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.
Five beautiful country stone cottages in an idyllic setting, with heated swimming pool, 30 acres of lawns, woodland, a meadow and a stream. Brittany Cycle Tours based on site. Great for large family get-togethers. Just 30 mins from the stunning Southern Brittany coast. Nearby fishing, golf, horse-riding, medieval towns and beaches Couetilliec offers a wide range of activities …see more
18C stone cottage with spectacular views, free unlimited Golf, Private pool, Club pool, Tennis court. Large south facing doub Veranda 12 private acres Wooded walks direct from property. Beautifully maintained. Long term winter lets from October to May We have a guest book full of delighted customers at the cottage spanning our 25 dedicated years …see more
Set in a fantastic rural location with great views and no other properties in sight. Our facilities include an all Weather Tennis Court, heated indoor pool, sauna, spa bath children's play area and 8 acres of lawns and fields. 25 mins to the best beaches in the country You can book 1 cottage, several or all 9 cottages so you have exclusive use of the site. …see more
Enjoy a fantastic holiday in a central Douro Valley.
For those want to relax without worries the solution is here at your disposal.
On this spacious house of the seventeenth century you will feel in another reality and at home as same time...we promise!
By appointment and budget:
Walking tours or car with guide
Boating on the Douro River …see more
Maison Meunier has 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5. It is set in an idyllic location over looking the valley with a lake and a fruit orchard and totally private with its one patio and BBQ. It also has a 5m swimming pool with decking and sun loungers. The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has 3 single beds. …see more
In search of privacy, stunning views, beautiful natural waterfront and outstanding accommodation? This impressive architect owned and designed cottage delivers. Watch heron fly into the wetlands or otter swim by. Relax ... you have found "Serenity". …see more
Attractive holiday cottage on its own grounds in a very scenic unspoilt area with panoramic views of sea. Close to two attractive beaches Rathlacken and Ballycastle. Plenty of outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, scuba diving, pony trekking and bicycling. Features include a large Lacken stone fireplace in the living room and south facing patio looking out to sea …see more
Catinat cottage is spacious and full of character, has amazing views of the rolling country side, swimming pool sunbathing terrace , outside kitchen with built in barbecue. the large garden with its children's play area is full of scent. Shopping , for food is not a problem , you have a large choice of supermarkets nearby …see more
Family cottage with childrens room, would suit two families sharing, or family group, close to the best beaches, St Malo, Dinard, Dinan, Cancale, Le Mont St Michel, Golf, arco branches, fishing, lovely country walks, great French food and wine shopping, local markets. Chevrefeuille is a firm favourite with returning guests! …see more
Ideal country retreat for two, ideally located in Central Suffolk adjoining owners' 17thC farmhouse. King sized bed, large sitting/dining room with woodburner, French doors to private garden, bathroom with shower over bath, sep WC, and a fully equipped kitchen. No smoking or pets. Babes in arms are welcome and a travel cot is available. …see more
The old stone house "La Ciliegiola" has been completely restored in 2013; the location is quiet and the building is surrounded by 15,000 m² of enclosed land filled with olive and fruit trees. You can rent the whole house or just one of the two apartments. …see more
4 bed cottage in arable farm. Sleeps 8. Accessible. Sheltered sun trap patio area. Country walks and cycling from the door. Award winning farm-shop and pub 5 min walk away. Good transport links; Park & Ride bus and motorway 5 min drive. An adjacent cottage is available for up to 4 people. They share an enclosed patio overlooking our orchard. …see more
Romantic stone built 2 bedroom cottage with private plunge pool, barbecue,WIFI, incredible view included!
Ideal for people who are looking for peace and tranquility and for bird/wildlife watchers.
