Going on holiday and visiting some of the best beaches in Europe really makes for a fantastic time. The great thing is that you can even find some holiday villas and cottages nearby, so getting plenty of sun, sea and sand every day is a given.
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunning s …see more
Tucked away in the heart of Enid Blyton country is a charming two-bedroom cottage with lots of living space, a rolling garden and uninterrupted views over the majestic ruins of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. Furnished with a quirky eye and an emphasis on comfort, …see more
“Fantastic location, lovely cottage with everything you need.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
The cottage is conveniently located just above corfe castle within easy reach of swanage beach and studland bay. The cottage is safe and well equipped with everything you need. The owner is very atten… More
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Holidaying with other half, sis and only slightly grouchy 14 year old nephew for a week in a cottage in a quiet Dorset village could have gone one of two ways....happily, the Old Reading Room was abov… More
Villa Las Meninas is a new detached villa in a peaceful location. The villa has 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & sleeps up to 6 people. We have tried to make the villa into a home from home & as such it is furnished to a very high standard & equipped with …see more
My auntie stayed in this villa for my wedding in October. The villa was clean,spacious and everything she need. Sharon was very helpful and my Aunt reports that getting the keys was of ease and made e… More
“Beautiful villa with all mod cons and in set in a quiet location.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Beautiful Villa with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
The pool around the corner was excellent and most days we had it to ourselves.
I would not hesitate in booking this Villa for a futur… More
Reviewed 25 Jul 2012
We stayed here as a family with 3 children and I couldn't have chosen any better. Spotlessly clean - and I'm very particular when in self catering accom and tastefully decorated. It had absolutely ev… More
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
Bay Front Dream Home. If the water is your passion, come stay in this beautiful bayfront home. Bring your morning cup of coffee to the screen-enclosed pool and lanai to watch the sunrise over Estero Bay. Enjoy fishing from the boat dock, watch the dolphins or its just …see more
This three bedroom bungalow has stunning and unrivaled views and direct access to the sandy beach and sea. The path on the sea wall is part of the network of coastal walks from the quiet village of Bacton, Norfolk.Within the bungalow you'll find- master bedroom wit …see more
*Suitable for a single, a couple, or family with 2 children plus an infant.
*Wi Fi free.
*Private swimming pool for those long summer days. Surrounded by colour and greenery. Child safety fence.
*BBQ on the cosy private patio to finish off th …see more
We spent seven weeks in the beautiful unit with Ruth.
Since years we spend January through March in Western Australia, but we never have had such a beautiful accommodation with garden and pool to ou… More
First Floor Apartment (approximately 130sqm) of the Altmore block of apartments in the V&A Marina. This semi-serviced apartment has 2 en-suite bedrooms and an open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen area, with large sliding doors opening up to a private covered balcony …see more
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful Waterfront apartment for 2 weeks over Easter. The rooms are light and spacious and every possible convenience is provided. Not only was … More
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure … More
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
We stayed at Altmore 104 with our two children (9 & 14), the owner Richard was great to deal with and he has equipped the apartment out really well. The apt is in an excellent location on the V&A wat… More
The apartment is warm and very welcoming atmosphere spacious open plan lounge with 3 sunny small balconies, fully furnished including leather settees, plasma TV, DVD, Satellite and WiFi. The Fitted kitchen is contemporary with a state of the art vitro ceramic cooker an …see more
Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, … More
“Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.
Excellent customer service from local contact - a problem with the boiler was resolved (new boiler fitted) all within 2 hours … More
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Palma and stayed in this lovely apartment. We have been to Majorca many times and stayed in Palma quite a few of those times, normally staying … More
Accommodation: Named as one of the Top 50 UK holiday cottages in 2016 by the Guardian Newspaper, Eller How House is the self-contained West wing of an architect designed Regency Country house. There are many quirky and unusual features, from the ornate plasterwork in th …see more
Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs pr… More
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
The house and garden were gorgeous and had everything you could possibly need. The house is huge, with beautiful rooms including the drawing room and main bedroom. It's extremely comfortable, fabulous… More
Thank-you for taking time to write a review and for the lovely comments. We would love to see you all again, but do bear in mind that the Lake District weather is not always so good.I am glad that you found so much for your family to do in the area and left feeling that there was still more to explore.
