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.
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
Stunning wooden chalet surrounded by beautiful Slovakian mountains.
Large, comfortable chalet ideally situated for all-year active holidays, or to just relax, unwind and take in the views.
Quiet, unique and authentic but very affordable place for your holiday.
“Dream Christmas in a beautiful chalet”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
Our family planned long ago to spend Christmas somewhere in the mountains. We started to search for a suitable house, and for the first sight we knew this one is going to be what we need. But reality … More
“the most romantic 5* chalet in Tatras; we loved the experience”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2013
The chalet Borovo sits on the top of the hill in a small Slovakian village, so it benefits from great views and is located 2 hours’ drive from the Krakow airport. This is the most amazing property m… More
“My dream house in the mountains”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2012
The chalet sits on the mountain side above the village of Male Borove, a charming, traditional, rural village in the Lower Tatras. From the large wooden terrace, you can enjoy fantastic views of the s… More
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Swiss style 'Chalet Mavambo', sleeps 6 to 10- 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, excellent location - minutes walk to Verbier lifts, rail station, shops, well fitted out - stone walls, oak floors, free wi fi, 39" flat screen, week or weekend (off peak) rentalIdeally located 4 …see more
“Brilliant chalet, clean, comfortable, inviting, fully equipped in great location”
Reviewed 3 May 2014
This a lovely chalet on a quiet, well maintained chalet park, close to a gorgeous sandy beach. This is the second time we've stayed on this park, but the first in this chalet. Its bright, cheerful, we… More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We're really glad you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Emma & Andy.
“Brilliant Holiday, Fantastic Site”
Reviewed 3 May 2013
This chalet is lovely, its a few minutes walk from the most gorgeous beach, there is a little play area just outside the chalet door. The whole site is really clean and family friendly. Lots of child… More
Thank you you for your comments regarding your holiday. Having recently purchased the chalet we are keen to make improvements and hear guests feedback. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope you will consider staying with us again if you visit Cornwall in the future. Kind Regards Emma & Andy
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Ski right to the door at this fantastic comtemporary bright & spacious semi-detached 4 bedroom chalet situated in Le Tour. Sleeping up to 8, with 1 double, 2 twin / double bedrooms & 4th with 2 single beds. Also, wifi, balcony, UK TV channels, 3 bathrooms & wood burner. …see more
Our concerns about lack of snow so late in the season were unfounded- we had the best ski conditions with wonderful deep powder giving us the chance to explore the safe areas between pistes in La Tzo… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2015
NOT petit – 6 of us each had a room to ourselves, and spacious enough for twice that number, so perfect for families and groups.
The centre of the village is an enjoyable stroll (we walked back f… More
“Best chalet I've stayed in!”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2015
Le Petit Chalet is without doubt the best chalet I've stayed in throughout the Verbier area. Despite the name, it is actually very large and comfortably hosted our party of six and would have been fin… More
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
4 bedrooms can comfortably sleep up to ten guests.
One bathroom downstairs and two en suite bathrooms upstairs.
The open plan living room has a wood burning stove.
A high chair, a cot and baby gates are available for young families. …see more
“Great teambuilding place in amazing surroundings”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2015
Chalet Tatras was a great place to stay. Equipment of the whole house is well above standard, with huge kitchen and plenty of space for 10 people to work or have fun inside the chalet. Surroundings ar… More
“Birthday week in Slovakia”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of… More
We're glad you had such a good time in Chalet Tatras and found the woodland surroundings so peaceful! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
The stunning coastal location of Port Beag Chalets is frequently commented on by our guests, with wonderful views to be enjoyed from the picture windows. The area has wonderful beaches, plenty mountains and walks, cliffs to climb, and an abundance of wildlife.Come and …see more
“comfortable chalet, excellent location, great value for money”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
We stayed for a week in the ski season. The chalet is perfectly located with easy door-to-door access to the ski lifts and all local facilities by train. It is well equipped with plenty of space and… More
“great location and lovely cosy chalet with all amenities for a comfortable stay”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
Ably assisted by fantastic weather, we spent just 4 nights in this chalet which was easy to find due to being located on the same road as the Thermes Parc (there are are large flags at the start of th… More
“Attractive chalet in beautiful mountain valley”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Attractive, simply furnished chalet in the beautiful Champery valley (the owners photos give a fair impression). For parents with two older teenaged children, this is a wonderful base to explore the a… More
Villa Moya is a 2 bedroom stone made villa with a splendid mountain backdrop view and the tranquilly of the countryside. It has a spacious grass area with private pool, table tennis, bilidard and BBQ. There is air-condition at the rooms and free WIFI …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
This exclusive and comfortable farmhouse is perched at 1240 mts on the sunny south facing plateau in the valley of Naves. The property has been custom built from a ruin to luxury accommodation situated in the charming and traditional Savoyard village of Fontaine. …see more
“Beyond our expectations”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
If you are looking for a luxurious place to stay in the French Alps, without breaking the bank, then this is it. The ultimate in both accommodations and food. Nikki and Hugh are the hosts, and speak… More
Thank you so much for your feedback, l hope to see you all again in the near future xx
“My two sons of 7 and 4 now want me to build a luxurious house and learn how to cook like aunty Nikki!!!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
Amazing experience in a luxurious, relaxing and down to earth atmosphere.. With two very active boys we kept busy and there is so much to do in such a quaint village. We cycled up to the top where we… More
Thanks for the lovely response, l could think of nothing better than to have the family back to play in the kitchen and climb the rock walls,
See you again soon,
Nikki and Hugh
“Great chalet, great food, great walks, great views and great company ... We couldn't of asked for anything more”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
Thank you Nikki and Hugh for a perfect 2 days.
