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.
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be …see more
Excellent accommodation. Clean, comfortable and everything that we could possibly need all provided. Location perfect for us to attend a wedding and reception nearby, and it was good to have a base f… More
Thank you for your positive comments about Princes Apartment and I apologise for the confusion with the parking! I have now amended the directions regarding parking facilities to avoid any future confusion. Sorry I didn't get chance to meet you but glad all your plans went well.
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good .
enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable
Many thanks for your positive comments, we are happy you enjoyed Princes Apartment and we hope to see you again.
“Well set up appartment with all mod cons, close to the promenade”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We stayed at this property at the height of the heat wave. Whilst the upstairs bedroom (probably unusually) was quite hot, the rest of the flat was very pleasant. Whilst the balcony area did not hav… More
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored over a number of years, with great care taken to preserve original period …see more
We had two splendid weeks, with very good weather, in Lavender Cottage. The cottage and the rest of the property was beautiful, peaceful and clean. Would love to have a cottage of that for ourselves! … More
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …see more
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
A self contained studio apartment in an old farmhouse.. The owners live next door in the converted barn. The property is situated 2 kms above the pretty bastide village of Puycelsi on the edge of the Foret de Gresigne and with stunning views down to the Pyrenees. The le …see more
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and …see more
Large studio apartment in Strobl, with pool, central location, close to Wolfgangsee. Walk to all amenities. Sleeps 2 (plus children) sitting, dining and bedroom areas, attractive kitchen with full cooking facilities, bathroom and hallway. Good sized balcony with seat …see more
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
We are the 'Lost Valley of Ramila" . Top quality Eco-friendly Studio-apartments with private terrace in a FABULOUS Natural Park setting close to the Spanish border and the old smugglers route. There's also a lovely restored Mill and Mill Cottage down by the River Seve …see more
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This detached barn conversion offers comfortable accommodation in an area ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who just want to take it easy. The cottage is furnished & decorated to a high standard & incorporates many original features including exposed beams & stone w …see more
What a gorgeous place. The cottage is full of character and equipped with everything you could need. Loved the views from the little balcony. A great base for exploring the area.… More
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
I had a great week here and the sun just shone every day which was a bonus. This is a quirky, well presented, very well appointed cottage with friendly welcoming owners who have a good eye for quality… More
“A beautiful property in a lovely area with every convenience.”
Reviewed 2 May 2013
A very well modernised old building, tastelfully furnished with all the conveniences you need for a good holiday. The owner replied promptly to emails and we had a warm and helpful welcome.… More
Set in the popular seaside village of Aberporth, overlooking the sea and enjoying a panoramic view of Tresaith, Penbryn and along to Llangrannog and Ynys Lochtyn Peninsula.At the foot of the garden, there is access to the Ceredigion coastal path which covers 63 miles of …see more
The apartment provides modern, comfortable accommodation perched high on a hillside overlooking Craobh Haven Marina, the entrance to the Gulf of Corrievreckan (the third biggest whirlpool in the world) and the Firth of Lorn and its many islands.
PRICES If you're int …see more
To get there don't follow your sat nav down Loch Awe but go to Loch Gilphead.
Take a comprehensive shop with you as it is some way to the shops.
Wonderful views, great walks with dogs,lots to do in … More
Many thanks for your excellent review. For anyone reading it, please note that dogs are only accepted in the apartment in exceptional circumstances i.e. special needs etc. Good advice regarding the SatNav - it takes you the shortest route as the crow flies, not the quickest route. From Oban or Lochgilphead, follow the directions on the website.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2013
We stayed at T Ard from 2nd to 9th of March this year. It was easy to find; just off the road to Oban not far from croabh haven. The setting is magnificent, the apartment is on a hillside affording a… More
“Traighuaine Ard - Highly recommeded!”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
We’ve just returned from a brilliant weeks’ stay at Traighuaine Ard. This self-catering apartment is lovely; modern, clean and welcoming and provides all the essential ingredients for a truly rela… More
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It …see more
Welcome to our romantic, cosy cottage, set in the delightful south Lincolnshire village of Castle Bytham. Our lovingly restored barn conversion offers bags of character, combined with comfort and style. Exposed stone walls and natural oak are set off by luxurious furn …see more
From the welcome I received upon arrival, the unobtrusive but friendly service to the fond farewell, I felt like I had stayed with good friends. The cottage itself is wonderful. Quirky & luxurious. No… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again too!