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We spent a long weekend at Eller How House and are already considering when we could possibly return. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished, with a big kitchen and nice dining area. There is a … More
Thank-you for writing a review, we do hope to see all (or some of you) again. Try a different time of year, Eller How is beautiful in the Autumn too!
John and Helen
Primrose Cottage has recently under gone a renovation and is contemporary yet retaining much of its traditional charm.
Located only a 3 minute walk from the Blue Flag beach of Porthmeor and 5 minutes from the extensive range of shops and restaurants in St Ives.
The …see more
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive.
My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home.
Have booked ag… More
“Fabulous break in beautiful unique Cornish Cottage”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I have just enjoyed a fabulous break at Primrose Cottage with my husband for our sons 2nd birthday. The cottage was perfect. A lot of thought has clearly gone into providing everything needed for fa… More
Located on the Fuerteventura golf resort this bungalow is tastefully furnished to a high standard.It has a lounge, separate kitchen and bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. The lounge opens on to a large terrace with a garden to the front, side and rear of the property.The h …see more
We stayed in Jim's bungalow for one week 4-11 June 2016 and it was all we could ask for and more. The bungalow is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was just wonderful having the communal … More
Awarded Certificate of excellence 2014 by Tripadvisor. Location, Location Location: This Victorian building (Onslow Villa) is located in the very heart of Southsea in a residential conservation area which is just 300m from both Southsea Common and the shops, bars and r …see more
Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and
everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central locati… More
“Perfect Location for a family break.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
We stayed here for a few days over new year with our 2 young children and my wife's parents. The house was beautiful, finished to a very high spec with enough room for us to enjoy without being crowde… More
“A weekend to remember and one to be repeated!”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2013
Booked this apartment to celebrate a special Birthday with 3 generations of family. It looked lovely on the internet but when we got there it was even better! Very spacious, well equipped and luxuriou… More
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally …see more
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Milk Wood Lodge is our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with private Hot Tub, Sauna, woodburner and WiFi, hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an …see more
Fabulous lodge in a great location. Weather couldn't have been better for us so did some lovely walks and recommend the precipice walk. Was great to come back and chill out in the sauna and hot tub an… More
“the best break i have in 14 years thanks eraca and phil”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
what a place it has been a long time since i have seen mountains and the cabin is the best i have ever stayed in 5 star the decor and paintings of a local artist are meant to be there thank you eraca … More
“Idyllic surroundings in a wonderful cabin!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
We stayed for 4 days at Milkwood and the only downside was that it just wasn't long enough! Myself & my partner chose this as a 'mini-moon' just after our wedding before booking a honeymoon somewhere … More
Driftwood Cottage is a stylish, newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) arranged over 3 floors located in the picturesque seaside village of Staithes, North Yorkshire. The cottage is snugly situated on a peaceful side street with beautiful sea views of Staithes Har …see more
We have stayed in Staithes a number of times and Driftwood cotttage is the best cottage we have stayed in. The view is fantastic, you can see the harbour and also the Cod & Lobster pub from each floor… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review
“Best short break ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile… More
“What a find”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2015
Driftwood cottage great location, lovely walks, views over harbour. Great find after hours looking online to find accommodation in the area. Spotlessly clean, every need catered for, cosy and it was a… More
Balmara is a self catering, 1 bedroom apartment in the picturesque village of East Wemyss. It is situated along the Fife Coastal Path and has excellent road and nearby rail links to Perthshire, St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife as well as Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and E …see more
Stunning apartment in the Waterfoot complex right in the center of Newcastle town, certified by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. This spacious and comfortable apartment has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a luxurious super king bed and an ensuite with shower. T …see more
Can't say enough about this wonderful apartment. Safe and secure parking. Wonderful location. Beautiful view. Beds very comfortable. Everything you could need was available for us, including umbrellas… More
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely comments.