You were so welcoming, we felt at home from the moment that we arrived. And what a home!
We stayed as part of our trip though Europe and on our tra… More
Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Cosy and comfortable chalet in great position within village. Set back from the road so in a quiet location but only 100m to bus stop. Lovely balcony and terrace. Restaurant within two minutes; easy access to shops and other restaurants in village centre. …see more
“Wonderful, cosy chalet to stay in during our skiing holiday”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2015
We really enjoyed our week in this chalet. It fitted our group of 8 very comfortably. We especially loved the big, sociable dining and living room area with its wood-burning fire. Also was great havin… More
“Cosy chalet in excellent location for Village, lifts & buses”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2015
We had a lovely week of walking in the mountains, on occasion taking advantage of the nearby buses and lifts. We particularly liked the homely, cosy feel of this chalet and the splendid views from the… More
“Perfect combination of comfort and access to ski slopes”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
The chalet was extremely warm, clean and welcoming with very comfortable beds. There was always plenty of hot water for relaxing baths at the end of an arduous day on the pistes. The village was clo… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The chalet is located in a fantastic spot. Perfect for exploring the region. You will get the true feeling of living in a quiet swiss village, with bonus of great public transport. An evening stroll along the beautiful lake Brienz or a sunset paddle is just 100m's. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
Looking for somewhere romantic, cosy, right on the beach? Magnificent coastal views and access to Hardy country? With unique furniture and artworks by local craftsmen? Sea Swallow has all this plus the comfort and convenience of a modern building. …see more
La tete de l'elephant is a new 5 bed traditional Alpine chalet, with stunning mountain views a short walk to the ski bus in the in the very French village of St Jean D'Aulps. 10 minutes by car to skiing in Morzine/Avoriaz. Log fire, Wi-Fi, Sky TV, DVD.All modern conveni …see more
“Excellent property, great location”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
We had a week in summer at the Elephants Head! We would usually go skiing in the Alps so a new experience for us to go in summer. Loads to do in the region, cycling, white water rafting, swimming, wal… More
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
After going to 5 star ski chalets for over 10 years now, La tete de l'éléphant Chalet was just truly fantastic....Over the last 10 years I have been fortunate enough to stay in many beautiful place'… More
Relaxed modern friendly comfortable chalet situated in the Rhone Alps,50 metres from village centre and the cable car. The main ski run back to the village ends at our driveway! Fantastic views of Lake Geneva. Airport and local transfers available by request. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Remote coastal location in the Highlands. Ideal base for hill walking, climbing, fishing, cycling, wildlife, scenery & some gorgeous beaches in the highlands. We have a balcony, free wifi & a TV/DVD. …see more
“heaven on earth”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
A lovely lovely chalet. All the facilities you could possibly ask for, really clean. Owner very friendly and helpful Great sized garden - amazing to see the deer visit!
And the setting? Just stunning… More
Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Holiday Chalet in the 'Osprey Village' of Boat of Garten, in the heart of the Cairngorms. Set in quiet and picturesque part of the site it has trails galore and steam railway on the doorstep. Skiing is close by The Cairngorms are an adventure playground in the great …see more
House with all services running properly, AA bathrooms, kitchen etc .... ideal for a happy holiday alone or with family.Great stay for our vacation, tanquilidad, the sea is heard, security and all ame… More
“Superbe holidays by the sea”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2014
We enjoyed very much our stay at Cristina's house in Menorca, the views to the sea and to the northern coast of Mallorca are outstanding. The kids enjoyed playing at the garden and in the pool. It's a… More
Thank you very much, Gerardo, it is very kind of you!
It was a pleasure to host you and your family in our beloved house and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday that much. We look forward to welcoming you all again.
Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Tamerza is a large, chalet-style house in the heart of the French Pyrenees. It can accommodate up to 12 guests in its five bedrooms and offers all the facilities expected of a high-quality holiday rental, including a swimming pool and tennis court. …see more
Nearest beach 11 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Chalet im Wieselti offers both stylish self-catered accommodation in an alpine setting with stunning panorama views and is an ideal mountain location to experience a wide range of winter & summer activities in the famous famly ski resort of Arosa and Lenzerheide. For …see more
“A magical place in the Swiss Alps”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
My husband and I had a most enjoyable and memorable stay in the upper appartment of Chalet Im Wieselti in Langwies. Arriving after dark, we woke the next day to the tinkling of cow and sheep bells in … More
“Comfortable, Relaxing, and Peaceful!”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chalet. We opted to use the public transit system and looked forward to beginning our days with the picturesque and brisk walk down to the train st… More
Nearest beach 15 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Ski chalet apartment, beside the ski-lift, cosy living and log fire, easy transport from Geneva by train/car …see more
“Excellent location and very homey feel”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2013
We loved both the location (a short walk to the lift and easy to be without a car by taking the train from Geneva airport) and the chalet. It felt as if we were being lent a friend's chalet so it had … More
“A lovely apartment with great views and a fabulous location”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2011
We had a great time at the Le Gramon apartment - we were a family of four with children ages 10 and 8. The location is ideal - a short walk from a few shops and restaurants in Barboleuse, and with a … More