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Chateau rent

French chateau rent can be surprisingly cost effective. Chateau rentals ranging from 6 bedroom chateau for 14 to a 12 bedroom chateau for 25 people. We offer everything from cottages to castles and it is surprising to see that sometimes a seemingly luxurious holiday chateau in France can work out far cheaper per head than a modest holiday villa in most countries. Many of our chateau for let have private pool and tennis and are the most popular of our chateau rentals. Chateau hire is increasingly in demand for special occasion holidays but they do tend...


Golf villas

Golf villas from Villas Worldwide are superb self catering villas with pools, ideal for families or groups of friends wishing to enjoy a pleasurable holiday and play golf with the ultimate convenience.In this selection we feature golf holiday villas which have easy access to golf courses to allow you to find that ideal golfing break, including this unique villa in France which has a private compact golf course VID24 La Chatronnie.Golfing in the Algarve and southern Spain is particularly conducive to a golf villa style holiday as many are built around...


Sea view villas

Villas with sea views are highly sought after and it's no wonder when you look at what's on offer in our fabulous selection of sea view villas. In France its Corsica and the Cote d'Azur which are the hot spots for cliff top villas overlooking clear blue seas. Coastal accommodation is rare and needs to be booked early, particularly popular is the Algarve in Portugal along with the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava in Spain which offer dramatic views of the Mediterranean. The mountainous Greek island of Crete is blessed with spectacular vistas and there are...


Beach villas

Beach villa holidays offer a lifestyle which is wonderfully relaxed, forget about the car just wander down to the sea and sand when you feel like it and slip back to the comfort of your villa when it suits you.Beachside villas with their own private swimming pools are very highly sought after and we strongly recommend you book early (before Christmas for July/August holidays) to avoid disappointment if your' wanting the ultimate beach villa...


Fishing villas

Amongst our wide range of villas we have a number of properties which are particularly well appointed for angling holidays. From villas with their own private lakes, properties on the coast with shore side gardens, to villas on rivers or simply houses close to fishing grounds we have something for corse fisherman and sea anglers alike. If its carpe fishing your interested in or fly fishing in mountain rivers we can provide you with the additional information you require to make the right choice of villa where you can enjoy a family holiday and your...


Ski chalets

Ski chalets in the French alpine resorts of Alp d'Huez, Les Deux Alps, Chamonix, Les Houches, Méribel, Courchevel, Val d'Isère, La Plagne, Saint Martin de Belleville, La Rosière and Tignes Les Brévières.Most of our ski accommodation is near ski lifts and facilities.If you require an airport transfer we suggest our preferred partner...


Secluded villas

Listed here are independent villas which are particularly private and are not overlooked by neighbouring properties. Seclusion and privacy can really help you relax and enjoy your villa holiday.When determining if a villa is secluded we concern ourselves particularly with the pool area as that is the most important to most people. Exceptionally private villas are sometimes more isolated.If you would like more information on the degree of seclusion and privacy first check the villa description then contact us if you require further clarification.Select a...


Lakeside villas

We have a range of lovely lakes villas in beautiful settings.The Italian lakes in the north of the country are well known but there are other less known gems in the south. We have villas on the shores of lake Bracchiano near Rome and lake Trasimeno in Umbria. The Spanish hills of Catalonia boast a number of stunning waterways and there are others on smaller equally tranquil lakes.Select a villa by the waterside of a lake to suit you from the choice...


Large villas

This is our selection of villas sleeping more than 14 people. If you are looking for a large villa in the late Autumn or early Spring or even a Christmas villa then the chances are we have what your looking for. We have everything from big villas to large cottages, chateau and manor rental but do remember they book early, often up to a year in advance for the peak periods. Select a villa to suit you from the choice...


Tennis villas

Listed here are villas which have a tennis court of their own in the grounds of the property. The court is for the exclusive use of the occupants of the villa. Many of our villas are located near to towns or villages which have communal tennis facilities so if you don't mind sharing then just check on the property description to see where the nearest one is. Select a villa to suit you from the choice...


Luxury villas

Are you looking for something special? Whether it's a super modern luxury Brittany villa or a sumptuous historic chateau rental in the Dordogne, or a luxury ski chalet, we have what you are looking for.This selection is comprised purely of luxury villas to which we have allocated a five star classification. From our wide experience of what is available on the luxury holiday rental market these 5 star villas and luxurious chalets are in overall terms the crème de la crème.Quality, luxury villas, gites and chalets such as these do tend to...


