Surprise your partner by whisking them away to a romantic retreat. We have plenty of holiday lets around the world that the owners say have that certain je ne sais quoi. They're perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just because you fancy treating them to something special.
Explore your passionate side on a European city break in Paris, Venice or Rome, or lock yourselves away for a few days in a countryside hideaway in the Cotswolds, Lake District or Scottish Highlands. For a sumptuous backdrop for wooing your loved one, book an exotic beach break in Barbados or Thailand.
Also available to book are grand chateaux, quirky houseboats, lavish penthouse suites and fairy-tale towers. For that extra special touch choose a place with a bubbling hot tub, steamy sauna or mesmerising log fire.
“Perfect Location” Whether you're staying a week or a month, the location of this property couldn't be better. You are near to the restaurants, the subway, the train station and even the supermarkets! Being up on the 19th floor means that you are at
“Perfect location, beautiful apt and outstanding views”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2013
My partner and I stayed in BsAs over Christmas, spending a week in this fantastic apartment. Very well appointed and equipped, amazing views over the city and a roof top hot tub to boot (21st floor!).… More
“Amazing Views and the Perfect Location.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2012
We loved being up on the 19th floor for the views across Buenos Aires as far as Uruguay and being able to look down on all the activity below. Two sides of the apartment being all windows meant that … More
“Amazing View” Perfect location for exploring Cape Town and beyond, with the most amazing views of Camps bay and tabletop mountain. Hosts very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and was spotlessly clea
“Beyond Spectacular accommodations in stunning Camps Bay!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2015
The pictures don't even do justice to this absolutely SPECTACULAR property!!! Helen and her husband are the most gracious hosts and the apartment is so comfortable yet truly over the top!! The views… More
“A wonderful and memorable stay”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
The Villa Barbara experience was fantastic. As expected, the views of Caps Bay and Table Mountain were stunning. What was not as expected was the generous hospitality of the Reynolds. All in all, our … More
You guys were very creative and exciting and meeting you was a rare pleasure. Thank you for staying with us!
“'An Oasis'” It was a little haven of beauty and tranquility and we were fortunate with the weather so enjoyed the privacy of having the pool to our selves. It was central to most places and the roads were great for cycling. The Gite was lovely and wel
“Excellent accommodation in wonderful surroundings”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2014
We have stayed in many self-catering properties over the years, and I have to say that the Hobogite rates with the best. The owners have thought of everything that one needs for a comfortable and rela… More
Thank you for leaving such a lovely positive review of The Hobogîte. We try very hard to make your visit pleasant and stress-free, and it makes us happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come again!
“Wonderfully peaceful gite”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2015
The Hobogite is a lovely little place tucked away in a hamlet, very peaceful and quiet. It's small but perfectly formed and nice for two. The garden grounds are absolutely fabulous and you have them… More
We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Hobogîte for your "get-away-from-it-all" escape, and we're delighted that you particularly enjoyed the gardens and pool area.
It is such a shame that some of the shine was taken off your enjoyment of the stay by the difficulties of providing Broadband in our part of rural France. We recently "upgraded" to satellite, as it seems we're just too far from our telephone exchange for normal broadband. At least this provides a reliable connection (if rather slow at times) and, as you say, all the local cafés, supermarkets, etc. provide free Wi-Fi.
Lene and I were are so happy to hear that you both had such a good time at The Hobogîte, getting full enjoyment both from the futuristic "shower pod" in the house and the (huge) old stone Wet Room by the pool. By the way, do you think we should patent the special "parasol holes" around the pool, they are rather nifty, aren't they?
Thanks again for coming, and we hope to see you again.
“Excellent” Even though we arrived a lot later then we intended we were met by Marilyn & Tom to be shown around, told where everything was, and given the keys,we thought this was a much more personal touch rather than an email or message to say where
Great Location and everything you could want in a self catering holiday. The cabin was small but fully equipped with everything you could want. The views were to die for. Cabin finished to high stan… More
Thanks for a great review, Much appreciated
Marilyn & Tom
“peace and quiet”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
Thank you both for such a lovely week, Rob and I enjoyed staying in your Cabin, all the extras that you supplied were such an added bonus.
