One of the perks of being a teacher is knowing exactly when your summer holiday will be. Interhome, the rental specialist, is offering TES readers discounts of between 8 and 25 per cent on a choice of more than 1,000 holiday homes across Europe for bookings made before the end of November.
If you decide to splash out on a five-star, 19th-century villa for six near Perugia and Assisi in Umbria with original frescoes and a swimming pool, you could save more than pound;700. The price is pound;1,910 for seven nights (ref I5516820). Other offers include a saving of pound;300 on a hilltop villa with pool (pictured), 300 metres from the sea on the Cote d'Azur, that sleeps eight for pound;2,805 for seven nights (ref F8635105); or save pound;176 and pay pound;466 for a holiday in an apartment for five with mountain views and use of an indoor pool in the beautiful Swiss resort of Lotschental, part of a Unesco world heritage area (ref C3917 651a).
The holiday homes are subject to availability, but as some get booked up, others will join the discounted list. TES readers who call Interhome will be given a "personalised" list of properties that match their individual requirements (020 8891 1294; www.interhome.co.uk).