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.
Large, open kitchen with aga, roll top copper bath, romantic mezzanine bedroom, real fires and log burners, large vaulted ceiling Master bedroom with adjoining roof terrace for early morning breakfast or a bit of night time star gazing, 3 acres of land and gardens. Voted one of the best places to stay in Cheshire 2013!
Beautiful farm house set in rural countryside, fully modernised yet retaining old features. Close to golf course and great local pub. Ideal for family get-togethers. on the same site is a cottage that sleeps 6 and a one bedroomed cottage that is wheel chair friendly. …see more
*Cosy winter breaks around the woodburner * Wonderful mountain views * 100 acre farm * Away from any roads * Big private gardens * Large bathroom * Free Wifi * Wooden Playhouse * Childrens toys & books * Tyre Swing * Lots of Wildlife * Great winter walking* * 5 mins drive from a village with shop, butchers, fish & chips, pubs serving food * 25 mins from the M50 * …see more
Excellent location for large family holiday. Own private driveway well away from road so safe for children to play and private for guests. Well behaved pets welcome - we have several large paddocks, a wooded area and a stream all available for the use of guests. Change over day is normally Saturday but if requested we can be flexible if bookings allow. …see more
The views are splendid - the sea to the south, Mt Etna to the north east and wild and natural countryside to the west. The sun shines from sunrise to sunset by the swimming pool and the covered terrace is ideal for al fresco dining. …see more
Manor Farmhouse comprises of three buildings. The main farmhouse is a traditional 15th Century thatched timber framed property sleeping 7 guests along with 2 other characterful properties: Stable Cottage sleeping 6 guests and The Barn sleeping 5 guests. The perfect end destination to meet with family and friends in very tranquil and relaxed surroundings. …see more
Fabulous 5 bedroom farmhouse Rural location, 6.5 acres of secluded landscaped gardens. 12 x 6m heated salt water pool. Spacious open living, 3 twins and 2 large en-suite ground floor super king bedrooms. Beautiful location for a great holiday! Super child friendly The best recommendation? Guests returning year after year..... Drop us a line today! …see more
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms 3 ensuite
2 sitting rooms
Large dining room
5 TVs and DVD
Wii, ipod dock, CD
Hot tub, croquet
Stable for horses
2 Village pubs …see more
A relaxing, peaceful property set within 10 acres of beautiful Dordogne countryside near Brantome. With plenty of activities close by you can either spend the day relaxing by the pool, or visit the many markets and beautiful French villages in the area. We have bikes for our guests.. There is a also a trampoline pool table, table tennis, boules, table football …see more
Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a stunning farmhouse set in unspoilt Normandy with beautiful gardens which lead to a magnificent private 10m heated pool. Close to quiet sandy beaches, it is superbly equipped and is the ideal retreat for a family holiday or a special celebration. Full central heating and open log fire. WiFi internet access. Outdoor dining and games room. …see more
La Germainiere is a magnificent honey coloured stone farmhouse peacefully set in unspoilt rural Normandy. It has six bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. The beautiful gardens lead to a private heated 10m pool on the lower lawns. Close to quiet sandy beaches. Full central heating and open log fire. WiFi internet access. Outdoor dining and games room. …see more
Activity or relaxed break? Large farmhouse - own secluded pool & terrace near the Gironde estuary beaches & relaxed restaurants of Meschers & St George. (self contained Gite also available - see listings) . Royan, Saintes, La Rochelle & Cognac are nearby. water sports are available at Royan plus Fishing,Golf,Tennis,Tree climbing, cycling & horse riding nearby …see more
This large renovated farmhouse is set in a peaceful hamlet surrounded by countryside. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a double sofabed in the downstairs TV room. It has a very large garden and terrace, together with trampoline, swingset and sandpit. …see more
An absolutely stunning 4 bedroom farmhouse with private heated pool. Perfect location for all to come and enjoy the food, wine, sun and peaceful atmosphere of the Gers. The property & pool area have an extraordinary position with a truly panoramic view of the Pyrenees. …see more
Country retreat Farmhouse newly refurbished with swimming pool. Beautiful panoramic views in a peaceful location. Private location but only 10 minutes walk to the vibrant, well equipped village. Ideal for families or large groups. Ideal location to experience the best of the French countryside in the Dordogne & Poitou-Charente. …see more
About 30 minutes drive into the mountains takes you to St Lary which offers lots of outdoor activities such as Canyoning, Paragliding and rafting. Alternatively the spa at Loudenville is great for relaxation and therapy treatments. We holiday with friends each year and Towels and linen are included and changed weekly.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.
