Family Holidays

  • UK

    There will be times when you need to find a four-bedroom farmhouse – pronto. Ok, so you might not have that many children to fill it, if any, but what if it’s your turn to organise an extended-family getaway or reunion; take the helm of a team-building wee…

  • Portugal Family Holidays

    Family holidays are about spending time together, and enjoying activities that will keep the whole gang entertained. Any potential destination should be scrutinised for long, sandy beaches, safe waters and fantastic attractions, as well as a few things to …

  • Family Holiday Homes

    It’s an all too familiar scenario. You’re trying desperately to decide on the destination for your next holiday, scouring the web and travel agent windows hoping for that eureka moment to hit. Speech bubbles emanating from mum and dad’s head read “RELAXATI…

Winter Breaks

  • Where is Hot?

    While December heralds Christmas, mulled wine and merriment, it can leave something to be desired when it comes to sunshine and warmth! But North Africa and the Caribbean are perfect come December, and a great choice when you want to celebrate Christmas i…

  • Top 10 for Christmas & New Year

    If the end of summer gets you down, don’t despair. Winter offers plenty of opportunities for being jolly and having a great time with friends and family too. Renting a private holiday home is the ideal way to spend some relaxing, quality time together, par…

  • Three Valleys Skiing

    If you have heard the tales of excellent skiing, dramatic scenery and vibrant nightlife, taking a Three Valleys ski chalet will sound extremely tempting. The Three Valleys is the largest ski domain the world, covering three valleys of prime skiing country …

Summer Breaks

  • Sicily

    Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and together with the picturesque Aeolian Islands, it is without a doubt one of the best spots for holidays in southern Italy. It has an incredibly rich history that can be felt at every step, amazing …

  • Summer Holidays in Cornwall

    When it comes to summer holidays in the UK, few destinations match those in Cornwall. The area's uniquely mild climate and magnificent landscapes ensure you'll enjoy fun-filled activities, whilst wonderful attractions will keep everyone entertained. You ca…

  • Austria Summer Holidays

    When you think of Austria, what springs to mind? The Alps, pictureque countryside and fine wine?. Although a lot of people only visit Austria for winter vacations and to hit the slopes at Christmas, it also makes the perfect summer holiday destination with…

Top Destination Guides

  • Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds is a stunning region of sleepy villages amongst rolling hills, mainly located in the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Time appears to have stood still for over 300 years in the Cotswolds, with traditional scenes of rural England p…

  • Edinburgh

    The Scottish capital Edinburgh is one of the world’s great cultural cities. It boasts a rich heritage of great art, literature and the arts, with such famous names as Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns all inexorably woven into the s…

  • Costa del Sol

    Malaga is a city known for its sunny beaches, historic monuments and picturesque streets, but it's also home to a delicious and varied gastronomy. Located in the heart of the “Costa del Sol” (quite literally the Sunny Coast), Malaga enjoys almost 300 sunny…

Special occasions

  • New Year in Scotland

    Even the idea of a New Year break in Scotland has something magical attached to it. No part of the UK has the beauty of Scotland with the glacially shaped islands and highlands providing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Edinburgh provides o…

  • May Bank Holidays

    Make the most of May by booking a family getaway in Europe. It doesn’t matter how far you choose to roam - from home shores to foreign climes, there are a wealth of holiday options to suit your budget. When travelling in May, you’ll want to pick a destinat…

  • Scotland Christmas Breaks

    It might not be the first destination that springs to mind for a Christmas break, yet Scotland boasts many attractions that make it a fantastic country to celebrate the festive season. All of the nation's major cities bask in the glory of Christmas and put…

Inspire me

  • Cottages & Log Cabins with Hot Tubs in Lake District

    Revered for its sublime mountainous landscape, tranquil lakes and wooded forest, the Lake District continues to inspire and amaze both artists and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in Cumbria, the Lake District National Park is home to the tallest mountain in E…

  • Cottages with Hot Tubs in Yorkshire

    The northern county of Yorkshire is known for its verdant countryside, epitomised by the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, and its historic places of interest including the walled city of York. The combination of destination landmarks, like Ripley …

  • Cottages & Lodges with Hot Tubs in Wales

    Known for its picturesque countryside and coastal walks, Wales offers visitors the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and unwind in spectacular natural surroundings. For something extra special, HomeAway offers a number of lodges and…