Mike & Jacqui
“Lovely, relaxing stay in a cosy little cottage”
Reviewed 24 Dec 2012
We had a lovely time at Glen Cottage. A gorgeous little cottage with all the mod cons, whilst remaining cosy and charming.
Located in the little village of Castle Bytham, with a couple of lovely p… More
Many thanks for your great review.
It is much appreciated, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Mike and Jacqui
New apartment in quite place close Krasna Lipa (20 min. walk to center). There are living room, kitchen with fridge, bathroom with shower and wc. WIFI free. Herb garden with terrace and lake for swimming, many attractions for kids (trampoline, slide, sendpit ...). Inclu …see more
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite. The large open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas has wonderful views over the green Antrim countryside.Dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, microwave, heating and bedding included. Portballintrae …see more
House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space.
Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would def… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Very comfortable stay, truly a home from home. Well equipped kitchen, barbeque outside if you are lucky enough to get good weather. We are looking forward to our next visit.… More
Die Wohnung war ein echter Glücksgriff, die Bilder haben nicht zu viel versprochen!
Wir haben uns in der echt schönen & wohnlich eingerichteten Wohnung sofort wohlgefühlt. Ausserdem ist das Ferien… More
“Nur zu empfehlen”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Wir sind zufällig im Internet auf diese Ferienwohnung aufmerksam geworden und haben damit echt Glück gehabt. Uns hat es von der unbürokratischen Buchung bis zur tollen Wohnung sehr gefallen. Es war… More
“Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
Die Ferienwohnung war sehr schön eingerichtet, sauber und die Lage wie versprochen zentral. Die Ausstattung war komplett, ideal wäre es natürlich wenn in einer Wohnung für 6 Personen nicht nur aus… More
Nearest beach 88 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
The Pinot Suite & the Chardonnay Suite at the rear of the Edwardian homestead are available and very private. Both suites have direct, private access to the car park; an ensuite; basic kitchen facilities (small microwave, fridge, jug, toaster); a television and access t …see more
‘Residenz Zwieselstein’ is a beautiful, luxury complex of 12 apartments perfectly set up for a fabulous skiing or summer holiday in the Tyrol. Apartment 5 is situated on the ground floor. The Lounge is stylishly furnished with quality fittings; a black leather L-sha …see more
Returned once more to this apartment and it felt like coming home. Even though our week here was bitterly cold the apartment was always warm on our return from the slopes. Everything about the trip we… More
“Lovely family ski holiday”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2012
Am writing this at the end of our wonderful weeks holiday here. The drive from innsbruck airport was simple and apartment is perfectly placed to access either obergurgl or solden ski resorts.
City Chic meets Coastal Haven in this luxurious yet unpretentious, high-spec Irish seaside retreat, rated 5-Star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Established in May 2013. Fancy a holiday cottage set in a picturesque village, overlooking a golf course on the sea …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Antrim Abode in Cushendall. As we wanted somewhere on the coast to use as a base for seeing the area it was ideally situated, only a short drive from the ferry at Lar… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
We are just back from a glorius 2 day break at Antrim Abode. Being regular hotel users the main attraction of this accomodation was both the quality of the accomodation and the central location along … More
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of the accommodation and surroundings - this will be a great source of information and tips for future guests!
