Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (2321)

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.

View larger map

Price per night

£157 Average

Price per night

to

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Location

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties
Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

2,321 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Villa (81,806)

(1) Very Good 

1 / 24

Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £200 / night

£1000 - £3700 / week

Book

from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 23

Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £165 / night

£616 - £1847 / week

Book

from £165 / night

(11) Excellent 

1 / 35

Villa rental in Ubud with swimming pool

Bali / Ubud

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £173 / night

£1207 - £2704 / week

Book

from £173 / night

Featured properties

(2) Excellent 

1 / 24

Pollensa holiday villa rental

Mallorca/Majorca / Pollensa

4 8 4 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £133 / night

£924 - £2047 / week

Book

from £133 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 99

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cetona

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £608 / night

£2425 - £3681 / week

Book

from £608 / night

(2) Excellent 

1 / 46

Holiday villa in Lagos

Lagos / Porto de Mos

20 48 4 nights min stay

Villa / 20 bedrooms / sleeps 48 / 4 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £2000 / night

£12500 - £20000 / week

Book

from £2000 / night

(14) Very Good 

1 / 25

Holiday villa in Cap Estate Town

Cap Estate / Cap Estate Town

8 18 1 night min stay

Villa / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 1 night min stay

Add to shortlist

from £194 / night

£1352 - £12166 / week

Book

from £194 / night

(1) Excellent 

1 / 60

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Casciana Terme

Province of Pisa / Casciana Terme

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £162 / night

£1069 - £3308 / week

Book

from £162 / night

(2) Excellent 

1 / 21

Gros Islet holiday villa rental

Gros Islet Quarter / Gros Islet

5 10 1 night min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

Add to shortlist

from £242 / night

£1690 - £2897 / week

Book

from £242 / night

(6) Excellent 

1 / 77

Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £193 / night

£1154 - £2154 / week

Book

from £193 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 47

Holiday villa rental

Almeria Province / Turre

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £150 / night

£800 - £2950 / week

Book

from £150 / night

1 / 49

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Rethymnon

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £164 / night

£1142 - £1966 / week

Book

from £164 / night

(3) Very Good 

1 / 28

Holiday villa in Costa Rei

Muravera / Costa Rei

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £89 / night

£717 - £1539 / week

Book

from £89 / night

(3) Very Good 

1 / 23

Holiday villa with shared pool in Citta di Castello

Province of Perugia / Citta di Castello

4 8 1 night min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

Add to shortlist

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

Book

from £250 / night

1 / 43

Spoleto holiday villa rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

13 29 Min stay varies

Villa / 13 bedrooms / sleeps 29 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £616 / night

£5539 - £16660 / week

Book

from £616 / night

(3) Excellent 

1 / 28

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pitsidia

Heraklion Prefecture / Pitsidia

4 9 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £154 / night

£770 - £1616 / week

Book

from £154 / night

1 / 19

Holiday villa in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

7 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £308 / night

£1462 - £2754 / week

Book

from £308 / night

(8) Very Good 

1 / 27

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lagos

Lagos / Porto de Mos

5 12 4 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 4 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £400 / night

£1950 - £5000 / week

Book

from £400 / night

(7) Excellent 

1 / 42

Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 3 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £377 / night

£3608 / week

Book

from £377 / night

(2) Excellent 

1 / 24

Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £80 / night

£624 - £1277 / week

Book

from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

1 / 23

Villa rental in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club with swimming pool, golf nearby

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £139 / night

£693 - £1270 / week

Book

from £139 / night

1 / 24

Villa rental in Monte Francisco with swimming pool

Faro District / Monte Francisco

6 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £99 / night

£995 - £2100 / week

Book

from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

1 / 36

Holiday villa rental

Florida Keys / Marathon

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £185 / night

£1276 - £1614 / week

Book

from £185 / night

1 / 24

Forio holiday villa rental

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £187 / night

£1308 / week

Book

from £187 / night

(2) Excellent 

1 / 24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kas

Kas / Cukurbag Peninsula

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £135 / night

£924 - £1231 / week

Book

from £135 / night

(1) Excellent 

1 / 16

Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £293 / night

£1139 - £1539 / week

Book

from £293 / night

(1) Excellent 

1 / 24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dominical

Province of Puntarenas / Dominical

3 8 5 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 5 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £347 / night

