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October 12, 2017

More villas with private pools in Catalunya for 2018 from Vintage Travel

Vintage Travel, specialists in hand-picked villas with private pools, has expanded its portfolio of properties in Catalunya for 2018 which include Villa Santa Anna, a magnificent property nestling into the hillside near Palafrugell.

The villa, furnished in a careful mix of contemporary and traditional styles, sleeps 12 in six bedrooms (three en suite) and enjoys sweeping views over pine-clad hills to the Mediterranean beyond.  It is set in spacious grounds of lawns, flowerbeds, trees and shrubs and has a private swimming pool, terraces with sea and mountain vistas and a covered poolside dining area with built-in barbeque and fridge/freezer.  A short drive of just over two kms leads to the market town of Palafrugell, plus a selection of beaches including the sandy coves of Aigua Blava.  A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1490, increasing to £3590.

Set in enclosed grounds of over one acre is Sa Blava, a stylish villa located in an area of outstanding natural beauty between the beachside villages of Llafranc and Tamariu.  This light and airy property – with views across meadows to the Mediterranean beyond – sleeps six in three bedrooms with facilities including a private pool, plus open and shaded terraces.  The area is criss-crossed with country and coastal walks and within an easy drive of 2.5 kms is the town of Palafrugell.  A week’s holiday in 2018 starts at £1256, rising to £2490.

For couples or small families, Villa Carlita – situated on the outskirts of the historic town of Begur – also makes its debut.    This charming property, with beamed ceilings and exposed pine, sleeps four in two bedrooms and in its enclosed lawned garden there is a private swimming pool, a poolside shower and open and covered terraces.  Nearby coves and fishing villages include Platja Fonda and Tamariu.  Seven night holidays start at £738, increasing to £1482.

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

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

September 13, 2017

Book Now or Miss Out: Med Villas for 2018

Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has made 90% of its properties ready to book for 2018, citing a bumper 2017 season and highlighting properties that, says managing director Paul Fogg, “will sell out early thanks not only to their size and style but to their location.”

Freelance Holidays is unusual among villa companies in allowing any day arrival at virtually all properties, even in peak season, making it easy for customers to mix and match with low-cost flights to create great value holidays of varying durations, from five nights to 9, 13, 17 … any length of stay!

Paul’s top tips to book early for 2018 include:
On KEFALONIA, Villa Penelope, Villa Odysseus and Villa Anna Maria. They sit together – but orientated away from each other – on a finger of the Liakas peninsula, with footpath access down to a natural level platform for a dip in the Ionian Sea. Each also has – of course – a private pool, and spectacular sea views.  Anna Maria was completed in 2016; but Penelope and Odysseus welcomed their first guests only in May, so that photographs of the finished villas were not available until late on in the booking season.

“Now the pictures do these luxurious properties justice, peak season dates will be snapped up by Christmas,” forecasts Paul. “All three villas sleep up to six in three ensuite bedrooms, making them perfect for families with older children.”

2018 prices (the same for each villa) start at £229 per night, rising to £759 per night in peak season.

On CRETE’S north-west coast, Villa Argiro is also tipped to book early. This tastefully restored village house is comfortable rather than luxurious, but the location ticks all the boxes. Not only is it in the heart of a real community, but it is less than 1km from the pretty resort of Almerida, where two gently-shelving sandy beaches fly a Blue Flag.

“The village square, with a choice of tavernas and a minimarket, are a couple of minutes’ stroll away and Almerida’s superb beaches are little more than 850 metres down the hill,” says Paul.  “Argiro offers outstanding value for families, with a peak week only £2359 for six people, and off-season rental from only £118 per night!”

A recently-added 8m x 5m private pool is the reason Villa Paxaco on MALLORCA will be hugely popular in 2018. With Roman steps for easy access, and a shallow corner section for young children, the property is also all on one level, making it a great family villa. The location – not more than six kilometres from both Pollença Bay and Alcudia’s old town – is also excellent.  2018 rates start at £125 for the whole villa, which sleeps six, rising to £285 in peak season.

