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.
Chalet de l'Ours is a traditional farmhouse in the charming ski resort of Sainte Foy-Tarentaise. At 115sqm it is considerably larger than most 3 bedroom apartments and offers a very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with some stunning mountain views.
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We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well fu… More
Chalet Sokol is a luxury 4 bedroom ski chalet in Bulgaria's best known and established ski resort of Borovets. The Chalet sleeps up to 9 poeple in 2 king bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, one of which has an extra truckle bed. The two king bedrooms have en-suite shower …see more
Totally renovated this summer 2016 new floors in every room, large family bathroom built, ensuite fully re-tield, complete bedroom furniture and mattress in both double bedrooms, large water heater installed new table and chairs in the dinning room all finished to a hig …see more
L'Appartement is a privately owned self catering chalet in the heart of the traditional village of Morillon. As our 'home in the alps' it has been refurbished to provide all the comforts you would expect to find back at home. We believe that this little …see more
For lovers of beautiful scenery, skiing, hiking, fishing or just relaxing in spectacular surroundings this lovely house acts as a wonderful base. Snowboarders/Skiers will have access to the best value skiing available in Europe; you will have access to uncrowded slopes …see more
Have just returned from a great 5 day stay in Levoca. Katerina and her son, a local lady, welcomed us at the house when we first arrived. When we all got through the main door from the street into thi… More
Hello & thank you so much for your kind feedback. Yes, there is a lot to talk about as it is a large property but am delighted that you all had a great time & welcome you and your family back any time. As the seasons change there are different activities to do so always something to choose from.
“Amazing property with history. Great scenery and skiing facilities”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
What a great house. Very spacious with both an authentic as well as contemporary feel. The house was clean upon arrival and has all the necessary essentials available to make it an enjoyable stay. W… More
Dear Guests Many thanks for the very complimentary review which you wrotee. It was a pleasure to have your family as guests and I hope you will return again soon at which time you will be offered discount for your next booking.
Denise and family
Haus Lowe was built in December 2004. It has 5 self catering apartments sleeping up to a total of 20 adults (2 x two bedroom apartments, 2 x one bedroom apartments and a studio apartment. All apartments have private en-suite facilities. There is a small bar, heated s …see more
SPECIAL PRICE CHF 2,750 pw in March and April. Chalet La Couronne is a modern, well equipped home from home with plenty of space for everyone to relax. Completed in 2008 the chalet has been fitted out to a high standard and provides all you might need for an enjoyable …see more
Chalet La Couronne,is a well laid out chalet for a large group with all the latest facilities,and to the highest quality.
The private lift to the slopes mayseem at first a gimmick,but it is a very pr… More
Spectacular log home on the outskirts of the forest , The Carpathian Log Home offers comfortable accomodation on three levels. The ground floor comprises of a high ceiling living room with fireplace and glass facade to the valley bellow, open plan modern and fully equip …see more
This is a lovely log home, very warm, cosy and homely. Extremely well fitted and suitable for any age range but not for anyone with mobility problems. We were a group of 7 adults and spent Christmas … More
Thank you Georgina, it's always such a pleasure to hear that my guests had a good time at the Carpathian Log Home! As for the lack of snow, mid January/ February is a safer bet for the snow lovers here. Give it another try sometime, we'd love to have you back!:)
The road leading to the house during snowy times can be a problem indeed, but only on the last 150 meters to the house, being very steep. Guests can park their cars safely and walk the last 150 meters, or ask me and I'll be happy to help with my 4wd car.
Thanks again for coming and looking forward to seeing you for a summer Transylvanian adventure too!:)
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
Had a warm welcome to CArpathian house by the owner.
My husband, grown up family x4 and partners joined us with our 1st grandchild of 4 weeks.
The Xmas decorations were up, the turkey in the fridge … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Carpathian Log Home. I'm happy to hear that you found here everything you were hoping for, I would absolutely love welcoming you again in the summer! Returning guests get discounts too;)
See you again sometime!:)
“Perhaps the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2013
This was perhaps the best self catering vacation home I have ever stayed at world wide.
It is new, exceptionally large, comfortable, contains all the modern utensils one may need for an extended sta… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a few words, it is always a pleasure to know that our guests had a good time while staying at the Carpathian Log Home. You're welcome back anytime, this place will only get better!
