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...
“Amazing place” Booked the manor for the weekend for my partners 30th! We had such an amazing time! The house and grounds were lovely. We are looking to book again for next summer! I would definitely recommend booking this place!
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -
“This was the holiday house that makes you wish you owned it yourself”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I took my family for a long weekend because I had work locally on the Monday. We found the Coach House online and thought the pictures and explanations looked ok. We are cautious because we have twin … More
“a unique place in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
A great holiday cottage/home with all the mod cons but loads of character in a peaceful setting. Well equiped kitchen with great dining room. The lounge and sunroom are spacious with a nice log burner… More
“Autumn break at the Coach House”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
I stayed at the Coach House with my husband, mother and three teenage children for a half term break. We had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing week. The Coach House is a very comfortable and atmospher… More
“A place to rest between the hill and the sea” This is the third time I have been lucky enough to stay at Plas Hen. We go there with friends, sometimes as a lads weekend, and sometimes with partners. The adventure starts as you crest the high pass on t
“Lovely, spacious accommodation in peaceful, beautiful surroundings” The house is very spacious with a large living room/dining room area, which made it ideal for the the 6 of us to share - it could have easily accommodated more. The kitchen and bedroo
We stayed at Gaddens Manor House for a large extended family gathering, and had a fantastic time. The house and garden are lovely, and the house is situated in the heart of the New Forest with great … More
Caroline thanks for coming to Gaddens so pleased your surprise party went off so well. Chris at Gaddens
“An amazing family break!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
I would like to thank Jayne and Chris for a wonderful 5 day break with my mother and sister in law and six children. The house really was a home from home and we all felt very settled and relaxed ther… More
Copper ( the Labrador)is still talking about the children!!, so pleased you saw all the meteors. Jayne at Gaddens
“Away from the madding crowds in the heart of the countryside, perfect.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
The Gaddens Manor House apartment was perfect for us, 6 adults an 8 year old and two under 15 months. Needing plenty of room the most appealing feature was the gardens and security mainly for the chi… More
The wonderful thing about renting our home in the heart of the New Forest in England,is the meeting of amazing families from the UK and around the world. Jayne & Chris Edwards.
“Perfect Birthday Weekend with Friends” We had a group of 22 of us stay at the Old Neptune for my 30th Birthday weekend and it was the perfect setting! The house offered everything we needed to the point where we barely needed to leave, and in a great
We rented this house for my sister's hen do and it was perfect. The house is absolutely beautiful, it was a pleasure exploring all the different rooms! It's very well furnished with a lovely courtyard… More
“Characteristic house, exudes warmth and a feeling of coziness.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2016
We were 26 adults who fit into this fabulous house perfectly. It was spacious enough so we were not on top of each other, but small enough to be able to have the feeling of togetherness. Whether it wa… More
“A magical venue!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A fantastic venue for a large group. Great location, easy to access all surroundng facilities, bars and shops etc. The house is very well equipped in the kitchen areas and the bedrooms are all decorat… More
“30th Birthday” We rented Pettistree House last weekend for my 30th Birthday, and had a fabulous time! The party room provided a fantastic space for us to celebrate with a dance and plenty of singing! The sound system, disco ball and lights were grea
“Fabulous Georgian house, beautifully decorated and everything we needed for a 5 day stay”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
We were a large extended family and friends group staying at the house before and after a wedding in the area. We were greeted by the friendly owner Peter, who showed us around the beautiful house. Ea… More
“The most amazing weekend in the most amazing venue”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2013
We went here with our closest friends to celebrate my 50th Birthday. As soon as we walked through the door I knew it was going to be fantastic - the property was stylish yet cosy and the party room w… More
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
I celebrated my 50th Birthday at Pettistree recently and cannot speak highly enough about the property. The bedrooms are decorated to a very high standard as are all of the bathrooms.
Downstairs the … More
“Wonderful house in a beautiful area” We have just returned from a few days break at this beautiful house over New Year. It was the first time that the whole of my family have got together in one place at one time.
What a fantastic house and set in su
“A wonderful period property prepared for modern day living”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2015
Such a breath-taking house made such a fantastic stay!
From the moment you drive up to the front door until you climb into one of the huge comfortable beds at night, you are amazed by this wonderful … More
“This house is amazing”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We stayed at Dumcrieff house for my daughters hen weekend. It was perfect in every way. I would highly recommend it and will definitely book it again. We all had a fantastic time and went into Moff… More
“Fantastic house with 5 star quality for a great weekend away with friends.”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
Fantastic house for a group weekend away. Beautifully decorated inside with 5 star quality and finishings. Will definitely go back.… More
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc
“A remarkable house, secure for kids, perfect for entertaining”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
Great Stay. Great Place. Large Iron Gates provide perfect security to 5-10 acres of private property 20 minutes from old Le Mans. Located in charming village with Tabac, Bakery, Bar. Quintessentially… More
Hi there! Thanks for your review! We love that the house is on the edge of such a lovely village too, and enjoy being able to wander to the bar, butchers, Sunday market, etc. We hope to welcome you back to Le Petit Bos again soon.
