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!
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“Relaxing, cosy and worth re-visiting.” We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!) but, when w
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Escape Cottage was a great find. A lovely cottage for a family of four. The flowers and biscuits were a lovely welcome on arrival and Vinny was very helpful. Loved the decor, the cottage was warm and… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Ideally placed for exploring the town but just off the town centre making it peaceful at night. We'd definitely return.… More
“Lovely house in a peaceful location.” This property is in a quiet location within the Torbeg lodges development, a short drive from Blackwaterfoot. It is very well equipped, clean and warm. A bright open plan living / dining / kitchen was a nice socia
A contemporary cottage with all the mod cons yet still homely. Peaceful, and beautiful location with fantastic views, the ideal get away on a beautiful Island. Excellent service and attention from own… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
Spent a great week in Arran first time there but it won't be our last. Angely was an excellent accomadation with everything you would expect plus some welcome extras like wifi in a very peacefull loca… More
“Home from Home...Perfect Base to Discover Arran!”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2012
Fantastic holiday lodge with gorgeous views over the Shiskine Valley. Just a few minutes walk from the gorgeous beach at Blackwaterfoot.
This was our first visit to the Isle of Arran and we abso… More
“Excellent position, will use it again” The apartment is exceptionally well situated 3 min's walk from Pl Catalunya, very easy to reach on foot from the Aerobus station. The street looked a bit off putting on Google maps but it is actually lovely and
we stayed in the apartment for 10 nights
we travelled with our 3 year old daughter
this was our 1st rip to barcelona and we absolutely loved it. the location was very important , the apartment i… More
“Excellant location and extremely helpful owner”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
The apartment could not be in a better location, it is around 30 secs from Placa Espanya and a 15 min walk from the bus station.
The apartment was very clean when we arrived and had all the things we… More
“Central Location, great value for money”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
Stayed for 5 nights at the end of July with 2 friends. This apartment was perfect. It had a fully equipped kitchen and the beds were comfortable. Towels were supplied and the apartment was clean. We w… More
“A perfect mixture of French and Spanish culture based in middle of Pyrennes” The owners, Paul and Jayne, had recently rennovated the property so it was clean and fresh, with modern fittings and plenty of power, water and comms availability. Access was
“Give me a home amongst the mountains ...and near a fountain, sung in Oz tune”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2011
Well this is what you will get, no kangaroo or gum trees, but an a place that has everything you need and then some!
Great location for walks, markets, historic ruins and walled cities. The locals… More
“Fantastic location, amazing views!”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
House was great! Views from the living area/ and quaint balcony were perfect!
Lots of space, great having bathrooms on all levels.
Vernet is actually a really pretty village, with a daily market. It… More
“Great village house”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2016
4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the fac… More
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w
This was a great place to relax, very comfortable, easily managed and easy for the beach and the village, but very private when you want it to be. We may have been influenced by the fantastic weather … More
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely beachside location.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
My family has just returned from a one week stay in this lovely cottage. What a find - the internet has its uses afterall ! We had the most enjoyable week there ( helped of course by the super weather… More
“Everything you could wish for.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Lovely location right on beach. Everything was as new and the fire was incredible.Decorative sea touches were lovely and bright.
The sunsets are incredible. Handy for visiting the Lakes and while we … More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
“Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings” 6 of us and the dog stayed in Lochside Lodge for 3 nights in April. The Lodge is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and the views from the huge lounge windows are absolutely fantastic - mountains
We have stayed at Lochside Lodge twice now and both times it has been great!
The first time we went for a quiet weekend away and loved it so much that we booked for a full week here when my fiancé… More
“Beautiful lodge, stunning views and a great location.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2013
Highly recommended. Scrupulously clean, tastefully decorated in Scottish style this lodge was a great find. Great restaurants nearby and loads to do, you'll never get bored, whether your relaxing and… More
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
It was our first time at Lochside Lodge. We took our Springer Spaniel with us for a holiday.
The lodge is amazing. It is huge and really beautiful. There is plenty of room inside and it is really wel… More
“Wow - fabulous house!” This was a fabulous house to stay in - couldn't have asked for any better. All rooms are large and beautifully furnished. There is everything you need for your stay and way more besides. I stayed with 8 other people and every on
Spent a family weekend at the Moorings with grand parents and grand children. We all had a great time made so much better by having fantastic accommodation. Everything was as we had hoped. The arrange… More
“Great House and Great Location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
Well appointed house for crockery, cooking utensils etc. Beds and bed linen clean and good quality. Cleaning materials, bin bags, salt and pepper etc all there on arrival. Heating/HW system very effec… More
“Perfect house for a family celebration.”
Reviewed 1 Jan 2015
Spacious, beautifully decorated and really well equipped. When there are 11 staying great to have 2 living rooms so there is always the possibility of peace and quiet. Everything in the advert is exac… More
“A Lovely relaxing place to stay” Great little cottage, ideal for a quite weekend for two. Spotlessly clean and well presented. A friendly welcome from the owners. Well located for looking around this lovely area. Great local pub for a pint and a bite
Very nice cottage in a small village. Clean and well equipped. Nice and friendly host.
