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.
Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxury 1882 thatched cottage in a calm residential area in Franschhoek. 225 sqm on 750 sqm lanscaped property. Pool in garden. Mountain views. Master suite with huge terrasse and outdoor tub. Closed garage.
Fully equipped to highest standart. Free WIFI & Platinum DSTVE …see more
Nearest beach 9 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Yeavering Barn has a warm, peaceful feel to it, enhanced by the beautiful quiet surroundings. The perfect property whether you are looking for a a 5 star base to explore the area or looking for a quiet relaxing break to recharge your batteries. P.S.We are dog friendly …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Charming Mediterranean house in the historic old town of Altea,, beautiful uninterrupted sea views. High speed Wifi.
Layout over 4 floors, 2 master bedrooms, one single room, two shower rooms, 3 toilets. Spacious living and dining area. Prime position.A privileged situ …see more
“Excellent house, very nice sea view and in the middle of charming Altea old town”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2015
Really excellent house, very nice sea view and in the middle of charming Altea old town. Besides near by the boulevard, several shops and also bigger food stores. You can also reach them by feet!! An… More
Thank you for your review and it was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. You quickly found your way around town and thank you for mentioning that everything is within easy walking distance. We look forward to welcoming you all again next year.
Reviewed 27 Nov 2014
service: the owner is very helpful and it is nice to know she is there if any problem would occur.
property: the property is nicer than the pictures, it was super sitting on the terrace enjoying the … More
Thank you for your lovely review. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed relaxing in the house and also watching the sunrise from the terrace. It was our pleasure to welcome you both and we hope to see you again in 2015.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill with swimming pool situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes. Private walled garden with BBQ area and hammocks. Wifi, games, dvds, books, bikes, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels provided. …see more
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
Luxury detached villa with stunning panoramic sea views and private pool, sleeps 6 on Monte Pego, near Denia. Well equipped, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning and large sun terrace with dining area and BBQ. …see more
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2014
What a good find this we had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, with a great swimming pool and area to eat outside and barbecue. You will not be… More
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Swiss style 'Chalet Mavambo', sleeps 6 to 10- 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, excellent location - minutes walk to Verbier lifts, rail station, shops, well fitted out - stone walls, oak floors, free wi fi, 39" flat screen, week or weekend (off peak) rentalIdeally located 4 …see more
Two bedroom fully equipped semi detached villa. Sleeps 4/6 . Set in the heart of Pefkos. Maid service six times a week. Internet access. Supermarkets, restaurants, shops and cash dispensers within short walk. Beach 150m. Lindos 3km. …see more
“Great Holiday for the whole family”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2011
It's a wonderful place to be. We found enough space for the whole family in an excellent appartment.
The service is also excellent and the hospitality from Maria and Alex is also best in class, we … More
“Holidays in paradise”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
Blue Dream Villas is really the best Place on Rhodes.
Management, service, atmosphere - everything is just perfect. Everything is very stylish, clean and the Villas are just like they look on the … More
“Top accommodation in ideal location”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2012
Wonderfully well-appointed spacious duplex in quiet location with good aspect in the heart of Pefkos, sleeping 2+2 in quality upstairs bedrooms with balcony and additional two in double fold-down sett… More
Ground floor apartrment with private garden and sea views. Direct beach access. Recently refurbished. Up to 6 people. Walking distance of all amenities. Complex with communal pool and gardens. Ideal for families and groups of friends seeking relaxation. …see more
“Fantastic Luxurious Villa with a great friendly host”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
Stayed at Villa Fucos. It was fantastic. The owner was very attentive and friendly (she even did the cleaning of the house every couple of days) Nothing was too much of a bother for her and she even b… More
I'm greatly appreciate your having taken the time to review my villa and I'm glad that you had fantastic vacations.
It is with pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your stay and you relaxed!! I'm happy to know that you liked the house and the pool and they met your expectations; I hope to welcome you back in the near future and thank you again for your review.
