Best Short Haul Stays for Spring

Best Short Haul Stays for Spring

27th March 2023

Tired of waiting for it to warm up? We've picked out 23 of our favourite stays around France, Spain and Portugal - beautiful villas, forest cabins and seaside cottages - just perfect for a much-needed dose of spring sunshine.

Les Cabanes de Labrousse

Saint-Julien-Labrousse - France

Sleeps 2

Be at one with nature in the spectacular French countryside of Ardeche at Les Cabanes de Labrousse.

Castle Room B&B

Lagarde - France

Sleeps Hotel with 5 rooms

Five guest rooms in a lovingly restored castle with high ceilings, old wooden floors and beautiful contemporary furniture in Lagarde, France

Mas des Issarts

Callas - France

Sleeps 10

Relax by the infinity pool and gaze out over the picturesque wooded hillsides of the Massif des Maures.

Chateau de Montoussel

Beauville - France

Sleeps 2-6 per gite

Three elegant gites, and a pretty private pool, situated in the grounds of a stunning 14th Century chateau - in the beautiful Haute-Garonne.

Ermita del Carmen

Carcabuey - Spain

Sleeps 8

Historical beauty meets modern luxury at Ermita del Carmen, a fully refurbished 15th Century chapel located in the heart of Andalusia and surrounded by a natural park.

Calma Nordica

Ortigueira - Spain

Sleeps 7

Stunning Nordic inspired barn with luxurious interior, multi level gardens and terraces with BBQ and views of the A Capelada mountains in Galicia.

Molino del Carmen

Gaucin - Spain

Sleeps 2-8

Renovated olive mill developed into seven stylish apartments oozing Spanish charm and modern luxury. Molino del Carmen is a wonderful retreat!

Casa Calvari

L'Escala - Spain

Sleeps 7

Watch the sunset over the Bay of Roses from the rooftop pool of this traditional Catalan Casa.

Casa Lupe

Teguise - Gran Canaria

Sleeps 6

Casa Lupe is a newly refurbished, art-inspired home in the historic centre of Teguise, Lanzarote's charming former capital.

Casa Luum

Santa Bárbara de Nexe - Spain

Sleeps 7

Stylish and contemporary Algarve villa located in a tranquil nature reserve with lots of social spaces and a gorgeous enclosed courtyard swimming pool.

Villa Quinoa

Comporta - Portugal

Sleeps 6

Retreat to the traditional Portugese home of Villa Quinoa in Comporta, with a private pool and outdoor rainfall shower.

Casa Da Vigia

Grandola - Portugal

Sleeps 2

Enjoy romance and privacy at this minimalist-style Casa with luxurious infinity pool close to a glamorous stretch of the Portuguese coast.

Casa Do Ferro

Grandola - Portugal

Sleeps 9

Tranquility amongst the pines just minutes from the sandy beaches of Portugal's Comporta region.

Horta Redonda

Estremoz - Portugal

Sleeps 6

Retreat to the unique Horta Redonda, a homely villa steeped in history a mere ten minutes from the village of Estremoz in Alentejo, Portugal.

Villa do Bosque

Muda - Portugal

Sleeps 6

Kick back in this traditional Portuguese weatherboard poolside villa, set in 20 acres of Carvalhal pine forest.

Casa Agostos

Santa Barbara de Nexe - Portugal

Sleeps 6

Sleek and stylish villa in Portugal's Algarve with 15 metre pool, fantastic views and a fabulous location in a tranquil nature reserve.

Quinta Lagares

Lagares - Portugal

Sleeps 4

Relaxing lodge in the Portuguese countryside with a private plunge pool and an outdoor bar overlooking the Serra De Lousa.

Villa Papyrus

Comporta - Portugal

Sleeps 6

This stylish villa with its own pool in Comporta, on the west coast of Portugal, is a design lover’s dream and the perfect holiday destination.

Lamia del Riccio

Ostuni (BR) - Italy

Sleeps 6+2

Traditional Italian farmhouse in the Ostuni countryside with a pool and an outdoor kitchen, perfect for large families or group trips.

Terre di Bea

Cefalu - Sicily

Sleeps 5

Traditional Sicilian cottage with a pool and panoramic views out to sea, perfect for relaxing and romantic Mediterranean escapes.

Ca’ Longo Palace Velluto

Venice - Veneto

Sleeps 4

Beautifully refurbished Venetian apartment with canal views and a private terrace in the lively north of the city.

Villa Itria

Locorotondo - Italy

Sleeps 6

Complete with private pool, gymnasium and covered terrace, this stunning three bedroom luxury villa in Puglia combines minimal design with traditional Italian flair.

The Waterview Alcove Apartment

Venice - Veneto

Sleeps 2

Contemporary apartment overlooking one of Venice’s beautiful canals close to the historic Ghetto, perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape.

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