Dreaming of a private pool or a secluded hideaway? Check out our list of the best destinations in Europe for an affordable villa holiday this year.
If you’re looking to book a fun resort holiday in Spain, but also want to enjoy a little bit of privacy during your stay, then head to Costa Brava.
This coastal gem in the northeast of Catalonia is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and is dotted with stylish, charming villas with fantastic views of the region’s picturesque scenery and rugged coast.
Costa Brava is a favourite holiday spot for locals from Barcelona and southern France and there are hiking trails, watersports and golden beaches aplenty here.
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There is no shortage of villa options in the south of France. Provence is a region famed for its gorgeous landscapes and excellent climate, and choosing to stay in your own private château is an ideal way to maximize your stay.
Provence is a hotspot for tourists during the summer, so the more inland you go, the more affordable your accommodation will be.
Prices soar from May to September, but thanks to its many medieval cottages and converted olive farms, there are affordable options throughout the region — especially if you visit with a group of friends (or family) and split the bill between you.
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Whether you want to book luxury accommodation, or else a more functional villa without the extra thrills and frills, the sun-drenched island of Corfu has choices to meet every budget.
One of the most popular Greek islands for holiday-goers every year, Corfu is covered in luscious green mountains and over 200km of beautiful coastline.
There is a fine selection of whitewashed apartments within walking distance of its sandy beaches and there are also a variety of secluded villas with infinity pools and Jacuzzis available throughout the island.
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The United Kingdom is not known for its glorious sunny weather. But when the sun does shine during spring and summer months there are very few places more beautiful and scenic than Cornwall.
This rugged peninsula has a variety of options to rent a villa or apartment by the coast where you’ll enjoy towering cliffs and popular seaside resorts like Newquay, where you can spend an afternoon surfing.
Cornwall is also home to intriguing wooded valleys that are ideal for a leisurely stroll through nature. You can book a private cottage and explore this faraway English gem brimming with character, culture and pretty fishing villages serving up delicious, fresh seafood.
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Mallorca is a great choice for families heading on a villa break this year looking so soak up some sun.
There are exciting attractions for young children like Marineland and Aqualand waterpark and plenty of budget-friendly accommodation options near the island’s pretty, sheltered beaches.
Going for a villa instead of a cramped hotel will give you and the kids space to properly enjoy your holiday, plus it gives you the choice of enjoying your own private pool. No crowds, no queues, just blissful peace while you lounge in the sun.
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