Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.
Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.
If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.
An absolutely stunning restored farmhouse with private pool, set on the outside of a charming hamlet of Mont De Marrast.
Enjoy the food, wine and atmosphere of the Gers in a property that has an extraordinary position with a truly panoramic view of the Pyrenees. The owners parents stay in gite to look after the property …see more
Former railway house, located in secluded, rural setting. This freshly renovated, charming stone property with private garden, is ideal for couples or small families. It provides an idyllic location for relaxing, with good access to the many attractions in the area. …see more
Whiteshoots self catering cottage is well equipped for all guests to enjoy, as well as being beautifully presented it is very comfortable. Also being just on the outskirts of the town centre it makes it that bit easier to explore the Cotwolds and its surrounding area. To add the cherry on top there is always a fresh milk and a homemade cake waiting your arrival!! …see more
A beautiful, and stylishly renovated old water mill. Two double beds & a bunk for children. A huge open fire, the sound of the river as you sleep, beautiful stone walls, pieces of mill equipment re-used as furniture, underfloor heating & lovely stone floors. Why wait? …see more
Quiet and secluded, yet a 10 min. drive from 3 villages with major amenities, 20 min. from the historical town of Antequera. Private swimming pool and large garden, boules piste, .BQ., outdoor kitchen. Log fire and Wi fi available, private parking. Beach at Isnajar.
Bird watching, walking, painting,golf, horse riding, sightseeing, in house fans and electric,oil fired rads …see more
Luxury romantic cottage, set in Castleoliver Farm which was voted top ten Farmhouse by Holiday Lettings 2011. beautifully restored to exceptional standard. Ideal touring base for Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford. A tranquil rural retreat in spectacular surroundings. …see more
Cottage with wonderful sea views, St Helens, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare, Wexford, Co Wexford. Private sth facing garden Beach /Golf 100 yards
Golf, tennis, basketball, football, playground & adventure centre on site. Great for families, walkers, cyclists, fishing.
St Helens is a great place to stay for the famous Wexford Opera Festival 22nd October - 2nd November …see more
Maison Les Bardons is a large, charming and characteristic family home / holiday home with heated pool, renovated and restyled. There is room enough for eight people. It is available for holidays in spring, summer, autumn and winter, each season off …see more
Luxury townhouse on a small complex with spectacular views in the hills above Pedreguer close to Denia and the stunning beaches of the Costa Blanca. Two large swimming pools and gardens. Ideal property to also explore inland Spain towards the famous Jalon valley. Ideal location to explore both the Costa Blanca and Inland Spain …see more
Luxury furnished penthouse (123m2) set on 2 floors - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, tourmaline stones sauna, lounge, kitchen, dishwasher, 42'' LCD TV, home cinema, stunning panoramic mountain views. Sleeps up to 8 people. Great location 6 min walk from Gondola. According to our previous guests, the most luxury rental they've been to in Bansko and best value for money! …see more
Stunning hilltop villa set amongst very large private grounds. Under 45 minutes from the Silver Coast, under 2 hrs drive from Porto or Lisbon airports.Private pool & badminton court, Spa treatments, wi-fi, BBQ & al fresco dining areas, relaxation for all ages! Discover Real Portugal, with walks, historical attractions, restaurants, bars & river beaches nearby. …see more
Villa Palm offers a delightful quiet setting on the hillside overlooking Kalkan bay. Private pool and superb, uninterrupted sea views from all levels and all within walking distance of the town. Free wi-fi. Excellent guest reviews. Discount for 2 person occupancy. …see more
Situated at the Danube Bike Trail / EuroVelo 6 and 10 km away from the city of Tata, the Bike Stop Dunaszentmiklós is next to a forest. It has a 600 m² big private garden with barbecue facilities, a closed bicycle storage and car parking. Pets are also welcome. …see more
Little Bay apartment provides you with luxury and comfort, from the luxury linen and towels to wifi, blue ray dvd player and docking station.
