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Short breaks welcome! The cottage is a beautifully appointed, spacious early Victorian terraced property located within only a few minutes walk of Historic Poole Quay, Old Town, The Heritage Trail, Poole Park and Town Centre with the Dolphin indoor shopping complex. Ex …see more
We stayed over Christmas, and it was amazing from the moment we arrived. The cottage was so clean and inviting really cosy with an open fire the kitchen was great with everything and more you could ne… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review - I'm so pleased you had a great Christmas at the Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again soon!!
“FANTASTIC ACCOMMODATION, REALLY WELL SERVICED AND VERY CLEAN, AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO ARRIVE AND STAY THERE”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2016
On arrival I was very very pleased that the property was so beautiful. My party consisted of myself, 1 husband and 3 teenage girls and a little boy of 9 - I had booked to take my two dogs with me but… More
Located on a private road of large detached houses and close to beautiful Beeston Common, Rosehaven has been skillfully and sympathetically updated to be a comfortable and stylish holiday retreat.Sleeping up to eight guests we aim to share our holiday home with couples, …see more
Our extended family had a wonderful week at Rosehaven, which is by far the best rental property we have stayed in for many years. It is superbly equipped for all your needs and is ideally situated jus… More
Thank you so much for your glowing review of Rosehaven. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the comfort of the house.
I do hope that we can welcome you back to Sheringham again soon.
I fell in love with this house and miniature woodland when I first met him but he needed some serious love and attention. So I spent a long time renovating him whilst aiming to keep the original feeling and character of the place. The end result is quirky, original and …see more
A group of 15 of us stayed at the house for a hen weekend and had an absolute blast. This is no ordinary rental - every room is completely individual and has its own story, we had great fun exploring.… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
We had a great hen weekend the house was great for partying we particularly enjoyed the dressing up. Would highly recommend for a large group gathering and girls weekend. The chocolate and fizz were … More
“Fantastic House. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
This is a beautiful quirky house, the owner is lovely and helps to accomodate your every need. Highly recommended. One small problem we had was with the parking (we had 5 cars between us and the roads… More
Newly refurbished and extended house on the shore of the Inverness Firth. Located close to Inverness with all of its facilities and centrally located for access to Golf, Fishing, Skiing, Mountaineering and Shooting activities.This bright modern home is just a short stro …see more
Sanders Cottage is a self catering characterful miner's cottage which has been awarded 4 STARS by Visit England.Situated in the middle of the Forest of Dean the cottage is an ideal base from which you can explore miles of woodland walks and mountain bike trails, without …see more
Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and pape… More
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long jou… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Sanders Cottage and found it well equipped and comfortable.
Sanders Cottage is situated opposite woodland which is accessed by a wooden bridge a two minute walk from the cottage.Cycle trails can be picked up easily from the cottage if you bring your own cycles.
The Forest of Dean is beautiful and we are so lucky that the Wye Valley is close by.There are buses but a car makes it easier to visit all the attractions available in the Forest of Dean and surrounding area.
Thank you for taking the time to review us.We value feedback from our guests.
If you want a luxury holiday Olive Villa is the place for you It is superbly situated in a beautiful and peaceful secluded valley on the edge of Turunc. It has spectacular views of the mountains and is only a 10 minute walk from the beach and the centre of Turunc, and …see more
The accommodation and surroundings were outstanding, wish i could have brought the view and the villa back with us. The place is set in a quiet place and only a short walk to lots of good amenities. … More
It was lovely to meet you and see you all enjoying your time in Turunc. Thank you for writing a review and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
“Beautiful, secluded villa”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
5 star villa, excellent, modern, clean on the edge of a sleepy little town. If you like your peace and quiet then this villa is perfect. Beautiful mountain views and the outside space with pool makes … More
“Beautiful, tranquil, relaxing holiday in Turkey”
Reviewed 26 May 2015
We had a really nice time in Turunc and the Olive Villa was amazing. The villa has everything you could need and the views are spectacular. The swimming pool was excellent and Turunc itself is very re… More
I'm glad to hear you had such a lovely time in Turunç, it really is a wonderful place.
