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.
The ideal location for a relaxing rural getaway. Set in the idyllic Normandy countryside, the farmhouse can easily accommodate up to 9 guests at a time, staying in the four modernly furnished bedrooms, with private swimming pool, garden and tennis courts. …see more
The Crinan Canal is a wonderful and scenic waterway and is sometimes called 'The most beautiful shortcut in Britain'Arrive any day. Stay a week or come for a short break - and relax. Wonderful scenery for walking and bike trails. Great for children to enjoy the country Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Ideal for walking, cycling, sailing, hill climbing, bird watching, fishing. …see more
Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water.
Lie in and have independents in the mornings
Enjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England
Central to the shopping, holiday entertainments, ancient and modern buildings within an hour of the Site
Villa Tamerza is a large, chalet-style house in the heart of the French Pyrenees. It can accommodate up to 12 guests in its five bedrooms and offers all the facilities expected of a high-quality holiday rental, including a swimming pool and tennis court. …see more
A tranquil and well-appointed luxury log cabin with views across the Cotswolds yet with easy access to London and the A40, Coomb Cottage is the perfect country getaway for walking, touring, biking or just soaking up the sunsets and recharging the batteries. …see more
Comfortable, peaceful retreat in heart of beautiful countryside with wonderful views.Ideal location,set in 30 acres including tennis court,grounds and ancient woodland with walks.Good local pubs/rests.Excellent walking, Bird watching & Historic houses/gardens closeby. Idyllic, relaxing location in glorious countryside, overlooking pond. Tennis court in grounds. …see more
Three bedrooms with a double bed and single in the first bedroom, a double bed in the second bedroom and a single bed in the third bedroom. Bathroom upstairs with Bath, Shower and Toilet. Additional toilet downstairs …see more
Set among the Lincolnshire Wolds Bainvalley Cottages are a charming retreat and ideal base for keen walkers and cyclists to explore this unspoilt area of the UK.Golfers can visit the world class golf course, the outdoor lido and Kinema in the Wood in nearby Woodhall Spa We are both members of Woodhall Spa Golf Club and can take visitors to enjoy the challenging course. …see more
Beautiful, holiday cottage situated high on a hillside with magnificent views of the Cotswolds and Malverns. Surrounded by gardens, woodland and vineyard. Onsite tennis court and award winning village with great food. Close to Shakespeare's Stratford and the Cotswolds. …see more
A pretty converted stone barn with a stunning view over the Wye Valley and beyond. Ideal for 2 or 3 people with its comfortable living area, 2 bedrooms and patio. Cosy in winter with woodburning stove. Dogs welcome, with paths leading from the door. . The local good food pub is a short stroll away. …see more
The Clocktower cottage offers self catering accommodation in a converted stable block, dating back to 1820. Red brick walls, exposed timbers, and polished wooden floors furnished with antique pine furniture creating a rural yet exceptionally comfortable and relaxed atmo …see more
A lovely family villa sleeping 8 + cots in the hills around Caldas de Monchique above the Algarve coast. Offering a large private heated swimming pool, private tennis court and set within two hectares of grounds. Close to many championship golf courses and beaches. Private tennis court
Large private heated swimming pool
Extensive grounds …see more
Romantic holiday cottage situated high on a hillside with magnificent views of the Cotswolds and Malverns. Surrounded by gardens, woodland and vineyard. Onsite tennis court and award winning village with great food. Close to Shakespeare's Stratford and the Cotswolds. …see more
Beautiful 1 bedroom cottage located in the grounds of a country house with easy access to Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland and lovely local walks. Surrounded by ancient woodlands and limestone paving, this is a haven for bird watchers, and walkers TENNIS COURT
Shooting can be arranged at an extra cost
There are also stables at Curwen Woods …see more
Our three individual apartments offer comfort, character and charm for your short break or longer stay. The quality beds ensure a good nights sleep and the accommodation is well fitted out with full kitchen, central Heating T.V., CD , and DAB Radio. Lovely grounds with pet sheep&chickens.For further information please see our website - hermitholidays.co.uk …see more
Only one hour from Paris, the Iris cottage is a very romantic and quiet house. Great to visit Paris, climb, walk in the forest or relax. Its lounge bedroom has a stone fireplace. It's self catering on a 20000 sqm property with park, wood and tennis court on the spot.
