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.
“Super house, super view” 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 Larne. The house definitely
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!
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It
We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome.
The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left
Lovely cottage well equipped with everything you needed lovely welcome from the owners a very nice welcome pack consisting of a cream tea and milk, eggs, home made bread and lots of other goodies too … More
Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you here and we're looking forward to welcoming you back in the spring xx
“A much needed wind down holiday in a quiet semi rural location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Lovely place to stay and explore the beautiful parts of the coast, polperro, Talland Bay, looe, Lansallos, Lanivet cove is a also a lovely walks from the National trust car park. On arriving at the co… More
Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it and we are absolutely thrilled that we'll be seeing you all again next year xx
“We cannot praise this cottage enough”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
We arrived on the Saturday and was met by Tracy who was so friendly and welcoming. We were told that if there was anything that we needed that wasn't provided to let her know.
Our first impression wa… More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your holiday with us and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon x
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” 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, fir
“Edge of Paradise” We found this cottage on an earlier trip to the area, not knowing it would be available to rent, and took photos of it because we loved it so much! To our delight, this year we were able to rent it for a week.
We found the inter
“A pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.” This cottage was as described, and provided us with a pleasant, cosy base to be with friends and explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.
“Fabulous cottage, great location, perfect break.”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
The cottage is immaculate, light, airy, quiet and totally relaxing. Its a 5-8 minute walk to your choice of two unbelievably picturesque beaches one with a good resturant/pub. Lots of great hiking a… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm very pleased to hear that you want to come again.
“cosy, comfortable, full of character”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2012
Pencraig is a wonderful, get away from it all holiday cottage. It's well equipped, cosy and has a wealth of books, games and art to keep you amused inside, plus there are two tables to sit at outside… More
Thank you so much for the kind comments to myself and the property. So glad you enjoyed it sounds like you had a amazing time discovering what wales had to offer. Thank you.
“Lovely location and cute cottage”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This spot was very nice, a great location. Also the house was lovely. There was nothing to complain about. Thank you for the stay.… More
Thank you for your positive review and thank you for staying. Hope that you come back again some time.
“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location” Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean.
We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walkin
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
“Quiet, cosy, characterful cottage” Lovely cottage in a typical Cornish village, with great coastal walks and lovely beach. The cottage had all that was required. The village was quiet although close to Marazion which had great pubs and shops, as di
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Perfect.” We stayed from Wednesday night through to Saturday day.
I came to this cottage with my husband, three year old daughter and my in law parents. My daughter absolutely loved the surrounding gardens. it was magical to her and lots of hiding
“Perfect comfortable stay” We have stayed here now for 3 holidays and we return because of the comfort, warmth and cosiness of this lovely cottage in the South Lakes. The cottage a great balance for us of traditional character with modern comfort and t
This lovely cosy cottage was a pleasure to visit. The Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could wish for. It is in a nice central area with two nearby pubs .TThe beds in the twin room … More
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at the Cottage. Thank you for your feedback as we appreciate the time and effort that goes into uploading any comments. The beds are actually very new so we will certainly look into your comments further to make sure that every guest gets a good nights sleep.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Beautiful cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 10 mins walk to beach. 30 minutes walk to Golden Cap, the highest point on the SW coast. Broadchurch filmed just down the road in West Bay.
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“Everything you need for a pefect stay” Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this wonderful cottage. Communication with the owner was excellent from the outset and the house is exactly as described. On top of a steep hill, the cotteage offers wonderful views
Set in a rural location, but yet 5 minutes drive from Killybegs, (Irelands premier fishing port), The Old Farmhouse is perfect for touring Donegal, and is ideal for those Hillwalking enthusiasts as Slieve League and Blue Stack Mountains are just a short drive away. …see more
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve
We had such a lovely experience staying at Eeyores Corner. The cottage was beautiful and the owners made us feel very welcome. We settled in straight away and enjoyed every minute of the lovely place … More
“Has all and more than needed to high standards......Just perfect”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Eeyores corner is the perfect base for all. Couples to large families will enjoy. Hosts fantastic, location and weather excellent. As a family we have spent the last six holidays in various locations … More
“Everything we expected and lots more!!!!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
Great location to stay, with lots to see and do, if thats what you want.
