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.
Porpora is a studio of about 45 sqm very elegantly furnished, the leading colour is red.The night area with a large bed is separated from the living area by a wall. In the living area there are two spare beds + a folding bed and a kitchenette facing the blossoming patio We only have 3 units for rent (max 10 guests)
This is the perfect place for parties or for single families …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.
Situated near the centre of the village in a quiet side street you are within walking distance of several bars and restaurants, post office, chemist, medical centre, bank, church, supermarket and butchers. …see more
Stunning hilltop villa set amongst very large private grounds. Under 45 minutes from the Silver Coast, under 2 hrs drive from Porto or Lisbon airports.Private pool & badminton court, Spa treatments, wi-fi, BBQ & al fresco dining areas, relaxation for all ages! Discover Real Portugal, with walks, historical attractions, restaurants, bars & river beaches nearby. …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
Modern Self Catering Apartment in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands. Walking trails and fishing close by. Great facilities for families, fishing enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists and anyone wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of Fermanagh and its visitor attractions. Golf, water-sports, equine pursuits and other outdoor activities are all available within a short drive. …see more
The house setting is paradise where you can relax and unwind or use as a base to explore this amazing region. In the Minho region you will find a bit of everything along the way so there is something for everyone. …see more
Traditional stone built house situated in the village of Plonevez du Faou in the heart of Finistere.The property is situated within 10 km of pretty market town of Chateauneuf du Faou with River Aulne running through centre. Pentrez beach within one hour drive. Prices include bed linen, towels and final cleaning …see more
If it's a peaceful, relaxing rural retreat you're after then The Bothy is the place for you. Perfectly placed for exploring all that the Scottish Highlands have to offer whether golf, fishing, walking, wildlife or whisky, it's all on your doorstep in beautiful Moray. …see more
Spacious open plan modern self catering apartment, Kalkan, Turkey. Sleeps 6, air conditioned. Poolside, gardens, spacious sun terrace.
harbour, rooftop restaurants, shops, beach. Transport, boat hire. historical sites, sandy beaches nearby. Quiet and unspoilt.
. No 1 is stone clad , this keeps the heat out in the day time & in at night if required . sunny aspects 100% …see more
Our holiday home is located in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of the small town of Polis. Situated on Chrysochous bay with it's sparkling blue waters and close proximity to the stunning Akamas National Park, it makes an ideal base for relaxing or exploring. …see more
Large heated swimming pool. English TV. Set in private grounds. Close to river with beach and many chateaux, vineyards, restaurants and cycling etc. Easy access to A10 motorway. Airport & TGV within 30 mins. …see more
La Chouette is one of the 3 cottages which are situated on the small estate Of Domaine La Cabane (6 acres) . So ideal for a family with children, because there will be other children around in summer,, but never too many, so your peace and quietness is also guaranteed …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
Well situatered 4* cottage [last graded 1st Apr 2014 by visit Wales] 3 miles outside the historic town of Caernarfon not far from Snowdonia National Park and Dinas Dinlle blue flag beach, [ dog friendly] on the North Wales coast., Asda and tesco deliveries accepted and perishable put away, get off to a quick start to your holiday. …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
Storehouse Cottage is a 18th century stone cottage with best views in Wales which has recently been fully renovated to update it to the 21st century, whilst retaining the old world charm. The cottage is constructed of locally mined stone with walls nearly 2 foot thick. Storehouse boasts some of the best views in Wales. Pets welcome with a mountain at the rear to walk. …see more
A characterful detached converted barn with a wealth of original features, hidden away in "forgotten Cornwall". Uniquely located between the North & South Cornish coast whilst offering a quiet rural retreat. Sleeps up to 4 people, private garden and patio. The mile long sandy beach of Praa Sands & Hendra is only 5 minutes' drive away from this relaxing hideaway. …see more
Comfortable, well equipped holiday cottage for up to 6 people. Located on the coast in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Only 250 metres from Freshwater beach and the Coastal Path. Very reasonable rates. A great base for families, outdoor activities and relaxation. …see more
A beautifully renovated intimate Filey holiday property for two people in the North Yorkshire Moors, close to the beach and rural enough to allow you to get away from it all. All the little extras included to make your stay memorable. Dogs more than welcome, bowls and chews provided …see more
A high quality, comfortable apartment ideal for relaxing or as a base for exploring the eastern Algarve, Ria Formosa and SW Spain. Close to a range of beaches, golf courses and the delights of Tavira but far enough away to just chill, relax and soak up the sunny weather Fully serviced apartment. Local, native english speaker will meet you on arrival. Unlimited WiFi available. …see more
Warm and inviting detached cottage in conservation area of a lovely village. It is close to beautiful beaches and the stunning old fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Only 10 miles from St Andrews & Edinburgh only an hour away. Lots of things to see and do. Ideally situated for activities such as golf, walking, cycling & water sports. Or just curl up with a book! …see more
Listed traditional 2 bedroom cottage, built in 1828 in the small hamlet of Bogmoor, located 3 miles from Fochabers which is in the heart of the Morayshire Whiskey trail and a mile from the famous Salmon populated River Spey. Property benefits from a large secluded rear garden, with off road parking. …see more
Le Heron 1 studio provides extremely affordable but comfortable accommodation for 2 people (more is possible) within the Le Cormier holiday facility, set in 10 acres of unspoilt countryside and formerly a working farm dating back to around the 17th century. SPECIAL WINTER RATES NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2014. NO INCREASE ON 2013 RATES FOR OTHER PERIODS. …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
Character cottage on historic estate with log fire, exposed beams and traditional farmhouse furniture. Perfect central location for seeing South Wales' best attractions - a fairy tale setting on a peaceful farm and yet close to all modern amenities. Hafod Y Wennol is only five miles from the M4 motorway. Less time travelling - more time holidaying! …see more
Idyllic rural retreat in the green hills of County Down. Close to famous Mourne Mountains, the shores of Carlingford Lough, Newry, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. Within 90 minute drive from Dublin and Belfast airports. …see more
Spacious & full of character, located down a quiet lane in beautiful Eskdale, the hidden jewel in the English lake district National Park. Shop, Inns & narrow gauge railway all close by. Cleaned by the owners. Ideal area to enjoy the great outdoors without the crowds! Short breaks available throughout the year.
