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Rural short breaks (329)

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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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment  …see more

from £50 / night

£281 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Polis holiday townhouse rental

Polis / Polis Chrysochous

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Zambrone

Province of Vibo Valentia / Zambrone

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£276 - £432 / week

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from £56 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” 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  …see more

from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” 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 definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Another great stay at no37!” 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. We'll hopefully be  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Chieti / Scerni

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Iznalloz

Province of Granada / Iznalloz

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely welcoming home from home” I stayed here for 4 nights in June 2016 with my partner and young child, we would have loved to have stayed for longer. The house is spacious, bright and airy. It was very clean and well equipped and we immediately f  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Holiday townhouse in Moltrasio

Lake Como / Moltrasio

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £190 / night

£1263 - £1897 / week

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from £190 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Rocca Pietore / Malga Ciapela

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £46 / night

£315 - £725 / week

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from £46 / night

(12) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Fuentes de Almunecar

Almunecar / Fuentes de Almunecar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful spacious house with panoramic views” Loved our stay here and enjoyed the walk each day down to the beach front. Walking back up the hill helped to keep me fit as well. Loved the old town with its boutiques, lots of tapas bars and too many  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Budens

Budens / Parque da Floresta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £77 / night

£544 - £772 / week

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from £77 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Manche / Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wow! The perfect place to explore Normandy and the D-Day beaches!” Wow,....... is what our Normandy vacation was like at Tansy and Mike's historic house in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont! First off, the village is small, quaint and super friendly. We are Ameri  …see more

from £164 / night

£768 - £1130 / week

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from £164 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Otivar holiday townhouse rental

Province of Granada / Otivar

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Holiday townhouse in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £52 / night

£345 - £410 / week

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from £52 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portrush

Portrush / West Strand

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£595 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1650 - £3000 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Almunecar holiday townhouse rental

Province of Granada / Almunecar

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a lovely town” A beautiful, well equipped house with all modern amenities. The owner and the property managers were very helpful, both before the trip and during our stay. Location is best possible for those who love to explore Almuñec  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

(26) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
“Lovely flat, great little fishing town. What more could you want.” 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 fr  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse rental

Paphos District / Polis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great for kids” Fantastic villa with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday, large, clean and well equipped Great pools- our kids loved them!!New small play park opposite the villa behind the pool which was an added bonus. Quiet  …see more

from £40 / night

£225 - £320 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

22

Pyrenees-Orientales / Banyuls-sur-mer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£449 - £863 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Praia del Rey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £99 / night

18

Holiday townhouse letting

Costa del Sol / Marbella

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £104 / night

£690 - £1121 / week

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from £104 / night

(8) Very Good 

20

Lochgoilhead holiday townhouse rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“No 1 Viewfield - Great Stay.” Hi Leonard, I would like to thank you for what turned out to be a great stay at No 1 Viewfield, the house was comfortable ,clean and very user friendly this helped make the short stay very relaxed indeed. I would hav  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £727 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Drapia / Gasponi

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£259 - £690 / week

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from £52 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Ski townhouse to rent in St. Wolfgang

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski
“What a great location” 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.  …see more

from £46 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £46 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Trinita d'Agultu e Vignola / Costa Paradiso

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£199 - £863 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Areia Branca

Lisbon District / Areia Branca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday accommodation, 5 minutes to the beach” 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. Lo  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £694 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Average 

15

Holiday townhouse in Bognor Regis

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£450 - £660 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Townhouse rental in Budens with golf nearby

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent venue in high spec luxury town house, close to pools, beaches and golf” If you want a place to relax and base yourself for the local fabulous beaches, golf course and restaurants on the Algarve, west of Lagos, then this is an ideal location.  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £825 / week

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from £68 / night

18

Faro District / Manta Rota

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£272 - £725 / week

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from £39 / night

(10) Very Good 

23

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Littlestone-on-Sea

Kent / Littlestone

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent house overlooking the sea.” Our group of friends has been renting large properties twice a year for last 25 years and we all agreed that Thirlmere was probably the best house we have ever rented. It was extremely well equipped and very comfo  …see more

from £119 / night

£835 - £1345 / week

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from £119 / night

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Corse-du-Sud / Favone

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£302 - £676 / week

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from £49 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Crail holiday townhouse rental

Fife / Crail

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £350 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £350 / night

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Amalfi Coast / Praiano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £113 / night

£794 - £1319 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Makry-Gialos holiday townhouse rental

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful, contemporary paradise with remarkable view” Our expectations were high for our first holiday to the southern side of Crete and the Philpot's Makrygialos condo exceeded our hopes. The multitude of spacious balconies and rooftop terrace offer  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(11) Excellent 

18

Casarabonela holiday townhouse rental

Casarabonela / Calle de la Jarea

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“worth every penny - an excellent villa” 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 things. Libby h  …see more

from £36 / night

£210 - £225 / week

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from £36 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Duncannon

County Wexford / Duncannon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£302 - £561 / week

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from £69 / night

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Isca Marina holiday townhouse rental

Province of Catanzaro / Isca Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£259 - £496 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Murlo / Casciano di Murlo

5 11 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £76 / night

£535 - £699 / week

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from £76 / night

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