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!
“Ideal villa for families.” Excellent service provided by Graham. Villa ideal for families with young children. We were 2 families with 5 children ranging from 2-5 years. Excellent for this age. We walked to marina. We did bring scooters with us as wel
“Beautiful villa in fantastic location in Vilamoura”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
We travelled to stay at Casa Amne mid-May 2013 with our 4 year old and 5 month old children. On arrival we were greeted by the owner Graham Parker with a beer or wine and got a tour of the villa which… More
“The perfect home from home!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
The best and simplest review I can write for this villa is that I want to live in Portugal and I want this to be my home!
I travelled with my boyfriend and family in June 2012 for 2 weeks and could… More
“Surpassed all expectations in a fabulous way.”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
The owner of this villa could not have done more to make us welcome. The villa itself was like a stay in heaven. The location was ideal and the accomodation and decor were perfect. We also had a house… More
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be.
Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine.
The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
This was a first visit to the Algarve for us and we were keen to find a quiet and peaceful villa away from the crowds where we could relax, unwind and enjoy a private pool. This villa fitted the bill … More
“Great villa - clean spacious and good location”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
This villa is perfect for people looking to have a quiet break, yet still close to lovely sandy beaches and any nessecary amenities - Villamoura is close and a very nice harbour with resturaunts and p… More
Thank you very much, i hope you enjoyed your barbecues by the Sunset :)
“Fantastic Holiday and Stay at Casa Nova”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We stayed at Casa Nova with our 2 young children aged 4 and 1 and sister and brother in law. The villa was of an excellent condition with excellent facilities, lots of space and a fantastic pool and … More
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
Well what can we say wonderful place house is extreamly clean and tidy home from home I feel the house has everything you need right down to tennis rackets. you couldnt need another thing we had a fab… More
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
My wife and myself couldn't have been happier with all aspects of our holiday.
The accommodation was excellent as was the town and location to north lakes and many other great spots.
Lorna and Marti… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and Arnie was a real gentleman. We too hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Lorna
“Another lovely stay, home away from home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Just returned home after another brilliant stay, such a lovely relaxing stay, definitely gave me some much needed chill out time, and the dogs loved it as well. Wasn't sure how Ruby would react being … More
Thanks for your kind words Tom, it was good to see you again. I am really pleased that you got your time to relax.
“Fabulous villa in a wonderful location” This is a fabulous villa, with a great pool and very well equipped.
My children spent most of their time in the pool when we weren't at the beach. It's a suoer size and very well looked after.
“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent
If you're going to visit Bath this is the place to stay for peace and quiet,a beautiful village with locals who care.Our host were helpful with anything we need but left us quietly to ourselves.The co… More
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 9 May 2014
A very pretty cottage with wonderful views.Comfortable and well equipped,a great place to come back to after a day out.We will definitely visit again.… More
“Perfect Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
After an eventful drive down (winter storms) we arrived to meet Philip who quickly showed us around before leaving us to explore. Having read previous reviews prior to booking I had a clue what we may… More
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.
We stayed at Anvil Cottage for 4 nights in August and what a wonderful little cottage it is. Beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our stay - including a bottle of wine and some milk! T… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
Great place to stay. Parking space. Lovely and clean and a good base to explore the Cotswolds. A couple of good inns and a really friendly Conservative Working Men's club.… More
Reviewed 24 Sep 2016
We stayed three nights in this sweet little cottage. Found it really clean and well equipped. Minor blip was a leaky boiler but reported it to the owners Mother who was willing to sort it straight awa… More
“Lovely holidays in a lovely apartment” What a lovely place!!!
We really loved this apartment with the amazing balcony's view.Very clean, peaceful,well equipped,felt very rested and rejuvenated by the time we left.The best was that we got out of the
“Excellent beach front apartment with amazing view from veranda”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
The apartment is very nice and comfortable. It is an ideal apartment for a family like us with two children. It is exactly like as advertised. Only few step from a private beach where we enjoy our swi… More
“Excellent Apartment” Beautiful surroundings, coastal pathway and sea just out the front. The apartment was really lovely. Clean, ground floor - good for mobility issues, quiet, big bedrooms, good kitchen, comfortable living area. It was close to to
The accomodation was fantastic & it was lovely waking up looking out of the pation doors with view of the sea.
Plenty to do from the beach to bike riding.
My teenage children already want to go agai… More
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
The flat is lovely, feels like you are at home, the location Is perfect , there is a lovely pub 10 minutes walk away with a great kids soft play for people with children, Chris is lovely, so friendly … More
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
“Will return” This a lovely bright, light, modern apartment, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Its right on Porth beach, you can lie in bed listening to the waves. Parking spaces are a bit tight so I wouldn't like to go in a huge 4x4. I would be more
“Beautiful beach apartment, immaculately presented and perfect for family”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Stayed with my husband and 20 month old daughter and will definitely be back. The apartment is immaculate, modern and includes everything you could need for self-catering (great kitchen crockery, pots… More
“Amazing location on the beach, fantastic appartment, perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
The property is immaculately presented and superbly furninshed with everything you could need - it really does feel like a home away from home. We travelled with 2 young children (2 & 6yrs), and the … More
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
Despite traditionally British half-term weather, we have just returned from a very restful week staying in Coast 1.
