If you're planning a family holiday in Spain and like the idea of staying in your own property, with the freedom to eat at your own convenience, then you may wish to consider renting a villa at La Torre Resort.
Properties are available with heated swimming pools and gardens, making them an ideal option for families and large groups.
The villas also feature spacious terraces where holidaymakers can enjoy their evening meals or cook up a storm on the barbecue.
What's more, the properties are furnished to an extremely high standard and come equipped with televisions, DVD players, linen, towels, dishwashers and washing machines.
Brits hoping to escape the wintery weather and take a holiday in Spain over the coming months will find no shortage of accommodation options at La Torre Resort.
Located in Murcia, which is served by several airlines from the UK, it has something to suit all tastes, from serviced hotel rooms to self-catering apartments.
One option for holidaymakers is to choose one of La Torre's rental townhouses, which typically have two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There are three different styles to pick from - Madrono, Cornical and Palmito - and all come furnished to a high standard.
The number of people searching for holidays to Spain and other popular destinations is on the increase, it has been revealed.
Research carried out by Hotels.com found that searches for breaks abroad are up by 400 per cent, with demand set to go through the roof on January 18th the "most depressing" day of the year.
Alison Couper, global communications director for the website, suggested that the rise in demand is hardly surprising, given the icy conditions currently enveloping the country.
Holidays in Spain have been searched for by more holiday home fans than any other type of summer break so far this year, new figures from one portal have shown.
According to holidaylettings.co.uk, the country has been the top summer destination since Boxing Day and is also the number two location for winter sun and Easter.
Those enjoying their golf holidays in Spain at La Torre Golf Resort may wish to take a break from the destination's 18-hole course and head to the nearby Murcia Cathedral for a taste of local history.
The 14th century religious site is free to enter and boasts a mix of impressive architectural designs, covering the gothic, baroque and renaissance periods.
Among the most iconic landmarks in the city, it was built up over the course of 600 years and is famous for its bell tower, which is over 90 metres in height and took two centuries to complete.
Murcia Cathedral is one of a number of locations the La Torre website suggests is worth a visit, along with the Roman Theatre, which is just 20 minutes away from the resort.
La Manga Club, the luxury holiday resort in Spain, is offering travellers the opportunity to spend seven nights there for the price of five during the May half-term break.
The five-star destination, which is renowned for its world class sports facilities, announced the two nights free special this week, making it available to everyone booking a vacation for the May 24th to June 5th period before February 28th.
Guests already receive complimentary access to the resort's fitness centre and spa, but those taking advantage of this special offer will enjoy a number of other benefits, such as free golf and spa treatments and free kids' club sessions.
They can also cut down on accommodation costs, with rooms for children aged 12 and under at half price and the option to save up to 776 (£693) per double room.
Those who have decided to take their holidays in Spain at La Manga Club this week can watch three top class women's football matches for free.
At 18:00 local time today, Norway - who finished in third place at the 2009 European Championship - will take on 2007 World Cup quarter-finalists China in a friendly at the luxury resort's football centre, with admission costing absolutely nothing.
Following that, at the same time on Friday January 15th, Norway will face off against Women's Euro 2009 runners-up England, who have been training at the facility this week.
The final game of the series takes place at 16:00 on Saturday January 16th and will see Norway play China again in a rematch.
The owner of El Puntal Equestrian Centre, next to La Manga Club resort in Murcia, has claimed his facility will be able raise the bar for quality of service after the appointment of a new chief instructor.
In an announcement published by the Leader, Nigel Williams said the centre "can now offer a standard of teaching and horse care not previously seen" in the region as a result of Eduardo Rius Brugue taking on the role, claiming that his "experience, knowledge and ability is second to none".
He added that El Puntal can now aim to become "truly top class", which would fit in well with its neighbour La Manga - a luxury destination for holidays in Spain, world renowned for its professional-standard sport offerings.
Mr Brugue, who will also take on the position of general manager, has been teaching for 25 years and has worked alongside successful Olympians Courtney King and Beatriz Ferrer-Salat.
Spain is an excellent place to visit for a vacation during the summer, according to one travel company.
Recommending a number of healthy trips for the family this year, First Choice claimed that the country "makes a perfect summer holiday destination".
It focused on health breaks to show the options that are out there for travellers who made new year's resolutions to treat their body better and stay fit throughout 2010.
One ideal location to visit is La Manga Club, a luxury holiday resort in Spain known the world over for its top class leisure and sports facilities.
A number of famous rugby players will enjoy the delights of La Manga Club this May as the Wooden Spoon Celebrity Rugby Golf Classic takes place.
Former British and Irish Lions captain Gavin Hastings will be at the luxury holiday resort in Spain for the May 19th to 23rd event, along with the most-capped forward in rugby union history Jason Leonard and fellow England internationals Matt Perry and Mark Regan.
A statement announcing the tournament was published this week by Golf Monthly and Wooden Spoon claimed to be "delighted" to be staging it at "the beautiful La Manga Club".
Those taking part will stay at the deluxe Principe Felipe Hotel La Manga Club and will compete at the resort's North and South championship courses in teams of three, with each group including one rugby star.