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.
“Superb on all counts” 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 prove slippery. Helpful manag
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 locker<br />On o …see more
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is
“Very comfortable and spacious accommodation near Loch Leven”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
The Cottage is located near the shore of Loch Leven and a 20 to 30 minute drive from Fort William. The spacious accommodation with a well equipped kitchen is to a high standard and the children had a… More
Reviewed 23 Oct 2011
You wil never never stay anywhere better than this! I get up about 4 am & the morning is fabulous. The ottage is perfect & we loved our stay - but then again we have been before!!!… 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
“Great location” My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in about 10 mins and you also have some s
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 accommoda… More
“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
“Comfort in an attractive area with excellent transport,” Not our first visit and hope to return to this beautiful area. Apartment very easy to live in. Very good to have other facilities e.g pool,gym, laundry etc. very good village shops etc and trans
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… More
“Beautiful apartment in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2013
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.
“Great location in an extensive ski area” The apartment is well furnished and located an easy few minutes walk from the main gondola. It is bascially right in the town center so close to all the bars and restaurants if you chose to eat out. If you wa
Lovely apartment right on the ski slopes. Very comfortable and within easy walking distance to bars and resturants. Fantastic ski area.… More
“Great place, very handy for ski slopes”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2011
Have stayed here twice on weekly ski holidays with friends. Appartment is well done out and is located an easy 60 second ski from the main gondola. Short walk to town for bars, restaurants and other a… More
“Super place, lovely town, pretty valley!” A lovely apartment on 2 levels with good facilities, and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. A great lounge with a super views, and very quiet at the end of the road with no passing traffic. A very traditional bui
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
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 great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr
Apartment in a stone-built, fully restored house in the centre village of La Salle to 10 and 20 minutes from Courmayeur and La Thuile.Completely furnished in alpine style, the apartment is composed by living room with wood stove, open kitchen and double sofa bed, tw …see more
“Perfect in every aspect” Just completed a week stay in Zell Am See, the appartment is in a perfect location not only for ease of skiing very easy walk to the City Xpress lift as well as ski bus stops but also for restaurants & bars within the town, on
I stayed here with friends in March for a ski trip. The apartment was very clean and really nicely furnished. The beds were comfortable and the apartment was nice and warm. The bathroom was nice and b… More
“The apartment was immaculate, luxurious and super convenient for the skiing!”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2016
The location was amazing with a local supermarket and excellent restaurants only a few minutes away. The skiing/snowboarding access was also very convenient as the main ski rental place and gondola so… More
“perfect girls ski trip!”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
lovely modern apartment, great location, fab skiing. useful to have parking. walking distance to bars and also lift to slopes.… More
“Fantastic!” 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 huge improvement to the last time we st
“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
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, home from home holiday destination” This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We have
“The perfect place for a fantastic family ski trip in the Highlands.”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
We came to Balvattan Farmhouse because we know how beautiful that part of the Highlands is. Our kids were in a ski race camp and we needed a location that allowed us to be flexible as to whether we sk… More
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
“A very comfortable "home from home" holiday.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2015
This farmhouse is well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. It is very comfortable, clean and warm. The position is quiet and convenient with amazing views.
We have stayed in several… More
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
“Stunning farmhouse, location and views!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
Balvattan is a beautiful traditional farmhouse tastefully modernised in all the right ways. A fantastic family kitchen is great to get everyone together and with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms there… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay and had good weather!
Una bellissima casa in pietra di recente costruzione, molto ben attrezzata e assai pratica e confortevole. Avendo dei bimbi piccoli con mia moglie abbiamo optato per questa casa che ha molto spazio in… More
Warm, modern and comfortable, loved by visitors. Stay only 10 minutes drive from the start of the Old Coach Road, 20 minutes drive from Whakapapa Ski Area or the Tongariro Alpine Crossing starting point (return transfers available). 40 minutes drive from Turoa Ski Area. …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
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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 r …see more
“Mr” 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 definitely go back again.
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.
“Wonderful property in close proximity to everything” 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
“Luxury & Comfort” We had a great time in Borovets and very comfortable stay at Royal Plaza A405. Royal Plaza is located between the 2 large hotels which initially were the only hotels constructed by the government. So you are right at the heart of the
I stayed in this apartment with my husband and our 10 year old son for one week from the end of January, 2013. The apartment is right in the centre of the village; next to supermarkets, restaurants an… More
“Basic apartment, good location... BUT, bed bugs amongst other issues.”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
The apartment is centrally located, close to the slopes and to shops. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortably sleeping 4 adults. The lounge room is smaller, with a couch, table, chairs and kitchenette.… More
Thank you for your review, to be honest I was expecting a one star review as your attitude was not to notify me with anything but trying to get some money back and usually when you can't get what you want uncle tripadvisor is there to hurt the owners.
