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.
This holiday home in Quillan is ideal for families, couples or groups seeking a relaxing vacation or activity or skiing break in the south of France. In a quiet street near the centre of town. It has 3 bedrooms, a sun terrace & private courtyard garden with brick bbq. Five minutes walk from the centre of town, 35 km from the nearest ski station. Cathar castles nearby. …see more
Enjoy trout fishing, sightseeing or cycling in style after a fabulous day experiencing Southland. Sit back and watch one of the many DVD's on plush furniture. Rest in comfy beds after a long hot bath. Wake refreshed for each day's adventure in spectacular New Zealand. Relax in comfort in Rod and Wheel House in Lumsden - a haven for Anglers, Cyclists and Tourists. …see more
Tuscany, Lunigiana, romantic hilltop hideaway with stunning mountain views. at the center of Cinque Terre,
Portovenere.(Byron) ,Forte dei Marmi,.at 45 min. drive .Pisa,Lucca,at 50 min.drive.Florence,Genova,Portofino at 80 min. drive.
BEACH , in Versilia sea, at 35 Km . Quarries of CARRARA MARBLE (marble of MICHELANGELO ),Alpi Apuane ( Appennins ) for treking,Torchia's cave.. …see more
15 minute walk into the centre of Brantome, the Venice of the Perigord, where you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and several artists workshops and galleries, along with a lively weekly market. The town centre is a must to visit as it is encircled by the river Drone. …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
Dornoch Pitgrudy Holiday Park large double en suite bedroom with king Size Bed, spacious Twin Room. All linen and towels provided. Close to Dornoch town centre (15 minute walk). Royal Dornoch golf course Dunrobin Castle Glenmorangie Distillery. 10% Discount for Couples! …see more
The Castaway is an attractive, traditionally-styled cottage located just a few minutes walk from Camber Sands beach. Seven miles stretch of golden sands and dunes, golf, water sports, history - a real seaside holiday!! Check in time 15:00, Check out time 10:00. Want to bring family or friend? The Castaway can be booked together with The Sandcastle - discount given! …see more
Large, beautifully restored farmhouse villa in stunning location. Quiet, not overlooked. Large private pool, peace and quiet, amazing views. The house sleeps max. 11 people, but is affordable for just 2. …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
The Sandcastle is an attractive, traditionally-styled cottage located just a few minutes walk from Camber Sands beach. Seven miles stretch of golden sands and dunes, golf, water sports, history - a real seaside holiday!! Check in time 15:00 (3 pm) Check out time 10:00 ( Want to bring family or friend? The Sandcastle can be booked together with The Castaway - discount given! …see more
Great food, constantly changing landscape in a peaceful setting, on The Wild Atlantic Way, you'll find an unspoilt natural landscape so beautiful it's been recognised as a European Destination of Excellence: a kind of modern Eden.
Top Location - Best Prices - Just 2 minute walking distance to the gondola lift station and chair lifts. Fully furnished studio ( sleeps 4) in the 4* Royal Plaza Complex. Free Wi Fi for all guests !!! Airport transfers and ski packs with Hunters Ski School !!!
Individual gas heater ! Lots of hot water ! …see more
Superb two bedroom apartment , air con, WIFI, and large roof top solarium , balcony and communal pool and childrens pool set in lovely gardens, a fully equipped kitchen, large living room and balcony looking out onto La Marquesa and The Creveillente mountains. , …see more
Thairn cottage is one bedroomed, warm & spacious, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, peaceful spot 3 m N of Kelso. Easy reach coast, hills, Edinburgh. S-facing conservatory, garden and patio with views to Tweed valley & Cheviots. Log burning stove. All on on 1 level. Thairn cottage is pet free & smoke free. …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
Mallemort Provence House Lei Meissoun Loustaou Salon de Provence Camargue Aix En Provence Avignon France Luberon Alpilles Bouche du Rhone Cottage Swimming pool Gite 4 personnes Cottage 4 persons Horses La Roque d'Antheron VTT Mountain bike …see more
One of two self-catering cottages in a private 'chocolate box' courtyard hidden in the heart of the village. Great property for families, couples and friends getting together. Near great beaches and also close to a number of country pursuits. Dogs welcome. …see more
A luxury, two bedroom chalet with wood burning stove and cosy living space. Nestled in a small hamlet in the Taranteise Valley, overlooking the Aguille Rouge ski run and close to 5 fantastic ski resorts (incl. Val D'Isere, Les Arcs, Tignes) Bedrooms can be arranged as singles or doubles. …see more
Idyllic cottage nestled in the rolling welsh countryside. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and relish the joy of unwinding from the stresses of modern day living.
Rural bliss, but not totally isolated, as facilities and transport are all nearby. …see more
appartamento per 2/7 persone in Toscana, vicino a Bocca di Magra, Lerici e Le cinque terre, in un antico borgo ristrutturato, swimming pool.
fees for Organic agriculture an dnatural cooking courses,- Trips with the donkeys -- Farm school for children (from 3 years)- Linen and towels ( 2 towels each) are provided for free
cleaning service with extra fee …see more
Helensdale is the ideal holiday location for visitors who want to get away from it all. It has stunning seaviews - you often see more ships passing than cars. There are more forms of Wild LIfe (4 legged or winged!) than people around - total peace and tranquility …see more
Fully modernised Victorian Mansion built in 1889 in private and secluded setting.
It is the perfect location for exploring central Scotland and its scenic beauty.
