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.
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co …see more
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, …see more
“High quality accommodation offering home away from home - you definitely get what you pay for”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
I recently stayed at Barnacre Cottages on a trip over from New Zealand to visit family in nearby Garstang. My internet searching had thrown up very little in the area that would provide for the needs … More
“Excellent location. Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2011
The cottages were the perfect location for our group. We were 16 people, and there was plenty of room for us all to socialise together.
We were welcomed with freshly baked cakes, and a well furnis… More
Apartment 2 (56 m²): This cosy apartment offers sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. It has a double bedroom with comfy chairs and satellite TV, another double bedroom (both to the south) and a single room which overlooks the unusual oval village green and church. T …see more
I almost did not want to write this review in order to be able to keep this place all to myself. I don't even know where to start: the place looks exactly like you can see on their site, only it has s… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED U …see more
Pier Cottage is situated close to Kilcreggan Pier, the last remaining original Victorian Pier on the Rosneath Peninsula. Over 100 years old, today the Pier operates with a foot passenger ferry only. The cottage is set back from the Pier and sits peacefully in its own gr …see more
We had a wonderful (if somewhat wet) holiday staying in Pier Cottage, Kilcreggan. The cottage was just lovely and in a wonderful location (situated on the edge of Loch Long and at the end of Kilcregg… More
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
Glad you had a good holiday and thank you for the feedback.
Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated next door to the main house, The Snug is set in it's own private grounds. From the Snug's large picture windows there are uninterrupted views of the stunning Trotternish Ridge and surrounding hills. During the summer months Golden Eagles can be seen and heard …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and …see more
The owners were welcoming and very helpful. The accommodation is about 10 min drive from Asda and 10 min drive from Alton Towers Resort. The accommodation is fully furnished and has everything you nee… More
Reviewed 28 May 2013
Just returned home from a delightful weekend at the Sweethills. We had a truly amazing weekend in the Peak District. The accommodation was better than we were expecting. Perfect for a couple who are … More
“Excellent accomodation, friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2013
Compact accomodation but excellent facilities, everything and more than you would expect to get on a self catering holiday. Directions to find property first class. Owners very friendly, milk in frid… More
Emmy's Cottage is very suitable for tourists who are looking for a private and quiet place at the same time it has the advantage of being close to the centre of Schoorl. By bicycle, you reach the beach in 20 minutes, while the biggest dune area of the Netherlands is clo …see more
Herons Cove Cottage is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location overlooking Roaring Water Bay, in scenic West Cork, Ireland. This 3 bedroom cottage is set on the waters edge with a path down to a private strand, and offers guests a stunning location to relax in the …see more
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2013
This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fireplace, refrigerator and … More
Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm.Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mod …see more
We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to a return visit.
“Welcoming clean hide-away”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
Jenny's Cottage is a x miners Cottage with all the mod cons. Close to Big Pit, completely refurbished, located in the Heritage Town of Blaenavon on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It has a well equiped Kitchen with plenty of utensils, Dining for 4 …see more
“Wonderful Cottage with all facilities and ideal central location”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2012
Excellent communications with the owner from start to finish.
Enjoyed the welcome pack from the owner.
Cottage excellent condition fully equipted with all essential requirements for a family.
“Wow - What a fantastic place to stay, excellent facilities, everything you need & lots of extras.”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We had a fantastic time staying at "Jennys cottage" in Bleanavon. The cottage has everything you need & lots more. The property has been renovated to an extreamly high standard, making our stay a wo… More
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and …see more
On arriving the cottage is open plan and very spacious. The rooms are big and there is plenty of attention to detail. It was perfect for what we wanted. The wifi is very slow and hardly any receptio… More
Thank you for posting this review. We apologise for the wi-fi. We are in a poor reception area, but we have upgraded our modem & have installed a booster to The Cottage. Best wishes.
“Great lil home”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Great little cottage. Heated under flooring throughout. Full panoramic patio doors with a lovely garden for the doggie to run around in. Close to sherwood forest for forest walks. Everuthing about thi… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wendy & Richard
“Absolutely fabulous cottage for young families”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
We stayed between Christmas and New Year with our young children (1 and 5), the grandparents and a dog. The cottage was very warm and cosy. It's a very spacious place even for 6 people. The sofa be… More
Hi - thanks for this positive review. So pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves and had a good time.
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Are you looking for a home from home with no hidden charges? Then this is a perfect place for you to enjoy a holiday of touring, walking and sighteeing. Nearest Train Station: Spittal 15km. We are a two minute walk from the local bus stop.Local Services:Supermarket, B …see more
This was my first stay in an apartment and it was excellent. It was well furnished and stocked we wanted for nothing. The owners provided everything you could need even provisions for first meal and b… More
Thank you for your review and thank you for leaving the apartment spotlessly clean and tidy.
Viv & Lez
Our little guest house is the perfect place to stay in the countryside including a nice walk in the woods, open fire / BBQ place. We are just a 5min walk away to the next swimming and fishing lake. We are surrounded by a vast forest which is especially great for blueber …see more
Dines Barn is an award winning barn conversion on a family farm in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Sympathetic and stylish design has highlighted the original features of the Victorian flint and brick barn providing an exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday cot …see more
“Very comfortable, relaxing and well equipped property”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
Very comfortable, relaxing and well equipped property - a pleasure to return to each day. Very peaceful location at the end of a private lane and you can do walks right from the property. There's a … More
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
We found this rural haven delightful and spacious and meet all our accommodation needs. Pleased with the basket of goodies when we first we there. Living area had plenty of room. There were all the fa… More
“Dines Barn - Excellent!”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
A lovely place, relax and enjoy the countryside and wildlife and / or visit a variety of places of interest and attractions. We found the cottage to be exceptionally comfortable and clean, well equip… More
Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
• Well Cottage is ideally located for those wishing to explore the beautiful countryside of Somerset and Wiltshire or the historic towns of Bath, Wells or Glastonbury to name a few. • Country walks can begin from the front door with pub stops en-route or picnic s …see more
My husband and I stayed here for a weekend in the beginning of March. Initially I picked it as it was close to Frome and I thought we could visit the town for a couple of days and eat out. We only act… More
“well cottage meet all our expectations”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
well cottage is a comfortable well appointed holiday rental, it is within easy reach of major towns and cities which offer fine attractions and places off intrest for any one wanting a relaxing holida… More
“Amazing cottage in quaint village setting”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Enjoyed a short stay at this well equipped beautifully appointed cottage. The village is very friendly with a choice of nice places to eat and drink.
