Treat yourself to a short break abroad or a UK getaway

Whether you’re thinking of spending your next weekend away or are looking for a short mid-week break, our holiday lettings all across Europe and the UK are perfect for quick getaways. From buzzy city centre apartments and elegant houses in historic town centres, to beachside villas and cosy countryside cottages, you'll be sure to return home both relaxed and rejuvenated. So, whether you’re craving some fun in the sun, a cultural European city break, a romantic retreat, or simply dreaming of bracing walks in the English countryside, you’re sure to find some inspiration here.

Keep it simple by staying local on short breaks in England

Short breaks are the perfect excuse to explore more of what England has to offer. You don’t need to fly off to Europe to find excitement – there’s more than enough to be had right here. Or perhaps you’re more in the mood for something relaxing and restful, in which case a short break in England is the perfect answer. Not only does the English countryside offer peaceful idylls, perfect for winding down after a long week, but staying closer to home usually means you'll reach your destination quicker and easier. Choose to take a short break in England and you could find yourself clubbing in Manchester, hiking in the Peak District, cosying up in the Cotswolds or enjoying the beaches off the southern coast. Wherever you choose to go, you can be sure of finding somewhere stylish, comfortable and wonderfully welcoming, whether you’re after a city centre pad or a quaint fisherman’s cottage.

Jet off for the weekend on a Europe city break

If you’re looking for more inspiration when it comes to your next short break, look no further than Europe. With most destinations just a few hours away by plane, and some even accessible via train (hello, Paris, Lille and Amsterdam!), European city breaks are widely held as the gold standard short break from the UK, and for very good reasons. From the cultural delights of Prague, and the steep hills and custard tarts of Lisbon, to the art, religion and cuisine of Florence, and the beers, art and nightlife of Berlin, there’s a city break for every taste and style. The Scandinavian cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen have become particularly popular in recent years, with their achingly cool design, and their cosy traditions of hygge and fika – they might be a little on the chilly side when it comes to weather, but both offer a warm welcome.

Soak up the sun on a city break to these warm destinations

Sunshine and short breaks don’t always go together, but luckily our range of holiday lettings throughout Europe mean you’re never too far from a short blast of much-needed sunshine. You could even combine your short break in the sun with a city break, by visiting any number of sun-soaked cities such as Nice or Montpellier in the South of France, or elsewhere in Lisbon, Barcelona or Palma de Mallorca. You’ll find plenty of choice when you look for holiday lettings in all these cities, while if you’re after something a little more beach-bound then why not consider an apartment overlooking the Costa del Sol, a weekend break in Sicily or a crash pad in Croatia. And if you’re looking for a little winter sun, you don’t have to travel all the way to the Caribbean. Simply hop on a flight to the Canary Islands and stay at one of our great holiday villas there.

Get away from the everyday with a romantic break for two

Short breaks are an ideal way to inject a little romance into your life. Whether you’re whisking your loved one away on a surprise weekend getaway, or carefully planning your next anniversary treat together, our holiday lettings all across the UK and Europe provide the perfect inspiration for your next short romantic break. If time is of the essence, and you simply don’t fancy airport travel, then a romantic short break in the UK presents the perfect solution. Our cottages in the Cotswolds, lodges in the Highlands, holiday homes in the Lake District, and apartments overlooking the city streets of every major metropolis in the UK, mean that however you want to spend your romantic weekend away, you’ll find the perfect place to stay right here. While across the channel, you’ll find elegant apartments in the Paris, comfortable beds in Budapest and cool cribs in Copenhagen.