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!
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property …see more
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
This spacious detached, holiday home was refurbished during 2015 and is set in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' - just 1.5 miles from Beaumaris town with its historic moated castle and boutique shops. The house boasts stunning country views all around, in the ide …see more
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey has to… More
Thanks for the good review and kind words about Tyn Rardd. It is so lovely to hear that people enjoy their stay and relax in the house as a "home from home". If you ever plan another Anglesey break, we would be more than happy to welcome you back again. Many thanks, Louise
The house, dating back to 1777 (2600 sq.ft) , is tranquilly situated in woodland in North West Sjaeland and close to some of the best blue flag beaches in Denmark. They stretch for miles and even in the high season one can always find a quiet spot in the dunes. Th …see more
Ta’ Nenu is without doubt a beautiful newly finished traditional Gozitan Farmhouse with a private swimming pool, air conditioning and just a short walk to the picturesque village square of Xaghra.The village centre is a 2 minute walk. It presents itself with an old fa …see more
“most welcoming friendly village where the villa is located”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2011
the villa was spotless the photo's do not do it justice everything is ether half an hour on a bus or five min was from the villa
the restaurants in the local village where excellent we did not have … More
Thank you for your great review, Bronwyn & I really appreciate it. Xaghra surely does have a beautiful village square with the best restaurants. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your holiday at "Ta Nenu" and hope to see you again in the future.
From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) fr… More
“It was like going back in time!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Initially I must admit we were a little disappointed on arrival with the outside space as it was a bit overlooked (as it turned out there is nobody about to look!) The farmhouse itself was lovely and … More
Thank you very much for our first review! Bronwyn & I are really thrilled that you enjoyed the farmhouse and as you said, it is a perfect location in Xaghra within easy walking distance of the best square in Gozo with fantastic restaurants, bars & shops. The views of the island are great from the roof and we have already added a table and chairs due to your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
Carregywen farm house is a very large four bedroom traditional farm house set in a secluded location between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, three miles from Builth Wells.The house is set within over a hundred acres of private farm land, in a large privat …see more
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
“Ideal weekend break”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great … More
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr …see more
Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt in 2004. The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, with or wi …see more
Myself and 4 friends recently stayed at the Huston farmhouse and as with many first time long distance reservations, had the usual fears about what we would find when we arrived; I am delighted to rep… More
Having stayed in private rental accommodation in various places at home and around the World I know exactly what you mean.
Felicity and I are delighted that our Farmhouse met your expectations, even if the weather for your visit could have been better. (There's a reason why Ireland is so green!)
“Fantastic - this house has it all”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2012
This is a well equipped, comfortable house which will meet many holiday needs. Comfortable beds, great showers, plenty of room, sociable kitchen, we love the house. It was perfect for our 5 and 8 ye… More
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of …see more
Old Duffus farmhouse, on family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Surrounded by fields and with stunning views of impressive Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat to and relax. …see more
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages. Great … More
Large family farmhouse and enclosed garden offers an ideal base for walking, cycling and relaxing.
1 rue de la creuse is set in the quiet and peaceful little hamlet of Contes.This house is used by the owners for holidays as well as being let. It has a gated courtyard …see more
This is a real home from home. We travelled with children and a grandparent. The accommodation was just right. The Barn bedroom and ensuite are almost a separate wing, so part of the family can tuc… More
A tranquil setting on a 4000ha Game Farm in the Waterberg district, with more than 23 species of game. Close to Nylsvley Conservation Area! Abundance of bird-life, that makes for great photographic opportunities. We offer horse riding! If you wish, Betsie can prepare …see more
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms. The ho …see more
The organic farm is located in the heart of the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, where the uncontiminated nature, green meadows are a guarantee for complete relaxation.In the stone house with the characteristic shape of a turret buit around 1800 and renovated in 200 …see more
Oakerthorpe Holiday Village announce the following development known as The Old Milking Parlour 1, consisting of modern kitchen fully equipped with including all integrated appliances and granite worktops, large adjacent open plan lounge diner, six double bedrooms inclu …see more
Springvale is a very spacious detached Victorian farmhouse which was built circa 1870 and extended just before the Second World War. It forms part of an intimate hamlet of just twelve properties situated on the fringe of the conservation village of Cardross, within comf …see more
Maison Bleue is a granite farmhouse situated in the pretty village of Melle, Brittany. Melle has a small shop and cafe where you can buy your daily baguette and croissants.It is suitable for large families or groups of friends and sleeps 9 comfortably with extra sofa b …see more
We had such a good stay here. The cottage is very well provided, with lots of kitchen equipment, books and lots of toys, and excellent directions to everything necessary - supermarket, doctor, place… More
“Peaceful fantastic place”
Reviewed 29 May 2014
We loved our stay at Maison Bleue and the pretty village of Melle. The house is very welcoming, spacious and comfortable with fantastic facilities and a large garden with views of the countryside. It … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Bleue and look forward to you returning again.
