has the "Wow Factor" and was spotless and very well presented. Super larg  …see more

from £464 / night

£3245 - £4645 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Conil

Lanzarote / Conil

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” Really enjoyed our week here. Lovely villa with lots of nice touches. Nice pool, comfy sun loungers. Really good hot tub, great fun at night looking at the stars whilst in the tub! Fire pit area was really nice too - used that a couple of  …see more

from £160 / night

£1090 - £1690 / week

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from £160 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Sepang

Sepang / Bagan Lalang

1 3 1 night min

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

from £73 / night

£484 / week

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from £73 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vejer de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Vejer de la Frontera

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely in love with this place!” Knowing the area well, I have to say that it is unlikely to find a more comfortable and peaceful accommodation than this one. Sitting outside in the garden next to the lovely pool, the only sounds we could hear cam  …see more

from £131 / night

£870 - £1496 / week

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from £131 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Viana do Castelo District / Paredes de Coura

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £57 / night

£348 - £896 / week

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from £57 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje / El Duque

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Lovli position 10 mins walk to beach at el duque and many great restaurants. Apt was lovli and clean could do with updating outside table chairs /sunbeds but perfectly adequate. The bed is not attached to head board and moved a lot so would of pr  …see more

from £43 / night

£299 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas / Mijas Pueblo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment on edge of beautiful village.” Good sized apartment for family of 4 with a terrific large balcony ,ensuring stunning views to the coast. Owner [ Catherine } was very helpful and most accommodating , Would certainly recommend this pro  …see more

from £56 / night

£392 - £518 / week

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from £56 / night

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Holiday chalet in Coromandel

Coromandel Peninsula / Coromandel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£574 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in M'Hamid

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / M'Hamid

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £57 / night

£396 / week

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from £57 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St. Paul's Bay

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £37 / night

£253 - £667 / week

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from £37 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mirissa

Southern Province / Mirissa

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£356 - £3380 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Padang Mat Sirat

Kedah / Padang Mat Sirat

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, tennis court in Picassent

Province of Valencia / Picassent

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £227 / night

£305 - £2566 / week

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from £227 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Chaweng / Chaweng Noi

Studio 2 5 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £27 / night

£183 / week

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from £27 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Estepona / El Campanario

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Highly Enjoyable Stay” The apartment was very clean and well equipped, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space for the five adults in our group. The pool areas are beautiful but would be even better if there were some parasols to provide a little shad  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cabanas

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £48 / night

£257 - £761 / week

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from £48 / night

(19) Very Good 

13

Holiday apartment in Xlendi

Island of Gozo / Xlendi

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“In safe hands” I booked this apartment for three weeks for my three children and partners .Each couple stayed on separate weeks .Denise was helpful from the start of the booking right through to the last couple being transported back to the Airport .A  …see more

from £26 / night

£177 - £335 / week

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from £26 / night

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Littoral Department / Cotonou

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £21 / night

£139 - £218 / week

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from £21 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Puerto Banus / Puerto Banus Centre

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Mrs” From beginning making enquiry to rent to the day we left everything has been fantastic. The apartment was clean, modern everything you need to live like a Banus native for a week and with a view to die for. There is a small balcony which looks ri  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1750 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nai Harn

Rawai / Nai Harn

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £42 / night

£293 / week

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from £42 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Finestrat holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Finestrat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!!” We were met at the apartment by Yvonne, who showed us around and how everything worked. There were no long lists of rules. The only thing which was asked of us was to close the shutters when we went out. There was everything we needed an  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Blackmans Bay

Tasmania / Blackmans Bay

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £85 / night

£591 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Naxxar

Island of Malta / Naxxar

3 9 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Truly Amazing- would recommend to anyone!” My family and I stayed at Villa Elma for two weeks and what a brilliant two weeks they were! On arrival to the property, we were greeted by the host who showed us around the accomodation and gave us additiona  …see more

from £348 / night

£2435 - £2783 / week

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from £348 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday finca in Sant Pere de Ribes

Province of Barcelona / Sant Pere de Ribes

1 5 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Spectacular hide away” From beginning to end our stay at Casa Alex was brilliant. From being greeted by Tom after our long journey - to being shown the nearby town by the wonderul Dominique, this holiday was perfect. The house is stunning. In the midd  …see more

from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Jomtien Beach

Pattaya / Jomtien Beach

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £15 / night

£96 - £113 / week

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from £15 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Faro Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A villa with everything you need for a fantastic holiday and more!!” If you are looking for a villa that has style and class with a homely feel then look no further. We have stayed in many villas in our time and this is one of the best. It is beautifu  …see more

from £135 / night

£945 - £1410 / week

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from £135 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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El Fondó de les Neus holiday villa rental

El Fondó de les Neus / Montanosa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £45 / night

£310 - £610 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Meia Praia

Lagos / Meia Praia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Nice clean complex” This is a family friendly safe complex. Spacious units. Good swimming pools.Clean areas Gardens beautifully maintained. A little far out from town but walkable. Needs air conditioning.Lovely holiday.  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £985 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Los Cristianos / Playa de los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Excellent” We stayed from 25th Oct -1st Nov, the booking process was very easy, you will receive a document with details of where to meet the owner's mum, Mary, for the keys. Both Ismael and his mum speak great English! (Taxi from the airport cost u  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Lagos holiday villa rental

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fantastic villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the adults enjoyed relaxing on the sun  …see more

from £128 / night

£896 - £1820 / week

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from £128 / night