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!
“Excellent property with great facillities and a wealth of local knowledge” Excellent property for large or small groups. We were met promptly at the villa by a lady who lives locally and will also provide airport pickup and shopping. A stunning proper
Casa De Oro is a lovely villa, well equipped, spacious and with a touch of luxury. The pool and grounds are particularly lovely and have been upgraded in the last few months. Be warned, the sunbeds ar… More
Thanks ladies we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you liked all the improvements we have done and look forward to seeing you again next May.
John & Kath
“"House of Gold" says it all”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Impressive villa which is even bigger than the pictures suggest! The facilities of swimming pool, tennis court, gym and BBQ space outside served perfectly as a base for the holiday. Great location bot… More
Pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Reviewed 18 Nov 2014
From the moment we booked the villa the service and responses from the owner and his local contact were excellent. I have stayed there twice this year, firstly with a group of friends for a girls week… More
Thanks for the great review look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect.
The apartment included all th
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest.
Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr …see more
“Modern, very well equipped and welcoming home.” I stayed here on a business trip and Eastfield House Lodge is a modern, very well equipped and welcoming home. It was lovely to come back at the end of the day and relax in a superb peaceful setting.
“Wonderful Accomodation, delightful hosts, extremely high standard!”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2016
What a lovely place, very well equipped and all to a very high standard, just perfect. Thank you for being such considerate hosts, we will definitely be back!… More
Thank you very much for your recent visit and for your kind comments. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay at Eastfield House Lodge and we would be delighted to welcome you again in the future.
Best wishes. Benedicte & Roger
“Great base for exploring”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
We stayed with our children aged 5 and almost 2 and had a great stay, a high chair and stair gates were provided ready for us and the quiet location meant everyone slept well the garden apse went down… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your experience with us - we are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the area which offers such a variety of activities for various age groups and interests; there is indeed a lot to explore!
Thank you again for your visit.
Benedicte & Roger
“Could have been friendlier”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
My sister and I stayed at Eastfield Lodge with my two daughters aged 13 and 11. The cottage is lovely and is very well equipped although it is a little tired in places. For example, there is messy exp… More
“Marvellous penthouse” Very nice 3 bedroom penthouse with several terraces. The situation of the penthouse in the building is excellent as it is on the top floor and the corner of the building. Distance to the beach is about 20 minutes on foot but ther
Fantastic apartment in a great location just on the outskirts of the main town/beach. Met promptly at the airport by Michael and Claire and speedy tranfer to apartment. Apartment clean and tidy filled… More
“Luxurious spacey and stylish penthouse”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It had all of the necessities and much more. Could not fault it. Loved the rooftop area with jacuzzi. We will be visiting again! Gracias.… More
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
Michael and Claire are such lovely people... They do so much to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Claire even purchased my baby milk and nappies so I did not have to bring them with me! They hav… More
A beautifully presented property with great facilities and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us very welcome at the property. They were available if we needed the… More
Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and had a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing you again one day.
“Superb accommodation, second to none.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
Marvellous location. Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe Beach within easy walking distance. The Cottage is furnished and decorated to exceptional standards. Good parking. Everything has been thought o… More
Many thanks for your fanastic review, I am so glad you enoyed your stay at the cottage and Putsborough. I do hope we see you again.
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at Putsborough Garden cottage and will certainly return in the near future. The location is outstanding and is just a short walk to a world class beach and pubs! The cott… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to give the cottage your lovely review, so glad you enoughed visiting again and I very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you stay with us.
“This Villa is a definite WOW” This is a truly quality villa on a massive plot of land which retains all the charm of a Spanish Finca and is set in the hills above Javea about 20 mins. walk or 5 minutes by car from the main Arenal beach.We loved the ge
Had the most amazing holiday here, was so relaxing and peaceful. Went way to quick.
Had everything in the villa that we needed. At first I kept getting lost it was so big.
Beautiful !!!!… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Diana
“Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
As we drove through the gates we knew we had arrived somewhere special. At the end of the 150m private drive sits this classic Finca set in its own extensive grounds. As a family group of 8 adults we … More
Thank you for your wonderful review - we are so glad you had a happy holiday and that you enjoyed watching the birdlife. We really appreciate your kind comments.
