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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.
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Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 1270). This Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history - and with its towers it feels like you are living in a fairy tale castle. Stay from 1 …see more
We had a fantastic and really memorable stay. To say that it is unique is just not doing it justice, as it is sooooo romantic and so cosy that we would love to be there every weekend. We had intend… More
“Absolutely fantastic, gorgeous romantic getaway with my husband!”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2011
We stayed at The Gatehouse for a few days for our anniversary in October 2011. It was wonderful, so cosy, warm, extremely comfortable and a wonderful get away from it all. We were impressed by the o… More
“You need to be in good shape to stay here”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2011
Accomodation was exactly as advertised. We knew what to expect. Was easy to find and obtain access. Contained everything we needed during our stay. Enjoyed the fireplace, although it was fairly hard w… More
Nearest beach 13 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Arranged over three floors built against the massive stonework of a 13th century watch tower, La Tour provides a small sitting room with kitchen facilities and breakfast bar, a double bedroom and a fabulous bathroom with large shower and double sunken bath set at the fo …see more
La Tour is a delight. Beautifully decorated, wonderfully quiet and I would recommend it without hesitation, although because of the windy stairs it would not be good for people with mobility issues. T… More
“Beautiful idyllic romantic French getaway - 100% brilliant highly reccomended”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
If you are thinking about booking this property just book it - you will have NO regrets! This beautifully designed and restored French tower was stunning and provided a wonderful space to relax and ex… More
“Very nice accommodation”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
The owner was very helpful and friendly. The stay in the tower was a great experience. It's a quite special accommodation with a touch extravagance.… More
Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Possibly the smallest B&B in France?An old water tower converted to offer accommodation for two persons.Our property is situated in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty less than 1 km from the medieval village of Montalba le Chateau and is set in 3.2 Hectares …see more
It's a very nice tower on top of a mountain, next to the house of owners, but still very private. There's a swimmingpool available, very good surroundings for walking and the view down to the see, th… More
Lovely grade 2 listed Gothic Castle folly with outstanding sea and estuary views. A short walk from Teignmouth town centre and sea front and easy driving access to Dawlish, Shaldon, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter plus many other south Devon attractions. The property has p …see more
Booking process easy & professional, property was just as described, fantastic atmosphere, views, facilities. Location ideal for coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor, walks. Town easily accessible. We wer… More
“Yannon Towers Weekend”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
Old character packed house perfect for our long weekend house party of 10. Liked the 'shabby chic'' of the main room decor contrasted with the modern kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The atmosphere… More
“Beautiful House to stay in, lovely views.”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Had a wonderful comfortable stay in this folly house, pretending I was lady of the manor. Great views from top of tower.
Amazingly. though it's big, it's cozy. we will be stay again in future.… More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
The Tower is a converted windmill on the edge of a pretty medieval village in SW France. The property is on on 3 floors. The bedroom is on the top floor with its king size bed and ladder leading to the roof terrace. The second floor is the bathroom with shower cubicle, …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Part of a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance and bespoke services including quality pampering in F …see more
16 of us stayed at Shortflatt for my Hen do - it was exactly what i wanted and more. The accomodation is amazing - very clean, comfy and grand!
The spa was excellent too. Over all myself and all that… More
“Amazing venue, fantastic area, great people. A hidden gem."”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
We held our wedding here - it was the most fantastic day. This place is beautiful, a hidden gem in mid-Northumberland.
The venue itself is just perfect whether you want to hold a big party or just… More
“If you're considering booking Shortflatt Tower - Do it now!!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
We got married at Shortflatt Tower on 19th July - it was absolutely fantastic. We had the venue from friday afternoon until monday morning. The atmosphere and setting were perfect - and the service we… More
2 room luxury holyday suite facing the Mediterranean Sea Marina towers :Marina herzlia Pituhach 12 floor the highest building in the marina. luxury holyday brand new beach suite, facing the Mediterranean Sea,located on the sea shore ,on the beach nearby the entertainme …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.6 km; Not suitable for children;
The Tower lies on a secluded knoll, above the valley of the river Tay; a spectacular location.A stay at the White Tower offers something that no other self catering accommodation can. The White Tower Of Taymouth Castle is a luxury 5 star self catering holiday home offer …see more
Fui com a família para comemorar 80 anos do meu sogro e ficamos 48 dias. A casa é ótima para todas as idades!! Cozinha completa com todos os utensílios e bastante roupa de cama e toalhas para sere… More
Obrigado pelas palavras e por incentivar novos hospedes.
Disney Placidity Home
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta …see more
“Brilliant place from which to explore the region”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!
Reviewed 14 Aug 2015
My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have tal… More
Thank you for your kind remarks. We're pleased that you enjoyed a restful holiday in our area of rural France.
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More
We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.
