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.
Apartment is great value for money in a wonderful location within a very short walk of ski lift, ski hire, bars, restaurants and shops and with the advantage of being able to ski right back to the door. It has most beautiful views of Lake Geneva from its two balconies. The apartment is superbly situated very close to the ski lift, ski school and ski hire. …see more
Brand new modern apartment. Large balcony with sea view. Inside and outside dining area. Spacious lounge
Enjoy breakfast looking at the sea or dinner alfresco
Separate fully equipped kitchen
5 minutes walk from the amazing Praia da Rocha
Wifi intenet. …see more
Renovated Breton cottage, Situated in a valley, with stunning views. Large garden, ideal for families.
An Idyllic Hideaway yet with all the options close at hand to make your holiday complete. …see more
Chateau du Bois is in a quiet rural location, perfect for a relaxing break with a large indoor heated pool for your sole use during your stay. The region offers something for everyone and is an ideal base from which you can explore the area. …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
Two minute walk from the Gondola, 3rd floor Self Catering apartment with unspoilt views of the mountains and complex. Ideally suited to small family or couples. Comfortably sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Superior Large Studio 53sqm - All home from home comforts. Mountain views from balcony. …see more
The property is located between the famous gorge of el Chorro, the Malaga Lakes and the Beautiful quaint Village of Valle De Abdalajís. It is perched on the top of a hill giving you the most magnificent views around., it is just 1 km from the protected Natural Park, …see more
If you are naturalist and wish to re-conciliate with yourselves, you surely will find comfortable our countryside residence. The villa is inside a large estate located near to Climiti Mounts, part of Ibleo plateau. Landscape is typical of Iblei mounts, characterized by white stone and distinctive stonewall. …see more
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom spacious top floor apartment. 150m from ski lift in family-friendly resort. At foot of main ski run down. Stunning views over Lake Geneva and the mountains. Private garage and parking space. Adjacent to popular sledging area. Local shops 200m. 2014: new, fast ski lift up from resort and new picnic room, toilets and redesigned café at the summit! …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
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
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
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
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
Tuksumduin is a beautiful house set in a rural hamlet in the Dordogne countryside. The property retains original features such as wood beams, and has a patio on which to enjoy the warm summer weather, looking out over the garden. Close to all the attractions of the area Free WIFI
We can pre-book cycles and equipment from family models to professional bikes ready to enjoy …see more
Newport 3.5 miles
Good for walkers
Ground floor bed+bathroom
King size bed
Near golf course
Near riding stable
Walk to pub
Dog Friendly …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
Traditional fisherman's cottage beside Blackwater river, recently renovated, quiet rural location with magnificent views over river and Knockmealdown mountains, south coast 20 min, historical towns nearby. This area has lots to offer and is just waiting to be explored!! …see more
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
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
A fantastic homely farmhouse-edge of Los Romanes-overlooking olive groves. Peaceful location. Max 4 adults 2 kids UNDER 10. Walk to village bars/shops/restaurant. Perfect for ramblers/country lovers, birdwatchers, or a beach/totally relaxed chilled holiday. We have a sunbathing area by the pool for quiet peaceful relaxing times. With Pagoda for shade - Bliss!! …see more
Spacious Detached House With with pool. Secure Gardens Within A Beautiful 4* Fleuri Village + Pool
Within Easy Walking Distance of Local Shops. Good Locale For Exploring both Normandy and Loire regions
Free bikes to explore. WiFi available Sleeps 6 + cots
3 bedroom very comfortable, spacious detached house, large garden with childrens play area …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
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.
Carrigeen Cottage is nestled in the beautiful Kilkenny countryside & only 10 minutes from the medieval city of Kilkenny. Whether it's a quiet country retreat for you & your partner, a fun filled family getaway or a weekend away with the girls you'll love Carrigeen! …see more
Lose yourselves in the space this house offers. Set in the lovely village of Saint Mars d'Égrenne, Saintem is a large modern yet characterful old house offering ample accommodation for small or large families and small groups. Take a look inside... Ft. 4 dbl bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, garden, Sat TV & parking.
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
Villa to rent
Medieval villa to rent in picturesque mountain village in Liguria Italy close to the French Riviera. Experience staying in the friendly historic Italian village of Pigna as well as enjoying days out to the French coast towns of Monaco, Menton, San Remo. The villa sleeps 7/8 comfortably and is very charming and unique with lots of sunny outside space. …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
Cheap Ski holidays at Cerkno 10km away for families, or groups
Fishing holidays - specialist groups can be organised with everything transport/ guiding and licences
This house is ideal for 1 or 2 families and groups or Individuals and couples for complete relaxation. …see more
Spectacular villa with private swimming pool, heated by solar gain cover. Breathtaking views. Set in its own 3 acres of land in a Peaceful romantic location. wireless broadband internet throughout villa and garden. Top spec kitchen. Quality bedding. Sleeps 6 adults. Alozaina has a 24 hour medical centre. …see more
Give yourself a well deserved holiday break and spend a relax at Seastar. Come to Xlendi and enjoy the sea, the sun and all the history, culture and sights which the island of Gozo can offer. Malta is beautiful but Gozo is even more!
Traditional Vendeen cottage retaining many original features set in large private garden ideally located for walking/cycling holidays with countryside and cycle paths practically on the doorstep - or simply relax in the private garden. Plenty of splendid and reasonably priced restaurants within easy driving distance and coast in not too far. …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
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
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
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
Beautiful apartment in an old renovated silk farm with sitting room, American style kitchen two bedrooms one shower and separate toilet. Suitable for families with teenage children as the second bedroom has a separate entrance from the courtyard. …see more
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
Besides the destinations of Venice, Padua, Bassano, Treviso and Verona, many find that a drive down the nearby “road of the wine” an enological itinerary both interesting and educational. May we suggest an afternoon glass of Torcolato? …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
In unspoiled French countryside a secluded, spacious farmhouse, private 12 m pool, all mod. cons., open fire. Vendee has an excellent climate and is a direct 3hour, due South, drive from St. Malo. …see more
Cortijo Opazo is a beautifully renovated Alpujarran farmhouse offering two well furnished and private self catering holiday rentals along with a large and exceptional garden. Ideal destination for walking - maps and guides supplied free of charge. 2 cottages available. …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
Escondite is a cosy Traditional rural cottage to relax in after a day of adventure in Spain with plenty to do in the surrounding area or somewhere to simply relax, enjoy the peace and quite on a romantic break away in the Spanish hills. We offer a catered option where all your cleaning and cooking will be done. Email to inquire :) …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