Discount of £40 for booking 2 weeks.
Lowest prices in Eskdale! …see more
Cottage in beautiful rural location set amongst olive groves with lovely views, shared swimming pool, private terrace's, near Lake at Iznajar with sandy beach. 2 Bedrooms,Sleeps 4/5. Easy access to Granada & Cordoba.
Airports 45 & 60 mins. …see more
The Peak District offers an area of natural beauty, natural heritage, and wonderful landscapes and opportunities to experience tranquility and quiet; and dark night skies. A perfect location for those seeking active leisure, culture and relaxation and thrill seekers. With spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind in a wonderful peaceful setting. …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
NEW JUNE 2013 Ardenia is situated in the delightful village of Appleton Wiske, close to the North Yorks moors and easily accessible from the A19. Sleeping 2/3 people, the bungalow is light and spacious. A conservatory and fenced patio area overlook garden and fields. …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
The Pilkington Apartment, designed for couples, is only six miles from Gleneagles Hotel and 500 metres from town centre of Crieff. Fishing, golf, skiing, walking, shopping all available close by. Luxurious accommodation, totally self-contained, with private parking. The Pilkington Apartment is the perfect place to kick back and relax - modern comfort with classic style. …see more
The farm is conveniently situated 3 miles from the historic market town of Ruthin and 1 mile from Rhewl village and the Drovers Arms pub.
Snowdonia - 1 hour's drive
Chester – half an hour's drive
Bala – 22 miles
Rhyl -18 miles
Llangollen – 17 miles …see more
Everything you need for a relaxing, tranquil holiday with wonderful views, traditional food and hospitality is here waiting for you. We can also arrange transfer or car hire which can be waiting for you at the airport. We look forward to welcoming you. …see more
Quiet, spacious Edwardian house and garden on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park between Malham, Skipton, Grassington and Settle. Beautiful views in all directions. Excellent for the outdoor enthusiast, close to the Pennine Way. Just 1 mile from the A65.
There is a piano, music, books, wooden puzzles, dominoes, cards, solitaire & some games for rainy days …see more
Ideal for couples or small families looking for real country location.
Rambling, cycling or walking is easy and safe. One hour
from coast of Deauville and honfleur, Paris 90 minutes by train. D-Day
sites 90 minutes. Charming town of Orbec has the best croissants!
Relaxing, quiet, calm and tranquil best describes this location. Walk to nearby beaches, rivers, bars and restaurants. Watch the natural wildlife or paint a picture. Whatever you makes your holiday dreams come true, we know you will love it here. Almost anything you need to make your stay enjoyable can be arranged for you. Car Hire, transfers etc. …see more
The Courtyard Cottage offers a suite of four ground floor rooms just 1 mile from Marlborough. Cozy and private with home from home comforts. Visit Avebury, Stonehenge, Bath, Marlborough, Oxford and Salisbury, or enjoy the neigboring ridgeway walks and cycle paths. …see more
Completely refurbished medieval half timbered house furnished to a high standard whilst still retaining many authentic features such as timbered beams and granite fireplaces. La Croix D'Or offers a unique townhouse holiday let experience with modern luxuries included. …see more
This beautiful cottage offers spacious accommodation with modern touches whilst not spoiling it's ambience or character. The small and friendly hamlet is surrounded by open countryside and farmland offering a peaceful and tranquil setting. Mezy Bian is ideally located for exploring the many attractions Brittany has to offer. …see more
Beautifully restored stone-built cottages boasting underfloor heating and green energy heat pumps. Located on the lower slopes of Moel Siabod,our cottages are former quarrymen's dwellings and retain their original charm. The views from our cottages are unrivalled. We have lovely equipment available for baby at no extra charge, but MUST be requested at time of booking. …see more
This apartment offers 2 large bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Sea & pool views from the balcony. Situated in a small private block just a 10 minute walk to the botanical gardens. Golf courses are a 10 minute drive away. Ideal for a relaxing holiday. …see more
An imposing Georgian self catering property for upto 6 guests in the heart of Rothbury, the capital of the Coquetdale. Bustling village with plenty of amenities. Comfortable and homely, ideal for guests of all ages. Short breaks available. Free WiFi. If you are looking for an Off Peak Short Break then please drop me a line!
Located in the old part of town, it has a beautiful roof terrace with panoramic views over Bosa, the river and the sea. Lovingly restored to maintain original features (stone steps, barrel-vaulted ceilings) with antique furniture and traditional Sardinian decor. …see more
wonderful surroundings, inmidst nature, pool, calm, great garden/lawn,
perfect place to spend your holidays with a mixture of relax and cultural trip
ideal for families or group of friends
hiking, mountainbiking, relax, silence, nature, sightseeing, cultural events …see more