With kindest regards
Cois Samh is a beautifully restored Farmhouse located in the tranquil setting of Ballinamuck Co Longford. The house has 4 en-suite bedrooms upstairs sleeping up to 8 people and down stairs there is a Kitchen/Dining Room, Separate utility Room and downstairs toilet & s …see more
“"Perfection", beautiful, peaceful, homely and value for money!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014
The beautiful presented large farm house, is homely and immaculate with all facilities,
located close to lakes, pubs, restaurants, takeaways,, Longford shopping centre & breath taking countryside.… More
Perfect for an Easter break, chicks, rabbits and real Easter egg hunts!Sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave.Your holiday at Rigal is …see more
The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in t… More
“Perfect holiday for the WHOLE family”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
Set in peaceful rural surroundings,with its own garden and long, tree lined drive, Bodfan is an ideal holiday home for grandparents, parents, children and their pets. The large rooms allow everyone to have their own space yet come together for family activities. Bodfan …see more
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
Welcome to “The Old House”, Tipperary. It's been in the family for 500 years. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City. If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage …see more
When our 4 teenagers walked in, their mouths dropped. Gorgeous, spacious yet cozy. The two master bedrooms were perfect for us two married couples, and the girls loved their room and didn't mind shari… More
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
The photos really don't do it justice. The house is perfect. We all felt at home as soon as we walked in and it had everything we needed. On top of that the surrounding area is very nice and well wort… More
“peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We stayed at The Old House for 2 weeks in July 2013. We are a family of 4, 2 kids aged 13 and 10, not forgetting our dog Lucy. We knew we wanted to stay in The Old House as soon as we saw in online. W… More
Beautiful renovated16th century farmhouse in a rural setting on the edge of the forest of Mayenne.Many original features,in a lovely rural setting on the edge of the forest of Mayenne, close to many attractions with golf course and water park nearby. Large accommodation …see more
The special and beautiful village of Richis lays within a valley shadowed by the famous Carpathian mountains.
This village hosts two old Siebenburgen houses named Casa Noah.
It seems to be a fairytale land with very old roads and mysterious old saxon houses.
‘Armonija’ is a newly finished house at the outskirts of the beautiful village of Qala. The house is situated just above one of the many beaches to be found on the idyllic island of Gozo.The house is minutes away from the ferry terminal and five minutes drive from Q …see more
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More
Snowdon House is situated in the Llanberis Pass, the most spectacular area of the Snowdonia National Park. The house offers accommodation for 10+2 people with 5 doubles, and a twin with an additional sofa bed, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It …see more
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere …see more
This villa met all our expectations.
The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular.
Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local re… More
Known as the area of the noble red and white wines, away from masses of tourists and industry, in an oasis of old wine-producing culture and gourmet tradition, set in the centre of the inspiring winescape of the Alto Monferrato, not far from Asti and Alba, in between Mi …see more
Just 5 minutes from the lovely and lively old town of Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne in the Périgord, Le Clos du Verger is a former farmstead set in a good hectare of land in a gentle, green valley leading up to extensive forests and the village of Maurens.Our c …see more
Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished.
Very spacious… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you both to stay at the Chai.
Casa Boccina is an early 19th century Tuscan farmhouse set in fourteen acres of gardens and forest by Monte San Quirico, a village just outside of Lucca. It is only a five minutedrive/ 35 minute walk from the beautiful walled city of Lucca. It is 14 acres of mostly fla …see more
The description of this villa was absolutely spot-on and lived up to our expectations entirely. The property is magnificent and there is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful part … More
“Great villa for the whole family”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
We visited Casa Boccina for the second time in June. It is such a great villa to take all the family on holiday. There are plenty of recreational facilities provided to keep eveyone occupied. Our Gran… More
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Please do not book more than 2 months in advance.
