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"What a fantastic area. It was great for our children with lots to do and we loved it too, so much so that we are returning next year to the same place."
Mrs L Wiltshire, Oxon

Hammam House
View Hammam House property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
31 May   £ 950
Now from £ 650

View Lithos property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
31 May   £1,195
Now from £ 750

Old Bakery
(Chania) - Crete
View Old Bakery property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
31 May   £ 950
Now from £ 625

Casa Abeto
Conil de la Frontera - Andalucia
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Sleeps 1 - 4
2 June   £ 595
Now from £ 495

(Fiscardo) - Kefalonia
View Dorethea property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
2 June   £1,950
Now from £1,225

Quinta da Pousada
Ponte de Lima - Costa Verde and Minho
View Quinta da Pousada property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
3 June   £ 895
Now from £ 775

Finca Frölich
Pollença - Mallorca
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Sleeps 1 - 11
3 June   £2,750
Now from £1,695

Casa Manue
Conil de la Frontera - Andalucia
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Sleeps 1 - 6
3 June   £ 695
Now from £ 595

Skopelos Town - Skopelos
View Danai property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
3 June   £1,150
Now from £ 750

Eido Vello
(Gondomar) - Galicia
View Eido Vello property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
3 June   £ 695
Now from £ 625

Tzaneria Tree
(Skopelos Town) - Skopelos
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Sleeps 1 - 2
3 June   £ 895
Now from £ 675

View Serelleta property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
4 June   £1,650
Now from £ 995

La Palfessière
Tarn - South West France
View La Palfessière property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
4 June   £ 795
Now from £ 695

La Palfessière
Tarn - South West France
View La Palfessière property details
Sleeps 5 - 8
4 June   £ 895
Now from £ 795

Mas St Siffrein
Inland Provence - Provence and Cote d'Azur
View Mas St Siffrein property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
4 June   £1,195
Now from £ 895

HOME | About Vintage Travel

About Vintage Travel

Image of Brittany, Rennes Lauraine
Whether you are one of our many returning clients who use our services each year or whether you are yet to 'discover' us, I extend a very warm welcome to you all.

Now in our third decade of business, we are still a very independent company, a rare breed nowadays and we pride ourselves on delivering good 'old fashioned' service. We realise that not everyone wants to book online and that travel brochures still have a place in helping to select the perfect holiday.

When you call us you will speak directly to a member of our knowledgeable team. We will happily talk to you for as long as you like, passing on our 'insider knowledge' or tips to ensure you get the perfect property.
No rush, let's just make sure that it's right for you.

Our personal service

Our helpful reservations team regularly visit all the areas, are highly knowledgeable about the houses that we offer and have a wealth of first hand experience of the unique character, traditions and customs of each of our destinations. When you call us you will speak to a member of our dedicated team who has in-depth knowledge of the houses that we offer and their surrounding areas.

We encourage you to talk to our specialist team, who take a pride in their ability to answer those detailed questions that are so important in making the right choice of holiday. Whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or part of a large group, we are here to guide you through the selection process of finding the perfect holiday.

Atmos Mountain Range, Lanzarote
Our wealth of experience extends far beyond selecting character houses and whilst we have added more destinations over the years, we remain truly passionate about the holidays we offer.

This passion continues to the people who will look after you abroad, who will be keen to share with you their knowledge of the region and its local secrets. They are passionate about the country they live in and are enthusiastic about showing their extensive local knowledge.

Friendly, discreet and unobtrusive, their aim is to help you to get the most out of your holiday. Having ensured that you have settled in, their role is to be there at the end of a telephone, or in person, when you require their help and advice, and they will respect your desire for privacy at other times.

Tell them how you would like to spend your time on holiday and they will be happy to advise you about a whole host of activities and events, and during their visit they will be able to recommend restaurants and provide you with information about local events, festivals, boat hire, cycle hire, horse riding, walks etc.

Not all of our houses are visited by a representative: in some areas the owner, caretaker or local agent will look after you. Whichever the case, you will always find that they are more than eager to share their knowledge.

In each of our houses you will find a copy of our own extensive guide book, put together using our accumulated knowledge of the immediate area: it contains information on places of interest, ideas for days out, restaurant recommendations, suggested things to do and local contact information.

Our property selection
Staying in a private home is the perfect way to spend your holiday. It gives you complete freedom, privacy and your very own space in which to relax and unwind. Our wide selection of properties covers everything from ancient, historic houses in rural areas to modern day contemporary homes close to beaches.

They are suitable for holidays for every occasion: from a cottage hideaway for a couple or a two or three bedroom house for a family holiday, to villas large enough for several families wishing to holiday together.

Whichever destination you choose, you are assured of our commitment to providing carefully selected houses, usually off the main tourist trails, where you can discover the local lifestyle. Whether it's a traditional mountain retreat or a modern villa just a few steps from a delightful beach, you will be able to experience the authentic character and spirit of the region from your holiday home.

Most prices shown throughout this website and in our brochures are for the rental of the property on a 'per week per property' basis, where the duration is not for seven nights, the duration of nights is shown in brackets and the price is for the property for the specified duration.

Included in your Vintage Travel holiday:

Mussels in Catalunya
Just a few of You?
Unlike other companies we never charge an under occupancy supplement, in fact in many cases we offer an under occupancy discount.