The nearby city of Bath is a lovely place to visi… More
Apartment 3 (70m ²): The apartment offers accommodation for 5 people. It has a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and is accessed through a walk in closet room with large wardrobe. In this room one sleeps with the stars in the night sky peeping through the skylig …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This gorgeous family home with very spacious accommodation to suit everyone catch up with friends, family endless options all self catering. Within easy reach of historic Ludlow and 15 minutes from friendly market town of Church Stretton less than an hour from World H …see more
What a place!! These photos don't do it justice...
I had booked this as a venue for my wife's surprise birthday party and I wasn’t disappointed, Everyone who stayed or visited said what a lovely … More
Thank you for your great review of Batchcott Hall and it was a great weekend for all. I always love surprises too!
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Allsopp's Cottage has a beamed lounge with quarry tile floor, a flat screen TV, DVD ,Wifi and an open fire. There's a dining kitchen with an original quarry tiled floor, pine table and chairs, bespoke Shaker style units, a Belfast sink, and a six burner cooke …see more
“Superlative cottage in lovely friendly "Quirksworth"”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
A marvelously enjoyable holiday which pleased on so many levels.
Firstly, the cottage was a delight. Refurbished and upgraded with considerable skill to retain all the heritage whilst ensuring that a… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Oakleaves is a very comfortable self-contained annex within the owner's home in a quiet leafy road leading down to the sea. The self-catering accommodation has its own drive and is accessed through its own front door into a porch and hallway. The large bedroom, with e …see more
3*-Cottage situated in a small hamlet near Matha (6 km), a small town with all local facilities. The peaceful place, surrounded by fields and vineyards, is situated between La Rochelle and Angoulême, in the COGNAC area. This rental house of 70m² is for 4 persons. Upst …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Vineyard Cottage was originally part of a traditional stable block and has recently been extended and refurbished, retaining the exposed beams and split stable-style front door. Shaded in summer by an old quince tree with wisteria, roses and honeysuckle growing aro …see more
My wife and I and our toddler stayed here originally for a week and loved the cottage so much that we extended our stay for another four days. We are pretty well travelled and have holidayed in some … More
Thank you - I love to add the sort of small touches I appreciate myself when on holiday. It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay and we hope to welcome you all again soon.
This 3 bedroom (1 double, 1 twin and 1 with bunk beds) double glazed, semi-bungalow has a large lounge, a good sized kitchen with dining area, a bathroom and an en-suite shower room. The rear garden of the house has a spectacular 180 degree view of the Sound of Mull and …see more
“Comfortable property in great location with fabulous view from conservatory”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
Thoroughly relaxing , very comfortable ,well equipped property . You must give in to the temptation to sit & enjoy the view from the conservatory . Beautiful scenery from doorstep & in surrounding are… More
“Excellent, comfortable stay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2013
We had an excellent stay in this comfortable house. The house was very clean and decorated to a high standard.It is very much a home from home, with everything you could possibly need there. It does n… More
Granary Cottage is a cosy one bedroom cottage with loads of character set in quiet rural location with easy access to the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. The beamed sitting room has an original fireplace with open flame gas fire, oak dining table, comfy seating area wi …see more
Ideal cottage for a couple with parking right outside. Ideal location whether you want to visit Gloucester, Chepstow, Monmouth or the Cotswolds. Cinderford and Little Dean nearby where you will fin… More
“Beautiful clean peaceful little cottage”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2015
We stayed for a week in Granary cottage(with our dogs) to meet up with family and do business in Gloucester.We were delighted with the cosiness and impressive cleanliness of this beautiful little cott… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
Great cottage everything a couple need for a quiet comfortable stay.
A warm welcome is guaranteed by Glinnys and Martin.
A bonus is that its also dog friendly.
I would highly recommend a stay.… More
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal …see more
Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things… More
“The owners have thought of everything!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable, warm and so quiet. A good base for exploring Lewis and Harris but great to spend a restful afternoon as well. So many nice t… More
Highfield has wonderful panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean and a garden of a third of an acre to enjoy.There are 5/6 bedrooms accommodating 2 to13 people as well as a modern fitted kitchen and two living rooms.Colonsay was recently named in the top 10 “Under-The-Ra …see more
“One of the best self catering houses we have stayed in”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2014
Highfield was exactly what we were looking for - peaceful, comfortable, and well located. There were only two of us so we only used the upstairs areas, but the house is perfect for larger groups. Ev… More
“Perfect for a family celebration”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2013
A quality property on a beautiful island. The house is exactly as described and the layout works very well for large groups. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are stylish, and the house was spotless w… More
“Fourite isalnd - favourite house”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2013
This is our favourite Scottish island - and believe me we've been to almost them all. And this is also by far our favourite house - just perfect for three families.
So comfy - a home from home - soc… More
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton …see more
This lovely, thatched cottage is up in the hills and woods and very private. It is beautifully updated, comfortable, and has a lot of personal touches. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowe… More
“Lovely country cottage”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2016
My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!… More