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.
“Fantastic Place” Thank you to Madeleine and Fred for your warm welcome and spending time showing us and our kids around your farm. The barn conversion was comfortable and clean and a great space for our family. The local area has alot of days out. We
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.
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr
This is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants peace, quiet, privacy and relaxation. However it is only a short car ride away fom Riberac which is a typical bustling, market town. The house… More
An excellent cottage, modern, spotlessly clean,and a lovely family keen to try out their English.The french windows in the main bedroom had views over the French countryside . We didnt see the deer th… More
John thank you very much for your nice message.
We had a great time and a good laugh with you.
It was very nice to have you here.
It's a pleasure to see you again.
We kiss you.
“Ireland fulfilled our dreams” fantastic air, fantastic sites, views and landscapes, fantastic places on the beach.
We enjoyed fantastic rides along the beach with the Eagle Equestrian Center. Special advices: the Skellig Ring with Skellig Chocolate a
Our host was very welcoming and provided clear instructions for picking the keys up and finding the property - just what you need after a long journey. She even made us a wonderful loaf of home baked … More
Thank you for leaving a review about your stay at Gorteen. We are very pleased to know that you had an enjoyable time there and also that you found its location suitable for exploring the activities of the area.
Your comments are much appreciated.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Our stay was amazing. The house was truly great with everything we could possibly need. The views were breathtaking and it was without doubt one of the best holidays we have ever had. The house was se… More
A great review of your stay at Gorteen, we are really pleased that you considered it one of the best holidays you have ever had,Thank You.Your endorsement of the suitability of the house for a wheelchair user is most appreciated. I welcome and have noted your comment on the shower seat. We look forward to meeting you soon again.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
“Large cottage with beautiful views”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Great cottage for a quiet and relaxed holiday. The views are fabulous and the picnic table is a great extra. Property has large bedrooms. The walks in the area are excellent.… More
Your review of Gorteen is really appreciated,thank you. We are pleased that you found it had much to offer that made your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. As we know this was not your first visit,we look forward very much to meeting you again.
Josephine and the O'Neill Family
“Birthday, Anniversary and NYE” Just had 5 fantastic days\ nights in 2 cottages with a group of friends. The 4 bed and 3 bed farmhouse cottages were perfect for our group of 10 adults, 2 dogs, a teenager and a 2 year old! The downstairs, disabled ensui
“Beautiful property in a fantastic location, very welcoming and comfortable, can't wait to return!”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We have now stayed in 3 cottages at Ystumgwern Farm over the past few years, this was a family trip with a mixed age group from teenager to pensioner and the accommodation and location suited us all p… More
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
We have just spent another week at Gwytheryn Cottage which is close to and owned by the same people who own Ystumgwern Hall Farm. This cottage and the 3 bed next door have been our base for the third … More
“A Holiday of Luxury” What an amazing house and setting, and wonderfully friendly owners. Nothing was too much trouble. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly want, and more. Little touches around the house made us realise just how m
We chose to stay in Ballyvaughan, having been before, and desperate for a bit of wilderness and fresh air. We could not have found a better place. The McGraths did everything to make us feel very welc… More
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
We had a wonderful stay at this vacation rental. We traveled to Ireland to celebrate my mom's birthday and this accommodation was the perfect fit for us. It was very spacious and allowed us all to hav… More
“Fantastic! Wheelchair accessible holiday home in perfect settings.” I cannot recommend this holiday "home from home" highly enough! Being a wheelchair user, access is always a big consideration when booking any accommodation. The friendly and informat
After a stressful few months we wanted somewhere peaceful & relaxing to unwind. Largy apartments ticked all these boxes.
Stunning views, ideal location & equipped with everything you need...if you do… More
Thank you so much Johanna for you much appreciated and positive comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are delighted that you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Best wishes Gladys and Harold
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
Excellent like home from home
Lovely well spacious accommodation x love the bathrooms and everything on one level x really quiet and peaceful xxx views amazing on good weather days… More
Thank you Gerry for your positive comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Gladys & Harold
“A fantastic relaxing family holiday” This was our third visit to Gites en Tregor and the holiday lived up to expectations & even exceeded them despite the unpredictable weather. Clara and Martin have added a trampoline in the garden which our 2 (4 and
We stayed in Gites en Tregor with our 2 children and our dog. The gite was well equipped, cosy and very clean with beautiful views of the countryside. There was a pony and donkeys to feed and a garden… More
Reviewed 9 Jul 2015
A pleasantly converted former farm building, now providing living / kitchen area and 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms.
Unlike many Gites we have rented in France, this was light and airy, and with a very… More
Thanks for the very positive feedback. The outdoor patio areas of La Grange and the smaller gite Ker Toud, are side by side which may not suit all of our guests, but others appreciate the friendly atmosphere which this creates and for some of our guests who come as larger groups and book both gites together this closeness is a positive advantage. This communal area is also useful when we have barbecues and crêpe soirées with all of the guests on summer evenings.
Our property is set within 8000 square metres of unspoilt countryside offering plenty of space for all.