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!
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland …see more
The Broch offers the highest level of luxury on the Isle of Harris, all within a unique stone tower modelled off an iron age fortress. Visitors can enjoy the sporting offerings of Borve Lodge Estate, the wild Harris landscape, or just chill in the rated 5-star luxury …see more
Southerton Tower is just 5 miles the Regency town of Sidmouth and the Victorian town of Budleigh Salterton. Both are unspoilt small towns on the Jurassic coast with beaches and promenades . The property is situated within an area designated as Outstanding Natural Beauty …see more
Torre Romantic View Lake Vineyards Olive Groves Swimming Pool Wine Relax Families Childrens Peacefull<br />The Torre is 1,5 km from Radda enjoing all the facilities of a charming small village. Full of Activities! …see more
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!” 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 accommodation was just r
“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.
“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
“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 location and brilliant accommodation” 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 though,
“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
“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.
“Our little slice of magic in the city”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
Well all we can say is go! The tower is amazing it's your own tower with views to die for on the doorstep of the minster.
We arrived late, due to traffic leaving Norfolk, and whilst we did inform eve… More
Many thanks for your kind review of the Tower, I am very pleased to hear you had such a great stay. I will pass on your lovely words to Ernestina who I am sure will be delighted to hear that you found her so warm and welcoming.
I would be thrilled if you choose to stay with us again and would be more than happy to welcome you back to the Tower.
“Amazing place” We just spent the weekend here for my friends hen party and it was amazing. The tower is beautiful, very comfortable, with lots of nice little touches, The owners were also very helpful, and happy to help, without invading our privacy.
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
A unique gite, formerly a windmill then a WWII watch tower, set in Bordeaux vineyards. Spectacular 360 degree views from the roof top. Between Bordeaux and Bergerac. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. Sample French village life - join in the many summer festivities. …see more
“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
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
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
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 special stay in an ancient tower built over a thousand years in the quiet and the green of Ticino Park. 5 minutes from Malpensa International Airport, 25 minutes from the Expo and 40 minutes from the Duomo and the fashion district.<br />The house is furnished wi …see more
“Excellent accommodation, beautiful setting, thoroughly enjoyable” Booking process easy & professional, property was just as described, fantastic atmosphere, views, facilities. Location ideal for coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor, walks. Town easily acc
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
“Excellant Place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
we stayed at Yannons with Friends and thier children and so we had 4 kids ( 7 to 14) and we all loved the Accomodation
It was very atmospheric and the kids loved staying in a Castle with its own wi… More
Furthermore within a radius of 40 km you can find: 2 golf courses with 18 holes, Salsomaggiore terme, Stirone's and Carrega's woods, the natural park of Piacenziano (of Jurassic age) with its beautiful trails near Gropparello village.where you can find a tenn …see 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
Impeccable service, family-friendly environment, peacefulness and a set of modern amenities guarantee an unforgettable stay in Harmony Hotel. Get the chance to view from close distance the endangered species Caretta - Caretta turtle, while swimming in our private beach! …see more
“A perfect stay” 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. This really is a jewel.
“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
“Romantic, Stylish and Quaint”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
Set over 3 floors, La Tour is the perfect place to stay for a romantic get away. Beautifully decorated with modern art and sculptures. The bathroom is amazing, the biggest bath i've ever seen!
The o… More
Ancient tower of the fifteenth century with a view over the Adriatic sea. It is situated in Silvi (Teramo) 1,5 km from the beaches and 10 km from the city of Pescara and 15 Km from the airport of Abruzzo. Its scenic location gives the building a striking impression of t …see 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
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valley<br / …see more
This most intimate luxury house is located on the very edge of the historic centre of Amsterdam, walking distance to the Jordaan.<br />Best feature: Romantic accommodation in a historical moment, on a green residential area …see more
“Fantastic Experience” What an amazing place this is!!!…I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not to write a review of the Observatory Tower because once you have stayed here and told your friends about it everyone will want to stay here and I won’t b
This place is truly amazing and renovated to the best standard i have seen.The views from the tower are fabulous. We have stayed in many places over the years and this is the best.
Falmouth itself ha… More
“WOW, Fantastic, amazing, brilliant, superb and more!”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2013
The most wonderful place we have ever stayed in. Falmouth was interesting with everything within walking distance. Good places to eat, good shops and good sea fishing trips.… More
“Unique to Falmouth”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2017
Unique and indivual space, brilliant views from the top two floors even on a grey day, when the sun shone it was splendid. Clean and modern.… 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