East Lodge is very special and romantic tower house attached to a grand stone gateway with battlements. Originally the gatelodge of a large mansion, the drive is no longer in use and makes a pleasant and peaceful riverside walk. Ideal for families or groups of friends …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
It's an old romanic tower built about 1000 years ago now renovated to a high standard, set in a garden, in the middle of a small village, next to a river and forest.It is located in Ticino Park, 25 minutes from EXPO, 20 minutes from Maggiore Lake, 30 minutes from V …see more
Distinctive stone tower ,equipped with every comfort, in an extraordinarily scenic location. Located in Valdarno, in front of the Chianti hills, between Florence and Arezzo is only half an hour from Siena. Due to its location, is an excellent starting point to visit the …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A view on a scenic wine and olive oil country. The ancient farmhouse
of Augusto and Lele Vitali is an
excellent base from which to explore
the "heart" of Tuscany.
A few meters off the road to the village,
the Torre, facing Radda, stands in an
olive grove overlooking vin …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Tower house in the heart of the mountain Taigeto, located at the top of the village Artemisia, situated at 860 meters above sea level. Artemisia is a mountain village that belongs to the municipality of Kalamata. The tower is surrounded by a very green private garden f …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Luxurious solitude greets visitors to the Broch, which is modelled on an iron-age fortress, and sits on a remote ridgeline overlooking woodland, lochs, a golden sand beach, and the Atlantic beyond. Within the 3-storey construction made of ancient stone are full comforts …see more
CASARA is a set of 5 charming small rural cottages in a coastal setting with an exclusive footpath to Zahora Beach.
CASARA, is peace and serenity, a place to feel the pleasures and emotions of nature and life.
CASARA is located in an idyllic enclave with views of the …see more
Beautiful and confortable house with all ammenities included and with a private access to the beach. Quite and beautiful location, with garden and terrace. The beach is clean and quite, and has 2 gre… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Casara met the high expectations, the service was very good.
Contact and handover of keys and house were simple and very flexible. All that stood in the description was also available. Casara is a ve… More
“Lovely little seaside escape”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Casara. We stayed in casara dos which is a small tower with one small double bedroom (with views of the sea), a living room, bathroom and small kitchen, all laid out over… More
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
One of the best places to spend Your holiday in complete relaxation , away from the frenetic pace of everyday working life !Torre Antica , a small medieval-style tower has undergone a major refurbishment to offer guests unique moments of rest surrounded by all the moder …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
This most intimate luxury house is located on the very edge of the historic centre of Amsterdam, walking distance to the Jordaan. The Windketel is a free standing octagonal mini-tower: an unique architectural monument, with a beautiful state-of-art interior, that offers …see more
Harmony hotel is the best choice if you are seeking for relaxing and carefree holidays for you and your family. Our 4 star hotel can accommodate your dreamy holidays to a magnificent scenery with friendly surroundings.Our complex can offer you not only the best panorami …see more
Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod …see more
Gropparello's mediaeval castle is surrounded by a parkland extended at the sides of Vezzeno torrent's gorges. The suite situated in the castle is suspended above the drawbridge's building .4 romantic rooms plus a bath carved into the rock as a coffer, endowed with a sh …see more
Nearest beach 80 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The Tower House (120 sqm) is the most ancient portion of Historic Hamlet Le Logge di Silvignano, one of the most significant examples of Medieval architecture in the Spoleto County.
Le Logge di Silvignano built from the X to the XV Century,is listed by the Italian …see more
We have just experienced a fantastic week at this wonderful villa. We were expecting a lot when we booked but it went way beyond our expectations.
Normally we are never still when visiting a new area… More
Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom, luxury holiday rental found in the very heart of the historic city of York which has been graded as a 5 Star Gold Award winning property by Visit England. Built on the banks of the River Ouse in 1299, Lendal Tower has been used to tax incomi …see more
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is fantastic and the bedr… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time in York and were able to make full use of all the facilities at the Tower.
It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower soon.
Mike & Nathan
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Set on a cliff top overlooking Corbière lighthouse on Jersey's south-west tip, the Radio Tower provides stunning self-catering accommodation over six floors and boasts a 360-degree view.The Radio Tower is one of Jersey's most iconic sites and is one of our mo …see more
“You want somewhere different to stay? Well, this is it. Terrific.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
What a terrific place to stay, fantastic veiws and such a novel experience, may not suit everyone, especially if you do not like stairs, 71 from bottom to top, so you need to have a reasonable level o… More
“2008 - The one unique holiday rental”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
We already went there in 2008, but this is still THE holiday rental of all times in the experience of all participants. When I rented it I told the group it was special, but I wasn't going to tell the… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The Torre is a two storey villa overlooking Assisi. It is a medieval watch tower, used as a lookout for the Assisi Army in it's wars against Perugia. Surrounded by green fields and sunflowers, it is a marvellous place to relax and discover Umbria. The first flo …see more