The charming property, is in the middle of the countryside in preserved and peaceful surroundings. …see more
Flat with panoramic views in a medieval house in the centre of the village. In the terrace you can sunbathe or have your meals under the sun. The sea is a 20 minutes drive from the flat. Shops and restaurants are a 2-3 minutes walk from the flat. …see more
Farmhouse located on the farm of 13 ha. olive, almond and pine forest. It has pool, garden, boules, barbecue, tennis court, basketball, 8 bedrooms, equipped kitchen and TV room. Hope to see you soon...Thanks for your interest in Casa Gran. …see more
This is Apartment 8 on third floor
One of eleven inexpensive well appointed apartments in a Pyrenean mountain village close to the French/Spanish border and a twisty drive to the Mediterranean sea together with a choice of airports - Perpignan, Girona and Barcelona. Some of the facilities are municipal such as the swimming pools and tennis courts - in excellent condition. …see more
IF YOU RENT OUR HOUSE IN LOW SEASON OR MID SEASON, SHOW YOU HOW TO PREPARE A DELICIOUS PAELLA COMPLETELY FREE, OR DEVELOP 5 DIFFERENT TAPAS. Do you think we're in the center of Andalucia, within a Natural Park, where you can visit the main Andalusia …see more
Luxurious Country House set in the stunning countryside of the Kentish Weald featuring swimming pool and tennis court. Five star standard throughout with cinema projector and screen, perfect for film nights. 6 bedroom house near Tenterden and Cranbrook Kent/East Sussex. Surrounded in an oasis of English countryside with stunning views across the Weald. A large rural retreat UK …see more
Situated on the Orange Blossom Coast of Turkey, the property is a generous 3 bed semi that sleeps up to 8. On a secure site with 2 large pools, tennis court, basket ball court and football pitch. Close to beach, mountains, Ephesus and the Greek island of Samos. …see more
We have everything you need to disconnect and enjoy your holidays with maximum privacy and tranquility: swimming pool, tennis court, fronton court, gardens, orchard, field, horseback riding ring ... it also offer stables so you can bring your own horse. Our house is ideal for children, they will be able to move freely and play outdoor in our sports facilities. …see more
Superb accomodation in grounds of Chateau , heated pool , covered (15m), April to November, tennis, forest, (with trails) ,lake , plus a private walled garden; sandy beaches and golf courses are a short drive away. Ideal for families, groups,reunions, and celebrations For larger groups extra accomodation is available in the Chateau. The pool can be covered open April-Novembe …see more
Set in six beautiful hectares of parkland and gardens, and surrounded by unspoiled rolling countryside, this luxury chambres d’hôtes in the heart of the Dordogne offers a spacious home away from home experience, at very affordable prices.
The Cartlodge is a fabulously converted single storey farm building, situated in a courtyard setting with private garden. It is designed to really give the wow factor, sympathetically combining old world green oak beams with high-spec, luxurious contemporary styling. New for Winter 2013 - King size double bed just installed! …see more
Luxury French Farmhouse with Tennis Court and Private Swimming Pool in South West France, near Cordes sur Ciel and Albi. Perfect family holiday home with newly built tennis court and large private swimming pool both for sole use. …see more
The villa is ideal for a family or group of friends who are looking for complete relaxation and privacy.
