Second home and holiday home owners used to be able to claim discounts in their council tax in the United Kingdom, as the property is vacant for much of the year. This is no longer true in many areas, including Carmarthenshire; if the property is empty (but furnished) no discount is permitted and the owner will be liable to pay the tax in full. But, In Cornwall, since 2004 second home owners can claim a 10% discount in their council tax. Prior to 2004, they could claim a 50% discount in Cornwall, they are still able to claim 50% in many other areas in England. The Welsh movement, Cymuned, promote the principle that owners of holiday homes should pay double the standard rate of council tax, as they do not otherwise invest in the local community. Testimony of this is to be seen in a report on the effect of holiday homes in Scotland, which found that those who went on holiday to Scotland spent an average of £57 a day, in comparison to just £32 a day spent by those visiting their holiday or second homes.
Jet off to Portugal to where you’ll find miles of sandy beaches on the south coast and a capital city that’s rich in history and culture. Lisbon’s vibrant atmosphere will have you coming back year after year, but if beach holidays are your thing, head to the Algarve where you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding your favourite Portugal villas with private pools.
When planning villa rentals, it’s important to consider what you want from your holiday. Do you want to relax around the pool and fit in sightseeing at a leisurely pace, or is a central location that minimises the travelling distance to major sights your top priority? That’s why it’s a good idea to list your must haves, as well as the amenities you would like to have – while remembering to keep an open mind.
Majorca is well-loved holiday destination for walkers and cyclists from around the world who come to explore the foothills of the quiet and peaceful Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. There is a thriving cycling culture attracting both the pro teams and road cycling fanatics as well as people cycling for fun and exercise. Rugged mountain trails lead to remote valleys, while carefully signed routes give way to long-forgotten mule tracks and hidden [more] mountain passes. You might pass through sleepy villages, or find yourself on a clifftop gazing town at the turquoise sea. Coastal walks are popular, particularly up towards the Cap de Formentor on the North Easterly Coast of Mallorca. There are even people brave enough to walk or cycle up the hair-raising, twisty road that takes you to the top. If you are lucky you might see or hear some of the indigenous birds of the islands such as vultures, bee-eaters, Audouin's gulls, ospreys, night herons, Eleonara's falcons, scops owls or hoopoes! [less]
TUI's Villas Collection offers everything from authentic haciendas and swanky pads to fit all sizes whether there is two of you or ten. Car hire is included, too, so you can get exploring as soon as you arrive. Or, if you fancy more relaxing and less action, opt for a private pool. The only other decision you will have to make is the destination. Pick between Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain or Italy.
Si vous êtes en panne d'idées sur la destination de vos prochaines vacances, sachez que vous pourrez trouver votre bonheur un peu partout dans le monde : louer une maison au Portugal, une villa dans le Var ou encore partez vous ressourcer dans une villa en corse avec piscine ou une location de maison en Thailande, sans oublier le dépaysement d'une maison au Maroc ou d'une villa à Bali.
By booking self catering accommodation in Cape Town, you can enjoy a more private setting, while having the freedom to come and go at any hour of the day or night. Whether you are indulging in a luxury self-catering villa with sea and mountain views or spending your time in a more intimate and cosmopolitan self-catering apartment in the vibrant city centre, Holiday Apartments' stunning and varied selection of self-catering accommodation options will have something perfectly suited to your accommodation requirements.
In 2000, 3,578,718, or 3.09% of the American housing stock, were holiday or second homes, compared with 2.66% in 1990, and 1.87% in 1980. 26% of all these are located in the north-eastern states, with approximately 250,199 (7% of all the second homes in the U.S.) located in New York, and Maine having the largest percentage of its housing stock as second homes.
Cette région située à l'extrême Sud du Portugal est de plus en plus recherché et offre un panel d'activités diverses à ses visiteurs : excursions, visites de villages typiques, nombreuses plages, activités nautiques variées, parcs d'attraction... Parmi ses attraits, de magnifiques plages de sable blanc aux eaux turquoises et un littoral bordé de falaises magnifiques, profices à des visites en mer et excursions en bateau. Découvrez les belles villas avec piscine privée que nous proposons, des villas de bon confort et de qualité pour un séjour réussi !
