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!
Nearest beach 7 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one whic …see more
My husband and I with our two daughters, aged 16 and 18, have just returned from a wonderful stay at Le Cerisier.
Having seen the website photos we knew the gite had been finished to a high standard … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a hugely complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We make every effort to provide the ingredients for our guests to have a fantastic holiday and it's very gratifying when it is confirmed by Reviews such as yours that we have succeeded in doing so! It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay and we look forward to welcoming you all to Le Tilleul again before too long!
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Le Cerisier. As you say, there are lots of activities close at hand for the more energetic visitor but equally, more than enough to do on-site for the slightly less active guest and we are pleased that you were able to enjoy a mixture of both, assisted by some glorious early September weather! It was a joy having you and your family to stay and we hope you will visit us again in the future!
“Believe the reviews! It's a top quality gite in beautiful, rural surroundings. First class.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
We spent two weeks in Le Cerisier in August with our two sons aged 9 and 6. The gite was great - all home comforts laid on - and the setting and location are wonderful. The boys had a great time swi… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review on your stay in Le Cerisier this summer and thank you also for your kind comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul again before too long!
Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
We are located in a small hamlet, close to Bergerac, rural but not isolated and very peaceful. As one guest described the cottage and setting: "an oasis of calm".Set in the grounds of a beautiful Perigordian Chartreuse, La Petite Maison is a two room cottage b …see more
“The perfect place to re-charge your batteries in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
This is our second visit to La Petite Maison and we can't speak highly enough of it, spotless accommodation; equipped to a high standard; excellent hosts; informative and on hand if needs be, but othe… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We were very pleased to get another booking from you and to welcome you back here. We are always glad to see that our guests have been able to relax and unwind. It's what holidays are for, and why we try our best to ensure our guests get a peaceful and trouble-free stay.
“Second time around and twice as nice!”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
This was our second holiday at La Petite Maison following an extremely enjoyable stay last summer. Our expectations were once again realised and made all the much better due to the improved weather co… More
We were really delighted when we received your repeat booking earlier this year and we are very pleased that you again enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope all our guests will savour the peace and quiet that we have become accustomed to. It is nice to be reminded how lucky we are to be living here.
“A diamond in the Dordogne”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2013
Le Petite Maison provided us with a holiday to remember. From the moment of arrival to the all too soon departure day the whole experience was delightful with the ambience and tranquility overpowering… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We try to ensure that all our guests experience the tranquility that we enjoy and that they have pleasant memories that they can take away with them.
Mas Lamon is set in the middle of 10acres of park and forest containing cork oaks, olive trees, almond trees, eucalyptus, mimosas……an ideal spot for a family holiday surrounded by protected woodland yet only 5km from the beaches. The property is composed of 4 indepe …see more
Tout est parfaitement parfait, amical, propre, sympathique, superbe piscine, petit déjeuner copieux et surtout la campagne alentour.… More
“Wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful setting”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
A bit tricky to find, but so glad we persevered! This gite was exactly what we were looking for...spacious accommodation in a beautiful place. There were just enough fellow guests to have a chat with … More
“we were happy there”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
For those who dream of a comfortable rest in the absence of any problems. Watch the full moon from a terrace, enjoy the magic garage for children and always pleasant pool - they make this place. You d… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
2 Bedroom Gite with private pool, set in a quiet village. Close to Descartes, La Roche-Posay & Chaterault where you will find supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. The property has recently been renovated and extended and offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Situated in a tranquil village close to the vibrant market town of Prades, this comfortable and newly renovated house has great views towards Mount Canigou from it's private terrace.
Sleeping 6 comfortably, it is fully heated so is suitable for both Winter and Summer …see more
This 3 storey old town house was the perfect base for exploring the delightful area of Rousillon. The views from the balcony are really rather special and as we awoke one morning half way through our… More
“Gorgeous setting, lovely terrace, and clean, well kept house”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
The town of Marquixanes is a 1000+ year old, lovely little town atop a small hill with narrow, winding streets and old stone houses throughout. It was important to us to stay in a small, quaint town,… More
Thank you for the lovely review, perhaps if you come back again you can try out our house in Castelnou. It's a stones throw from the Castle.