Firstly, the place where you call reception is security. Where you might get your keys exchanged during off times. The management company is an office, entrance is behind the complex next main back entrance. All info about management company and key a exchange is explained in the mail when you made your final payment!
We have never said we have a wifi at the apartment. There is a communal wifi for the complex where you may get some reception at some points.
Regarding the facilities, all basic facilities are provided but 5 people staying at a luxury apartment for 295 pounds a week, I hope you are not expecting us to wash and cook for you!
By the way why there is nothing about broken mirrors and leaving the keys at the end of term and running away is mentioned in this review!
Coming to bugs! We work with very strict hygiene regulations and matresses are changed yearly, also in -20 degree to built bugs is quite impossible. I would see my doctor for other causes if I were you.
Overall thank you for your custom but maybe you should stay somewhere else next time you are around.
“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
“What a fantastic place to have a holiday!” This was our first summer holiday in the Alps having only previously enjoyed skiing holidays in the mountains. And what a great holiday it turned out to be.
Saint Jean D'Aulps is a lively, pretty and typical
“Brilliant” The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well maintained a credit to Gabrielia & Geo
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
“Great location” Great location 2 mins drive from town. We are a family of 4 who stayed in the Feb half term. We drove to the Alps and had plenty of room to park. Jody the owner is very helpful and will help with anything needed. The house is a nice si
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 … More
Thanks you were great guests and left the apartment in immaculate condition.
Recently renovated farmhouse and barn. This farmhouse is situated in a traditional Savoyard hamlet just minutes from the three Valleys ski area and has been renovated with great care and attention to a very high standard.
Originally a large three storey farm building …see more
“A superbly positioned apartment for some fantastic skiing” We had a brief 4 day skiing holiday in Chatel staying in this superbly positioned apartment. Its great for the pistes at Super Chatel and Barbossine and a 5 minute drive to Pre La Joux. Barbos
I stayed in this lovely apartment for a few days during the October half-term. It is spotlessly clean, well maintained and has all the amenities needed after a days exploring or skiing. It is in a w… More
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
I stayed in this apartment with my husband and 2 children aged 11 and 7 for a few days during half-term. It is in an ideal location next to a mountain stream. The facilities are great and there is e… More
“Easy and Convenient”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2013
I visited the apartment with two girlfriends on a ski mini break. The view and location is beautiful and it was so convenient to hop on and off buses to the slopes. Perfect to come back to after a har… More
“Unforgettable stay with magnificent views, exceeded our expectations” We are couple travelled with the dog, stayed in Shelley’s and Andy’s property. They are amazing people. Shelley is amiable and very thoughtful, she paid attention to every detail we
“Wonderful apartment” We booked Le refuge for a skiing holiday Feb'17. The apartment is lovely. Much bigger than the photographs suggest. Location is very central 2 min walk to all the restaurants and shops. Situated a stones throw from the aiguille De
“A perfect apartment for a short stay in Chamonix”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2014
Autumn walking long weekend to Chamonix. Lovely apartment in a great location. Everything we needed and more. Decided to rent an apartment instead of booking separate hotel rooms. What a good decision… More
“Perfect place to stay in Chamonix!”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2014
We were lucky enough to spend New Year at Le Refuge and be one of the first guests in the newly refurbished apartment. The owners have done a fab job. Everything you could want from ski accommodation … More
“Stunning alpine retreat with all mod cons in the heart of pretty Chamonix”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Le Refuge is a hidden gem right in the heart of pretty Chamonix. The apartment is beautifully decorated; cosy Alpine charm abounds and complements the stunning views from the balcony windows. It’s t… More
“Fantastic location and beautiful views” We had a lovely time at Les Pins!!
The location is great for the slopes and a short walk to the town centre.
The views from the apartment lounge and main sitting area are breath taking and I really missed them
We hired this apartment for our annual ski trip and it suited us down to the ground. Lots of space inside, good facilities (dishwasher, broadband etc), amazing views of the mountains from the lounge a… More
“Excellent Ski Chalet in a great location”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
This is an excellent chalet in a great location. It is a 1 min walk away from the bus stop to get to the ski lifts, or only a 10 min walk to the lifts themselves. Located half way between the lifts … More
Reviewed 27 Mar 2016
Great apartment, conveniently located. The apartment is well equipped and pleasantly decorated. It has underfloor heating, which makes it lovely and warm after a hard day on the slopes. Also has wifi … More
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts.
Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions.
Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.