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.
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required.
The owners were very approachable and accommodating
The location is a short w
“Excellent. This house has everything, very comfortable and close to activities.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
House is very comfortable, quiet location but easy access to activities. It is close to dalfaber resort and there is a shopping centre minutes walking distance. We have stayed here several times and… More
The Austrian Alps are a special place, full of beauty and fresh air. We come to the mountains to recharge our souls, and in Hinterthal you are in the best place to do it all. Relax, spend time with your family and friends, have fun and laugh what more can you ask for! …see more
“Fantastic Apartment Rental on St. Wolfgang” This duplex apartment on St. Wolfgang is simply fantastic. Three bedrooms on the lower floor and the kitchen and living room on the upper floor. It is completely renovated, charmingly decorated, and has a
The Tubbys' apartment in St Wolfgang is gorgeous, spacious, airy, beautifully lighted during the day and night and has all the luxuries you could possibly think of. The view is amazing. Angela Tubby h… More
Reviewed 8 Sep 2011
It doesn't get better than Mark and Angela's apartment in St Wolfgang. It is spacious, clean, fitted with every applicance needed, beautiful views and the most convenient location in the middle of the… More
“Lovely little apartment - very friendly welcome” A group of 4 of us stayed here for our annual ski long weekend away. The welcome we received from the owners was fantastic with a few fresh bits and bobs (and a iced brioche that could clog arteries at
“"Alp-Heaven!"” Alphaven is that rare find that will leave you wondering why you would want to go anywhere else for vacation....It was as if we were living in a picture postcard, while having our coffee on the balcony, the valley far below, parasailors
“Great place to stay for ski ing with a family” Had a brilliant weeks ski ing, loads of snow great having not skied for 5 years, apartment very comfortable and ideal for us and our extended family. We met up with friends that Alastair introduced to hi
Five of use stayed for the week in January and it was excellent, brilliant location just on the edge of Bourg, easy to get to and very well maintained. The biggest downside was having to come home.
“The apartment & its surroundings were just fantastic.”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
Chez Christo is a well-equipped spacious apartment that has everything to make a comfortable stay. We stayed in late summer & had superb weather ; breakfast on the balcony each morning with fabulous v… More
Thanks very much for your positive response. All the best for 2012.
“Another great stay Chez Christo”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2011
We've stayed 'Chez Christo' 3 or possibly 4 times. We always have a great holiday and the snow and conditions are usually superb. The apartment is warm and cozy and always a welcoming place to be af… More
Thanks for your positive review. I know you always have a good time and hope you enjoy your stay again next winter.
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott
The cottage is in a nice a quiet location which is just what we wanted, but still with easy access to local amenities. There's supermarket at the bottom of the road just a couple of minutes away and a… More
“Lovely little chalet.” This was the second time I've stayed at Le Mazot, and I highly recommend it. The chalet is charming, cozy and incredibly well-equipped for its size. Better still - you can just about see the nearest ski lift from the window, and
“A few lines to recount our holiday this summer at the Mazot.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
We were expecting a small quaint typical chalet of the region from the pictures on the website but had not anticipated such charm. This can't be captured on the photos. We were four adults and two c… More
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys. …see more
“comfortable & cosy” The Bear's Den is a converted barn, and the online description pictures are realistic, so it met our expectations.
There were only a couple of downsides; the lack of washing machine (plus line etc), and the link for the TV wa
Yes, this house is completely delightful! (Ours was a February trip.) We were planning to search for my husband's ancestors when we discovered this cosy spot, and hoped we could combine the two. In f… More
“Cosiest Ski Lodge Ever!”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
The Bear's Den is located in a lovely quiet village about a 10 minute drive from the ski resort. You need a car for both getting to/from the slopes and supermarket, but it's worth the drive. The pro… More
Reviewed 27 Feb 2012
We've been coming here for years and absolutely love it! Both summer and winter there is so much to do. Nassfeld is a great family ski resort not overrun by large touring companies. It's nice to ski i… More
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better
Just returned from our second holiday in the chalet Eglantine. Can't praise / recommend the chalet or the owner (Richard) highly enough.