An ideal location for all the great Orlando attractions. If you want theme parks, play golf or relax or all three our superb villa is in a prime location. Only 20 - 30 mins from all the major theme parks, but there are many other local attractions you can visit the new …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this villa. It was beautifully clean & well presented, somewhere to really relax after being out at the theme parks all day. It was handy for
a choice of supermarket… More
“excellent villa alround”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
We all had a great time at the villa was every thing and more we wanted for are two week stay. Great location would defantly want to stay there again.Owners were great to deal with would and will be … More
Vineyard Cottage Krivic is located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the village between Cesnjice and Novo Mesto just 15 km from Smarjeske spas and wellness centre. Perfect for couples searching peace, tranquillity and hiking enthusiasts. To welcome you upon arriv …see more
Discover the Bordeaux wine region from your base in one of its best known towns, St Emilion. Immerse yourself in the tradition, history and beauty of this heritage-listed wine centre.Le Bouquet is a meticulously appointed large 4 bedroom apartment in the heart of St Em …see more
**We are offering great discounts for early bookings for the 2017 season. Please contact us for more information. El-Pinaret is a great place for a family holiday.....Don't take our work for it, check out some of our great reviews**
El Pinaret, a stunning countrysid …see more
Recently renovated and refurbished, the property boasts the latest in modern convenience while maintaining the intimate features of a classic lakeland cottage. The house is private, secluded and self-contained, one of the only self-catering properties in the area with a …see more
“Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved to see the high standard… More
Unique holiday accommodation steeped in history and located in the historic centre of Quorn, in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Available for short or long term stay, this beautifully presented former SBSA Branch with Managers Residence features 3 bedrooms, 2 b …see more
No 14 at a glance:• Victorian End Terrace Cottage• Can Sleep up to 6 Guests• Multi Fuel Stove & storage heating• Centrally located in Aviemore Village• Free Wi-Fi Internet Access• Easy access to bars, restaurants, transport and shops• Views of the Cairngor …see more
I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it i… More
Many thanks for the lovely review. We're sorry it was too hot for the fire!!!!
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The holiday apartment is in a beautiful Listed grade II townhouse in the centre of the conservation town of Stamford. The house itself is in Rutland Terrace which is a well known town land …see more
“A characterful flat that is well-appointed, homely and central.”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2014
Two of us spent a weekend in Victoria's lovely basement flat, which had both period and modern features. On arrival we received a warm welcome and were in the flat in no time. The flat was cosy withou… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you had a good time. It was a pleasure to have you and I will look forward to seeing you again.
“A delightful apartment”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I stayed with my son the night before his wedding. The apartment is tastefully decorated and equipped with all the little extras you would need for an extended stay.
Victoria was most welcoming and… More
“Another comfortable stay at Rutland Terrace.”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
This was the second time we have stayed at Rutland Terrace. The flat's location is ideal for visiting Stamford. It's a short walk into town and the proximity to Waitrose is very convenient. The flat i… More
Thank you for your review. It was lovely to be able to welcome you and your family to stay with us again.
Historic Country House. Unique Opportunity. Formerly the house of a noble family at the times of the Christian Crusades. Like a mini Parador. Rustic charm.
Situated in a village on a mountain top, surrounded by mountains and the river Mundo. Beautiful views and walking …see more
Ha Giang Homestay is a located in the beautiiful rural village of Thon Tha. Inhabited by the indigenous Northern Viatnamese Tay people this is a unique type of traditional style homestay with a local Tay family. Discover the Tay people, their culture, food and crafts.Th …see more
A recently renovated, detached cottage (bungalow) in a peaceful woodland setting in the lovely village of Carrbridge, situated near Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, perfect for anyone who enjoys country walks, birdwatching, golfing, wildlife and adve …see more
Lovely cottage very well equipped great having 3 bathrooms 4 of us stayed was fab great for dogs straight into lovely woodland lovely hotel ate at the cair n food was lovely had lunch at tea room very… More
Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you had a good holiday, it certainly sounds like you managed to pack a lot into your stay!
“A perfect retreat for all the family!”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
We had 3 generations of our family stay for a long weekend and not once did anyone feel they were on top of one another. A great place with loads of room for everyone and very clean and comfortable. E… More
Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had a good time. Please feel free to come back anytime!
