Patience is a... money saver

If you've patiently been waiting to bag that last-minute holiday deal, your time has come! A luxury eco cottage in Devon, a wine fueled break in Tuscany and an all inclusive getaway in the Maldives lay in wait...

Devon: Head to Luppitt in rural Devon (close to Jurassic Coast) and live like an eco warrior at the luxury Swallows Nest cottage. The two-bed self-catering pad is powered by wind, sun, wood and water and is set in 30 acres of woodland, water gardens and orchards. Where does the luxury bit come in? Try a 5* classification that comes complete with walk in showers, sleek furnishings and top notch organic nosh. Book through Responsible Travel.
July 17-24: reduced from £700 to £550; July 24-31: reduced from £750 to £600 (both all inclusive).

Tuscany: Wine buffs should try the Chianti Classico winery in the gorgeous village of Lornano deep in the Tuscan countryside. Sangiovese is one of three villas on the estate and comes with a grand farmhouse kitchen, a fireplace and use of a pool. Sleeps six. Book through Invitation to Tuscany.
Book before Jul 31 for 50% off. July 18-25 and August 1-8, pay £865 a week (save £865).

Maldives: Surround yourself with a crystal blue lagoon on Summer Island Village. The Maldivian island resort is only 3* but comes with a ton of water sports facilities, simple but air-conned accommodation (including water bungalows) and white sands on its doorstep. Book through Mark's Travel.
Travel Jul 26 and get 7-nights all inclusive (including flights and transfers) from £989.

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