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.
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Foxton Locks lodge provides the perfect getaway from the stresses of every day life. You'll find a perfect retreat from which you can explore the glorious surrounding countryside and numerous local gems, including the famous Foxton Locks.Our stunning log cabin is a …see more
I could not fault foxton locks lodges one bit, The service was amazing and they couldn't of been more accommodating. Such lovely friendly place to stay. I would recommend to anyone. I Will Most certa… More
Die kleine Wohnung befindet sich im Dachgeschoss der rechten Haushälfte. Über eine Holztreppe erreicht man die etwa 50 qm große Wohnung. Eine Küchenzeile bietet alles, was Sie zum Kochen brauchen. Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster. Ein großer Esstisch und ein C …see more
A splendid two storey, three bedroom cottage nestling in the hollow of the hill, situated four miles from the pretty seaside village of Cushendun. From inside and out, the cottage enjoys spectacular views of the glen.Great base for anyone who wants to be surrounded by a …see more
Words cannot express the peacefulness of this location and cottage. It overlooks fields of sheep and happy birds cheerfully proclaim the beauty of the day. The flowers were fully in bloom making it … More
Thank you for the lovely review and delighted you had a very enjoyable holiday and look forward to welcoming you and your friends again
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar …see more
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful … More
Lily's Cottage is a traditional built stone cottage (c1750) in the the beautiful seaside village of Crail. It was probably originally a weaver's cottage (not a fisherman's cottage as some people assume) but it has recently been extensively refurbished wi …see more
Lovely cottage. Had a relaxing weekend. Was there for mother in laws 85th birthday and she said it was best birthday she has had . Great location, a short walk to coastal path that has stunning views … More
“Chill out time in idylic Crail.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Rented Lily's cottage with 2 friends for a birthday/post Xmas getaway.Knew it was the perfect spot to spend time together in a quiet, relaxing hideaway.Cooked wonderful food and did not even feel the… More
I am very glad you had such a good time and I want to thank you for your very kind words about the cottage. I have to agree with you about how wonderful Crail and the East Neuk of Fife is and I do hope that you make it back in the summer - it really is a fabulous place to be, especially if you get any sunshine!
“Perfect in every way. Gorgeous wee cottage.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely week in June in this fab cottage in Crail. The decor was so tasteful and it had everything in it we needed. Perfect location too. We'll be back!… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Bull Barn cottage is a new conversion of a barn dating from the early 1600's set on a quiet lane in the charming village of Kirkby Malham.The interior of bull barn has been completed to a very high contemporary standard with open plan/kitchen dining room and lounge …see more
“A wonderful cosy ,comfortable cottage with all mod cons!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The property is ideally situated for walking in Malhamdale and Wharfedale and is in a quiet country lane with a pub just 2 minutes walk away!This was our first visit and is unlikely to be our last on … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
CLUB VERDIGRIS - Affordable ultra-luxurious Romantic Delight - fabulous idyllic serene couples Retreat. Studio Villa with timber deck to relax under the stars; rural outlook over lake, loads of birds & wildlife. Luxury amenities; we can also supply meals.
The suite has …see more
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle …see more
We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday h… More
“Marvelous cliff views and comfortable holiday rental”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
When we arrived we were surprised by the fabulous views from the cliffs, we were able to see France!
Very nice and comfortable holiday rental, luxury bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen well equiped. Th… More
“Wonderfully Beautiful home away from home.”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Amazing place to stay. Lovely walk to the cliffs and beach and very quite and peaceful. Loved going out for the day and coming back to a wonderful view over looking the canal.
Loved our stay there… More
Godremamog watermill offers a fantastic way to get away from it all in a beautiful secluded valley. It's wheel has been in place since 1885. Its four apartments each sleep 4, allowing lots of flexibility from couples to parties of 16 (sorry, no stags). Please go …see more
A beautiful, relaxing place to stay to re-charge your batteries. Warm and welcoming hosts, who can't do enough for you. Hot-tub and swim spa were brilliant. Apartment had everything we needed includin… More
“A Wonderful place to relax”
Reviewed 19 May 2013
The mill is a wonderful place to relax. It feels very remote but in fact is 2o mins from Cardigan and the coastal path. It was wonderful to go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the river (just feet… More
“Nothing less than perfect”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2013
We had an amazing time at the Mill. Our apartment was immaculate when we arrived and the owners Samantha And Chris had made sure the heating had been on so it was lovely and cozy. Our daughter loved … More
Modern kitchen with breakfast bar
Large dining table seats 10
Flat screen LCD TV with UK Free to Air satellite television
Spacious bathroom with shower.
Spiral staircase leading to three cosy bedrooms and upstairs WC.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, two single beds
Bedroom …see more
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, …see more
“High quality accommodation offering home away from home - you definitely get what you pay for”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
I recently stayed at Barnacre Cottages on a trip over from New Zealand to visit family in nearby Garstang. My internet searching had thrown up very little in the area that would provide for the needs … More
“Excellent location. Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2011
The cottages were the perfect location for our group. We were 16 people, and there was plenty of room for us all to socialise together.
