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Now... Cosy up for half term in Wales

There's still availability at some of Sheepskin's Welsh cottages over half term. Examples include Little Manor, which has views of Snowdonia and cosy log-burning fires. Sleeping four people, it costs £465 for three nights starting any day from 15-20 February.

Soon... Spring cycling in Italy's heel

On 2 April, Headwater has a spring departure for its "Contrasts of Puglia" cycling holiday. Sleep in three hotels and a traditional trullo stone house for £1,349pp, B&B, with five other meals, bike hire and Alitalia flights from Heathrow via Milan to Bari.

Later...Plan a villa holiday in Corsica

A range of villa holidays with Corsican Places this summer includes a week at Casa Anna on 22 June for £569pp, based on four sharing. The Calvi Town apartment has whitewashed interiors and sea views. Transfers and Titan Airways flights from Gatwick are included.

Deals of the week

Less than £200...Bag a Spanish short break

For £168pp, you could spend three nights at Casa La Siesta in Andalucia from 21 February. The guesthouse is located in countryside outside the white town of Vejer de la Frontera. Breakfast and a chauffeur to local restaurants are included; flights are not.

Less than £500...Grab a city break in Madeira

Inspired Luxury Escapes has a summer city break in the Madeiran capital, Funchal, for £449pp. The package includes B&B at The Vine, a five-star hotel with a spa and rooftop pool. The price includes Gatwick flights on 16, 29, 30 May or 12, 13 June.

Less than £1,000... Ski in a French resort

Spend a week in the French ski resort of Courchevel Village for £559pp. Depart on 22 February with Monarch flights from Gatwick to Grenoble for a catered stay at Chalet Trois S, which has ski-in/ski-out access from the Proveres piste. skieurope