A large overflow swimming pool, 4 large en-suites bedrooms, Tennis Court which doubles a secure play area for children and walking paths to mountains and sea. Located in the lovely Lapta village and within easy reach of local beaches and the famous Kyrenia Harbour. …see more
An authentic “Molise experience” is just waiting to be discovered, with a relaxing, peaceful stay in the comfort of this historic family's country residence. The flat is self-catering, however breakfast and other meals can be provided on request. During a stay on the estate, it is possible to book activities such as horse riding, recreational fishing... …see more
One bedroom fully furnished apartment just 500m from the gondola station. All appliances and cutlery/crockery. The best 4* complex in Bansko and 5mins walk to the slopes and centre of town. Apt looks over outdoor pool and faces the sun. Perfect for summer and winter. …see more
Perfect for a 'get away from it all' break in Strangford. Relax and unwind at this traditional cottage property with stunning views. Or get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the local area and all the activities it has to offer. …see more
Peace and tranquillity prevails in this beautiful luxury villa with private pool and tennis court and views over the shimmering sea. Great value for a large group of people or two families, yet cosy enough for a couple. …see more
Our beautiful Villa Stolovi is located in a secluded area on a hill Slivno Ravno near small town Klek, 80 km away from Dubrovnik. Included massage pool, tennis court, a wine cellar... ideal for groups of friends and Inter unforgettable holiday in a magical setting. Imposing stone villa in lovely southern Croatian region, for a relaxing holiday in a special ambient! …see more
Sleeps 8. 4 bedroom villa. Casa Vista Alta is a large detached villa set within landscaped gardens with a heated pool, Tennis court and stunning sea views. Not on a complex and not overlooked, Casa Vista Alta is the ideal place for a peaceful secluded family holiday. Fantastic Views
Secluded and peaceful
Spacious country house, standing in 3 acres of lawned grounds, tennis court and heated swimming pool. The perfect location for families or groups who wish to enjoy both the countryside and beaches of Normandy. …see more
Les Cardayres, is an ancient stone farmhouse with its own large swimming pool (towels provided), and newly resurfaced tennis court, table tennis, and table football tables. Les Cardayres, is an ancient stone farmhouse with its own large swimming pool, and tennis court. …see more
Luxury Villas Costa Brava : Welcome to a luxury estate in Costa Brava dedicated to the style of the fifties. Breath in the fresh air deeply, as you are in nature´s lap, among the forests, lightened gardens and manicured lawns. …see more
A beautiful large country house with masses of character set in big secluded gardens with private swimming pool, sports court. and yoga studio. Easy access to Granada, Malaga, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda. Ideal for family reunions and celebrations. Catering available. 2013:“Fantastic holiday the whole family really enjoyed","Wonderful",“Perfect vacation from start to finish” …see more
Set in a natural valley surrounded by mountains, a river and activities including hiking, biking and adventure and historic tours. This artistic, historic and peaceful villa has a pool and a private beach nearby, Delicious food, wonderful service with staff. Treehouse is a unique villa on the magical Good Hope Plantation in Trelawny, 40 minutes form MBJ airport …see more
Family room. peaceful, mountain views. Near shops and a village. Private pool. North Portugal. Tennis court. Table tennis. Family friendly. Private parking. Maid. 15 minutes from the beaches. Close to city. Near airport. Fully equipped kitchen. En-suit. Shower/bath.1ha. …see more
Edmonston House is near to the River Tweed three miles from the market town of Kelso. Sleeps 6 -14. 5 bedrooms. Discounts for 6 sharing. Tennis court, table tennis,fishing,lovely walks, Sky TV, wifi. Booking on line and rates on my website - kelsocottages.co.uk Perfect for fishing parties, hen parties or a base for exploring the Scottish Borders. Weekends or weeks. …see more
Set right above the Tâmega river with sensational views, private pool and tennis court a delightful garden and furnished with great style and flair- this is the perfect location for total relaxation. A truly memorable holiday is guaranteed. …see more
This Bed and breakfast has been completely renovated and modernized for your comfort in 2006 , Mas Jonquer is a special place from where you will be able to enjoy and discover this beautiful area.
This country house has farming and cattle-raising origins dating from th …see more
Garden Bank Cottage, near Kelso, is on an organic farm in the Scottish Borders. It has wonderful views across the Tweed valley.
A perfect cottage for fishermen and families. It has a wood burning stove, bbq, oil c / h, garden furniture and all weather tennis court. …see more
Quite and spacious three bedroom cottage, with panoramic mountain views. The sunsets can be spectacular. A great base for rambling, cycling and bird watching or for touring Scotland. Close to historic Stirling, and to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Private garden and use of hard tennis court. Good pubs, cafes and shops in three local villages. …see more
Luxury Château - Heated Swimming Pool, Flood-lit Tennis Court, Sleeps 20 (+4 in Pigeonnier),
Elevator Lift, 6 Double Bedrooms (en-suite), 4 Single Bedrooms,
2 extra Bedrooms, additional WCs & showers, Laundry,
Small Chapel, Two Grand Pianos, 4 reception rooms, WiFi. Drawing Room, Dining Room,
Kitchen with Dishwashers, Fridge/Icemaker, Microwave.
Maid Service included. …see more