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James Villa Holidays in the News

Why choose a villa holiday for the family?

Counting down the days until she's off with her family on a villa holiday, Twinderelmo explains her top five reasons why a villa getaway is perfect for families.

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Our Tuscan villa holiday

A family holiday with her husband and two young boys, Mudpie Fridays remembers how much they loved their villa holiday experience last year in Tuscany. So much so, they're off on another one this year too!

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The rise of the Sten Do

Holiday abroad before your wedding in a mixed group on a Sten Do. It's no longer about separating the sexes but instead coming together for one big pre-wedding event! TTG give some great ideas on how to achieve this including using a large James villa ideal for groups.

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Save money on your family getaway

From choosing a specific destination or airline to picking the right kind of accommodation to suit you - the Mail Online gives money saving tips for your family holiday. With one of their tips being about choosing a James villa, we couldn't agree more!

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The excitement builds for a James Villas holiday

Jetting off on their family holiday this summer to a Portuguese villa, Twinderelmo gives an insight into their hopes for the getaway and what they're looking forward to.

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The 50 best villas in Europe

If you're looking to getaway in Europe for a 2018 summer holiday, the Times listed it's hottest 50 villas to stay in. Sitting pretty, our villa Zeytin in Turkey made the cut.

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Meganisi in Hidden Greece

The travel section of the Telegraph looked into Greece's "21 gems you'd never thought to visit". Number 12 on the list was Meganisi, who's popularity for a holiday rather than just a day trip, is on the rise.

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Portugal villas in the Algarve

If you're looking for a stylish hideaway in the Algarve, the Sunday Times recommends Quinta Velha. A beautiful large property, this villa is great for a summer getaway.

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Discover Menorca

"Secluded coves, exotic marine life, its own gin...", Andrew Yates tells of his holiday to Menorca while staying in Binibeca in villa Cinco.

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Sardinia’s treasures

The Sun's Keith Poole enjoyed a two week holiday in Sardinia with his family. Staying in Finagliosu they enjoyed the traditional feel and the "sweeping views from the lawn and pool over the sea to Corsica".

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A holiday in Croatia

Truffle hunting, dinosaur footprints and locally grown olive oil - just a few things Patrick Purcell encountered on his trip to Istria with James Villas. Staying in Pupolo, he experienced all things Croatian and couldn't recommend enough a holiday to this region.

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New region - Halkidiki

Our brand new destination Halkidiki was launched earlier this month and caught the eye of Parentfolk. Starting with nine new villas in this beautiful region, it's perfect for relaxing beach days and touring historical sites.

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Family friendly Spain

The Mail's Lisa Salmon visits the beautiful island of Menorca. Holidaying with her family she stays in one of our Menorcan villas, villa Jasmin. Close to the beach and nearby Cala en Bosch, it's the perfect location for a family getaway.

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Portugal Recommendations

If it's your second, third or even fourth time to Portugal, Travel Weekly recommend some off the beaten-track places to stay. Casa da Encosta is one of our rural villas and would be perfect for a Portuguese getaway.

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A relaxing villa break in Fuerteventura

Heather Lowrie shares her experience of a villa holiday in Fuerteventura with the Scottish Sun. Staying in the fabulous villa Molino, she talks of the perks a villa holiday brings like not having to rush to grab a sun lounger and cooking up a storm in your own kitchen.

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Bargain Infinity Pool Holidays

The Scottish Sun looks at villas abroad with stunning infinity pools and views. Our villa Casa Graciana was recommended as it's "set among tropical banana groves with uninterrupted ocean views on the island of Madeira".

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More than Dubrovnik - a villa holiday in Istria

After going on a press trip with us to Istria in Croatia, Slummy Single Mummy reveals all. Staying in our villa Pupolo in Groznjan, she describes her experience of a James Villas holiday and all it has to offer.

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A City Break with James Villas

If you're looking for a city break with the best of both worlds (privacy and a pool but also close to culture and attractions) 5 Things To Do recommend a James villa.

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Rural Villa Holidays

In Travel Weekly's latest magazine they explore the quiet countryside of Spain and Portugal and what it has to offer. We offer many properties off the beaten track and Travel Weekly commented on our villa Casa Verde, found along the Costa Verde of Portugal, and described it as "a countryside hideaway".

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Mediterranean islands ideal for familes

The Telegraph looked into island holidays and found their favourite 25 that lie in the Mediterranean Sea. Our villa Bini Mari was recommended for those looking at a family holiday in Menorca.

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Top places to stay in cool Croatia

The Times explores the wonderful country of Croatia and points out some quirky and unique places to stay. Three of our villas are featured in this online list, Domus Lauri, Luxoria and Anna, and why they would be great for a summer holiday.

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Travel Advice

In the Sunday Times travel advice section, James Villas were recommended for those looking to stay in the Costa Brava. Our villa Sa Tuna with "three airy bedrooms and a pool" was picked out for its great location.

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Family Villas in Mallorca

After staying in one of our villas, Ferragut Crestaix in Mallorca, blogger Jen Walshaw describes how her first villa holiday really suited her family and how much they enjoyed all the added extras. "Having never booked or been on a villa holiday, I have to say we were so impressed with James Villas. They arranged the airport car parking, flights, car hire and villa".

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Menorca vs Mallorca for families

The Telegraph online discussed family holidays in the Balearic Islands, namely Menorca and Mallorca. For both islands our villas were recommended as somewhere to stay.

