Mountain holidays aren't just restricted to skiing and snowboarding in winter - Summer bring plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Mountain biking, hiking, lake swimming and watersports are among the opportunities for the energetic. Or if you're after a more sedate break, then there are lakeside beaches to relax on, flora and fauna for nature lovers, or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and the stunning scenery.
Have a break from the coast this summer and head for the mountains...
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
“Stunning views, lovely house, helpful owner.” Cortona is a very picturesque medieval town and this villa is a longish walk from the town itself up a very windy road. The house is only a few years old but built in the style of the old houses. It has la
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location” Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only
What a fantastic time we have just had in La Fermette. There is loads of living space both inside and out. Our children all loved spending hours in the swimming pool. La Fermette is in a rural positio… More
“A little piece of French heaven!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and… More
“Fantastic Getaway” I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners are friendly and very helpful.
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hotel… More
Many thanks! It was a pleasure having you to stay, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
This was our second stay. We love the house and area and will be back again very soon. Perfect holiday rental for our 3 year old. … More
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian
Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House.
I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
“Dog friendly cottage” A very good place for our party of 3 ladies plus one Golden Retriever. We each had a space of our own at night as I made use of the bed settee in the cosy living room which meant I kept an ear open for doggie at night in kitchen.
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
Scalpsie Farm is located on the Isle of Bute,
and surrounded by stunning landscape and beautiful scenery.
Only a 5 minute walk down the track is Scalpsie Beach, which you can see from the Bedrooms and the Kitchen as well!
Comfortable Farmhouse with generous sized room …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
10 minutes from Torquay
Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road
Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong.
2 bedroom …see more
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
Situated in an elevated rural setting Le Puy Renou provides spacious, comfortable living and sleeping accommodation and enjoys extensive secluded grounds. Tastefully furnished and with a wood burning stove you can make your self feel at home in the middle of France.< …see more
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see more
“a little piece of heaven !” We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. There were tears when we h
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with the l… More
Thank you Tony, I really enjoyed having all four of you to stay. Hopefully, see you soon.
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
Beautiful mid-1800s converted stone farmhouse. Three bedrooms, sleeps eight.
Twelve kilometres from Bergerac, and just five kilometres from the renowned Chateau and vineyards of Monbazillac. Also close to the medieval Bastide towns of Issigeac and Eymet.
The house …see more
“A stylish home from home in a beautiful location.” Just the ticket: excellent quality with everything you need in this deceptively large cottage. Wonderful for long walks in the countryside and also so close to Oxford. Very accommodating owners too.
We enjoyed staying in this lovely comfortable property. We used it as a base for walking the Ridgeway and it proved ideal as the Ridgeway runs within 2 miles of the property. We ate at each pub in the… More
“Excellent Stay” 2nd time visiting Shakespeare Lodge and yet again we were not disappointed. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants a well equipped, spacious property with use of a private pool in a quiet location.
“Beautiful, secluded gite in the French countryside”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
This is probably the best gite we have ever stayed in. Beautifully furnished and in a lovely, peaceful setting, but not far from local amenities. It is an ideal base to explore the local chateaux, vin… More
“Relaxing, quiet and beautiful.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
Beautiful house set in the heart of the countryside. Ann-Louise and Francois were very welcoming and have thought of everything one could need on holiday, the house is so well equipped. We enjoy ama… More
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
On holiday with daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren. Everyone had a most enjoyable time. Accommodation was first class especially the studio which we had. Ann-Louise was an exceptionally nice pe… More
Thank you so much. We would be honoured to welcome you again!
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor
“A beautiful home in a lovely, relaxing location with views to die for!”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
From the minute we drove up to Les Guillamaux we knew we were going to have a great holiday. The house itself is beautiful and very well equipped, the owners really have thought of everything. The chi… More
“Fabulous Group Holiday house”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
The house is just gorgeous. It has been restored very authentically ....rustic and comfortable. Great spaces. Everything provided, though internet connection was difficult. Countryside beautiful. Pool… More
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
Dating back to the 16th century, this stunning Manor house with its original Inglenook fireplaces and mullioned windows is a wonderful place to stay for a weekend break or holiday in the Cotswolds. …see more
A lovely covered outside dining area provides a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch or evening meal. The enclosed front garden is a great sun trap and great to while away a lazy afternoon or if your feeling energetic why not explore the rear garden and fields .<br …see more
Sardinell is a lovely farmhouse over 250 year old, recently-refurbished. It is high standard and beautifully finished and pride itself with its unique features. Ideally for those who love county views, walks, reading and wonderful beaches. …see more
“Ideal for families with young children who want all the comforts of a home in a quiet location” We travelled with our 3 young children aged 5 years, 3 years and the youngest being 7 months old. This house has been refurbished to a very high standard,
The farmhouse is in a peacefull location within easy reach of the local beaches.The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing stay.Our boys who are aged 9 and 7 loved the pool and chose to stay… More
“Peaceful & Relaxing Paloverde.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
Paloverde sits in a tranquil part of Caramujiera, not overlooked and set in private surroundings. The farmhouse has been tastfully moderised and furnished throughout. The key features are, modern fuly… More
“An excellent villa for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
THis was our second visit to Paloverde. It is a very well equiped holiday home and is to a very high standard throughout. The private pool is the cleanest and most well maintained pool we have ever ha… More
We have magnificent views, over the Val d'Orcia, Pienza, Montalcino, the Val Di Chiana Valley with its three lakes (Trasimeno, Chiusi and Montepulciano). Montepulciano is only 4 km far from here. You can easily reach the most famous cities of Tuscany and Umbria< …see more
“Perfect mid term break” We, 2 families from The Netherlands, stayed in Casa a Corte during the kids (6 - 11) mid term break from school (3rd week in October) . We had a lovely week with beautiful weather (21 - 25 degrees), delicious food and great com
Our holiday in Casa a Corte was delightful. The villa is in a great location up in the mountains about 45 mins from Pisa airport. The villa has three floors and was beautifully clean and well present… More
Dear Val & John
Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you all had such a nice time and managed to explore so much. We chose the location as Lucca has so much to offer and the transport system is so good, allowing you to visit so many different things. The restaurants are amazing, offering so many different Italian meals.
Best wishes, Hugh
Reviewed 30 Sep 2015
Wow! This place is incredible and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're looking for the perfect holiday, then Casa a Corte can provide that for you.
If you just want a day to unwind at… More
Thank you so much and delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and benefitted from the wonderful warm September days. It is so relaxing sitting amongst the olive trees by the swimming pool.
I agree, Lucca is such a lovely city, voted 2nd best place to live in the world - 2015.
Best wishes, Hugh
“Magical memories forever!!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
My husband, Matt, and I stayed at Casa a Corte for 5 weeks ... and they were one of the most memorable 5 weeks!! WOW … we cannot thank the owner and everyone associated with Casa a Corte, Gugliano,… More
Hi Marlis & Matt,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice person to discuss your holiday plans over the last year. It means a lot to us that you all had such a great time and will have happy memories & laughs for many years. We're delighted that you liked all the recommendations.
Many thanks, once again, Hugh & Hazel
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl