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.
1 Harbour Loft is a stylish architect designed contemporary 3 story townhouse. A pretty first floor balcony opens from the dining area overlooking the historic inner harbour of the picturesque fishing village of Ardglass with its marina and award winning restaurants. Da …see more
1 Harbour Loft is a very well presented and maintained holiday home. It was beautifully clean and very well equipped. The bedrooms all extremely comfortable and the welcome package second to none. … More
In the heart of the pretty village of Thornhill, this charming terraced house offers a home from home within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and hotels. The house is warm and welcoming, ideal for a sporting or relaxed holiday in a beautiful rural area. Activities …see more
Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast… More
Thanks, we think Thornhill is a "wee gem" too!
Look forward to welcoming you again.
All the best
John and Trish
Visit us at sarlattownhouse. com. This pretty little house is tucked away in one of the intriguing streets of Medieval Sarlat - centrally located, this property makes an excellent base to enjoy the delights of the town.The accommodation can accommodate 2-4 guests and is …see more
“A lovely town house in the heart of Sarlat - perfect for living la vie francaise.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We wanted to be in the heart of a town so that we could get fresh bread every morning, go to the markets, visit little wine bars, potter around cobbled streets and generally live the idyll of the Fren… More
This property is situated in the heart of the popular Berwickshire seaside town of Eyemouth, within a short walk to the Beach, Harbour, Shops and restaurants. This most deceptive Victorian Merchants town house offers comfortable well set out accommodation over two floor …see more
“Lovely flat, great little fishing town. What more could you want.”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2016
Owners in touch before and after rental to make the booking and stay a good experience. The flat was very clean, and well decorated and furnished. We wanted for nothing. A real home from home. The fla… More
Thank you for your kind review, and am pleased that it was an enjoyable experience for you both.
We hope to see you both in the future again and thank you for leaving the flat in such a clean and tidy condition.
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
This was our first visit to Eyemouth so we went for accommodation in the centre of Eyemouth we were lucky to find Market View first time. Liz and Chris were friendly and made us very welcome. The ac… More
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
Flat was very comfortable and well equipped. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Central location and within easy reach of Bewrick. Lovely welcome from Liz and Chris would highly recommend! Hope to ret… More
Thank you your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to welcoming you both back in the future. Liz and Chris
Over the past number of years it has been home to families and guests from Canada, Australia, France, China and other international bases. The four double rooms are well suited and comfortable for two families and it has also been the base for the South African Golf tea …see more
Very good accommodation and easy access to tourist attractions on the north coast, secure and safe play areas for young children… More
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
We booked the house for a weekend to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. It was one of thebest rentals I have ever stayed in. Good central location within walking distance of 2 good restaurants and cl… More
“Clean and modern in a great location”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
This property was very clean and in a great location. it does not have a sea view but is a 30 second walk from the sea front. The property sleeps 8 adults very comfortably with no need to fold out b… More
This lovely old Cotswold stone, three-storey, townhouse has recently been totally refurbished with new bathrooms, kitchen and double-glazing. It is very spacious, warm and comfortable with a wonderful homely feel whilst being sympathetically furnished and decorated to a …see more
Number 10 Park Street was a perfect place to settle for a few nights as our party of 6 adults reveled in the beauty of the Cotswold villages. Located well in the village, easy walk to center for shopp… More
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite. The large open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas has wonderful views over the green Antrim countryside.Dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, microwave, heating and bedding included. Portballintrae …see more
House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space.
Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would def… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Very comfortable stay, truly a home from home. Well equipped kitchen, barbeque outside if you are lucky enough to get good weather. We are looking forward to our next visit.… More
West Strand Terrace is a superbly appointed Townhouse situated on the West Strand in Portrush. Accommodation is on 3 floors, sleeping up to 10. There is private parking. Small enclosed private garden, locked shed available on request if extra storage needed if bringing …see more
Fantastic semi detached villa in an exclusive and residential area of Puerto de Pollensa. Situated on the top of a hill the house has panoramic views over the Bay. The complex comprises of twenty five semi detached villas with three large shared swimming pools distribut …see more
Park House Cottage is a detached Cotswolds stone property quietly located in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed house, a few minutes walk from the centre of the ancient Cotswolds wool town of Stow-in-the-Wold with its old market square, stocks on the green and wide selecti …see more
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough amenit… More
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
Our Townhouse is located 100 metres from the beach, in the exclusive area of Bahia de Marbella, near to the Hotel Los Monteros, just 5 kms from Marbella. Quiet and peaceful, yet close enough to the lovely old town of Marbella with its many restaurants and shops, the hou …see more
Perfect views can be enjoyed of the beautiful Western Algarve coastline from this terrific 3 bedroom house which benefits from one of the most privileged positions on the resort. Now with free WiFi.Furnished by an interior decorator to the owner's high spefication …see more
Alegria is a rustic townhouse in the whitewashed village of Casarabonela. It will sleep 4 people (in two double rooms). We also have a twin room which can be used on request. (Sleeps 2 extra). There is a sunny terrace with some views over the orange groves right down …see more
I stayed at Casa Alegria for 7 days in early September. It's a traditional house in a village, situated at the top of the village with an incredibly easy and straightforward drive up to the house (of… More
Thankyou very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive, honest review of our casa ! I think this will give future guests a great idea of the accommodation as well as Casarabonela itself. For future guests info the double room used was the purple room on the pictures, there is a separate double bed in the terrace room which is more spacious. Thanks again !