Whether travelling by car or train, Thurnham Keep Stables offers the ideal sanctuary for that short break in beautiful, unspoilt Kent countryside yet being situated in mid Kent is an ideal base from which to explore everything Kent has to offer. …see more
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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“Perfect getaway” Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you need it! Plenty of logs and coal for
We were made so welcome with even delicious home-made brownies on arrival .
This is very comfortable with everything you could need and positioned in great walking country .… More
It was great to see you both again and I am so pleased you and your friends all had a good weekend. Do come back and see us again when you feel like escaping from London!
“The perfect restorative retreat.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2015
Our second stay at Biggin Grange - we stayed in The Cheese Press in April and now The Old Farrowings too. Wouldn't change anything about the whole experience. What makes these the best cottages I've… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it is lovely for us when guests return. Even better when you have booked to come again in October! You were so lucky with the weather and I hope when you come back you will discover even more to do in the Peak District. Jane
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
We've just had the pleasure of staying at The Old Farrowings (part of Biggin Grange) for a week and it was easily the best part of our trip. The cottage is beautiful, sitting on top of a hill with an… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you enjoyed your time at Biggin Grange.
The views from your cottage are stunning so I'm so glad you were able to enjoy them. Do come back and see us again! Jane
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f
This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to al… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Come back soon. Fiona
Reviewed 19 Oct 2016
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More
LUXURY 5* barn. Framlingham. PRIVATE HOT TUB +Parking. WOODBURNER. Half an acre of garden. Superkingsize bed. Roll top bath. Shower. Bespoke kitchen. Tennis Court. Stylish decor. Underfloor heating thoughout. 37"TV. Blu-Ray/DVD player. Ipod dock. SMEG fridge/fre …see more
Private Pool, private tennis courts, perfect for children with outdoor playhouse, all ensuite.<br />Villa Mercuri is the perfect place for families to spend their holidays together. Plenty of space! …see more
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.” My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disa
Friendly welcome & quick resolution of minor problems.
Clean, well equipped property with comfortable beds.
Quiet farm location but close to Dorset's attractions.… More
Pleased you enjoyed your weekend
“Perfect family holiday in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in November with my children who are 22,23 and 26 along with grandparents too! We had such a wonderful stay, the house is plenty big enough to escape for peace when you want it but also… More
So pleased you had a wonderful stay all together. The Lodge has hosted so many family celebrations and its a joy to see so many people get together for such special memorable occasions. So many guests comment on the fact that its fabulous to be all together but yet to have the space to all do your own thing - whether its out of doors jogging around the meadows, walking the Nature trail admiring the wildlife, fishing on the River Frome, playing tennis, sunbathing on the terrace, making a barbeque, paddling in the stream, playing with Otter (the family dog) or relaxing in the Lodge taking a well earned soak in one of the luxurious bathrooms, watching a film on one of the many tv's or just snoozing by the woodburner - we try to ensure that there is something for everyone.
Just Heaven Mountain Retreat is a unique 27 acre property at Carool just over the Queensland border in NSW and is just 15 mins from Coolangatta International Airport.
From everywhere on the property there are spectacular ocean, rural, and mountain views. Just Heaven i …see more
“Absolutely Wonderful!” We stayed for a week in this lovely apartment which is right on the beachfront. Beautiful views day and night across the beach. Really liked the apartment with nice bedrooms and living space. Plenty of nice bars and restaurants
Selected this location for close proximity to beach and restaurants and for the beachfront balcony view. Apartment is excellent – great location, provided all of the amenities we needed and easy acc… More
Thank you so much for kind words! You are always wellcome:)
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia …see more
“Wonderful” A wonderful cottage in a wonderful setting, made even more comfortable after meeting the lovely owners on our arrival. There was a welcome goodie bag and the cottage has everything you could wish for, not like some other places where there
The Glanafon Coach House is a beautiful property set in beautiful grounds. Although conveniently close to Haverfordwest, it feels like it is in the middle of the countryside. The owners are friendly … More
We love to welcome our guests back to The Coach House and some come every year. Thank you for your kind words and lovely review.