The Masseria is a hidden gem a perfect place to enjoy a private holiday not too far away from touristic adventures With Alex Julia and Tony discretely living in their villa close to the masseria, on hand for any advice if needed …see more
Casa Barile - farmhouse and barn with private solar heated swimming pool set in 5 acres of Tuscan countryside. Stunning mountain views and walks. Sleeps 10+ 2 cots. Ideal for holidays with friends and extended family. Near to Lucca, Barga and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. …see more
Beautifully renovated 4/5 bedroom farmhouse/barn conversion. Sleeps up to 8. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the lovely Pays d'Auge area of Calvados. Splendid isolation and breathtaking views yet only a few miles from the nearest market town. Beautifully renovated 4/5 bedroom farmhouse/barn conversion. Sleeps up to 8. …see more
Peaceful and secluded location with wonderful views. Close to the ancient towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Child and dog friendly. Sorry we do not accept bookings from groups where the average age is below 30. …see more
Le Regnac is so light and airy - so refreshing and comfortably furnished and superbly equipped. Nestled in a secluded hamlet very near Riberac with stupendous views of the countryside, the villa has 3 bedrooms - the master bedroom has a queen size bed with an en-suite bath and shower and separate dressing room, a double bedroom and a twin-bedded room sharing a separate family bathroom with walk in shower. Cosy, comfortable, homely - this farmhouse has everything. Retaining its original stone walls, the villa comprises a unique opportunity for friends and families to share together in this peaceful idyllic setting for that well -earned, relaxing home away f …see more
Domaine Estaviale is a breathtaking property set on a hillside far away from neighbours with unrivalled views. The white stone farmhouse is packed with charm. There is a large 15m pool, 80 acres of private grounds, and a private fishing lake exclusively for guests. Total privacy, owners do not live on site. Amazing all round views make this a spectacular place to stay. …see more
"The Harvest Moon" holiday house, is a Tuscan country mansion with a spectacular pool overlooking the boundless valley. The whole property is available for more comfort and privacy. The whole property is available for more confort and privacy. …see more
Sleeps 8-10, 7.5m Pool Detached, private, well equipped family farmhouse, has 4 double bedrooms (one on ground floor) situated in idyllic Normandy with 25km views of the Vire Valley but only 20 mins drive to sandy beaches. Detached, private farmhouse, Sleeps10, 8m Pool. , 4 dbl bedrooms 25km views 20 mins sandy beaches. …see more
Located in the tranquil hamlet of Los Berbeles, surrounded by olive, almond and orange groves, Casa de Colores is rural Spain with a touch of Moroccan/rustic opulence. Your own private piece of heaven with a secluded private pool. Peaceful and luxurious. …see more
THE ENTIRE SITE HAS BEEN BUILT TO MEET BIO-CONSTRUCTION CRITERIA, THE ROOMS
ARE ALL BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS.
THE ROOF, WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE ALL CONSTRUCTED FROM WALNUT WOOD AND THE
RUSTIC STYLE FURNITURE PROVIDES A WARM AND COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE.
FREE on site children's activities!
Traditional family farmhouse set in spacious grounds with a well-maintained, mature garden. Just beyond Dublin, on main bus route to city centre. Lots of free on site family activities. Bottle feed the kid goats and pet lambs. Ind This house is an ideal for workers coming to work on projects in Dublin.
Corporate let welcome ample par
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
La Maison du Lac is a five bedroom, very large, traditional French farmhouse which has been beautifully renovated. The house and grounds are very spacious and well equipped. Stunning views of the large saltwater pool and lake are seen from the al fresco dinning area. Relax, enjoy, eat, swim, read, visit and play! …see more
Beautiful Spacious18th Century Farmhouse, barn, outbuildings and large pool set in the village of Saulieres on the Dordogne River, 5mins. drive from the market town of Argentat in the department of the Correze.