Unusual, special villas

We have a superb selection of exotic, unusual properties which are hard to categorise but which are undoubtedly distinct.Here is a list of unusual, special villas such as olive mill conversions, art deco villas, water mills and palaces for rent. We even have a superb fortified property on a private island. If you like the idea of an unusual villa holiday try our selection of high quality, unusual properties for rent.The selection is quite arbitrary and of course influenced by what we consider to be out of the ordinary. We hope it helps you find...


Air conditioned villas

Listed here are villas which have air conditioning in the house. Refer to the villa description to see what air conditioning facilities are available as sometimes it is in the whole villa other just in the bedrooms and so on. In the main our properties are well insulated and suitably adapted for a hot climate so with appropriate use of shutters you probably won't need air con. However, particularly if you have a very small baby or an accompanying elderly adult an air conditioner in your villa may well be worth...


Recommended villas

Our recommended villas selection draws together all those villas which we and our clients feel are particularly special allowing you to view the pick of the bunch all together. Coup de Coeur is a French expression which encapsulates the nature of this grouping, translated literally as touch the heart yet really meaning that they are...


Special offers

Our villas, ski chalets and apartments are already very well priced but occasionally circumstances arise which encourage our owners to make dramatic villa reductions and for what they are, they become cheap villas, ski chalets and apartments. This is where we feature them.SAVE hundreds of pounds on our 2014 early booking villa offers. We have some great cheap villa deals for holidays traveling during the summer of 2014. Use the search filter to see our fabulous booking deals as they come online for villas, ski chalets and apartments in France, Portugal,...


Sauna villas

Listed here are villas with their own private saunas. This is a super facility to have and can be particularly useful in the out of season periods. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your search to a particular country or...


Handicapped access villas

Listed here are villas with their good access for handicapped persons where there is a ground floor bedroom and bathroom along with reasonable if sometimes circuitous access to the pool area. This is our own impression and is not given from a qualified viewpoint. Clarification should be sought for specific needs. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Elevated setting villas

Villas located in an elevated setting, commanding stunning views, are particularly wonderful and here we have grouped together those villas falling into that category. So if a villa is on a hill side and enjoys splendid views of the surrounding countryside or the sea you will find it in this selection. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Heated pool villas

Villas with heated swimming pools are really worthwhile when holidaying out of season or in areas which have great weather but are prone to the occasional cool day. We have a fantastic range of villas with pool heating and there is something particularly luxurious about knowing that your holiday swimming pool will be at just the right temperature. There is sometimes an extra charge for the pool heating - ask for details. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or region, e.g....


Jacuzzi villas

Villas with Jacuzzi are lovely for relaxing on a warm summers day and go a long way to helping you unwind on your holiday. Check out our superb range of villas with Jacuzzis and look forward to chilling out in the hot tub. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Infinity pool villas

Villas with infinity pools offer an extra dimension to the enjoyment of your holiday home. What is an infinity pool you may well ask. Well its when one side of the pool cascades over the pool side causing a sleek effect and a small waterfall noise. Infinity pools are both relaxing due to the waterfall effect and often spectacular, particularly when the pool overlooks the sea or a lake. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Steps into pool villas

Villas with steps leading into the pool are particularly useful for families with young children or for people with restricted mobility. Even non swimmers can enjoy sitting on the pool steps on a hot day. Our villas with pool steps collection does not specify the exact nature of the steps so if you have a particular requirement do check. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Large grounds villas

Villas with large grounds are great for families with children who want to run around, play ball games and so on. Many of our villas have huge grounds so you do need to bear in mind that not all of it is manicured garden ! Look out for lawned areas described in the villa write up and take a look at the corresponding photographs along with the square metres of grounds listed in the Fact file for each villa. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Modern villas

Modern villas are great, you usually have all the mod cons and the latest equipment. Although not a strict rule we try to select our modern villas on the basis of construction within the last five years. In many ways a modern villa is a safe bet, particularly if you are not so interested in a countries architectural style and traditional furnishings. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Walk to cafe villas

Walk to café villas are so pleasant on the continent, particularly if you enjoy wandering along for an early morning coffee and mingling with the locals or perhaps enjoying an aperitif or two before supper! And the great thing is that children are welcome so they can enjoy an orangina or a citron presse or something equally memorable! We define our walk to café villas as a property within a kilometer of the nearest café. No judgement is made of the café itself or the nature of the walk. Select a villa to suit you from the...