The Cabin was central to all the places that we visited, cle… More
Dear Jean & Rob thank you for your valued feedback it gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your holiday in Ocean View.
We look forward to seeing you again, Kind Regards Marilyn & Tom
“Perfect Holiday Experience and Pet Friendly Owners” Chris & Mamie,
As a regular visitor to Somerset we decided to take up the option of staying slightly further north in order to be just a short distance from all the places we wished to visit.
“Wonderful Stay!” Absolutely lovely cottage, photos do not do it justice! Spotlessly clean and the owners very nice and helpful without being intrusive. We had a lovely Christmas at Wheat Cottage and will be recommending it to all our family and frie
“A great base to explore the area” This was our first visit to Le Diamant Noir, Le Genévrier and the gite was everything we had hoped for sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, well-equipped with everything we needed. The region has so much to see tha
“Another perfect week, delightful accommodation, no detail missed.”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
An ideal base for the many beautiful old villages in this region.
Very comfortable, pleasing decor with homely touches, no detail missed.
Secluded area for sitting out as well as comfortable seating… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Helensburgh
Studio 2 1 night min
1 night min
Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Serene beautiful getaway” Compact but very comfortable, had all we needed for a relaxing quiet break. Pull down bed simple to operate & very comfy, kitchen well equiped, lovely white towels & crisp white bedding. Helen & family went out of their way
The Pottery is a delightful studio accommodation, it has been planned to make the most of the space available and is very comfortable for two people. It has all the facilities needed to make for a ver… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Pottery, we are grateful to you both for the "missing list" which just finnish off the the overall experience of the property, and have now been put in place as you rightly say. We do hope we can welcome you back in the future to explore even further the beautiful countryside that is here on the West Coast.
“Home from home”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2016
We were a large group of 6 adults and one dog so we occupied both The Coach House & The Pottery. Both were very well-equipped, warm and cosy, the beds were very comfortable, showers and kitchen all r… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review BOTH my properties. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I do hope I can welcome you back in the future.
“A wonderful holiday apartment in delightful location,” We know Capri well and so were assured of at least a great holiday- but it exceeded our high expectations. This little place is so lovely. If you are on a budget, getting about Capri by 'bus is ea
“Idyllic setting, unforgettable views, great for relaxing.”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2011
We had the pleasure of visiting two of Italy's vacation destinations, Capri and Camogli (Italian Riviera). There is no doubt Capri offered us what we were seeking, tranquility, ease of mobility, and s… More
“location and views surpass any holiday brochure”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2011
We were looking for a unique location for our 30th Anniversary, and we found it !
We expected sun and a lovely island,as a base to travel over and see the joys of the Amalfi coast, we got much much m… More
“Sea View, Picturesque Surroundings and an Excellent Pool”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2011
La Terrazza is set on the hillside with views over the sea, amongst the immaculate gardens of the owners. The property is located away from Anacapri, which is a 25 minute walk away or 5 minutes by bus… More
“Fantastic Accommodation, Location and Hosts” The cottage was beautifully presented, well stocked and very well placed to explore the Beacons. Views from the patio were fantastic. Hosts were very welcoming and were able to provide very good useful advi
“Great stay” We booked Squirrel Nest in order to visit family nearby with our baby. The location is tucked away but still accessible for York and the accommodation is excellent. The place was spotless and there was everything we needed including cake!
“Idyllic apartment with amazing views” A beautiful and clean apartment with a large balcony with fantastic views overlooking Malabar Bay. It felt like home from home , It was well equipped with everything that we needed for our stay
Helen went out of
“Spacious, comfortable apartment with fantastic views in friendly quiet Sydney suburb”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2013
We stayed a week in this lovely apartment; Helen, the owner, lived downstairs and couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Unobstructed views across Malabar Bay (complete with visiting dolphins),… More
Lovely, friendly, respectful guests who were a pleasure to host and left the apartment in spotless condition.
Reviewed 20 Mar 2017
Staying at Malabar was magic. The hospitality, views,welcome and comfort of this property was 5 star and more.… More
“Beautiful location, lovely owners” Pete and Wendy made our stay at La Porcherie very friendly and relaxed. Good value for money and in a great location for our house hunt that covered the Haute Garonne and Hautes Pyrenees.
