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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Comfortable, well equipped, renovated, 2 bedroomed cottage, near Revel, with stunning views towards the Pyrenees. Free Wifi access and all linen and towels provided free of charge. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Easy access to Carcassonne and Toulouse Airports. …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
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
A fabulously romantic stone farmhouse with its own private garden and shared pool. Ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples looking for peace and tranquility. A short drive from Siena , Montalcino and the wine region. Wine tastings offered onsite in the historical cantina. Exclusive renovated hay loft with private garden, aircon and sweeping views of the surrounding Orcia valley. …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
Wing of 17th Century Farmhouse in spectacular traffic-free location down a country track one mile from the sea and the Jurassic Coast Path. Peace and tranquillity - a unique paradise in a timeless setting. This Grade II listed farmhouse is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. …see more
"Les Trois Anes" is a beautiful 300 year old Bearnaise farmhouse, offering high quality, self-catering, holiday accommodation . A perfect place to stay for families, couples or groups looking to enjoy the outdoor life in an unspoilt area of France. Bed & Breakfast also available - please contact us for availability.
Large farmhouse sleeps 9 with swimming pool in a rural location on the outskirts of Elvas in the Alentejo and 5 kms from the Spanish border. Good bird watching nearby. Local historic sites. Countryside walks. We used to run the Quinta as a bed and breakfast recommended in Alastair Sawday and on trip advisor. …see more
* Authentic French setting - Real France.
* Near to a train station. Regular trains to Toulouse (1 hour )
* Easy distance to 9 of France's official 'most beautiful' villages.
No smoking inside the house.
There is a travel cot available.
Wii consider 5-day breaks.
Cortijo Romero is a lovely old character farmhouse, built in traditional style, comfortable, homely with a small private pool The setting is beautiful, within walking distance of a small farming village, and with uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountain scenery A holiday of peace and relaxation with days by the pool, stargazing nights and an experience of real Spain. …see more
Romantic charm a picturesque medieval area , panoramic views overe the green wills of tuscany and umbria , fantastic sunset on the lake house. peace , colors , scents of this eart will make every vacation memorable and easy. The ideal place to spend a holiday in both nature and history surrounded by fields vineyards olive old woods …see more
La Finestra su Orvieto is a place of unique beauty, perfect for a vacation that includes relax, cultural and turistic excursions, country walks, bathing in the near Lake of Bolsena, sightseeing and shopping in the near city of Orvieto. This property has probably one of the best panoramic views in Italy. …see more
Independent country house surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills. Outside veranda with panoramic view, sun terrace with table, chairs and barbecue, swimming pool. A stone's throw from the major art cities of Tuscany (Florence, Pisa, Siena) Beautiful and relaxing place where you can breath the character of the farmhouse and enjoy nature. …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
Farmhouse near Monferrato, Asti, Torino and Casale Monferrato. Wine cantina, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, 2 livingrooms with DVD Player, hi-fi, playstation 2, and projector. Childrens' toys and books. Dvd's ,music cd's. 3 wood burning fires. Barolo, Barbaresco, Gavi. Additional WC on ground floor. …see more
The FRONT WING of PEN Y GRAIG. Comfortable & Spacious C19th Welsh Coastal Farmhouse with Wonderful Sea Views. 500m to Sandy Beach, Restaurant, Cafe, Pub and Coastal Footpath in Church Bay.
Private Garden with Picnic Table & BBQ
Open Coal Fire. The LOFT B&B A self contained barn apartment for 2, with sea views from the living room - is also available. …see more
A farmhouse in the Scottish Highlands in a quiet glen. Surrounded by land. Ideal touring centre. 7 miles from Loch Ness. Beaches, forests, castles, the west coast, Aviemore and the Cairngorms all within reach.
Sorry, no dogs. ADULTS/TEENS ONLY because of risks to children, water courses, horses etc. No smoking …see more
Self-catering Farmhouse, Sleeps 8, working hill farm, Kendal, Cumbria, Lake District, Walking, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Rural, Open Fire, Wooden Beams, Outdoors, We are a working hill farm, with sheep, lambs, cows, calves, free range hens and ducks. …see more
The Farmhouse is situated in the grounds of a country estate in Mid Wales overlooking the Dyfi Estuary, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, just 17 miles to the sea.
The garden is a wonderful place for children to explore and enjoy the wonders of nature PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE PET PER COTTAGE PER HOLIDAY IS WELCOME AT AN EXTRA CHARGE OF 30 POUNDS PER WEEK.