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
A perfect stay in a perfect holiday home, in a perfect location with wonderful hosts who offered exemplary customer service. Impossible to fault, Pamela and William went to great lengths to ensure th… More
Thank you for your review, we try to think of most things and add a few quirky ones of our own. We like to provide a warm, welcoming home for our guests to enjoy. look forward to seeing you again.
“Christmas at coach house”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
This is a beautiful coach house very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Very friendly service from the owners. Key thing to note - you can only access the double bedrooms through the stable rooms … More
Thank you for your comments, we have wifi access now but our guests are often out exploring and enjoying the fresh coastal air. We always decorate for Christmas and The Coach House becomes a magical place for couples or families. Thank you for your review.
Kokkino Kastro is a historic estate in close proximity of Aegina's port,suitable for a maximum of up to 14 guests. Swimming pool, barbeque facilities and private tennis court included. Ideal for wedding, yoga retreats and other group activities. Very family friendl …see more
“Perfect for active families” Wimbledon 2 was a great find, very peaceful location, with a large (and deep) pool, lovely gardens and a tennis court, and comfortable open space living inside. The pool was great for cooling off in the hot days, a lot o
Easy to find from Faro, quick to get there. The premises are comfortable, very well equipped and secure, we had no worries as a family (with Childrens friends) of 7 for the week. Villa was clean and t… More
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t
“Cosy cottage in peaceful and beautiful wooded area,” We had a fabulous time in Rose Cottage, lucky for us that it was a boiling hot week.
The cottage was very cosy and so well equipped with everything we would require, the lovely garden was a bonus.
“Had such a lovely stay I am hoping to go again in the spring.”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
We stayed for a week and despite the showery weather we had a lovely time. The cottage was clean with all we needed for a comfortable stay. We took advantage of the linen service saving us the bother … More
Thank you for reviewing Rose Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the spring.
“A Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2012
What a great time we had at Rose Cottage, despite very mixed weather!, Reminded us of being at home here in Cumbria! Our two dogs LOVED the garden, and didn't want to leave it. Neither did we. The own… More
Thank you for providing a review of Rose cottage and to know you love the place as much as we do. We know from the over 100 comments left in the visitor book in the cottage that all our guests share your views but it is so nice to have guests going that extra step to write a review on TripAdviser.
“Great allround spoiled by a collapsing outlet to septic tank - blocked twice - initially within 20 hours of arrival.”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2011
The surrounding garden is lovely and fairly private. The house comfortable and well equipped, although note needs to be taken that the single bedroom is pretty small and without the privacy of a soli… More
Rose Cottage is a family owned holiday home which we use and love and hope all guests love as well. Judging by the visitors book in the cottage (and the other report on TripAdvisor), we have so far achieved our ambition as every guest comment is positive and expresses how much they enjoyed their holiday (including the entry from this particular party).
With any property, unforeseen issues do arise and we do our best to sort these as soon as possible as we did with the blocked pipe referred to in this report. This is a remote area of Scotland (part of the attraction) yet on a Sunday, our plumber was on site within hours and sorted the problem. Similarly when the second incident was reported, again on a Sunday, he called in on his way home from visiting a sick relative in Dumfries hospital. He reported to me that the second incident was nothing to do with the pipework but was a blockage in the u bend of the toilet itself and was a result of misuse. I have no reason to doubt his word. We only once had a problem with a pipe blockage before this party arrived(hence our notice in the cottage regarding what can and cannot be flushed). Since this party departed, we have had many more lettings without a problem. We have never had occasion to charge a guest for clearing a blockage. I will leave readers to draw their own conclusions.
The single bedroom is approx 9ft by 6ft and of sufficient size to accommodate a full size single bed and other furniture. Whether this is small is dependant of what one is used to. We do not understand the privacy issue.
The party's comments reported here vary considerably from the positive report they left in the cottage's visitor book. I am inclined to suggest that this is for two reasons. First, this party was found to have had additional unregistered guests staying in the cottage. We never found out how many but they did admit to one extra adult, not child as stated. We never related this to the blocked pipe. Second, it was also discovered that this party had entered private cupboards and used bed linen our family keeps at the cottage for our use when there. We had to pay to have the linen laundered (some property owners would have deducted this from the security deposit). These issues clearly caused considerable embarrassment to this party when they were mentioned to them.
