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CV Travel’s hottest properties for 2012

26th December 2011 Print

`Hot’ destinations for 2012 holidays include the UK and nearby continental Europe, according to top villa holiday company, CV Travel, while trends for holidaying with friends and family, to share costs and experiences, continue to drive demand for larger holiday properties.

CV’s MD, Francis Torrilla, said “Cost is bound to be an important factor again in 2012 and villa rental continues to be a very cost effective option for British guests holidaying abroad or at home. Once the holiday price per head is calculated over a week’s stay the figure is often very favourable, compared with a hotel or package holiday. That, and the added value that many villas offer, such as private pools and daily maid service, has helped sustain the market for our properties, which include some of the finest rental properties in Europe, the Caribbean and further afield”.

The company’s new 2012 villa collection is presented in five stylish brochures, geographically segregated into France; Italy; Greek Islands; Spain, Balearics & Portugal and The Caribbean. A further choice of properties in Great Britain, Ireland, Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean can be found at in addition to CV Travel’s portfolio of some of the world’s finest hotels.

A selection of CV Travel’s hottest properties for 2012 follows:-

One of the most sought after family villas on Corfu’s north east coast

Corfu’s north east coast is the holiday choice of royalty, MPs and rock stars and many of the coastline’s top villas book one or more years ahead. CV Travel is `the’ company to book with and Villa Gallini is one of their most popular Corfu villas and with a loyal following, is already booked for at least 16 weeks between May and October 2012. To bag one or more of the remaining weeks and enjoy an incredible spot from the balcony, terraces and horizon pool, book Villa Gallini with CV Travel from £1445 per week in May 2012, rising to £5770 for a week in August 2012, based on 8 sharing and including car hire, maid service and a welcome food hamper.

Morocco, a shade cooler makes this luxury villa popular

For the thrill of shopping and bartering in Marrakech’s souks, the tranquillity of the Atlas Mountains and for guaranteed sunshine, just 30 minutes drive south of the city, is the lovely Dar Tamarzerte. This luxurious Moroccan villa for six is set amid 1.5 acres of lawns, fruit and olive trees has its own private swimming pool and shares use of a hammam, fitness room and clay tennis court, with golf nearby. Being cooler than the city and offering fabulous facilities, including a full time maid and house-cook (breakfast included), though new to the British market it’s already booked for Easter 2012 and summer 2012 is selling fast.

A week’s stay at Dar Tamarzerte can be booked with CV Travel for £2450 per week in the summer, and £2800 for Easter and Whitsun half term.

Tipped for the top, new spa hotel on Greece’s Peleponese

Already tipped to be among the 2012 hotel `hot lists’ is the Kinsterna Hotel & Spa in the Byzantine walled town of Monemvasia on Greece’s southernmost Peleponnese peninsula. Reputed to be the latest hideaway for the more reclusive global celebrities, the hotel’s luxury spa is housed in the heart of this magnificent stone mansion, sited on a hillside amid olive and lemon groves, with inspiring sea views. The cuisine is exceptional, making the most of locally produced fresh produce, the facilities are outstanding, including a magnificent pool fed by a brook that emanates from the great cistern that once formed the heart of the estate, and follows a channel down the hill to the pool itself.

A week’s stay at the Kinsterna Hotel & Spa costs from £862 per person, including b&b accommodation and return Gatwick flights.

Only two summer school holiday weeks left for beachfront Algarve villa

It’s not hard to see why this property is on the hot list for 2012, the house sleeps up to ten guests, it comes with a private cook service (food extra), is set in spacious lawned grounds that include a floodlit pool heated to a constant 28°C, and is in an unbeatable location, right on the sea-front above a sandy beach on the Algarve, Portugal. To book a week contact CV Travel, rental costs from £7,495, or £14,805 for a fortnight.

Welsh eco-farm with private beach, stream and pond, is a hot property

The pleasure of owning a private beach, a pond and a stream, even just for a week, contributes to the popularity of Beach Farm on North Wales’ Lleyn Peninsula. The property is actually made up of three creatively renovated farm buildings, a dairy, a barn and a farm workers cottage, set just metres apart and providing a holiday base for groups of friends, or extended family, holidaying together. Coupled with its impressive eco-credentials that include a heat pump providing the property’s hot water from 100% renewable energy, Beach Farm is a hot property in more ways than one. A week’s stay in Summer 2012 costs £2700 for a group of up to 14 guests and the last remaining weeks can be booked through CV Travel.

Holiday at home, large UK seaside house with heated swimming pool

UK holidays will be hot for 2012, even if the weather isn’t. Lovers of art deco will appreciate CV Travel’s newly added Sussex Beach House, a 1930's art deco white washed house with floor to ceiling glass walls and located right on the beach at Shoreham on the south coast. The house sleeps up to 12 guests and blends contemporary furnishings with original art deco features. It has a large heated swimming pool and open sea views and direct access to a secluded pebble beach from the garden. A two night stay in 2012 costs from £1700 for up to 12 guests sharing.

Exceptional villa in Corsica with private pool and close to sandy beach

One of the hottest destinations for CV Travel since it was first introduced to their collection in 2010 is the French island of Corsica. New to their already outstanding Corsican collection for 2012 is Villa Lecci. The property is a lovely house for up to 8 guests and well within walking distance of a sandy beach on the south east coast of Corsica, with an horizon pool that blends with the sea beyond. The house is available from £5595 / week in 2012 for up to 8 sharing and includes accommodation, maid service and welcome provisions. Return flights, car hire and transfers can all be arranged on request.

Hilltop villa for two on St. Lucia, with private large swimming pool

Villas for two are relatively hard to come by, which makes Modas Cottage even more of a special addition to the 2012 CV Travel Caribbean collection. This is a superlative and romantic choice for two guests, and ideal for honeymooners, Modas Cottage is a gorgeous and stylish hilltop cottage with sun terraces, a large infinity swimming pool with far-reaching sea views to the French island of Mustique. Rental costs from £1727 per week and includes a maid, gardener and night watchman based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Return flights and transfers can be arranged on request.

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