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.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property is set in a beautiful country location, conveniently located with easy access to all motorways and ports. Situated 15 minutes from historic Rochester. London, Canterbury and the coast are all 45 minutes away.
The cottages provide a perfect getaway from th …see more
“Very comfortable cottages superbly situated with wonderful views”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
While the cottages were furnished and equipped to a high standard, and were very clean and well maintained, the best thing about them for us was the quiet rural location. The group of purpose-built h… More
“Absolutely perfect - so clean, friendly, helpful - will definitely return!”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
Thank you so much for a lovely stay – everything was perfect – the cottage, the pool, the games room, the laundry facilities and the location. Immaculate in every way. We used this as a base to … More
“Fabulous set up in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
The cottages are relatively new build and so are well-designed and all services work extremely efficiently but the properties have character to boot. They are set comfortably off the beaten track wit… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 75 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
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Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr …see more
“Fabulous sauna, spotless chalet with every detail well thought out”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A wonderful chalet, so well planned, with everything of the highest quality (I'd never seen Harris Tweed curtains before). The sauna was the best place to unwind after a day's walking or cycling, an… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
A Large Norfolk Country Cottage Set amidst open countryside, this large detached Norfolk cottage with attached annexe offers substantial flexible accommodation. Beckfield Farm is conveniently set in Breckland, on the borders of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, meani …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Situated in Akyaka, the eco-friendly Shimal Residence Hotel offers a 400 m² outdoor pool and spa facilities including a sauna, hammam, gym and massage services. With panoramic view of Yuce Mt, The property is within 4 minutes' driving distance from the seafront. G …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
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children;
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
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
We offer a friendly welcome into our warm and cosy cabin along with a spa (jacuzzi and sauna). The Cabin is set in a lovely private orchard nestled in a quaint Dorset coastal village on a quiet and historic lane (no caravans etc. nearby.) The orchard belongs to an old c …see more
Back from a long weekend with my 2 daughters. We were warmly greeted by Tanya on arrival. You found everything you needed in the cabin, it was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Great facilities with … More
Reviewed 3 Apr 2013
I found my stay at Cheery Orchard and the Orchid Spa excellent and most relaxing!
Will and Tanya are most friendly and the treatments provided by Tanya at the Spa are superb and excellent value for m… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Had a great stay in this brand new accomodation only built this summer.
The wooden building was spacious enough for my wife and I with en suite bathroom and living area with TV and freeview. Nearb… More
Self catering holiday in two bedroom cottage. Very comfortably furnished with one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, kitchen, lounge and newly refurbished bathroom. Kitchen facilities include cooker, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave oven and fitted kitche …see more
Accommodation was great and suited our requirements. Facilities clean and great for children, bungalow well maintained, comfortable and warm?… More
“Impressed by this lovely holiday property”
Reviewed 8 May 2015
I would recommend this holiday rental. It was above the standard of accommodation that I had expected. Very clean (which was important to all of us), tidy and modern. I stayed here in the summer holi… More
“LOVE THE COTTAGE”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
A great weeks holiday, lovely scenery . Pleanty to do. cottage excellent. Wouid recommend to friends. Well stocked shop. Nice indoor swimming pool on site. Gower Heritage Centre (just up roaad)… 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
Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, Balcony, Satellite TV, clock radio with Ipod dock, Telephone, WiFi and Broadband Internet, and a hair …see more
Newly renovated (Spring 2015), Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… 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
About the property and local area information. Sarezzano is a little village located 300 m. (985 ft) from sea level, on the south-east side of the region Piedmont, in northern Italy. The area is famous for its hills and vineyards, which is called "Colli Tortonesi&q …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
MONTCHAVIN is part of LA PLAGNE and in the centre of the PARADISKI ski area with 425km pistes. Perfect for beginners and experts alike and anyone else in between. Beautiful nursery slopes, long cruisy blues and extensive off piste opportunities makes Montchavin an exc …see more
“Excellent, cosy chalet at the slope and welcoming hosts”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
- Instructions and welcome very well prepared
- Very friendly hosts, responsive, service-minded and available
- The chalet is almost at the blue slope, avoiding any hassle with skis
- Cosy chalet, … More
Ivy Cottage is the perfect getaway when you and your loved ones want to get away from it all: An idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living. Featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, a new games room, and country walks from the doorstep, you may not wan …see more
Nice basic accommodation, clean and equipped with all that was needed. Swimming pool lovely as was the hot tub, but thought it disappointing that you had to pay to use the sauna and likewise if you wa… More
Thank you for the review and rating and we are pleased you enjoyed the facilities at North Hill. I am sorry you felt that you should not be charged for using the Sauna (£1 for 20 mins coin operated) and the hot tub. The hot tub can be used without cost. We feel these small additional costs are justified where there is a heavy use of electricity or heavy wear and tear on a pool table for example.
