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.
South African Cape Town fully equipped self catering beach holiday accommodation Simonstown Glencairn historic luxury convenient to world class hikes penguins Cape Point in the beautiful South Peninntsula near vineyards golf family fun for weddings romantic holih days An historic and beautiful Cape Town villa surrounded by mountains, oceans, beaches, wetlands and vineyards. …see more
country house with character and modern facilities in beautiful Cambridgeshire village near Huntington, St. Ives, and Cambridge. Also within 50min train journey to London We are only taking bookings for stays up to 8 weeks in advance of the date you are booking from. …see more
This stunning 18th century luxury holiday resort, comprising of 1 x 4 bedroom / one bathroom cottages & 1 x 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom Grand Penthouse barn conversion.Recently completed state of the art indoor swimming pool complex and brand new top of the range jacuzzi. The property is surrounded by stunning rural French countryside ideal for bike riding, walking, hiking etc. …see more
Arbre de Cerise is a beautiful 400 year old farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and converted into three separate well-equipped gites; Tournesol, Coquelicot and Marguerite, sleeping a total of 18 people. In the garden is a 10m x 5m fenced, HEATED swimming pool. …see more
Excellent location for large family holiday. Own private driveway well away from road so safe for children to play and private for guests. Well behaved pets welcome - we have several large paddocks, a wooded area and a stream all available for the use of guests. Change over day is normally Saturday but if requested we can be flexible if bookings allow. …see more
Fully equipped home from home Villa Seniwati provides all that one may need to have the comforts they so desire to make their holiday perfect. Daily pool maintenance and cleaning provided.. All needs fulfilled and special requests taken into consideration. Choice between two kingsize beds or one kingsize bedroom and two single beds. …see more
A former farmhouse in the beautiful Minho Region in Northern Portugal. Situated in surrounding vineyards, the villa catches the sun from dawn until sunset. Sleeping up to 14 people, Quinta has an outdoor private pool, BBQ and large private gardens. …see more
Five beautiful country stone cottages in an idyllic setting, with heated swimming pool, 30 acres of lawns, woodland, a meadow and a stream. Brittany Cycle Tours based on site. Great for large family get-togethers. Just 30 mins from the stunning Southern Brittany coast. Nearby fishing, golf, horse-riding, medieval towns and beaches Couetilliec offers a wide range of activities …see more
Villa Marie-Louise is a four story period house located in the centre of the charming village of Saint Pierre de Chartreuse. The accommodation offers 3 double rooms & 2 triple rooms and is located just 50m from the town centre and 50m from the main Gondola. A delightful period house in the heart of Saint Pierre de Chartreuse, just 50m from the main Gondola. …see more
Fabulous Luxury house rural France. Peace, Space and Comfort. Huge pool. Fantastic facilities. En suite baths/showers
WIFI,TV, stereo,T- tennis trampoline. Libaray of books and DVDs
Baby equipment Golf nearby, historic sites, wine tasting, winter walks, mountainbiking. Exploring the local area is a must from the market at Uzes to the Cevennes Camargue with pink flamingos. …see more
Situated in it's own private grounds, La Musardiere is a 4* luxury villa with stunning views of the local mountains. Do as much or as little as you want - BBQs by the pool,a picnic along the River Buech or a hike in the mountains. Then relax in the heated private pool. Centrally located between the airports of Lyon, Grenoble and Marseille and takes just under 2 hours …see more
A beautiful selection of self-catering properties nestled in a valley in the heart of Le Marche. One stone cottage and two independent studio apartments ideal for a larger family or group of friends who want to holiday together but have the option of privacy. …see more
Blue Boor Barns offer guests the perfect rural getaway, nestled at the foot of the beautiful South Downs but minutes from the lovely town of Lewes . Our barns have been lovingly appointed, combining luxury modern with the vintage treasures we have found on our travels. We also have new treatment called The Snug and offer our guests a range of pampering, holistic treatments. …see more
South or France, stunning 5 bedroom, 12 person, Self catering Farmhouse, swimming pool, spacious gardens near Mirepoix, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Pyrenees, retreat, epic views ,Great location. We can organise catering events, corporate functions and wine tasting tours if required! …see more
HEATED PRIVATE POOL
Totally private garden and grounds,
Views, dining terrace
Lots of room for children
Close in to restaurants, cafes, markets, chateaux, historical sites, canoing, kayaking, ballooning, wine tasting …see more
Exclusive Andalusian Villa with private pool and beautiful gardens with 9 "en-suite bedrooms" Unique views. Close to Marbella, Ronda & Malaga. Nuevespigas was the Villa in which celebratory chef Rick Stein stayed and filmed for the BBC TV series Rick Stein´Spain. The Villa where RICK STEIN stayed,his secret valley & Cooking Courses offered following his recipes.