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
A large holiday home in South Pembrokeshire, this is a beautifully newly restored spacious and historic 18th century 'gentlemen's residence'. Convenient for exploring a score of South Pembrokeshire beaches all within 15 - 20 minutes and all nearby secret Waterway. For more check us out on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/GreatNashFarmHolidayCottages …see more
Tuscany self catering accomodation, between Lucca and Florence, in the tuscan countryside, large garden, scenary walking, relax and rural setting.Ideally located for touring all Tuscany, . Children pool
Holidays with children
200 year old barn with luxury accommodation, 4 bedrooms, 3 large showers and bath, superb outside space for eating and playing. Fantastic views over rolling countryside. 10 X 5 pool completely fenced for safety. Help yourself to salad and seasonal vegetables from our garden.
We can babysit or drive you to restaurants. …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 beautiful well equipped and furnished home ideal for families. Downstairs under floor heating, reception room with wood burning stove; second reception offers a double sofa bed. Upstairs; 2 double bedrooms one with ensuite, 2 twin and a family bathroom with spa bath. Fab showers! Loads of games and DVD's to entertain when you're not exploring. …see more
Live the dream of an idyllic holiday in a typical old farmstead situated in a valley nestling in forested hills .Carregal has been licenced by the local authority and complies with "Alojamento Local" (local accommodation) Health and Safety requirements.
Relax and Enjoy Discover the real Portugal.River, lake, walking,riding and cultural activities, all within easy distances. …see more
Quiet sunny countryside house in the natural park of Portugal's south west coast .Offering some of south europe's most unspoilt coastal region.Idea for anyone who love nature the sun,& peace. perfect for painters , writers & photographers One of the safest most frendl regions i know please come & see for you self. …see more
Beautiful renovated 16th century detached farmhouse with many original features,in a lovely rural setting on the edge of the forest of Mayenne, close to many attractions with golf course and water park nearby.
Large accommodation for up to 8 people. …see more
The beautiful two storey Coach House sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate and is perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm and in the surrounds.
Sea views, Sleeps up to 8 (4 bedrooms), Nearest beach 600 mtrs, WIFI, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, ,Linen provided, Secure parking, Local amenities, Suitable for children of all ages & people with restricted mobility,
English owners Lovely relaxing house. 4 bedroom 2 lounges large private garden 600 mtrs from the first beach. Child safe …see more
Paradise Made in Périgord:
• In our Farmhouse Nested in the woods in a very quiet area built along a Path
• Close to lovely Medieval town of Sarlat
• Flexible solutions of Accommodation suitable for 2 to 16 persons
+ an Heated Pool (5x10m 28°C/82°F) from May to Oct • All Inclusive Tariff & adapted to your needs
• Many Services included
• We'll Welcome you as our Friends …see more
Activity or relaxed break? Large farmhouse - own secluded private 10x5m pool & terrace near the Gironde estuary beaches & relaxed restaurants of Meschers & St George. (self contained Gite also available - see listings ) . Royan, Saintes, La Rochellx & Cognac are nearby. water sports are available at Royan plus Fishing,Golf,Tennis,Tree climbing, cycling & horse riding nearby …see more
Romantic Tuscan Ancient Villa & Farmhouse in undiscovered Mugello valley offering tranquil relaxing holiday away from it all.
Owner are happy to prepare a delicious typical Tuscan dinners al fresco on the garden
Florence just 40Km & Siena 110Km
Private pool …see more
*OCT HALF TERM STILL AVAILABLE * Wonderful mountain views * 100 acre farm * Away from any roads * Big private gardens * Woodburner * Large bathroom * Free Wifi * Wooden Playhouse * Childrens toys & books * Tyre Swing * Gas BBQ * Large parking area * Lots of Wildlife * * 5 mins drive from a village with shop, butchers, fish & chips, pubs serving food * 25 mins from the M50 * …see more
The BACK WING of PEN Y GRAIG. Comfortable & Spacious C19th Welsh Coastal Farmhouse with Wonderful Sea Views. 500m to Sandy Beach, Restaurant, Cafe, Pub and Coastal Footpath in Church Bay.
Private Garden & Patio with Picnic Table & BBQ
Wood Burning Stove. The LOFT B&B a self contained barn apartment for 2, with sea views from the living room - is also available. …see more
A Farmhouse with pool in the middle of the beautiful Burga vally between the olive trees, with a lot of privacy and magnificent views over the environment. The cottage is at 3 km from El Perelló and 9 km from the beach. Dogs are welcome! …see more