Walk to restaurant villas

Walk to restaurant villas are very convenient if you like to eat out rather than cook every night and would prefer to have a break from driving. We define our walk to restaurant villas as a property within a kilometer of the nearest restaurant. No judgement is made of the restaurant itself or the nature of the walk. We may be able to offer an opinion on the restaurant based on personal experience or views of our previous clients - so do ask! Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular...


Walk to shops villas

Walk to shops villas are very handy, particularly if you would prefer to have a break from driving. We define our walk to shops villas as a property within a kilometer of the nearest general store. No judgement is made of the shop itself or the nature of the walk. We may be able to offer an opinion on the shop based on personal experience or views of our previous clients - so do ask! Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Peaceful villas

Peaceful villas are ideal if what you mainly want is to relax undisturbed whilst on holiday. Escape from the hustle and bustle and recharge your batteries in a tranquil property. We are careful in our selection of villas to avoid obvious inconveniences such as main roads, train lines and airports. However some villas are located such that they exude tranquility and are particularly calm. There is never any guarantee of complete tranquility anywhere but in a selected peaceful villa there is every chance you will have the relaxing holiday you deserve....


Enclosed garden villas

Enclosed garden villas are particularly suitable for families with young children. Choose a villa with a fenced or walled garden and you can relax secure in the knowledge that your children will not wander off in a country where they may have communication difficulties. We define our enclosed garden villas as properties where the grounds are essentially hedged, fenced or walled with a closable gate. There is no guarantee that the perimeter will be 100% secure but generally speaking the grounds are enclosed. Select a villa to suit you from the choice...


Fenced pool villas

Fenced pool villas are particularly suitable for families with young children. Choose a villa with a fenced pool and you can relax secure in the knowledge that your children will not wander into the pool by accident. Parents will still need to remain alert as children can climb fences!We define our safe enclosed pool villas as properties where the pool is fenced or walled with a closable security gate. In many properties, particularly French luxury gites accommodation, there are security pool alarms which operate by infra red beams or water...


Pets allowed villas

Pets allowed villas are properties which will usually permit family pets to be brought on holiday. We have a large number of properties which allow pets. By pets we generally mean cats and dogs. In all cases it is necessary to request in advance if a particular pet will be permitted. Even if a villa is listed as allowing pets this is always at the owner's discretion. Occasionally there is a nominal charge for pets. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Large pool villas

Large pool villas are wonderful if you enjoy a really good swim and want to put in some distance without needing to turn so regularly. They are also particularly useful if you have a large property whereby more people wil be wanting to use the pool simultaneously. Large pool villas are generally defined as a villa with a swimming pool which is larger than 10 metres long. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


No smoking villas

No smoking holiday rental accommodation is becoming increasingly common as the general fashion of non smoking spreads worldwide.No smoking villas, chalets and luxury apartments are generally defined as accommodation which the owner has designated as non smoking. There can be no guarantee that nobody has smoked in the property but as a general rule smoking is not allowed.Select a villa, chalet or luxury apartment to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a...


River villas

River villas are properties which either have a river running through the grounds or have a river within a kilometre. Rivers can be really enjoyable both for swimming and fishing or simply for looking at. On the continent most of the rivers are clean and in the summer they are often pleasantly warm and teaming with fish. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Billiards villas

Billiards villas are properties which have either a billiards table or a snooker table. It is so nice to have a billiards table in your own villa particularly in larger properties where everyone can join in mini competitions. Billiards and snooker tables can vary in size and quality and in some cases, such as many French versions there are no pockets as the game is played completely differently. So if you are particular about what you want to play on then do ask for clarification. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool...


Table tennis villas

Table tennis villas are properties which have a table tennis table either indoors or outside Both children and adults alike enjoy playing table tennis and this can be a really nice activity to have at your villa. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Gym villas

Gym villas are properties which have either a designated gym room or apparatus which can be used for exercising. You are on holiday but sometimes that is just the time to kick off a new fitness regime or you may just want to carry on your regular routine. Gym equipment varies enormously so if you are particular about your requirements then do ask for clarification as to what is on offer. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Heatable pool villas

Villas with heatable swimming pools are really worthwhile when holidaying out of season or in areas which have great weather but are prone to the occasional cool day. The advantage of a heatable pool is that you can choose if you want the pool heated or not. We have a fantastic range of villas with pool which can be heated and there is something particularly luxurious about knowing that your holiday swimming pool will be at just the right temperature. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a...