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Kefalonia with kids

Mummy Travels captures the main reasons Kefalonia is a must-see destination as well as highlighting why kids would love visiting the island. For staying on the island, James Villas was recommended as it has "15 different options near some of Kefalonia’s best beaches".

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Last-minute Easter family holidays

In the online Telegraph travel section, an article exploring great value, last-minute holidays for families features James Villa Holidays.

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Guide to Cyprus

Discover everything that Cyprus has to offer with the James Villa Holidays feature in the travel section of the Sunday Times. James Villas was suggested for those interested in villas around the Aphrodite hills region.

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Best 19 Greek Islands

Exploring the different islands of Greece, The Telegraph online travel section recommend staying with James Villas when holidaying in Crete.

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Andalusia: a guide

The Times Online featured James Villa Holidays in a travel section article about the Spanish region of Andalusia and what is has to offer, commenting that “James Villas’ Simply collection offers refined properties at basic rates on the edge of the Sierras de Tejeda National Park…”

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Deserted beaches in May

For readers interested in sun and sand on their holidays, the Telegraph travel section uncover some of Europe’s best destinations with great beaches. A villa in Parga, Greece, is the perfect base to discover the beautiful bay nearby.

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Large family holidays

The Family Traveller found our villa Mandarine the perfect spot for kids and adults alike. Sitting along the Aegean Coast in Turkey it's ideal for multi-generational holidays.

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The inside guide to Crete

Discussing all that the stunning island of Crete has to offer, The Times recommend a James Villa Holiday to make the most of your time on the island. Villa Magda is top of their list with its “gorgeous views”.

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Europe’s top 50 villas

Looking for summer holiday inspiration? The Sunday Times online article presented 50 villas for that perfect self-catering holiday. One of James Villa’s properties, Maria, was included. Situated in Costa Blanca, it has “vaulted ceilings that circulate the sea breeze, while a terrace runs its length for meals outside, overlooking the garden, pool and hills”.

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The Algarve: essential inside guide

The Times online tell us why they love the Algarve, exploring just why it’s the perfect holiday destination with plenty to offer. With over 300 villas in the Algarve, James Villa Holidays was recommended to readers.

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Cheap places to travel - top 5

If you're looking for your next holiday destination, but the purse strings are a bit tight - take a look at Saga's suggestions for cheap places to travel. One of their suggestions is Spain and they recommend booking one of our Spanish villas.

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Best no fly holidays

James Villa Holidays featured in the Daily Mail online travel section with an article looking at ten of the best holidays that do not involve flying.

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The perfect villa for your holiday

James Villa Holidays appeared online in an article on Granset looking at how to choose a perfect villa holiday.

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Spain' villa retreats

James Villa Holidays appeared online in the Daily Express travel section in an article looking at Spain's best villa retreats.

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Easter break for the family

James Villa Holidays featured online in the Scottish Sun's travel section, with an article looking at top Easter breaks.

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For the family - 10 best beaches in Europe

James Villa Holidays featured online in the Guardian travel section, with an article looking at 10 of the best beaches in Europe for families.

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The South of France

James Villa Holidays appeared online in the Independent travel section, with an article comparing villas for all budgets.

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News from James Villa Holidays

James Villas launch summer sale

Summer is nearly here and if you're looking for a last minute holiday then we have the deal for you! With at least £400 off selected villas* across our destinations, choose a June, July, August or September villa holiday at a fraction of the price in our summer sale.

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Team up on holiday with villas for large groups

If you're looking to get away with friends or family, there's nothing better than sharing a villa together. And with our villas great for groups, you can extend to invite to up to 20 people!

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Create a wellness escape with James Villas' Holiday Resorts

With our customers increasingly looking for healthy and wellness breaks, our Holiday Resort accommodation offers this in their own unique way. Offering spas, gyms and plenty of food options they're ideal for a wellness escape.

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Head to Halkidiki, Greece, with James Villa Holidays

James Villa Holidays is delighted to offer guests even more choice in holiday destination, with the launch of a new region – Halkidiki, Greece.

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James Villa Holidays Partners with HomeToGo

James Villa Holidays has partnered with HomeToGo, the world's largest search engine for holiday rentals. The addition of exclusive properties from James Villa Holidays enlarges the HomeToGo collection in this high demand sector and provides users an even greater choice of luxury homes.

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A New Look for James Villa Holidays

The UK’s leading villa specialist unveils brand new logo, website, and additional Villa categories

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James Villas to work with British Airways Holidays

Almost 600 villas across Europe are being made available through the airline’s website. Destinations on offer from Heathrow and Gatwick include Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Partnering with BA will make it even easier for customers to find their perfect villa holiday.

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The James Villa Holiday Cycling Guide to top destinations

James Villas have released their first ever Cycling Guides, covering 15 different routes across 5 top destinations: Algarve, Cyprus, Mallorca, Menorca and Lanzarote. With so many holidaymakers taking to their bikes whilst abroad, the James Villas Holiday Cycling Guides are a great tool for exploring key destinations!

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James Villa Holidays releases new guide to Florida 2016

James Villas have released a fantastic new holiday guide for Florida 2016. The handpicked selection of places to stay and visit featured in the guide are based on results from a survey about James Villas trends and customer needs, so it’s a great roundup of a Florida 2016 holiday wish list.

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The perfect barbeque costs much less than you would expect

One of the most anticipated parts of a self-catering villa holiday is a barbeque outside by the pool. At James Villas we have put the cost of the perfect family barbeque for four to the test, comparing ingredients from the UK against one of Europe’s cheapest beach resorts, the Algarve.

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