Otherwise just kick back and relax in the hot tub, or enjoy a glass or two on the riverbank. If you are lucky you may see the … More
“hidden gem” Lovely house tucked away off the main road, nice and quiet. Some nice little touches such as the cream tea left for us ( very nice! ) Not far from loads of great beaches. Would recommend it to anyone, perfect family holiday.
“Wonderful cottage in quiet location, close to everything!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
A perfect 10! Cosy cottage, with peaceful view of bowling green from kitchen window. Very comfortable bed, and ample sized kitchen and dining room. Very clean throughout. Will definitely stay here aga… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
Lovely quaint cottage and wonderful owners! Second stay at St. Jude's and was just as great as the last time. Steve and his wife are so helpful and are on hand to answer any quiries you have. Very fas… More
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
My friend and I stayed for 2 nights in St Jude's cottage. In advance of our arrival, Steve's communication was excellent and we were made aware of the parking situation. Steve provided plenty of permi… More
A cozy litle house that is located in the heart of Vík in Mýrdalur. The house (Lækjarmót) was build 1904.There are 2 bedrooms, a comfortable living room, bathroom, a kitchen and an outside area to enjoy your morning coffee.Includin WiFi internet. …see more
Situated in peaceful countryside in the Lake District of Cavan, 1 mile from Kilnaleck village, and just 1 hours driving from Dublin via M3. This spacious home sleeps 12 offers a large garden & patio area basketball net, games room and all modern conveniences.Mc Evo …see more
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
“A cottage of charm and character right in the pretty village centre”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2011
This charming cottage has a great location in a pretty village and is a gentle stroll to The Barley Mow pub which we would recommend for food. The kitchen is well equipped and it is comfortably furn… More
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time.
The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
Wow! The most fantastic place you want to spend your holiday and wish it would never end. Everything from the friendly welcome and food package to the amazing spaces in the house and beautiful wall ar… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your visit to Cullen and also the cottage itself. It's not a traditional cottage at all despite outside appearances. The layout is unique and the cottage is spacious and comfortable and it appears our guests agree. We look forward to your next visit!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding cottage in one of the beatiful areas of Scotland”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
We are regular visitors to this area and have stayed in many, many cottages over the past years but without hesitation I have to say Camrose is by far the best!
From the welcome basket of food to t… More
Thank you so much for your review of Camrose which illustrates perfectly what a great spot Cullen is for a family holiday. We've done our best to make Camrose a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. We look forward to your next visit.
Selma & Rob
Reviewed 22 Jun 2014
We cannot thank the hosts of Camrose cottage enough for the amazing stay we had in Cullen. We decided to book this house over bed and breakfast/hotels in the area and it was the best decision we ever … More
Thank you so very much for the fabulous first review. We have worked hard to make Camrose a comfortable and pleasant home away from home. We look forward to your next visit!
Selma & Rob
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o
“A superb high-standard cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
Holly Cottage is conveniently located for all shopping and facilities in Ullapool. It has ample parking (we had 2 cars). The cottage layout is perfect for 4 people, with the sun room being an added bo… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
Lovely cottage. The conservatory is a big bonus as is the garden when the weather is good. Spotlessly clean, it has all you need to enjoy a stay in the most beautiful part of Scotland.… More
“Comfortable peaceful cottage” I visited Broadway with two friends on a garden and gallery getaway break! We found The Old Grocery clean, comfortable and located on a very quiet and pretty road. It was great to have the outside space as we were lucky
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui …see more
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend
I stayed here with my husband and 3 month old baby and had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and very clean and well equipped. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, with an excellent pu… More
“Perfect country retreat”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
Slatters cottage is a great little, cosy cottage, It is very clean and very comfortable and we couldn't help but sit mesmerised for hours in front of the wood-burner fire in the lounge. The kitchen ha… More
“Exceeded All Expectations”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2012
Spent a week with wife and daughter and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage was an absolute jewel, well appointed and super cosy. Village and village residents were all very warm and open and helpfu… More
“Lovely cottage, great location” We had a lovely stay in Arundel, Benjamin Cottage was pretty and delightful. The only downside was that for two 55+ year olds, the steps to the bedroom were quite steep and small. Lack of washing machine was a minor pro
Tried to write a review a couple of times but glitch with TripAdvisor so third time lucky!
