Top 10 holiday villas in Spain

12 August 2016

Sunny Spain has been a long-time favourite for British holiday-makers looking for a quick and convenient escape to the continent, but why not cast aside any notion of the traditional package deal and consider booking your very own villa? Here's our top 10:

1. Los Nisperos De Paco, Andalucia

Escape to a breath-taking mountain setting just 20 kilometres from the Costa del Sol's famous sandy beaches and enjoy magical views over whitewashed towns and rustic vineyards at this contemporary, five-bedroom holiday home.

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2. Masia Pairal, Barcelona

Just 40 minutes away from Barcelona and four kilometres from the trendy beach town of Sitges, this nine-bedroom, traditional Catalan manor house boasts an elegantly furnished interior, shimmering pool and spacious gardens to get lost in.

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3. Finca Ca'n Fiol, Mallorca

Artfully blending traditional Mallorcan architecture and modern design, this restored stone farmhouse provides the perfect rural retreat for up to six guests. Wake up to a dip in your own saltwater pool and the blissful scenery of the surrounding countryside.

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4. La Calma, Gran Canaria

Live out your Grand Designs fantasies with this stylish, contemporary palace, situated within Salobre Golf Resort on Gran Canaria's southern coast. Maybe take a turn or two on the course while you're there?

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5. Gran Duchess, Tenerife

This tastefully decorated villa, the largest of the Royal Gardens Villas and Spa Resort, offers a secluded hide-away for couples who want to treat themselves to a taste of pure, unadulterated luxury. Take a dip in the turquoise plunge pool, soak up the sensational sea views and take advantage of the daily champagne breakfast buffet.

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6. Villa Andalucia, Costa del Sol

This magnificent villa, just a stone's throw from the charming towns of Puerto Banus and Ronda, is ideal for large groups of up to 20 guests. Be prepared to be blown away by its sumptuous interior and outstanding features including a Jacuzzi and large, freeform pool.

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7. El Cid, Costa del Sol

Another option for groups of up to 20, this stunning, contemporary villa has been furnished lavishly within and boasts a well-equipped outside cooking area with BBQ, pizza oven, bar and terrace where you can enjoy views that stretch all the way out to Gibraltar.

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8. Maitreya, Menorca

Stay well-connected with this spacious, six-bedroom villa, located right in the heart of the popular resort of Son Bou, famous for boasting the longest beach in Menorca. Swim in the glittering terrace pool and soak up spectacular sea views from this island retreat.

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9. Vallamo, Lanzarote

Families with older children or groups of friends will fall in love with this chic four-bedroom villa with its breath-taking view of Puerto Calero's exclusive marina. If the sea views aren't enough, you can also enjoy a glorious mountain vista too.

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10. Buddha, Lanzarote

Those that can't live without their mod-cons will find heaven at this hi-tech, six-bedroom villa with its well-equipped kitchen, huge satellite TV with surround sound and gaming facilities. A large pool with wheelchair access, sauna and gym puts the icing on the cake.

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Booking your own villa in Spain allows you to live like a local whilst discovering the hidden sides of this beautiful country. We guarantee you'll never want to leave.

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