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.
Beautiful 5 bedroom villa situated in Javea with private pool, free Wi-Fi, BBQ, air conditioning in all the house. …see more
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Alquilamos esta Villa Seniola en Agosto. Estuvimos 6 adultos y 4 niños. La casa es muy espaciosa, no se cuantos metros tendrá, pero muchos. Lo que más aprovechamos fue la piscina que está cerrada,… More
“An excellent villa with good amenities”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
The villa was exactly as the photos showed. It has a well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. There was plenty of crockery which meant we could use the dishwasher without running out of plate… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stunning views - reaching from Mans' Head to the Island from the front aspect and from the rear you can see the whole of St. Ives Bay, including Godrevy lighthouse, Hayle and up the coast as far as Newquay and beyond.
English Tourist Board 4* rating
Modern, stylish fur …see more
9 bed luxury villa with private pool, sleeps 18. Secluded location with stunning mountain views yet only 1km to the village and 10 minutes drive the beach. Free Wi-Fi, bedroom air conditioning and Freeview satellite TV are all provided. …see more
A charming old village house that has been tastefully restored in a traditional Mallorcan style. The house is a few minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca and is located in the centre of a small village near Santanyi. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Beautiful and spacious Grade II listed semi-detached house in Old Rustington located near to the beach and Worthing, Arundel and the South Downs- Sleeps 8 to 10 people. The house is within walking distance of a local pub and shops and is 500 yards from the beach. …see more
“Beautiful Appartment in a Perfect Location with Excellent Service”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
We are regulars to Portugal and although we have stayed in several locations Carvoeiro is our favourite. This apartment is close to many fab restaurants and a short walk to the beach. The décor is lo… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Bitacora is a super base to explore the numerous sea walks or trek the trotternish ridge or for the more adventurous, the Cullins and loch coruisk.
Try a sea trip to see whales and dolphins or do a spot of fishing. Visit Dunvegan castle the home of Clan Macleod …see more
Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Quiet and private Finca in the hills near La Guancha for those how want an relaxing holiday. Flexible booking from 2 up to 4 persons, with two apartments (two kitchens two bathrooms). More persons upon request. 15 Minutes only to next shopping centers and Loro Parque.Sm …see more
Reviewed 8 Jan 2015
It was a wonderful time spent at Finca Milagro. View from one side of the ocean, the other on the volcano El Teide, a beautiful green surroundings, banana plantations. Peace and quiet, without the rus… More
“Wounderful views - magnificent stay”
Reviewed 28 May 2015
We stayed in the house in April. The booking process was very easy, communication as well as information provided upon the stay was very good. We met the local manager on a gas station near the house… More
“Very quiet house, isolated, with a beautiful view”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The house is very quiet, very secluded, with a superb view of the sea.
One of the 2 kitchens is equipped with a beautiful brand new washing machine.
The two bedrooms are isolated from each other, wi… More
Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The original cottage of the farm, this 3 bedroomed gite has all the comforts of home, with stunning views over the countryside. Just 100 metres from the 12 X 6 metre pool and 5 person hot tub/spa nearby.A terrace for outside dining and bbq along with table for 8. …see more
“Excellent hosts - couldnt do more for you or be more helpful”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The hosts, Hugh and Dawn, were very friendly and went out of their way to help us and make our stay enjoyable. They sorted out a car problem for us (we couldnt have done it without them!) and cooked … More
Stylish 3 Bed Apartment, in a closed condominium within walking distance of the historic town of Lagos and Meia Praia Beach. Two beautiful pools, play area, restaurant/bar and mini golf are available on site. ** SPECIAL OFFER - Special Offer June 7th to 15th Stylish 3 B …see more
“Excellant stay at lovely apartment”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2012
My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Lagos. The apartment was lovely, clean and we had everything we needed. The pool is large and there is always space. The marina is 5 min… More
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Fantastic 3-bedroom apartment on the top second floor of small residence, located in a 2 min walk from La Flegere ski left and 4 min walk from Chamonix Golf Course. Chamonix centre is in about 20-25 min walk along a beautiful riverside walking path, or 5 min on the bus. …see more
“Great apartment - amazing location”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2016
We loved this place. 3 blokes on a little ski trip.
Enough room to spread out watching TV in the lounge, a good size table to eat round and 3 large double bed to boot. One en-suite with separate sho… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Fantastic chalet just outside central Chamonix with stunning views of the mountains.