All the best,
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
This two bedroom stone house above the northern shore of Lake Bolsena is set among the olive and fruit trees on the property which borders onto the woodland behind.Beautiful stone house with truly superb view over lake Bolsena. Ideal relax after touring Umbria, Tuscany. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Spacious modern townhouse overlooking the beautiful Sao Martinho bay. Accommodation over 3 storeys, 2 front sun trap balconies, rear patio with barbecue, shared (seasonal) pool. Easy parking in quiet cul d sac, few minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and shopsAll am …see more
Nearest beach 163 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Sitting room,woodburner full ch. Large kitchen+ double bedroom + en-suite shower room +wc. Upstairs 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. bathroom. Tv freeview with dvd . Wifi zone. All mod cons enclosed garden . Ample parking . 2 Pets.No smoking. Bed linen available
Idyllic f …see more
Nearest beach 23 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The highly rated apartment situated within a 10 minute walk from Tenterden, also known as the Jewel of the Weald, has stunning views of local steam trains and easy access to a wealth of other local tourist attractions. There is a beautiful garden and off road parking.Pr …see more
Large stunning luxury villa boasting sea views of the beautiful costal resort of Moraira and El Portet. Offering a large private pool, vast sunny terraces and private garden. Providing plenty of space for up to 10 guests, this beautiful Spanish property has it all!!Wi …see more
Nearest beach 65 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Peaceful, rural, idyll, surrounded by wheat, sunflower, corn fields, not overlooked, beautiful all day sunshine swimming pool within easy reach of many chateaux, stunning beaches, family activities, historic towns a perfect get away from it all location. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Fabulous sea views over Porthmeor beach, The Island and St Ives Bay to Godrevey Lighthouse, a contemporary house within a 10 minute stroll of the bustle of the harbour, beaches and restaurants of St Ives. Unrestricted on street parking on a first come basis, linen inc.O …see more
“A comfortable, clean and contemporary property with stunning views.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
I stayed here at the end of June with my fiance and our little girl who is 17 months old and what a fantastic time we had. Beach Haven is beautifully presented accommodation. Clean and comfortable wit… More
Thank you for reviewing Beach Haven, we do our best to provide a lovely place for our guests to stay and we are really delighted that you had a lovely holiday. It is really important to us that Beach Haven is presented to a high standard of cleanliness for each guest so it is good to hear that you found that to be the case. We hope you are able to return again one day.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This charming gite is perfect for a relaxing holiday wine tasting or fishing. It has a courtyard garden, and a sun terrace where you can look over the rolling hillside. There is wifi and satellite TV - with all the English and French channels.The gite is in the centre o …see more
Reviewed 7 Jul 2013
It is a lovely village where the only sound you can hear is of birds, The food is amazing, delightful flavors and tastes. It was a lifetime experience highly recommended. Will be back this year.… More
I'm glad that you liked it so much that you're coming back again this year. Returning guests are more than welcome, and I'm sure there will be many places you didn't get a chance to visit last time. Hurry to get in touch and book - availability is going fast!
“Easy location -”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
My fiance and I stayed at 2 Rue de Vau with our parents for one week to plan our wedding at the nearby Abbaye de Reigny, which is just a few minutes down the road. It was the absolute perfect locatio… More
Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure to meet you both and your parents, and I'm really pleased you liked the gite and the surrounding area so much. We look forward to seeing you and your American family for your wedding next June..!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
North Wales coast Holiday home, self catering, sea views, 2 balconies, new build, beach, weekend breaks, jacuzzi bath,Free wifi …see more
Reviewed 10 Feb 2015
We have just spent a fabulous weekend here in Llanddulas. The house is spacious and extremely comfortable. Furnished and equipped to a high standard - impressive coffee machine! The best way to enjoy … More
Superbly located spacious 1st floor apartment with AirCon in the Monte Dourado complex with sea views. South facing balcony. Rent directly from Owner. Access to secluded pools and tennis courts. 5 mins walk (down) to the beach and many varied bars and restaurants.NEW fo …see more
“Perfect stay in an outstanding apartment”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
We couldn't have asked for more from our holiday. The apartment was beautifully decked out, spotless with plenty of room for the four of us to stay. The location was perfect too. In the heart of to… More
Wow. So glad you and particularly the kids enjoyed it. Now you know why we keep going back ourselves.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lake view, jacuzzi, internet access, next to Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero, on the main square in town …see more
“Beautiful home in a quaint village.”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2013
We had a lovely time taking nice walks and enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains.
