Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.
Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.
Select a country from the list below then browse through the properties on offer. Set up your own shortlist to can track of the properties you like the look of, then simply contact the owners to make a booking. It couldn't be simpler!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Converted service station, ex motel function rooms. 500 yards from Famous Snowy River. 10 minutes to beaches. Quiet area. Plenty of off road parking. Huge carport and lawn area. Pet friendly. 3 spacious "houses" Walking distance to main shops of Orbost. Lots of walking …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Beautiful cottage Nieuwkoop near all big city's of Holland. The house has everything you need for a pleasant stay in Holland.
Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, cooking, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle. Free coffee and tea.
Living room: Free wifi, tv, dvd player and dv …see more
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. There is an …see more
Welcome to Yew Tree Cottage.
Offering a wealth of old world charm, Yew Tree Cottage in the Exmoor National Park is only 3 miles from the medieval village of Dunster, with its castle, yarn market shops and restaurants. Only 5 miles away is the seaside resort of Minehead …see more
We spent two weeks at Yew Tree Cottage with our two very young boys, aged 3 and 2. It was a real home-from-home; very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The children settled quickly and enjoyed … More
“What a great place!”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
I had a lovely stayed at Yew Tree Cottage for a 6 day at Easter 2013. Great place, the rooms are spacious, clean and well-decorated, character sitting room and the kitchen is well equipped. Although t… More
“Modern yet cosy, perfect weekend away!”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2013
Me and my brother decided to take our mother away for a long weekend and we are extremely glad we chose Yew Tree Cottage for our stay. The property has been renovated to a brilliant standard. The play… More
Mobile reception varies by network. We get a strong signal with Vodafone but we are aware that other networks may not be as good.
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
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Set in St Patrick's heartlands, 4 star Mill Barn is a distinctive, luxurious 370 year old stone cottage. Reclaimed pitch pine flooring, stone flags, wood burning stove, original fireplace, granite work tops, oak beams. Wonderful country views. A romantic location p …see more
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at the cottage and hope to return again! The cottage was AMAZING. It was nicely furnished, clean, fully stocked with all our needs, and the outside e… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review Jessica - it is much appreciated,
Robert and Patricia
Sunhill Cottage is located on the Sunhill Road in Killorglin Town in Mid Kerry on the The Ring of Kerry Wild Atlantic Way Route.
Sunhill Cottage is walking distance to Killorglin Town
The nearest towns are Killarney 20 Kilometers
and Tralee 25 Kilometers a …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Oak Tree Cottage is a cosy holiday cottage located in the village of Longhorsley in Northumberland. It is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning Northumberland coastline with its beaches and castles. The cottage is ideal for couples, it is a cosy bungalow sty …see more
Stayed here for a long weekend stay and we were delighted with all that the cottage had to offer.
The bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived was much appreciated - nice touch!
Ideally placed … More
Hi Dave, thank you so much for this lovely review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your short stay at the cottage and hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Cumberland Cottage is a beautifully presented, pet friendly, property located in the heart of the tranquil Cumbrian village of Orton. Built in 1632 the cottage is one of the oldest properties in the village. Formerly part of the Duke of Cumberland Inn and more recently …see more
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday.
The main living area of the cottage is …see more
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays.
With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie …see more
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
Church Gate Cottage is a very well appointed character cottage located in the delightful rural village of South Perrott. Situated on the West Dorset / Somerset border, our cottage offers a central location from which to explore the delights of the regions landmark town …see more
We stayed at Church Gate for a weekend, it is a lovely cottage decorated to a high standard. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise. It is within reach of the Jurassic Coast and Dorchester. We di… More
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
5 adults had a wonderful time in this beautifully equipped house. Such a lovely relaxing time with all the comforts of home. Lots of space and so peaceful and quiet. The house is full of character … More
“Beautiful cottage, stunning location - the perfect retreat”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
Church Gate Cottage is beautiful both outside and in - the decor and little touches in the cottage are superb and we felt at home from the moment we walked through the door. Jim was incredibly helpful… More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Huli Kallu is a place where time stands still. 24 hours feel like 24 hours and not like a fraction gone by without realizing life around you. Huli Kallu provides a perfect home ambience and personal attention while still sufficiently spread out to offer every guest thei …see more
Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Crickton Farm Cottage is beautiful four star modern one bed self catering Gower holiday cottage & holiday accommodation a working livery yard, in South Wales, situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula at the foot of the impressive Cefn Bryn, the home of King Arth …see more
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
Glad you had a good holiday and thank you for the feedback.
