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January 17, 2018

New: Villas with private pools at Desimi Bay on the Greek island of Lefkada

Villa specialist, Vintage Travel, is delighted to announce that it is featuring six new properties on the unspoilt Greek island of Lefkada, joined to the mainland by a small bridge and home to some of the best and renowned beaches of the Mediterranean that resemble those in the Caribbean.

The properties – tucked in the hillside above Desimi Bay – include Votsalo, designed in an ‘upside down’ fashion with the open-plan beamed living room – leading onto a terrace – being on the first floor to maximise the glorious views.

It sleeps four in two en suite bedrooms and its sun terrace is framed by indigenous shrubs and pine trees.  In the grounds there is also a private swimming pool and a poolside shower and a path leads to a rocky shoreline with small natural stone piers.

Other villas include Akro2573_2giali, again enjoying spectacular sea views and where an ancient stair-come-pathway leads directly to the water’s edge. It sleeps four in two en suite bedrooms and has again been built in an ‘upside down fashion’ to take advantage of the stunning views.  In the gardens, which are backed by pine trees, there is a private swimming pool, poolside shower and sun terraces.

Just 750 metres away from the properties there is the gently shelving sandy beach and waterside tavernas of Desimi, while Vlicho (2.8km walking or 3.9 km driving) has good amenities and excellent restaurants.

A seven-night holiday in Votsalo or Akrogiali costs from £584, increasing to £2434 in peak season.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800

January 4, 2018

New: Impressive Portuguese villa with private pool and Atlantic views…

A handsome villa close to the Portuguese country town of Sao Bras de Alportel – and with commanding views over olive and citrus groves to the Atlantic beyond – is just one of the latest discoveries from villa specialist, Vintage Travel.

Belo Horizonte
– sleeping six in three bedrooms (one en suite) – has style on a grand scale with Portuguese rose marble flooring throughout, an open-plan living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows leading onto the lower terrace and an impressive newly-fitted kitchen.  Each bedroom enjoys access to an upper terrace with its spectacular views.

A private walled garden encircles the house, home to a distinctive ‘J’ shaped private swimming pool, terracotta tiled terraces and paths of local stone leading through palms, herbaceous borders and cacti.

Locally there are several excellent restaurants serving traditional dishes and nearby is Sao Bras de Alport (six kms) and the bustling market place at Loulé (11 kms). Magnificent dune-backed beaches can be found at Quinta do Lago (22 kms).

As an example of price, a seven-night holiday in June starts at £1206, increasing to £1888 in peak season.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800

January 3, 2018

More villas with private pools for 2018 from Vintage Travel

With peak season dates filling fast, Vintage Travel – specialists in villas with private pools – has added more new properties to its portfolio with excellent July and August availability.

On the unspoilt eastern Algarve there is Casa Laguna, a gorgeous, quirky property full of character and ideal for those wanting more than a standard villa.  It sleeps eight in four bedrooms and is situated in a small hamlet near the fishing town of Fuzeta.  The interior showcases an eclectic and stylish mix of decor, antique furniture, cane ceilings and stone walls, with unconventional features including the original stone sink converted into an ice cooler and an open air shower created from a bucket.

It is set in extensive grounds of palms and olives, with a large 13 metre private swimming pool, assorted open and covered terraces and two outside summer kitchens – one with a covered dining area and a pizza oven, the other with a built-in barbeque, a dishwasher and a wine cooler.  Seven nights in 2018 start at £950, rising to £2598 in peak season.

On a smaller scale and in Umbria, is La Casetta, a pretty, traditional cottage sleeping four in two bedrooms, its small size being rare in this part of the world.  Its interior is spacious and full of atmosphere with beamed ceilings, antiques and tiled floors and each bedroom has its own bathroom facilities.

In its grounds of lawn and olive trees, there is a private swimming pool, dining terraces and a barbeque.  Its location ensures easy access to a variety of places – Orvieto, Viterbo, Amelia and Terni amongst others – and an hour’s train journey from nearby Attigliano leads to the city of Rome.  Seven nights in 2018 start at £560, increasing to £1780 in peak season.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800

January 1, 2018

BITE SIZED BULLETIN – A reminder of what’s new for 2018 from Beacon PR Clients

  1. Camping le Clarys Plage making its debut with Venue Holidays
  2. More new cottages from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire
  3. New properties with private pools for Vintage Travel
  4. Family multi-activity packages in Croatia with Zenith Holidays
  5. New villas extend Crete range of holiday homes from Freelance Holidays
  6. Three new holidays from sociable singles specialist Friendship Travel
  7. Irish Ferries new super-ferry to sail between UK/Ireland from September
  8. New Suffolk adventure centre for family holidays with PGL

 

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  1. Venue Holidays, has expanded its choice of campsites in The Vendee, with Camping le Clarys Plage making its debut in 2018. The campsite – situated four miles of St Jean de Monts – is the perfect location for a family-friendly holiday with its many facilities including a spectacular swimming pool complex with a lazy river, water slides and numerous fountains, plus a 10-metre high ‘Space Boa’ water slide. A stroll of around 400 yards leads to the nearest sandy beach.  A seven-night holiday in a two-bedroom mobile home with decking in May is priced from£200, increasing to £1020 in peak season. Ferry crossings can be arranged by Venue on request and cost from £84 for a return Dover/Calais P&O saver crossing for car and passengers.  01233 629950, www.venueholidays.co.uk