Large historic stone house overlooking the naval base and the yacht club, over False Bay towards Hottentots Hollands Mountains. Breathtaking bedroom, bathroom sea and mountain views. Perfect for family share. Our full time housekeeper is waiting to look after you! Luxurious accommodation for b&b prices. …see more
Fabulous View. Historic Village. View of Chateau and cliffs. Easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, café, bar, tennis, canoe hire, swimming at river beach and a weekly market. Great walks, and cycling. Only a few miles to Golf, Caves, Balloons and 5 Castles. …see more
7 bedroom 7 bathroom villa, set in unspoilt countryside in Uzumlu, just 6kms from Kalkan. Perfect for larger groups and for those wanting peace and quiet, & to experience traditional Turkish culture. Glorious views & large infinity pool 10x5. Private catering available. We also organise cooking holidays and couples retreats, information on request. …see more
A 150 year old Farmhouse. C'an Molinet has been restored and extended by the current owners in a sympathetically traditional way, it sits in 4.5 acres of peaceful tranquillity with views to the south across valleys to the Tramatola mountains and to the east to the sea. …see more
Luxurious living in a private paradise within easy reach of a good selection of activities A welcoming village with shops and restaurant in walking distance.
Offering all year round accommodation, modern technology, highly insulated with underfloor heating throughout.
rmonia villa is surrounded by a large garden, with spectacular views of landscape and sea. It's built (2009) over a hill with view of the Mediterranean Sea, with a small gorge crossing above, becoming a resort for various birds …see more
The two Villas are well appointed. There is a private pool with each Villa and both pools have an in-built Jacuzzi. There are BBQ's available for al fresco dining and a pool table in the larger of the two Villas. Each Villa has Cable TV to keep everyone entertained. …see more
Occupying an entire building will certainly classify this Penthouse as a Villa, in all of 500 square meters living space. The Penthouse plays host to three well-appointed bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms. …see more
Black Rock Ski Lodge is based in the beautiful village of Les Houches, Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ski to door and only a 100m walk to the ski slope.
Shops and restaurants are a 10 minute walk.
Chalet can be booked by the room
Self Catered or Catered basis
6 bedrooms sleeps 18 Our instructors, guides and coaches are all known to us personally and will be there for you if you require …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.
