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.
A spacious house with comfortable accommodation in a beautiful village enjoying spectacular views and a stunning location. Suitable for breaks year round & a great base for exploring the geography, history and culture of the area or just relaxing & soaking up the sun. Note: The house is NOT available for long lets. A travel cot is available on request (no additional charge) …see more
Hideaway at Foxhollow is a beautifully restored farmhouse which has been tastefully decorated retaining that cosy charm .This is self catering with a difference as making sure our guests enjoy the comfort and luxury of Hideaway is our priority ! …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
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
Beautifully renovated cottage, with private pool and spectacular views.With its own private terrace, outdoor dining area and newly installed plunge pool, L'Hermite enjoys spectacular views over the valley and the surrounding countryside.WiFi. Extra services include airport pickup, shopping service and meals prepared for you, please ask for details. …see more
Experience the Old Spain. Beautifully restored traditional Casa de Campo. Comfortable 2 bedroomed country house on the hill among the olive groves, overlooks the peaceful hamlet of Las Cuevas. Sun all day. Shady terrace. Splash pool. Walk to bar. Beach 30mins. Rural, Great Value & Experiencing the Real Spain all words that sum up a holiday at La Loma. …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
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
Traditional French 18th C farmhouse Modern facilities Tranquil but Superbly located for many activities all year round. Walking Kayaking White water rafting Bird watching Art Health & Well-being Yoga Meditation & Art
1 spacious bedroom en-suite shower room & double bed Our Farmhouse has 2 bedrooms only one is available to guests your privacy is totally respected at all times …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
A warm welcome form Mike and Carol. Four Star Quality grading this cottage is perfect for couples and overlooks fabulous gardens, lovely relaxing atmosphere. The cottage has attractive open plan feel and is conveniently all on one level, with one double bedroom, Need something bigger, try Beal Croft cottage, our two cottages are located together in Warkworth. …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
Bernex has its own ski area of 50km between 1000 and 2000 metres, with a variety of runs to suit all standards.
Bernex offers plenty of activities – tennis, petanque, horse riding, walking and mountain biking. white-water rafting or para-gliding Lake Geneva and Evian are 15 minutes away, with water sports, spa & thermal baths, beaches and bars. …see more
If you want to escape the rat race and settle into a quieter pace of life, Dan Y Coed and Llanidloes offer you a warm welcome in friendly, green and pleasant land.
Nearby are hills, mountains, rivers and the coast. Something for everyone. Eco brownie points:
We have insulation, fair trade tea and coffee, eco friendly washing up and recycling. …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
If you like walking and horseback riding in a calm and paisible area, only 2h30' driving from Paris, you are more than welcome to spend your holidays or simply a week-end in l'Oisellerie.
A place to relax in a protected environment to forget the stress of your daily life just 2h30 from Paris! …see more
Stone cottage in Tuscan countryside, wonderful views, peaceful location but easily accessible. Perfect for walking, cycling and nature. Very close to Arezzo, Sansepolcro, Monterchi, Cortona, Perugia, Adriatic Coast, Assisi, 1 1/2 hours Florence and Siena, 2 hrs Lucca. National park, mountain bikes for hire. Log burners living room and kitchen. Explore the real Italy. …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
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
2 Bedroom Cottage in Calvados with swimming pool located 10 minutes from the market town of Vire and easy access to Mont St Michel, Bayeux, Caen and the landing beaches of Normandy. Local lake with fishing, kayaks, sail boats. Bungy jumping close by. small dogs welcome Ideal for familys of 2 adults and 2/3 children. We can provide toys and bikes for children to play with …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
The apartment has been completely renovated and the kitchen comes fully equipped. The main living room has a kacholofen (woodburner),
flatscreen TV, DVD, Wii and free WIFI. The parking is off road at the front of the property.
The owners live above the apartment. Large south facing private garden leading down to the river - supervision advised for children.
