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.
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
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
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
Nearest beach 48 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This fully modernized and beautifully furnished self-contained apartment forms the rear part of a listed Georgian farmhouse dating back to the 1800's. Located in the village of Cardrona by the River Tweed, the apartment is ideally located for enjoying mountain biking a …see more
Just returned from Lee Penn. Lovely apartment in an ideal setting. We frequently holiday in the Peebles area and have no doubt we will return to Lee Penn in the future… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Bring your bikes next time and I can show you those routes we discussed!
“Stylish and chic accommodation in mountain biking heaven.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Beautiful french, chic and boutique accommodation set in the heart of the Tweed Valley. The perfect location for a mountain biking holiday or a romantic break. With Lucy's local knowledge and amazing … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we do live in a bit of a MTB utopia here and I am so pleased you found the accommodation comfortable as we have spent a lot of time getting it as cosy as possible for our guests. Many thanks for your comments.
“Good value for money, beautifully presented property, very clean”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2015
The photograph of the outside of the property is deceiving as the entrance to the rental property is at the rear, but once inside you will not be disappointed the owner has not held back on the qualit… More
Hi Hazel. Many thanks for taking the time to review Lee Penn. I am sorry you were disturbed by some neighbours during your stay as it is normally such a quiet place and I appreciate staying in accommodation which forms part of the main house is not to everyone's taste - we do try to make this clear in the Holiday Lettings entry. Anyway it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and I do appreciate your very positive comments regarding the interior. Thank you
Newhaven Court is a comfortable and relaxing home to explore Cheshire, North Wales and the Peak District. It is a 5 minute walk to the local Morrisons supermarket and Nantwich town centre, wherein you can peruse the local boutiques and recharge at one of the tea or coff …see more
Location was ideal (close to station, shops and supermarkets), the apartment was spotlessly clean and well-equipped (everything worked) and we had a hassle-free and thoroughly enjoyable week.… More
“Very convenient, excellent apartment!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
Very clean and everything we needed was catered for, we would recommend to stay here. We stayed with parents and our 10 week old son. The facilities were ideal for this. … More
“First class apartment”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
My wife and I have just spent 4 days at Newhaven court, We ere very impressed with the apartment, very clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. Instructions for arrival were very good, th… More
Nearest beach 23 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
This attractively furnished property is complete with cooking facilities, en-suite bathroom, free satellite widescreen television, electric heating and WI-FI facilities. Separate washroom. With its use of a privately shared garden and off-road parking and a pleasant sh …see more
Nearest beach 64 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Low Barn at Holmdale House has been created from two original barns, used to house farm equipment when Holmdale House was a fully functioning village farm.Our conversion has sought to retain all the character of the original buildings whilst offering the best of mod …see more
We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to a return visit.
“Welcoming clean hide-away”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property is set in a beautiful country location, conveniently located with easy access to all motorways and ports. Situated 15 minutes from historic Rochester. London, Canterbury and the coast are all 45 minutes away.
The cottages provide a perfect getaway from th …see more
“Very comfortable cottages superbly situated with wonderful views”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
While the cottages were furnished and equipped to a high standard, and were very clean and well maintained, the best thing about them for us was the quiet rural location. The group of purpose-built h… More
“Absolutely perfect - so clean, friendly, helpful - will definitely return!”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
Thank you so much for a lovely stay – everything was perfect – the cottage, the pool, the games room, the laundry facilities and the location. Immaculate in every way. We used this as a base to … More
“Fabulous set up in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
The cottages are relatively new build and so are well-designed and all services work extremely efficiently but the properties have character to boot. They are set comfortably off the beaten track wit… 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
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan …see more
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children;
Cysgod Bach is situated in the sleepy village of Llanfor, just one mile out of the town of Bala within the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. We are ideally situated for an activity break or for touring the National Park. Bala is steeped in Welsh history and culture an …see more
On arrival we were greeted by Mel, who already had the hot tub up to temperature for us and the lights and fire on in the cottage to make it a truly warm welcome for which we were very grateful being … More
“Beautiful, clean and in a great location.”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
We arrived later than we were hoping and being tired after a long journey it was great to feel so relaxed and at home when we arrived. We received a warm welcome on arrival and it being quite late, it… More
“Quality, clean, comfortable - just what we were looking for...”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
We were extremely lucky that we managed to get a cancellation and stay with Mel at the Cysgod Bach Cottage. Mel gave us a warm welcome and has a great knowledge of the surrounding area and all of the… 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
Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
• Well Cottage is ideally located for those wishing to explore the beautiful countryside of Somerset and Wiltshire or the historic towns of Bath, Wells or Glastonbury to name a few. • Country walks can begin from the front door with pub stops en-route or picnic s …see more
My husband and I stayed here for a weekend in the beginning of March. Initially I picked it as it was close to Frome and I thought we could visit the town for a couple of days and eat out. We only act… More
“well cottage meet all our expectations”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
well cottage is a comfortable well appointed holiday rental, it is within easy reach of major towns and cities which offer fine attractions and places off intrest for any one wanting a relaxing holida… More
“Amazing cottage in quaint village setting”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Enjoyed a short stay at this well equipped beautifully appointed cottage. The village is very friendly with a choice of nice places to eat and drink.