Within walking distance of the ferry, train and bus terminals the apartment gives you an ideal base for exploring Argyll. …see more
On the edge of the Dales National Park Fox Cottage is the perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire or, if you prefer, just sitting by the fire reading a book or using the WiFi. Pubs, shops and tea rooms are only a short stroll away. Up to 2 dogs are very welcome. Fancy tea and cake? World famed Betty's Tearooms in Northallerton & Harrogate - both just 40 minutes away. …see more
Les Rosiers is perfectly situated for exploring and discovering the secrets of the Loire Valley. You will be centrally located in the triangle formed by the lovely Chateau town of Saumur, the shopping mecca of Tours and the world famous town and racetrack of Le Mans. …see more
A superb modern 2 Bedroom, 2 En-Suites apartment, with large private South facing balcony terrace offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Furnished to a very high standard, the apartment is perfect for all types of holidays, in this beautiful white village. There is a superb communal Swimming Pool and the apartment is just steps away from the heart of the village. …see more
France countryside - self-catering vacation - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / calm/ tranquility/ rural / small French village / Amiens / Jules Verne / Picardie / Picardy / Somme / WW1 / WWII/ route to Calais, Paris, Normandy, southern France …see more
This river fronted holiday apartment is attached to the Old Forge Pumphouse with its own entrance and private seating area outside. It has one double bedroom, bathroom with bath, a fully fitted kitchen/living area. Sleeps 2 people but a 3rd can be accommodated. A generous welcome pack is provided..
Access to the owners washing machine if required. …see more
Self catering gite for up to 9 people in the glorious French countryside near to Carcassonne, Castelnaudary and the Canal Du Midi. A lovely rustic, former watermill located just outside the small village of Issel but only minutes from the towns of Castelnaudary & Revel. You can benefit from the tranquility of the French countryside whilst retaining easy access to local towns …see more
Comfortable, well equipped holiday cottage for up to 6 people. Located on the coast in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Only 250 metres from Freshwater beach and the Coastal Path. Very reasonable rates. A great base for families, outdoor activities and relaxation. …see more
Bed & Breakfast plus much more available in the fully (and tastefully!) renovated farmhouse in the beautiful Normandy countryside. Perfect to unwind or as a centre to explore by car, bike or on foot. There's so much to see and do or, equally, so much tranquility! …see more
Large kitchen with a range cooker and an island and a pantry next to the kitchen for the ultimate farmhouse experience. Underfloor heating for those chiller days and a quiet, back terrace for a drink in the sun when the weather is that bit kinder. Wifi available. …see more
There is something for everyone. Children will love chickens with young and ducks/outdoor games etc. Will suit hard of walking as all on one level with tranquil view. Adults can play golf, sit in summerhouse and look over lake with newspaper in morning. Dogs welcome Where else will you get home made bread, fresh free range eggs, and watch the chickens roaming about freely. …see more
The cottage is easily found, but quietly tucked away above the hamlet of Henshaw in the South Tyne Valley. The views of the beautiful valley spread out before it are as good as any in the North Pennines and Northumberland National Park on the other. Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and Vindolanda Fort and Settlement. only a Roman stone's throw away. …see more
Casa Mimosa with vanishing edge pool is set in the beautiful hills of Granda Province on the outskirts (5 mins walk) of the small friendly town of Algarinejo. Relax & enjoy the serenity of the Andalucian hillsides for a truly authentic Spanish holiday.
Sylvestre Gite has a 4 Star grading,is ideally located for walkers with many signed walks on the hills surrounding the hamlet of Le Villé. Also there are many VTT routes for people who enjoy cycling.
Two single beds which an also be put together to form a large double bed …see more
Peaceful, quiet location in the Cruese - Limousin.
Woodland & countryside tracks for walking.
Bird and Wildlife watching.
Winter ski day trips arranged.
One of two beautifully converted Charentaise stone barns. Sleeps up to 4 people and baby, with private terrace, shared heated pool and large beautiful garden. We have everything needed for families with young children and babies, so you can pack less and relax more. Rent alone, or with family and friends in our neighboring gite, La Dominique …see more
This self catering 18C holiday cottage in the Limousin, France, is a perfect retreat for a couple. Ideal for fishing, walking, canoeing, water sports, horse-riding, and swimming. Your pet is welcome. FREE Wi-Fi Internet. The area is known as the French Lake District. The cosy budget-priced cottage is comfortable, a perfect getaway, and well-equipped for all your daily needs …see more
Stunning sea and country views from the privacy of your own Italian townhouse in a picture postcard medieval hilltop town, just 20 minutes from coast and mountains. Ideal location for families with all amenities, or couples seeking romantic retreat.