They did everything to ma
“Quirky & quaint” My partner and I stayed at Treetops for two nights and it was absolutely lovely. it was so cosy and quirky. So much nicer than staying in a soulless hotel. The bed was really comfy, the views were beautiful, and it had a lovely romant
This was just what we needed. A self contained happy tree house in (what felt like) the middle of no where. There is a lovely village nearby and lots of sites in the area. The treehouse was perfect… More
Thank you, this is exactly what I like to hear! You are very welcome any time. x
“Superbly quirky romantic hideaway in a delightful garden in the heart of the bucolic Sussex countryside.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
We were enchanted by this place; essentially an attic conversion over a double garage, superbly executed, with the kitchen and bathroom at ground floor, and a spiral stair taking you to the living and… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this, it's such a shame your visit was cut short. I look forward to welcoming you back under less stressful circumstances! You have a base in the South East whenever you need it - if you would like to join in any art or music activities or let me know - I've also found a very good masseuse who will visit. Hope she's healing well. Best wishes to you both :)
“Lovely, relaxing retreat few days away”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Treetops is all that it says it is and away from the busyness of life a idyllic quaint retreat space to clear your mind and take stock of life. A great quiet place to work with no interruptions of eve… More
Thank you for this lovely review. Very pleased to be able to provide sanctuary when it's needed. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit x
“Lovely” This apartment was exactly what we needed and i couldn't recommend it enough. All the furnishings had a high quality finish and despite being situated on the property of the owners, it still felt quite private, which was important. St Austell
This apartment was perfect for us.
Booking was easy, and Mark & Jan are lovely to communicate with.
It had everything we needed for our mini break, and the comfiest bed I have slept in. Dishwasher… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to you returning
“Amazing, modern apartment with a welcoming host.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
My partner and I decided to stay at this apartment and it wasn't disappointing. We stayed for four nights. The bed was sooooo comfy. Apartment was exactly what we needed.
St Austell sits in the mi… More
Thanks Sam and Abi, so glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you next year, Mark and Jan
“Well equipped and comfortable flat”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2016
Well equipped comfortable flat. Self contained flat well appointed with a comfortable bed and excellent shower. The owners had provided the little extras that make all the difference from milk, clotte… More
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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“Fantastic break!” I spent 3 nights at the Old Farrowings cottage in August and could not fault anything. It was highly recommended by my parents who stayed previously and it certainly didn't disappoint! We were greeted by Jane and showed to the cottag
We were made so welcome with even delicious home-made brownies on arrival .
This is very comfortable with everything you could need and positioned in great walking country .… More
It was great to see you both again and I am so pleased you and your friends all had a good weekend. Do come back and see us again when you feel like escaping from London!
“The perfect restorative retreat.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2015
Our second stay at Biggin Grange - we stayed in The Cheese Press in April and now The Old Farrowings too. Wouldn't change anything about the whole experience. What makes these the best cottages I've… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it is lovely for us when guests return. Even better when you have booked to come again in October! You were so lucky with the weather and I hope when you come back you will discover even more to do in the Peak District. Jane
Reviewed 1 Jan 2015
Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you ne… More
It's lovely when guests return to the cottage and I am glad you enjoyed it again. You will have to come back again as I have done lots of work on the bathroom so now it looks very smart! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
“fantastic christmas break” we had an excellent Christmas break at the barn. The barn is very cosy and comfortable it is well equipped with everything yo need. Sarah and David the owners are so friendly and helpful. we will definitely be staying again
We had a fantastic week in the Barn. It is a beautiful, well equipped property in a lovely, unspoilt and quiet part of France that is very close to the UK - a real find.
Sarah, David and family made… More
“superb accomodation. brilliant hosts. great holiday.”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2012
The barn exceeded our expectations, very cosy with everything needed, in a beautiful location, lots to do, places to visit, countryside meets coast., best of both worlds.
David and Sarah and fami… More
“Lovely, quiet and comfortable rural location - and fabulous hosts!”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2011
Wonderful, welcoming hosts.
Property is well appointed, comfortable and spacious.