The nearby city of Bath is a lovely place to visi… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This gorgeous family home with very spacious accommodation to suit everyone catch up with friends, family endless options all self catering. Within easy reach of historic Ludlow and 15 minutes from friendly market town of Church Stretton less than an hour from World H …see more
What a place!! These photos don't do it justice...
I had booked this as a venue for my wife's surprise birthday party and I wasn’t disappointed, Everyone who stayed or visited said what a lovely … More
Thank you for your great review of Batchcott Hall and it was a great weekend for all. I always love surprises too!
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
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Grade II listed former Methodist chapel (1834) with commanding views of open countryside, located along a sleepy single-track lane. The ground floor is an extensive open-plan, split-level, light and airy living space which, by night can be transformed into a cosy, war …see more
Chapel House more than exceeded our expectations! We knew from the website that the property was pretty and had excellent views but what we didn't anticipate was to feel like we had arrived 'home'. Th… More
“chapel house exceeds its description onthe website wonderful”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2013
We were home the moment we stepped in the door. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, feels like home in a beautiful setting. Plenty of interesting places to visit excellent mountain biking, walking.W… More
“A perfect place to chill”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
Well, what can I say except I had the best sleep in months. I know the village is quiet but Chapel House itself is a very peaceful and soothing place somehow. Not only does it have a nice atmosphere, … More
Owned and managed by Marlane and Graham Carter one self-catering villa located at Waterside Park on Corton clifftops, near Lowestoft in Suffolk.
New from May 2014 the pool has a roof making it both indoor pool
The property is modern home from home, and maintained in t …see more
An amazing property for our holiday, loved everything about it. Graham gave us a warm welcome. The villa was beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location was also great, we fitted so much int… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, hope to see you again soon
“Very comfortable accommodation.”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marlane Villa. Everything was spotless, the beds and pillows were comfortable and it had a nice feel about it. There were three of us staying and everything we … More
Many thanks for your kind words about our Villa, glad you enjoyed your time in and around Corton
Reviewed 9 Feb 2014
Ideal location, nice and peaceful. Club house good. Accomodation 5 star a home from home experience everything you need from a teatowel to a washing machine. Planning on going again in two weeks ...… More
Thanks Tracey, look forward to seeing you and your family again soon
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Coldingham Cottage is a newly modernised three bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Coldingham. It is one of the few cottages for rent that are actually in the village, 30m from the Spar shop and 2 bar/restaurants.
