Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

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Rural short breaks (19808)

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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Piegut-Pluviers holiday gite rental

Dordogne / Piegut-Pluviers

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay

from £65 / night

£450 - £875 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Franschhoek holiday cottage rental

Franschhoek / Winelands

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £196 / night

£1290 - £1485 / week

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from £196 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Baiao

Porto District / Baiao

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £204 / night

£1149 - £1422 / week

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from £204 / night

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(15) Excellent 

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Struan holiday home rental

Struan / Eabost

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £150 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Donostia San Sebastian

Donostia San Sebastian / Parte Vieja

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

from £102 / night

£684 - £805 / week

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from £102 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies

from £100 / night

£400 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Levanto

Italian Riviera / Levanto

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £47 / night

£235 - £547 / week

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from £47 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Altea holiday home rental

Alicante province / Altea

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies

from £51 / night

£352 - £692 / week

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from £51 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Confolens with swimming pool

Charente / Confolens

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies

from £120 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Denia holiday villa rental

Denia / Monte Pego

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

from £80 / night

£525 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Colorado / Ouray

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

from £134 / night

£788 - £905 / week

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from £134 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Stoupa with swimming pool

Messenia Region / Stoupa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min stay

from £125 / night

£875 - £1450 / week

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from £125 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Le Chable ski chalet to rent.

Valais / Le Chable

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies

from £213 / night

£1277 - £2008 / week

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from £213 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Pefkos

Rhodes / Pefkos

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £98 / night

£645 - £1138 / week

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from £98 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cala Ferrera holiday apartment rental

Mallorca/Majorca / Cala Ferrera

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £56 / night

£391 - £938 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Marandohori

Lefkada / Marandohori

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies

from £118 / night

£829 - £1758 / week

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from £118 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Orvieto holiday villa rental

Province of Terni / Orvieto

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £102 / night

£704 - £821 / week

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from £102 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday condo with shared pool in Negril

Negril / Negril Beach

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £144 / night

£987 - £1370 / week

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from £144 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Sao Martinho do Porto with shared pool

Leiria District / Sao Martinho do Porto

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies

from £46 / night

£325 - £700 / week

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from £46 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Pals holiday villa rental

Pals / Mas Tomasi

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £130 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle / Wentnor

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £125 / night

£820 - £1520 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies

from £254 / night

£1680 - £4141 / week

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from £254 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £30 / night

£385 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Loutraki holiday villa rental

Corinthia Region / Loutraki

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies

from £83 / night

£575 - £1399 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Moraira

Moraira / Pla del Mar

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies

from £157 / night

£782 - £2188 / week

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from £157 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Seglien

Morbihan / Seglien

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay

from £40 / night

£274 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Calella de Palafrugell

Girona Province / Calella de Palafrugell

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies

from £78 / night

£477 - £1411 / week

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from £78 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Saint-Jean-d'Angely holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Jean-d'Angely

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £75 / night

£300 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Newlyn holiday cottage rental

Penzance / Newlyn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £99 / night

£525 - £1295 / week

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from £99 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cornwall / St Ives

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies

from £100 / night

£425 - £1195 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Gite letting in Vermenton

Yonne / Vermenton

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay

from £85 / night

£500 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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South Australia holiday home rental

Australia / South Australia

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

from £79 / night

£450 / week

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from £79 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Llanddulas

Conwy County / Llanddulas

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies

from £200 / night

£1040 - £2230 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £60 / night

£395 - £850 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Luquillo holiday condo rental

Puerto Rico / Luquillo

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £86 / night

£514 - £1096 / week

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from £86 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £165 / night

£930 - £1477 / week

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from £165 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min stay

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Sleights holiday cottage rental

Whitby / Sleights

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies

from £90 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Triopetra holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Triopetra

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies

from £107 / night

£744 - £766 / week

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from £107 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kopavogur

Reykjavik / Kopavogur

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

from £69 / night

£480 / week

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from £69 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Plaxtol

Kent / Plaxtol

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay

from £57 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Carroz-d'Araches

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies

from £57 / night

£400 - £1375 / week

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from £57 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Indre / Martizay le Blanc

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £45 / night

£300 - £990 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Stoupa holiday villa rental

Messenia Region / Stoupa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay

from £125 / night

£875 - £1450 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Lacanau-Ocean

Lacanau / Lacanau-Ocean

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay

from £90 / night

£665 - £1954 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Medina Sidonia holiday home rental

Cadiz Province / Medina Sidonia

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies

from £196 / night

£774 - £2024 / week

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from £196 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies

from £383 / night

£3118 - £3665 / week

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from £383 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies

from £115 / night

£578 - £1489 / week

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from £115 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Matlock

Derbyshire / Matlock

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies

from £350 / night

£1450 - £3000 / week

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from £350 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Leiria District / Sao Martinho do Porto

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

from £51 / night

£313 / week

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from £51 / night

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