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!
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see more
“The perfect family holiday” 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 the wonderful 'farmhouse
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
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
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
“Great villa for the whole family” 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 Grandchildren enjoyed
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
“a little piece of heaven !” 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. There were tears when we h
“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
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with the l… More
Thank you Tony, I really enjoyed having all four of you to stay. Hopefully, see you soon.
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family” 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
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
“Fantastic Getaway” I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners are friendly and very helpful.
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hotel… More
Many thanks! It was a pleasure having you to stay, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
A century-old restored stone 3 bedroom farmhouse set on an acre of lush land & gardens. A peaceful & child-friendly retreat in the French countryside. Only 10 minutes from the bustling market town of Vire, with easy access to many attractions & activities …see more
"Our hosts were terrific, going the extra mile to give us a most memorable taste of the Perigord." (Allen & Cheryl D., Alberta, Canada). Yes, we thoroughly enjoy showing you a Perigord you never knew existed. Catherine & Maxence …see more
“Fantastic location, beautiful house.” We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. It was a bril
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
Thank you for the very kind feedback
“Everyone in our party of 10 agreed - BHF was absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
This year it was my turn to organise the annual reunion and I managed to find the gem that is BHF. It was by far the best venue yet. We had several barbecues on the patio in the blazing sunshine with … More
Lyn and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at BHF .
Thank you for your kind words , we hope to see you again
Peter and Lyn
“Ideal weekend break” 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 kitchen, wonderful comfortable
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.
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
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” 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
“Peaceful fantastic place” 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 is so peaceful and relaxi
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
This barn conversion consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a large living area with kitchen diner for 12.
As the lounge, kitchen and dining area on the upper level guests are able to enjoy beautiful views of the grassed areas.
The Oak …see more
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” 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
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
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.
Beautiful Farm House in the Worcestershire countryside.
A large living room with stove and bifolding windows out onto the patio over looking the extensive gardens.
A large TV/Snug room and a conservatory.
Large kitchen with dining area, a range cooker and fridge freezer …see more
“Dog friendly cottage” A very good place for our party of 3 ladies plus one Golden Retriever. We each had a space of our own at night as I made use of the bed settee in the cosy living room which meant I kept an ear open for doggie at night in kitchen.
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian
Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House.
I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
Ranca is located on the Antognolla estate, where the Robert Trent Jones Championship golf course is located. The farmhouse has its own private garden and stunning views over the Antognolla Castle and golf course.Wonderful location to visit the attractions of Umbria.< …see more
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” 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, a decent kitchen
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
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
“Tuscan beauty” We were a group of 7 and used Villa Oliva as a base to do day trips around Tuscany and it was perfect. The villa is beautifully decorated, well heated and extremely clean and spacious. The views are magnificent over the neighboring co
“Fantastic villa, peaceful location, beautiful views” This villa is huge, tastefully decorated throughout, even an en-suite hot tub attached to one of the bedrooms. The photos do not really show the many balconies and sheer height of entrance hallway a
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
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
“Simply superb” We joined members of our extended family for a week long stay at Dunley Farm and were absolutely delighted with the farmhouse, it's facilities but most of all the absolute warmth and hospitality of Geoff and Rebecca......and their assor
The treat of fresh bread, cake, eggs and meats was unexpected and so with the food we brought, we had much more food than we could manage. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was very well equipped and th… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Beautiful setting, fantastic farmhouse, everything you need is in the house. On arrival we had a welcome pack, a home made cake, sausages, bacon, eggs, fresh bread, jam, etc,, etc.
The owner was very… More
“The perfect winter getaway” This place is pure magic in winter, when it's raining and the smell of the bush wafts in. The house itself it spacious and there was plenty of room for our girls weekend. We drank good, local wine while snuggled around the
Me and my partner stayed here with another couple and 3 friends. It was an awesome time, lot's of space. The place is fully equipped with everything you need you just need to being your food. It's abo… More
“Breathtaking scenery, but without reception”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The amazing scenery coupled with the sounds of the great outdoors make for an exciting getaway. Accommodation is luxurious without being too over the top, and creates a friendly and cozy environment f… More
We are farmhouse in the Chianti Classico area, in fact we produce red and white wine and also olive oil extravergine and we offer some different flats.We offer apartments for rent with SWIMMING POOL, WIFI FREE IN EVERY HOUSE, FREE INTERNET POINT, INCLUDING AIR CONDITION …see more
Separate house, in front of traditional restored farmhouse, surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills (180 m s.l.m.) between Pescia and Montecatini Terme (7 km).
Not far from the major art cities of Tuscany: Florence (50 km), Lucca (30 km), P …see more
“What a gem!!!” What a find! This cottage is gorgeous, stayed here with friends and had a relaxing few days. Everything was perfect, the cottage has been beautifully renovated and the owners have thought of everything. There is even a wine cabinet to k
“BRILLIANT FAMILY GET-TOGETHER IN WONDERFUL HOUSE AND LOCATION”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
Fantastic memorable family holiday in a beautiful house surrounded by delightful scenery, ideal for simply chilling out in this wonderful house or visiting the many interesting and beautiful locations… More
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
Great house for large gatherings.
Rooms beautifully decorated with a homely but modern feel.
Not too far from a beach by car.
I would certainly look at returning in the future… More
“What a beautiful property!”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
We had a short stay in this refurbished farmhouse over the New Year. Simply amazing views across the island towards (and including!) Snowdonia, beach walks a short car journey away, very modern renova… More
Nell's Farm House is ideal for a relaxing or an activity holiday. Situated at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains and Mahon Falls. All rooms on the ground floor with comfortable beds dressed with white linen. Enclosed garden to the front, and rear patio with hot t …see more
An Tí Glas a fully restored 200 year old cottage on a smallholding in rural County Clare. It is a unique place to relax and get away from the stress and strain of modern living. With peace and quiet, wholesome food, country walks and great comfort this is the pla …see more
Masserie di Marsilio is a secluded, private borgo (historical village) tucked away in the foothills of the Majella mountains in the little known region of Abruzzo
After a five year restoration, we opened in 2015 with a range of accommodation in traditional stone buil …see more
This charming farmhouse is situated on a farm at Helle in a beautiful scenery at Førdefjorden. It has an amazing view to the fjord and the majestic snow top mountains. It lies close to the sea and a small beach, only 300 metres. Great place for hiking, fishing an …see more
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room
Staying at Mas Malou was a real highlight of our Easter holiday, touring in France. It was everything an extended family might want - comfortable, spacious, laid out with two bedrooms up one staircase… More