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Some Safe Bets for Family Holidays with Wimco International

Wimco International, the specialist villa company has wide range of villas throughout the South of France, Italy, the Caribbean and, for the first time, the Greek island of Mykonos. Some of the villas are particularly suited for families. The team at Wimco has put together some recommendations for families for Spring /Summer 2004 from their European portfolio. All the villas have outdoor swimming pools and all prices are for accommodation only.

Good Value: Les Truffiers, the Luberon, Provence

Why: This five bedroom villa is just £2,583 per week and sleeps up to ten people. This is a beautifully authentic Provencal mas set on a south-facing hillside with dramatic views over the Luberon Hills. Location: 8km to the shops Cost: From £2,583 per week

Great Facilities for Children: Villa Scopetello, Tuscany

Why: This is a six bedroom villa with a huge garden, swimming pool, a tennis court and a play area with swings and slides. The villa sleeps up to 12 people. Location: 5 minutes to the shops. Cost: From £4,850 per week

Families Who Holiday Together:L'Hameau des Antiquaires, Provence

Why : There are four separate two-bedroom villas set around a central courtyard for each family to stay in giving everybody a bit of privacy and indepence. When the families want to get together, there is also a large barn on the property which includes a huge sitting room and professional kitchen. Sleeps up to 18 people. Location : 3kms to the shops in L'Isle sur-la-Sorgue. Cost: From £3,812 per week

Beach-side Villas: Cap Benat, St Tropez

Why: A five bedroom villas set above a beach on the Cap Benat peninsula, this is a very private part of the coast and access to it is restricted. There is also a private harbour at Cap Benat where boats can be hired and sailing lessons organised. Sleeps up to ten people. Location: On the beach / 2 km to the shops.Cost: £8,386 per week

Best of Both Worlds: Il Baccatoio, Tuscany

Why: Great for children looking for sunshine and adults looking for a bit of culture. The four-bedroom villa is set equidistant between the beaches at Forte dei Marmi and the town of Pietrasanta, a gathering place from artists from all over the world. In the summer concerts and art exhibitions are held regularly here. Sleeps up to eight people. Location: 10 minutes to beach/ 10 minutes to Pietrasanta. Cost: From £3,200 per week

Total Luxury: Santa Marina, Mykonos

Why: A good choice for tired out parents. A villa set within a five star hotel providing guests with access to tennis courts, a beauty and fitness centre, private beach, the hotel’s helicopter and speedboat plus 24 hour room service. The villa has six bedrooms and an infinity pool. It sleeps up to 12 people. Location: 0.5km from the beach / 4km from town. Cost: From £5,400 per week

For further information visit www.wimco.com or email info@wimco.co.uk
Or telephone 0870 850 1144

Wimco International is a luxury villa and hotel reservations company, providing access to some of the world’s most beautiful and exceptional villas in Italy, the South of France and the Caribbean. Wimco's inspection process of visiting and evaluating each villa guarantees that a match is made for each client’s expectation of value. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client’s needs, whether it be private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

Wimco, established in 1983 as a specialist Caribbean private villa rental company, with exclusive representation of most of the private villas on St Barths through the Sibarth Real Estate Company, a Sotheby's International affiliate.

Press Information: Sarah Hurley / Charlotte Wilmots at Pineapple PR Tel: 020 7240 4141, Email: sarah.hurley@pineapplepr.com / charlotte.wilmots@pineapplepr.com

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