Honeymoon villas

Honeymoon villas are those properties of ours which have been used and approved by couples on honeymoon. Often they are nice and secluded and in particularly scenic settings, ideal for a romantic holiday, or a valentine holiday villa break.We have not made this selection ourselves but have noted the trends of our clients. Everyone is different and has their own idea as to what is appropriate for such an exciting and special occasion as a honeymoon or a romantic holiday. We hope this selection helps you choose.Select a villa, gite or cottage to suit you...


Indoor pool villas

Villas with indoor swimming pools are really worthwhile when holidaying out of season or in areas which have great weather but are prone to the occasional cool day and if you have small children a private covered pool can make all the difference even in July and August.We have a fantastic range of villas with indoor pool which are often heated and there is something particularly luxurious about knowing that you can swim whatever the weather.Select a villa or home with a covered swimming pool to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to...


Summer kitchen villas

Villas with summer kitchens are great if you like to cook outdoors. On a warm summer evening this can be particularly pleasant and no one is left stuck indoors. We have a fantastic range of villas with summer kitchens which are generally defined as having a sink, hob and fridge. Many are very comprehensively equipped and even have dishwashers - do ask for details. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Cheap villas

Cheap villas can offer an excellent holiday break and here we have our best value selection. We have a fantastic range of cheap villas which are defined as being particularly good value for what they are. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Ground floor bedroom and bathroom facilities villas

Listed here are villas with bedroom and bathroom facilities on the ground floor. These properties are particularly suited to clients who have members in the party who don't wish to negotiate stairs. We have selected villas with bedrooms and bathroom facilities on the ground floor. However you will need to check the exact configuration of the bedroom i.e. if it's a double or a twin etc. and if there is a bathroom or shower room. Select a villa to suit you from the choice below or use the search tool to refine your options to a particular country or...


Budget villas - Up to £500

If you are operating to a budget, use the search tool below to find a selection of villas which fall into your holiday...


Budget villas - £500 to £1000

If you are operating to a budget, use the search tool below to find a selection of villas which fall into your holiday...


Budget villas - £1000 to £2000

If you are operating to a budget, use the search tool below to find a selection of villas which fall into your holiday...


Budget villas - £2000 to £3000

If you are operating to a budget, use the search tool below to find a selection of villas which fall into your holiday...


Budget villas - £3000 +

If you are operating to a budget, use the search tool below to find a selection of villas which fall into your holiday...


Waterside villas

Do you like the idea of being able to walk out of the door of your villa in your swimming gear, strolling to the end of your garden and taking a dip in the sea? Well if you do we have the villa for you. Listed here are waterside villas which have direct access to the sea from the grounds of the property. The sea access length and accessibility can vary and sometimes involve communal pathways, you should ask for details. This is our own interpretation of waterfront villas and sea access and we hope it matches most people's idea of such a concept.Select a...


Islands in the sun

Island villa holidays have a particular magic which comes with the knowledge that you are surrounded by the sea and there is only so far you can travel. The island mentality and way of life is much slower and more relaxed and surprisingly addictive, in a busy world it's so nice to kick back and chill out along with the rhythm of the island. So to make your search easier here we have grouped those villas which reside on islands in the countries around the world which we feature in our program. Many Villas Worldwide clients are attracted to our villas on...


Internet villas

Villas with internet access are becoming increasing in demand as more and more people continue to use the web for both work and pleasure whilst on holiday. Here is our selection of internet villas.France, Italy and Spain have for some time been at the forefront of provision of internet access and in many cases wi-fi is becoming common. Gradually other European countries such as Greece and Portugal are catching up as owners recognize the considerable demand for internet services. Web access is even becoming available in our long haul destinations...


Sailing villas

Sailing clubs and sailing schools are increasing popular with villa holidaymakers and many of our villas are on the coast and within access of facilities where you can hire or launch sailing boats and take lessons or partake in club activities. Sailing villas listed in this selection are either within walking distance or at most five kilometers from the villa, this is detailed further on the main villa details.France in particular is a great sailing nation rather like the UK and in regions such as southern Brittany there are excellent facilities such as...


Catered luxury villas

Catered luxury villas in France, Spain, Greece and Bali are listed here. These are villas where a chef is included or available for an additional fee so that you can make the most of your precious holiday time without the chore of catering.The catered luxury villa personnel are nearly always locals and in most cases they have provided a catering service at the villa for a number of years. You can determine how you wish to dine, sometimes you may require something simple and others a gourmet dinner.Whilst the majority of our villas are self catering...


