Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.
For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.
Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.
Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!
“Secure parking and close to public transport” In an unfamiliar city the secure parking and house access were reassuring.
The house offered home from home comfort and was well fitted out. The property is located in Fallow Field, south of Manchester c
Myself and three friends stayed here for 4 nights. We where over from Ireland to see an Manchester United match and the location was great, just a cheap taxi ride to Old Trafford and into the centre o… More
“Great stay, thank you”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
Compact but very well equipped house, all rooms clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The property is well situated for car parking, just across the road from a bus stop with a ten minute service i… More
Thank you very much for a very positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Clean, modern, child friendly”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Very pleasant stay, the house was equipped with everything we could possibly need from pots and pans to sewing kit. Very clean and owner was very good at communicating. Would definitely stay here agai… More
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes.
Mandy was extremely helpfu
“Friendley welcome where nothing was too much trouble.”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2013
From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel like we were long lost friends. The cream tea which was waiting for us was wonderful and very welcomed after a long journey. We had a fe… More
“We keep coming back!”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
We have been to the cottage 3 times and plan to return in 2013! The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and well equipped, nothing is missing. The location is peaceful and within easy access to both Sou… More
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
Lovely bungalow. Spacious, immaculate and well equipped, a perfect home away from home. Many thanks to Elaine for the welcome pack and the warm welcome (especially for our dog). We had a grear week an… More
Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
Completely thought through; a very comfortable stay. Everything catered for from beach towels to drinks flasks. Fresh, clean. A must.… More
Thank you both, it's lovely to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay and have taken the time to say that they have appreciated the effort we have put in.
“Only place to stay in Portaferry”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Very large - plenty of room - very clean - quiet - lots of extras toilet roll etc. Good location.
When we met Elaine she was very helpful and told us things we wanted to know. It was
a very good pri… More
“FANTASTIC” We were collected at the airport by Yvonne and Paul who manage the property for the owners.They were very friendly and ran through areas of interest to visit and suggestions of places to eat.
The villa is stunning with a beautiful garden ,
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Samui Blu.It is a very comfortable and spacious villa ,well equipped and very private The master bedroom and ensuite was a dream.The pool was lovely a… More
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
Very well appointed Villa. Clean, serviced by friendly, attentive staff, very efficient air conditioning (thank goodness!), we had a wonderful family reunion. We enjoyed the local beach, very good pla… More
“Amazing Villa - the Perfect Holiday!”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
I stayed with two friends for 5 nights over the busy New Year period, but Samui Blu was an amazing retreat from all the hustle and bustle. 3 gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms, so much space and an amaz… More
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
The pictures do not do the house justice!! It is fairly big and deceiving from the outside.
Great quiet spot for families but with walking distance to local amenities and central to drive to Llandudn… More
“Fantastic Holiday Let”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Really enjoyed our stay. The house was fantastic! Comfortable, lovely decor and furnishings, we felt at home straight away. Very well positioned in Llanberis with amazing views at the rear of the prop… More
“Great place to stay the kids just loved it” Good location,Family friendly, the kids loved the resort pool etc and house was just perfect.
Great place to stay and relax after hectic day at the Parks. Shopping eating etc all just a couple of minutes aw
We have just returned from a stay at the Regal Palms Resort and Spa, 417 La Mirage and would definately recommend it.
There were 4 of us staying in the Vila but it would sleep a lot more comfortab… More
“Wonderful townhome in gated community with spa and pool facilities!”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
What a great condo! This condo is located in Davenport, a suburb outside of Orlando. It is part of the Regal Palms resort. We stayed for about a week and can't say enough about it! It is a four be… More
I stayed at this house in august 2012 with my wife 3 children ages 6, 8, & 10 and my mum and dad so 7 people in total. We'd visited Orlando 3 years ago so knew what to expect.
The house … More
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to
This was the third time we have stayed in Sunny Days Villa, and as both times before it was such a treat. Having stayed here twice before the main purpose of this trip was to find our very own Sunny D… More
“Wow, Comfortable and welcoming”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
I have to say from booking it to leaving it was a breeze. Sandy and Frank were very helpful throughout and any questions we had they answered by email within a day.
