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!
“Stunning historical Tower in the centre of York” Our three night stay at Lendal Tower was truly memorable. From the moment of booking we were treated as honoured guests and nothing was too much trouble for Nathan and his team. The Tower, which has so
“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.
Das Appartement ist in einem alten Turm und mit allem notwendigen ausgestattet, was man zu zweit braucht. Es gibt auch einen gemütlichen, automatischen Holzofen. Die Vermieterin Lucia ist ausgesproch… More
“Un piccolo paradiso”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Io e la mia ragazza abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza: il posto era perfetto per noi, a pochi minuti dal lago e direttamente sui sentieri trekking piu belli del lago di Como! L'appartamento è … More
“Peace &tranquility!” 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 talked to us also, if he was able
“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!
“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.
“relaxing, calm and wonderfull view” 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, the village or th
“Fantastic private place by the beach” 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 great chill out
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
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
Ein wunderbarer, familärer und friedvoller Ort, um die zu entspannen und die Costa de la Luz zu erkunden. Der Strand von Zahora ist ausgezeichnet und tatsächlich in 5-10 Minuten von den Häusern, di… More
“You want somewhere different to stay? Well, this is it. Terrific.” 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 r
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
“Magic. We just loved it....” 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 intended to do lot's of sig
“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
“A great New Year break” We all had a great time at Yannon Towers over New Year 2015/16. It is an unusual property, quite quirky but excellent for a group/party. The weather was atrocious but we made the most of our short break in Teignmouth. The prope
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
“Just perfect for a small wedding” The venue was a perfect place for us to celebrate our wedding. The whole weekend was relaxed and the owners and staff went out of their way to cater for our requirements. The place has a very relaxed feel, well decora
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
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
“Beautiful garden, friendly and helpful owners.” We stayed at La Casina and enjoyed the freedom of the garden and courtyard eating area. The weather was very hot so be prepared with insect creams etc.
Jane was very friendly and helpful, she even
“A truly amazing place to create some lifelong memories.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
From the moment we drove into the gated grounds to the moment we left we knew we chose the right house for the Tuscany/Florence piece of our vacation.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our hostess, J… More