Winter sun villas

Winter sun villas offer the perfect opportunity to break up the monotony of the cold winter weather of Europe and America and recharge the batteries in the warm sunshine of the tropics.There is something particularly satisfying about basking by the pool of a winter sun villa whilst reflecting on how horrible the weather most likely is at home, its only natural to feel that little bit smug. It's true that to find a winter sun villa which is likely to guarantee really warm weather you do need to travel at least eight hours by plane. Within that radius you...


Luxury catered ski chalets in France

The catering staff provided are fully versed in the requirements of a catered ski chalet so you can be sure that you will enjoy excellent food which is ideally suited to the winter ski environment.We have a range of chalets which offer this catering service with the very top of the range being the MONCO1460 in Courchevel which even has its own private, heated swimming pool and fully equipped gym.Let us know if you would like to engage the services of a cook in your ski chalet and we will advise the price per week. There is no doubt that it's wonderful...


Piano villas

Piano villas are much sought after by those who are used to having a piano at home and find that it adds to their enjoyment of a villa holiday. It is also very useful for children who are working through their piano grades to have a piano in the villa so that they can continue, uninterrupted what is often a daily routine of practice.A villa with piano can be hard to pick out so we have saved you the trouble by grouping together all the villas with piano from our selection of over 1,000 villas in the various countries in which we operate. Use the search...


Villas for tots

Villas for tots are villas which we consider to be toddler, child and baby friendly villas. Villas which are suitably adapted for infants can be hard to pick out so here we have selected a range of holiday tots villas, cottages, chateaux and gites where there is even a free cot available.Travel cots, cribs or baby beds can be cumbersome things to carry in your car let alone take on a plane, especially in this day and age where excess luggage is heavily penalized. We encourage all our owners to provide cots and high chairs and as many accessories for...


Ski from door chalets

Ski from door chalets and ski from door apartments are highly desirable as you have direct access to the ski slopes without having to take a lift or get the ski bus.In this category we have grouped all of our luxury chalet and luxury chalet apartment accommodation where you have direct access to the ski slopes. In many cases you can ski-in and ski-out of the chalet accommodation or there is just a short walk before you can clip on your skis or snow board.Whilst ski resorts in general are well geared up these days with integrated bus and lifts so you can...


Lifts chalets

Lifts chalets are those luxury chalets and luxury apartments from our fabulous selection which are within walking distance of the ski lifts.As anyone who has tried it will tell you walking with ski boots on is no fun although it has to be said it's a whole lot easier with snow board boots. So picking a sensible distance which can be acceptable to all parties has led us to decide on a maximum of 500 metres when defining our Lifts chalets and lifts apartments featured here.Skiing and snowboarding are amazing sports but it is no fun having to lug your gear...


Ski school chalets

Ski school chalets are those luxury self catering ski chalets and luxury apartments from our fabulous selection where you can walk from your accommodation to the ski school.Ski schools vary and most resorts have a number of "ecoles de ski" which are adapted for different types of skier and different nationalities. But the main ski school in France is the ESF ski school which is the French national ski body. The ESF ski school in Franc eis highly professional and very well organized. We have based our ski school chalet criteria on the basis of the ski...


Ski chalets with private swimming pool in France

We have a superb selection of these elite ski chalets which are very much the "crème de la crème" of ski chalet accommodation. Not only do they have private swimming pools in these chalets but many also have saunas, steam rooms and gym facilities as well, sometimes there are home cinemas as well.Such luxury chalets are generally found only in the elite ski resorts such as Courchevel in France. Our ski chalets with pool in Courchevel are real VIP chalets, you can self cater or pay extra for catering services and other extras including...


Saltwater pool

Saltwater pool villas are known to be better for the skin than traditionally treated pools which are usually dosed with chlorine and are also attractive from an environmental point of view.Saltwater pools are very popular in France in particular where Thelassotherepie spas are big business and many people pay big money to spend even a day in the theraputic waters of a salt water pool. Villa owners have introduced satwater swimming pools in villas over recent years as the equipment has become better and more affordable.We have produced a list of villas...


Ski apartments with pool

Luxury ski apartments in the French alpine resorts of Alp d'Huez, Les Deux Alps, Chamonix, Les Houches, Méribel, Courchevel, Val d'Isère, La Plagne, Saint Martin de Belleville, La Rosière and Tignes Les Brévières.We have carefully selected a range of self catering ski studios and ski apartments which are situated in particularly special holiday residences where you can enjoy a swim in the pool or relax in a sauna or steam room after a day on the slopes. Our luxury ski apartments are located in some of the best ski...


