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!
“Serene” Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away from the noise of the city but still close eno
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
We stayed here last summer and had an incredible time. The house is spacious and the conversion has been done with obvious care, the property retaining many original features. It is set in a traditi… More
“Beautiful Historic Manor House” It was a pleasure and a privilege to holiday at Ebbingford Manor. Our expectations were exceeded by the quality of this holiday let. The owners Jon and Gina could not have been more welcoming. The location is ideal for
STATION MASTERS HOUSE ATHENRY, ITS AT THE RAILWAY STATION.12 MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREETJust renovated to the highest standard.
…You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!* ,… You don't need a car to get to Galway Main Street, ju …see more
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Myself and 11 other golfers stayed at Coolclogher House for a week. It was our home base
Website pictures are impressive, but still don't do justice to Coolclogher House. Very warm, stoked fireplaces in most community rooms, lots of space - two sitting rooms, large kitchen, bedrooms range… More
“50th wedding Anniversary celebration week with family and friends.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversay by staying at Coolclogher House with family and friends. The "Manor" as we affectionately called Coolclogher House exceeded our expectations in location, acco… More
“We were so lucky to find Coolclogher House”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
We are a group of 10 Canadian friends who were in Ireland to golf and sight-see. Mary welcomed us to her beautiful house with a warm Irish welcome. All the rooms are spacious with large ensuite bathr… More
“A remarkable house, secure for kids, perfect for entertaining”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
Great Stay. Great Place. Large Iron Gates provide perfect security to 5-10 acres of private property 20 minutes from old Le Mans. Located in charming village with Tabac, Bakery, Bar. Quintessentially… More
Hi there! Thanks for your review! We love that the house is on the edge of such a lovely village too, and enjoy being able to wander to the bar, butchers, Sunday market, etc. We hope to welcome you back to Le Petit Bos again soon.
“Wonderful Easter spent in the beautiful 'Le Petit Bois', everything catered for a perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
A beautiful house set in a delightful secure peacefull garden. We entered the property via electronic gates into the beautiful court yard. The house itself is an old stone 'Maison de Maitre' with beem… More
Many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Le Petit Bois. It is indeed a beautiful property and a lovely comfortable home for your holiday. We hope to see you back again soon.
These deluxe manor houses offer a very high standard of comfort and relaxation, in close proximity to the picturesque heritage town of Kenmare. A state-of-the-art fitted kitchen and an open plan dining room lead out to a private garden with patio, perfect for entertaini …see more
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc
“A magical venue!” A fantastic venue for a large group. Great location, easy to access all surroundng facilities, bars and shops etc. The house is very well equipped in the kitchen areas and the bedrooms are all decorated tastefully with their own indi
We rented this house for my sister's hen do and it was perfect. The house is absolutely beautiful, it was a pleasure exploring all the different rooms! It's very well furnished with a lovely courtyard… More
“Perfect Birthday Weekend with Friends”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2017
We had a group of 22 of us stay at the Old Neptune for my 30th Birthday weekend and it was the perfect setting! The house offered everything we needed to the point where we barely needed to leave, an… More
“Characteristic house, exudes warmth and a feeling of coziness.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2016
We were 26 adults who fit into this fabulous house perfectly. It was spacious enough so we were not on top of each other, but small enough to be able to have the feeling of togetherness. Whether it wa… More
“What a wonderful garden!” We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at La Roseraie. We travelled with friends who have small children. The house was perfect for them, a huge bedroom full of toys (they were boys) and they just loved the garden,
Bayeux and Caen are just an hours drive away. Paris is also in easy reach by car or by train from our local station at Valognes.There are several museums - and cemeteries - in the region devoted to the DDay landings and the battles which raged here.<br />We find g …see more
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -
“This was the holiday house that makes you wish you owned it yourself”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I took my family for a long weekend because I had work locally on the Monday. We found the Coach House online and thought the pictures and explanations looked ok. We are cautious because we have twin … More
“a unique place in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
A great holiday cottage/home with all the mod cons but loads of character in a peaceful setting. Well equiped kitchen with great dining room. The lounge and sunroom are spacious with a nice log burner… More
“Autumn break at the Coach House”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
I stayed at the Coach House with my husband, mother and three teenage children for a half term break. We had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing week. The Coach House is a very comfortable and atmospher… More
“Grande dame” The property was equipped with everything we needed to have a truly great experience in the French countryside. The bedrooms all comfortably furnished, with bathrooms on each sleeping level. The kitchen is small but serviceable. The gra
Fantastic holiday destination in a glorious location. The house and garden/pool are wonderful with beautiful views all round. Great location to explore Provence, the mountains and the coast with lake … More
“Truly Excellent Property in fantastic location.”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
We have this morning left this glorious house busy discussing what we will do next time we are there! Three generation of Knowles 8 adults and 2 babies, plus a couple of extra friends who dropped in … More
“Perfection in One Place”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
I have rented this villa three times now and next year I am booked in again. Honestly I don't want people to know how great it is or I will be without a week in the future. The history of the villa an… More
“Fantastic house with 5 star quality for a great weekend away with friends.” Fantastic house for a group weekend away. Beautifully decorated inside with 5 star quality and finishings. Will definitely go back.