Beudy Bach is a Victorian converted barn available for the the first time for holidays. It features original stonework and sash windows and sleeps four plus baby in two large bedrooms. The luxurious hand made oak and granite kitchen is fitted with high quality appliance …see more
We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and … More
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy drive. A lot of thou… More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
A bright modern child friendly 1st floor apartment on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment is a 2 minute walk from the award winning blue flag sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets over Poole harbour, Brownsea Island and Studland peninsula. …see more
The apartment was stylish, comfortable, well-appointed, spotlessly-clean and in a great position near the lovely beach and ferry to Studland Bay. We were lucky with the weather and went on the beach … More
Sarah, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you can stay again with us. Ian & Colette
“Lovely apartment in great location”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
This was a lovely apartment to stay in - a short walk from the beach. The layout and furnishings are excellent - we will stay here again.… More
We are delighted you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you on your next stay. Ian & Colette
“The Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
We stayed at 4 Sandhills with our 2 children and had a fantastic time. The apartment is lovely and in a perfect location for a family beach holiday. We spent most days on the beautiful sandy beach … More
This is a large 2 bedroom ground floor apartment; that can accommodate 4 and a baby. Situated in beautiful wooded Pleasant Valley about 10 minutes walk from Wiseman's Bridge beach and the Pembrokeshire Coastal path. Close to Saundersfoot and Amroth. There is a l …see more
We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the… More
Thank you for your kind comments
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
Villa Miro is a old typical house restored maintaining the traditional cosmopolitan spirit of the island. The villa has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, oven, fridge, kettle). The h …see more
We stayed in Villa Can Miro at the start of June 2016 and we had such an amazing experience. Aida (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful. We were arriving late and so all of the shops would be sh… More
One of the nicest areas in Lofoten. Awarded as the most beautiful place i Norway. Located 8km from the south end of E10, Close to the end of the Loften Islands. Fantastic scenery.Tall montains with fjords and beautilful beaches. Ideal for familys.Large terrace with a ho …see more
Delightful two bedroom cottage in the West Highland Village of Ballachulish. Comfortable lounge with reclining sofas and chairs, TV with Sky and DVD, and a real fire; dining kitchen with a full range of appliances, and two ensuite bedrooms - one double and one twin with …see more
“An excellent cottage for a holiday with family and friends.”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We spent some quality time with family in this cottage. The location is just awesome,
So many walking trails near by, mountains can be seen from the window. The cottage is having all the facilities … More
This is a fully furnished kirti bungalow with 3 Ac bedrooms, 3 TV's (2 LCD), king size beds, extra 10 mattresses and bed linens for all. It occupy 2000 sq.ft over all + car park area in premise.Amenities like :Microwave + utensilsFridge for stocking drinks.Water pu …see more
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays.
With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie …see more
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
Donington Den is situated in the historic market town of Melbourne with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, an amazing range of independent shops and fabulous architectural houses including thatched cottages. Walking distance to the historic Melbourne Hall …see more
We stayed at Donington Den with our 2 small children and enjoyed it very much. We received a very nice welcome. The house was very clean and cosy with all the necessary appliances. It's a nice base t… More
“Perfectly situated cosy cottage in the heart of Derbyshire”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Lovely, cosy cottage. It was very clean and perfect for our family of 4. It was a home away from home. The hosts were very friendly and the welcome pack was yummy. Short walk into town to shops, pu… More
“Very comfortable house ideally situated for East Midlands attractions.”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2013
Donington Den is a very clean, comfortable house situated in a lovely village with an interesting array of small, independent shops. We enjoyed our stay there so much that we have already re-booked th… More
Perfect Romantic Getaway for Couples in North Norfolk with Piano, Parking and Pub 3 mins walk! Lovingly restored to the highest standard, this delightful, quiet and secluded cosy one bedroom traditional brick and flint cottage, probably dates back to the early 1800s. I …see more
Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer.
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers … More
Reviewed 10 May 2013
What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately… More
“5 Star and 5 C's.”
Reviewed 1 May 2013
5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.… More
PLEASE NOTE IF THIS PROPERTY IS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE DATES YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, WE WILL (SUBJECT TO AVAILIBILITY) BE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE YOU IN ONE OF OUR 2 BEDROOM PROPERTIES GIVING YOU AN UNDER OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT FOR ONLY 2 GUESTS Please contact us for further details a …see more
We stayed for four nights at 4 Coopers Cottage, and we can only say it was a marvellous experience in every way!
