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.
Katric, a rustic Slovenian farmhouse lovingly restored retaining old features but incorporating modern facilities. Located at the heart of the charming village of Kamno between Tolmin & Kobarid it's ideally located for visitors who wish to enjoy the Soca valley. Fly-fishing equipment and permits available.
Personally met at the house by the owners (Hannah and Shaun). …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
On the edge of the Dales National Park Fox Cottage is the perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire or, if you prefer, just sitting by the fire reading a book or using the WiFi. Pubs, shops and tea rooms are only a short stroll away. Up to 2 dogs are very welcome. Fancy tea and cake? World famed Betty's Tearooms in Northallerton & Harrogate - both just 40 minutes away. …see more
An excellent venue for family and group celebrations, with versatile rooms allowing guests to celebrate together or take advantage of the games room and library. The bar is fully functional with optics and pumps so guests can order in kegs for the full pub experience. Mosspaul is bookable for short breaks and by the week. Bunks are triples suitable for adults and children …see more
Bernex has its own ski area of 50km between 1000 and 2000 metres, with a variety of runs to suit all standards.
Bernex offers plenty of activities – tennis, petanque, horse riding, walking and mountain biking. white-water rafting or para-gliding Lake Geneva and Evian are 15 minutes away, with water sports, spa & thermal baths, beaches and bars. …see more
Self catering gite for up to 9 people in the glorious French countryside near to Carcassonne, Castelnaudary and the Canal Du Midi. A lovely rustic, former watermill located just outside the small village of Issel but only minutes from the towns of Castelnaudary & Revel. You can benefit from the tranquility of the French countryside whilst retaining easy access to local towns …see more
Little Bay apartment provides you with luxury and comfort, from the luxury linen and towels to wifi, blue ray dvd player and docking station.
Within walking distance of the ferry, train and bus terminals the apartment gives you an ideal base for exploring Argyll. …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
Traditional Vendeen cottage retaining many original features set in large private garden ideally located for walking/cycling holidays with countryside and cycle paths practically on the doorstep - or simply relax in the private garden. Plenty of splendid and reasonably priced restaurants within easy driving distance and coast in not too far. …see more
Independent self-catering apartment in ancient farmhouse: swimming pool, stunning view, private garden, idylic country retreat. Halfway between Florence (40 min) and Arezzo (30 min), Valdarno & Chianti, perfect starting point for visiting Tuscany, wine and food routes. We are #1 in our area on Trip Advisor! Search Podere Casarotta on TripAdvisor and the web to check out why! …see more
A lovely house on the side of a hill looking over the beach at Morsalines and the picturesque fishing and pleasure port of St Vaast la Hougue beyond. The Vauban fortifications of la Hougue and Tatihou are laid out surrounded by oyster beds. The D-day Landing Beaches start a few minutes away from Morsalines. …see more
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
Peaceful, rural, idyll, surrounded by wheat, sunflower, corn fields, not overlooked, beautiful all day sunshine swimming pool within easy reach of many chateau's, stunning beaches, family activities, historic towns a perfect get away from it all location. …see more
In the centre of Scotland with good road links to Edinburgh, Glasgow.Spacious self-catering property. Wifi, barrier free shower room and well equipped kitchen. At edge of the quiet village near Gleneagles.. Local walks and wildlife.. A holiday home with character in the heart of Scotland. The prefect centre for your Scottish adventure. …see more
Besides the destinations of Venice, Padua, Bassano, Treviso and Verona, many find that a drive down the nearby “road of the wine” an enological itinerary both interesting and educational. May we suggest an afternoon glass of Torcolato? …see more
Villa Kori is the perfect place for families and friends who want to spend a relaxed holiday in a comfortable environment. Ideal for endless days on the beatch as well as exploring trips throughout the island or just hanging out together. The smooth sandy beach is suitable for children sunbathing and watersports. …see more
Lose yourselves in the space this house offers. Set in the lovely village of Saint Mars d'Égrenne, Saintem is a large modern yet characterful old house offering ample accommodation for small or large families and small groups. Take a look inside... Ft. 4 dbl bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, garden, Sat TV & parking.
Located in the village of Juille, near Mansle/Ruffec/Angouleme La Petite Chaumiers is a quaint cottage with original stonework, all on one level, detached from the main house. Ideal for couples who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Off the main road and set in 2 acres of grounds, surrounded by peaceful countryside. …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. NO INCREASE ON 2013 RATES FOR OTHER PERIODS DURING 2014. …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
This self catering 18C holiday cottage in the Limousin, France, is a perfect retreat for a couple. Ideal for fishing, walking, canoeing, water sports, horse-riding, and swimming. Your pet is welcome. FREE Wi-Fi Internet. The area is known as the French Lake District. The cosy budget-priced cottage is comfortable, a perfect getaway, and well-equipped for all your daily needs …see more
Simple,traditional,pretty house for 1- 4 people.South facing roof terrace,superb views & big garden.1.5km from lovely village of Puivert and its sandy,swimming/fishing lake. Ideal for bird watchers,ramblers,nature lovers & summer/winter sports. Wi Fi available. …see more
Newport 3.5 miles
Good for walkers
Ground floor bed+bathroom
King size bed
Near golf course
Near riding stable
Walk to pub
Dog Friendly …see more
Top quality accommodation for up to 4 in the popular Stroud valley town of Nailsworth. Ideal for two adults. Two additional guests can be accommodated on the double sofa bed in the living room area. The Retreat has a rural feel but the town centre is a 5 min walk away. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing all that Nailsworth and its surroundings have to offer. …see more
Beautiful apartment in an old renovated silk farm with sitting room, American style kitchen two bedrooms one shower and separate toilet. Suitable for families with teenage children as the second bedroom has a separate entrance from the courtyard. …see more
Maison Les Bardons is a large, charming and characteristic family home / holiday home with heated pool, renovated and restyled. There is room enough for eight people. It is available for holidays in spring, summer, autumn and winter, each season off …see more
Charming property offering extremely comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful rural setting only minutes from the historic centre of Guemene with its medieval buildings, restaurants, bars, and shops. Vannes and Quimper are easily visited.