The home was warm in the chilly winter and the big table allowed a group of friends to cook together and p… More
I am very happy to read that you liked spending some time in Varenna despite the chilly winter time. We really appreciate that our property revealed itself up to your expectation.
Hope to meet you again, maybe in the summer time
Happy New Year
“Spent a month, in heaven.”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
We are world travelers, we have stayed at 5 stars hotels and lowley palapas. Don't really enjoy crowded or touristic places.
We rented this Villa in Varenna, Italy for the month of July, we thought w… More
It is such a big pleasure to know that warenna was worth it.It's nice to know that the Villa was a good accommodation for you and for your family.
I am sorry for the Vans but it's mainly supplying for the two big hotels and the little shops in town.
I'd be very happy to see you again in future,
with warm regards
Happy New Year
“Perfect Location with all the Comforts of home”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
The home - 3 stories, was tastefully comfortable. We were two couples that had their own baths and bedrooms with plenty of privacy. The kitchen was well equiped as was the rest of the house. The ou… More
thanks a lot for your lovely words. We are very glad to read that you enjoied your stay at Villa Central Varenna.
We look forward to welcoming you again in lovely sunny Italy
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Depot Road, Cwmavon, West Glamorgan
5* graded and newly converted Methodist chapel. Unique, strikingly modern and contemporary group accommodation. Perfect for groups families and friends (pet friendly). Comfortable spacious and light.
Trip Advisor Award of …see more
Nearest beach 5 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
On the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. Close to Whitby. On the Esk Valley train line; steam trains pass. Ideal for country Walks, cycling or just relaxing …see more
“Simply the best”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
This was the best cottage we have ever rented, everything you needed was there.
It was beautifully furnished with lovely little homely extra touches.
The summerhouse was so peaceful for a glass of w… More
Thank you so much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Excellent cottage, well presented and well priced.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2014
The cottage is very well presented in every detail. Spotlessly clean and tidy. An excellent base for a very relaxing holiday. Highly recommended!… More
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had a relaxing time.
“What a surprise awaiting for us!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
We were quite surprised to find the basket of goodies and the amazing cup cakes, on our arrival. We found the holiday house just beautiful, with every thing you could ever need, also very comfortabl… More
It was lovely to meet you and glad you had such a good time out and about.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
A comfortable spacious 17th century farm house with private pool , very large garden in peaceful countryside. Situated in the Brenne National Park ,"Land of a 1000 Lakes" and close to the Loire Valley. Sole use of this extensive property - an ideal family holiday.Sleep …see more
Luxury villa with Private Pool and panoramic sea views. Quiet location only 4 minutes drive away from sandy beaches Stoupa and Kalogria. Stylishly decorated is also equipped with all modern amenities for relaxed family holiday. Only 50 km from Kalamata Airport.Excellent …see more
Authentic patio house in the heart of Medina Sidonia. The pool & terraces are perfect for relaxing on sunny days, as is the roof terrace with panoramic views over a patchwork of undulating tiled roofs to the rural splendour of rolling hills fringed by the Atlantic Ocean …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Cools Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a most beautiful part of England on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset, near Stonehenge, Longleat, Bath and the south coast. Well equipped, modern with underfloor central heating, own garden with seating area.Sto …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Derwent House, luxury award winning self catering holiday accommodation, with 6 bedrooms in Matlock, Derbyshire. Sleeps 12 guests in comfort, ideal for large groups, family holidays and special occasions.Local shops, restaurants and pubs are within walking distance and …see more