“A wonderful period property prepared for modern day living”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2015
Such a breath-taking house made such a fantastic stay!
From the moment you drive up to the front door until you climb into one of the huge comfortable beds at night, you are amazed by this wonderful … More
“This house is amazing”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We stayed at Dumcrieff house for my daughters hen weekend. It was perfect in every way. I would highly recommend it and will definitely book it again. We all had a fantastic time and went into Moff… More
“Wonderful house in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
We have just returned from a few days break at this beautiful house over New Year. It was the first time that the whole of my family have got together in one place at one time.
What a fantastic house… More
“Unbelievable weekend!!! Loved it!” I organised this weekend for my boyfriend's 30th birthday in February. I had all of our friends arrive early so that they could surprise him which was amazing. Abi and Luke (the owners) couldn't be more helpful if th
We rented Manor Farm for my partners 50th birthday weekend. It was a family occasion so our group included adults, teenagers and 3 small children. Everybody absolutely loved it, the bedrooms were love… More
We are so pleased you had a great time celebrating with all the family! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the snooker room and hot tub too. I hope to see you again soon......don't wait for another 'celebration', just come for a break! Abi
“Amazing place” Booked the manor for the weekend for my partners 30th! We had such an amazing time! The house and grounds were lovely. We are looking to book again for next summer! I would definitely recommend booking this place!
Beautiful and comfortable holiday home in Saint Fargeau en Puisaye, Burgundy, France with communal pool for 4 persons. This resort accommodation is situated in a resort accommodation wit, in a hilly, rural and wooded area, at 200 m from Lac de Bourdon beach, at 5 km ... …see more
A spacious wing of a Georgian Manor House in peaceful rural Cheshire comprised of 2 en-suite king bedded rooms, well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and use of 1 acre (3600 m2) garden. The Llangollen Canal is 400m walk en route to the local pub. …see more
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr
This is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants peace, quiet, privacy and relaxation. However it is only a short car ride away fom Riberac which is a typical bustling, market town. The house… More
Fabulous 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom manor house with large swimming pool and games room situated in a peaceful location.<br />Unique location, amazing views and loads of space. Ideal for groups of all ages. …see more
Discover the most beautiful parts of Sweden from your luxurious beach front villa 30 minutes from the centre of Stockholm. Renovated 2007, the villa encompasses 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, sauna and a relax room. 200m2 of terass is surrounding the hou …see more
Historic Country House. Unique Rural escape. Long dining room with fire place. Tastefully decorated. Pool and Garden. Rural setting, in town perched on mountain and surrounded by mountains, with the river Mundo at it's foot. Beautiful walks, scenery. Great for fam …see more
“Great Scottish getaway” A home from home, lovely house with a pretty garden, near the beach, well kitted out for cooking big meals. Close to the Dumfries biking trails. If the weather misbehaves it's a pleasant place to chill out. The service on booki
What a place! On approach, the first time, it is like driving up to your own stately home!
Inside it is cosy and comfy. Lovely wood burning stove and all the comforts of your own home! We were th… More
“Fantastic break with friends on the south coast of Scotland”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2013
Great long weekend to get away from the city with a group of friends - we have stayed here 3 times now. The property is a good balance of character and convenience, a great old building, always immacu… More
“Wonderful Villa” We just returned from a stay with friends at this villa. The place is beautiful and very well appointed; the kitchen is very large and we enjoyed some great meals around the large table. There was plenty of space for our group of eigh
“Great early 20the century Art Nouveau villa with big garden, pool and a very nice help who took really good care of us!”