£2385 / week

Book

from £347 / night

(9) Excellent 

1 / 22

Holiday villa in Porthmadog

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 8 3 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

Book

from £300 / night

1 / 18

Bagneres-de-Bigorre holiday villa rental

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bagneres-de-Bigorre

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £160 / night

£950 - £2025 / week

Book

from £160 / night

(1) Very Good 

1 / 24

Villa rental in Venice

Florida / Venice

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £69 / night

£483 - £690 / week

Book

from £69 / night

(9) Excellent 

1 / 19

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ubud

Bali / Ubud

3 6 3 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £138 / night

£961 - £2120 / week

Book

from £138 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 67

Loutraki holiday villa rental

Corinthia Region / Loutraki

3 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £81 / night

£566 - £1485 / week

Book

from £81 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 24

Holiday villa in Vercana

Lake Como / Vercana

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £266 / night

£3204 / week

Book

from £266 / night

(6) Excellent 

1 / 21

Stoupa holiday villa rental

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £124 / night

£862 - £1481 / week

Book

from £124 / night

1 / 16

Villa rental in Chia

Domus de Maria / Chia

2 5 1 night min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 1 night min stay

Add to shortlist

from £104 / night

£727 - £924 / week

Book

from £104 / night

1 / 52

Holiday villa in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

5 10 3 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £285 / night

£1916 / week

Book

from £285 / night

1 / 30

Holiday villa letting

Todi / Porchiano del Monte

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £347 / night

£2270 - £3808 / week

Book

from £347 / night

1 / 10

Holiday villa with shared pool in Mamora Bay

Saint Paul Parish / Mamora Bay

2 5 3 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 3 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £259 / night

£1725 / week

Book

from £259 / night

(18) Excellent 

1 / 24

Holiday villa in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £150 / night

£916 - £1454 / week

Book

from £150 / night

1 / 22

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pescia

Province of Pistoia / Pescia

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

Book

from £275 / night

(5) Excellent 

1 / 30

Amed holiday villa rental

Abang / Amed

2 4 Min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £221 / night

£1545 - £2511 / week

Book

from £221 / night

(3) Excellent 

1 / 22

Villa rental in Siena with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Siena

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £347 / night

£1924 - £3385 / week

Book

from £347 / night

(7) Excellent 

1 / 61

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Moraira

Moraira / La Sabatera

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £68 / night

£700 - £2250 / week

Book

from £68 / night

1 / 19

Holiday villa rental

Tarragona Province / Tortosa

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £77 / night

£843 / week

Book

from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

1 / 23

Villa rental in Stoupa with swimming pool

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £124 / night

£862 - £1481 / week

Book

from £124 / night

(1) Excellent 

1 / 50

Holiday villa with shared pool in Falmouth

Trelawny Parish / Falmouth

3 8 2 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £207 / night

£1449 - £1835 / week

Book

from £207 / night

(5) Excellent 

1 / 30

Ski villa to rent in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 5 1 night min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 1 night min stay

Add to shortlist

from £123 / night

£2154 / week

Book

from £123 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 50

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castiglion Fiorentino

Province of Arezzo / Castiglion Fiorentino

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £193 / night

£1077 - £2154 / week

Book

from £193 / night

(1) Excellent 

1 / 24

L'Escala holiday villa rental

Girona Province / L'Escala

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

Add to shortlist

from £220 / night

£744 - £2224 / week

Book

from £220 / night

1 / 15

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Saint Francois

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

4 8 4 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

Add to shortlist

from £154 / night

£924 / week

Book

from £154 / night

Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page