Despite all this and because of our wish for everybody to have fond memories of their stay at Rose Cottage, I voluntarily gave this party a £75 rental refund together with full refund of their security deposit.
I am sure the many wonderful comments in our visitors book provide every reassurance that guests will enjoy their holiday at Rose Cottage and even return again as many do.
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Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and on …see more
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather
Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and th… More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could … More
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. The team will be thrilled you found the house to your satisfaction. Thank you for selecting Vicarage House. Best wishes Katie and Richard
Villa Tamerza is a large, chalet-style house in the heart of the French Pyrenees. It can accommodate up to 12 guests in its five bedrooms and offers all the facilities expected of a high-quality holiday rental, including a swimming pool and tennis court. …see more
What a lovely find, home from home! Enjoyed a glass of wine or two overlooking the great views from the veranda. The lodge inside perfect, comfy 5ft bed, reclining sofa in the lounge and equipped to… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Don't really want to write a review! Needs to be kept a hideaway secret!
Excellent in all areas, decor, quality, views, friendly pets, all great.
Only one slight gripe, although we were not walkers,… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2016
Such a lovely lodge. Very cozy and lovely to come back to relax in. Set in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of scenic routes around you. Very dog friendly. Lovely little touches that finish the stay off… More
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special
“Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage in the best location you could ask for.”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Had seven nights at Putsborough and we were very lucky with the weather, even managed a few games of tennis. Have stayed in Croyde in the past but found it busy and fancied something by our favorite b… More
Thanks for your review, so glad you had a great time!
“Definitely had the wow factor”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2013
We had a really lovely time, the cottage was beautiful and extremely peaceful. Very high standard for a Holiday let, from v comfy beds through to extensive utensils and crockery..everything was provid… More
Thank you for your lovely review, glad you and the family had such a lovely time and we really hope that you will visit again!
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
Just enjoyed a great week at Putsborough Manor Cottage the weather was kind which contributed to relaxing time. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need
Putsborough beach is close … More
Thanks so much for your lovely review, I am sure that it will prove very useful to future visitors. We hope that we will see you again one day.
“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
“A truly magical place to stay” It's hard to describe in words how much we enjoyed staying at Lurcombe. Not only did it live up to very high expectations we'd developed (derived from the photos, description & other reviews) but actually exceeded them!
We stayed here for a week in October, now in May and have booked for next October. What better recommendation can we give! Dartmoor in spring was spectacular, with carpets of bluebells in the woods an… More
The dogs are delighted at the review, thankyou very much from us all, its lovely to have such great feedback, we promise to keep up the good work! Have a super summer, see you in October, best regards, Sarah & Nick
Reviewed 15 Jan 2016
Lovely little cottage in Dartmoor, just what we were looking for - a break away from work and in the middle of nowhere for some time out to relax.
Hosts were very accommodating and friendly.… More
Thank you Charis for your review. We appreciate that you take the time to write and are happy that your experience was a really positive one! Sending kind regards from Dartmoor, Sarah and Nick.
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
I would highly recommend Nick & Sarah's property to anyone. They were extremely welcoming and along with their farm staff you would not know it was a working farm as it is so peaceful and tranquil. T… More
Thanks for staying with us and the great review, we're working on some new photos this week and hopefully a new website is coming shortly too!
Sarah & I are running an offer for previous guests with a 25% discount on the next stay, please look out for our e-mail newsletter or drop us a line if we can help. All the best, Nick
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B …see more
“peaceful getaway” Lovely peaceful location, spectacular views local walks. We took our 2 small dogs and they loved every minute. The hosts live next door and greet you on arrival but after that they are just there if you need them. Everything you coul
This is an excellent, traditional, cozy, well equipped cottage in a lovely setting with magnificent views. Area is peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We spent a lovely week here with our dog Bella who a… More
Fabulous 4 bedroom luxury villa with private heated pool and tennis court , set in a tranquil location with stunning sea views, and within walking distance of Carvoeiro with sandy beach and an array of bars, restaurants, cafés and boutiques. …see more