Reviewed 5 May 2012
We travelled with eight adults and one child of six years old from Holland to Frossos 60km away from Porto. The villa was extraordinary. The atmosphere was really authentic with decorated ceilings and… More
“Away from the madding crowds in the heart of the countryside, perfect.” The Gaddens Manor House apartment was perfect for us, 6 adults an 8 year old and two under 15 months. Needing plenty of room the most appealing feature was the gardens and securi
We stayed at Gaddens Manor House for a large extended family gathering, and had a fantastic time. The house and garden are lovely, and the house is situated in the heart of the New Forest with great … More
Caroline thanks for coming to Gaddens so pleased your surprise party went off so well. Chris at Gaddens
“An amazing family break!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
I would like to thank Jayne and Chris for a wonderful 5 day break with my mother and sister in law and six children. The house really was a home from home and we all felt very settled and relaxed ther… More
Copper ( the Labrador)is still talking about the children!!, so pleased you saw all the meteors. Jayne at Gaddens
“Great house and gardens with friends and family”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
We stayed in the house for 2 nights and had family and friends visit us while we were there. It was very accommodating and comfortable and the owners were excellent. I would recommend it to any large … More
Thank you for being so kind. We get great pleasure from seeing families meet up or get together at Gaddens in the New Forest, often from around the world. Chris & Jayne.
Property is well equipped, free WiFi throughout, comprehensive selection of Wii/ board games and you can even borrow a dog to walk...There is safe secure bike storage, drying room for outdoor gear and bike wash down facilities. A warm welcome awaits you!<br />Cycl …see more
Property Type - Second French Empire - Napoléon III - Manoir House Interior Style - Pre-Raphaelite, William Morris inspired, Farrow and Ball - Working Village location - Great amenities - Large Gardens - with Apple, Pear, Bay, Hazel, Walnut and other mature speci …see more
This 245m2 four-storey house near Sarlat has been recently refurnished to ensure that the living areas are comfortable and modern. A spacious home with a fully equipped kitchen,grand dining room,spacious living area,4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large balcony and a patio …see more
“A beautiful chateau in wonderful grounds within very peaceful setting” This chateau is a must if you are looking for a larger venue with lots to do, the 3 acres of grounds are just beautiful, the house is lovely with some amazing space and the pool, t
We passed a fantastic week at this house with two other families with teenage children. It is really well set up - not only does it have a swimming pool (heated)l, tennis court and games room, but it… More
Reviewed 27 Dec 2015
Un excellent séjour passé en famille dans cet très agréable manoir !
si vous voulez vous sentir comme chez vous, dans un environnement calme et serein, en famille comme entre amis, en hiver comm… More
“Great house in the middle of nowhere” Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults we all enjoy
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
Classic French country house, perched on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding countryside. A place to unwind by the pool, enjoying the very best that France has to offer: good food, good wine and good company! …see more
It took 10 years to restore this 200 year old boutique country house. Set on 9 acres of land overlooking one of Ireland's best surf breaks. Have a relaxing evening by the open fireplace, a glass of wine in our private bar or a game of pool.<br />chiropractic …see more
“Fantastic villa for a week's holiday and wedding.” We rented Casanova for a week for a large group of friends and for our wedding, attended by 100 people. The house and grounds played their part wonderfully. We had the ceremony by the pool and the din
We were a group of 17 who stayed at Masia Sitges for a long weekend in September 2012, and we can't recommend it enough. The setting, within the national park, is simply incredible, not to mention uni… More
“Top-class experience in Sitges”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
After spending 2 weeks in this gorgeous environment non of us wanted to go back home! Just the thought of leaving this charming place, so peacefully situated right in the nature. The moment at breakfa… More
“It was the best holiday we have ever had”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2012
It was the best holiday we have ever had and that was mainly down to the exceptional villa and pool. The photos on the website could be better, the villa was much better than we expected. the accomoda… More
This bespoke, modern detached mansion has been completed to the highest of standards, offering a unique holiday experience. The main living room includes a 20ft widescreen HD TV with cinema surround sound. Each bedroom has its own TV and most have en-suite facilities< …see more