Everything was very clean. The rooms are light and spacious. The kitchen was fitted with all necessary appliances … More
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
“Wow what a fantastic house!!!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
Wow what a fantastic house! Everything like new just like a five star hotel. We were met at the property by the owners Marc and Dena who greeted us and made us so welcome with a bottle of champagne an… More
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; Nearest beach 4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A spacious and traditional farmhouse located in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Complete with Aga oven, WiFi, 7 seater Hot Tub, Very large garden suitable for ball games, Xbox 360, snooker & secure bike storage. A great house for family and friends! …see more
Modern, spacious, well equipped. Light and airy. Ground floor. Safe for small children. Easy walk to beach, pool, playground, rock pools, shops, bars, restaurants. Fully air conditioned. Underfloor heating. Fully enclosed terrace/garden with a clear view of pool area.P …see more
“Enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2015
Flat has everything we needed and lots more besides. Well placed for walking to port and old town and easy drive to beach. Agents were very helpful, went beyond call of duty several times. A bit cold … More
Thank you for your glowing report. I have passed it on to Mike and Lesley so they know their efforts were appreciated. Glad the little one had fun. Hope you will consider returning in the future.
Reviewed 28 Jul 2015
Clean and tidy apartment with excellent pool and well kept communal gardens.
Perfect for a family of four.… More
Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay.
“Great apartment, lovely complex, fantastic location... i have re-booked for next year!!!”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
Over the last 10 years my wife, children and I have stayed in many different apartments in Javea. This is probably the best apartment we have stayed in on a lovely complex with a short walk to the lov… More
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and doubly delighted you've decided to come back. Thank you.
Heated Swimming Pool. Plenty for children to do whilst parents relax.
A guest's comment
Delightful location, attentive & yet unobtrusive hosts and a thorough attention to detail that meant this was the 'easiest' & most stress free gîte holiday ever ...A guest's comme …see more
“Ideal venue for recharging your batteries.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
This was the 3rd time we have stayed here, the gite is large and spacious and is excellent if you have young children or dogs, as the garden is fenced and secure. The pool is superb and always clean. … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Fort William Highlands, Scotland
Newly built modern self-catering 4 bedroom Cottage, sleeps 8
Fully equipped including WiFi
Child friendly, and has a baby cot bed, high chair and stair gate for toddlers
There is a spare fold up bed suitable for an extra child
We re …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.015 km; Great for children of all ages ;
2 Bedroom, ground floor, luxury apartment, 15 metres from the beach, in Sao Martinho, Silver Coast, Portugal with free wi-fi and secure parking.
“A beautiful seaside location and perfect for exploring”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Sao Martinho do Porto is a beautiful, small beachside town with great views across the bay and a friendly welcome from the locals. The sunset as viewed from the harbour tunnel is awesome.
The apartme… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
2 bedroom self-catering apartment, Arklow Wicklow - east coast overlooking Avoca river. 5 minutes walk to town centre, cafés, restaurants, shops. Beach & golf course nearby. Central location between Dublin and Wexford; perfect base to explore scenic region & Dublin cit …see more
The Elms provides bright spacious accommodation and is fitted to a high standard with comfy beds (2 doubles), fitted carpets, modern bathroom and country pine furniture. Traquil location in pretty village. Extensive gardens. Pool. Visit Britain as 4* graded. …see more
Why choose Le Moulin de la Quentiniere? It is the perfect place for a wonderful holiday :) It has everything you need for (1) a relaxing family holiday (2) a large family gathering (3) a great 'girlie/lads' breakaway and/or (4) a base for exploring France …see more
“Perfect place... for all ages!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
“Great house in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults… More
We are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday at Le Moulin; as you have said, it is a great place to spend time with large family groups and indeed, a group of friends. Le Moulin is in a rural setting so it does take a little bit of effort to do the things we are more apt to take for granted; with this in mind, we provide all our guests with a comprehensive Welcome Pack with ideas of places to visit, things to do and indeed, directions and details of nearby shops, supermarkets and restaurants to try out. There are guests who have chosen to stay with us at Le Moulin year after year and we are happy that, like them, you have taken the time to give us such a positive review and have given us such a high rating. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Traditional Italian stone country house and outhouses set on 1 ha. of land amid olive groves and oak woods, 1h. north of Rome. Sleeps 11, 5 bathrooms. 6x12m private pool and roofed lounge terrace. Immaculately tended, fenced garden. Absolute privacy, children welcome."L …see more
I travelled to Turkey in June for my brothers wedding in Istanbul, afterwards, my family and I wanted to stay by the Mediterranean for a few days. It turned out Villa holu was the perfect choice. I we… More
This very pleasant apartment is maintained to a high standard and well equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay.
You can nip across the road to get fresh croissants for breakfast from the b… More
Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Villa Limeri is a 280sqm splendid villa built of local stone and wood in an extent of 20 hectares with lots of trees (oaks, olives etc), vines and flowers in perfect harmony. Set at an altitude of approximately 420m. Only 15 klm from Rethymno &10 min from the Egean Sea. …see more
“Better than expected!!!”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2013
Even thought we come from Crete, we where looking for a place to chill and relax. And we found it! Villa Limeri was exacly what we where looking for. The panoramic view from the villa is the highlight… More