“Great place to stay...”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Had a fantastic time staying in Casarabonela! The house was perfect and gave us the opportunity to either stay in or quickly walk down into the village. Also, being in such close proximity to the mu… More
Thank-you very much for your honest and informative review !
“worth every penny - an excellent villa”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
Just spent two weeks with my wife and two daughters aged 9 and 15. The villa is very comfortable, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and pillows, everything you need including bbq and beach thin… More
I'm glad you all had such a good time at the house. We love the village and try to get out there as often as we can. Thanks for such a good review. Did you manage to go horse riding in the end?
La Croix D'Or is a charming four bedroom townhouse in the center of the pretty historic town of Josselin.Situated opposite the famous Josselin Château, this is the perfect base from which to explore this "Petite Cité de Caractère". Literally just aroun …see more
We booked this last minute without doing too much research and were well pleased with our findings. The property has just had a thorough makeover and was finished to a very high standard. It was extre… More
“Wonderful House, beautiful town amazing holiday!”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2013
Our first trip to Brittany was so wonderful. We couldn't have picked a more excellent location and were very happy to find this gorgeous house right in the centre of Josselin.
It felt like a dream ho… More
“Almost perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
The house has a good spec kitchen, utility room and bathrooms. Everything worked well and very clean. The kitchen with range style cooker and Freezer/Fridge with ice dispenser was excellent. There is … More
Apartment in a 400 year old traditional Austrian townhouse in the centre of the picturesque town of St Wolfgang and only 70 metres from lake side. Set amongst charming coffee shops & restaurants and opposite the famous White Horse Inn. Ideal for hiking and skiing.
Fabu …see more
the town the area and the house where perfect.
The instructions given by Sandra were great and the advice was very useful.
Heidi met us on arrival and helped us settle in.… More
“Wonderful location, warm and welcoming accommodation.”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2013
Myself, my husband and 18 year old son stayed at the apartment in February half term. There was plenty of space for the 3 of us, it was very warm and cosy. We had everything we needed for a comfortabl… More
The Townhouse is a perfect location for a holiday in the Highlands. Spread over three floors with all modern facilities including WiFi, underfloor heating, three bedrooms, two with en-suites, fully equipped kitchen and a games room.
New for 2017 - Sky TV (Sky Sports av …see more
If you are looking for a 3 bedroom house with a great beach, sea and landscape view, this is the one for you. Fantastic view of the beach and harbour is what most people comment on. We have free Wi-Fi and Sky TV with a selection of shows and films recorded. 2 bedro …see more
Open-plan kitchen/living/dining area;
Shower room with corner electric shower, basin/unit and toilet;
Utility room with washing machine, fridge and oil-fired central heating boiler;
Stylish marble tiling throughout ground floor;
3 double bedrooms (Inc single bunk), mast …see more
- Villa Oasis was designed for luxury holidays. The upper floor lounge leads to a large wind-sheltered terrace overlooking the village and ocean. A 4 km walking/cycling path is ideal for joggers and walkers, plus the long beaches, a winding cliff-side road leading to th …see more
“Fantastic holiday accommodation, 5 minutes to the beach”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
Really high quality holiday accommodation, beautifully furnished and well equipped. The shared pool is very clean and large, and only shared with about 5 other houses, so it feels private. Lots of … More
The late Georgian house is located a few minutes walk from the main centre, so is quiet yet accessible to the many restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions. The property has everything needed for a family or group of four to enjoy the boats, celebratory restaurants, the …see more
We spent the weekend at Fisherman's in Nov and although the weather in Dartmouth was very cold the cottage certainly wasn't. The log burner just made the comfortable, spotlessly
clean cottage even mo… More
Thank you for a kind and helpful review. It confirms what we know - that Dartmouth is a great place at any time of year and in any weather. And Fisherman's is the right place to enjoy it! With a brand new 'A' rated boiler the house will be greener and even warmer for the next heating season. A great place for Christmas maybe?
Reviewed 17 May 2011
We spent a week in June at fishermans cottage and loved every minute!!
Fishermans is a lovely quirky and modern little cottage - with everything you need for a comfortable holiday and also has very, … More
Thank you for such a kind review. The ease of the Booking Service is greatly helped by the simplicity of the Holiday Lettings website enquiry facility. Looking forward to your return visit sometime.