Walking routes available from the cottage through the area of Bedar. Also ideal for your winter holiday for golfing, cycling,mountain biking. Hire of sports equipment nearby. …see more
A charming house in the south of Valencia (Spain) near of the beach with of 4 bedrooms up to 8 guests with an strategic location and a privileged weather which enables to make diverse activities all year: running, cycling, hiking, golf, gastronomic and cultural tourism. …see more
Situated in the center of Dordogne these stone cottages build in 1795 were renovated in 2014 to the highest specs. Amazing views, calm environment. Close to the main tourist attractions, caves, rivers and castles. Private heated pool (8m x 4m) newly renovated in 2014
Luxury Pembrokeshire holiday cottage, mountain & sea views, in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Ideal for summer or winter breaks. AGA, under-floor heating and wood stove, 40" HD LCD TV, Sky TV, including Sky Sports and internet access. Sleeps 8. We provide all bed linen, towels (just bring beach towels please) & logs for the wood stove. …see more
Our house La Reserva is in the mountainous part of Frigiliana above the source of the river Higueron in Almachares only a few metres from the National Park Sierra Almijara.This newly built two-bedroom cottage is for those who prefer a rural aspect with peace and quiet. …see more
Only one hour from the beach, Cassis, Marseilles, La Ciotat. Close to Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Lourmarin, Les Baux, St Remy. Cycling is excellent, both on and off road. Property is quiet and peaceful. Eco friendly yet luxurious. Newly listed on this site.
Housekeeping optional extra.
5 Star option available.
The Old Post Office is in the centre of Hambleton on a peninsula in the middle of Rutland water which is one of the largest reservoirs in Europe. Rutland water has cycle paths around the lake and peninsula and Michelin starred Hambleton Hall is nearby. Newly listed . Hambleton is not far from the A1 junction at Peterborough. There is a pullout bed under the single bed . …see more
Noisette is a charming family size house with a private garden, open ceiling beams and a traditional style Breton fireplace in the Lounge with an inset wood-burning stove. It has a very generous private garden, including sheltered but sunny terrace equipped with garden Disabled access, Heated swimming pool, free wi-fi …see more
The cottage is ideally situated to explore Badenoch & Strathspey area with many local walks and cycle routes within minutes of leaving the doorstep Loch Morlich, Loch Eilein
The Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre offers a full range of outdoor activities. The Squirrels has been totally refurbished December 2014.
Virtual Tour now up & running on web site
Beautiful romantic farm cottage set in spectacular scenery with private pool. 11th -25th July 2014 free-special offer price 495 pounds one week or 950 pounds two weeks. Sublime retreat for nature lovers yet near Casares and the coast for bars, shops ,restaurants, sightseeing
Villa “ Vigla” has developed on two floors. On the upper floor are located the living room with a fireplace the kitchen 1 W.C and a veranda.On the ground floor have developed three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The private garden and the common swimming pool offer relaxing moments to the guests.There is Wi-Fi allover …see more
A collection of 4 beautifully converted cottages with private terraces and a stunning swimming pool within seven acres of land. Perfect for large groups for summer but to get all four cottages you will have to book early! …see more
A period house situated on the edge of Rodborough Common, Stroud. A perfect escape to the Cotswolds. Award winning pub across the road. Great restaurants within a few miles. Perfect romantic weekends & family breaks.. walking & exploring the beautiful area. Checking in time upon arrival is 3pm
Checkout out time for departure is 10:00am
Minimum booking 3 nights
Stay in this beautiful stone built charming cottage in a fully chemical-free environment. It is just minutes away from the walled town of Lucca, 1 hour away from Florence and Pisa/ Guided Tours, wine and Olive Oil tasting, hands-on Cooking lessons. …see more
Perfect for a 'get away from it all' break for a group of friends or family for special occasions. Lovely area for walks, golf, water-sports, adventure activities, traditional music, a superb pint of the local black stuff, or a cosy gathering around the fire! Just a few steps apart, the cottages allow both togetherness and privacy for a family or group of friends. …see more
A traditional rustic house in an excellent location - close to the coast and with magnificent views of the mountains from its south-facing balcony. 10 minutes' drive from an outstanding beach and with mountains walks straight from the house. …see more
Charming limestone renovated Family home & indoor heated swimming pool. Picturesque village location. 5km Local lake and beach. 15 mins to medieval & historic Dinan. 45 mins to the sandy coves & emerald coastline of the Cote d'armor & the capital Rennes for shopping. …see more
Self catering two bedroom cottage in rural location with outdoor swimming pool, barbeque area, large enclosed gardens and off road parking. Ideal for family vacations bird watching and fishing holidays. Costa Dorado beaches and the Ebre delta just a 20 minute drive. Casa Ribera offers Free Welcome Pack on arrival to get your great holiday of to a smooth start. …see more
Only 70 minutes from Sydney CBD but miles from care,nestled into the bushland on the quiet side of the Blue Mountains.