Located 1.5 miles from the stunning Moray Firth coast with its shingle beaches and a golf course offering spectacular views out to sea.A quiet and peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive to Fochabers which has a good range of pubs and shops. The larger towns of Elgi …see more
This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was … More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A cosy cottage for 2 set in the picturesque countryside of Cotes d'Amor.The cottage is fully furnished set in a cul de sac of only 2 properties,your neighbours are French (practice your french).Fully fitted kitchen..woodburner (for those cosy nights) electric hea …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Cosy beamed cottage in countryside location close to local attractions, fishing lake and country walks. Property with 16 acre grounds including course fishing lake, woods and stream.Living/dining room with exposed timbers, door to patio and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen …see more
lovely spacious airy cottage with a cosy feel. ideally situated for either countryside or city pursuits. had a wonderful week. cottage spotlessly clean and well equiped with everything and more. w… More
“So cosy,comfortable,welcoming,just FAB!!!!!!”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2011
Me and my boyfriend booked pixley cottage for my birthday weekend. It is LOVELY. I can't say enough good things about it! It was homely, cosy, warm, welcoming, set on LOVELY grounds where you can have… More
Reviewed 8 Nov 2011
Beautifully furnished converted cottage in rural surroundings, once away from the road. They have used natural materials so there was stone flooring, and natural wood. It was clean and comfortable, l… More
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored over a number of years, with great care taken to preserve original period …see more
We had two splendid weeks, with very good weather, in Lavender Cottage. The cottage and the rest of the property was beautiful, peaceful and clean. Would love to have a cottage of that for ourselves! … More
The Canna Palustre type holiday home is a detached house with a thatched roof (+/- 90 m2. Locoated at our beautifull Resort Città Romana. It is quite and peacefull but also a great for an active break.
The Canna Palustre has a Hall with separate toilet, Living room w …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Very bright bedroom near the dyke, with a kitchen, living room and bathroom on the ground floor. The bedroom is on the first floor and receives all the morning light. There is also a small bed on the ground floor, which can be useful for a third guest.It is a XVIII-cent …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the …see more
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
the cottage is so child … More
“A peaceful retreat with a homely feel.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston.
The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo …see more
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C …see more
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Weaver`s Cottage is a beautiful and romantic 200 year old cottage situated in the heart of historic Stamford.The town centre with its renowned selection of independent shops,pubs and restaurants is just a few minutes walk away along the cobbled streets.
An ideal base fo …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Cottage 1 was finished in September 2010 and Cottage 2 March 2011. Formerly part of the shippon and barn, they provides spacious accommodation mixing traditional features with all mod cons. Cottage 1 accommodates two and Cottage 2 up to three guests.
Nearby Littlebor …see more
We stayed in the smaller cottage which was very comfortable with excellent amenities.
Jean and Norman are excellent hosts - available for a chat anytime but happy to leave you alone to enjoy your st… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2011
My wife and I stayed at Felden Farm for 3 nights at Felden Farm in late September. We could not have picked a better cottage to commence our U.K. adventure. The hosts were great and the cottage was … More
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar …see more
A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would h… More
Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“excellent value or money”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
A lovely little traditional Oast House on owners' 17th century working farm. There are 60 acres of rolling farmland to explore, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This unique self-catering property has been sympathetically refurbished to a high st …see more
We could not be more pleased with our time at The Oast Cottage. Our hosts were superbly welcoming and we were especially delighted to be provided with basics like milk, bread, butter, coffee and tea t… More
“Very nice and comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
This is a very nice and comfortable cottage in a beautiful tranquil surroundings. We were greeted by our hostess with a delicious freshly baked bread, eggs etc. Very recommendable!… More
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Wool Cottage is one part of a medieval wool merchants house. It is in the heart of this stunning mediaeval village and has been fully restored and luxury facilities provided- English Tourist Board 5 star gold- exposed original oak beams- large luxury upstairs bedroom fe …see more
A lovely little hideaway in a beautiful village. Very cosy and romantic, would unreservedly recommend it for couples of all ages.… More
“Little gem in Lavenham”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
The Wool Cottage is a very clever and thoughtfully done conversion of a 15th C structure to a comfortable high standard 2-pax holiday retreat. It is an excellent base for your English summer (or indee… More
Away from the stress of the City, the Douro Valley is an ideal place to relax. It is 'The Tourism of Silence'. This is something sought by generations in ancient monasteries, convents, and cottages, lovingly restored to provide very special destinations for tr …see more
we have just spent 6 wondeful days in this lovely cottage, the only negative, we didnt spend long enought there. the welcome from fernando really made us feel welcome and it soon felt like home. this … More
Horse Mill Cottage is a warm and most comfortably furnished cottage, with thick stone walls and feature windows. It is a lovely quiet place for family and friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday and explore the local area.