Sports: Golf (there are over 30 golf courses within an hour's drive), hill walking, cycling, fishing.
A wonderful place for walking and relaxing - Castle Campbell is only 3 miles away with its wonderful scenery …see more
Self catering house, 4 ensuite bedrooms. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Second living room. Double bedroom. Bathroom + toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Games room with pool table. RING for today's OFFER as these may vary! all bedrooms upstairs ensuite,and downstairs bedroom is next to main bathroom. …see more
Beautiful apartment set in the stunning Volcanic Eifel with it's many Volcanic lakes with swimming, boat hire and purpose made bike trails and walking trails and also local attractions like Cochem and it's beautiful Castle, Zell Mosel and it's great wines. Many attractions to see, Manderscheid Castle, Daun wildlife park, Volcanic lakes, Cochem etc. …see more
Delightful two bedroom, detached holiday home situated on a private lane. Ideal for couples or small family. Easy access to beaches, Royan, Ile d' 'Oleron, La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac. Excellent location for touring this part of France. …see more
Here at Tranquille Vienne, we have 3 holiday gites available on site. Our Chabanais gite is part of our barn conversion, which has a covered terrace and overlooks the shared garden and pool area. NEW LARGER POOL AVAILABLE FOR 2015! …see more
Spacious loft style living in the centre of Llandeilo. Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom townhouse with open plan living/dining/kitchen area. 20-22 June 2014 - Dinefwr Literature Festival
4-7 July 2014 - Llandeilo Jazz Festival …see more
Stunning one bedroom cottage located in the idyllic hamlet of Charleton near St Andrews. Sitting in truly enchanting gardens alongside a babbling brook it is an oasis of charm with views across the Charleton golf course and over the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law.
Comfortable open plan living, spacious bedroom, picture windows, smart TV, reclining sofas and free wifi. …see more
The cottage is comfortable and well equipped with all you should need for your holiday, you will just need to add food and towels!!
The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, coffee maker etc and we provide tea towels.The lounge area has a sofas and tv and english satelitte. You are welcome to use all the facilities and, as we live on-site, we are there for any help or information. …see more
'Le V' : spacious and comfortable former 18th-century long house ('L' shape) fully renovated in 2010 with traditional & ecological materials, including solar pannels. Detached house. Private garden. Typical architecture of the region. Gîtes de France label : 4 * …see more
ideal for honeymoon couples enjoying their time together in a wonderful lush nature. The famous rock formations "Penedos" are nearby - a stone´s throw away the beach of Traba with an area of 2500m fine white sand - and everywhere villages with tapabars and restaurants …see more
GrottoHomes is a restored Venetian olive mill with a swimming pool built in a hellinistic grotto & one more in the courtyard. It's in a peaceful, traditional village, only 20 min drive from both north and south beaches of Rethymno. Can sleep up to 11 people (7 in beds). …see more
Boutique Chambres D'Hotes offering 5 double and twin bedded rooms all with private facilities. Located in a quiet rural village that has its own lake and outdoor theatre which holds regular events during the year. Centrally located in Brittany. A boutique B&B providing the ideal location to relax and explore the area. Ask about our Gourmet break …see more
A place to relax and unwind. The village of Tereglio is 600 metres high and enjoys wonderful views of green valleys and mountains (snow-clad from November to April. We are on the edge of the Appenine National Park with numerous spectacular walks from the doorstep. …see more
Warm, modern and comfortable, loved by visitors. Stay only 10 minutes drive from the start of the Old Coach Road, 20 minutes drive from Whakapapa Ski Area or the Tongariro Alpine Crossing starting point (return transfers available). 40 minutes drive from Turoa Ski Area. Wi-fi available, gas fire upstairs, heat pump downstairs, bathroom underfloor heating, electric blankets. …see more
Top floor modern apartment in 1930s property in a quiet, friendly village. Ideal for fishing, walking, hiking and swimming. It is situated in the heart of beautiful bohemian countryside & day trips to most parts of the country are possible. Prague is 1.5 hrs away …see more
Le Haut Champ is ideally located for walking in the country lanes or rambling through fields, hedgerows and along the river banks, visits to beautiful gardens, lazy days spent on sandy beaches or trips to a variety of museums and galleries.
Minimum stay of two nights
This holiday is for those wanting rest and recreation, but also for those who want the action that Tarankai can offer. It has the options of surfing, skiing, hiking, garden appreciation, galleries, fishing, boating, or just relaxing in front of a log fire. This property is located in the historic grounds of The Old Pihama Dairy Factory , a working lavender farm …see more
LE GRAND BOIS is an attractive well equipped accommodation on one level. Large garden with 5m dia x 1m deep private pool. Tranquil yet well located for Loire Chateaux; La Rochelle, Many Abbeys and Historic Towns; Furturoscope; Puy du fou; Animal Parks. …see more
Trulli Cervellera are an ancient house where my family have used for decades the wine press.The original trulli have been converted into 2 elegant bedrooms and nice living rooms with a fully equipped kitcken. We have created a nice bathroom equipped with ancient tiles. Beautiful beaches are 40 minutes drive both to Adriatic and Ionian coasts. The closest airports are Bari and …see more
New gîte in pale stone house, dating 1790. Beautiful quiet private country garden 2 beds 2 bathrooms peaceful large swimming pool sole use. Near Albi, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, one hour from Med beaches. Walking, cycling, good restaurants The property lies midway between Toulouse and Carcassonne, amid the rolling hills of the Lauragais …see more