Fantastic UK holidays are available at thousands of private holiday homes dotted up and down the country. Whether you fancy cream teas in Devon, vibrant city breaks in London or a Highland fling in Scotland, there are plenty of UK breaks that really cut the mustard.
Explore England and its varied landscape – spend your break in a charming Cotswold cottage or visit the Lake District or the Norfolk Broads. In Wales, book a city break in Cardiff or Swansea, test out your surfing skills on the Gower or find out why so many fall in love with Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Go to Scotland to join the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo. You could take to the slopes in Aviemore or get back to nature on the Isle of Skye. Northern Ireland has plenty to tempt the traveller too: visit Belfast, the walled city of Derry or see the natural beauty of the Fermanagh Lakelands.
“Perfect spot for a weekend get-together” Well presented house with good facilities in a secluded location in rolling fields.
Great accommodation for children to explore and well set out for entertaining too.
Well maintained gardens, although the
The house was very clean and comfortable with everything you would need and more.The proprietors were very helpful and welcoming.In a beautiful setting with lovely walks straight from the front door.I… More
“A real rural retreat!!!”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
We stayed here for a week, there were 2 families, 4 adults and 5 children (all under the age of 6).
The property is very easy to find, and is down a private road, which means there is very little t… More
“Fantastic holiday home - couldn't ask for a better place for a family get together”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
Very spacious house set in lovely countryside. Bedrooms are all a good size and nicely furnished and decorated. The kitchen was well equiped and the dining and living rooms well set up for a large p… More
“A reunion to remember” To celebrate our graduation from Bristol University veterinary school in 1976, a group of 17 of us travelled about as far away from Bristol as we could to spend a week at the three Capo cottages. Each of the three cottages are
“A Wonderful Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday Location” We were three generations of a family ranging from 57 to 5 months. It was an ideal spot for all - for the adults to relax and unwind and enjoy quality family time - and for our grandson who could pla
“Outstanding” From the moment we arrived we had a warm welcome. The accommodation lived up to our expectations. There was a delicious lemon cake awaiting us and the essential milk for that cup of tea after a long journey.
The house is beautifully de
“Perfect getaway with friends” Beautiful house with high standard fittings and furnishings. We visited as a group of 10 for a 40th birthday and had a wonderful stay. The location of the property really is 'in the hills' with not much around for miles a
What a beautiful part of the world. Complete peace and quiet with fantastic walks right outside the the front door. Stayed in the main House with some other family members staying in the barn across f… More
Many thanks for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again some time soon.
Best Wishes. Sian
“A wonderful venue for the whole family to be together” A large, fabulous converted farmhouse with excellent facilities. There was plenty of room for us all and the house is both extremely child and dog-friendly!! The enclosed garden was perfect for th
“Fantatsic - on site private spa, what more could you ask for!”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2014
Stayed with friends for a "sophisticated" Hen weekend and the house and the facilities were perfect! Great to get somewhere that can sleep a large group and has great social space, particulary in the… More
Thanks for your kind comments - we're delighted that you had a good weekend at Woodlands Farmhouse and it all went to plan. We hope the wedding goes equally as well and the sun shines for you! Paul & the team.
“Great stay, the farmhouse was cosy and had everything we needed”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2014
We had a great family reunion here. We made use of all facilities including the hot tub, spa and loved the ice maker! Have stayed at Swallow's orchard previously and want to try out the remaining 2 pr… More
Thank you for staying with us once again, I'm so pleased you had a successful weekend with the family and the ice maker was a hit! Paul & the team.
“Faultless, beautiful house, fantastic hot tub!”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2014
The booking process and dealing with Woodlands Retreat was excellent and that carried on to the property. The house is in a fantastic location, beautiful countryside, and stunning views. The attenti… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and from booking through to staying, we met your expectations. We hope to see you again sometime. Paul & the team.
“Brilliant house, very well equipped - would love to stay again” 14 of us stayed at the farmhouse in November this year. I was so impressed with the size of the rooms and the living room area was perfect for entertaining a large group with plenty of se
“Wonderful country cottage, with great friendly owners”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We had a wonderful week at Glangors cottage. Joy and Steve are very friendly owners and were great with the kids what come with us, taking them off to see the horses and parrots most days. The actua… More
“What a wonderful 6 days,exceptional place, exceeded all our expectations” Stayed at Lower Hedge Farm 2nd April to 8th April, we were a large group of 12, 5 adults, 2 17 year olds, 5 kids aged 10 - 15 years old & 3 small dogs !! The house was wonderful
Stayed at Lower Hedge Farm for the weekend. Fabulous place to stay. Plenty of room for all ages and the dogs, we had 3 with us. My grandchildren had the games room to play music as loud as they wanted… More
Thank you for your glowing review of Lower Hedge Farm, It is a great space for a family get together, special birthday weekend, hen party, or just a good catch up. We hope to see you back again in the future for more special birthdays.