“Wonderful Easter spent in the beautiful 'Le Petit Bois', everything catered for a perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
A beautiful house set in a delightful secure peacefull garden. We entered the property via electronic gates into the beautiful court yard. The house itself is an old stone 'Maison de Maitre' with beem… More
Many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Le Petit Bois. It is indeed a beautiful property and a lovely comfortable home for your holiday. We hope to see you back again soon.
“Very Good” This is a great place to go if you're looking to have a nice quiet weekend away. Me and my partner were looking for somewhere to go to relax and get away and this was perfect for that. We stayed in the naseby suite and the first night did p
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. Bottle o… More
“Beautiful, relaxing, fun...everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We stayed in the Naseby Suite in May. We needed some rest and recuperation for a couple of days and spent a very restorative weekend recharging the batteries at Orton Hall. It’s an interesting plac… More
“Beautiful Historic Manor House” It was a pleasure and a privilege to holiday at Ebbingford Manor. Our expectations were exceeded by the quality of this holiday let. The owners Jon and Gina could not have been more welcoming. The location is ideal for
“Mrs” Beautiful Hall..lovely grounds..peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The room had everything we needed for a birthday break for three nights stay in total calm and tranquillity.
We will definitely recommend to others and will be booking again soo
The Royalist Suite at Orton Hall was lovely. The place was relatively clean, the bedding lovely, white and cotton, and the bed was really comfortable. Stephanie was filled with helpful advice and was … More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Hall, fascinating building, and would imagine it is fabulous in summer! Very clean, very comfortable, thank you for the welcome pack!… More
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
Stayed here for wedding anniversary - grand surroundings, very comfortable apartment and fabulous scenery. The apartment was amazing - perfect for a romantic weekend, or just a fancy w/e away. Great w… More
“What a wonderful garden!” We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at La Roseraie. We travelled with friends who have small children. The house was perfect for them, a huge bedroom full of toys (they were boys) and they just loved the garden,
“Fabulous house and garden and perfect base for exploring the Loire” We stayed in La Gilbardiere for a week with friends and our respective daughters. The house is well appointed, spacious and stays really cool throughout the hottest of days (it was up
We loved our stay at La Gilbardiere - one of the nicest French properties we have stayed at. An elegant, comfortable and light-filled house with plenty of books, art, dvds and everything you need. T… More
“Fabulous” The manor house was so special. Entering the grounds was magical and the house was marvellous.
Everything about the house was spectacular. Each room was fab, the kitchen, the bedrooms, etc,
Had a barbecue, played Archery as we took
Hi we checked in and each and everyone one of us went hunting our rooms lol.
Positive: Nice big house, very very quite area, great views all round the house. Great rooms and bathrooms aswell, nice… More
“Highly recommended” I have just returned home from a wonderful weekend at Fletchers Hall. Myself and 10 others spent the weekend here for my 30th. Upon arrival there was birthday banners put up and a lovely bottle for us, it was as such a thoughtful t
Fletcher's Hall was inviting, cosy, warm and comfortable in providing accommodation for 5 couples, one single adult, 2 babies, 1 toddler and 1 dog. Travel cots were taken for the babies and there was… More
We have just got back from a fabulous weekend at Fletchers Hall celebrating my husbands 30th Birthday! There were 14 of who stayed and on arrival we were all blown away by the beautiful features, clea… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
we hired Fletchers Hall to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday, we had a fabulous weekend with some lovely personal touches from the owners. Its was spotlessly clean & had more than enough equipment… More
Glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Wish you had told me it was for your daughters 21st as I had some special 21st decorations I had been waiting to use
“Way to Go!” We travelled to Ireland with our 4 grown children/significant others etc. This place was really well located. Took the train into Galway..we were able to take the bus back out.. kids were able to take a cab..It was great. Can walk into
My family, girlfriend and I stayed at this house during part of our tour of Europe; three days in Ireland. Ray and his friend were waiting for us at the train station. They had a very warm greeting an… More
, thanks so much guys, I always feel that you should be able to contact me if you need something during your stay. Its good to be available to advise people who take the trouble to come and stay at Banba House. We take great pride in Banba House and value all the new people who we meet on their travels from around the world. Now that we have just had our wi fi booster installed, we expect we will be able to reply faster better sooner to any info requests we receive.Our moto is...We are here to help... Very Best Regards
Ray and Rita.
“Can't wait to do it again”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Next time we will rent the Bamba House for a week and travel to other places from there, There was eleven of us and we all had our space and we love the set up of the house, very spacious and elegan… More
a brilliant bunch of people, It was my pleasure to be able to help. Ray
“Great old house in a perfect spot.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
Ray was a great host, and the welcome meal was so appreciated as we had travelled a long day from SW Cork to Athenry. Loved the historic town and Ray's place was close to everything there plus close … More
you guys are welcome back anytime, what a great time you had!
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!” Overall a lovely place to get away to, in a good location close enough to sea and some fantastic beaches yet not in the thick of it all. The property was in good order
“Wonderful well equipped home, close to lovely beaches”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
The house is set in the most beautiful location with lovely gardens in a quiet setting but within a central location for easy access to the whole of the region and it's beaches and historic centres.