The home made cake was a pleasent suprise! Very nice! Together with fresh eggs!
For us it was a lovely stay, ve… More
“Perfect place for a peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
We had a lovely time at Townend Cottage and can't rate it highly enough - it was really well equipped, immaculately clean, comfortable and had a lovely feel. The welcome pack with local eggs was a lo… More
“Brilliant Cottage, wonderful village, great location. Delightful !!!!!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
This is the most delightful holiday cottage I have ever stayed in, it is clean, cosy, picture perfect!! the location is fantastic, with a lovely quaint little pub in the village, which serves real ale… More
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b
Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment … More
“everything was just perfect cant say a bad thing about this place it is fantastic”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
mike the owner is so helpful and pleasant the flat is bigger than the photos show its well laid out and spacious with quality fittings and fixturers. plenty of towels,sheets.the beds were very comfort… More
“Le Chirons: Fantastic” The house was superb, extremly spacious with all amenaties whilst retaining the true appeal of a French house.
The gardens are very large and child friendly, with the pool a delight on hot summer days.
Terri and Kieth were gre
“Our time at Les Chirons was everything we could have wished for and more!”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2011
The house and gardens were really lovely and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners Terry and Keith. The place was lovely and clean, very comfortable and peaceful. We enjoyed our little trip… More
It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for your kind words.
Tangerine Villa is a stylish Floridian Home which is luxuriously equipped to the highest standards. This spacious, single-story home of four to five bedrooms with three bathrooms offers accommodation for up to ten people. The villa is fully air conditioned and has its o …see more
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features. …see more
“Great holiday let, with stunning views” Large property which facilitated 9 adults comfortably . Lovely furnishings and good range of kitchen crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Property is situated on hillside overlooking Dingle Bay and many hours
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks …see more
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t
Seascape was a lovely, warm and welcoming house. We loved staying there. The sea views are very beautiful. The house is so well equipped and very clean. This place would be perfect for our holiday!!! … More
“Did not recharge the batteries so much as took the battaries out.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
The views from the cottage were mesmerising lots of time was spent just gazing at the sea while sitting in the living room or in the garden outside. The cottage is very well equipped whether that be i… More
“A very comfortable, welcoming family home.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
This house sits in a fantastic position overlooking the Firth of Forth opposite the Bass Rock and Berwick Law. The hours of sunshine are amazing and the sunsets not too bad either. Check the shower ha… More
Thank you for leaving your review. We are delighted to hear that you found Seascape comfortable and welcoming. We have noted your comment about the shower and when you advised us of this problem during your stay we sent someone round to rectify the situation immediately. Please be assured the cleanliness of all our properties is of extreme importance to us and we apologise for this oversight on this occasion. We are strongly committed to providing the best services and amenities for our guests, therefore we thank you for your feedback that will help us continue to accomplish this.
“Charming cottage” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (3 nights) at the Gate House. We were 2 couples and it was the perfect size for us. Everything has been recently updated and done with extreme taste.
The views from the cottage are amazing, and very
This cottage is a gem - we arrived in the evening and Esther had some lights on as well as the heating - such a treat to be welcomed so warmly. Esther called in the next day to make sure everything wa… More
Thank you Bev.
I am glad you had a great time. Please come again!
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate” Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this beautiful cottage. Perfect location, step out of the front door and within 2mins you're in the grounds of Chatsworth. Baslow is a 1minwalk to lovely pubs, cafe e… More
“A peaceful retreat with a homely feel.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
“Wish we could have stayed longer” This was an amazing retreat for our family of 5. The owners was incredibly nice and helpful before and during our stay. Our three young children had a wonderful time on the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the basketbal
“Great house, lovely host, great setting, perfect!”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
We were a group of 6 old friends looking for a house for us to have a long overdue get together for the weekend. The Barn was perfect, with a large space downstairs to relax and spend time together an… More
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Barn. I'd love to welcome you back anytime.
“Beautiful cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2014
The Barn was spotlessly clean, well laid out and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The welcome we had was amazing (from Deborah and her dogs) with croissants and pastries as a lovely… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed staying at The Barn it was a pleasure to have you. We'd love to see you again sometime.
“Amazing escape from the city”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
5 friends and I stayed in the barn last weekend, it was amazing, Deborah made the whole booking process really simple and the barn is like a 5* hotel with the added bonus of a lounge , kitchen ( which… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I do hope you come back again with the girls. I am now able to offer beauty treatments in The Barn so if you're wanting a bit of pampering let me know!
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
“The stunning tigh Ban lek”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just… More
Thanks for you review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Tigh Ban Lek and we hope we can welcome you back in 2017.
“Great house for golfers!” We rented three houses on an extended golf trip around Ireland. Alex's house was the best one by far. It is very new and has plenty of room. Each person had their own bedroom and bath. Kitchen has everything we needed. W
I stayed in Mourne House with 5 friends last weekend and we all fell in love with the house. It is extremely well appointed and has everything in it that we needed for a self catering break. The view … More
It was good the girls had a great weekend and enjoyed the break - many thanks. Alex & co
“Beautiful house with amazing views”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2015
The owner Alex couldn't have done more to help before we arrived. Myself and 5 others stayed here for a weekend and it was brilliant, with plenty of room for us all. The house is fantastic with everyt… More
Hi. Cheers for the great review and you are welcome back anytime. Glad you enjoyed thr house and views. Alex & co
“perfect house, perfect location and wonderful host”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2015
We had a last moment booking with Alex at Mourne House as we decided to extend our holiday in Co. Down. This house is breathtaking - the location views are amazing! Plenty of room for us as we were 2 … More
Many thanks for your kind comments. We are glad you and the family enjoyed the holiday at Mourne House and welcome you back anytime.
Alex & co
The smart neutral façade of the beautiful Cook's Cottage conceals an eclectic, welcoming and informal interior. Comfortably sleeping up to 4, this two bedroom cottage is sure to please all, combining original features such as Bakelite light switches througho …see more
“Brilliant!” Our recent stay at The Old Post Office was lovely!
It was very clean, well laid out and catered for everything.
The location was great too, very near to loads of beaches. And a couple of pubs!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the 'Old Post Office' with our extended family. It was ideal. We liked the quiet village location overlooking the Axe river, yet close to the beaches at Seaton and Be… More
We're so pleased that you had a great stay and enjoyed the area. Sorry that the kettle decided to pack up but as you say- wonderful Sue to the rescue!! We look forward to you staying again.
“last minute superb”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2016
Beautiful cottage, accommodating owner who arranged our stay at the very last minute. Fantastic location, great local pubs and good walking in the area. We would not hesitate to book again. Thank you … More
We are delighted that we could accommodate you at short notice (thank you Sue - our wonderful housekeeper!).
We hope that you can come again and explore this lovely area. Richard and Julie
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2015
The cottage is beautiful with all the amenities you need. Plenty of room for my family of six. We felt relaxed as soon as we stepped through the door. The pub is a short walk away serving excellent fo… More
Many thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review. We know that it helps others get a feel for the cottage and the area. Lyme Regis and Charmouth are the areas for 'fossil heaven' and just a few minutes away. We hope you come back and visit again.
Richard and Julie.
“Wonderful stay in a Wonderful Villa” We (group of 4 friends) stayed at the Moonstone Villa for a week in mid February and we could not have had a more wonderful stay. The property was well maintained and the staff could not have been more helpful and
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.
“Great apartment, lovely hosts, beautiful Rovinj” Lovely clean apartment & much needed air con in the 38 degree heat. Wonderful hosts who arranged our taxi transfer from the airport & were at hand if & when we needed them. Enjoyed a glass of schnapps
“Fantastic Villa, met every expectation” I highly recommend this Villa. After organising a 5 day stay for a group of 14, we were all very happy and to be honest after looking at other villas and hotels around the area, I think we hit jackpot with Villa
Whether you're after a romantic getaway or a catch up with family or friends Alluvion caters for all . Cosy, views, birdlife, safe yard, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, games, books, dvds the list goes on. Also close proximity to iconic Freycinet Park. Book today …see more
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Rose Farm is probably the best rental property we've been to. Beautifully furnished, every facility you could want and a lovely location. Bedrooms are large, the kitchen with Aga is great and the liv… More
Thanks Fergus. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year-or sooner if we can kept you!
Self-catering accommodation for 2 persons and with air conditioning, TV and fully equipped kitchenette ideal located and with all main amenities within a short walking distance including ferry boats to the beautiful sandy island beaches.<br />Faro the capital of t …see more
“Perfect relaxation!” The purpose of the break was to kick back and relax having just had a baby. The lodge is situated in an ideal location of the park being next to lakes and the amenities a stones throw away. The lodge is kept extremely clean and is
Very nice lodge with all the facilities sky tv, modern appliances, a REAL log burner, hot tub(amazing). There is plenty to do with just a few minutes walk to the clubhouse for entertainment and restau… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Me, my husband, four children and dog have just got back from here after a brilliant weeks holiday. The lodge is lovely and having the hot tub with it makes it all the more brilliant. Gary who owns th… More
“Baby's first holiday”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
Booked Shoveler Lodge for our baby's first holiday (14 months old). Lodge was perfect - very well presented, clean and child friendly. Travel cot and high chair were available and the cot fitted eas… More
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell.
They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins,
My two Yorkie
The Robins was the perfect place for us to stay for our 3 months winter break from our home in France. Cosy and clean and a super comfortable bed awaited us along with some delicious cake and a bottle… More