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.
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling.
The apartment is fully eq …see more
Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows… More
“Beautiful apartment in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2013
This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.
The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.
The views are sensational and the location … More
“Our first fabulous White Christmas experience”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hi… More
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
Excellent skiing, hiking and thermal spa holiday destination. There are 3 identical chalets (6-8) set in the mountains with an outside bbq - for use all year round. Other activities include hiking, cycling, husky, water rafting and castle.
Private Wellness Centre with …see more
On arrival i was welcomed by the housekeeper who was very healpful and showed me and my friends around the complex and showed us all the rooms and what was on offer, we was at least 10 mins drive from… More
“Surpassed our expectations”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2014
We travelled in a large group, 23 persons - 9 adults and 14 nephews and nieces - from the ages 84 to 8. My mother gave a family reunion at the occassion of her eightyfourth birthday on New Years eve. … More
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
In february 2011 we spent a week in this well equipped holiday resort and were quite impressed with the beautiful mountains we were surrounded by.
We did lots of skiing and enjoyed the local thermal… More
Tranquil setting at the heart of award-winning Lower Mill Estate (private residential nature reserve) in the Cotswold Water Park. Short walk to charming village pub (Baker's Arms) in Somerford Keynes. Even shorter walk to onsite SPA (included in rental cost). Cornerston …see more
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2013
Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly comfy wit… More
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th …see more
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
A lovely small cottage with a Sauna and bahtroom right by the sea :) Located in Kirkkonummi, 25km to the west from Helsinki.You need a car to get here, or we can pick You up at Jorvas bus stop or Kirkkonummi train station.Summertime You can relax, enjoy the Sauna, swim …see more
Villa Carlo is a large luxury Villa among olives trees and wineyards with private heated swimming pool (13 x 4 mts), glass house in the garden with spa and hot tube (jacuzzi up to 6 people), sauna (up to 6 people).
Nature, quiet, wonderful view. Free organic wine & ol …see more
The idyllic Austrian village of Rauris will warm the heart of any visitor, thriving on old-fashioned values.Featuring the latest technology, the Schönblick Mountain Resort benefits from a Spa, Gymnasium and Indoor/Outdoor pool with Members Clubhouse and Bar. The archit …see more
A bright budget family lodge with an admirable partial view to the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book or watch your favorite program. This lodge benefits from Laminate flooring throughout.A fitted kitchen with double gas oven full size fridge& …see more
Sonas Cottage is beautifully situated, overlooking a sea loch and with the North Harris hills providing a spectacular backdrop. Perfect for those who enjoy hillwalking as well as those who prefer to take in the scenery from an armchair.Purpose built for couples, it is i …see more
Two bedroom bungalow on a popular holiday park, suitable for that quiet holiday break for couples or families with children. ..new beds all memory mattresses one double 2 moveable singles.. The bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and plenty of storage. The bathroom has a s …see more
bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent
site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex
5 time we have stayed over the years
and this was the best accomodation … More
“A seriously fabulous place”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2012
St Margerets is a fabulous place to explore the area, including the stunning bay, the white cliffs of dover and the truly fabulous dover castle.
The bungalow was really well equipped with everythin… More
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
really well appointed accomodation.peaceful setting and friendly neighbours,if you do not have a car really good bus service into dover and beyond.good facilities at the park gym, swimming bar and res… More
Vivenda na montanha, vistas únicas, 100% privacidade, ouve pássaros em vez de vizinhos. Conforto e comodidades, de cozinha equipada totalmente 50m2+lavandaria (maq. roupa e estendal), sala com bilhar e 3 qrt (1 crianças), varanda panorâmica, 1 suite c/ jacuzzi e sol …see more
Chalet Feiler is a luxurious boutique chalet, sleeping up to 10-12 guests. It offers a genuine home from home experience, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and antiques and completely wired for sound and vision.While you're not out enjoying the local area, be …see more
A bright charming lodge set in a quiet circle of lodges with the advantage of Two double bedded rooms.and a single bedroom which can also take a cot.Laminate floors throught.Sit back and relax in the large leather sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme. …see more
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si …see more
We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived u… More
“First Class Holiday”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
Two bedroom larger than averege Luxury Lodge offering splendid views over the lake. A delightful self catering experience with no hidden extras.Privately owned Mallard features a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and electric fire, and two luxurious leather sofa …see more
Our cabin is perfect for privately viewing the spectacular Northern Lights - all you have to do is open the door and step out onto the veranda. Nestled in the Lyngen Alps in this beautiful & tranquil part of Northern Norway (approx. 1.5 hours from Tromso) is Larsvoll Ga …see more
So many times we have been disappointed when arriving at holiday destinations - but this time all our expectations were exceeded ! Fabulous location, on your own private foreshore overlooking stunning… More
Thank you for taking the time to comment - we are delighted our cabin "exceeded your expectations". We hope you will return to visit us again.
