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.
This delightful 'Maison de Village' is in the mountain village of Los Masos situated close to the thriving market town of Prades in the South-West of France. The village is nestled in the foothills of Mount Canigou, and benefits from incredible views across to the magn …see more
The views from the sun terrace were fantastic, changing regularly depending on weather and the time of ay.
The top bedroom was a real bonus, it was great to wake up in the morning and look over at t… More
Situated in a tranquil village close to the vibrant market town of Prades, this comfortable and newly renovated house has great views towards Mount Canigou from it's private terrace.
Sleeping 6 comfortably, it is fully heated so is suitable for both Winter and Summer …see more
This 3 storey old town house was the perfect base for exploring the delightful area of Rousillon. The views from the balcony are really rather special and as we awoke one morning half way through our… More
“Gorgeous setting, lovely terrace, and clean, well kept house”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
The town of Marquixanes is a 1000+ year old, lovely little town atop a small hill with narrow, winding streets and old stone houses throughout. It was important to us to stay in a small, quaint town,… More
Thank you for the lovely review, perhaps if you come back again you can try out our house in Castelnou. It's a stones throw from the Castle.
“Superb house in a great location”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
We had a brilliant week in this property in October 2011. It is very well equipped, in fact the best self-catering accommodation we have ever experienced. The views from the balcony are fantastic an… More
Le Potager is the smaller of our two gites at La Belardiere. So called because it overlooks the vegetable garden, Le Potager enjoys a pretty walled patio leading to its own private garden, benefiting from the shade of a large walnut tree (which can be very welcome in th …see more
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday.
A peaceful location surrounded by lovely To… More
La borde with its two family run gites, is perched on a little promontory on the edge of the pretty village of Peyrefitte sur l'Hers. With our large pool, games room, bar and boule area you can always find something to do, or just relax and read, and enjoy the quie …see more
La Grange Fleurie is one of four beautifully converted outbuildings of La Domaine du Puech an18th century farmstead situated in a stunning hamlet high above the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the river Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.Ideal for one cou …see more
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE 2 GITES TO SLEEP 10 AND 6. SEE 'LE VERGER' AND 'LE POTAGER'.Both of our gites are former barns, converted in 2011/12 into luxurious and spacious holiday accommodation. With 5 and 3 bedrooms respectively Le Verger and Le Potager are both ideal for fa …see more
Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 10 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a co …see more
Lovely house for people who like to walk and love to be outside. The environment is all nature. You can spot a lot of animals like wild horses, who are most of all close to the lake. An old renovated farmhouse in the middle of the nature. You only hear the sound of the …see more
Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one whic …see more
“Beautiful, relaxing and very well suited for small children”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
We stayed at le Cerisier in july with our two girls of 5 and 2 years old. The gite was comfortable and cosy and very well finished.. For the children everything had been thought of, special chairs, a … More
Thank you for your very positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul and we are very pleased that you had an enjoyable and relaxing time here. We hope to see you again before too long!
“Perfect Holiday at Le Cerisier”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
My husband and I with our two daughters, aged 16 and 18, have just returned from a wonderful stay at Le Cerisier.
Having seen the website photos we knew the gite had been finished to a high standard … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a hugely complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We make every effort to provide the ingredients for our guests to have a fantastic holiday and it's very gratifying when it is confirmed by Reviews such as yours that we have succeeded in doing so! It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay and we look forward to welcoming you all to Le Tilleul again before too long!
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Le Cerisier. As you say, there are lots of activities close at hand for the more energetic visitor but equally, more than enough to do on-site for the slightly less active guest and we are pleased that you were able to enjoy a mixture of both, assisted by some glorious early September weather! It was a joy having you and your family to stay and we hope you will visit us again in the future!