We were welcomed with freshly baked cakes, and a well furnis… More
The studio for 4 (around 30 square meter) : - 1 living room : double bed, bed-settee, television flat-panel, closet, kitchenette - 1 bathroom - 1 terrace (12 square meter) with a beautiful sea view You can rent beautiful studios or apartments, with terrace and se …see more
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We …see more
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile home was v… More
“fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2014
Brilliant location - accommodation very clean and equipped with everything you need. Site is great various slides and swimming pool for the children and play areas. Nice walk down to the harbour for t… More
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We stayed with Thomas James Holidays for the fourth year in a row, that in itself speaks volumes.
The caravan was spotlessly clean on arrival, in a perfect location within the holiday site and well k… More
Self-Catering - Dragon Lodge, A Peaceful rural retreat - originally an old Coaching Inn during the eighteenth century, the stable block has now been converted into a spacious two bedroom lodge called The Den, with it's own private decking overlooking the tranquil garde …see more
“The Den was a real find.....a great place to stay”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
We were lucky to find the Den as it had everything we needed. Carol and Peter were so kind and helpful and we hope to return one day.… More
“Beautiful surroundings, very relaxing”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
We stayed for 5 weeks. The accomodation was fantastic and very well equipped, Carol and Peter have thought of everything. We loved the garden, and were very fortunate to have good weather to make th… More
“Excellent accommodation in a delightful town”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
Carol and Peter were delightful and exceptionally helpful.… More
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
The Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua is a bed and breakfast located on a working ranch (fazenda) in the "Portal do Pantanal" (Gateway to the Pantanal - 15kms from Miranda Centro).Our guests can expect: High quality tours in small, private groups; A multi-lingual team f …see more
I almost did not want to write this review in order to be able to keep this place all to myself. I don't even know where to start: the place looks exactly like you can see on their site, only it has s… More
Poundgate Park is a beautiful two bedroom holiday home for four people. Set in an Edwardian walled garden enjoying a private patio and decking area and large area of lawn with an orchard and mature trees. The rooms have glorious garden views or far reaching views of rol …see more
“Wonderful region, beautiful cottage, very nice owners”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
We have stayed at Poundgate Park twice in the last 6 months. It was fantastic!!! And we will definitely go back again. East Sussex is a wonderful region, there is so much to discover and enjoy in the … More
“Really nice cottage, great garden”
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
We stayed at Poundgate for 2 weeks. The cottage is perfect, done up to a high standard (actually looks even better than the photos). The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is very good, has a mi… More
“Great cottage and location - perfect for what we wanted. We'll be back!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a week at Poundgate Park and it was terrific. The cottage is attached to the owners' home but you would never know it. You have your own entrance to the garden and your own… More
"Game Keepers" a former hunting lodge centres around the natural beauty of the woods, valleys, flowing waters and wildlife that share this magical location with you. The property offers you and your family bespoke countryside living in a relaxed peaceful and friendly e …see more
Game Keepers is a lovely lodge in a wonderfully secluded spot but within 15-20 minutes of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the beaches of Bantham, Hope Cove, etc. The lodge is modern throughout with some gre… More
Looking forward to catching up for a beer and a chat when you return for 2 weeks in August,
“A rear taste of tranquillity, total relaxation & peace of real Devon”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you.
Great Hospitality from Charles & Chris you couldnt ask for better hosts attending to your evey need.
All The Lodges are great f… More
“A wonderful retreat in the Avon Valley”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
What a find! Such a beautiful spot off the beaten track but within easy reach of all that the South Hams has to offer. A really warm welcome from the owner and the manager, Game Keepers is a lovely l… More
Jenny's Cottage is a x miners Cottage with all the mod cons. Close to Big Pit, completely refurbished, located in the Heritage Town of Blaenavon on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It has a well equiped Kitchen with plenty of utensils, Dining for 4 …see more
“Wonderful Cottage with all facilities and ideal central location”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2012
Excellent communications with the owner from start to finish.
Enjoyed the welcome pack from the owner.
Cottage excellent condition fully equipted with all essential requirements for a family.
“Wow - What a fantastic place to stay, excellent facilities, everything you need & lots of extras.”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We had a fantastic time staying at "Jennys cottage" in Bleanavon. The cottage has everything you need & lots more. The property has been renovated to an extreamly high standard, making our stay a wo… More
Luxury self catering loft style holiday apartment on the edge of Archerfield Golf Course and Spa, close to North Berwick and Gullane. Close to the best beaches and Championship golf courses of Muirfield and Gullane, yet less than half an hour by train or car to the cent …see more
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
One of just two stunning contemporary, eco lodges, decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing getaway. For when you're eating in, the well-equipped kitchen will keep a creative cook happy, with dining area …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Peacefully set on the banks of the River Lark, this dog friendly detached Scandinavian style lodge lies in a quiet marina teaming with fish and natural wildlife.River Lark Lodge boasts unrivalled views on the Marina with views of the Lake and fen as well as views of the …see more
Salen Cottage Is an old stone Cottage built about 1853 and has been recently restored to provide superb holiday accommodation.The Cottage is in the village of Salen which is a small west Highland village beside the sea. Salen has a lovely hotel which provides excellent …see more
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei …see more
This cottage is located overlooking a lovely secluded bay in the village of Kentallen. Quiet and peaceful, yet only approximately 30 minutes from Fort William and Oban. This cottage is ideally located to explore the West Highlands of Scotland.
