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.
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla …see more
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 … More
“Excellent cottage with everything you need”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
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
Luxury three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang, just off the main square, with outside space and a balcony.
Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishwasher.
Dining area comfortably seats six.
Separate utili …see more
“Beautiful apartment, great location, friendly and helpful hosts”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
This is a beautifully furnished apartment in the centre of St Wolfgang - ideally located. A short walk to the ferry, church, cafes, and a slightly longer one to the mountain railway. You don't need a … More
“Smart apartment in central location.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
This apartment was ideal for me and my wife. It had a central location being only a few steps away from shops, bars, restaurants and private undercover car parking space and only a few 100 yards away … More
Les Rives du Sanctuaire is located on the stunning Clublink Le Maitre golfcourse and just a two minute walk from the beach on Le Diable river. Within five minutes drive of 5 premium golf courses and just a short, free ski shuttle ride from the slopes at Tremblant, our h …see more
We stayed for 9 nights in July and we could happily have stayed for another week. We hiked and cycled and enjoyed the super hot weather. It was lovely to relax out on the terrace in the evenings. The … More
“Couldn't ask for a better vacation rental”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
An absolutely fabulous vacation rental. If you are looking to spend some time in the Mont Tremblant area look no further. This beautiful home is modern, spacious, and conveniently located just minutes… More
“Magical Way To Start The New Year”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
We have done some vacation rentals in the past with mixed results so initially we were considering a hotel in the area -but given that we were a group of ten, ranging in age from 3 to 76, we decided t… More
A beautifully appointed studio apartment leading to a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for individuals, groups and families. L …see more
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 wi… More
“Wonderful stay in the Alps”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2013
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
Home from home. This is our family ski apartment we have refurbished in 2014 and are now letting out for the first time. The apartment comprises of 3 double bedrooms with an open plan kitchen, living and dining space and a modern bathroom. The apartment is 65 M sq. …see more
“Wonderful property in close proximity to everything”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2016
I stayed at the property with a group of friends for 4 nights at the end of February, we had an excellent stay. The property is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. It is excellently located c… More
Thanks Andy glad you had a great time, hope your friends enjoyed it to
Thanks for the review
Rachel and James
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
we had a good stay. the apartment was clean, well appointed and easy check in / out.
will consider staying there again.… More
Thanks for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and made use of all the resources. We hope to see you again soon.
This is a magical winter wonderland during ski season (10 mins drive to International resort Nassfeld ) or the perfect outdoor sporting playground in summer, with mountain bike and hiking trails, horse riding, rafting and golf on the doorstep. The Bear's Den is a large …see more
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
Our spacious holiday cottage has everything and more for a fantastic holiday. From the extra touches such as underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom to the complimentary bikes, golf clubs and sledges available our house will provide a comfortable holiday home. Fr …see more
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 … More
Thanks very much for your review. We really appreciate your positive comments and would be delighted to welcome you back.
“Lovely house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
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.
7 'Residenz Zwieselstein' is a delightful, bright, south facing luxury first floor apartment in a great location, situated in one of the best known Ski regions in the Tirol, but also a beautiful area for Walkers and Hikers in both Summer and Winter.
The complex is sit …see more
Travelled to Zwieselstein for 12 days over Christmas 2011. Have never spent Christmas away from home before, and we were not dissapointed. The apartment was spacious and well appointed. The view of th… More
The Apartment is spacious and is ideal for families. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for in …see more
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 e… More
“Fantastic accommodation at a reasonable price”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2013
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
Light and spacious beautifully presented three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang with views of the wonderful Wolfgangsee lake from the living area and two balconies.
Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishw …see more
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, an… More
“If they have availability -- don't think twice.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
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
Luxury Swiss Chalet in the pictureque resort of Grndelwald. The property was built in 2007 to a luxurious standard and has lots of space to accommodate 8 adults very comfortably across 4 large double bedrooms with fantastic mountain and glacier views. The Chalet is set …see more
A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may … More
Chalet Feiler is a luxurious boutique chalet, sleeping up to 10-12 guests. It offers a genuine home from home experience, decorated with an eclectic mix of art and antiques and completely wired for sound and vision.While you're not out enjoying the local area, be …see more
Chalet de l'Ours is a traditional farmhouse in the charming ski resort of Sainte Foy-Tarentaise. At 115sqm it is considerably larger than most 3 bedroom apartments and offers a very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with some stunning mountain views.
Please se …see more
We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well fu… More
Come relax in our cozy cottage, quietly situated in a small mountain village at 1300 meters above sea level, 6 km from La Plagne (Paradiski). Enjoy a beautiful view over the meadows, forests and mountains from your terrace. Many activities are nearby, summer and winter …see more
Chalet Eglantine is located in the centre of Les Gets, a traditional alpine town linked to the Portes du Soleil. The Portes du Soleil region is the largest interconnected ski area in the world and boasts 628kms of pistes, 288 marked slopes, 209 ski lifts and covers 8 Fr …see more
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
Large 3 bedroom apartment with garden in a traditional chalet style house, 5 min walk to the main ski lift in Hinterthal (Hochmaisbahn).
