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!
“Truly Amazing- would recommend to anyone!” My family and I stayed at Villa Elma for two weeks and what a brilliant two weeks they were! On arrival to the property, we were greeted by the host who showed us around the accomodation and gave us additiona
We had a wonderful time at Villa Vida, the new villa next door to Villa Elma.
Franco was very welcoming and had worked very hard to deal with some serious fire damage next to the outside pool cause… More
“Amazing, friendly, child friendly super stay” The barn is beautiful, immaculate and really well decorated and very comfortable. The stunning views from the barn stretch far into the distance and include the River Severn giving an immense feeling of sp
We were always worried that with 2 under 2 it would be a challenge finding somewhere that could accommodate and wouldn't mind us being there. Finding Wibdon Barn has been the best hidden gem out ther… More
Just thrilled that you were able to relax and chill after a rather eventful few months! It would be lovely if you were to come and run and shout and swim again.
“A really great place to stay”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
Wibdon Barn is situated perfectly for you to explore Wales and the Forest of Dean, easy to find and not far from the Severn Bridge with great views over the river. It's a spacious house which is well … More
Thank you so much, guys. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to explore so much of the area. We would love to see you again and perhaps L can continue his swimming lessons!
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
I took the wife and my 1 year old for a weekend. The house is lovely and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The house is well equipped and well maintained. It was… More
The owner is very hospitable and kind. We enjoyed the quietness of the location. The Gite is well arranged and clean. Get your groceries beforehand and enjoy the solitude and slow pace with a dip in t… More
Thank you for letting such a nice comment about your stay in our house. We look forward to welcoming you on your next vacation.
Patrick and Sylvie
“lovely gite in lovely countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
very cosy comfy gite set in lovely gardens,the gite had all the mod cons and was nicely furnished.its in a good location for cycling around the French countryside and its only 20km to Dieppe and 20 km… More
Encore merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience pour les futurs vacanciers. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous serions également très heureux de vous revoir lors de vos prochaine vacance.
Patrick et Sylvie
“A very pleasant well equiped gite in lively countryside close to coast.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
This gite is well situated and very well equiped and decorated. The owners are very welcoming and helpful and an added bonus is the use of the pool. Patrick is also a very talented painter. In additio… More
hello, We are pleased to know that you spent a stay in our lodging more satisfactory and that you could discover and appreciate our region and the Norman heritage. We welcome you with pleasure next time. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick PECQUEUR
“FANTASTIC STAY AGAIN” This is our fourth stay at this apartment in Bansko. On this occasion there were 5 in the party. Plenty of room for everyone plus all our ski gear too.
Clean, tidy, plenty of extra duvets, towels, etc.
The kids made
“beautifully presented accommodation our family of 5 perfectly”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2015
great location - 10 minute walk to the gondola, really nice apartment - fully equipped with modern kitchen, really nicely presented lounge area and two bedrooms. bunk bed options was great to accommod… More
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
We rented the apartment as we were a group of 7 friends travelling together.
The apartment was perfect for what we needed, big enough for 7 sharing although we didn't spend much time in the apartm… More
“SUMMER IN BANSKO”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
Very nice, well fit out apartment with plenty of space for clothes etc. Close to shops, mexanas (restaurants) and the 'old town' with it's beautifully decorated church. Only 10 minutes to the gondola … More
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
“Excellent high standard of property in a quiet location close to theme parks” We stayed in this property for approximately 1 week in September 2014. The house was brand new, very modern and spacious. There was wifi and cable tv in all of the rooms, th
new house, good location, clear, good beds, nearly in the supermarkets (walmart, target, publix), restaurants (McDonald, BurguerKing, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos Pizza)....more less 17 minutes for Wall Di… More
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
“Lovely Dorset house” Lovely, big and well equipped house, swimming pool and games room a huge hit with the kids and adults!! Surprised with a welcome pack, the biscuits went down well! Only issue was the lighting in the swimming pool and kitchen at ni
“Large house superbly equipped and beutifully maintained.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
We were a party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children. The house was warm and welcoming and plenty of room so that we could all have our own individual space if required. The swimming pool was the reason we… More
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
The owners were very welcoming when they showed us around and very quick to refund the deposit. The house was clean and well presented. It had all the equipment necessary including child friendly cu… More
“enjoyable weekend with friends” we enjoyed our stay at long barn cottages. very comfortable & well furnished. grounds were beautiful with lovely views. Indoor pool with endless pool machine was really good. highly recommended
Put up a review just for the one big cottage my extended family stayed in. But we were in 2 cottages in total. They were to each other & both very nice. Didn't use the pool or gym, but they looked nic… More
“Small nice and cosy aprtment right in the centre of Flachau with excellent extra benefits” We spent two weeks in this apartment in August.The apartment is just as it appears in the photos: it is not very big, so there is only one bedroom for the kids
Very pleasant. Well equipped accommodation. Great to have access to the sauna,swimming pool and laundry room.