Spacious kitchen/dining room and large sitting ro …see more
The cottage is located about 1.5 miles from the small village of Auchtermuchty and is accessed via a slightly bumpy road. Follow the owners guidelines about how to get there-not the Sat Nav as it took… More
“Best equipped cottage we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
The degree of cleanliness and amount of equipment in the cottage was amazing.
The swimming pool, beautifully maintained, was a great asset.
The location is ideal for exploring the county of Fife.… More
**SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT IF BOOK 2 WEEKS OR MORE** As featured in Art & Décoration and Condé Nast Traveller, charming stone cottage with fireplace and pool nestled on a hillside in an enchanting hamlet just above the Lot River. Formerly, the ancient schoolhouse for the …see more
These sweet french cottages are really lovely. Beautifully restored and tastefully decorated. I would recommend these cottages to anyone wanting to get away fro it all.… More
“Charming cottage in an idyllic location.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2014
Excellent value. The direction to the cottage was very clear and helpful.
The cottage is located in a beautiful, forested area with many opportunities for walks.
All amenities were provided and made… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2014
Stunning area, beautiful gite and grounds. Owners are so kind, helpful and ready to give you advice on the area, if you need it, but they are also very discreet so you are left in privacy. They were… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Perfect brand new granny annexe over looking our lake, perfect for a quiet week away or a place to stay if you are house hunting, beautifully furnished and new, 35 mins South from Limoges airport, lake for fishing too, carp upto 27 pounds, located in the park natural fo …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
The grade II listed cottage dates from around the early 17th century and many of the original features remain intact today. It has a large and welcoming open fire in the living room and exposed beams throughout the ground floor. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dini …see more
Delightful character filled cottage. Great location in the Cottswolds. Perfect for exploring within in the town or as a base to explore nearby attractions. Very well equiped including ectras .… More
“Absolutely gorgeous cottage with the perfect balance between old and new”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
I usually never leave reviews but we just had such an amazing time in Morton-in-Marsh staying in this fabulous little cottage I had to tell everyone about it! So for us the cottage was perfectly situa… More
Spent a lovely last minute weekend at The Cottage. Convenient location as walking distance to train station. Ideally placed for family get together, as we are all spread around the country. It was wo… More
Sayerland Cottage is located in the 5 acre garden and grounds of Sayerland House at the foot of the South Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The building was a former byre but has been converted to provide stylish modern accommodation for a very relaxing pe …see more
Lovely owners and a wonderful cottage - it met all my expectations and more and I would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect holiday let in the Eastbourne area. I hope to go again. Can't say… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Delightful cottage in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Barn Cottage is to be found tucked down a secluded private farm estate road, just metres from the centre of the bustling highland village of Killin at the south end of Loch Tay. The property couldn' …see more
from our first enquiry everything was perfect.The cottage was as described and had everthing that you could want Location good for Killin with nice Walks on doorstep.and eating places.Killin a good p… More
“Great place to stay and explore Scotland.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
The upside down cottage is a fantastic place to stay and explore Scotland. It's within an hours drive to most beauty spots and locations. The cottage itself is very comfortable and we were very unwill… More
“Wonderful cottage, great location to explore”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2016
We loved our stay at this cottage, it has everything you need for a great base to explore. Only downside was the pub at the end of the road was shut! This is a great cottage if you have dogs....only t… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Grade II listed former Methodist chapel (1834) with commanding views of open countryside, located along a sleepy single-track lane. The ground floor is an extensive open-plan, split-level, light and airy living space which, by night can be transformed into a cosy, war …see more
Chapel House more than exceeded our expectations! We knew from the website that the property was pretty and had excellent views but what we didn't anticipate was to feel like we had arrived 'home'. Th… More
“chapel house exceeds its description onthe website wonderful”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2013
We were home the moment we stepped in the door. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, feels like home in a beautiful setting. Plenty of interesting places to visit excellent mountain biking, walking.W… More
“A perfect place to chill”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
Well, what can I say except I had the best sleep in months. I know the village is quiet but Chapel House itself is a very peaceful and soothing place somehow. Not only does it have a nice atmosphere, … More