Once we opened the door our tee… More
“Wow! What a villa.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
Fantastic location. The villa is a short drive from all the tourist attractions like SeaWorld and Disney. Very clean, immaculate bedrooms and beautiful pool. Lots of space both inside and outside by t… More
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed all that the games room had to offer. We hope you get the opportunity to come back and compete at pool again one day soon!
Sandy & Frank
“Short break in Corton” Lovely place everything you need in there.. it's was ideal as my cousin lived just across the road. Lovely queen size bed in main bedroom and two other bedrooms , clean bedding and towels .. home from home with added touch of ch
Very good and beautiful villa we really enjoy our weekend there. Everything you need is there, clean and tidy, comfy bed and my kids love the villa and swimming pool, park and the restaurant.… More
Many thanks for your kind review, so glad your family enjoyed your stay
Look forward to your next visit
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2014
An amazing property for our holiday, loved everything about it. Graham gave us a warm welcome. The villa was beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location was also great, we fitted so much int… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, hope to see you again soon
“Very comfortable accommodation.”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marlane Villa. Everything was spotless, the beds and pillows were comfortable and it had a nice feel about it. There were three of us staying and everything we … More
Many thanks for your kind words about our Villa, glad you enjoyed your time in and around Corton
“A wonderful week in gorgeous Lagos!” A perfect spot for a relaxing week away in gorgeous Lagos. Inside, the apartment had everything we needed and more to ensure we enjoyed our stay! And a short walk from the beach, marina and old town, the apartment'
From the instructions from Neil and Jan before we went, to all the info in the apartment when we arrived our booking was seamless.The location is perfect. Short walk to the beach which was fairly quie… More
“A Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
What a fantastic find in Lagos. From initial contact with Jan and Neil to vacating the property the whole process was seamless. The apartment is within walking distance to all amenities. A supermar… More
“Lovely, well equipped apartment, a real home from home”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2012
Wonderful apartment in a good location, without a car we found it easy to walk to all the nearby shops, restaurants and marina. The supermarket was not too far but a bit of a walk for our 4 year old. … More
“Comfortable and well equipped” We had a fabulous time in Louisburg the 1st week of October.The house is spacious,immaculate and beautifully decorated.Lots to do in the area for kids and adults.I highly recommend this house for a holiday as it has all
Having been going to Westport and Louisburgh for years we were more than pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a holiday home and without a doubt it exceeded our expectations.
The location was s… More
“Lovely house, very comfortable, plenty of space and great location.”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
We were a group of 8 staying in this house and it was spacious enough to accommodate all of us. It is was very handy to have an utility, as we had a lot of climbing gear with us. The house is open, wa… More
“Family holiday” The Glass House is a very modern spacious property with plenty of room for a family. Very well equipped & nice welcome pack. Bedrooms are very spacious & plenty of bathrooms. Lovely having the hot tub. Two good pubs just few minutes wa
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
“Perfect location for exploring Borders” Impressed with bedroom sizes, cleanliness, and overall position of house in Melrose. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils all to a high standard. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to go again in future.
Beautifully appointed house in central melrose large house immaculately clean host pleasent and welcoming definitely has the wow factor… More
“Excellent house in Melrose”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
My wife and I had an excellent week in this well furnished, comfortable, immaculately clean house, close to the centre of Melrose. The rear of the property overlooks a park and it is a short walk to l… More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2013
Parkview is an excellent self catering property. As it implies it is close, in fact backs onto the park - loads to do for small children and teenagers in and around the park - flood light tennis - gr… More
Thanks for your review .Its great to hear you really enjoyed your week in Melrose and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent
If you're going to visit Bath this is the place to stay for peace and quiet,a beautiful village with locals who care.Our host were helpful with anything we need but left us quietly to ourselves.The co… More
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 9 May 2014
A very pretty cottage with wonderful views.Comfortable and well equipped,a great place to come back to after a day out.We will definitely visit again.… More
“Perfect Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
After an eventful drive down (winter storms) we arrived to meet Philip who quickly showed us around before leaving us to explore. Having read previous reviews prior to booking I had a clue what we may… More
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
A quality home from home. Exactly like it shows on the pictures. Was a pleasure to deal with all the way and communication was great. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who needs more than a… More
“A Hidden Gem in Orlando!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2012
Had a wonderful vacation staying at Elegant Isles. Arrived to an immaculately clean and tastefully decorated condo. We loved the accommodation and the Resort which far exceeded our expectations! Have … More
We stayed in Ard Na Mara for one week in May 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful view and the comfortable house very much. It´s set back about 250 m from the altlantic drive and it has a wonderful view fr… More
“Beautiful House, Loads of Space for Kiddies, Beautiful Surroundings”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Stephen Quinn the owner was very helpful with advice and gave a very detailed welcome pack recommending loads of activities, bars, restaurants etc around the area.