In all cases, the price is for the whole villa, and excludes flights and car hire.


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About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca, Menorca and Zante (aka Zakynthos).
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members
July 6, 2017

New: Villa in Gers in France, the land of good living and good food…

Vintage Travel, specialists in villas with private pools, is highlighting the Gers area of south west France for the first time, with the addition of Blanche d’Armagnac, an elegant villa sleeping 12.Blanche d'Armagnac

Gers is one of the sleepiest areas of France and is the land of good living and excellent food and wine.  As well as peace and culinary specialities, there are picturesque towns and villages, all set in tranquil rolling countryside of vineyards and fields of sunflowers.   Auch is the capital of the area and has an impressive cathedral and vibrant centre with cafes and restaurants.

Blanche d’Armagnac has carefully been restored – retaining wooden beams, the original fireplace and a wrought iron balustrade – and now has a chic kitchen, an open-plan living area with French doors leading to the garden, six bedrooms (two en suite) plus an additional two bath/shower rooms.

In its parkland grounds of lawns and wooded areas there is a private swimming pool and a large dining terrace.

Nearby is the village of Fources (three kms) which is classed as one of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ with its square surrounded by beautiful half-timbered houses.  The larger towns of Condom and Nerac – both on the River Baise – are also within easy reach.

A seven-night holiday in August is priced at £3096, or from £1296 in September.

Flights, ferries and car hire can be arranged Vintage on request.

01954 261431,


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

March 15, 2017

More villas with private pools in Spain from Vintage Travel

Villa specialist, Vintage Travel, continues to expand its portfolio of properties in Spain for 2017, with new houses including Villa Caridad,  a superb property in Galicia which faces directly onto the ocean.

This smart villa, which sleeps seven in four bedrooms (one en suite), is separated from the shoreline by a couple of gently sloping fields through which a scenic footpath leads to the picturesque village of Oia, with its cafes, small shops, restaurants and sandy beach, all overlooked by a 12th century Royal Monastery.  In the villa’s spacious grounds of lawns and flower beds, there is a private swimming pool, a poolside shower and open and covered terraces. A week in May costs from £804, increasing to £2218 in peak season.

For those looking to be within easy access of the beach, shops, bars and restaurants, Sa Ferradura is a stylish, minimalistic villa on the northern edge of the family-friendly resort of Cala en Blanes in Menorca. It sleeps six in three bedrooms (two en suite) and in its gardens there is a private swimming pool, a poolside shower and a covered outdoor dining area.  Seven nights in May are priced from £702, rising to £2116 in peak season.

Or on Mallorca – and just a few minutes’ drive from Pollenca – is Ca’n Gallardo, a gem of a property sleeping two in one en suite bedroom.  The villa enjoys a peaceful and secluded location with glorious views over the Tramuntana foothills to the outskirts of Pollenca.  In its tiered garden, there is a private swimming pool, along with covered and sun terraces.  A week in April starts at £758, increasing to £1924 in peak season.

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

01954 261431,

April 1, 2016

New: Casa Caraminal, a magnificent villa with private pool on Galicia’s coast

Situated at the end of a magnificent beach in the quiet, traditional Galician seaside resort of Panxon is Casa Caraminal, an impressive villa – sleeping 11 – being featured for the first time this summer by specialist operator, Vintage Travel.

This elegant property, set in carefully-tended grounds with a private, fenced swimming pool and an outdoor shower, has multiple reception rooms – making it ideal for family gatherings – along with seven bedrooms, with the master suite having an en suite and an enclosed terrace.

A stroll of around 700 metres leads to the centre of the village with its beach, promenade, waterfront restaurants and tapas bars.

The villa enjoys sea views over the Monterreal Peninsula and is a 15-minute drive from chic coastal town of Baiona.  For surfing fans, the beach at Patos is just 1.5 kms away.

As an example of price, a seven-night holiday in May costs from £895, increasing to £2895 in the peak weeks of July and August.  Small party discounts apply to low season holidays.

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

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