No car required villas

Villas with no car required are quite rare, particularly houses with private pools where you don't need a vehicle. This is our selection of holiday villas where you can stay without a car.The advantages of staying in a villa where you don't need a car are numerous. Economy is an obvious one as you don't need to hire a car the other is the relaxation of not needing to get in a car, something appreciated by many who commute to work each day. Just because you don't need transport doesn't mean you can't still travel around as in most cases you can still...


Shared pool villas

Villas with shared pools can be desirable for families with children who want to meet up with youngsters like themselves.We don't have many villas with communal pools as they are not really our specialty but we do have some for those of our clients who like a shared pool holiday villa.Not just the children benefit, the pool area can be a sociable place for adults as well. The nature and price of the property tends to selection the type of people who reserve so the chances are you will meet up with similarly minded people. One of our most luxurious...


Neighboring villas

Neighboring villas, each private with their own facilities are an excellent solution for families who want to holiday together yet maintain a degree of privacy.It's great to holiday with friends but it's also important to come back home still friends. Particularly when you holiday with another family or group of friends for the first time its worth taking the precaution of keeping your own space. After all you think you know people but when you come to live in the same house you can suddenly be confronted with all sorts of surprises and habits which...


Pool child alarm villas

Villas with child alarms in the swimming pools can be desirable for families with children who want to feel safe at their holiday house.Security for children around swimming pools is a high priority for many parents especially with smaller children. Many seek a gated and fenced pool as a solution, however there is another. Although private pools do not have a pool life guard there is a legal requirement in some countries, France is one of them, where there has to be a security alarm on the pool if it is not properly fenced. In other countries owners are...


Spring Bank Holiday villas

The Spring bank holiday period is one of the nicest times to get away particularly to the French Riviera, the Spanish Costas, Portuguese coast or Italian hills, as well as the Adriatic Riviera and the Aegean Greek islands and mainland. One of the reasons it is so good is that there are not many countries which have this period as a school holiday so the main resorts are relatively un-crowded, yet everything is open for the summer season, ideal for a hassle free family stay. Also the weather is warm enough to use the swimming pools at our holiday homes...


Arrive on Friday villas

There is a lot to be said for missing the weekend holiday rush, particularly during the main school holiday periods. Here we have listed the villas in our collection with a Friday arrival and departure. Most are in the Costa Brava in Spain which just happens to be well adapted for clients arriving before the weekend. We have an impressive range in the area, including some superb luxury villas, particularly in the select seaside resort of Tamariu. There are also just a few Friday arrivals in France.So if you want to miss the weekend traffic then use the...


Arrive on Sunday villas

There are a small number of destinations where the change-over day is a Sunday. This has traditionally been dictated by the availability of flights, Corsica being a prime example as there have only been Sunday flights from the UK for many years.The upside of arriving and departing on a Sunday is that generally speaking traffic is a whole lot easier both driving to the departure airport and to the villa when you touch down. In the past one of the difficulties was shopping but nowadays there are sufficient shops open on Sunday for a days provisions at...


Bicycle villas

Here we have listed our range of villas which have a bicycles of their own at the property. The bikes are exclusively for use of the occupants of the villa (used at your own risk). In the description you will find more details, mountain bikes or cycles for children, how many bicycles.In many cases our villas are located near to villages or towns where bicycle hire is available check on the property description to see where the nearest one is, or ask. Guided cycle tours are also a possibility.Select a villa with bikes to suit you from the choice...


All bedrooms en suite villas

Sharing bathroom facilities is not everyone's cup of tea, many people require privacy when it comes to bathroom and toilet facilities. That is why we have compiled this listing which includes properties where each bedroom has either a bathroom or a shower room en suite.As standards of living rise more and more people are insisting on full en suite facilities and in many modern build properties it is becoming standard.Select a villa with full en suite facilities from the list...


Top of the range kitchens in self catering villas

There are some though which stand out and these fall in to our category of top of the range kitchen villas. Here we have selected villas as well as chalets and apartments where the kitchen environment is a cut above the rest, where you can prepare gourmet dinners. In some cases you can take a partial or full catered option and have a chef come and cook some or all the meals for you.The great thing about self catering is that first and foremost you can economise on your expenditure but also you can regulate what you eat as well as try your hand...


Arrive on monday villas

There is a lot to be said for missing the weekend holiday rush, particularly during the main school holiday periods. Here we have listed the villas in our collection with a Monday arrival and departure. Most are in the Aquitaine in France which just happens to be well adapted for clients arriving after the weekend.So if you want to miss the weekend traffic then have a look at these Monday change-over day...



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