To start with, Terrie, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts - no effort was spared to ma… More
Thank you. we would love to welcome you back and are so pleased both you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
The newly renovated non-smoking self catering unit Sugarbird offers a spacious bedroom with a king size bed, separate living room with a sleeper couch, 32" TV with the full DSTV package, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower and a bath. There is als …see more
The accommodation is located along the border of the Machair of Daliburgh. A short 5 minutes to the beach which stretches for miles. It comes with a double bedroom, a kitchenette, electric shower and toilet facilities, one sitting area and free Wi-fi. Close to all amen …see more
A warm and cosy pod on a beautiful island only five minutes from a glorious beach, what more could you want? For me, nothing.
I have spent a wonderful week staying at Jeff and Kathryn's holiday pod… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you saw all the wildlife even though it was not always good weather you managed well hope to see you again soon. Thanks kathryn and Jeff
Reviewed 6 Sep 2016
Very cosy, peaceful, wooden lodge with everything what you need while exploring beautiful island . Very comfortable bed, very clean and quiet. You can only hear the sound of the Ocean at night and she… More
Thanks for your kind review. So good to hear your holiday was good and you had a few days of dry weather.
Thanks kathryn and Jeff
This private apartment ( you are alone ) is located at less than 5 mns walk from Tusrukawa station From this place , you can easily go to Shinjuku ( 28 mns ) ,Enoshima ( pacific ocean ) , Kamakura ( Old japan ) or Hakone ( momiji & ryokan ) .We add 2 New Folder bike …see more
This was a great rental in a quiet neighborhood within blocks of a major rail station. The room was clean, quiet, and had excellent A/C. The bed was comfortable and everything I needed was close at ha… More
Situated within the CBD of Burnie with Seaviews, this Colonial Style Luxury Appointed Townhouse has a fully equipped Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, the Main with a Wrought Iron Four Poster Bed, there are also 2 Bathrooms 1 with a Spa and Shower, Laundry facilities, Free Wifi and …see more
The apartment includes master bedroom with king sized bed, safe and en suite bathroom with bath tub. Second bedroom with bunkbeds and single bed. TV in both bedrooms. Separate shower room with wc. Luxury bedding and towels are included. Fully equipped modern kitchen wit …see more
Kamala beach is a beautiful spot with some friendly bars and nice restaurants giving it a really friendly character. If a wild night is wanted Patong is only ten minutes away in a tuk tuk. The prope… More
“Excellent location, quiet, but next-door to everything you could want”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
The apartment is well kept in a quiet spot. You are staying within inches of a pool. And 20 feet away is a tree where the birds sing in the morning. It is in the heart of the (biggish) village of Kama… More
“Clean Tidy, Great location and comfy”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2016
Kamala Beach is a great spot and this apatment only made it better. The apartment is clean, well fitted out and in a great spot. We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we all fitted comfortably, … More
Recently renovated barn, that is tiled throughout the ground floor, therefore ideal for dog owners. The barn has a modern kitchen and shower room fitted on the ground floor, with a further toilet and washbasin on the first floor. The living area is large, with the origi …see more
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and another day tri… More
“Fantastic hospitality great venue”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
This was a great pace for 4 adults and 4 kids..Owners were terrific and the
barn was amazing. Their hospitality was awesome...Thank you Elizabeth & Mark… More
“We didn't want to leave this lovely barn!”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Last minute booking which exceeded our expectations! The facilities are excellent, clean, everything you needed and the welcome pack was brilliant - the eggs & the scones, jam and cream meant we didn… More
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Chester Canal View, a romantic hideaway set in peaceful surroundings in a unique location in the heart of Chester. A delightful self-contained, ensuite room with mini kitchen and breakfast baske …see more
Great place to stay ,immaculate room with ensuite & a hidden little kitchen . An ample breakfast basket plus fresh food in the fridge too ! Everything you need for a city break , secure parking was al… More
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
Enjoyed our stay very much, owner Ken was hospitable and made us very welcome. Accommodation was lovely and immaculate, nice view and great location, would definitely stay again. … More
This luxury 5 star, self-catering Suffolk country holiday cottage for two is great for a relaxed stay away. Recommended by Peter Woodman (travel journalist) is situated in the picturesque village of Horringer just 2 miles from the historic market town, Bury St Edmunds, …see more
We have stayed at The Old Piggery many times and thoroughly enjoy each stay at this lovely property and hope to return again in the future. Cannot fault anything and owners could not be more helpful. … More
Whether you are looking for an active break or would prefer to relax, Killadeas Cottage is well located with lots of choice right on your doorstep.Killadeas Cottage offers a scenic woodland view and is an ideal location to explore County Fermanagh's beautiful lake …see more