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Escape to the tranquility of this lovingly restored home in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Situated in a peaceful French hamlet, 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises' Leela mak …see more
I stayed in Leela for the best part of a month, looking to have some respite from the daily grind(!) and have time to write in peace and solitude. I wasn't disappointed. A couple of miles and a few th… More
“A georgeous retreat/holiday gite for someone looking to get away and enjoy the quintissential south-of-francecountryside”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Sarah could not be more accommodating and charming. She has transformed a little french countryside house into a beautiful and modern getaway for those looking to escape the big city rush and experie… More
“A delightful and charming little get away.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
A well thought through, well maintained, spacious, clean but above all slightly quirky little Gite. It really does have everything you need and more, especially in the kitchen. If you like reading yo… More
Le Marronnier has been sympathetically restored from an old charentaise stable block and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (with beautiful, old oak beams and honey-coloured stone). The spacious, detached gite (90M2) is well-e …see more
Just returned from a brilliant holiday to Gites De Brives. The owners Philip an Glynn where the perfect hosts, giving us top tips about the area and good places to visit but at the same time they wer… More
“Ultimate peace in very comfortable suroundings!”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
Le Marronier is a very spacious 2 bedroomed gite. The owners were very friendly and helpful attending to all our needs.I would certainly recommend Gites de Brive to anyone.
Lovely holiday!… More
“An excellent gite in the heart of the beautiful Charente”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
Phil and Glyn are very welcoming hosts. They have considerable knowledge of the area and helped us understand more about life in the Charente.
La Marronnier provides the essentials and much more. … More
Ideal for couples or for singles this is a place to chill out and unwind.
The Gite comes with a large double bed (or two single beds on request) also camping in the field next to the Gite is possible using the Gite facilities, ideal for teenagers!
Fully stocked kitchene …see more
I would have no reservations in recommending this cottage. We were down for the Le Mans Classic and although quite a distance form the circuit we had such a lovely stay.… More
Thank you for your custom and so glad you enjoyed your stay here. We loved having you.
“Perfect mini gite and lovely owners.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Fantastic stop off point en route to the south. Great for a couple with a baby. Clean, well equipped gite and tastefully styled with its own outdoor space with a bbq. It is attached to the owners farm… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us we loved having you. Lovely family!
“Wonderfully peaceful location to recharge your batteries!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
The gite was spotlessly clean and had all the main facilities we wanted. A wonderful welcome pack was provided which made us feel very welcome indeed. Virginia and Mike (as well as Molly, Eric and Ern… More
So glad you had a great time. We do aim to please and enjoyed your company.
Thank you Virginia
Self-contained holiday apartment within a recently renovated 16th century Villa. Located in the heart of the wine making region of Alsace. Comprising of:- 1 large bedroom with a king-size bed, wardrobe and breakfast area (all linen and towels provided).- Free WIFI and C …see more
“Great apartment in a lovely village, ideal for a few days.”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Michael helped us whilst booking with extra pictures, as we struggled to understand which parts of the property were shared with the owner, who was not at home when we stayed.
The apartment was moder… More
Les Courlis is a pretty 18th century cottage in the hamlet of La Loctais a short drive away from the lovely village of St Ouen La Rouerie. Situated in beautiful and peaceful countryside near to the boarder with Normandy. It is an excellent base to return to after explor …see more
Beautiful house, nicely furnished, spotless clean. The owners very friendly and helpful. We could come back here any time.… More
Many thanks, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime.
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
This gite was perfect! It was comfortable, clean, very well equiped and so peaceful! To wake up to the view over the garden was lovely. The owners were very friendly and helpful, giving us lots of id… More
Detached self contained Gite with a welcoming family atmosphere based in a small Hamlet in open countryside. The nearest Town of La Haye Du Puits is just 10 minutes drive which has Restaurants, Chemist, Supermarkets, Music, and traditional French shopping including a …see more
Stayed here July 16th -July 30th, we traveled as a group of 7, our family and grandparents.
we had a fabulous holiday, the gite was well equipped and was a great home from home, the kitchen had good … More
It was a pleasure having you stay in our Gite and listening to the children playing in the garden and swimming in the pool. Family time is precious and seeing you all playing team games in the garden even if Oreo did want to join you. Your always welcome here at Viefacile.
Reviewed 23 Oct 2013
We have always wanted to visit Normandy so when we decided to go in July 2013 we could not have found a better gite than Viefacile.
Joanne and Sharon are very friendly and always willing to help, sad… More
“Clean and cozy gite, great garden”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
When we arrived in "Viefacile" we had a warm welcome by the owners.
Service was great, owner told us all ins and outs of the gite.