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
Our dream was to experience the Northern Lights in a cabin in the snow & this amazing place made our dreams come true.
We only stayed a few nights as we were passing through to Tromso but it was perf… More
Thank you for taking the time to comment - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. We hope you will return to visit us again.
What's your passion? Walking, cycling, history, nature, food, UFO's, canoeing, climbing, luxe cinema, theme parks, , kid mayhem or cocooning?
Indulge it all at from Weavers Cottage in the beautiful village of Bonsall. if you want/need to stay in we have high speed Wi-Fi …see more
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comparison it was quickly d… More
“A perfect little hideaway from the world.”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2012
We stayed at Weavers for 4 nights in total during October. Firstly, the house is kitted out with everything you'd need for self-catering. We arrived late Friday evening and the lights and heating were… More
“Great place, would definitely recommend for couples of small group of friends”
Reviewed 22 Nov 2011
Really cozy cottage with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 loos. Well laid out outside space - terraced garden with multiple levels. The cottage was clean, the linens were fresh and the pla… More
Newly reconstructed family Pension u Veselých situated in northern Bohemia mounains with beautiful view and home cooking is located in the restful part of Pec pod Snezkou. There are 14 large rooms, mainly double bedrooms equipped with own bathroom. Stylish common room …see more
All Seasons Ronda is a very comfortable 4 bedroom house with swimming POOL and sauna. It is perfectly located close to all Ronda's many tourist attactions: - Less than 10 mins walk from the Tajo and the famous bridges, the bull ring and arabic baths - The house has …see more
Chalet Charlotte is located in Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße in the province of Salzburg, 13km south of Zell am See. The wonderful valley location with its mountain views on all sides provides an idyllic setting to relax away from the stresses of everyday life, whil …see more
The Arundel Wing offers the perfect holiday right in the heart of Poldark country. Set in about 11 acres, Kenegie Manor is an exclusive 400 year old, Grade II Listed Tudor Manor, between vibrant Penzance and St Ives. Located on the 1st floor of the Georgian Wing this l …see more
We loved everything about this accomodation.
The owner, Mary, provides customer service of the highest order; this should be the benchmark by which other organisations gauge their performance in t… More
I am absolutely delighted that you loved the Arundel Wing, having provided all you needed for a stress free holiday with nothing to complain about. Mission accomplished! A wonderful sanctuary, although I have not yet perfected the 'off button' for the children! And, thank you also for taking the time to write such a great review; I am blushing somewhat but very delighted that you were happy with the whole holiday experience.
There is nothing better than a personal recommendation for West Cornwall, I am also very pleased to hear that the Mackerel Sky is doing well; it was great place for a chilled out night when it opened but I had heard it had changed hands and wondered if it had continued to be a great success.
Thank you very much again for taking the time to write such a great review and thank you also for booking The Arundel Wing. Hopefully, you have many happy memories to share to get you through to your next escape and we will hear from you again when you next plan to explore beautiful Cornwall.