We believe our cottages are keenly priced and the cost for Ivy Cottage in this case was £435 for the first week in September. The price was pushed up over £500 because the guests in this case chose to book through a third party who charge a commission, and they bought two dogs which are charged at £25 each. This charge for dogs is fairly standard and many cottages would not take 2 dogs.
This cottage is one of a number of cottages on site. It consists of:A large living room/dining room with an open fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, washer/dryer, dish washer, refrigerator and microwave oven. Three carpeted bedrooms. One double bed …see more
This very comfortable, contemporary designed luxury penthouse apartment comprises two double bedrooms with high quality king size beds and a third bedroom with two adjoining single beds which sleep 6 people comfortably. Each bedroom has a wall mounted Sony Plasma TV, an …see more
We found the booking process really easy and the apartment owners were very happy to answer all our questions about the apartment, the village and the local area. The apartment is very well equipped a… More
Whitechapel self-catering holiday cottages is truly an idyllic rural retreat. Situated within an excess of 500 acres of farm and woodland, it comprises a beautiful Victorian farmhouse along with two character cottages - all detached with private gardens and rooms tastef …see more
Chris was very welcoming when we arrived and very helpful throughout our stay. The cottage was of a high standard and the location was very peaceful. The bird feeder just outside the lounge window w… More
“Yet another great week and warm welcome.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2012
Great walks around the farm and local area.
Lots of good gardens to visit.
So much to visit in the local area that you don't have to travel far.
Plenty of good eating places. Don't miss The Stags H… More
“A warm welcome and a cosy cottage!”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2012
A great place for a break away from it all. Definitely take your wellie boots in winter! Chris really helped me with the booking because my break was last minute and non-standard. He was always the… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Willkommen in Kleineicholzheim - weit weg und trotzdem mittendrin !Kleineicholzheim ist ein Ortsteil der Gemeinde Schefflenz im Neckar Odenwald Kreis. Unser finnisches Blockhaus wurde Blockhaus wurde 1999 gebaut und steht ab sofort als Ferienhaus zur Verfügung. Es hat …see 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
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!
“Believe the reviews! It's a top quality gite in beautiful, rural surroundings. First class.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
We spent two weeks in Le Cerisier in August with our two sons aged 9 and 6. The gite was great - all home comforts laid on - and the setting and location are wonderful. The boys had a great time swi… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review on your stay in Le Cerisier this summer and thank you also for your kind comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul again before too long!
A spacious but cosy cottage in a converted farm steading featuring 2ft thick stone walls and a slated roof in beautiful North East Fife, and conveniently located for golf and shopping at St. Andrews (35 minutes), Gleneagles (50 minutes), Perth (25 minutes), Edinburgh (4 …see more
This house is surrounded by beautiful countryside, its very clean and comfortable, but the best thing is outside, a fantastic hot tub and sauna, with a lovely decking area with BBQ etc. We were lucky … More
“Great cottage, great location”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
From start to finish this was a great choice. The owners were excellent and explained everything well on arrival and helped promptly when the internet went down for a short time. Location was very goo… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and you would be more than welcome to return.
The house, that years ago was owned by a humble country couple, has now been restaured by one of their grandsons, the present owner. Stone, wood and hand-made clay tiles are the basic materials of this type of rural houses where grain and dried fruit were conserved with …see more