We call us NoSmokeNearZurich because we really only want to host nonsmokers. Some guests went for a walk well away from the house whenever they had to sm …see more
Shakespeare Lodge is a charming self-contained unit with an additional studio. The ensemble is part of a typical farmhouse construction in Anjou, located 250 kms southwest of Paris and 30 kms north of the historic city of Angers. The renovation has been carried out to …see more
“Beautiful, secluded gite in the French countryside”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
This is probably the best gite we have ever stayed in. Beautifully furnished and in a lovely, peaceful setting, but not far from local amenities. It is an ideal base to explore the local chateaux, vin… More
“Relaxing, quiet and beautiful.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
Beautiful house set in the heart of the countryside. Ann-Louise and Francois were very welcoming and have thought of everything one could need on holiday, the house is so well equipped. We enjoy ama… More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
2nd time visiting Shakespeare Lodge and yet again we were not disappointed. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants a well equipped, spacious property with use of a private pool in a quiet locatio… More
Grove Fort, which has just received it's Green Tourism Silver Award and World Host Training Certificate, is a self catering farm house in the heart of County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated on a working cattle and sheep farm and while the setting is rural and pea …see more
Grove Fort was a great base for us. We stayed a week, and enjoyed great weather throughout. The farmhouse was a lovely place to return to each evening - homely, lots of room and beautifully decorated … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is very much appreciated. Enjoyed having you as guests.
“Everything you'd want in a holiday home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
Lovely house with all the mod cons. Very clean and tastefully presented. Friendly helpful couple run the property and were so pleasant to deal with.
Nice rural location. We had to use our GPS to fin… More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are sorry you had trouble finding us. We know we are off the beaten track but with GPS or Google directions, we hope it is not too difficult to locate us. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you!
Newly refurbished farmhouse and annex.
We can sleep up to 10 in three bedrooms + 2 sofa beds.
There is the large two bedroomed farmhouse which can sleep 6 people. The sofa bed is the yellow sofa which can be viewed in the picture on the website. One of the bedrooms …see more
15min from Treviso Airport, Venice 35min, Verona 1hWeekly SaturdayPM to SaturdayAMLarge garden, 3 cars, electric gate, on-suite Open space on the 1st floor 120smq for your familyGuest access through ground floorThe caretaker speaks english and can suggest you places to …see more
An expertly converted 200 year old stunning farmhouse. It is bursting with original features such as mangers, wooden beams, arched ceilings, flagstone floors, lofts and patterned floor tiles. It is a gem, set on high grounds, with 3 large terraces enjoying an extensiv …see more
We enjoyed our stay in this luxury accommodation.
Thanks to Laura and her Husband who tried their best to make our holidays perfect.… More
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
We stayed in the farmhouse for two weeks in June. We were a family of seven ranging from 7 months to 70 years old and the house was simply perfect. The house is full of character and was fun to explor… More
“One of my best holiday”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
We spent a one-week-holiday in this property in June. It is an old, but renovated in an authentic stlye and it's so beautiful, clean and comfortable for ten people, too. The house and the garden lokk… More
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4 bed luxurious house with large open-plan living room and South facing terraceSet in a tranquil valley of natural outstanding beauty, this beautiful detached house built in 1834, was once part of the neighbouring 17th Century Chateau. It is located in a delightful haml …see more
Ballykeeffe Farmhouse is a newly renovated 19th Century farm house located 7 miles (11km) from Kilkenny City. With private parking and an enclosed garden, Ballykeeffe Farmhouse provides an ideal rural retreat or base for touring the South East. The family-run working fa …see more
Little Cowarne Court is perfect for getting away from it all. This beautiful farm house set in rural countryside is fully modernised yet retains old features. It has a fully modernised kitchen with seating for 17, a large lounge and bathroom and cloakroom downstairs. A …see more
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The kitchen w… More
“Great location and house”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
This is a large house and well equipped. Plenty of room for 5 families. Good pub near by and within walking distance. Great landscape just shame it seems to rain when we go there as this is the second… More
“Perfect for a large group wanting to "Get Away from it All"”
Reviewed 12 May 2012
This is a perfect house for a large group of friends or family to get together and have a break in the quiet Herefordshire countryside, but within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Leominster and Led… More