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Rural short breaks (27)

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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(51) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Clementin holiday watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A very peaceful rural location ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, boating, bird watching and artists. A travel cot with bedding & pushchair are available on request. Games room with table tennis and darts also a selection of toys for children . Stone BBQ, Peaceful  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £550 / week

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from £40 / night

(49) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etc&  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Very Good 

48

Holiday watermill in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Extremely comfortable” Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa and the huge bed were incred  …see more

from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

13

Holiday watermill letting

Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve  …see more

from £125 / night

£575 - £975 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Spacious and comfortable holiday home or B&B with mini farm for children. Small river to swim and to play with private beach, nicer than a swimming pool. Sun and shade with a nice hammock to relax in a private setting in the countryside.  …see more

from £47 / night

£416 - £2373 / week

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from £47 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill rental

Camporgiano / Casatico

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Delightful property” We spent 5 days at this converted water mill and were very pleased with our stay. It is well situated in a peaceful location with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the swimming pool in the garden a  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Chamberet holiday watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill  …see more

from £68 / night

£594 - £831 / week

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from £68 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill in Melle

Melle / Paizay-le-Tort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.” Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered every  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1295 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Donegal Town holiday watermill let

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
5 mins from Soils Lough Eske and 10 mins from Harveys point hotel. The mill is a great base for walking fishing or exploring the beautiful Donegal countryside. The mill is full of charm and has a great well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook.  …see more

from £153 / night

£941 / week

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from £153 / night

(14) Excellent 

21

Watermill rental in Confolens with swimming pool

Charente / Confolens

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great time with great friends” Lovely relaxing time . Very rural and quiet. Lovely house . Great fete in Saint Christophe with an amazing firework display . Great walks with the children all set in beautiful surroundings.  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 / week

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from £172 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Busserolles with swimming pool

Dordogne / Busserolles

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant” We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able to have our lunch and dinner outside ever  …see more

from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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from £950 / night

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Holiday watermill in Brouains

Manche / Brouains

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Tranquil and secluded watermill surrounded by the beautiful river 'LSee' set In idyllic countryside. Stunning views and minutes away from a quaint French market town and in close proximity to famous landmark Mont St Michel.Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms)  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Built in the 17th century next to a Romanesque bridge on the banks of the Estorãos River, this pretty watermill has been authentically restored, retaining the old water wheel and grindstone.  …see more

from £73 / night

£467 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

7 20 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great family holiday” Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever. The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the television! The garden had p  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Very Good 

15

L'Hermenault holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

4 12 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous Country Retreat” I could not recommend this house enough, it was perfect for me and my group of friends and children. The house was more than spacious enough for 6 adults and 3 children, the grounds were kept in immaculate condition. The pool  …see more

from £175 / night

£800 - £1595 / week

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from £175 / night

19

Watermill rental in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Le Moulin de St Blaise is just a 15 minute stroll from the local village where you can drop into the local cafe/restaurant for a coffee on the pavement terrace or take a leisurely lunch. The quaint town of La Chartre sur le Loir is just a 5 minute drive away, with bars  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday watermill in Lauzerte

Tarn-et-Garonne / Lauzerte

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
Situated one hour N.W. of Toulouse, 2 hours from Bordeaux and just 1 hr 30 from Bergerac, explore this beautiful part of S.W. France, nr. Lauzerte and Moissac, with good wine, good food and many delightful villages to explore and enjoy. Wake up to a watermill & rela  …see more

from £98 / night

£623 / week

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from £98 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Hermenault

Vendee / L'Hermenault

11 32 3 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect well-maintained large house” Thue was the perfect location for our party of 16 adults and we could easily have housed many more! Two great heated pools, table tennis, well equipped kitchen, a football pitch, 10 bikes, 2 villages, a garden stre  …see more

from £300 / night

£1600 - £3995 / week

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from £300 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldnt have chosen better if I tried!” After several different unforseen circumstances, I ended up travelling alone to Spain. Despite a couple of upsets before I even got to the apartment (completely unconnected to this booking) I finally arrived a  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £594 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday watermill in Savigny-en-Revermont

Saone-et-Loire / Savigny-en-Revermont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated in South Burgundy, Le Moulin Des Gobards is a haven of tranquillity. The home, a 200 year old mill, has been completely renovated to a high standard.<br />*The max. # of guests is 6 as long as at least 2 are children under 12 years old. Add 15 euros/night  …see more

from £98 / night

£636 / week

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from £98 / night

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Holiday watermill in Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Watermill with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 people.  …see more

from £102 / night

£636 - £806 / week

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from £102 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Isle-en-Dodon

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
In early 1814, en route to the Battle of Toulouse, Wellington's army marched along the Save Valley following what is now the D17. At that time they would have passed the recently built Moulin de Samaran. After a century and a bit of grinding wheat into flour. the  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £36 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning converted watermill in the beautiful Loir valley . La Maison du Frere has 2 bedrooms and is at the opposite end of the mill buildings where the Mill House has 5. Available all year round for holiday lets, long weekends, short breaks and long lets.  …see more

from £200 / night

£250 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Pigna holiday watermill accommodation

Province of Imperia / Pigna

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“amazing mountain hideaway with its own stream & stunning waterfall view” The Mill is set in lovely scenery with green forest in every direction. The location between stream waterfall and forrest is unbeatable. On a clear night, the moon rises over the  …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 / week

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from £182 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Blot-l'Eglise

4 3 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£276 / week

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from £51 / night