“Fabulous sea and mountain views in an ideal sea front location”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
All the convenience of a modern, well-equipped apartment in a luxury building with off street parking. The apartment is spacious and bright. Located in the very centre of the sea-front promenade, th… More
Fully refurbished 3 bedroom house, decorated to the highest standard beside Kenmare Golf Club and within 5 minutes walk of town. It offers quality accommodation to families and friends. Large open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining room with patio doors opening to a q …see more
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural …see more
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is surr …see more
Tre Mynach is a stunning, recently renovated, holiday cottage that sits in a prime elevated location overlooking the picturesque seaside town of Barmouth. Converted from what used to be the gymnasium of the Old Tower House School with views over its own woodland area o …see more
“A beautifully maintained Cottage with fantastic sunsets. Just perfect!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
We arrived early afternoon to find an immaculately presented property. Our every need was catered for in order to make our stay perfect. We completely relaxed from the moment we stepped through the … More
Old Bridge Cottage with it's Riverside Studio, lies on the banks of the River Avon at the edge of Ringwood, a beautiful old Market Town on the Western fringe of the New Forest. The house and studio are rented out as one and sleep 9 + 2 in the main house and studio. Ther …see more
We rented old bridge cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' ruby wedding anniversary. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our stay with plenty of space for the 6 kids and 8 adults. T… More
Glad that you had a great time. Old Bridge Cottage is especially good for family and group gatherings with it's sauna, hot tub, pool, fishing and space.
Situated in the village of Crantock on the North coast of Cornwall and a ten minute drive from Newquay.Crantock is perfect for families and couples and has one of the best beches in Cornwall.Trevose House was built five years ago by myself and my brother with no expense …see more
Had a great weeks stay in this lovely house. Central location walking distance to beautiful Crantock beach and the lovely village with tea rooms and pubs. Even completed the 500 piece jigsaw (although… More
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Peacock cottage offers a charming island retreat for getting away from it all and exploring the beautiful Isle of Arran. It is ideally placed in the coastal village of Whiting Bay within walking distance of …see more
We booked the peacock cottages for two weeks because on the internet they said it had a private garden and direct view of the coast.
We where very disapointed when we discovered we had no direct entr… More
Longlands Retreat is a well equipped holiday home, with full central heating in a quiet location in the historic fishing village of Beadnell. It offers a flexible sleeping arrangement due to the zip and link bed in bedroom two, which can be used as a king size or two …see more
Excellent holiday accommodation. It easily accommodated 2 adults, 3 children and a dog.
Property was very clean and tidy on arrival. Very quiet and peaceful location. Very close to local beaches (wi… More
“Christmas at Beadnell - 21 to 28 December 2013”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2014
An excellent property and so spacious. Everything was clean and in working order. Cooking a Christmas lunch posed no problem, lots of equipment, large kitchen and dining area and a good sized fridge/… More
“Fabulous location for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
We stayed at Longlands Retreat for a week at the end of May.
The bungalow is really well presented & equipped with everything you could need. It easily accomodated 4 adults, 2 kids & a dog, providing… More
Birch Haven is a spacious and very comfortable apartment adjoining the owner's detached property in Corfe Mullen set in almost an acre of mature garden. Conveniently situated just off the A31 close to Wimborne, this peaceful place offers a haven of tranquility awa …see more
“A lovely apartment in a great area with very welcoming hosts!”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2013
After booking our first family holiday relatively last minute we were delighted that we managed to find this apartment. We stayed for a week from the 30th August and had a wonderful time. On arrival D… More
Thank you for your detailed comments and so glad you appreciated your stay at Birch Haven. We were also glad to hear what you said about finding the location and have made a point of clarifying this with our guests - very helpful!
“A wonderful place to stay.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
We spent three nights at Birch Haven in August and it was the most peaceful and welcoming place to stay. We were very pleased with everything, it was spotlessly clean and so well equipped for a lovel… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that Birch Haven proved such a success for you both and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future.
This is a large 2 bedroom ground floor apartment; that can accommodate 4 and a baby. Situated in beautiful wooded Pleasant Valley about 10 minutes walk from Wiseman's Bridge beach and the Pembrokeshire Coastal path. Close to Saundersfoot and Amroth. There is a l …see more
We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the… More
Thank you for your kind comments
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
Villa Viona 2 is a private Balinese style villa for holiday rentals, simply perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a memorable stay in Bali.
Our villa is in the ideal location: in the heart of Seminyak district, a few steps away from fashionable Oberoi street, which ble …see more
villa is very nice and the location is very good. by bycicle it's possible to go every where. the house is very large , kitchen and rooms are complete ; must attention to the cleaning of each parti… More
“Great Location, Personal Service!”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
Our first trip to Bali and we had a wonderful experience with the villa.