Very rural location - small hamlet; nearest shops/restaurants/fuel approx 15 mins by car. Market towns a little far… More
“Lovely secret hideaway!” I was so pleased I found this wonderful cottage in the middle of the dales in The Peak District. Jane's hospitality was spot on - a fab welcome and she was always around if I needed anything. A beautiful part of the world and
“Fantastic cottage in a brilliant location.” My partner and I stayed in Blue Hill Cottage in the first week in June. Upon our arrival we were instantly impressed by how cosy and well-equipped the cottage is. The kitchen has everything you could want to
Had a very pleasant weekend with some friends in Ambleside at this cosy property. Nice welcoming open fire. It's not the biggest property but has a great location just a few minutes from the center of… More
“Perfect for a relaxing honeymoon”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
This was our first visit to the Lakes and Bluehill Cottage and Ambleside were the perfect introduction. Bluehill was really easy to find and very well situated for popping out for milk or a nice meal.… More
“Ideal location,comfortable and homely cottage.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
The cottage was comfortable,warm and well equipped. There is a log fire,washing machine and the kitchen had everything you could need and a good standard of cleanliness throughout. Based within 5 minu… More
“Hard to improve, if you enjoy the peace of the countyside.” Far enough away from everywhere to enjoy total peace and quiet, but close enough to nearby towns for good pubs and shops etc. Wonderful walking, views and scenery.
“Chocolate box cottage in beautiful setting.” If you want an escape from the sound of cars and exchange it for the sounds of wildlife in a charming cottage with a private large garden and the facility to walk around a lake and feed the fish then this
We had a lovely week at Sandford cottage, very comfortable and homely. Close to a lot of lovely areas to explore.
The cottage was well equipped and the greeting of wine and chocolates was a very … More
“A Little Corner of Heaven” This was our fourth visit to Gaiole in Chianti and our third stay in this apartment.
The apartment is modern, well furnished and equipped and spotlessly clean. The garden is beautiful and a real bonus. It is a wonderful
The apartment is furnitured and equipped to high standard, well kept and clean. Perfectly situated in the "borgo" with an amazing garden with views, shadow and sun and access both from the kitchen and… More
“Great Tuscany Escape”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2012
The apartment was exactly as described. It had everything that one could need, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, pool, laundry and gym. The apartment is beautifuly appointed and was very comfortabl… More
“Fantastic Apartment and Great Service”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
My sister & I stayed at the apartment for a long weeknd and had a fabulous time. The apartment is spotlessly clean with everything you need and more. John and Tracy supplied plenty of information, map… More
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a
A little bit luxury away from home. The sort of place you wish you could call home! A wonderful holiday let that was made even more special by Sue's extra touches from the two course meal on arrival t… More
Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. We also look forward to you coming back in the Autumn.
“Light and airy with superb views”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
All the comforts of home plus touches of luxury. We were welcomed on arrival with a lovely 3 course meal prepared just ready for us to heat - a real treat after a long day's travel- and farewelled wit… More
Many thanks for your great review, and we are really happy you felt the service received was good. Just a quick point, guests are able to unload in Chapel Street, which is about 80 feet from Cockleshell's front door. Thanks again for your time in reviewing us.
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
When we first saw the cottage it had a wow factor straight away, stunning views,magnificent property,lovely decor,what more could one want? oh and i forgot to include the lovely meal that was waiting … More
Many Thanks for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your break and look forward to you coming back in October.
“Room with a view” Just returned from a memorable 2 weeks at Sonia Studio apartment. Outstanding value for money and exactly what it says on the tin.
The studio consists of a good sized bedroom, a well fitted ensuite shower room and an open plan sitti
This was our third visit to the Vamos area,had driven through Gavalochori many times,even stopped for meals, always thought it would be a nice spot to stay.Discovered Villa Sonia,booked, what a fabul… More
“The nicest villa with the most amazing views”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
This villa has to be seen to believed! We've just spent a wonderful week at villa Sonia with friends who stayed in the studio upstairs while we stayed in the bedroom down stairs. We all had our own sp… More
Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your holiday at Villa Sonia, we are delighted you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon
“Delightful Holiday Away From The Crowds”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
Arrived Chania airport late in the evening – Concerns of finding the villa in the dark, which is tucked away high in the hill side overlooking the pretty village of Gavalachori were soon dismissed, … More
Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to review the Villa. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to being of service in the future.