Comfortable original cottage modernised tastefully,for your relaxing holiday.
You have the exclusive use of the cottage and the north facing valley Airconditioned for year round comfort,a large slow combustion fireplace is the perfect for winter warmth …see more
Ancient Village House with Exceptional South facing Terrace, Secluded Location but only a Stroll from the Village Square, Sleeps 6 comfortably (3 Double Bedrooms). La Chouannerie is ideal for a family holiday but would also suit 3 adult couples. Every bedroom has complete privacy and the rooms are spacious with period features. …see more
Granary sleeps 4 people across 2 bedrooms, 1 king and 1 twin room. Modern bathroom with walk in shower. Downstairs is equipped with a stylish and comfortable living area with access to terrace and shared garden. Courtyard to the front with ample parking. The living area comes equipped with Wall mounted flat screen HDTV, HD DVD and ipod docking station. …see more
We are very close to local villages market towns and cities, Agen (city) being only 49 km. Saint PE Saint Simon has a small shop and restaurant, our closest towns Gabarret and Eauze have supermarkets. website:http://www.southwest-france-gites.com …see more
Nine self-catering holiday cottages set in a rural location on a working farm, offering walking, cycling, fishing and tennis. Suitable for family holidays, couples having a quiet break, friends reuniting and business accommodation. Off-road parking. Underfloor heating. …see more
A beautiful, spacious and comfortable 2 bedroom 'classic' cottage full of Cornish charm. A perfect location for a family break or for two couples. Located in a peaceful ancient valley only 5 minutes from the beach and the magnificent North Cornwall coast. Dogs welcome. …see more
Sea views, gardens and parking make this the perfect holiday destination. Walk to Cape Cornwall and enjoy the outdoor pool at Priests Cove, or travel a little further to the world renowned surfing beaches of Sennen and St. Ives. Cornwall at its best! …see more
Fabulous cottage accommodation for all the family 4 (+2), Coastal retreat with stunning views, Pet Friendly, restaurant and pub nearby, Open fire, WiFi, Secure bike store, small garden, all linen included, all fuel included, TV, DVD, also available for short breaks They say - "this is scottish hospitality at its best"
We say - "why would you want to stay anywhere else?" …see more
Stunning Grade II Listed granite house with links to magical St Michaels Mount.100m from Cornish Coast Path. 800m walk from secluded beach. 1200m from amazing Mounts Bay beach
4 bedroom, quiet location with off street parking. CREDIT CARDS accepted 800 yards to the beach. Ideal for families or retreats, Off-street parking, Hanging area for wet sports kit. …see more
Large self catering detached cottage with own gardens, Panoramic Lake views in a tranquil location with no passing traffic ideal for familys and young children, A heated, security fenced pool , free WIFI is on site. Fishing in the adjoining lake is a must . …see more
Chocolate box thatched cottage with uninterrupted views across the Cotswold countryside. Quiet and relaxing with a lovely log fire, beautifully furnished and within minutes of the well known Falkland arms pub, all within the lovely Great Tew Esate.
Away from the bright lights, this has to be one of the finest cottages in the Cotswolds. …see more
Only 45 min from Reykjavik stands Brekka, a marvelous cottage at a great location with unique view on the sea. New house with geothermal floor heating, hot tub to gaze at the stars and the northern lights. Riding, hiking, fishing, golfing. Glass fiber internet & TV. Easy access to the beautiful nature sights of Borgarfjord. Vivid bird life all around. Hiking without limits …see more