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
A lovely house on the side of a hill looking over the beach at Morsalines and the picturesque fishing and pleasure port of St Vaast la Hougue beyond. The Vauban fortifications of la Hougue and Tatihou are laid out surrounded by oyster beds. The D-day Landing Beaches start a few minutes away from Morsalines. …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
Hope Cottage is a charming 18th Century detached property in a quiet, picturesque village, perfect for a romantic getaway. Its private garden is tranquil on sunny days, while the wood-burner keeps out the winter chills, and a cosy local pub is just two minutes walk away Perfect for a romantic break or a walking holiday in the beautiful south Cotswolds …see more
PROVENCAL COTTAGE WITH EXTENSIVE PATIO WITH PLANTS & FLOWERS IN EVERY DIRECTION, OVERLOOKING VINEYARD - GORGES DU VERDON NEARBY - SECLUDED PEACEFUL LOCATION - NEAR TO VILLAGE SHOPS - SUPERB LIGHT - SPACIOUS ACCOMODATION - PROVENCE - ALPES - COTE D'AZUR - VAR - FRANCE. SEEKING SUPREME PEACE - LAKES, RIVERS, LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES, OLIVES, WINE, PEACHES, APPLES ETC
Dating from the 12th century and reputedly owned by Eleanor of Brittany, granddaughter of Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Le Calipel offers you the opportunity to relax in the beautiful Normandy countryside yet is within easy reach of all the well known attractions. There is also the opportunity to explore less well known attractions such as ancient abbeys and slate mines. …see more
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
Villa in Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Hillside Villa with Breathtaking Panoramic Views and Private Infinity Pool with Roman Steps
Rural Location Short Walk from a Beautiful Hamlet and Stunning Views all Around the Property
Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) The villa is centrally heated and also there is a wood burning (glass fronted) fire for winter …see more
Katric, a rustic Slovenian farmhouse lovingly restored retaining old features but incorporating modern facilities. Located at the heart of the charming village of Kamno between Tolmin & Kobarid it's ideally located for visitors who wish to enjoy the Soca valley. Fly-fishing equipment and permits available.
Personally met at the house by the owners (Hannah and Shaun). …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 charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. The restored farmhouse enjoys complete quietness and privacy, with the nearest house over 250m away. Rates include a free car with comprehensive insurance and free airport transfers to/from Pafos Airport. …see more
Thorncliffe House sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Ideally located to visit many attractions in the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales or for walking and cycling. The house is very spacious with a log burner & secure parking for your car or bikes. Free wifi Bookings start at 3pm on a Friday or a Monday and finish at 10am on a Friday or a Monday. 3/4/7 night breaks …see more
Peaceful, rural, idyll, surrounded by wheat, sunflower, corn fields, not overlooked, beautiful all day sunshine swimming pool within easy reach of many chateau's, stunning beaches, family activities, historic towns a perfect get away from it all location. …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
Fantastic 4 Suns rated apartments at excellent prices in the delightful village of Weissbriach, ideal for winter and summer holidays, 3mins to slopes. Spacious,well equipped apartment with balcony and spectacular mountain views. Sleeps up to 6. Owned by British Couple. English owners are happy to help with planning activities, arranging ski hire etc. See our reviews. …see more
Near Holy Island close to Northumberland Coast and Cheviot hills. Cosy comfortable cottage with period features, log burning stove, private garden, modern appliances. Linen included. Dogs welcome. Peaceful location yet convenient for sightseeing. Offers available. Guest comments: "cosy,warm,welcoming", "easy to get to everything yet quiet", "well equipped", "very clean" …see more
Nepoleonic House suitable for 2 people,with private garden and parking and overlooking our stunning 12/6 metre pool.this accommodation is suitable for a cot and
WIFI internet access.Beautiful location and setting
This nepoleonic House is set in a fabulous setting sharing a 12/6 metre s pool solar heated.
Casa Roger the ideal central base for exploring beautiful Transylvania. Please have a look at my reviews from satisfied customers.Free Meet & Greet from Sebes. Autumn is the loveliest time to go rambling with my many designated walks to choose from so do come on over. Casa Roger has all you need to make your stay comfortable with lovely gardens and tremendous views. …see more
Luxurious, spacious, comfortable converted stone barn.
Large garden. Peaceful surroundings, quiet but easy accessible location.
The perfect base to explore the region which has so much to offer. Just 25 minutes away from the spectacular Le Mont St Michel. 6 minutes drive from the lovely town of Ducey. …see more
TIN MINE - 2 unusual romantic riverside retreats. Log fires, river views, wildlife, ruins. Each sleeps 2. The Smithy was the workshop of the mine & The Count House the mine captain's office. Both are Grade II Listed within 16 acres of woodland on the banks of The Tamar. …see more
**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
Blue cottage lies in the heart of Cyprus' nature. It's a restored 2-bedroom house located in 'Pano Apsiou' on the foothill of Kakomallis' forest. Its location makes it the ideal starting point for island-wide excursions and swimming in the large coastline of Limassol. …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