“Superb house in a great location”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
We had a brilliant week in this property in October 2011. It is very well equipped, in fact the best self-catering accommodation we have ever experienced. The views from the balcony are fantastic an… More
Nearest beach 200 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Stunning, fully equipped gite for 2 people with Kingsized bed,WiFi, large private verandah, garden and Romanesque style pool surrounded by a walled garden. Set in 6.5 acres of unspoilt picturesque Dordogne countryside. An idyllic retreat for tranquility and an opportu …see more
“Les Petits Tourtereaux felt like home from home but in the sun”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We stayed in the "Les Petits Tourtereaux" gite and loved every minute. The accommodation was superb with the layout of a 'bed-sit' and a separate bathroom/shower/toilet. There was good privacy - wel… More
“Perfect, peaceful location”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We arrived early evening to be greeted by Brian who showed us around the Gite and facilities. Everything was just as described and after a long drive we went and had a swim in the lovely walled garden… More
“A beautiful, restful place to enjoy the sunshine and escape from the rest of the world.”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
Our hosts were most helpful but not intrusive and the accomodation was pretty, bright and clean. The setting at Les Petits Tourtereaux was really beautiful with traditional Dordogne scenes everywhere … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This recently renovated two bedroom Gite is in a quiet location in the tiny hamlet of La Bazoque on the fringe of the Forest of Cerisy. Comprising,1 double and 1 twin bedroom plus travel cot, Lounge, Kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms. Outside is a Patio and BBQ, large garden, …see more
Welcomed warmly by the owners who kindly gave us eggs and lettuce from their farm. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the rural environment was delightful.… More
“Peace and quiet in the beautiful Normandy countryside.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
We had a lovely time staying at La Petite Ferme in La Bazoque. Jenny and Alan were great hosts; kind, thoughtful and helpful. The gite was well equipped and spacious and central to the places we wante… More
“Good facilities, spacious, very nice owners”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We stayed here for a week. The gite is very spacious and has good facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful with everything. The wifi in the gite did not wo… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
La Grange Fleurie is one of four beautifully converted outbuildings of La Domaine du Puech an18th century farmstead situated in a stunning hamlet high above the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the river Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.Ideal for one cou …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Les Vieilles Villes is a pretty stone cottage, that sleeps 4 - 6, situated in a peaceful rural location near Plenee-Jugon, Brittany. The cottage is recently renovated, but maintains original features such as wooden beams and exposed stonework. The cottage is only 30 min …see more
At the outskirt of the village, quiet and peaceful gîte to stay with private swimming pool at only 20' walk from the village and 40'drive to larger and cultural spots such as AVIGNON, VAISON LA ROMAINE, ORANGE.... Spacious enough for two, ideally furnished for a living …see more
We have just come home from 2 weeks in this beautiful cabanon. It's very secluded and perfect for a romantic getaway. Although small, it has everything you need and has been very thoughtfully renovate… More
“Idyllic retreat in the middle of Provence.”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2011
We had a lovely stay at this quaint cabanon in Provence. We woke up every day to our homecooked breakfast on the terrace, with the sounds of bees buzzing in the lavender bushes by the poolside, and a… More
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Where do I start, I wanted a relaxing holiday in lovely peaceful and private surroundings with a private pool and I got it. Please do not be put off by the size of this place it is in the most relaxin… More
Recently refurbished, a delightful one bedroomed gite set within seven acres of lawns and woodland, Quatre Bougies is the perfect rural retreat, with guest appearances from eagles, buzzards, kites and other wildlife.. In the absence of light pollution, the night sky is …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
You will be welcomed in a typical Norman-Style House in Granit. This 90 square meters house is south exposed with a tiny garden, the closest beach is at 500 meters. The house is located in a small quiet village ,at 1 km from one of the most beautiful french village cal …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
Nous acceptons les chèques vacances.Face aux Monts d'Arrée, cette demeure cossue de tisserands de lin de 1675 est un lieu de ressources énergétique, de qualité, de confort de part sa restauration où l'on a utilisé des matériaux naturels (chaux, chanvre …see more
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features.
On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimming pool ! …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
L'Appel du Large is a traditional Norman fisherman's cottage, originally built in the 1930's, thoroughly rennovated in 2006 and further updated and refurbished in 2012 for a 3-star classification from the perfecture. It features fine sea views from its lo …see more
The hosts were very friendly and helpful. They gave flexible arrival and departure times, and took time to greet us when we arrived.
The gite provided beautiful views of the sea due to its cliff to… More
Nearest beach 68 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Le Pressoir is a detached cottage with rustic charm. You will know that you are in the heart of the country when you wake up to the sound of birdsong and you look out over the orchard to the rolling fields beyond. Suitable for a couple or for a family this gite has a me …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Holiday Cottage Melanie is located in the stunning Ariège Pyrenees Regional Nature Park in South Western France and provides a high standard of accommodation and the perfect base to explore the region.
Approximately one hour from Toulouse, Carcassonne and Andorra - ea …see more
Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Our Cidre Barn has been tastefully renovated to a high standard combining the old with the new. Many of the property's' main features have been carefully restored for all to see. Although attached to the owner's property it provides space, privacy and sec …see more
We stayed at the Cidre Barn from 11th - 18th June, 2016. The Cidre Barn is well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. It is set in a very calm location, perfect for a relaxing holiday.Th… More
“Lovely Gite in stunning grounds”
Reviewed 15 May 2013
The gite itself was lovely and had all you could wish for, including satellite tv and free internet. All the facilities in the gite were spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable. The welcome ha… More
“First class accommodation and comfort”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
Christine was a perfect host. The gite/cottage was fully set up on arrival (even down to a bottle of wine in the fridge.) We arrived following a slightly delayed start to our holiday and Christine wa… More