Property was well equipped and clean, the interior was very nice, … More
Nestling in rolling countryside between the Rivers Creuse and Vienne, on the border of the historic Touraine and Poitou regions, La Belardiere was a working farm until the early 1990s. Today, the barns have been carefully restored to combine both character and classic f …see more
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2013
A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring this lo… More
La Marquise is a charming house of 60 m2 accommodating 4 to 6 persons.Situated at the entrance to a large, leafy property, La Marquise is neighbour to a smaller cottage, la Bergerie. The ground floor comprises an elegant living-dining room, and a practical, well-equippe …see more
“Gite was beautifully furnished,comfortable,well-equipped,with fantastic gardens !”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2013
Well-situated forParis and Disneyland.We had a great time and will definitely consider returning. We were a party of 4,including a 10 year old child who particularly loved the garden,cats and hens! I'… More
“Beautiful gite and my family were made to feel extremely welcome.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
We stayed at the gite for 3 nights in October 2012. The owners made us feel very welcome and catered for all of our needs. We have a 10 month old baby and a proper mattress was added to the cotbed pro… More
Le Pommier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for six, in one King, one double and one twin bedroom. It also features a LARGE (13m x 6m) heated (May to end Sept) pool with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children, (yes, …see more
Le Pommier is a fantastic gite in a superb location. It's well appointed with good quality appliances and furnishing - literally everything you could wish for. A welcome pack with local produce, inclu… More
Thank you for writing such a positive and complimentary review of your stay in Le Pommier - it is much appreiated! It will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Le Tilleul for your next visit!
“Fantastic property - brill facilities”
Reviewed 30 May 2015
We stayed at Le Pommier during the half term break. There were four adults and two children aged 8 &10. There is a lovely pool at the property which was enjoyed by all of us for swimming and playing. … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your say in Le Pommier! We're thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the facilities we have on offer here. We look forward to seeing you all again before too long!
Reviewed 5 Sep 2015
We have just returned from a lovely two week stay a Le Pommier. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, that were high before we arrived. The gite is spacious, clean, with all the modern faciliti… More
Thank you for your comprehensive and very complimentary Review of your stay in Le Pommier. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the property and the attractions in the surrounding area. It was a pleasure having you and your extended family to stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back to Le Tilleul before too long!
bienvenue aux rouqueys ancienne maison vigneronne du 18eme avec son jardin clos et 2 places de parking il se compose de 3 chambres (1 lit 140 1 lit 160 et 2 lits 90)une salle de bain avec balneo une salle de douche avec wc et un wc independant une piece de vie avec cuis …see more
Bright, quiet and comfortable gite along a riverside in a well preserved country side. Between Fontainebleau forest and the first Burgundy hills. 85 km South of Paris, half way between the Loire Valley and the Champagne region.A gite for 5 people with 3 bedrooms, 2 show …see more
“A lovely quiet location in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
The gite is excellent for a family group, we took a friend along too.
We had a great stay and thought it great value. Equidistant from most of the bouldering areas but only 1/2 an hour to any.
“Great location to explore the region”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
Basic and simple gite that was excellent value for money. Generally clean and tidy and worth a visit. Some areas for improvement would be 1. More seating in lounge area. After long day out you n… More
“cosy gite with garden”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
We had a very nice stay in this small but cosy gite. The children enjoyd the garden and loved the animals; horses, dog and sheep, of Sylvie, the owner of the castle and gite. We loved the garden also … More
Le Herisson is the smaller of our gites on the property of Le Vieux Presbytere near the market town of Eauze in Gascony.Le Herisson (hedgehog) is full of light with views onto the avenues of pine trees and the swimming pool. The gite has one double room on the mezzanin …see more
Our gîte is furnished and decorated tastefully and is equipped with all creature comforts, including central heating. There are two double rooms (one double and two single beds) with a joint bathroom, shower, WC and wash-hand basin. The living room has a corner dining …see more
Liberte is a child-free haven of tranquility aimed at those who really want to be in a tranquil environment benefiting from a mix of total relaxation and stimulating visits or just one or the other. Some people never leave the house and others are out all the time! Li …see more
After a long hot drive, arrived to a warm welcome and a cool glass of fizz. Beautiful and tranquil location. Fab downstairs room with own courtyard garden, room immaculate with everything one could wa… More
“An oasis of tranquility.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
We booked to stay 4 weeks and ended up staying 9 weeks !
" liberte" truly was relaxing. we stayed in the appartment truffel. clean, stylish and very comfortable. most mornings we would have breakfas… More