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.
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden.
Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay …see more
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne …see more
“Perfect Christmas getaway in the Cotswolds” Had a fantastic time five days over Christmas at Arlington Cottage in Blockley.
The cottage had everything we could possibly need - we even cooked Christmas dinner in the new kitchen which, like the rest
A fantastic cottage in such a peaceful location. The cottage is equipped with everything you could ever need and beautifully decorated and furnished.
Love to return and can highly recommend.… More
“A Country Cottage Escape”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2016
As a seniors couple we chose Arlington cottage in Blockley as a way of experiencing part of The Cotswolds away from the larger towns. Access to Morten in Marsh railway station by bus/taxi was a facto… More
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on
We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Mill Farm. We loved having you and your family come to stay and especially glad to hear that the cottage suited you all. "Mr Hoppity" is in great form with all the attention given him by the children - its holiday time for him when the season starts up again each year. Thank you again for your business. Catherine & Austin
“Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday.
Best wishes always
Austin & Catherine
“Perfect family accommodation.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We were traveling to Ireland to visit familythese New Ross. From my first communication with the proprietors I knew we would be well looked after at this accomodation. When we arrived with our four ch… More
Sincere thank you from both Austin any myself for taking the time to give such a generous review. We are really delighted to know that you and your children had a wonderful holiday and that the cottage and play areas added to the fun. We will let our other guests know of the places you enjoyed to visit and it goes without saying that we would be complimented and love to have you all back again for another stay at Mill Farm Cottage.
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking” Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side.
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what more could you want … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
Reviewed 18 Dec 2014
Us four old school friends stayed at Bridge Cottage for the weekend and loved it. It's immaculate, has all the kit you could need - kitchen digital radio, groovy CDs to listen to, huge towelling robes… More
“Cosiness away from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We stayed for nearly one week in Bridge Cottage and have spent a wonderful time there. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and cupcakes. Lara the owner has furnished everything with love. We found eve… More
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water
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“Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!” If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and i
“Excellent location ,excellent cottage and facilities”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2015
This cottage is a minutes walk from the river and the village. A real home from home everything you need is provided and all to the highest standard and quality . The peaceful garden is perfect for a … More
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful, yet central, location of Lavender Cottage. We'd love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience.
“A Beautiful Cottage made us feel like locals”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We used this charming cottage as our Cotwolds base for 5 nights. Hilary provides a lovely welcome of wine, bread, fruit etc so that we felt at home straight away. There are plenty of other essentials … More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
“Lovely cottage - perfect for a family”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We stayed in Lavender Cottage for 2 nights in April, a family of four with two young children. The cottage was a real home from home, just perfect for our needs - cosy, full of character, nicely furni… More
I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm glad that the Welcome Pack was suitable for you.
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
“Relaxing and peaceful stay in perfect beach house”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
We had a throughly enjoyable stay at Moonshine, which has everything you could want and more, the owner really has thought of everything. It was spotlessly clean and smelled wonderful and fresh when w… More
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va …see more
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Rose Farm is probably the best rental property we've been to. Beautifully furnished, every facility you could want and a lovely location. Bedrooms are large, the kitchen with Aga is great and the liv… More
Thanks Fergus. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year-or sooner if we can kept you!
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“A Touch of Class!” A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Great lake views and great location” The villa was very easy to find just off the main. A lovely private location overlooking the lake.
The property was very well kept inside and out with all the usual utilities provided. It was only a 10 minute driv
“Great cottage in fab location - superb views” We loved this property - clean, cosy and well equipped. it was plenty spacious for 5 year old twins, parents and grandparents! the two bathrooms are ideal - one with bath and shower, and the other a show
-The cottage - very comfortable, fantastic view- a true home from home meeting all my needs
-Surrounding area- very peaceful with birds twittering away, easy access to wonderful isolated beaches/gol… More
Reviewed 1 Jan 2012
We spent a lovely Christmas at this property. We wanted a remote location where we could unwind and relax.
The property was clean and tidy and very spacious.
It was a shame the Aga was not wo… More
“Absolutely beautiful and perfect location!”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2011
This cottage has the most lovely views over the coast, headland and nearest
inlet. Lovely walk down to the beach and very safe for children. Little traffic
and it is a very comfortable place. Spotl… More
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
Reviewed 28 Dec 2016
The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well… More
Thank you very much for leaving a review of your stay at Ardachy. Ballachulish is a great area to tour the Highland from and we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us. All the very best for 2017 and hopefully see you again.
Gabriella & George
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains. …see more
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,
Very lovely place, exceed our expentations, very tidy and clean, great for families with children. We'll come back again… More
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We had a lovely stay. The flat is very comfy and tidy. The location is great and we enjoyed the sea view from the living room , The kitchen is well equipped and the landlord is very friendly and made … More
“Lovely big, clean apartment right near the sea front.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2015
I visited St Leonards for a two day visit and found this apartment in West Hill Road excellent value.
The accommodation is spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with the heating working wel… More
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o
“A superb high-standard cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
Holly Cottage is conveniently located for all shopping and facilities in Ullapool. It has ample parking (we had 2 cars). The cottage layout is perfect for 4 people, with the sun room being an added bo… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
Lovely cottage. The conservatory is a big bonus as is the garden when the weather is good. Spotlessly clean, it has all you need to enjoy a stay in the most beautiful part of Scotland.… More
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill.
We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res
“There is absolutely nothing more you could want for in this little gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This is probably the cleanest holiday place we have ever stayed in !!
Simon met us and showed us everything we needed to know and was so friendly and helpful and fell over himself backwoods to make … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and soooooo pleased you found Paddlers comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime.
