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Rural short breaks (46)

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.

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(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £509 / night

£1957 - £3914 / week

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from £509 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £109 / night

£435 / week

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from £109 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 6 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £345 / night

£2500 - £3895 / week

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from £345 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £522 / night

£2861 - £3592 / week

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from £522 / night

(1) Very Good 

16

Chateau rental in Autignac with swimming pool

Herault / Autignac

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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Chateau rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

14 28 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1544 / night

£6174 - £8184 / week

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from £1544 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £248 / night

£1735 - £2131 / week

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from £248 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Fontenay-le-Comte

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £195 / night

£1365 / week

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from £195 / night

(8) Excellent 

32

Mortagne-sur-Gironde holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

10 22 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a great time - you should all go!” I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tub were a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £5250 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Chateau rental in Libourne

Gironde / Libourne

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £240 / night

£1044 - £1218 / week

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from £240 / night

18

Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £500 / night

£3783 - £6070 / week

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from £500 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Chateau in an idyllic setting” We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country house.  …see more

from £152 / night

£760 - £1495 / week

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from £152 / night

24

Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

13 29 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £4550 / night

£11900 - £13900 / week

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from £4550 / night

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Holiday chateau rental

Vendee / Pouzauges

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £342 / night

£1423 - £1897 / week

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from £342 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay !” Gorgeous house, beautiful rooms. We loved the atmosphere of the house and the decoration was particularly fine. We strongly recommand the rooftop and its view ! Nous revenons !  …see more

from £95 / night

£661 - £1279 / week

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from £95 / night

20

Holiday chateau in Fromental

Haute-Vienne / Fromental

7 24 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1138 / night

£4550 - £4708 / week

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from £1138 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cote d'Or / Recey-sur-Ource

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£435 - £1166 / week

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from £18 / night

(14) Excellent 

23

Ski chateau to rent in Plaigne

Aude / Plaigne

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“I love this place” We spend a whole week in the Chateau de la Commanderie for a seminar. Rebecca (the owner) made our stay very pleasant by taking care of us. The Castel is very nice, clean and we really enjoyed it (as well as the swimming pool).  …see more

from £1479 / night

£4957 - £5827 / week

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from £1479 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Ski chateau to rent in Gere-Belesten

Bearn / Gere-Belesten

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski

from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night

(12) Excellent 

16

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Richelieu

Indre-et-Loire / Richelieu

10 12 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £560 / night

£3914 - £5214 / week

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from £560 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Colombieres-sur-Orb holiday chateau rental

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £783 / night

£3783 / week

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from £783 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Holiday chateau rental

Lot / Frayssinet

12 24 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A perfect family get together” For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process with all our requests fo  …see more

from £900 / night

£4500 - £11360 / week

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from £900 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Chateau rental in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“50th Birthday Surprise” Well what can we say about this chateau.........Book it!! We held a 50th birthday surprise for my wife at the chateau - it was perfect, it is a simply stunning property - kids will love roaming and hunting around the house and  …see more

from £304 / night

£1520 - £2995 / week

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from £304 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Chateau rental in Ventenac-en-Minervois with swimming pool

Narbonne / Ventenac-en-Minervois

6 20 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £500 / night

£2500 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Monthou-sur-Cher holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £377 / night

£627 - £2174 / week

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from £377 / night

21

Chateau rental in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £954 / night

£2725 - £3145 / week

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from £954 / night

(1) Excellent 

32

Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Cherval

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Richelieu holiday chateau rental

Richelieu / Faye la Vineuse

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £131 / night

£479 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Holiday chateau rental

Herault / Belarga

16 50 3 nights min

  • 16 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £944 / night

£6605 / week

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from £944 / night

(5) Very Good 

16

Saint Andre Les Alpes holiday chateau rental

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint Andre Les Alpes

6 18 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £622 / night

£4348 / week

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from £622 / night

(2) Very Good 

6

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Meursault

Cote d'Or / Meursault

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £1392 / night

£6914 - £7096 / week

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from £1392 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor holiday chateau rental

Tarn / Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor

21 43 1 night min

  • 21 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 43
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 114 km
  • Swimming pool

from £16 / night

£92 / week

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from £16 / night

18

Brousse holiday chateau rental

Creuse / Brousse

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

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Aurillac ski chateau to rent.

Cantal / Aurillac

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski

Pricing unknown

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19

Viana do Castelo District / Lanhezes

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

from £279 / night

£1740 - £1957 / week

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from £279 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Villeneuve-sur-Lot with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £591 / night

£4131 / week

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from £591 / night

23

Province of Imperia / Pigna

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £131 / night

£692 / week

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from £131 / night

20

Holiday chateau in Sers

Charente / Sers

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

Pricing unknown

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17

Castelsagrat holiday chateau rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Castelsagrat

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1897 / night

£6637 - £11377 / week

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from £1897 / night

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Bessonies holiday chateau rental

Lot / Bessonies

9 25 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1006 / night

£4469 - £6415 / week

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from £1006 / night

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