The cot …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
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This spacious one-bedroom apartment is located on the 5th floor. The apartment comfortably sleeps 5 people and is well-suited to a family. The large living/dining room has two sofa beds and a pull-out bed, and a new large-screen HD-television. The well-equipped kitch …see more
My girfriend I stayed here during the first week of September. We travelled from the UK across the plains of France from Calais. It took us about 10 hours including stops and so the apartment is easil… More
This apartment is fantastic, from the extremely helpful staff on reception to the very comfy beds, the whole experience was great. if you want a base for walking around breathtaking scenery then this … More
A dream location for holidays in the countryside, La Cascina Langa is a large beautiful farmhouse surrounded by the green Piedmontese hills, with 5 hectares of woods and fields. Amazing views on the green, peace and silence all around: La Cascina - only few km away fr …see more
Two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with twin beds. Two bathrooms each with WC, bidet, handbasin, bath and shower. Lounge with balcony and view of sea and mountains. Fully fitted and equipped modern open plan kitchen with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, refr …see more
Located 1.5 miles from the stunning Moray Firth coast with its shingle beaches and a golf course offering spectacular views out to sea.A quiet and peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive to Fochabers which has a good range of pubs and shops. The larger towns of Elgi …see more
This is a PERFECT Holiday Cottage. Lovely Clean holiday home that is extremely well equiped. We arrived to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge and some frozen food in the freezer. There was … More
Durrie Cottage (known locally as Blue Chimneys) is a cosy traditional croft house in the West Highland village of Torridon with stunning views over Upper Loch Torridon. The cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms (one double, one twin), a large bathroom, shower …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
No.3,The Old Convent is a 1st floor apartment which is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities …see more
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
Welcome to our romantic, cosy cottage, set in the delightful south Lincolnshire village of Castle Bytham. Our lovingly restored barn conversion offers bags of character, combined with comfort and style. Exposed stone walls and natural oak are set off by luxurious furn …see more
From the welcome I received upon arrival, the unobtrusive but friendly service to the fond farewell, I felt like I had stayed with good friends. The cottage itself is wonderful. Quirky & luxurious. No… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again too!
Mike & Jacqui
“Lovely, relaxing stay in a cosy little cottage”
Reviewed 24 Dec 2012
We had a lovely time at Glen Cottage. A gorgeous little cottage with all the mod cons, whilst remaining cosy and charming.
Located in the little village of Castle Bytham, with a couple of lovely p… More
Many thanks for your great review.
It is much appreciated, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Mike and Jacqui
STUDIO IN NORTH EVIA, GREECE CLOSE TO SMALL TOWN LIMNIIntroduction ----------------- Do you feel tired and would you like to have a quiet holiday, under the bright Mediterranean sun? But you don't like the noisy Greek nights that you find generally close to beaches …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Have you ever looked at a house on a postcard and and thought 'I wish I could go there for a holiday'?Well, now you can!Smithy Cottage is idyllically situated by the water in the tiny Argyllshire village of Bellanoch, which is at the western end of the Crinan …see more
The Finca is in a rural environment. Large garden with pool, lawn and many flowers. It takes you within 5 minutes to the sandy beach and the supermarkets. As we are living here most of the time it has central heating, airconditioning, and is equiped and furnisherd state …see more
Emmy's Cottage is very suitable for tourists who are looking for a private and quiet place at the same time it has the advantage of being close to the centre of Schoorl. By bicycle, you reach the beach in 20 minutes, while the biggest dune area of the Netherlands is clo …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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Grove Barn is a stunning new self-catering holiday home with probably the best views in Wiltshire. Set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre Cotswolds farm, Grove Barn looks out across the valley towards Bath. With three en-s …see more
We have already booked for next year, something we never do! With fields attached and woods right there, the kids and dogs were able to run free. Sitting on the terrace, sipping an early evening cockt… More
We thoroughly enjoyed having you all to stay at Grove Farm. Very pleased that the visit proved such a success (as well as the play)! See you very soon. G and F
“Great accommodation with fantastic views and a friendly welcome.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
Not much more to be said really, but this place is all we could have wanted for the family, even though the weather wasn't particularly kind to us. Location is excellent being rural but not isolated … More
Hello again! Thanks so much for the review and we are delighted the family enjoyed a good break in Grove Barn. Hope to see you all soon. G and F.
“A stunning place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
We were lucky enough to be able to stay at Grove Barn, for a few days. The interior of the barn is beautiful, modern and well equipped, so that you have everything you need. We took our 2 year old a… More
We're delighted you and your little ones enjoyed the barn so much. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodations for two. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to …see more
Perfect cottage in stunning location. Cottage is of a high standard with everything you could wish for. Owners are very friendly and helpful and the welcome hamper was the best we have ever had. Highl… More
“A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Skye”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
We had a lovely holiday in Skye. The cottage was lovely, really cute with everything you would need. The welcome hamper was a lovely additional touch. We really enjoyed out time in the cottage and … More
“Great hosts and accommodation”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
Great location all mod cons for single traveller wishing a base. Scary stairs not for the infirm and the bedroom mezzanine is low on head room. Im 5ft6 and still managed to crack my head on the velux.… More