Many thanks Ed and The Woodlands Retreats Team
“Beautiful property in beautiful location.”
Reviewed 25 Jan 2015
We stayed at Lower Hedge Farm for Christmas week. It was the perfect venue for extended family to get together with lots of space for the kids to run round. Kids & adults all enjoyed the hot tub and t… More
We are pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your Christmas stay at Lower Hedge Farm. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Kind regards, Paul & The Woodlands Retreats Team.
“Great way to celebrate my mums 60th”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
We stayed here as a family group of 12 to celebrate my mums 60th Birthday. It was a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful weekend and something my mum will hopefully treasure forever.
The logistics of… More
Thank you for your in depth review, we're really pleased you had a good weekend for such a special occasion. Paul & the team.
“An absolutely lovely place to stay” Snowdonia View was a lovely place to stay for our large family gathering. Perfectly situated in a quiet spot with stunning views of the coast and mountains, we could easily reach the seaside, the mountains, Anglesey
“A fabulous property without having to drop your standards to take pets”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
We booked this property at very short notice (one day) after deciding to have a break at October half-term but realising that our dogs jabs were not up to date and so we couldn't go to a swanky hotel … More
“Great house, great location, fantastic views!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Lovely home, great facilities including log burner and heating put on upon arrival. Towels shower gel, logs for fire! Great owner lovely clean home! Fantastic weekend all 15 of us! Will be returning! … More
“A weekend to remember”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
This is a lovely property built in an amazing serene environment. We were a group of 12. It had sufficient space to accommodate all of us. The place is very well equipped , very neat and clean. A perf… More
“Best weekend in Best place!” One of the best cottages i have ever visited. Peaceful mind and relaxing one. Right next to the River which gives you the the fresh breeze. We went with a group of 10 people and we enjoyed to the maximum spending time toge
9 of us stayed here for a stag party and had a great time. Comfortable beds, all very clean and well looked after. Large dining room for group meals and you can also sit outside on the pic-nic tables.… More
“Beautiful & Serene”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2015
We stayed here for a long weekend (Friday - Monday) and really enjoyed our visit. The farmhouse is very clean, cosy and has loads of character. The thing that makes this house stand out from similar p… More
“Lovely old farmhouse in superb location”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2015
Loads of space. We used for family get together. The location is great, very quiet with lovely scenery and the river close by. Certainly considering staying again.… More
“Full of Character and Roomy” My wife and I plus daughter, son-in-law and 2 small grandchildren stayed here. The house is nicely restored with lots of original features. Plenty of room and clean. Some low ceilings so taller visitors will have fun
“Fantastic house and garden,beautiful location for family celebration holiday” Owner was extremely helpful, all facilities excellent ,bedrooms and beds extremely comfortable. Kitchen had every convenience ,plenty of crockery ,glasses, cutlery and good
Gorgeous house, every room beautifully presented. Stunning kitchen and dining room. Fabulous open fire for cosy evenings. Having Lydford Gorge right next door was a real bonus, as was the hot-tub! Lov… More
We agree having Lydford Gorge at the bottom of the garden is fabulous and Dartmoor is also only a couple of hundred yards from the front gate - perfect for walking, cycling or riding.
“A great value house for large groups, you won't be disappointed!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
We stayed in Whitelady House for my friends hen weekend and it was just perfect. The whole house is beautifully presented, with plenty of space and a wonderful dining room. All of the bedrooms are a r… More
“Stunning location, wonderful break” We booked this cottage at the last minute mainly on the basis of the photo showing their location near the coast with the Islands Sanda and Sheep Island in the background. It didn't quite do it justice because it wa
“Fantastic couple & family , nothing is a problem to them .”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
A real pleasure sitting eating breakfast looking out at Sanda Island , Mull of Kintyre. The spotless farm house has a number of assets throughout . Looking forward to returning for more relaxation.… More
Thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy when you left, you are welcome anytime
“A gem of a place !” Trowley Farmhouse exceeded all expectations. When we arrived, Kathryn was stoking up the wood burner leaving us with such a cosy accomodation from the very start. My family from Canada was extremely impressed with the farmhouse - r
“Idyllic Retreat” We came as a family of ten to celebrate a 50th birthday, and could not have found better to accommodate us for the week.
We walked, cycled, swam, barbecued, played golf, rode horses, played games inside on an evening and thoroughly f
We came here for a friends birthday and can honestly say it is one of the best places any of us had ever stayed. The cottage is beautiful, with plenty of room for a large party (12 of us). Surrounding… More
“A real gem of a place in a wonderful location.”
Reviewed 28 May 2013
Excellent quality accommodation, with bags character and space for outdoor kit. Fantastic location with lovely coastline and short walk across farm land to the beach for driftwood fires watching the s… More
“So relaxing, we forgot to leave the house!” We chose Shizen Lodge because it was close to Dartmoor, but then hardly ever went there as there was too much fun to be had at the house. It's a great house - big, cosy, with an interesting mix of olde-world