“Fantastic house in a great location. Perfect.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013
We arrived earlier than anticipated and phoned the Housekeeper, Bridget, who was more than happy to meet us at the house and show us around, making sure we knew where everything was and how everything… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. So pleased you enjoyed the house and beautiful Cushendall. And we see you discovered some of the local gems!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 75 km; Not suitable for children;
Admits the beautiful country side of county Fermanagh lays Bramley's Appke Cottage. It's part of our farm yard. An old cut stone tatched cottage surrounded by 170 acres of forestry, apple orchards and farm land with walks.The cottage is close to Crom Estate/Lough Erne a …see more
C4 is one of 30 villas in a privately owned resort right at the Thung Tuek beach at the pristine west coast of Koh Kho Khao. The houses are owned by ordinary people who have invested in a holiday home, and the resort is run by a company owned by the house owners. The ow …see more
This place is magical! Never have I felt more relaxed and at peace than here. This place is great for any kind of travel group, family, friends, couples, etc... You can litteraly do anything you want … More
“Amazing Paradis Villa at Koh Kho Khao”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Celebrating christmas and new years eve at the lovely island Ko Kho Khao in Thailand, is an experience I would not trade for anything. From the moment you arrive at the airport, the service from the s… More
“The place of total relaxation and beauty - in very inclusive little society”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Me and my spouse have stayed there on two occasions, first alone for 3 weeks, and then with two teenagers for 4 weeks. On both occasions we stayed over Christmas and New Year. After the first time we … More
New for 2016: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. Fern Cottage can sleep up to maximum of six guests however for larger groups …see more
We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Mill Farm. We loved having you and your family come to stay and especially glad to hear that the cottage suited you all. "Mr Hoppity" is in great form with all the attention given him by the children - its holiday time for him when the season starts up again each year. Thank you again for your business. Catherine & Austin
“Our perfect family holiday”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well pre… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write up the review on your stay at Mill Farm. It means a lot to Austin and I that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and we hope that you brought home many happy memories. Herbert, is doing really well and getting bigger each day. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we would be delighted to have you all visit again in the future. Best wishes always. Catherine & Austin.
“Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday.
Best wishes always
Austin & Catherine
Nearest beach 15 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Short-term holiday accommodation - beautifully appointed, self-contained apartment with separate entrance. Kitchen/dining area and living, one bedroom, modern appliances.We live in a rural area and the apartment is approx. 56 sqm in size. It is only 15min from the beac …see more
A lovingly cared for Lodge set on a hill side with views of the Sutherland mountains and glen below. Close to Dornoch and its famous golf course, the Lodge has easy access to sandy beaches, fishing lochs, birdwatching and walking. Inverness and Loch Ness are within eas …see more
We had a fantastic stay in the Highland Glen Lodges! Upon arrival, we were greeted very warmly by Adrian and Trude. The lodge was clean, basics were stocked, and the view from the front room was spe… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for your stay at our lodges. It is really nice to hear that you had such a good time and do hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Kind regards Adrian & Trude
“Great accommodation and location.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
We stayed at Highland Glen Lodges for four nights over Easter school holidays. The lodge was very comfortable and had everything we could have needed. The views from the lodge are spectacular, with lo… More
Thank you so much for placing a review, we really appreciate the feedback from our guests and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Adrian & Trude
“Quaint wee Lodge, and What a View!!!”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
The lodges are very clean and are equipped with everything you will need from home. You won't need the TV as the panoramic view of the Rogart valley outside the French window is so beautiful and ther… More
Thank you so much for placing a review and we do agree the view from the lounge is spectacular. We really appreciate feedback from our guests and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Adrian & Trude
This property oozes character . An attractive stone conversion retaining the external steps to the first floor, the cottage is beautifully fitted out with handmade quilts. The enormous four poster bed is a seldom found luxury to complete your stay. One of two very co …see more
“Wonderful place - The Photo[--]s dont do it justice”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2012
Beautiful scenery, lovely quiet location just a lovely place to spend time...even nicer if the weather behaves itself.
Lovely cosy cottage - the log fire made it especially nice on cold evenings. … More
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Look forward to welcoming you back. Will be updating this winter ( and enjoying a storm or two) Avril
“Very happy indeed”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
Charming character cottage in a stunning location. Brand new bathroom of the highest standard and good order throughout the rest of the building. Main bedroom had the biggest bed I have ever seen, ea… More
We hope to welcome you back in 2014. We love all our guests who love Angle for just being Angle. Return & relax. Thanks, Avril
“Stunning location, cosy cottages.”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2012
We have stayed at both The Stable and The Dairy, the latter was May 2011 and we stayed at The Stable in May 2008. Both cottages are extremely cosy and comfortable and in an absolutely stunning locatio… More
Happy new year to you all. The Stable is having a brand new kitchen in Feb. We look forward to seeing you again at the cottage at the end of the world! Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Avril
Die kleine Wohnung befindet sich im Dachgeschoss der rechten Haushälfte. Über eine Holztreppe erreicht man die etwa 50 qm große Wohnung. Eine Küchenzeile bietet alles, was Sie zum Kochen brauchen. Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster. Ein großer Esstisch und ein C …see more