We had the most relaxing, thrilling and genuine vacation experience imaginable. The house, its pool and its beautiful setting is a paradise in itself and Giuseppe took care of us in a wonderful and most hospitable way. Sant' Ambroggio's inhabitants welcomed us in every way and we felt very much as part of the village life for a week. We would return tomorrow if we could! … see more
Entre amis, louer une villa dans le Var peut se révéler bien plus économique que d'aller à l'hôtel pour une semaine et surtout bien plus agréable! C'est l'occasion de partir à plusieurs pour les vacances sans manquer d'espace. L'été, choisissez une maison avec piscine pour éviter les grosses chaleurs et alterner toute la journée baignade et farniente. Le soir, vous pourrez encore prendre des bains de minuit après un bon barbecue si vous en avez envie.
Located at the eastern end of Franklin County, Alligator Point is accessed via US Highway 98 and County Road 370. Alligator Point’s protected bay, Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve, encompasses 14,366 acres and serves as a nursery for many game fish species such as grouper, snapper, cobia, tarpon, and redfish. Miles of pristine beaches, an abundance of shallow bays, marshes and fresh water rivers provide great outdoor opportunities including deep sea and sight fishing, boating, kayaking, bird and wildlife viewing.
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Idéale pour partir en vacances en famille, la location de maison vous permet d'emmener enfants, bébés, chiens et chats sans déranger personne et sans être dérangé. En louant une villa pour les vacances en Corse, vous pourrez passez des vacances au vert et profiter du terrain pour faire un peu de sport en famille. En effet, certaines locations de maison sont parfois équipées de terrain de tennis privé, piscine, table de ping-pong, etc.
"Ten friends and one bambino enjoying the delights of Villa Santoro - what more could we ask for? This amazing place has the real ‘wow’ factor, we’ve really enjoyed relaxing, swimming, drinking gallons of vino, eating like kings, laughing, pool games, siestas in the afternoons, cooking on the barbecue, making the most of the space and relaxing atmosphere. We visited Cisternino and Martina Franca markets, tasted amazing pecorino and bought kilos of fresh local fruit and vegetables.We dined at Bel Italia in Cisternino, tucked into pizzas in Martina Franca, visited vineyards and olive groves and had several walks in the lanes around the villa picking wild blackberries on the way. It has been 'trulli trulli amazing'."
There were 29,299 holiday/summer homes in Scotland on the 2001 Scottish Census, which accounted for 1.3% of Scotland's housing stock. This figure was 19,756 in 1981, but the majority of the increase occurred during the 1990s. The greatest increase was seen in urban areas, contrary to the usual trends, and increased especially in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. But the majority of holiday/second homes are still to be found in rural areas, notably, 47% of these are to be found in the remote rural areas, where one in every eight house is a holiday or second home.
We offer affordable quality villas, flats and self catering accommodation in Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Polis, Ayia Napa, (Agianapa) Vavla, Tochni, Peyia, Coral Bay, Pomos, Pissouri, Protaras, Paralimni, Fig Tree bay and many more locations throughout Cyprus. Our accommodation is accurately described and real feedback is available. One of the most frequently asked questions is : ' Is that the price per day for the whole villa?' The answer is 'Yes we are that cheap or reasonably priced - it's not per person, it for the whole villa!'
Opter pour une location de villa avec piscine, c’est rechercher une solution optimale pour passer des vacances de rêve en toute tranquillité. Quelle que soit la destination de votre choix, ce type de location saisonnière répondra sans doute à l’ensemble de vos attentes. En famille ou avec des amis, chacun pourra conserver son intimité et profiter d’une chambre voire d’une salle de bain. La cuisine aménagée et équipée vous permettra d’être entièrement indépendant en ce qui concerne les repas. Vous ne serez plus dépendant des horaires de début et de fin de service. Déjeuner ou diner à l’extérieur sera un choix et non plus une contrainte.
The next time you travel, stay at one of these San Diego Vacation Rentals and spend your days sunning on the white sands of Mission Beach, sailing the calm waters of Mission Bay or bicycling, skating or jogging the 2-mile beach boardwalk that is only steps away from these beach homes along the coast. Most properties are less than a 15-minute walk to San Diego’s famous and historical Belmont Park, with its famous Big Dipper roller coaster and the largest pool in Southern California, a short drive or bus ride away from Sea World, San Diego Zoo or Balboa Park, there is no shortage of sites to see or things to do while your family enjoys a vacation in one of these San Diego Vacation Rentals.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.