Upon clearing the customs at the airport, we were met with a smile from Katut who held a sign with my name on it. We were th… More
“like a princess”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We have stayed two weeks at Villa Viona, accidentally because we had had some troubles in an another place.
We was really lucky because Villa Viona is like a paradise with a wonderful swimmig pool, a… More
Phoenix Cottage is a beautiful, spacious barn conversion with many traditional features including a large fire place, open timber beams and a country kitchen with granite worktops. The cottage is centrally heated and double-glazed with a large open lounge/diner living a …see more
Lovely house tucked away off the main road, nice and quiet. Some nice little touches such as the cream tea left for us ( very nice! ) Not far from loads of great beaches. Would recommend it to anyone,… More
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the …see more
Maison parfaitement agencée, propre et très bien équipée.
Accueil charmant de Bernie et Kathleen.
Vues splendides sur la mer et des fleurs partout.
Idéal pour des vacances réussies.… More
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2013
This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fireplace, refrigerator and … More
VALUE FOR MONEY!!!
It's a true catch as a new listing, this villa is rented in half price for its first guests. Do you want to grab this unique opportunity?
The Villa has a total surface of 450m2 plus 120m2 balconies facing the beautiful waterfront of Panormos Bay. It …see more
Our very spacious lodge comfortably accommodates 8 people and incorporates a large open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms (1 with king size bed and en suite bathroom) and two twin bedrooms, T.V./DVD in one of the twin bedrooms for younger children to …see more
The lodge is lovely and homely, All well presented. There is everything you need in the lodge especially if you have a family with young children. The lodge is in a secure spot so we could let our chi… More
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh …see more
Located within easy walking distance of the West Coast beach, supermarket, restaurants and duty free shopping, Villa Mango offers affordable holiday luxury on the Gold Coast of Barbados. This gracious property was recently renovated, and affords comfortable living with …see more
Sleeps 6. Three bedroom 2 storey stone built villa in a secluded hamlet about 150m above sea level. It is surrounded by olive trees and has stunning sea and mountain views. Private pool and well maintained garden with a spacious patio and balcony. A short five minute d …see more
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving the beach. … More
We are very pleased that you enjoyed the 'end of the world experience' when you stayed in Agia Paraskevi. It is also wonderful in springtime when it is not so hot and there is a wonderful variety of wild flowers.
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton …see more
This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowe… More
“Lovely country cottage”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2016
My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!… More
Villa Esra is a family owned and run holiday Villa in Turkey with no connections to holiday companies, so if you want the personal touch then this is ideal for you.
Esra has recently been redecorated throughout and offers 3 bedrooms that can easily accommodate 6 adults …see more
Lovely place stayed in area for the last 6 yrs at a 5 star hotel but first time at villa as long as you do not mind a good hill walk its great but if your unable to walk far not really suited as shop… More
Thanks for another great review. Feedback is always so valuable. Heading out myself next week with a plan to refresh both the kitchen utensils and towels after a busy season. Hope to see you again very soon. K
“Sheer, unadulterated luxury!”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2013
We stayed at Villa Esra for a fortnight in June and cannot rate the holiday highly enough. The villa more than lived up to the pictures and reviews and provided the ideal home away from home.
The go… More
Elaine. Thank you so much for your review. Some might think I've paid you. Would love you to join the Facebook page and share some of your holiday snaps.
Once again. many thanks
Karen and Ian
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
Had the most fantastic holiday re booked for 2013 cannot wait.Felt so welcomed villa was beautiful.… More
A beautiful Cypriot style villa. Calypso combines the traditional style of a mediteranian villa with all the modern essentials to create an ideal getaway for families and couples alike. The living accommodation is large and offers open plan design which is comfortably …see more
We booked this villa for a family holiday with my daughters and new granddaughter( 4 months old )and I have to say it exceeded all expectations .Very spacious and comfortable with great under cover se… More
“Fabulous Best Holiday in Years”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2013
All I can say is stunning. Villa out of this world. Surrounding area absolutely fantastic. Plenty of places to eat. Lots of activities for every taste. Cant wait to get back their again.… More
“Home from home but with better weather!!!”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
Fabulous villa, ideally located!! We absolutely love holidaying at this villa, its immaculate, deceptively spacious and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoy the pool and chilling on an evening on the … More