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.
“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
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
“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
“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
Chris and Martin were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. The booklet provided before arrival, told us everything we needed to know about food, places to see and the best direct… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated !
We look forward to your return visit next year !
Chris and Martin
“Everything we wanted - and more!”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2014
We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers!
The house was spacious… More
“Pure indulgence - France at its best”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Upon arrival at La Vieille Grange, its tranquility and charm completely captured us and we have returned home fully under its spell.
The gite itself is very well equipped and the garden room is a stu… More
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Well-equipped cottage in beautiful area”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
We have just returned from Marquixanes where we spent 9 nights. The cottage is in the centre of the village and is extremely clean, well furnished and decorated, with all the facilities we wanted. It … More
“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
The gite itself was lovely and had all you could wish for, including satellite tv and free internet. All the facilities in the gite were spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable. The welcome ha… More
“First class accommodation and comfort”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
Christine was a perfect host. The gite/cottage was fully set up on arrival (even down to a bottle of wine in the fridge.) We arrived following a slightly delayed start to our holiday and Christine wa… More
“Nice confortable and calm”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
Très belle demeure, confortable, au calme.
Charme de la pierre.
Beau jardin attenant.
Maison confortable et spacieuse.
Merci !… More
“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
“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
Just returned from a break in France & can highly recommend Penneville for it's high standard of comfort & cleanliness. The English owners Carol & Philip are very welcoming & there are plenty of place… More
“charming, friendly and very helpful hosts. warm and cosy accommodation.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and exploring the local area. A good base for visiting Rouen.
A quiet and well equiped gite with friendly and welcomimg hosts. Very good value for money.… More