The chalet itself has all you could wish for and more - eve… More
“Spacious luxury apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2012
We stayed as a group of 6, 4 adults and 2 children our stay started the 4th Feb 2012. The chalet was well equipped, furnished to a high standard and very spacious to accomodate everyone and all the s… More
“Excellent chalet in friendly french town with enough skiing for 1 week”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2012
Chalet size - excellent, the pictures don't do it justice.
Chalet quality - excellent with the wood giving a warm feel. the background heating and insulation keep it snug.
Location - Excellent, … More
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the local Dalwhinnie whisk
Absolutely loved it. Had read reviews prior to going about low ceilings and shower head so was abut apprehensive I would be spending a wee like a half shut knife.. I'm 6ft never had a prob. My hubby … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great cottage everything you need and more , wonderful place so much to do will be back again , did have a small issue getting deposit back but was returned in the end… More
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Clean, tidy with very good hot tub!
Lots of garden space & great for walks!
Has everything you need and is great for the price.
Would return again anytime!… More
Comfortable and well equipped two-bedroom apartment in Bavarian style chalet with beautiful mountain views. Ideally located in Germany's most famous winter and summer resort offering recreational and cultural attractions for all ages. …see more
“Fantastic apartment for skiing in Cervinia!” The perfect location for skiing in cervinia, just a short walk from the ski shops and the lift. We decided to go at short notice and the owner and the management agency went to great lengths to ensure we ha
cosy furniture, main ski lift within easy reach, very convenient as shops and supermarket are nearby and everything can be reached by walking. Plus nice views on the mountains from the apartment… More
“Enjoy the Snow!”
Reviewed 13 Mar 2013
I was in this apartment with my family, i chose it especially for the location and my choice was fully confirmed.
In 5 minutes only you can reach walking the ski slopes, with small children has been … More
“Thank you very much for everything. Great family ski holiday.” We have had a wonderful time here. The apartment is charming, clean and very comfortable. It made us feel at home. There was also plenty of room for our belongings. We were very pleased wi
We found the apartment to be comfortable and convenient for enjoying a lovely region of Switzerland. The apartment is modern and well maintained. The couple who manage the apartment live in the sam… More
“Beautiful Mountain Scenery” Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and w
This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.
The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.
The views are sensational and the location … More
“Our first fabulous White Christmas experience”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hi… More
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
“A great apartment in an amazingly beautiful location!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The owner could not have been more helpful before we arrived and Maya, on site, was also very helpful. Although the apartment does not have a balc… More
Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thanks also for your feedback about the sign. We noticed on our last visit that the sign for "La Soldanelle" has been removed at the bottom of the hill. It has been replaced with a sign for "EMS La Pommerie"!! (I am not yet sure what or where that it is, but it is the sign to follow for La Soldanelle!). We have now updated all our directions so as to avoid any future confusion and provided a map of the village also in the information we send out. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come back another time soon.
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,
We stayed at the house for a weekend break and had a fantastic time. There's plenty of room in the house for a family or a group of friends with a lovely seating area in the back garden too. The locat… More
Thanks for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed our house. We hope to welcome you back.
Reviewed 4 Nov 2016
The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would defin… More
Delighted you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and have rebooked for another trip. We look forward to welcoming you back.
This cosy Lodge has a beautiful wood burner to keep you warm on those snowy nights. This is a perfect place to bring your family and enjoy all your home comforts. On those hot summer days you can sit on the balcony and take in those tranquil views and totally relax.Our …see more
La Maison Clarée is a gorgeous old French farmhouse in the tiny village of Les Alberts at the foot of the Vallée de la Clarée. It's just a few kilometres from the ski areas of Serre Chevalier and Montgenèvre, as well as the fascinating fortified town of Briançon. …see more
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm.
