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.
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.
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
A rustic barn, situated in a small hamlet, recently converted into a one bedroomed cottage with original exposed beams and stonework. Garden and pool. Perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside of this unspoilt region with its abundant wildlife. …see more
Special offer for September. Romantic get-away. Special. Stylish. Peaceful. Rural. Retreat for walkers, cyclists, artists, photographers, writers, star-gazers. Extremely comfortable. Fabulous countryside to explore. Just for two.Idyllic. Small dogs accepted.
2 excellent leisure centres a 25 minute drive away. Village swimming pool nearby. …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
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
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
Casa Pequeña: romantic 1 bedroom cottage set in exotic lush sub-tropical gardens. Relaxing tranquil base from which to explore Andalucía, the rugged Granada coast or simply idle days away in the flower filled gardens, read by the swimming pool.
All mod cons + Wi-Fi zone This unique cottage furnished & equipped for long lets, not simply 'spartan' holidays - many guests return! …see more
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
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 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
Comfortable, well equipped, renovated, 2 bedroomed cottage, near Revel, with stunning views towards the Pyrenees. Free Wifi access and all linen and towels provided free of charge. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Easy access to Carcassonne and Toulouse Airports. …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
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
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
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
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
Luxury townhouse on a small complex with spectacular views in the hills above Pedreguer close to Denia and the stunning beaches of the Costa Blanca. Two large swimming pools and gardens. Ideal property to also explore inland Spain towards the famous Jalon valley. Ideal location to explore both the Costa Blanca and Inland Spain …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
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
Casa Limao is located in a pretty village in Central Portugal. This is a tastefully renovated traditional Portuguese home, with three bedrooms, a large open plan living and dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and views from the balcony, of the mountains. Casa do Limao is a detached, 3 bed, village property with a completely enclosed, private cobbled courtyard.
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
Set in an idyllic & tranquil location, a self contained ground floor lodge with lounge & dining area & patio doors leading onto terrace overlooking River Wye. Stunning views. Kitchen & shower room. Underfloor heating. Short breaks available. Minimum stay two nights. Internet and Wi Fi access now available …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
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
PROVENCAL COTTAGE WITH EXTENSIVE PATIO WITH PLANTS & FLOWERS IN EVERY DIRECTION, OVERLOOKING VINEYARD - GORGES DU VERDON NEARBY - SECLUDED PEACEFUL LOCATION - NEAR TO VILLAGE SHOPS - SUPERB LIGHT - SPACIOUS ACCOMODATION - PROVENCE - ALPES - COTE D'AZUR - VAR - FRANCE. SEEKING SUPREME PEACE - LAKES, RIVERS, LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES, OLIVES, WINE, PEACHES, APPLES ETC
A charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. The restored farmhouse enjoys complete quietness and privacy, with the nearest house over 250m away. Rates include a free car with comprehensive insurance and free airport transfers to/from Pafos Airport. …see more
Tyddyn Sydney Bach is a delightful 5* self catering holiday cottage for two people on the outskirts of the City of Bangor, with the mountains of Snowdonia and the beaches of Anglesey and North Wales Coast a short driving distance away. WiFi. New bathroom and kitchen Charming 5* holiday cottage Tyddyn Sydney Bach is perfect for a romantic break, culture or outdoor pursuits. …see more
Les Rosiers is perfectly situated for exploring and discovering the secrets of the Loire Valley. You will be centrally located in the triangle formed by the lovely Chateau town of Saumur, the shopping mecca of Tours and the world famous town and racetrack of Le Mans. …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
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
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
France countryside - self-catering vacation - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / calm/ tranquility/ rural / small French village / Amiens / Jules Verne / Picardie / Picardy / Somme / WW1 / WWII/ route to Calais, Paris, Normandy, southern France …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
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
Polop is an Ideal base for those looking for a true Spanish feel to their vacation. Set In a beautiful location with great walks, climbing opportunities & fabulous restaurants. With the hustle and bustle of the resorts on the Costa Blanca only 10 minutes away
There is ample on street parking nearby. Free WIFI isalso available in a few of the local bars …see more
Private villa with salt water private swimming pool. Suitable for children, family or elderly. Fantastic poolside BBQ area. Fully equipped kitchen inc. dishwasher & washing machine. Close to several beautiful beaches. Short walk to bars, restaurants & mini-market. …see more
Cheap Ski holidays at Cerkno 10km away for families, or groups
Fishing holidays - specialist groups can be organised with everything transport/ guiding and licences
This house is ideal for 1 or 2 families and groups or Individuals and couples for complete relaxation. …see more
**New Property** Craigdarroch Cottage
Newly refurbished coachman's cottage. Excellent base for exploring the Scottish countryside. Enjoy the loch and mountain view while relaxing in front of the wood burning stove. Ideally located for the Ryder Cup 2014. …see more
The Lot in the South-West of France permits very divers holiday activities : fariente at the swimming pool, visits of medieval cities and castles, sports (hiking, horse riding, tree walking, kayak, ballooning and is ideally fit for families or special events. We organize family, friends & team building events: hiking on the chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle
Fantastic lake view living. This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining. A penthouse property with fabulous beamed ceilings throughout, creating a gorgeous ski-chalet feel. …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
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
Casa Roger makes the ideal central base for exploring beautiful Transylvania so please do have a look at my many reviews from satisfied customers.Free Meet & Greet from Sebes City - Come over to my place it's great! Casa Roger has all you need to make your stay comfortable with lovely gardens and tremendous views. …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
Peaceful, quiet location in the Cruese - Limousin.
Woodland & countryside tracks for walking.
Bird and Wildlife watching.
Winter ski day trips arranged.