Very best wishes
Relax villa near Prague, 3 bathrooms,4 WC, 5 bedrooms,population max. 22 persons( more on request), includes inside pool, sauna, karaoke bar, water games and massage, play room includes billiards, table tennis,3D cinema TV 140cm, Playstation 3 and Nintendo wii console …see more
New premium accommodation with wellness in the heart of Strilky, a small willage with historical monuments at the edge of Chřiby Natural Park. Three large, modern and completely furnished suites offer a great place for rest as well as active recreation with your family …see more
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This is a safe and secure Northern Cy …see more
Kenegie Manor Penthouse has impeccable decor and will appeal to the discerning guest seeking the definitive in comfort and refinement in a popular visitor location, less than 2 miles inland from the coastline at Mount's Bay.Come rain or shine, guests can expect a m …see more
Set on the edge of meadowland with stunning views over an expanse of open countryside, Lark Meadow cottage is a special place to enjoy your self catering holiday at any time of year. Lark Meadows is set in the heart of the Lune Valley adjacent to the Whoop Hall Country …see more
We stayed in the cottage for a week and were greeted with a most welcome bottle of wine and box of chocolates. The cottage was spotless with outstanding fixtures and fittings. The cottage contained ev… More
“Fantastic cottage with lots to do......”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2015
We had a fantastic time at Lark Meadow cottage. The facilities are brilliant with lots to keep everyone entertained. The swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room are great and only a very sh… More
“Peaceful, quiet, home from home!”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
We love Lark Meadow. It is a very peaceful place to stay on holiday with lots to see and do nearby. The cottage is equipped with everything you need to make it feel like home. It's immaculately kept a… More
High-end yet affordable, Alpine yet modern, comfortable yet stylish, unmissable yet discreet...Chalet Chalupa is based in central Les Houches at the south-western end of the Chamonix valley. It is a mere three minutes' walk to the Bellevue cable car - one of the ga …see more
"Luxury Barn, stunning decor, perfect for a weekend get away" (Michelle Feb 2015)
"Very peaceful stay in stunning barn conversion. Great local pub within walking distance serving cracking food and real ale!" (Steve Sept 2014)
"The barn was stunning, thoughtfully rest …see more
“Our perfect weekend at beautiful Green Farm Barn”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
A group of 12 of us stayed at Green Farm Barn for a hen weekend and words cannot say how impressed we were with the beautiful barn conversion, the location and how helpful and accommodating Martin and… More
High quality house with large terraces and panoramic views the Geiranger Fjord
Ideally located above the village of Geiranger.
10-15 minutes walking to the center of the village.
The house with a living space of 248 sq meters (2670 sq feet) is fully equipped and yo …see more
Sometimes a holiday leaves such a deep impression that you can't stop thinking about it when you return home. The dramatic landscape of Norway and Geiranger fjord left us spellbound.
Wildair was the… More
Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one whic …see more
“Beautiful, relaxing and very well suited for small children”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
We stayed at le Cerisier in july with our two girls of 5 and 2 years old. The gite was comfortable and cosy and very well finished.. For the children everything had been thought of, special chairs, a … More
Thank you for your very positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul and we are very pleased that you had an enjoyable and relaxing time here. We hope to see you again before too long!
“Perfect Holiday at Le Cerisier”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
My husband and I with our two daughters, aged 16 and 18, have just returned from a wonderful stay at Le Cerisier.
Having seen the website photos we knew the gite had been finished to a high standard … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a hugely complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We make every effort to provide the ingredients for our guests to have a fantastic holiday and it's very gratifying when it is confirmed by Reviews such as yours that we have succeeded in doing so! It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay and we look forward to welcoming you all to Le Tilleul again before too long!
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Le Cerisier. As you say, there are lots of activities close at hand for the more energetic visitor but equally, more than enough to do on-site for the slightly less active guest and we are pleased that you were able to enjoy a mixture of both, assisted by some glorious early September weather! It was a joy having you and your family to stay and we hope you will visit us again in the future!
Vila Oniks is a large antique furniture equipped chalet set in the beautiful village of Mojstrana. It is rented in the winter on a self catering basis for groups of up to 10 guests.In additon to bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms, small kitchenette and seating are …see more
I am a mad keen cyclist and I wasn't disappointed. The new track from Mojstrana to Kranjska Gora and beyond is great for any standard of cyclist, young or old. However the off road mountain tracks are… More
“Great for Big Groups”
Reviewed 30 May 2014
We have stayed here multiple times with large groups at varying times of the year, all of which were fantastic. The house is great accommodation for a big group with everyone having separate spaces as… More
Perfect Getaway in the heart of Devon. Luxury self-catering cottage with stunning views towards Dartmoor from the site. Ideal for families or couples. Peaceful countryside location with south facing decked balcony. Furnished to a high standard with fully equipped kitch …see more
Would strongly recommend.
Well equipped and decorated, clean, tidy property with all that we needed for a nice stay. Good to sit outside on the decked area to enjoy a meal and Pimms. We made a lot o… More
“Beautiful cottage, stunning location”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I stayed at Hillview Cottage for a week this July with my partner, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean, cared for, and well equipped for my partner and I, but would also easily a… More
“Perfect location for the beach and fishing”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
This is our second year at Lakeview. We travelled with 2 teenagers and one 10 y.o. What a lovely and relaxing place this is. It feels like home from home. All the necessary things for your comfort are… More