The house itself is beautiful a… More
“Scenic and Peaceful setting for family get together”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
Ideal facilities for a family group, especially with young children. A very well equiped house. Located in a traquil and scenic area… More
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better!
The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice.
Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
We rented the cottage as we were exhibiting at an event in Skipton and wanted somewhere relatively local to stay.
This ticked all the boxes - within 10 minutes drive of Skipton, plenty of room for… More
“Excellent accomodation and helpfull hostess”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2013
Our host Gemma was most helpfull, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was comfortable,well equiped and spotlessly clean, and the views wonderfull. The village shop a short walk down the road was… More
“A place with every comfort seen to, spotless, spacious and perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Every contact with Gemma was friendly. The place was set up in a thoughtful way with more facilities and luxuries than we had experienced elsewhere as we travelled around UK and at a very reasonable … More
Thank you for your kind comments. A washing line and pegs are now available. The washing line is a retractable one so as not to spoil the view from the lounge when not in use! Please just be aware that we do not have a washing machine in the Cottage so the line is available for those wishing to wash garments by hand. There are also laundrettes nearby should you require them.
“Amazing!!!” Beautiful villa finished to a very high spec. In an excellent location with amazing views & a private walkway to the beach.
The only negative thing was that we were not shown how to work the hot water heater for the upstairs (we did as
The quality of the accomodation is truly outstanding and the attention to detail of the building and the fittings and furnishings is unbelieveable. The house is kitted out as if it is the owner's home… More
“What a gem!” Words fail me when trying to review this superb property. Eve, the property owner was just fabulous allowing us to both check in early and leave our luggage at the property until the evening on the day of our departure. The property itsel
Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not hav… More
Thank you very much Jane. And I am so glad that you enjoyed the apartment, and the Stereophonics. And many thanks for leaving everything so neat. It would be great to see you all again.
Reviewed 7 Oct 2016
Met by eve at the apartment, very helpful, what can I say, gorgeous apartment, everything you could ask for n much more, decanter of whiskey, milk, eggs bread, cereal n little basket of goodies, toile… More
Thank you Paula
I enjoyed our chat. I hope you had everything you needed. Thank you for staying at my wee apartment.
Come back soon.
“Haven in Big City”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2017
Arriving to a friendly, warm welcome by Eve, the owner, we were instantly over awed with this jewel of an apartment. It was everything and more to what the description reads and photos the show. After… More
Many thanks for that. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Come back soon.
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
“Fabulous accommodation with a great welcome, it was just perfect.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
This is a fabolous accommodation, great space both inside and out. The gardens are beautiful and private. The bedrooms are well presented, spacious and comfortable. The living areas very homely and th… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
We booked The Grange for my sons Graduation , myself my husband and our 4 children aged 23,21,20 and 17. There was plenty of room and everything you needed was to hand. We all slept well thanks to th… More
“Amazing luxurious home from home”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What a fantastic find! We needed accomodation for 6 adults and 2 children in the Cawthorne area to attend a family wedding. Could not have been better.
We had very good communication from Hilary from… More
Returned again after a stay in late 2014 and the standards of cleanliness and comfort were just as good. The cottage is so warm and peaceful and a superb place to recharge your batteries. Trelowia is… More
“remote,quiet and comfortable”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
lovely cottage in the middle of farm land, had a big garden for the dogs to run around. made to feel welcome by the owner… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
Excellent cottage, beautiful location driving distance from most places. Had a fabulous holiday. House was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Everything catered for especially with the welcoming tr… More