Sleeps 12 + Cot Picturesque village setting, en-suite accommodation, private pool with walks & woodland behind. …see more
La Maison Seronera is a large, beautifully renovated French farmhouse, which includes all modern facilities, yet still retains many character features. It has a huge garden with private swimming pool and is perfect for families. …see more
Lovely Charentaise Farmhouse set in the heart of rural France. This centuries old stone farmhouse is set in its own grounds of almost ten acres. It has been renovated by the present English owners to a high standard and has four pretty bedrooms. …see more
A charming detached Farm Cottage with large enclosed garden and play equipment situated in a rural setting. Just a short walk to a safe sandy beach. Its only a ten minute walk to the harbourside town centre, with seafront restaurants, bars, market place and shops. …see more
Located in 25 acres of unspoilt countryside, just minutes from the stunning North Wales coast and A55 Chester/Conwy . 4 Bedroom self catering holiday accommodation with private parking and garden, can sleep up to 14 people plus baby cots. …see more
Casa Renzo is a recently renovated farmhouse which offers modern amenities in a clean and comfortable environment. There is a private pool overlooking the rolling hills for your exclusive use. The house is well equipped to accommodate you through your stay. Bellisimo! We had breakfast on the verander, lunch beneath it ,and supper by the pool watching the sunset .....perfect! …see more
Three kms from Montresor, Village classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Near the famous Beauval zoo and the beautiful chateaux. Old farmhouse with a big shared pool coated with marble powder. Australian designer (14 metres) Possible to rent the who Wine tasting, cooking lessons, bike rides and the Leonardo da Vinci's chateau. La Bouquetiere is situated am …see more
Former farm building lovingly restored in traditional style, set on the edge of the historic medieval hillside village of San Dalmazio. Full of homely character and ideal for authentic Tuscan experience. Sleeps up to 8, in 2 bedrooms and a separate annexe building. The local market town of Pomerance is about 8km away, and has all facilities. …see more
Sitting room,woodburner full ch. Large kitchen+ double bedroom + en-suite shower room +wc. Upstairs 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. bathroom. Tv freeview with dvd . Wifi zone. All mod cons enclosed garden . Ample parking . 2 Pets.No smoking. Bed linen available
Idyllic farmhouse with beautiful surrounding countryside in most tranquil part of South Shropshire …see more
Cosy farm house with large log burner, ideal for a winter break. An exceptional home, recently renovated to provide contemporary holiday accommodation with full central heating. Local pubs serving great food and Italian coffee.
Late Christmas offer available now. Flexible bed space-2 zip & link beds. Shallow pond and 10 steps to entrance. Cot/high chair on request.
The apartment is very suitable for families or groups of friends (4-6 people) who have a car and want to do a tour of Tuscany.
We take care of our guests needs and help them to make their holidays unforgettable ! We wait for Your at Cappannelle Holiday House! The apartment is very suitable for families (4-6 people) who have a car and want to do a tour of Tuscany.. …see more
Self Catering Tuscan farmhouse with 4 large bedrooms in a cozy hamlet immersed in the surrounding countryside. Lovely shared pool. Al-fresco private garden dining and stunning views. Perfect for families with children! Wine tasting and cooking classes on site. The Pheasant farmhouse is the original house of the this antique hamlet surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills. …see more
Apartment or house with or without breakfast (vegetarian) in the beautiful Sierra with sauna Old stone house well renovated eco-friendly, very comfortable and as a base for holidays on the Route of the Cisters, with fantastic views from the Pyrenees to coastal Tarragona Cistercian monasteries nearby plus great views, caves, Modernist wine bodegas, original Gaudi architecture. …see more
Sunny and charming character house from the 18th century with Mount Etna view, sits atop a hill in the middle of its own vineyard - idyllic and secluded setting with lovely walled in courtyard. The shared pool is only an easy stroll down the road. …see more
Le Torteau is a very charming old converted farmhouse perched between the Dordogne and the Loire valleys. . Situated in the scenic rolling countryside of the Brenne National Park. Quality with charm. Free wifi …see more
Character Farmhouse, beautifully set within peaceful countryside.Only 5 minutes from the beach and coastal paths. Furnished to a high specification. Sleeping people10 in 5 Bedrooms. Cot available. Dogs welcome. Charm in Abundance. Surrounded by Wildlife. Peaceful and Accessible. The Best of Countryside and Sea! …see more
Uniquely situated this quaint farmhouse 10mins Brecey is only an hour away from Mont St Michelle, Bayeux, Caen and Rennes with near by historic towns of Avaranches, St Hilaire and Villedieu les poel less than 30 mins drive likewise the beaches of west Manch peninsular La Belle Etoile is surrounded by trees adding to the privacy, but also a sanctuary for many species of birds …see more