We had great food again, thank
Elisabeth 4 is a superb FRONT ROW apartment within the luxurious Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa.With stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and a luxurious interior to match. A perfect summer or winter retreat. ~ Free use of the Resort Pool & Spa. ~ Free …see more
“Great holiday lots of wonderful snow” The apartment was warm and cozy and very well equipped for the six of us. Our family and friends have stayed in the village centre for a number of years so we were a little concerned before our arrival that the ch
Well equipped and comfortable apartment offering good value for money. Would definitely return ! Les Carroz is a lovely town.… More
“Lovely apartment, perfect for our stay..”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
I stayed here with my 2 brothers for a 3 day ski trip in Les Carroz/Flaine. We have stayed a few times in Les Carroz but it was the first time at this apartment. Lisa was a pleasure to deal with when … More
“The apartment was quality.”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2014
The apartment was clean and spacious.,excellent kitchen ware made entertaining pleasurable. The apartment had excellent views and was very warm,,drying ski wear was not an issue. The free ski bus st… More
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi
This accommodation was of an excellent standard and included everything you might need. The building was well maintained and conveniently located with a great view across the valley. The only very sma… More
“Excellent Apartment and Location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2013
Luekerbad was a beautiful place and the apartment was superb, particularly so because of the price. The main room was well fitted out and was a good size with two couches that converted to single beds… More
“Lovely well equipped apartment”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
Lovely apartment situated very close to the cable car. We ate in every night as it was so well equipped and it was a pleasure to sit on the balcony and take in the lovely views. Fresh bread and croi… More
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski lockerOn our other sit …see more
“Lovely stay - good snow, great food, even better bars!” After narrowing down the options to choosing between Andorra and the more traditional ski area of the 'Three Valleys', I was delighted and equally surprised by all that Andorra has to offer. The
We recently returned from Soldeu and stayed at the apartment (El Clos) and it was a fantastic experience. A huge thanks to Gary for being so helpful. The apartment now has fast internet and this is a … More
I am very happy you enjoyed my apartment and the experience Soldeu has to offer.
I really want my guests to be happy. Any suggestions on how to improve are always welcome.
Best regards Gary
Steinboligen is located at Finse, a famous winter resort for mountain skiing and walking - 1.222 meters above sea level on the Bergen- Oslo railway. Only accessible by rail, foot or bike - no cars. These days it is also quite popular to go biking along the old Navvy roa …see more
“Great wee hoose!” Lovely, comfortable house where every effort has been made to make your stay relaxing. Home well equipped from cooking utensils to a great collection of dvds, books & board games. Would recommend!
Craigie View was comfortable an modern, everything you could need for a selfcatering holiday was in this lovely holiday home. Craigie View is central for visiting other areas when on holiday, our 2 sm… More
“Fantastic home from home in Aviemore”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
Weekend visit during August bank holiday with extended family. We stayed in the house with 4 adults and 1 child (aged 12). Right from the off our rental was very straightforward, with the owner David … More
Welcome to Chalet la Combe. Our Garden Apartment is on the ground floor of our chalet home in the beautiful hamlet of St Sigismond, less than fifteen minutes drive from the well known family resort Les Carroz. It is part of our chalet home comfortable and light inside. …see more
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.
This apartment is small but very comfortable and perfectly situated on the edge of Leukerbad. It was perfect for us. The view from the balcony is wonderful as you look across the fields towards the mo… More
“Brilliant Place to go..”
Reviewed 23 May 2012
Accommodation was perfect. Really nice location. very friendly staff.
if you want peace of mind and stay away from busy & hectic life this is worth going place.
Definitely recommend to go..… More
“Great apartment in classic Swiss ski village” Highly recommend this apartment if you look to stay in Andermatt. Modern, well appointed and a place you easily feel comfortable. Very central to village, train, lifts, restaurants, etc.
“Birthday week in Slovakia” The Tatras Chalet is a gorgeous and modern chalet perfectly situated close to many great outdoor activities. After walking to a nearby restaurant for amazing Slovakian Piwo we spent the next couple of days exploring the moun
“Great teambuilding place in amazing surroundings”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2015
Chalet Tatras was a great place to stay. Equipment of the whole house is well above standard, with huge kitchen and plenty of space for 10 people to work or have fun inside the chalet. Surroundings ar… More
Gleniffer is a large bungalow located in the centre of the beautiful Scottish Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey.
There is FREE UNLIMITED WiFi throughout the house.
It has a long private drive off Grant Road with a large maintained front garden, side garden and small …see more