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!
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
The pictures do not do the house justice!! It is fairly big and deceiving from the outside.
Great quiet spot for families but with walking distance to local amenities and central to drive to Llandudn… More
“Fantastic Holiday Let”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Really enjoyed our stay. The house was fantastic! Comfortable, lovely decor and furnishings, we felt at home straight away. Very well positioned in Llanberis with amazing views at the rear of the prop… More
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the north… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN WALES” There is an amazing spacious house with everything what you need to lead everyday live. House is very atractive located close to most popular attractions in Snowdonia. We had been visited Criccieth and Cearnarfon Cas
“Great house in beautiful location with helpful and considerate owner”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
My family and I really enjoyed our stay in Ty Capel and found it very reasonably priced. The house was as described; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-equipped, as well as being warm and homely.… More
“Excellent Holiday Home - Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Brilliant Chapel House in a great location for the Llyn Pennisula, Snowdonia & Anglessey.
All rooms are big and the house is full of character. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large dinin… More
“Beautiful house, full of character in a stunning location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Ty Capel is a beautifully restored house with lots of room and character. My family and I had a wonderful holiday here and only wish we could of stayed longer. Talysarn is a small village with friendl… More
“Lovely quiet location with good host” Quiet mountain village but close yo major town . Car essential in this property. I felt that house could have been cleaner but host was v pregnant. Hope the baby arrived safely. We had a problem with the TV and wa
“What a fantastic Skiing holiday! Great location and value.”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2011
We were a party of 6 adults not really sure what to expect from the slopes of Slovakia apart from knowing it was going to be much cheaper then some of the alternatives. We flew from London to Bratisla… More
“Great family vacation house in Liptovsky Trnovec”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2012
We (family of parents, 5 kids ages 5 to 18) spend 10 days in the chalet. The chalet is the 7th in a raw of 9 chalets, all look same, in a new developed small street in Liptovsky Trvavec (doesn't appea… More
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovel… More
“Spacious, comfortable, and exceptionally good location.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
Smart, well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of all Ballater's ameneties. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends.… More
Returned again after a stay in late 2014 and the standards of cleanliness and comfort were just as good. The cottage is so warm and peaceful and a superb place to recharge your batteries. Trelowia is… More
“remote,quiet and comfortable”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
lovely cottage in the middle of farm land, had a big garden for the dogs to run around. made to feel welcome by the owner… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
Excellent cottage, beautiful location driving distance from most places. Had a fabulous holiday. House was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Everything catered for especially with the welcoming tr… More
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
We had a wonderful 3 days in this lovely, well equipped cottage. Excellent location. We all agreed that we would definitely book again.
Of note, a mirror placed on back of door in one of bedrooms up… More
Reviewed 21 Feb 2017
Beautiful holiday cottage in Broughty Ferry. Couldnt ask for more. Great decor, facilities, homely and a fab location. Brilliant … More
Thankyou for taking the time to review Fishermans cottage. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit again.
“Just perfect” Excellent location, wonderful apartment that was even better than it looked online, caring and attentive owner. We have stayed at many different places over the years and this was truly top notch. The beds were very comfortable, plenty o
This was our first time renting an apartment when on vacation and we Could not ask for a better experience because of Mario. He met us at the train, clearly explained everything we needed to know abou… More
Dear R., thank you so much for your kind present, my sons are still wearing them all the days. Hope to see you again in Florence, all the best, Mario.
“Our favorite memory of our European adventure”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
From the moment we stepped from the train in Florence until we regretfully had to leave this amazing apartment, we felt cared for & surrounded by the best of owners in the best of accommodations. It w… More
Dear S., thank you so much for your fantastic review, your description matches what really moved me while restoring to the past ages the property. Thank you again, all the best, Mario.
“A room with two excellent views”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2013
As if Florence isn't enough, I would go as far as to say that this luxury apartment is reason in itself to visit this beautiful city.
Mario, our gracious landlord, greeted us from the taxi and we c… More
Thank you so much, this is the main reward I was thinking to when hardly was restoring this house. To share is even better than to own.
“Home from home.” Excellent in every way. Two small points to note. One, the swimming pool is small if you want to have a proper swim. However good if you just want to cool off. Secondly, the approach road to the house is very narrow. Could be off putt
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras.
What an unbelievably great experience staying in this cottage was! It was extremely clean and well-organized, and the kitchen is lovely and there were many little extras included. The bed was very com… More
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
This was the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Modern & comfortable in an ideal situation.… More
“Mrs” We had a brilliant time here. The location is spot on, accommodation was spotless and the view from the window is beautiful. Would definitely visit again, every turn has another fantastic view and numerous walks to go on. Didn't quite make it up
We have just had four nights stay at this holiday home.....everything you need in this property ...spotlessly clean ....very comfortable and peaceful....stunning position with views from front windows… More
I am glad that you found our "home from home" in Scotland so enjoyable, I look forward to you being able to stay longer next time.