This spacious villa sleeps 8, with solar heated pool and maid service 3 days a week. Centianes beach is a 10 min walk. Within easy reach of 5 golf courses and 35 mins from the Formula 1 race track other attractions include Slide & Splash +Deep Sea Fishing & Pirate Boat …see more
Sunset Villa is a spacious 4 bed/2 bath open-plan living design with amazing sunset vistas, perfect for friends & families getaways. The huge entertaining deck & pool add to this perfect getaway. There is also a separate self-contained cottage on the 5 acre property. The tariff is based on 8 adults but Sunset Villa can sleep 10-12 guests for an additional $50 pppn. …see more
Activity or relaxed break? Large farmhouse - own secluded pool & terrace near the Gironde estuary beaches & relaxed restaurants of Meschers & St George. (self contained Gite also available - see listings) . Royan, Saintes, La Rochelle & Cognac are nearby. water sports are available at Royan plus Fishing,Golf,Tennis,Tree climbing, cycling & horse riding nearby …see more
Sea Front Villa, Brand New, Close to the Limassol City Centre. It is located in a quiet place, with near-by restaurants. The project comprises of 4 new villas, excellent location, superb landscaping, close to the motorway. These are detached houses, with high specs. Sea Front Villas is a new Project with 3 identical Villas available for rent (only one villa has No Pool)
18C stone cottage with spectacular views, free unlimited Golf, Private pool, Club pool, Tennis court. Large south facing doub Veranda 12 private acres Wooded walks direct from property. Beautifully maintained. Long term winter lets from October to May We have a guest book full of delighted customers at the cottage spanning our 25 dedicated years …see more
Modern, spacious, comprehensively equipped, luxury apartment close to cable car and village centre. 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Log fire, cable TV, PS3, wireless internet. First floor apartment with lift, balcony and 2 underground secure parking place …see more
With stunning views across the Dronne valley La Maison Grange is an ideal base to enjoy an active or relaxing holiday. The gites are equidistant between Bordeaux and Cognac so is perfectly placed to enjoy and explore the world famous wines and cognac close by.
All three gites can be booked for families wishing to spend a lovely, relaxed holiday in a stunning location …see more
Luxury villa with separate 2 bed self-contained apartment, sleeps 8+4. Large private, secluded pool and garden, air con, free wifi. Villa: 4 bedrooms - 2 masters with en-suites, 2 doubles with shared bathroom. 5 min walk to bar/restaurant and shop. 8 min drive to beach. Luxury villa +separate apartment, sleeps 8+4, large private pool, garden, aircon, wifi, 100m bar/shop, views …see more
Very relaxing villa with all the facilities you could wish for, plenty of room to sit quietly and read or gather round the pool for a party the choice is yours. With a great BBQ area,
I am happy to prepare salads or shop for you should you require this service . We are a less than 5 minute drive from the beaches and very easy reach of the bars and resturants , …see more
This luxurious rental property can accommodate large families or groups. Spacious accommodation with modern conveniences including Private Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi. Indoor Pool Table Satellite / Cable TV DVD Player Dishwasher Air Con Garden BBQ and Sunbeds.
Within walking distance:Shop Bar Restaurant Bus Stop Beach
Old "relais" dating from 1850 in the heart of a typical Medoc village, ideally located between vineyards the Atlantic coast beaches. Renovated in 2013 in vintage chic style, the house has 5 bedrooms with a large rose-filled garden and a heated swimming pool. …see more
Fantastic sunshine and more fresh snow is on the way this weekend, grab a deal in our luxury cosy & quirky chalet situated in total peace and quiet yet only moments from fantastic skiing. The panoramic sundeck and reviving hot tub under the stars are waiting for you. All mod cons are provided including snuggly dressing gowns and welcome bottle of wine. Fully stocked larder …see more
Domaine du Chatenet offers a choice of either a large Maison de Maitre sleeping 10 or a Keepers Cottage for 6. Ideal for family holdays in the heart of the Dordogne. Offering a Pool, Painting and Ceramic sculpture in a country setting. …see more
You are invited to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Boulders Beach House with uninterrupted False Bay views. Watch the whales and dolphins from your patio, stroll on the sandy beach and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the warm ocean. …see more
Le Mas de la Tuilerie is a spacious converted farmhouse tucked away in a vineyard valley, in the Gard region. Ideal for a large party with children or a smaller party seeking total luxury. The whole villa comprises the main farmhouse and two self-contained apartments. …see more
Don't just imagine your dream holiday ...... now you can make it happen at Chateau Colombier. Here you'll find the character of an old country house but with all the modern comforts you expect nowadays, including our very own swimming pool. Sensitively restored 200-year-old stone house in Provence. …see more