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Rural short breaks (1095)

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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Finistere / Le Cloitre-Saint-Thegonnec

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £31 / night

£207 - £466 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£298 - £393 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lozere / Le Pont-de-Montvert

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £33 / night

£216 - £675 / week

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from £33 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Luxembourg Province / Leglise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£216 - £337 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£440 - £738 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Aube / Troyes

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£432 - £759 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in St Quentin les Chardonnets

Flers / St Quentin les Chardonnets

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£238 - £371 / week

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from £35 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £194 / night

£595 - £1121 / week

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from £194 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Haute-Vienne / Bussiere-Poitevine

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £57 / night

£259 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Haute-Garonne / Calmont

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£311 - £647 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

8

Bouches-du-Rhone / Eygalieres

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£432 - £647 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” 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  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Saint-Esteben

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £78 / night

£345 - £673 / week

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from £78 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Lot / Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£172 - £258 / week

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from £38 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Holiday gite in Montcaret

Dordogne / Montcaret

3 7 7 nights min

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

from £64 / night

£444 - £992 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Loire Valley / Blois

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£276 - £380 / week

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from £69 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Holiday gite in Fougeres

Fougeres / St. Ouen La Rouerie

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“highly recommended” Beautiful house, nicely furnished, spotless clean. The owners very friendly and helpful. We could come back here any time.  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £525 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Average 

9

Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£216 - £233 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Descartes

Loire Valley / Descartes

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Gite” I stayed at Sue and Trev's Gite earlier this month and very much enjoyed the experience. Sue and Trev were very welcoming as was the "welcome pack" including a bottle of sparkling wine! The Gite has lots of space and the gardens are  …see more

from £88 / night

£464 - £1375 / week

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from £88 / night

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Gard / Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £61 / night

£337 - £406 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Very Good 

13

Holiday gite in Denneville

Manche / Denneville

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

10

Loire Valley / Briare

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £23 / night

£161 - £214 / week

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from £23 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Semoussac holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Swimming pool
“Friendly,relaxing home from home” Spent a very enjoyable & peaceful two weeks at La Vielle Grange. The gite was spacious & very well equipped with everything you need. A wonderful terrace room looked out on the lovely, large garden & pool with a vie  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

13

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £63 / night

£302 - £712 / week

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from £63 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Drome / Beausemblant

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £156 / night

£569 - £1044 / week

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from £156 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Fuilla

Pyrenees-Orientales / Fuilla

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
“Tranquil & scenic.” The gite was really well refurbished with the original stone walls exposed. It was very comfortable, all the necessary equipment was provided & there are lovely views of the mountains. It has a lovely patio area with table, chairs  …see more

from £61 / night

£255 - £517 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Los Masos

Pyrenees-Orientales / Los Masos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views” 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 the mountains from the bed. Also th  …see more

from £32 / night

£215 - £319 / week

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from £32 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Quiberville holiday gite rental

Seine-Maritime / Quiberville

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Great base to explore the Alabaster coast” The hosts were very friendly and helpful. They gave flexible arrival and departure times, and took time to greet us when we arrived. The gite provided beautiful views of the sea due to its cliff top positi  …see more

from £57 / night

£250 - £475 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Marquixanes

Pyrenees-Orientales / Marquixanes

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A super gite in great location” 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 vacation to find t  …see more

from £45 / night

£299 - £499 / week

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from £45 / night

28

Aveyron / Saint-Affrique

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £51 / night

£354 - £936 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint Andre de Cubzac

Bordeaux / Saint Andre de Cubzac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£250 - £561 / week

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from £87 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

Holiday gite in Saint-Lo

Manche / Saint-Lo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden
“Wonderful stay at the Cidre Barn” We stayed at the Cidre Barn from 11th - 18th June, 2016. The Cidre Barn is well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. It is set in a very calm location, perfect for a relaxing holiday.The nearest village  …see more

from £61 / night

£426 / week

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from £61 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Loire-Atlantique / Pornic

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £29 / night

£173 - £494 / week

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from £29 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Saint-Andre-de-Najac

Aveyron / Saint-Andre-de-Najac

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Gite delight in the heart of France” Le Combal is a perfect gite for a large family holiday, well placed on the edge of a small village with an excellent restaurant. The pool is one of the best we have encountered over many years with magnificent view  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £1552 / week

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from £148 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday gite rental

Rouen / Saint-Austreberthe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Perfect Idyll” This was our second stay at Penneville and we were not dissapointed. Gite was clean and well equipped, very comfortable and quiet. It was lovely to be able to hear the birdsong. Our hosts Carol & Phillip were as charming as ever and mad  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

13

Coulommiers / Boissy-le-Chatel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £130 / night

£380 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Ariege / Foix

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

13

Mayenne / Hambers

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £104 / night

£268 / week

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from £104 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Puydarrieux

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £69 / night

£216 - £328 / week

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from £69 / night

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