“Beautiful Dartmouth Cottage !”
Reviewed 17 May 2011
A beautifully furnished, clean well kept cosy cottage. A delight to stay in. Such helpful and friendly owners, If you havent experienced Dartmouth you should !… More
Tracey. Thank you very much for your kind review. Your comments on our service, as well as the cottage itself, are greatly encouraging. Mark
Recently refurbished and situated in the heart of the popular Berwickshire seaside town of Eyemouth, Kittiwake is less than a 5 minute walk to the Beach and less than a minute to the Harbour, Shops and restaurants. Dogs are very welcome at Kittiwake.
This split level g …see more
Kittiwake cottage is ideally located next to the harbour in this picturesque Borders fishing town.
This house itself was easy to find with on-road parking always available directly opposite and the a… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased that you had discovered some of the spectacular walks along the coast and that you ventured further afield to Melrose, Kelso and Northumberland. Please do get in touch again if you decide to come back to Eyemouth, regards Kate
Our home on the corner of Breadalbane St. is an old fisherman's terraced house. It has been recently refurbished and is a cosy and comfy base for a Tobermory holiday. It an open fire and private garden for barbecues.The home on Breadalbane Street has been totally redesi …see more
Imagine stepping out of your front door, breathing in the fresh, salty air and glancing along the street to a wonderful view of the sea. This prestigious townhouse in Murray Park offers just that, right in the middle of the magical royal burgh of St Andrews - the Home …see more
Come and experience life in a quiet, traditional Andalusian hill village with the beautiful surrounding mountains, valleys and rivers, whilst being close to the bustling beach resorts and the historic city of Granada! Itrabo Hills offers guests the opportunity to relax …see more
Situated in the heart of the busy market town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders, yet only 23 miles from Edinburgh, no 63 Northgate is a well-equipped and beautifully furnished traditional terraced cottage. Close to an award winning High Street, the salmon-rich River tw …see more
“Cosy and very well equipped cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 18 May 2014
We stayed here with our two young boys and it was fab!there are a few steps/stairs but my kids are good with these so no issue. great spaces and very well equipped the kitchen was great to cook in!ver… More
“A fabulous, welcoming home from home”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
This house is lovely, and owner Lucy could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The house is central, and well equipped. The fantastic upper living room has a balcony and stunning views across th… More
Many thanks for your positive comments. We have always loved living in and around Peebles and think it provides so many wonderful opportunities for visitors to the town. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Peebles soon.
“Really restful stay”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2013
Really restful stay in Peebles. Very welcoming town and indeed area. The house really is a home from home. Loft room is certainly something special. Great communication and support from Lucy.
Local … More
Many thanks for your positive comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the people of Peebles welcoming and friendly. You are not the only ones to enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Tontine-their cocktails are also very popular with us locals! I take on board with your comments regarding the steep stairs to the rooftop terrace and sitting room and will double check that this is made clear in our property description. Hope to see you again for some further R&R.
A spacious & comfortable house with 3 sun terraces and easy access to the big shared swimming pools.Separate well equipped kitchen and lounge/dining room. It is between 2 lovely towns; Aguilas and Calabardina, both only 5 minutes in a car, and 3 minutes to the neare …see more
Beautiful three bedroom townhouse ideally located in PArque da Floresta Golf Village. Great views from the roof terrace overlooking the golf course and on towards the sea in the distance. Well maintained gardens at front and rear. There is WiFi and Satelite TV with UK f …see more
The house is located in the heart of one of England's gems – The Cotswolds. The house is just a five minute walk away from the small historic market town-centre where great pubs and restaurants can be found along with small shops and a small supermarket further o …see more
“Spacious and comfortable accommodation for a family group.”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2013
The Moreton-in-Marsh house is ideally situated for exploration of the Cotswolds. It is spacious and comfortable with a lovely, homely sitting room and large dining space, easily accommodating all seve… More
“Wonderful cottage stay”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
As a group of friends we stayed at the London Road townhouse during August 2013. We found the townhouse to be spotlessly clean and plenty spacious for 8 adults. It was also amazingly well equipped wit… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 14 May 2013
This was my first real experience of renting a holiday cottage for myself and a group of friends, and if they're all like this I will do it a lot more often! Communication before the stay was great, a… More
Just a few steps away from all the shops, restaurants, and bars that the village has to offer, this is a beautifully renovated 300 year-old village house in Cotignac, a stunning working village in the S of France. A great base to discover other amazing sights of Provenc …see more
Caiplie House - large self catering property
Caiplie House is a large Victorian house, situated in the lovely East Neuk village of Crail. Sleeping up to 14, it is perfect for groups or family gatherings.
It has 7 bedrooms, which offer flexible accommodation with doub …see more