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UNDERpounds 100

ESCAPE to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as Celtic Haven is offering pre-Christmas short breaks of pounds 99pp for any three nights with the fourth night free. The converted cottages are available now till December 20. Also included is use of the Celtic Haven Leisure Club, a nine-hole headland golf course, tennis courts and a children's playground. Call 0183 487 0000.

GET all your Christmas shopping done in style at Westfield, the new shopping centre in West London. Pay pounds 79 pppn (based on two sharing) for bed and full English breakfast at the four-star K West hotel nearby. Call 0871 222 3055/

BEDFORD Lodge on the Isle of Wight is offering three nights for the price of two (pounds 78pp) until December 19. Located in Shanklin Old Village, Bedford Lodge is near a sandy beach. Price includes return car ferry crossings from Southampton to East Cowes. Visit or call 0844 844 2690.

FREE? Yes, we had to check the details again but Crerar Hotels, in Scotland and North Yorkshire, is offering free rooms at its hotels until December 22. Guests can choose from one of nine hotels, staying any two nights of the week and only paying for dinner and breakfast which is pounds 34.70pp per day. Visit or call 0870 950 6282 and quote PP42.

UNDERpounds 200

BOOK early at Butlins and get one free child place per unit of accommodation for school holidays or term-time weekends in 2009 (subject to availability). Prices for a family of four sharing a Silver self-catering apartment start at pounds 148, half the brochure price. Book by midnight January 31. Call 0845 070 4730/

SLOPE off to Le Genevrier in Haute-Savoie, France, for a week's skiing from pounds 161pp. Price includes cross-Channel travel for car and passengers with SeaFrance Dover-Calais Ferries, and seven nights' self-catering accommodation, based on four sharing. Visit

ENJOY New Year in Paris on a threenight break departing December 30 from pounds 159 pp. Price includes return coach travel and accommodation at a business class hotel. Call Cooperative Travel on 0845 600 3063 or visit

SKI in Mayrhofen, Austria, for seven nights from pounds 169 on a B&B basis. Nonskiers can enjoy the resort's bowling, sledding and nearby Salzburg. Flights depart Gatwick from December 13. Visit

UNDER pounds 300

A seven-night holiday in Majorca now costs from pounds 205pp, saving pounds 84. Thomson offers seven nights at the 4T Santa Lucia in Majorca on half-board flying from Gatwick. The price includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and all taxes and charges. To book, visit or call 0871 231 5595.

Thomson has flights from Manchester to Tel Aviv over Christmas and Hanukkah from pounds 283.98 return. Departs December 21. Visit or call 0870 190 0737.

UNDER pounds 400

HAVE a Maltese Christmas and depart Manchester on December 20 or 21 for a week on the island staying in a four-star hotel. From pounds 379pp, price includes return flights from Manchester, return airport transfers and seven nights' B&B accommodation plus dinner on Christmas Eve at the fourstar San Antonio Hotel in Bugibba. Call 0845 604 0035/

SPEND New Year in Cyprus at the Hotel Atlantica Golden Beach in Paphos. Departs Stansted December 31 for seven nights half-board from pounds 385pp based on two sharing. Includes flights, transfers and taxes. Call 0871 231 3237/

UNDER pounds 500

WATCH the waves roll in on Christmas Day at the five-star Sail Lofts in St Ives - just 20 metres from Porthmeor Beach. They have a special package of a week in a one-bedroom apartment for pounds 466 over Christmas. Call 0173 679 9773/

VISIT Santa and fly from Bristol to Rovaniemi Airport in Lapland, staying three nights' B&B at Hotel Rantasipi Pohjanhovi from pounds 429pp. Departs December 14. Call 0871 664 9011 or visit www.first

UNDER pounds 600

DIRECT Holidays has seven nights in the Dominican Republic from pounds 589pp staying at three-star Fun Tropicale Beach Resort in Playa Dorada on all-inclusive.

Departs Gatwick January 10. Call 0871 664 7764/

UNDER pounds 800

GRAB two weeks in Cape Verde from just pounds 799pp. Departing Gatwick December 8, this offer is based on two sharing on B&B basis at the three-star Djadsal Holiday Club in Sal. Includes flights, transfers and taxes.

Call 0845 330 2071 or visit


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Date:Dec 6, 2008
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