If there are just a few of you travelling, outside of the peak summer holidays, why not stay in one of our larger houses and pay a reduced rental price.

Our unique pricing offers you the opportunity to enjoy the extra space and the privacy provided by a larger property.

Of course, we promise that you will still have exclusive use of the property, grounds and swimming pool. Just look out for the phrase 'small party rate' and the dual pricing panels, as shown below, throughout the brochure.

That little bit extra...
From stocking the fridge to a poolside pamper session, we can help arrange the little details to make your holiday that extra bit special.

It may be that you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary and would like to make the day special. Perhaps you'd like to visit a historic site or take a guided walk, or maybe have a local cook come to prepare a meal in the comfort of your own holiday home. Whatever it is, we are here to help.

Our additional services vary from region to region and from property to property. Just give us a ring and our staff will guide you through the options for your holiday.

Private chefs and cooking service
What better way is there of getting to know a region than sampling the local cuisine? At some of our properties we can arrange to have a meal prepared for you during your holiday. Sometimes we can call on the services of a local cook to come to your villa or even help you plan a cooking day tutored by a top chef!

Extra Cleaning Service
We know that the vast majority of our clients want a certain level of privacy whilst on holiday and our cleaning service is organised to cause you the minimum of intrusion. Additional cleaning or laundry services can usually be arranged at a cost of approx €15 - €20 per hour (payable locally).

Stock the Fridge
Going to the shops and local markets is a great part of the holiday experience. However we appreciate that you may not wish to dash out to the shops as soon as you arrive on holiday, particularly if you are on a later flight. In all our properties we provide a basic welcome pack and in some properties we can do some additional shopping on your behalf. Simply contact us at least two weeks before you leave the UK and we will take care of it for you. (A service charge may apply.)

Pamper by the pool
A good holiday should leave you feeling totally relaxed and help you forget the stresses of day-to-day life. What better way is there to unwind than being pampered by the pool with a massage, at a time to suit you? This service is available in all of our properties in Mallorca and other selected properties.

Beachside in CatalunyaHow to use our brochure & web site

Whether you are a seasoned traveller or have yet to experience the delights of our destinations, I hope that you will discover a beautiful property in which to spend your next holiday. All of our properties are online with detailed property lists divided by area accessible through links at the top of each page.

Information on each region is colour-coded for ease of navigation and includes a detailed and tempting description of the area - shown online under the Area Information links.

These pages include links to area maps, details of how to get to your chosen destination, regional festivals or holy days, an idea of climate and any other important or interesting regional information. Each property description page includes information on the facilities available and the property setting.

The name and location of the property is followed by a checklist giving: capacity(number of people); number of bedrooms; number of bathrooms; any other features of the property, for example approximate distance to beach.

Specific details of the house facilities are given under the heading 'Accommodation' about half way down the page on the individual property pages of this web site. This includes description of the public rooms and facilities of the house, bedroom accommodation and bathrooms/shower rooms. Further information describes the garden/grounds, pool dimensions, car parking etc.

On each property description page a small map of the area is shown, if clicked a larger area map will be shown with a grid reference to indicate the approximate property location as a guide, rather than a strictly accurate pinpoint. A considerable amount of further information is given on the supporting pages of this web site. Car hire prices, suggested ferry crossings and flight routes, insurance details, booking conditions and our booking form can be found online, from the villa page links or from the Car hire page.

Creating Perfect Holidays...
We believe that you should be able to tailor your holiday to your individual needs. This means careful selection of a property that is just right for you, the flexibility to decide when and how to travel, with our helpful guidance through the whole process.

Our pricing structure

Our prices are shown per property per week (unless an alternate duration in nights is shown); they are not per person. However, a number of our properties are available at a lower rate when occupied by a couple or smaller group, and these rates are shown on the price panel alongside the standard rates. When costing our holiday villas, we take account of the fact that most bookings are for a two week holiday. Where a booking crosses two price bands the appropriate weekly rates are charged. Prices do not include car hire, flights or ferries, although our staff will be happy to advise on suitable options of travel.

Travel arrangements and insurance

We are not a 'Package Holiday' company, which means that you have complete flexibility in planning your travel arrangements. You can opt to take your own car and make use of the various Channel crossings available. If you prefer to fly, the majority of our holiday destinations are served by a range of airlines, with departures from many regional airports in the UK.

We are agents for and have access to all the major charter, scheduled and low cost carriers and are happy to cost any flight for you. We can also book all of your airport parking or valet parking on your behalf.

Many people are now considering the advantages of train travel. There are now some very good high speed train links between the UK and other European destinations and this form of transport comes with something extra - magnificent scenery! It's also very green - producing 90% less carbon than flying.

Car hire is also an important part of your holiday arrangements and will generally enhance the pleasure of your holiday by enabling you to explore the surrounding area at your own pace. We can arrange car hire for you at every one of the airports near our destinations and smooth the way so that the vehicle is ready and waiting to meet your flight.

We can arrange your holiday insurance too, at competitive prices. For information on car hire, channel crossings, flights, trains and holiday insurance please click here.

Financial Security

We realise that financial protection is a consideration when choosing a holiday company. To ensure that you have complete peace of mind and to offer you 100% financial security, we have lodged a considerable bond with ABTA - The Travel Association (member number: V5643). ATOL - Air Tour Operators License.