The private balcony for al fresco dining offers breathtaking views across the Marche hills to the sea …see more
La Clergerie is a traditional 'mas et pierre' farmhouse, situated in the Marais National Park on the Cotentin Peninsular just 20 mins from the sea. The property is in a pretty butterfly filled vally adjoining open countryside, yet close to modern amenities. …see more
With 3 ensuite bedrooms, this well equipped holiday cottage is in a beautiful setting, is close to Stonehenge, Salisbury and Marlborough and is ideal for a relaxing holiday break. The local pub, which does good food, is 2 minutes walk away. Wifi and Table Tennis The cottage is surrounded by a lovely thatched walled garden and is situated next to the village church. …see more
Casa Pequeña: romantic 1 bedroom cottage set in exotic lush sub-tropical gardens. Relaxing tranquil base from which to explore Andalucía, the rugged Granada coast or simply idle days away in the flower filled gardens, read by the swimming pool.
All mod cons + Wi-Fi zone This unique cottage furnished & equipped for long lets, not simply 'spartan' holidays - many guests return! …see more
A rustic barn, situated in a small hamlet, recently converted into a one bedroomed cottage with original exposed beams and stonework. Garden and pool. Perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside of this unspoilt region with its abundant wildlife. …see more
Set in 2 acres of a beautiful,tranquil valley,this cozy gite sleeps 4/5.Large secure suntrap Pool,decking area and well equipped games field.Private terraces and lovely views. Good location for Days Out. Plenty of safe space to run,play or just relax. Great deals for house-hunters out of season.NO increase in prices for 2014 .Short breaks also available. …see more
Large, spacious and quiet country house set in 4 hectares of its own grounds on outskirts of village. Lovely views over the valley in the heart of the wine growing region of Piemonte. Covered portico for al fresco dining. Elegant spa town Acqui Terme 5km away. The famous Truffle Festival is held annually in Alba, about 40 minutes drive away …see more
Riverside rustic luxury sleeping 4+. Outdoor dining area in the private garden overlooks the peaceful river Aulne, with fishing, cycling, swimming, etc. Welcome pack of wine and groceries, WiFi & wood fire for cosy winter evenings. "A fisherman's dream". Idyllic Breton cottage right next to the river Aulne. Excellent base for exploring Brittany all year round. …see more
Le Heron 1 studio provides extremely affordable but comfortable accommodation for 2 people (more is possible) within the Le Cormier holiday facility, set in 10 acres of unspoilt countryside and formerly a working farm dating back to around the 17th century. NO INCREASE ON 2013 RATES FOR OTHER PERIODS DURING 2014. …see more
Looking up the Dourbie valley, our gites are perched on an outcrop of rock that is home to the medieval fortified village of Cantobre. It's a perfect place to explore the countryside and Templar villages, take part in adventurous outdoor sports or just relax.
In the Cévennes National Park near the world famous Millau viaduct and home of Roquefort cheese!
**New Property** Craigdarroch Cottage
Newly refurbished coachman's cottage. Excellent base for exploring the Scottish countryside. Enjoy the loch and mountain view while relaxing in front of the wood burning stove. Ideally located for the Ryder Cup 2014. …see more
3 bed gîte, sleeps 6 (2 dble & 1 twin), private patio & shared plunge pool. Peaceful countryside location, walking distance to village & a short drive from the picturesque village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its monolithic church, restaurants, cafés and shops. Centrally placed for Bergerac, Cognac & Bordeaux. …see more
This charming gite has three bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower and wc downstairs, lounge and kitchen. It has a courtyard garden, and a sun terrace where you can look over the rolling hillside. There is wifi and satellite TV - with all the English and French channels. The gite is in the centre of the village within easy walking distance of supermarket, bars and small shops. …see more
Charming property offering extremely comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful rural setting only minutes from the historic centre of Guemene with its medieval buildings, restaurants, bars, and shops. Vannes and Quimper are easily visited.
This house includes 2 en-suite double bedrooms, 2 further large bedrooms with a shared (3rd) shower-room.
Private villa with salt water private swimming pool. Suitable for children, family or elderly. Fantastic poolside BBQ area. Fully equipped kitchen inc. dishwasher & washing machine. Close to several beautiful beaches. Short walk to bars, restaurants & mini-market. …see more
Sleeps 4+,Garden with views, TV, DVD & CD player + selection music, FREE WIFI.,Baby & child friendly, Kitchen / Diner, Shower room, board games, beach items. ADULTS & CHILDRENS BIKES , Walks, fishing, cycling,painting & photography, markets. Restaurant in village. The cottage is in a great position to use as a base for your days trips whatever your holiday entails. …see more