Make weekends exciting again with a well-planned mini break

Tired of box sets and takeaways? Well, it might be time to start planning your next mini break. Reclaim your weekends by taking a look at the great range of holiday lettings we have all over the UK and Europe, many of which would be perfect for a 2- or 3-night stay. Whether you’re planning an inspirational solo trip, travelling with friends, taking the kids on an adventure or whisking your loved one off on a romantic getaway, there's a mini break for you.

Get to know the UK on a weekend break

Mini breaks are the perfect way to fall back in love with the UK. There’s so much to see and do right here in the UK that the amount of choice can be a little overwhelming. This country's holiday homes mean you can go sailing off the coast of Cornwall, scale the heights of the Pennine Way, wander the cobblestone streets of Glasgow’s coolest quarters or take in some of the best museums in the world in London, all while staying in complete comfort.

Up your cultural calorie intake with a UK city break

If there’s one thing UK cities aren’t short on, it’s culture. Of course, London is the most obvious place to start, with its world-renowned galleries and museums, and not to mention a booming (and delicious) restaurant scene. But head north and you’ll find hidden gems aplenty in the cities of York, Manchester and Glasgow. Glasgow is one of the coolest city north of the border, especially with its lauded music scene, legendary nightlife and LGBT friendly Pink Triangle, while attractive York offers history aplenty from the Vikings, to the Romans and King Richard III.

Relax and unwind with a rural weekend getaway

If you’d rather your weekend mini break came with a side of rest and relaxation, then our UK holiday lettings are the perfect excuse to do so. Not only are many of them within easy reach of most of the country’s major cities, but some even come with the added bonus of a hot tub – or perhaps you’re more the antique roll-top bathtub type. However you choose to relax, you can be sure to find the perfect holiday cottage snuggled up among some of the UK’s most picturesque countryside, whether you’re looking in Yorkshire, Devon, Kent, Suffolk or anywhere in between.

Get your skates on and book a European city break

Mini breaks are perfect for exploring Europe’s fascinating and beguiling cities. With flights departing from all over the UK to cities as different and diverse as Paris, Prague, Stockholm and Strasbourg, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to which city’s streets you end up wandering down on your next European city break. Perhaps it’s canals you’re drawn to, in which case Amsterdam and Venice must be calling your name, or if you’re more of a beach babe, then Barcelona or Lisbon could be just the ticket.

Watch your cares float away on Amsterdam’s canals

Amsterdam consistently tops the charts when it comes to best weekend getaways from the UK. Not only is it so close that you can now get the train from central London in under 4 hours, but it’s also one of the continent’s coolest, chicest, and yes, most chilled-out cities. Cool boutiques rub up alongside coffee shops, while if it’s culture you’re looking for, then there’s more here than you can shake a tulip at. From Anne Frank’s House to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Heineken Experience, there really is something for everyone.

Light up your weekend plans with a mini break to Paris

Whether you’re planning your first trip or you’ve been a hundred times, Paris is always a treat. First-time visitors will want to be sure they’re hitting up the classics like the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, the Champs Elysees and galleries such as the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, while repeat visitors might consider something a little more unusual. You could dig deep into the city’s dark history with a trip to the catacombs, or take a trip to Pere Lachaise Cemetery where Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf were all laid to rest.