Great to sit on the balcony and look out over the town and mountains.… More
“Comfortable and convenient-a great weeks holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
The appartment is in a convenient location, less than 45 minutes by car from Salzburg Airport. Spar shop and supermarket in Flachau was very handy, and we were able to explore the area which is absolu… More
“Feel like a millionaire for a week” Just returned from a 1 week vacation with two other families (6 adults, 6 children ranging in age from 10 to 15) and all had a wonderful time. Location is amazing and facilities are exceptional. The house is huge (y
We stayed for 12 days at the beautiful Shangri-La and loved it so much have already booked to come back for summer 2016. The villa is situated in a quiet area near the top of the mountain which prov… More
“Beautiful home with stunning views - absolutely everything you could wish for!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2015
When booking the villa I was a little concerned about the location. Please do not let this put you off, it really is only a short drive to supermarket , beach and restuarants . Benahaivs is a short dr… More
“Breath taking Views!! Beautiful house!!!”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
We stayed there for a week in September 2015 (Group of 12 including children) and must say really fell in love with the house, and the area (Monte Mayor). I had never been up that area, it is a very s… More
“A Magnificent Week in Umbria” We had a most wonderful week! The villa was just perfect for our large family - all 24 of us. The facility was large enough so that the children could entertain themselves with the sport facilities while the adults enjoye
We were a group of 7 families and enjoyed the house very much. We enjoyed the well maintained pool area and garden, loved the cooking in the kitchen and enjoyed lunch and dinner on a marvellous verand… More
“Wonderful place for an extended family holiday”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
We were surprised by how big the villa actually was - a lot bigger than we'd expected from the description and photos. Very clean and well maintained, and the housekeeper, Martha, was really helpful.… More
“Best view on Kefalonia” It doesn't matter what the inside of this villa is like, as you will want to spend your entire time outside gazing at the view!! Superb sunsets every night with 2 seating areas and outside kitchen. The inside of the villa is
“Fabulous week staying in Barn owl cottage!” Have just returned from a fabulous weeks holiday on Combrew farm, staying in Barn owl cottage. The accommodation was everything we had hoped for and more! From arrival everything was perfect and so well thou
“A great location with a warm and friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2016
The cottage was lovely, clean and well equipped.
We stayed for a week whilst my elderly mother had her bathroom converted. The Barn Owl Cottage was perfect, with a bedroom and bathroom located on … More
“Beautiful accommodation in a lovely setting with plenty to do for both young and old.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
We stayed at Combew Farm for a week in May, our party consisted of a near two year old, two 30 somethings and two grandparents. We all stayed together in the Barn Owl Cottage which was lovely. It was… More
“A great place to stay for couples and families in a great location”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We had such a lovely time. Comfortable and high standard accommodation, close to many things to see and do. We cycled and walked from the cottage, so easy, safe and brilliant views along the tarka tr… More
The villa was not worth the money and of a poor standard.
The pool filter was broken and we were promised that it would be fixed.
The owners clothes and belongings were in every room and we had very… More
I am sorry you didn't like my house. I will try to explain about any problem you had and I apologise for them.
1. In my announce I said that we use the house like second house to spend our summer holidays, it is the reason that our clothes were there, but I let you one empty closet in every room.
2.In my announce It was told that there was no WiFi, NOW THERE IS but it was connected during the time you spent in my house. I complained about it to Vodafone because there told me that it will be useful in summer time, it is because I told you that probably there would be WiFi.
3. The pool filter was broken some days before your arrival, I asked to repaired it but there are a lot of demand in summer time in Sevilla , but the swimming pool worked corrects and I hope you could enjoyed it.
4.The property is 12 km from Sevilla and it is explained in the announce, it is better to have a car, but there is urban regular buses every 30 minutes to Sevilla like I told in my announce.
It is interesting to have some bad reviews to make me improve. I am so sorry you didn't appreciate my house but I hope you spent a good time in Seville and enjoyed your holidays.
“Extended villa and great pool” What more can you ask for, fantastic pool (in and out!!) with pizza oven right next to it, mainly flat gardens, superb views, very spacious Villa, so much space, garage which was nice for keeping the car cool, gated so v
We had the most wonderful stay! The Villa was so much fun with the slightly crazy pool which the kids just loved and we had a couple of little ones so the separate kids area was just perfect. So muc… More
“Could not have been better” Stayed at KingFisher for 3 nights, beautiful location, stunning park & lovely welcoming staff. The caravan was like new, we were so very pleased. Swimming pool was a special extra treat. Will definitely return for a longer