    2.         On offer from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire for the first time in 2018 is  Bentonville, a newly-built detached holiday home perched above the beach at Freshwater East and with its own hot tub and swim spa. This contemporary property – with natural slate floors, stainless steel and glass fittings and bi-fold doors opening onto a decked balcony – sleeps 10 in five bedrooms (two en suite) and is ideally positioned to take in the magnificent sea views.  A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1040 increasing to £3355 in peak season.  Other new properties include The Cottage, a listed period thatched property (sleeping seven) built in 1920 in the seaside village of Saundersfoot. 01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

    3.         Villa specialist, Vintage Travel, has expanded its portfolio of properties with private pools.  Additions include Quinta dos Castanheiros, a magnificent villa in the Minho, Portugal,  set in 10 acres of private woodland and sleeping 10 in five en suite bedrooms. The villa is situated outside the hamlet of Rebordoes, three kms from Ponte de Lima.  Its considerable extension has created an elegant home with two sitting rooms, a superb dining room, a beautifully equipped kitchen and a games room. It is an idyllic private retreat and in the grounds there is a large, private swimming pool and open and covered terraces.  A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1998, increasing to £2950 in peak season.  Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage on request.  01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

    4.         Zenith Holidays is featuring its multi-activity family holidays in Croatia in 2018 offering rafting, hiking, swimming and cycling along the Mreznica River, through the Plitvice Lakes National Park and to the Una River in Bosnia.  This seven-night holiday – on offer between June and September – is based at the Hotel Zeleni Kut, a family-run hotel on the banks of the Mreznica.  Peak season prices are from £685 per person based on two adults and two children over 12 years of age in two rooms on a half-board basis. Also included are airport transfers, five days of activities, use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, rafts, paddles, life jackets and helmets, plus ground transportation and the services of an English speaking guide.  Flights are not included in the package.  0203 137 7678, www.zenithholidays.co.uk

    5.         Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has expanded its choice of holiday homes on Crete to more than 60 for 2018, adding characterful villas with private pools in Stylos, Rethymnon and Plaka.  For example, newly-renovated Villa Vangelis offers outstanding value for a couple, with an additional twin to sleep four if wished. Stone-built, it balances rugged character with modern facilities in a standalone spot with far-reaching views. A week’s rental starts at just £693, making this two-bedroom property more than good value even for a couple! Freelance Holidays allows any-day-arrival at virtually all properties, even in peak season, making it easy to mix and match low-cost flights to create holidays of any length of stay. Price excludes flights and car hire. 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

  1. Sociable singles holidays specialist Friendship Travel has three new holidays for summer 2018. It is one of the first UK companies to feature newly-renovated Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados and its first Hosted holiday there takes off on 24 February, with eight, 11 and 15-night holidays available, from £2995. In Portugal, the company has added the coastal town of Olhao in the Ria Formosa National Park. The seven-night holidays offer 5-star luxury and value with excursions on four days included and prices from £1135. The third new holiday is an exclusive charter of a traditional gulet to sail around the Ionian Sea from its home port of Zante. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, kayak and snorkel, as well as explore picturesque ports and tiny islands. Prices start at £1295. 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com
  1. Irish Ferries’ new €144 million cruise ferry W.B. Yeats will start to sail between the UK and Ireland in September 2018. Currently being built in Germany, it is expected to weigh in at 55,000 tonnes, making it the largest to operate on the Irish Sea. Fabulous facilities will include a Club Class lounge with direct passenger access from the car decks, à la carte and self-service restaurants, a cinema, a shopping mall, a choice of bars and lounges and an outside promenade deck. There will also be 441 cabins, including luxury suites with their own private balconies. Before going into service on the Holyhead to Dublin route, W.B. Yeats will add much-needed high season capacity between Ireland and France. www.irishferries.com
  1. PGL will open Bawdsey Manor on the Suffolk Heritage Coast in 2018 offering Family Adventure holidays. The impressive 144-acre estate at the mouth of the River Deben includes a private beach and the gabled 19th century house is Grade II* Listed. After a transformation programme this winter, Bawdsey Manor will offer activities such as archery, abseiling, canoeing, climbing, fencing, rifle-shooting, a giant swing and zip wire, Jacob’s ladder, a high-flying trapeze plus orienteering and beach safaris. For families with children as young as five, PGL will offer seven, four and two-night multi-activity holidays and breaks. A seven-night holiday starts from £489 per adult/£409 per child. Prices include accommodation, all meals, activities, equipment, instruction, supervision and evening fun. 0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/families

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December 13, 2017

Splendid isolation in Portugal…villa with private pool set in 10 acres…

New for 2018 from villa specialist, Vintage Travel, is Quinta dos Castanheiros, a magnificent villa in the Minho set in 10 acres of private woodland and carefully converted from a typical farm cottage into a beautifully crafted property sleeping 10 in five en suite bedrooms.

The villa is situated just outside the hamlet of Rebordoes – three kms from the historic riverside town of Ponte de Lima – and is reached by a private driveway through chestnut trees.

The conversion took three years to complete and its considerable extension has created an elegant and spacious home with two sitting rooms – with carved wooden ceilings – a superb dining room, a beautifully equipped kitchen and a games room.

It is an idyllic and wonderfully private retreat and in the grounds – bordered by a stream – there is a large, private swimming pool, a poolside cloakroom and shower room, open terraces and covered verandas and a built-in barbeque.

Ponte de Lima is one of the prettiest towns in the region and home to a good selection of shops and restaurants. For lovers of the coast, endless stretches of sandy dune-backed beaches are within a 30-minute drive.

A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1998, increasing to £2950 in peak season.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800

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