On arrival the apartment was absolutely immaculate. All the fixtures, fittings… More
“perfect holiday, would definately come again” We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Weston Magic.
The location is perfect and all the attractions are within easy reach by car. The home is the perfect place to relax and has everything you ne
“Wonderful, spacious, comfortable villa with a 'homely' feel.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We booked Weston Magic through Owners Direct and from the start found owner John Ross to be very professional and helpful with our enquiries. Fortunately we discovered that we only live five minutes … More
Jackie and I are so please you liked our home and that you had a great holiday.
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
Weston magic is a home from home with added benefits of ideal location for all the parks but on a quiet residential estate. Fully equipped with everything you need and more besides. The pool and jac… More
We are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday.
“Home from home”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
Staying in this beautiful Florida home was what made our whole visit so relaxing.
Central to all the wonderful attractions; whether it be The Parks , Cape Kennedy Space centre or the coast, it could… More
“Lovely property with amazing view” If you were to ask the children, they would resoundingly vote that the garden at the property was amazing. They really appreciated the pool to cool off in after a morning's sightseeing.
The property was spotlessly
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights with our teenage daughter and would have stayed longer if possible. The house is a very large and spacious with fabulous views across the old town. The garden is… More
“5 Star Rental!”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
The house was spacious and very well decorated with all mod cons.
The garden was lovely with stunning views and water features, not forgetting the BBQ which we used twice.
The owner's parents live n… More
Hi am very glad you had a lovely stay with us. Thanks for your lovely review, all the best. Ioan
“Inexpensive and clean - adequate if you are travelling/touring most of the time.”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2012
The apartment provided us with a satisfactory base from which to explore the Salzkammergut region of Austria. It was no problem to get onto the main roads to the various lakes and towns surrounding th… More
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the Salzkammergut, and found our property a clean and inexpensive base. I'm sorry that you did not find the general store, bakery and butcher's which are on the main road near the bank and restaurant, a few hundred metres away.
We offer two properties. The Apartment is the larger of the two with a separate bedroom and large living room. The Studio, which you rented, does not have a fixed bed because by its very nature it is a one-room apartment with double and single sofabeds.
We will review the contents of the kitchen, although it is possible that the previous guests, who left just before you arrived and rented both properties, moved some of the items into the other apartment. I have asked the housekeeper to check more thoroughly in the future.
Many thanks for your stay and comments.
Jon Bouillot - owner.
“Perfectly placed, comfortable bungalow” we enjoyed a great week over Christmas this year. A very comfortable, home from home, bungalow. Not far from centre of Keswick but quiet and off street parking a big plus. The beds were exceptionally comfortabl
A perfect holiday property; very convenient, comfortable, clean and a quiet location, just a 10 minute stroll into Keswick town centre and 5 minutes to Fitz park, perfect!… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and we are glad you found the bungalow so convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
“Excellent Location, good facilities”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
I stayed here over Easter with my wife and two kids. It's located very close to the towncentre of Keswick and park which has a play area for the children. The main bedroom has plently of room and the … More
Thank you so much for the feedback we are in the process of improving the cottage and hope that you will visit again soon. WIFI is a great idea, so maybe later on in the year we will think about putting it in. We were also thinking about putting a washer machine in instead of the dishwasher as we have limited space.
We hope that you visit again.
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
Comfortable accommodation, great location for easy access to the town, buses and walks.
Welcome pack of tea/milk/biscuits was a very nice touch. Secure space in lockable garage great for anyone with… More
Thank you you for taking the time to review Ferndale, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
We found this to be a lovely holiday home with spacious rooms and all the mod cons. The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast room sat nine 9 of us comfortably. We rented the property for a fam… More
“A lovely house which is well equiped for your holiday needs”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
The house is well equipped and has a good layout, the area is quite and the beach is very close and private a good place to get away from it all!… More
Hi Peter, thank you for your lovely review - I'm sorry we didn't have a hot tub to achieve a 5 star review, very glad to hear that everything else was perfect. Hope to see you again. Sally
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
We stayed at Tom & Cathy's house for a week. The house is truly lovely with amazing views out to the sea. The house has everything you need and with just a short walk to a secluded beach what more ca… More
“A great find in a beautiful area!”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2014
We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on.
The house has everything you need and m… More
“The dream holiday home!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and 2-year-old son in early July. This was without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. The floor-to-ceiling corner… More
“Great holiday cottage, in a great location.” This was a very comfortable stay with the cottage set in a great location. The cottage had all to offer,owners were very friendly and great value for money.
We really enjoyed our stay and will use again w
“Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect central location”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
The Old Coach House is a lovely cottage, ideal base for the whole of the Peak District. My husband really appreciated that all the days out were about 30 minutes or less drive for him so he managed to… More
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
What a lovely welcoming cottage perfect for our family holiday. Our children (6&4) had a great time and played with all the toys and rode their bikes in the yard which was safe, the adjacent playing a… More
“A gem of a cottage in a perfect spot!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
A fantastic fortnight all round! The cottage is well-equipped with plenty of space inside and out for sitting and relaxing. The location was perfect for getting out and exploring the area - very peace… More
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch