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...
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland …see more
“Peace &tranquility!” My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have talked to us also, if he was able
“Brilliant place from which to explore the region”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More
We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.
Southerton Tower is just 5 miles the Regency town of Sidmouth and the Victorian town of Budleigh Salterton. Both are unspoilt small towns on the Jurassic coast with beaches and promenades . The property is situated within an area designated as Outstanding Natural Beauty …see more
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!” I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is f
I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
“Our little slice of magic in the city”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
Well all we can say is go! The tower is amazing it's your own tower with views to die for on the doorstep of the minster.
We arrived late, due to traffic leaving Norfolk, and whilst we did inform eve… More
Many thanks for your kind review of the Tower, I am very pleased to hear you had such a great stay. I will pass on your lovely words to Ernestina who I am sure will be delighted to hear that you found her so warm and welcoming.
I would be thrilled if you choose to stay with us again and would be more than happy to welcome you back to the Tower.
“relaxing, calm and wonderfull view” It's a very nice tower on top of a mountain, next to the house of owners, but still very private. There's a swimmingpool available, very good surroundings for walking and the view down to the see, the village or th
“Just perfect for a small wedding” The venue was a perfect place for us to celebrate our wedding. The whole weekend was relaxed and the owners and staff went out of their way to cater for our requirements. The place has a very relaxed feel, well decora
16 of us stayed at Shortflatt for my Hen do - it was exactly what i wanted and more. The accomodation is amazing - very clean, comfy and grand!
The spa was excellent too. Over all myself and all that… More
“Amazing venue, fantastic area, great people. A hidden gem."”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
We held our wedding here - it was the most fantastic day. This place is beautiful, a hidden gem in mid-Northumberland.
The venue itself is just perfect whether you want to hold a big party or just… More
“If you're considering booking Shortflatt Tower - Do it now!!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
We got married at Shortflatt Tower on 19th July - it was absolutely fantastic. We had the venue from friday afternoon until monday morning. The atmosphere and setting were perfect - and the service we… More
“Fabulous apartment, fabulous location.” This apartment is in a glorious location overlooking Tuscan hills.
We stayed late August, early September and sat out on the terrace for our early coffee and breakfast every day of our two weeks stay. Again af
The Torre is a two storey villa overlooking Assisi. It is a medieval watch tower, used as a lookout for the Assisi Army in it's wars against Perugia. Surrounded by green fields and sunflowers, it is a marvellous place to relax and discover Umbria. The first flo …see more
A unique gite, formerly a windmill then a WWII watch tower, set in Bordeaux vineyards. Spectacular 360 degree views from the roof top. Between Bordeaux and Bergerac. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. Sample French village life - join in the many summer festivities. …see more
The Broch offers the highest level of luxury on the Isle of Harris, all within a unique stone tower modelled off an iron age fortress. Visitors can enjoy the sporting offerings of Borve Lodge Estate, the wild Harris landscape, or just chill in the rated 5-star luxury …see more
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valley<br / …see more
“Beautiful garden, friendly and helpful owners.” We stayed at La Casina and enjoyed the freedom of the garden and courtyard eating area. The weather was very hot so be prepared with insect creams etc.
Jane was very friendly and helpful, she even
“A truly amazing place to create some lifelong memories.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
From the moment we drove into the gated grounds to the moment we left we knew we chose the right house for the Tuscany/Florence piece of our vacation.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our hostess, J… More
Fui com a família para comemorar 80 anos do meu sogro e ficamos 48 dias. A casa é ótima para todas as idades!! Cozinha completa com todos os utensílios e bastante roupa de cama e toalhas para sere… More
Obrigado pelas palavras e por incentivar novos hospedes.
Disney Placidity Home
Eco Tower studio, set on the eco retreat Finca De Arrieta, offering 360º views to the ocean & mountains. The Tower is perfect for a couple who like to be near the beach & have easy access to local restaurants & the nearby fishing village. Great location …see more
“A perfect stay” La Tour is a delight. Beautifully decorated, wonderfully quiet and I would recommend it without hesitation, although because of the windy stairs it would not be good for people with mobility issues. This really is a jewel.
“Beautiful idyllic romantic French getaway - 100% brilliant highly reccomended”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
If you are thinking about booking this property just book it - you will have NO regrets! This beautifully designed and restored French tower was stunning and provided a wonderful space to relax and ex… More
“Very nice accommodation”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
The owner was very helpful and friendly. The stay in the tower was a great experience. It's a quite special accommodation with a touch extravagance.… More
“Romantic, Stylish and Quaint”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
Set over 3 floors, La Tour is the perfect place to stay for a romantic get away. Beautifully decorated with modern art and sculptures. The bathroom is amazing, the biggest bath i've ever seen!
The o… More
Sugar Mill Tower — an alluring and lovely hideaway — ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals, getaways & couple retreats. An English 4-poster bed dominates the romantic round room. 2nd BR has a full-size bed. Both are en suite. Includes 3 levels o …see more
When you decide to visit our property, you will appear in 19th century tower just in centre of Slaný. Small czech town with many bars, pubs, sightseeings, friendly people and even local brewery. 25 – 35 minutes (bus) 20 minutes (car, taxi) from the Prague …see more
The watchtower at the Cazal do Castello da Amoreira is the secluded place you have been looking for! ;)
Located in Ramada, just 10 minutes away from Lisbon airport and 20 minutes from Lisbon's city center.
The best view over Lisbon in a charmy place, enjoy the v …see more
Impeccable service, family-friendly environment, peacefulness and a set of modern amenities guarantee an unforgettable stay in Harmony Hotel. Get the chance to view from close distance the endangered species Caretta - Caretta turtle, while swimming in our private beach! …see more
Charming Hue Home in Hue City is so lovely, warm and located just 1 kilometer from Ancient Citadel, traditional Dong Ba market, charming Huong River,Boutiques, Galleries, Fine Dining & Shopping.<br />For both short and long-term stays, this 3 storey Hue Charmi …see more
Distinctive stone tower ,equipped with every comfort, in an extraordinarily scenic location. Located in Valdarno, in front of the Chianti hills, between Florence and Arezzo is only half an hour from Siena. Due to its location, is an excellent starting point to visit the …see more
“Magic. We just loved it....” We had a fantastic and really memorable stay. To say that it is unique is just not doing it justice, as it is sooooo romantic and so cosy that we would love to be there every weekend. We had intended to do lot's of sig
“Absolutely fantastic, gorgeous romantic getaway with my husband!”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2011
We stayed at The Gatehouse for a few days for our anniversary in October 2011. It was wonderful, so cosy, warm, extremely comfortable and a wonderful get away from it all. We were impressed by the o… More
“You need to be in good shape to stay here”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2011
Accomodation was exactly as advertised. We knew what to expect. Was easy to find and obtain access. Contained everything we needed during our stay. Enjoyed the fireplace, although it was fairly hard w… More
“A great New Year break” We all had a great time at Yannon Towers over New Year 2015/16. It is an unusual property, quite quirky but excellent for a group/party. The weather was atrocious but we made the most of our short break in Teignmouth. The prope
Booking process easy & professional, property was just as described, fantastic atmosphere, views, facilities. Location ideal for coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor, walks. Town easily accessible. We wer… More
“Yannon Towers Weekend”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
Old character packed house perfect for our long weekend house party of 10. Liked the 'shabby chic'' of the main room decor contrasted with the modern kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The atmosphere… More
“Beautiful House to stay in, lovely views.”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Had a wonderful comfortable stay in this folly house, pretending I was lady of the manor. Great views from top of tower.
Amazingly. though it's big, it's cozy. we will be stay again in future.… More
FANTASTIC ! KATE MOSS (THE WORLD FAMOUS MODEL) STAYED HERE !
Bought by a wealthy Roman, the tiny village now consists of 5 luxury cottages, restored to the highest standard and equipped with everything you can imagine that befits a mediaeval setting.Each suite is at a …see more
Torre Romantic View Lake Vineyards Olive Groves Swimming Pool Wine Relax Families Childrens Peacefull<br />The Torre is 1,5 km from Radda enjoing all the facilities of a charming small village. Full of Activities! …see more
“Fantastic private place by the beach” Beautiful and confortable house with all ammenities included and with a private access to the beach. Quite and beautiful location, with garden and terrace. The beach is clean and quite, and has 2 great chill out
Casara met the high expectations, the service was very good.
Contact and handover of keys and house were simple and very flexible. All that stood in the description was also available. Casara is a ve… More
“Lovely little seaside escape”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Casara. We stayed in casara dos which is a small tower with one small double bedroom (with views of the sea), a living room, bathroom and small kitchen, all laid out over… More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
Ein wunderbarer, familärer und friedvoller Ort, um die zu entspannen und die Costa de la Luz zu erkunden. Der Strand von Zahora ist ausgezeichnet und tatsächlich in 5-10 Minuten von den Häusern, di… More
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es …see more