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Half term holidays in Europe and the Caribbean

27th September 2011 Print

Luxury villa specialist, CV Travel has come up with its top villas in Europe and the Caribbean for families during this autumn’s half term holiday (21st October - 7th November) with holidays from £242pp, in houses with large well maintained gardens, with space to run around, private pools and beachside locations.

16th Century converted olive watermill, £242pp, saving £1,785 / week
Spend half term in the South of France on the Bay of St. Tropez in a gorgeous 16th century converted olive watermill with 3 acres of gardens and its own private swimming pool. Moulin Aux Olives can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and is ideal for large families or two family groups. The house is a 10-minute walk from the village of Callas and within easy driving distance of the busy French coastal towns of Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez.
Moulin Aux Olives is available for a week’s stay between 21st October – 7th November for £2420, was £4205, saving £1785, based on 10 guests sharing. The price includes maid service and complimentary welcome hamper. Flights, train tickets, car hire and transfers available on request (additional cost).
Luxury French villa with private pool, £382.50pp saving £270 / week
CV Travel’s Le Mas d’Isabelle is an idyllic villa in the Provence region of southern France set within large well tended grounds with a heated private swimming pool. The location is so peaceful that the property is perfect for families looking to relax and get away from the stresses of a busy lifestyle this half term. Le Mas d’Isabelle is walking distance of Mollegues with its variety of local shops and fabulous restaurants, and lots to do locally including cycling along the ancient road Via Aurelia to see the Roman remains of the lost city of Glanum.
A week's stay in Villa Le Ma d'Isabelle between 21st October - 7th November costs £2295, was £2565, including a saving of £270 per week, based on 6 guests sharing. The price includes maid service, welcome drinks and air conditioning in all bedrooms. Flights, train tickets, car hire and transfers available on request (additional cost). 
Caribbean villa with private pool for half term, £849pp, saving £224pp

Overlooking the golden sands of Grafton Beach on the Caribbean island of Tobago is CV Travel’s three bedroom beachside villa, Yellow Bird. With its own private swimming pool and within walking distance of two great Caribbean restaurants and various water sports facilities on the beach; Yellow Bird is an excellent villa for families wanting to experience a Caribbean holiday this half term.

The property comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests and a week's stay can be booked through CV Travel between 21st October - 7th November for £849 per person / week, saving £224 per person and includes return Gatwick flights, villa rental with daily maid service and private airport transfers.

Caribbean island beach resort, family of four £3998, saving £2104 per week

CV Travel’s The Windjammer Landing Beach resort has been designed and built as a village with a strong Mediterranean influence on the Caribbean island of St. Luca, overlooking the golden sands of Labrelotte Bay. Each of the villas are self contained, however guests can take advantage of the resorts extensive facilities including four restaurants and three bars, a water sports centre, two beaches, spa, fitness centre, children’s Jacquot Fun Club, babysitting and nanny services.

Villas can accommodate from 2 to 8 guests and a week's stay can be booked through CV Travel over the half term, 21st October - 7th November, from £3998 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children, saving £2104 per week, and includes return Gatwick flights, half board accommodation in a one bedroom villa and private return airport transfers.

Half term with Italian monsters and a monster saving

Exclusive to the CV Travel collection of private Italian villas with pools is `San Donato’ in northern Lazio, a stone built villa with panoramic views, a private pool, a games room with table tennis and table football, play station and Wii console. This lovely family villa is within easy striking distance of the volcanic crater lake at Bolsena, for active families seeking walks, hikes and water sports thrills, and a quirky family day out can be experienced at the Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo, a ‘sacred wood’ filled with animals and monsters, carved from vast boulders during the 16th C.

Book during August and it’ll cost up to £3190 per week to rent the whole house, but during October half term, the price falls to just £1070 (£2120 less) for up to six sharing.

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