Winter sun breaks in hot destinations

Winter sun breaks (40218)

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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Ski home to rent in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Heaven on earth” This is heaven on earth to me. The location, view and cottage were all PERFECT. Clean cottage in the perfect location. It had everything you could possibly need there. Very comfortable for 3 adults. Full kitchen, easy to cook. Peacefu
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from £146 / night

£1018 / week

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from £146 / night

(4) Excellent 

51

Praia da Luz holiday villa rental

Luz / Praia da Luz

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1550 / week

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from £160 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Guia holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Guia

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£450 - £1395 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa letting

Choeng Thale / Bang Tao Beach

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just wonderful” This was quite simply the best villa our family has stayed in. The property is in a fabulous location, has enough space to comfortably accomodate 10 people and is beautifully appointed. We are counting down the days to return!
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from £233 / night

£1551 - £5427 / week

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from £233 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Alcanada holiday villa rental

Alcudia / Alcanada

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £164 / night

£1145 - £3045 / week

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from £164 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Casares

Costa del Sol / Casares

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £102 / night

£653 - £1017 / week

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from £102 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Olhos de Agua with golf nearby

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Apartment” Beautiful well equipped apartment with sea view and a short walk to the beach. Overlooking a fabulous, very clean pool area with plenty of free sun beds. The apartment is one of the best we have stayed in with very comfortable fur
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from £60 / night

£325 - £700 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

46

Villa rental in Rabat with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Rabat

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£619 - £2089 / week

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from £89 / night

(16) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Javea

Costa Blanca / Javea

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely property” This property has everything one could want for a holiday. There are plenty of facilities in the property to allow one to live as one would at home. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest beach which is bea
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from £243 / night

£1695 - £2595 / week

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from £243 / night

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Villa letting in Costa Adeje with golf nearby

Costa Adeje / Playa del Duque

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £382 / night

£4153 - £5255 / week

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from £382 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Huntsville

Muskoka District / Huntsville

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £454 / night

£4309 - £5918 / week

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from £454 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday condo in Grand Baie

Riviere du Rempart District / Grand Baie

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£1128 / week

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from £64 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Quebec / Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carre

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £215 / night

£1501 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Torquay holiday townhouse rental

Victoria / Torquay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£698 - £1280 / week

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from £88 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kalkan holiday villa rental

Kalkan / Kalamar Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa and great people” We stayed a fortnight with 4 young kids (aged from 20 months to 9 years) and the villa has plenty of room for all with some spare. Initially, we had few teething problems with the electricity and wi-fi but speedy responsi
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from £70 / night

£450 - £990 / week

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from £70 / night

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Cape Town / Constantia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(8) Excellent 

36

Villa rental in Puerto Banus with swimming pool

Marbella / Puerto Banus

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay at Puerto banus” We had a great week at the villa, it's very well oppointed,spacious and clean. The pool was big enough for a cool off and the sun terraces had plenty of room and seating for 10. The location was perfect! 7 minute walk to
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from £400 / night

£2500 - £3500 / week

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from £400 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Quorn holiday townhouse rental

Flinders Ranges / Quorn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £163 / night

£1140 / week

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from £163 / night

(5) Excellent 

39

Holiday apartment in Fuengirola

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment in great location” The apartment was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The location was good, only a short walk down to the beach and restaurants. Great views from the balcony.
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from £33 / night

£225 - £400 / week

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from £33 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Port de Pollenca

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £91 / night

£763 - £1272 / week

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from £91 / night

(16) Very Good 

17

Amarilla Golf holiday villa rental

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation with a view” Very nice modern property on the edge of the Amarilla golf complex. The property is located in a small gated development overlooking the harbour. Comfortable with everything required for a self catering break with the
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from £80 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

19

Bolnuevo holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Bolnuevo

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£234 - £382 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Speightstown

Speightstown / Heywoods

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Porto Cristo

Majorca / Porto Cristo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely apartment, in well kept complex with beautiful pool and sea view.” A very well presented & well equipped apartment, with lovely sea views in a quiet location approx. 5 minutes drive from Porto Cristo. The generous covered balcony was ideal prov
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from £75 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Studio rental in Beacon Hill,Sydney

Sydney / Beacon Hill,Sydney

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“I would highly recommend this apartment, very high standard, lovely area” One of the best studio's I have stayed in. Furnished to a high standard, situated in a safe area. Easy walking distance, for transport to Manly and City Centre. Helen went out
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from £71 / night

£293 - £351 / week

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from £71 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Mijas Centre

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Brillaint - Better than I could have wished for!” I loved this Villa as soon as I saw the pictures and thought it would be perfect for our stay! But after being there I have to say the pictures do not do it justice! There is more than enoug
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from £377 / night

£2640 - £4614 / week

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from £377 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Maleny holiday home rental

Sunshine Coast / Maleny

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £173 / night

£1018 - £1878 / week

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from £173 / night

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State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £156 / night

£776 - £5156 / week

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from £156 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Cometa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa for a family holiday” We had a lovely holiday as a family of four with two small children. The villa had everything we needed and the owners were very helpful in providing the extras we needed for our baby. Moraira is not too built up,
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from £83 / night

£575 - £1295 / week

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from £83 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grampians

Victoria / Grampians

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £146 / night

£1018 / week

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from £146 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Moraira with swimming pool, golf nearby

Moraira / Benimeit

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect Holiday” We recently stayed at the villa, we really enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave! The villa has everything you need. The pool is massive and we spent most of our time there as the sun was always over it. We made great use of t
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Ponta Delgada holiday penthouse rental

Ponta Delgada / Ponta Delgada, Azores

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £112 / night

£784 / week

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from £112 / night

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Home rental in Jubilee Pocket with swimming pool

Airlie Beach / Jubilee Pocket

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £128 / night

£896 / week

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from £128 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Atalaia holiday villa rental

Lagos / Atalaia

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious & comfortable 3 bed villa with great pool & outside space.” Fantastic villa, good location, good weather and first class service from making the booking to receiving the refund of the security deposit. The villa was spacious and comfortable w
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from £115 / night

£795 - £1935 / week

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from £115 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Kercem with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Kercem

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£712 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Olhos de Agua

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent, I'll return there” Owner very communicative and helpflul. The zone is splendid and peaceful and the house is spacious, clean, just as the advertisement said. A very good option to stay in the Algarve and spend a good time there. We'l
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from £50 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kiziltas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Memorable Holiday in a wonderful Villa” The Villa is every bit as wonderful as it looks in the pictures. Well maintained villa and gardens. I loved the views and position of the Villa . We booked the Villa for our family to celebrate our 30th Wedding
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from £68 / night

£575 - £795 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £318 / night

£2063 - £2388 / week

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from £318 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Torrevieja Area with shared pool

Torrevieja Area / Los Altos/Punta Prima

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Spanish Getaway, Great Modern Apartment” We have stayed here a few times now and would recommend anyone to go! It's a great modern Spanish apartment with a nice pool & close to shops restaurants and bars all just a short walk. The beach is just
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from £25 / night

£175 - £225 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Average 

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Lagos holiday apartment rental

Faro District / Lagos

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £9 / night

£11 - £339 / week

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from £9 / night

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