Located in the alpine village of Hinterthal, a district of Maria Alm, our apartment forms part of a traditional Austrian chalet styl …see more
A Secret Highland Romantic Hideaway Pipers Cottage is set in a private position with beautiful country views of the Cairngorm Mountains.This is quite simply a unique property. The charming exterior belies the sumptuously appointed Boutique interior that awaits you. Desi …see more
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 loc… 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
“excellent little hideaway”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2013
all you would ever need for a relaxing carefree break. Idyllic setting and gorgeous views. After arriving at cottage we didn't leave the place until it was time to go home - total relaxation!!!… More
Chalet Tatras is a deluxe wooden house set amidst beautiful woodland close to the confluence of two rivers. It is perfectly located between the High and Low Tatras National Parks in Northern Slovakia offering access to excellent ski slopes in the winter as well as stun …see more
“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
“Birthday week in Slovakia”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
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… More
We're glad you had such a good time in Chalet Tatras and found the woodland surroundings so peaceful! Looking forward to seeing you again!
The Riverside Retreat cottage is ideally situated for the popular ski resorts of Speiereck, Katschberg-Aineck, Fanningberg and Obertauern, which are all accessible using just one ski pass for the Lungau region. The large ski resorts of Turracher-Hohe and Kreischberg are …see more
Lovely cottage full of amenities. Loved the garden room which we used a great deal.
Ideally suited for walks of all grades direct from the front door.
Good restaurants within easy reach especially i… More
“Great cottage with really good location.”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2013
Riverside Retreat was recommended to me through a friend who's already been there. We visited in summer and had a great time. The cottage is small and cosy - perfect as a base for exploring the surrou… More
Thank you for your much appreciated comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
APARTMENT C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking. Facilities: Finnish Sauna, Laundry room, Ski Room, Covered Parking. The views are simply stunning, a 2 …see more
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 balcon… More
Stunning location. Easy walk to village centre and lifts. No steep slopes to access ski lifts, bars, shops restaurants and banks. The apartment is on the 3rd and 4th floor offering uninterrupted views of the mountains, with large windows and mountain facing balcony. Two …see more
“Lovely stay - good snow, great food, even better bars!”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
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 slope… More
Reviewed 14 Jan 2016
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
This is a brand new two bedroom apartment on the first floor, in a chalet of just seven apartments, built in the traditional Savoyard style. The apartment has under floor heating throughout and a 23 metre balcony with magnificent views looking south to the local ski sl …see more
The Penthouse Living is a brand new, luxury penthouse apartment (136 sqm) in the beautiful house in the Enns Valley.It offers a wunderschoenes large, open living and dining room with large windows (panoramic), living area with a leather sofa.You can right outside the ap …see more
Chalet Charlotte is located in Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße in the province of Salzburg, 13km south of Zell am See. The wonderful valley location with its mountain views on all sides provides an idyllic setting to relax away from the stresses of everyday life, whil …see more
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh …see more
Do you like wild-nature, peace and silence ? Just sitting on the huge terrace and looking at the beautiful sunset over the Muurame-lake and listening to the birds playing and singing on the lake. Our cottage named Vadelmala is situed 6 km from Muurame and 12 km from Jyv …see more
The 3 bedroom apartment is located on the 2nd floor of a traditional detached house and has its own parking and extensive gardens. It is close to the Isere River and the main Funicular railway is only 2 minutes drive away, which will lift you up to Les Arcs 1600 within …see more
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.
Lorien is a modern Scandinavian style bungalow situated in the quiet centre of this popular village with a picturesque view up the River Nethy. Nethybridge is situated in a beautiful part of the Spey Valley and is found on the Coylumbridge / Grantown road about 12 mile …see more
This bungalow was right at the heart of the village of Nethybridge, looking onto the River Nethy. It was adjacent to the village shop on one side and the village hall on the other. Very convenient f… More
“Something for everyone.”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
We went as a big family group including three generations: Grandparents, aunties, cousins and 4-7 year olds. Lorien was big enough to accommodate all of us and meet all our needs. Very well located fo… More
“You can't wish for a better cottage.”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2014
9 of us stayed at Lorien and it was absolutely fantastic, very well equipped, shop next door, lots of walks around, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The rooms were great, very comfy … More
Enjoy stunning mountain views from one of our beautiful lodges situated only 3km from Zabljak town centre in the heart of Durmitor National Park. This cosy Lodge has a beautiful wood burner to keep you warm on those snowy nights. This is a perfect place to bring your fa …see more
An Cala, "the haven" in Scottish Gaelic, is an ideal place to spend the holidays. Situated in the quiet village of Nethy Bridge, the house overlooks the River Nethy and Abernethy Forest. The garden goes all the way down to the river, where herons and otters …see more
We had a great time in lovely surrounds the cottage was clean, kid friendly and right by the river - dear and grouse in the garden incredible
Reviewed 5 Sep 2015
Beautiful house, beautiful location. Private quiet soothing just what we needed. The beds were superb. Safe for the dogs and so many walks on the doorstep. So close to the many attractions in the Cair… More