The cottage has all the f …see more
4 Bayview is located in a really beautiful place where the view from the front changes alot depending on the weather. It is situated between Oban and Fort William and for us was ideally placed so we c… More
“Excellent cottage in great location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
The cottage was well equipped and had everything we need to enjoy our stay. Despite the cold temperatures outside the cottage was nice and warm and there was plenty of space for the four of us. Ther… More
“A very well situated place”
Reviewed 6 Dec 2011
We spend a week with a magnificent weather in this place. The house is big enough and comfortable too. It is wonderfully located to go as well to the mountains as Ben Navis than to the sea, Oban is a … More
Cove Cottage is a converted barn which is located very close to the sea at Budle Bay in the small hamlet of Waren Mill. It is part of a group of 4 properties set around a shared courtyard. It has a very quiet outdoor seating area, which is a suntrap and ideal for enjoy …see more
“Absolutely wonderful cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful weeks holiday. The cottage is lovely. Furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable. Good location. Very quiet but a short drive to lots of lovely towns. Highly recommend… More
Many thanks for the positive coments, its always lovely to get good feedback. So pleased you had such a wonderful time. The peace and quiet of the cottage is something we always enjoy when we get the chance to visit ourselves, then once relaxed, can enjoy the rest of the area. thanks again and visit again soon.
Stable Cottage sits alone with its own back garden for privacy and outdoor entertaining. This detatched cottage is an idyllic getaway for family or friends, with views across the Suffolk fields where you might see deer roaming, hares playing and an abundance of wild bir …see more
“Lovely holiday setting- makes you want to come back again and again!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
Beautiful and well appointed cottage which has absolutely everything you want and more. It is tastefully furnished with attention given to small details- the welcome hamper of local cheese and cake wa… More
Only 35 minutes drive from Nice International airport, but a million miles from anywhere. Overlooking the Valley of the Wolf, peace and tranquility come as standard. Nearby are numerous medieval villages, where Provencal life has ticked by for centuries unchanged. And y …see more
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Windsor Cottage is situated in the centre of Winchcombe, with its wonderful selection of pubs and restaurants. Sudeley Castle is on your doorstep and there are numerous walks in the surrounding area.This comfortable cottage has a wood burner, and is attractively decora …see more
“Fantastic cottage so clean everything provided and fabulous location”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2013
Great central location cottage is beautiful, very clean and well equipped. Owners were so helpful when booking and helped recommend places to eat. Lovely garden to sit out in.
I can strongly recomm… More
“Wonderful Winchcombe stay!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Windsor cottage is a perfect retreat to either get away from it all or use as a base to explore the wonder cotswolds!
Based in the heart of Winchcombe you have all the amenities on hand, local minima… More
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
We had the most wonderful time at Windsor cottage. It is perfectly located, is really well equipped and is beautifully decorated.
Two very good sized double bedrooms, really cosy living room, fab din… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Located on a quiet peaceful peninsula of Skye, Wild Orchid Cottage has inspiring views over Loch Harport to sea cliffs and the Cuillin Mountains beyond. It provides an ideal base for exploring all parts of the Island, whether you are wanting to tour around to see all th …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
The Bothy is a converted old shepherds dweling. It is a stone terraced bungalow with a slate roof situated in a peaceful rural valley. We have retained the original features including exposed wooden beams and stone work.This cottage is ideal for couples who want to re …see more
The cottage was great, everything we needed: clean, cosy and the cctv of badgers and otter in the evenings was wonderful. We are quite into our wildlife so the site was perfect for watching hares and … More
Thank you for your kind review.
We are delighted that you choose to spend your honeymoon with us.
Many thanks for the photos.
We hope to welcome you back to Press Mains in the future.
“A perfect retreat :)”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
The bothy cottage is absolutely lovely. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights, just looking for a quiet weekend away. The bed was comfy, no problems with any of the facilities, everything was strai… More
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co …see more
Please note that accurate availability and prices is only available through our website hilltopfarmholidaysdotcodotuk. Any pricing given on Holiday Lettings/Trip Advisor is for guidance only. Enjoy the advantage of the beautiful ash floored master bedroom and first floo …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill has been …see more
White Lilac cottage is a traditional stone cottage. From the front there are lovely views of the Snowdonia Mountain range. To the rear there is a cottage garden which is full of flowers throughout the summer. It is a real sun trap - wonderful for enjoying a glass or tw …see more
We stayed from Friday to Monday and the cottage was beautiful with a good location overlooking the Menai Straits.
The care and attention to detail within Lilac Cottage was excellent, the bedroom wa… More
“white lilac cottage”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
lovely cottage full of charm a good base to travel from my husband liked it because it was handy for fishing we go to anglesey a few times a year. we would recommend the cottage it was clean and wel… More