Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (18832)

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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Entrecasteaux holiday home rental

Var / Entrecasteaux

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £63 / night

£383 - £758 / week

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from £63 / night

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Holiday chalet in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Croatia / Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

4 8 Min stay varies

Chalet / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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Holiday home in Alba

Province of Cuneo / Alba

2 8 Min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£391 / week

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from £86 / night

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Apartment rental in Montaione with shared pool, tennis court

Province of Florence / Montaione

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£487 - £1040 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, tennis court in Montaione

Province of Florence / Montaione

2 6 Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£602 - £1280 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Dunes

Tarn-et-Garonne / Dunes

2 9 Min stay varies

Guest house / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £129 / night

£897 / week

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from £129 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Loro Ciuffenna

Province of Arezzo / Loro Ciuffenna

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £171 / night

£1188 - £1782 / week

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from £171 / night

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Dalfaber ski home to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

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from £76 / night

£475 - £629 / week

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from £76 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Colmar

Haut-Rhin / Colmar

30 8 Min stay varies

Chalet / 30 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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Follonica holiday villa rental

Province of Grosseto / Follonica

1 3 Min stay varies

Villa / 1 bedroom / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£602 - £958 / week

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from £86 / night

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Ski villa to rent in Sapanca

Sakarya Province / Sapanca

4 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £138 / night

£1035 - £1863 / week

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from £138 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Macugnaga

Lake Maggiore / Macugnaga

3 8 Min stay varies

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from £45 / night

£313 - £1563 / week

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from £45 / night

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Valinco Gulf holiday gite rental

Corsica / Valinco Gulf

9 30 Min stay varies

Gite / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £750 / night

£4500 / week

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from £750 / night

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Nere holiday apartment rental

Nere / Fontbrossard

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £55 / night

£352 / week

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from £55 / night

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Pouille holiday guest house rental

Saint-Aignan / Pouille

4 16 Min stay varies

Guest house / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / Min stay varies

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from £58 / night

£297 - £329 / week

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from £58 / night

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Bergamo ski condo to rent.

Province of Bergamo / Bergamo

2 7 Min stay varies

Condo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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Holiday home in Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo Province / Veliko Tarnovo

4 10 Min stay varies

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from £50 / night

£250 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday villa in Vasto

Province of Chieti / Vasto

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £126 / night

£879 / week

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from £126 / night

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Villa rental in Ciminna with swimming pool

Province of Palermo / Ciminna

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £170 / night

£900 - £1100 / week

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from £170 / night

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Apartment rental in Marbella, Malaga with shared pool, golf nearby

Marbella, Malaga / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£570 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday guest house in Toscolano-Maderno

Province of Brescia / Toscolano-Maderno

1 3 Min stay varies

Guest house / 1 bedroom / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £36 / night

£219 - £383 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday guest house in La Chaise-Dieu

Haute-Loire / La Chaise-Dieu

4 14 Min stay varies

Guest house / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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Holiday apartment in Daun

Rhineland-Palatinate / Daun

1 2 1 night min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 1 night min stay

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from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday chalet in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £58 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £58 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Peljesac Peninsula holiday cottage let

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Peljesac Peninsula

2 5 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £55 / night

£383 - £493 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday cottage in Noyant

Maine et Loire / Noyant

4 8 Min stay varies

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from £43 / night

£275 - £500 / week

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from £43 / night

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Ski studio to rent in Plitvicka Jezera

Plitvice Lakes National Park / Plitvicka Jezera

2 Min stay varies

Studio / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £22 / night

£153 - £165 / week

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from £22 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Perugia / Todi

2 4 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £47 / night

£329 / week

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from £47 / night

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Narni holiday home rental

Narni / Borgheria

1 3 3 nights min stay

House / 1 bedroom / sleeps 3 / 3 nights min stay

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from £47 / night

£47 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fontane Bianche holiday villa rental

Syracuse / Fontane Bianche

5 15 3 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / 3 nights min stay

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from £43 / night

£43 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday guest house in Foca

Izmir Province / Foca

1 2 Min stay varies

Guest house / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £24 / night

£141 - £297 / week

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from £24 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Brandenburg / Zempow

2 4 Min stay varies

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La Roque d'Antheron holiday home rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / La Roque d'Antheron

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £94 / night

£657 - £1477 / week

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from £94 / night

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Razlog ski apartment to rent.

Blagoevgrad Province / Razlog

1 4 Min stay varies

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from £25 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £25 / night

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Askam in Furness holiday home rental

Cumbria / Askam in Furness

1 2 Min stay varies

House / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £35 / night

£210 - £245 / week

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from £35 / night

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Chinaillon ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Chinaillon

1 5 Min stay varies

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from £47 / night

£243 - £672 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday home rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / La Roque d'Antheron

4 8 Min stay varies

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from £79 / night

£508 - £1969 / week

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from £79 / night

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Auchencairn holiday home let

Dumfries and Galloway / Auchencairn

4 8 3 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £125 / night

£880 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Boege

Haute-Savoie / Boege

1 2 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £59 / night

£266 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday b&b in Chateaudun

Eure-et-Loir / Chateaudun

1 2 Min stay varies

B&B / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £34 / night

£219 / week

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from £34 / night

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Holiday guest house rental

Vaucluse / Mirabeau

3 14 4 nights min stay

Guest house / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 4 nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£318 / week

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from £46 / night

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Le Caylar holiday guest house rental

Herault / Le Caylar

3 10 Min stay varies

Guest house / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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Holiday apartment in Velez Rubio

Velez Rubio / Los Velez

2 7 Min stay varies

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Chateau rental in Pigna

Province of Imperia / Pigna

2 4 Min stay varies

Chateau / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £98 / night

£465 - £622 / week

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from £98 / night

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Santa Flavia holiday apartment rental

Province of Palermo / Santa Flavia

1 2 Min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £32 / night

£188 - £219 / week

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from £32 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Chania Prefecture / Kastelli Kissamou

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £28 / night

£188 / week

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from £28 / night

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Gite rental in Villefranche-de-Lauragais

Haute-Garonne / Villefranche-de-Lauragais

4 9 Min stay varies

Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £55 / night

£313 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Viggianello

Province of Potenza / Viggianello

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £32 / night

£125 / week

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from £32 / night

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Madonie National Park ski chalet to rent.

Province of Palermo / Madonie National Park

7 16 1 night min stay

Chalet / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 1 night min stay

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from £157 / night

£547 / week

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from £157 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite rental

Lot / Luzech

2 5 7 nights min stay

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£625 / week

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from £90 / night

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