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...
STATION MASTERS HOUSE ATHENRY, ITS AT THE RAILWAY STATION.12 MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREETJust renovated to the highest standard.
…You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!* ,… You don't need a car to get to Galway Main Street, just a few minutes awa …see more
• Spacious comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people in historic manor house.
• Well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and two spacious bedrooms each with a Super King Bed and en suite bath/shower room. Lobby at ground level, kitchen and …see more
Oakerthorpe Manor is an 19th Century Manor House situated in private grounds, ideal for that getaway from it all with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms, there is plenty of spacious accommodation to cater for a large group. The Manor is approached through electric gate …see more
Had a brilliant time, owner is really accommodating and the house is set in its own grounds, really private and you don't have to worry about noise when there's loads of you.… More
“30th birthday bash”
Reviewed 26 May 2012
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling… More
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“Fantastic, warm and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
I can recomend Oakerthorpe Manor to anyone who is thinking of doing a suprise party for the whole family, kids, teanagers and adults as i did, I live in the Middle East and booked it all on line, the … More
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try so hard to give you the best possible experience here, and your kind words are very comforting, knowing that we have given you complete satisfaction during your stay, please do come back and visit us again soon.
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Ebbingford Manor dates back some 850 years. Said to have the smallest chapel in England and once opened to the public, this manor now offers a delightfully romantic & interesting self-catering holiday let. Oak panelled walls, old beams, and archways add to a wonderful a …see more
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 lo… More
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
Through large wrought iron entrance gates, along a stoned drive stands FLETCHERS Hall, set in acres of manicured paddocks with its own football-golf course. A baronial type hall built in traditional Tudor style , it has plenty of exposed beams, a minstrels gallery, lea …see more
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
Sleeps 14-16 * Heated Indoor Swimming Pool * Sauna * Tennis Court * Billiard Room * Hot Tub * Gym * Steam Room * Terrace
The perfect accommodation for a luxurious family reunion, an extra special birthday celebration or to extend your wonderful wedding celebrations lon …see more
Discover the most beautiful parts of Sweden from your luxurious beach front villa 30 minutes from the centre of Stockholm. Renovated 2007, the villa encompasses 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, sauna and a relax room. 200m2 of terass is surrounding the house, allowing for …see more
Dating back to 1640, the Manor House at Fleuret has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and offers an extremely spacious home for 12 people. Originally a small hamlet, home to 12 families, the magnificent red sandstone buildings are set in acres of …see more
The rental price quoted is for the Coach House, which sleeps 10 guests. For larger parties, the Dairy Cottage, which is accessed through the garden of the main house, can also be rented and this increases capacity to up to 13 guests.This very special Grade II listed l …see more
“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
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip - find out where to get newspapers. Richmond town and castle good to… More
Built in 1882: this classic French Country House offers a very comfortable 264m² (2,850ft²) of internal living space. The perfect opportunity to immerse into French-life during your stay in a small village, rich in amenity, all within pedestrian distance.
Reception E …see more
The Naseby Suite is a one-bedroom self-catering suite within 17th Century Orton Hall sharing the Great Hall and expansive areas of lawn and woodland outside.
The Naseby Suite, on the first floor, offers modern comforts in a period setting. The main open plan room has a …see more
“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
Trimnells offers guests the chance to enjoy village life in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. They can walk to country pubs in a friendly unspoiled village just off the tourist track where visitors of all kinds are welcomed including many overseas visitor …see more
A unique and exciting opportunity to exclusively hire a magnificent 15th Century Grade II* listed, Medieval House for your own personal use. The Old Neptune offers luxurious and spacious self catering accommodation in a spectacular setting. Steeped in history and painst …see more
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
Beautifully restored 18th century Italian manor house apartment with swimming pool. Wooden beamed ceiling throughout. Two double bedrooms, kitchen-diner and large living room. Fully furnished to high standards with washing machine, gas hob, oven etc. Located in Nort …see more
The fantastic 15th century Manoir de Kervegat is located in Brittany and is close to beaches at Plestin Les Greves. It is an extraordinary property in a fabulous location. The property is ideal for a family holiday or special occasion accommodating up to 15 guests.The M …see more
Really loved this house and the kids had a great time there. The area is pretty and many places within close drive- charming seaside towns and good seafood. The house is musty and could use a few dehu… More
Come here to have a break and get away from it all or let us organise a civil ceremony for you and use the house for a unique wedding experience, which can be made into a full weekend of celebration. From its tranquil rural location, it is hard to believe that it is sti …see more
“Magnificent venue - perfect for our family reunion!”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2013
Gathered the extended family for a long overdue rendezvous to celebrate Mum's 80th birthday. The house was perfect for our large family group (aged 3 to 80!!). The beautiful house and its facilities … More
“Great venue for a family wedding”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
Birdsgrove House is a beautiful house in a stunning setting with extremely well-kept grounds which stretch down to the River Dove. It fitted perfectly with the idea of the sort of venue we wanted for… More
Le Manoir de Servies is built into the outskirts of the village walls, and in previous years has been an old school house. It is spacious enough to enable families to holiday together without getting on top of each other, and with local amenities such as a restaurant, b …see more
Have visited the property twice, both during druing the summer months, once as a couple and once with children. We found the house spacious, cool and very relaxing. The location means you are away fro… More
“Has everything for a great holiday for the whole family, will definitely go back.”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
House has loads of space with large individual rooms which have authentic French furniture. The bathrooms and shower rooms have a modern clean finish. kitchen and dining area are great for family meal… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
We stayed here with friends and 4 young children last summer. We had a brilliant time. The house is furnished to a high standard, and the pool area is safe and idyllic both in the sun and out of it. T… More
Step back in time and become Lords and Ladies of the Manor. Today this 800 year old manor is available for holiday vacation rentals to be enjoyed year round. A magnificent historic treasure, steeped in history, and once owned by Henry VIII. Experience the grandeur of li …see more
This is where stylish families can enjoy the good life...& lots of fun. A beautiful eco-friendly organic farm in idyllic surroundings.This is certainly not your regular farm. Le Manoir is a fabulous environmentally and family-friendly restored Manor House where c …see more
Superb house, friendly welcome and a genuine desire by the owners for guests to have a wonderful holiday.… More
“One of the best holidays I have had.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
The Manoir is stunning,the pictures do not do it justice!When we arrived with two toddlers after a nine hour drive and were delighted to find we had booked somewhere that exceeded all expectations.It … More
“Simply wonderful in every way”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We stayed at the Manoir for one week in late August / early September with a baby and a 2 year old. It was heaven. The farmhouse is uber stylish but comfortable and practical (eg very well-stocked wit… More
**NEW - 8 seated HUGE HOT TUB with lights & sound system**
A perfect house for family reunions, special occasions or a great meeting point for friends. Manor Farm, built in 1855, offers a superb Victorian experience, with its large high ceiling rooms and original featu …see more
I organised this weekend for my boyfriend's 30th birthday in February. I had all of our friends arrive early so that they could surprise him which was amazing. Abi and Luke (the owners) couldn't be mo… More
Thank you Lauren! It was fabulous having you all here in February and we cannot wait to see you again for your second visit! The hot tub will be ready for you with a couple of bottles of fizz too! Don't forget your swimmers!
Gaddens is delightfully situated in over 17 acres of private grounds within the New Forest National Park. Explore the numerous trails and paths within the gardens, whilst also keeping an eye open for our local wildlife. This charming manor house offers completely self-c …see more
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.
Old family mansion renovated and decorated with style located in historical town Curtea de Arges Comfortable 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms, large living and dinning room,complete kitchen, fire -place,barbecue, swing, nice green garden -a place where you will feel a …see more
This light & bright first floor one-bedroom self-catering Suite within 17th Century Orton Hall has views of the fields and fells from the living/dining room. The bedroom sleeps two in a king size (5ft) bed and the bedroom has wooden shutters to shut out the light to ens …see more
Easter House of Ross is a self catering part mansion house located just in 'The Ross' area of Comrie. The house sleeps 10 comfortably, but can easily accommodate up to 12 guests with the use of the additional single beds in the luxurious super king room which …see more
Great house for staying near the festival but also for relaxing after! We had a great time and were welcomed on arrival. The rooms were great and the house slept 12 comfortably. The only problem we ha… More
A new shower has been fitted, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Fabulous family weekend!”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
We booked Easter House of Ross for the weekend for my birthday. We thought it looked great online - & it didn't disappoint! It is such a lovely big house & very spacious. There were 11 of us, & 2 dogs… More
“Great base for a Hen weekend”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
We stayed at Easter House of Ross for a long weekend Hen do. The scenery and drive up was beautiful! The house looked much bigger in person, the lounge and kitchen/ diner were huge and easily accommod… More
A perfect retreat, Crayke Manor is regarded by many locals as the most beautiful home in the County. Not only the cosiness and solidness of the Manor itself but the way it proudly sits in its peaceful surroundings. Near enough to the nearby village to stroll to the pub …see more
An elegant guest house on 3 acres of land in Lower Normandy, Château sur Le Jardin focuses on a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful gardens and a taste of fresh Normandy cuisine.This spacious property includes a Tennis court, swimming pool & gymnasium and is situated on the …see more
“A beautiful chateau in wonderful grounds within very peaceful setting”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
This chateau is a must if you are looking for a larger venue with lots to do, the 3 acres of grounds are just beautiful, the house is lovely with some amazing space and the pool, the tennis court, the… More
“Holiday house that has it all”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
We passed a fantastic week at this house with two other families with teenage children. It is really well set up - not only does it have a swimming pool (heated)l, tennis court and games room, but it… More
Reviewed 27 Dec 2015
Un excellent séjour passé en famille dans cet très agréable manoir !