Les Loups is located in the hameau of Ville du Nant, midway between the resorts of La Chapelle d’ Abondance (1.5km) and Chatel (2.5km). Quieter than in the middle of the village, but in many ways more convenient.Close to the Intermarche supermarket for your groceries. …see more
Haus Spencer occupies a lovely position near the centre of the village of Filzmoos. Filzmoos is an attractive, traditional Austrian village set amidst magnificent scenery at the foot of the Bischofsmutze Mountain and Dachstein glacier, conveniently located only 45 minut …see more
Etoile is a luxuriously appointed chalet apartment situated in the beautiful village of Samoens and less than 1 hr from Geneva. The property is on two levels and has two double bedrooms (one double, one twin), both en-suite and a single futon bed is available for extra …see more
We (2 couples) rented this apartment the week of New Years eve, and both Samoens and the apartment exceeded our expectations! The apartment is finished to a very high standard with an open log fire an… More
Reviewed 1 Apr 2015
we stayed in Chalet apartment Etoile. Very good setting in village to reach gondola for ski slopes and perfect short walk into village for amazing restaurants. Etoile apartment suited 4 adults perfec… More
Dienten Cabin is a charming, cozy mountain chalet ideally located for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking in the Hochkönig region of Austria. Just 1 hour from Salzburg airport, the chalet consists of two apartments or can be rented whole for larger groups. The pric …see more
Chalet Brunner is ideally situated, just 8 minutes' walk from all amenities in a sunny position with views of the Jungfrau from its terrace and of the wonderful Lauterbrunnen Valley from its balconies. It has three spacious bedrooms, two of which can either be doubles o …see more
A BEAUTIFUL, luxurious and SUPERBLY CLEAN apartment within one of the most breath taking places in the world! There is no traffic except for the taxi that is easy to find once you get there and the sk… More
“Great chalet in a perfect location”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
This is a great chalet - spacious, very stylish, fabulous view of the mountains and you can ski in and out so you can avoid having to carry your skis. There's a useful heated ski storage room too.… More
Please note prices are PER PERSON
Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, Balcony, Satellite TV, clock radio with Ipod dock, Telephone, WiFi …see more
This chalet is in a central Chamonix location with south facing panoramic views of Mont Blanc, Glacier des Bossons and the Aiguille du Midi.Chalet Primerose is140 m2 in private surrounding and has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people. It is located within 800m from the c …see more
Enjoy affordable luxury at our loft-style ski chalet in the heart of Paradiski (les Arcs + La Plagne). You'll love the chic alpine décor, stunning mountain views and quaint village setting. It's the perfect base for self-catered skiing, walking and cycling holidays, an …see more
The property is located in the area of the ALETSCH SKI ARENA. It is located in the picturesque 800 inhabitants village of Termen. The Chalet in an old Stadel / Stable which has been completely renovated a couple of years ago. As usual it is a house with a complete open …see more
Catered chalet Solneige is located next to the beautiful alpine village of Vaujany, directly connected with the snow secure Alpe d'Huez ski area, which combines the charm of a real mountain village with modern, up-to-date facilities.
Staying in one of the most beautif …see more
The chalet is within walking distance of the 'Flying Mozart' gondola. (approx 300m). Wagrain is situated in the 'Ski Amade' region with access to 860km of superbly groomed slopes and 270 modern lifts .The chalet is on 2 levels and has 2 bedrooms (au …see more
This is our second visit to this wonderful detached chalet. It is a good choice of accommodation for either a winter ski holiday or a summer holiday as we have done both and will definitely be booking… More
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
This lovely little house is deceptively big, as half of it is in the basement and therefore not visible. We stayed over the Christmas period and we arrived to a lovely Christmas decorated house. The … More
“So Brilliant we have booked again”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2011
Chalet modern warm and comfortable with charm. Has everything that you could need to have an excelent stay whether you are going to cook for yourself or go out and enjoy the local restuarants.
SKI TO DOOR (CONDITIONS PERMITTING) Chalet Halten is a typical swiss chalet situated in a peaceful alpine setting a short walk above the centre of the traditional village of Zweisimmen. The Superpass Alpes Vaudoises.Gstaad.Aldelboden-Lenk includes 630km of wonderful sk …see more
Really loved the location and chalet, which was extremely clean and very well equipped, with ample space for ski's and boots in a large area underneath the Chalet. Short walk to the piste in the morni… More
SEE NEW LISTING - Ski Chalet for La Plagne, Courchevel or Meribel Property ref 6839225.
SKI IN LA PLAGNE, COURCHEVEL AND MERIBEL - in the 3 Vallees and Paradiski with Ski lifts just 15-20 mins drive away.***** CHRISTMAS WEEK 2016 CHALET SKIING STILL AVAILABLE FOR 8- …see more
Great chalet and David the chalet owner is a great host who made our stay very enjoyable. One thing that is great about David and his chalet is the positioning, you are right in the middle of multiple… More
“Beautiful, cosy chalet with incredible views”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2014
I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David w… More
Thank for so much for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. True to your word you have already booked to return, and I am very much looking forward to seeing you here again this coming March.
“Lovely location, well equipt chalet, great host”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
We came in a a big group and had a great week at the chalet. Skiing, cooking, eating relaxing, drinking etc. David is a great host and skiing companion. It's close to ski resorts by car and there is a… More
Thank you. Really hope to see you, and your close friends out here again soon to share in the amazing fun skiing, and Apres Ski dancing on the tables. One of the best fun and enjoyable groups I have ever hosted. You are always welcome. David