“excellent stay” lovely part of the wold to visit ; the apartment was really cosy and well furnished . The position is ideal for a quite and relaxing holiday and also very close to all amenities and conforts: shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach is
“Lovely cottage!” Much roomier than we thought from looking at the photos, April Cottage is cosy and spacious at the same time. Also, it is lovely decorated. We are very much enjoying our stay and are so comfortable. The contacts with Elena, the owner,
“Splendid Cottage - Central for Devon and Cornwall sights”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2015
We had a splendid time in this beautifully presented and very well equipped cottage (the double bed was sumptuously comfortable!). We were only on a short, 4 day visit, but the cottage is fantasticall… More
“Looked good on the 'net and it was good when we got there.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Excellent for two people. Good facilities, great location and felt like home after a few days.
Parking a little problem but at least it was off road.
This cottage was nice and cosy with a lovely ou… More
“Cosy Whitstable cottage situated close to all important ameneties” Cosy terraced cottage superbly situated within short walking distance of Whitstable High Street, beach, harbour, shops, pubs and cafes etc. For the few days we stayed everything we nee
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids” Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park
We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and really well equipped. It was a great location for visiting our friends in south manchester. The owners ar… More
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2013
Being a family with young children, we had a few requirements we could not compromise on in planning our daring trip to the North West England in the middle of winter. We wanted a place to stay for tw… More
“Fantastic Villa, Great Location, Lovely Owner” 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 shut m
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better!
The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice.
Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
We rented the cottage as we were exhibiting at an event in Skipton and wanted somewhere relatively local to stay.
This ticked all the boxes - within 10 minutes drive of Skipton, plenty of room for… More
“Excellent accomodation and helpfull hostess”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2013
Our host Gemma was most helpfull, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was comfortable,well equiped and spotlessly clean, and the views wonderfull. The village shop a short walk down the road was… More
“A place with every comfort seen to, spotless, spacious and perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Every contact with Gemma was friendly. The place was set up in a thoughtful way with more facilities and luxuries than we had experienced elsewhere as we travelled around UK and at a very reasonable … More
Thank you for your kind comments. A washing line and pegs are now available. The washing line is a retractable one so as not to spoil the view from the lounge when not in use! Please just be aware that we do not have a washing machine in the Cottage so the line is available for those wishing to wash garments by hand. There are also laundrettes nearby should you require them.
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
I would definitely recommend this place for large group (especially Family and kids). The caretaker (Amit) is very helpful and courteous. Thumbs up.… More
Thank you Patrick!
“Ideal Accommodation in Goa for a group of 10”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
The experience of staying in a Private Villa just couldn't be better. The Bedrooms where big and very comfortable. The whole place was clean and tidy (Although not so much when we were leaving, but th… More
Thank you for your kind review and am glad you enjoyed the place. We now have a new staff called Amit replacing Kamal who is a good cook. So going forward it would much more kitchen support if you wish to have BBQ, family dinner etc. Other than that, i think you misspelled the distance to the beach, which is only 100-150 meters from the villa rather than a kilometre. Thank you once again and we look forward to you staying with us in the future.
“Best Place for comfort and covenience.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
I have gone to goa thrice in this year and twice i have stayed at this place, the bunglow. Amazing place to stay. It is spacious , with 3 AC bedrooms and flat screen TV in all the rooms. Kitchen and h… More
It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us every time and thank you for taking time out to write a review this time. It is always a pleasure to have our regular guests who use our property with love and care as they would with their own house. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is really ver… More
You just made my day! thank you for your appreciation and have an amazing xmas and an even better 2013! Enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
“Wonderful property with period features and large spacious rooms.”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Bankfield. There were 8 adults and 4 children and each and everyone of us enjoyed the lovely spacious house, especially the teenagers who appreciated the many rooms where th… More
Thank you for your kind words,they are really appreciated,and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back to our very special house,until then all health and happiness to you all,,
Eric and Helen
“Even better than I had hoped...”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
We spent a wonderful February week at Bankfield House with my family, husband, self, twin five year olds and a whole heap of friends who variously joined us over the week for 40th birthday celebration… More
Thank you for very kind words it means a lot to Helen and I to get such wonderful feedback from our Holidaymakers,we loved having you all stay with us and please come back whenever you can,you know there is a warm welcome awaiting you all
“A spacious and homely house with great views!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
We would highly recommend a stay at Bankfield House. It is a warm, comfortable house that offers superb value for money. The owners, Helen and Eric, are very friendly and welcoming. They spent time ma… More
Thank you so much for your kind words,they are really valued by us and appreciate them very much.Hope to see you all again at Bankfield ,
Eric and Helen