si vous voulez vous sentir comme chez vous, dans un environnement calme et serein, en famille comme entre amis, en hiver comm… More
This wonderfully restored Georgian country house offers the perfect retreat either for a quiet, luxurious weekend, or bring the house to life with festivities and party celebrations. Step through the classic entrance doors to Ewelme Manor and discover this beautiful Ge …see more
Have just returned from a weekend celebrating a couple of friends 40th birthdays at Ewelme Manor. As other posters have said, this is a house with the wow factor. It is beautifully presented and in … More
“Fabulous venue for our large family”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
We were celebrating my birthday by getting our family together in one place. We range in age from mid 70s to 2 years old, 12 children and 9 adults. The children spent hours in the beautiful heated poo… More
We really couldn’t quite believe how stunningly beautiful the house was when we arrived (a group of 18 20-something girls!) and were absolutely blown away by each room which was furnished so tastefu… More
Wonderful and luxury holiday home in Perreuse, Burgundy, France with private pool for 16 persons. The holiday home is situated in a hilly, rural and wooded area. The holiday home has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 guest toilets, spread over 3 levels. The accommodation of …see more
Stanton Guildhouse set in 2 acres of grounds and is available for accommodation, venue hire and arts & crafts courses.
The spacious ground floor room has large settees and armchairs around a wood burning stove and baby grand piano.
Two oak doors open onto the terrace …see more
Authentic 17th century luxury Manor House featuring 4 magnificient fire places. Recently renovated and specially designed for holyday lets. Beautiful bathrooms offering massage showers and massage spa bath with coloured light therapy. Park and orchards to play in. Large …see more
The house sleeps 10 comfortably. We last stayed here in 2007 and little had changed. The character of the property is lovely and we were amazed that it offered more than we expected, English TV on … More
Thank you for comments and staying by us .
About extra charges : they are clearly showing on websites where property is advertised .
Charges are for electricity and heating and don t apply only in july and august.
Wood : you will be charged according your consumption
Cleaning on departure : euro 87 , is optional as you welcome not to take it but will have to leave property like you found it .
We always try to make additional costs clear when we quote you or answer enquiries ,
as we believe that misunderstandings or "cheating " clients would be bad behaviour from us .
We love our home , and want to stay proud to open it to people visiting us from all over the world
“A holiday location with the 'Wow factor'.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at the Manoir du Bocage in the Calvados region of Normandy. Although our extended family was made up of 8 adults, two teenagers and a baby, the manior pr… More
Thank you for your comments and want to say that we do not hire bicycles any more, unfortunately certain websites carry on giving old non relevant information .
Unfortunately yes we have to invoice our customers for wood used as we pay for wood our self to get it cut and delivered .
“Manoir du Bocage delivered exactly the Calvados countryside experience we were hoping for!”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2014
The home and grounds were idyllic, historic, very well-kept. All the bedrooms were attractive, each with their own features - comfortable bedding for everyone. We traveled as a family of 8 that includ… More
We are very happy you enjoyed our home and found Annie , our house keeper helpfull ( I know we had an unexpected technicall issue when you stayed by us , and that you ve been very helpfull as well ) Thank you so much for your positive attitude and for staying by us .
This former hunting lodge benefits from a dominant position, and has been superbly renovated with very high quality furnishings and facilities.
Nestled in its own 150-hectare domain, Domaine des Bigoussies will delight passionate fishermen and big family or friends al …see more
This is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants peace, quiet, privacy and relaxation. However it is only a short car ride away fom Riberac which is a typical bustling, market town. The house… More
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Travelled with… More
Built in the 1880's, "Fort Mahon" is an exquisitely renovated French farmhouse with a large pool, extensive gardens and breathtaking views across the countryside of southwestern France. Approached down a winding private driveway, the property benefits fro …see more
Orton Hall is a 17th Century Manor House carefully converted into self-catering suites sharing a Great Hall and six acres of gardens and woodland.
The Royalist Suite on the ground floor is a period gem with a fully wood-panelled living room, impressive fireplace and a …see more
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 rec… More
Delighted you enjoyed your birthday stay Tracey and hope to see you come back & stay again soon. Thanks very much for your review. Stephanie
“Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2015
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
Maison Tranquil is a spacious country house with stunning lake views. Upstairs there are 5 en-suite bedrooms off a galleried hallway, a 6th bedroom on the ground floor with private bathroom suitable for mobility impaired guests. Light, airy and comfortable living spaces …see more
“Wonderful peaceful Home! Beautiful house and Beautiful food!”
Reviewed 21 May 2015
I was lucky enough to stay at this beautiful place for a total of 17 days on a workaway and loved every single moment! Mark and Andrea were the most welcoming hosts and I felt at home from day one. Th… More
“Fabulous property for families with lots of space, great pool and plenty to do nearby”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Had a wonderful week for an extended family reunion. The property was ideal and we were made to feel very welcome by Mark and Andrea. The house was perfect with plenty of space, en suite bathrooms, a … More
Safari sensation, family frolic, writers' respite? It's all here! Porcupine Palace is the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom piece of Paradise guaranteed to satisfy everyone in your clan! The setting is the beautiful Zambian bush- each day will greet you with visions of wandering …see more
Large country house made for sharing; sumptuous accommodation perfect for family and friends get-togethers and special eventsSleeping up to 10 guests in The Big Hoose with the opportunity to accommodate up to an extra 10 in flexible combinations within the converted s …see more