Benjamin Cottage is the place to go if a couple want to explore Arundel and the surrounding area. It`s all b… More
“lovely lovely lovely!”
Reviewed 3 May 2012
We absolutely loved our weekend at Benjamin Cottage. The decor is gorgeous, setting tranquil and location perfect for walking/pub visits/boat trips! We loved the welcome basket/dvd collection/robes in… More
“absolutely delightful little hideaway”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
What a treasure of a cottage! Welcoming, cosy and very tastefully renovated to a high standard. Benjamin cottage is compact but with clever design feels spacious and the mezzanine sleeping area with a… More
“Relaxing, cosy and worth re-visiting.” We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!) but, when w
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.
Reviewed 14 Nov 2016
Escape Cottage was a great find. A lovely cottage for a family of four. The flowers and biscuits were a lovely welcome on arrival and Vinny was very helpful. Loved the decor, the cottage was warm and… More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Ideally placed for exploring the town but just off the town centre making it peaceful at night. We'd definitely return.… More
ROBERTSTOWN SELF CATERING COTTAGES ARE LOCATED ON THE GRAND CANAL IN THE VILLAGE OF ROBERTSTOWN, 10 MILES FROM NAAS IN COUNTY KILDARE JUST 30 MINUTES FROM DUBLIN
All our self-catering cottages are on ground level - suitable for wheelchair users. The cottage comprises of …see more
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we
We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Reb… More
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any … More
“A superb warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
We stayed at The Milk House with our 2 sons aged 8 and 12, and our dog. We found the accommodation to be very well equiped with nothing else we would have needed.
The cottage had such a lovely war… More
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name im …see more
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy
“A delightful cottage in a glorious setting adds up to a lovely holiday.” This cottage has it all - comfort, convenience, location and excellent management. And, this year, a wonderful summer! Set in the beautiful English countryside beneath the South
“Cosy, Friendly, Very Clean Accommodation; Home from Home.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Wren Cottage has been beautifully converted with tasteful and comfortable furnishings and the super king size bed is very comfortable. There is every kitchen, laundry amenity you could want. Wi-Fi, … More
“Wonderful holiday, home from home”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
The cottage was excellent, nothing was wanting and the little extra touches made our stay comfortable, warm and relaxing.… More
“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Just had a lovely, peaceful short break at Wrens Cottage - a delightful converted barn, with everything you could possibly want for a stay. It is comfortable with lots of little extra touches provided… More
“PERFECT Holiday Cottage” This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was a lovely bunch of fresh fl
“Relaxing getaway” Loved the cottage; not huge but very comfy. Very small kitchen, but we already knew that, OK for snacks, not for serious cooking. Enjoyed staying opposite the Livery stables with beautiful horses, friendly dogs and a few chickens p
This is just what we were looking for : a quiet retreat yet near enough to places of interest or shops. We have enjoyed most places we have stayed but we have a rather small list of places we would r… More
“perfect romantic break”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
beautiful and clean accomadation in a quiet scenic area. The owners were extremly friendly and had provided tea/coffee/towels etc for a perfect romantic break. There is a pub a 3 minute walk from the … More
“Lovely cottage - excellent location for walking holiday”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
Ideal location for walking -right on the 1066 trail. Both local pubs served excellent food and were dog friendly.
The cottage was well appointed and was comfortable.… More