This house includes 2 en-suite double bedrooms, 2 further large bedrooms with a shared (3rd) shower-room.
3 bed gîte, sleeps 6 (2 dble & 1 twin), private patio & shared plunge pool. Peaceful countryside location, walking distance to village & a short drive from the picturesque village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its monolithic church, restaurants, cafés and shops. Centrally placed for Bergerac, Cognac & Bordeaux. …see more
Luxury romantic cottage, set in Castleoliver Farm which was voted top ten Farmhouse by Holiday Lettings 2011. beautifully restored to exceptional standard. Ideal touring base for Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford. A tranquil rural retreat in spectacular surroundings. …see more
Tuksumduin is a beautiful house set in a rural hamlet in the Dordogne countryside. The property retains original features such as wood beams, and has a patio on which to enjoy the warm summer weather, looking out over the garden. Close to all the attractions of the area Free WIFI
We can pre-book cycles and equipment from family models to professional bikes ready to enjoy …see more
Peaceful, quiet location in the Cruese - Limousin.
Woodland & countryside tracks for walking.
Bird and Wildlife watching.
Winter ski day trips arranged.
Bed & Breakfast plus much more available in the fully (and tastefully!) renovated farmhouse in the beautiful Normandy countryside. Perfect to unwind or as a centre to explore by car, bike or on foot. There's so much to see and do or, equally, so much tranquility! …see more
Sapin Gite has a 4 Star grading, and is set in a stunning area of the Vosges mountains in a little hamlet, surrounded by mountains. It is on the first floor of a 200 year old Vosgienne farmhouse. The area offers a wide range of signed walks, all within easy reach. …see more
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
Town: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Eifel-Mosel-Region, Oberscheidweiler
Centrally located, but also in a quiet neighbourhood, the „Holiday House Fuhrmann“ is situated in the outskirts of Oberscheidweiler on two spaciously designed properties. Near the river Mosel Trier, Cochem, Bernkastel, Luxemburg, Daun, Koblenz, vulcan-lakes, river rhine …see more
The cottage is easily found, but quietly tucked away above the hamlet of Henshaw in the South Tyne Valley. The views of the beautiful valley spread out before it are as good as any in the North Pennines and Northumberland National Park on the other. Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and Vindolanda Fort and Settlement. only a Roman stone's throw away. …see more
Apartment is great value for money in a wonderful location within a very short walk of ski lift, ski hire, bars, restaurants and shops and with the advantage of being able to ski right back to the door. It has most beautiful views of Lake Geneva from its two balconies. The apartment is superbly situated very close to the ski lift, ski school and ski hire. …see more
Villa to rent
Medieval villa to rent in picturesque mountain village in Liguria Italy close to the French Riviera. Experience staying in the friendly historic Italian village of Pigna as well as enjoying days out to the French coast towns of Monaco, Menton, San Remo. The villa sleeps 7/8 comfortably and is very charming and unique with lots of sunny outside space. …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
Beautiful large spacious apartment nestled among the rooftops of medieval Sarlat, this self catering studio features exposed oak beams and honey coloured stone walls but has all the comforts of home. …see more
There is something for everyone. Children will love chickens with young and ducks/outdoor games etc. Will suit hard of walking as all on one level with tranquil view. Adults can play golf, sit in summerhouse and look over lake with newspaper in morning. Dogs welcome Where else will you get home made bread, fresh free range eggs, and watch the chickens roaming about freely. …see more
Sleeps 4+,Garden with views, TV, DVD & CD player + selection music, FREE WIFI.,Baby & child friendly, Kitchen / Diner, Shower room, board games, beach items. ADULTS & CHILDRENS BIKES , Walks, fishing, cycling,painting & photography, markets. Restaurant in village. The cottage is in a great position to use as a base for your days trips whatever your holiday entails. …see more
This family cottage features a large open plan sitting and dining room, a country kitchen, family bathroom, double bedroom and a twin bedded room.
Lomond cottage contains all the modern appliances needed for your self catering holiday.
This charming gite has three bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower and wc downstairs, lounge and kitchen. It has a courtyard garden, and a sun terrace where you can look over the rolling hillside. There is wifi and satellite TV - with all the English and French channels. The gite is in the centre of the village within easy walking distance of supermarket, bars and small shops. …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
Birch Cottage is a traditional 4 bedroomed cottage located in the village of Helmsdale, Sutherland. The village, which has all the local facilities that you could want (local shops, café, hotel, butchers), is ideally situated for exploring the North of Scotland. The south facing walled garden provides safe and private outdoor space for all the family.