“A perfect get away by the sea”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Paddlers is a lovely apartment, very close to the beach, local shops and 5 minutes from the railway station. Diane and Simon make you very welcome. We highly recommend Paddlers and hope to visit aga… More
It would be great to have you visit Paddlers again and thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Diane & Simon
“Home from home”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
Paddlers is a very relaxing home from home with everything that you need. Diane and Simon are very friendly and provide a very thoughtful welcome pack. Paddlers is in an excellent location -… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was so nice to see you all again. Best wishes Diane and Simon
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid …see more
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks …see more
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house.
The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming
Having returned for the 2nd time we were not disappointed by our visit. Once again Madeleine and Fred were on hand to ensure our stay went as smooth as possible. They seem to have the perfect knack … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we thoroughly enjoyed your company and would love to see you again next year for your 3rd visit. We know how lucky we are to have our own little piece of heaven here and love sharing it with people such as yourselves - it makes all our hard work so worthwhile. Thanks so much once again.
“Fantastic Farm Getaway!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We stayed at The Games Barn withour Parents and our 2 and 6 year old. The Barn had every comfort you needed, I cant actually believe I packed things for the children to be occupied with as this Barn … More
Thanks so much for this great review. We always try to ensure that our guests can appreciate all aspects of the farm if they wish to, and in your case we clearly succeeded! We are greatly looking forward to seeing you again at Easter.
“Great location, Spacious accommodation - Suits families [--]; large groups”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a great week at the Games Barn. We had 6 children ranging from 2yrs to 13yrs. They all enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting eggs & running free in adjacent fields. The … More
Thanks for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we would love to see you here again in the future.
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we
We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Reb… More
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any … More
“A superb warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
We stayed at The Milk House with our 2 sons aged 8 and 12, and our dog. We found the accommodation to be very well equiped with nothing else we would have needed.
The cottage had such a lovely war… More
“Amazing real home from home experience” If you are visiting East Sussex then this is the place to stay. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well cared for, with all mod cons. Some lovely treats awaited us upon arrival and were
Not always the same seven with visitors throughout our stay as part of extended special birthday celebrations. The house is light & airy and coped really well due to the secure garden, which is like h… More
“Brilliant Christmas destination”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2017
7 of us for family Christmas. Great house with plenty of space. Very warm and comfortable. 2mins walk to the beach for relaxing, invigorating walks with our dogs. Very recommended.… More
“Sea Whispers is a fabulous property.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
Fabulous property which is stunning and spotlessly clean. The owners have thought of everything you could need for a welcoming break from home. Homemade cake on arrival to eat in the very comfortable … More
“Excellent - home form home, great location, hot tub fab” Went to Victoria cottage with my wife for a weeks break, first visit and we'll be back.
Lovely, clean high standard cottage, with everything you need in the kitchen.
Hot tub is fantastic a
“The best holiday cottage we have every stayed at”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
From the moment you walk through the front door you can tell you are in for a treat. The cottage has a warm, friendly inviting feeling to it which it lives up to throughout your stay. Everything pos… More
“A Perfect Country Getaway”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
We came here for a trip away after our A-Levels. We had a wonderful time, spent days out walking (ask tourist information for good local walks, we did 3: Malham Tarn, The Waterfalls Trail and one stra… More
Many thanks for your kind review Maggie, we do hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the future. Craig.
Reviewed 27 Aug 2013
The best thing about this cottage was the location. Never used the car while we were there. Everything was on the doorstep, excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, beautiful walks, cycling routes… More
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x
“Beautiful charming cottage with superb views” Just returned from Hope cottage and it was all we expected it to be. Warm, clean, cosy with lots of character and superb views. Plenty of places to walk. The locals in the pubs were very welcoming, the K
I would definitely recommend Hope cottage to my friends and family. It was warm and inviting, a true countryside get away with lovely trails and walks from the front door. The wood burning stove was… More
“A little piece of heaven on earth”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
A charming country cottage on the outside, but containing all the modern amenities we expect on the inside without losing its cosy welcoming feel. It was spotlessly clean and fully equipped with top o… More
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Lovely Cottage ,with magnificent views . Cottage was five stars with excellent facilities, very clean and spacious ,bed very comfy,quality linen,in a wonderful quiet setting with local pubs in easy wa… More
“Stunning house with gorgeous views 5 star” We had 1 week in june in the house and wish it were more. The house is well equipped (very well) and was spotless when we arrived. The scenery is stunning, and the house is well placed centrally on skye.
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by
“All the "C"'s; comfortable, cosy, clean & convenient” Very pleasant property with everything you need for a quiet and relaxing stay. Well maintained and clean. Convenient for shops, restaurants and bars. Short walk to town centre, river and railway
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was large, for the 2 of us and we had plenty of space. A lovely seating area outside added to the charm. Within easy walk of shops, bars and restaurants in… More
Reviewed 8 Nov 2016
Lovely cottage clean and tidy
Parking bit of a problem in the nights but apart from that great location… More
Yes parking can be an issue but never not been able to find somewhere when using the car park pass.
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful village”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2012
The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring in and around Llangollen. Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants are all within a few minutes' walk. The property was well equipped and maintained. The s… More
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
“Fabulous accommodation with a great welcome, it was just perfect.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
This is a fabolous accommodation, great space both inside and out. The gardens are beautiful and private. The bedrooms are well presented, spacious and comfortable. The living areas very homely and th… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
We booked The Grange for my sons Graduation , myself my husband and our 4 children aged 23,21,20 and 17. There was plenty of room and everything you needed was to hand. We all slept well thanks to th… More
“Amazing luxurious home from home”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What a fantastic find! We needed accomodation for 6 adults and 2 children in the Cawthorne area to attend a family wedding. Could not have been better.
We had very good communication from Hilary from… More