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.
Sleeping up to 14 + 4 (extra beds for children) + 2 cots, this spacious, comfortable villa with a spectacular, private pool, set in it';s own gardens on an exclusive, quiet urbanization is just a few minutes drive from the sea. Ideal for larger families or groups. …see more
Reviewed 13 Sep 2015
Buenas vacaciones, en un entorno fabuloso, y con unos propietarios muy amables y atentos.
Esperamos volver, y además lo hemos recomendado a varios amigos nuestros… More
Gracias por su revisión. Sería muy bienvenido a venir otra vez
“Delightful and Perfect”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
We were three sets of one family staying at Casa Case and having the individual "homes" provided flexibility and privacy, plus that all important own space!!!
The accommodation was spot on, clean, … More
Large Family Home With Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Gardens And Spectacular Country And Sea Views
Perfect Spot For Discovering The Delights Of North Wales With Plenty Of Extras To Keep Entertained
Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms). Large well equipped games room.Amenities/Facili …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Not suitable for children;
A truly unique property to St Ives, Black Moon is a stunningly designed 1 bedroom apartment that looks out over St Ives Bay. Perfect as a private getaway and decadent in the extreme, this is a truly sexy space very much designed with a couple in mind. …see more
“Just go !”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2014
Just go, you won't regret it..that's a promise.
This accommodation is perfect for a romantic escape. The beach was very pretty, the small town of St Ives is lovely and great restaurants are within e… More
“Out of this world”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
From outside the front door in a charming street near the Quay, you step through into another world. It took us 2 hours just looking at and admiring the pure luxury and decadence of all that was Blac… More
“Lovely way to start married life.....”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
Some friends of ours recommended Black Moon and when we walked in the door we were not disappointed. It is absolutely beautiful with an amazing view. Perfect location for the town and in December when… More
Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Mallemort Provence House Lei Meissoun Loustaou Salon de Provence Camargue Aix En Provence Avignon France Luberon Alpilles Bouche du Rhone Cottage Swimming pool Gite 4 personnes Cottage 4 persons Horses La Roque d'Antheron VTT Mountain bikeAlso available : 2/3 persons co …see more
“Great location. Great Hosts. Great Accommodation”
Reviewed 20 May 2014
Our hosts made sure we had everything we needed. Advice on local venues and in particular good advice on wine :) The Gite was warm and comfortable and well equipped. Located just outside Malllemort,… More
Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
This newly rennovated lodge in Nethy Bridge, is located just a 15 minute drive from Aviemore. The private garden has relaxing views of the river and the forests, and is the perfect place from which to start enjoying the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. …see more
“Superb relaxing location”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
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
Very well presented and equipped accommodation. Excellent facilities and activities provided for large group, including table tennis, pool, table football, badminton, bicycles etc. Lovely large pool w… More
“Perfect, relaxing break in a beautiful house in a beautiful setting - exactly what we hoped it would be”
Reviewed 5 May 2015
We had an amazing time at this lovely farmhouse near Grand Brassac. From the moment we arrived it was exactly what we had hoped for and more, made even better by the owner Lizette who was really lovel… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Beach house in Seaford on the Sussex coast. Fantastic coastal and inland walks, 2 golf courses on the doorstep and swimming and fishing at the end of the front garden. 12 miles from Brighton, 8 from Eastbourne, 2 miles from Newhaven, gateway to Europe.Salts recreation …see more
“Delighted to return to this lovely home”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2015
Returned with family to lovely sea front home, super cosy despite gale force winds.
A warm welcome from the owners together with the comfy seating in the living room, fresh new bed linens and a well… More
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
We had such a lovely stay at this gorgeous house - it's so comfortable, and has been finished beautifully. The beach is right across the road (you can hear the waves!), and only a minute's walk away i… More
“5 star self-catering by the beach - sets the standard for holiday rentals”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
Driftwood was a lovely place to stay, child-friendly with an amazing sea-view.
The whole house has been immaculately finished, right down to the details, and the owners have also thought about a… More
Nearest beach 100 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Besides the destinations of Venice, Padua, Bassano, Treviso and Verona, many find that a drive down the nearby “road of the wine” an enological itinerary both interesting and educational. May we suggest an afternoon glass of Torcolato? …see more
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Stylish and hospitable
Free wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden.
Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes.
In summer: cycling!
Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for chil …see more
• Stunning views of Mt Etna & the sea
• 8m x 4m private "infinity edge" swimming pool
• All bedrooms with air con & sea view
• Perfect for families with young children & groups of friends
• Ideal "get away" for relaxing holidays & visiting the east coast of Si …see more
“Exceptional place with high standards”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2014
The villa and its location are truly exceptional, and the photos on the website just can't beat being there gazing in all directions. We have now been to several luxury villas, but this has been far a… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lovely light cottage, spread over 3 floors with stunning views over the River Dart, Britannia Naval College,Dartmouth and surrounding hills.
Quiet road, own parking, stunning views.
Childrens playground within 2 minutes walk of the cottage. …see more
Reviewed 6 Apr 2016
We went to Navy Blue in Jan of this year. Navy Blue occupies a stunning location with views of Dartmouth and Britannia Royal Naval College as well as local countryside. The accommodation is very comfo… More
Thank you, i really appreciate your feedback and I am glad you had a lovely stay.
Reviewed 23 Aug 2013
A wonderful stay in a wonderful house with magical views. Perfectly equipped for a family or a couple wanting a romantic break. Kingswear is beautiful and has some lovely walks on the doorstep. Dartmo… More
This is my first season letting and I have been lucky enough to have some lovely guests. I am trying to improve the cottage all the time and am happy to be flexible to make the stay more enjoyable for my guests.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.6 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Fully refurbished 4 star luxury 2 bed apartment with private gardens, ample parking and sea views to Craigleith Island. Minutes from North Berwick train station, the famous West Course, beaches, shops and restaurants. Perfect for family and golfing holidays. …see more
Reviewed 27 Apr 2015
I visited Guilders green for the weekend with my partner, mother and three year old daughter. We all enjoyed our stay in fantastic accommodation in a superb location. We will definitely be returning a… More
Thank you for your kind review. We will welcome you back any time and as a returning guest, you will enjoy 10% discount - contact us direct for the best prices. Kind regards, Gilder's Green.
“A beautiful holiday home situated in a stunning part of Scotland.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
I can highly recommend Gilder's Green to anybody in search of a peaceful getaway. Such a clean, cosy, well decorated home. There are plenty of games, books etc within the cottage and the kitchen is we… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to welcome you back to Gilders Green soon.
“Gilders Green is Excellent”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
If you go to North Berwick, we did as a family with to teenaged daughters, please consider to stay at the beatifull, clean and well equipped Gilders green.Gilders green is a quiet cottage near all fac… More
Thank you very much for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoyed the quiet location of the cottage, yet being very close to all of the amenities.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stunning views - reaching from Mans' Head to the Island from the front aspect and from the rear you can see the whole of St. Ives Bay, including Godrevy lighthouse, Hayle and up the coast as far as Newquay and beyond.
English Tourist Board 4* rating
Modern, stylish fur …see more
As Moirinhas is ideal for big families seeking relaxation or groups of friends. The villa has 5 bedrooms, air conditioned/heat, 2 huge terraces, BBQ, private heated pool, snooker and table-tennis; close to beaches, golf courses and great restaurants. …see more
Muito boa a casa!
Gostamos muito, pois pude levar a família toda e ficarmos juntos em um ótimo ambiente!… More
Olá Luciana, muito obrigado pelos elogios e estamos sempre à disposição para o que precisar! Abraços.
Reviewed 19 Feb 2015
It was a great experience , the house is very comfortable , the furniture is new , the kitchen very well equipped . I highly recommend the house .
Everything works great and I have nothing to complai… More
Thank you very much!
Our house is always on hand when needed.
Rodrigo and Luciana
“Very nice home”
Reviewed 5 May 2015
The house was well maintained, clean and very spacious. Our kids enjoyed the pool and game room. The only negative we saw was how close the homes were to one another. There is little to no privacy,… More
Thank you very much! Our house is always on hand when needed.
Rodrigo and Luciana
“A warm and comforable house that makes you feel at home”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2014
My wife and I stayed at the Rod and Wheel House in January 2014 for one week. The house is newly renovated with a marvelous ambience. It has four well appointed bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining… More
Thank-you for your very kind review. We receive many complimentary comments from our guests about our very comfortable house. We have tried very hard to fill it with high quality beds and linen, top range kitchen items and plush furniture. We know the trout fishing is fantastic and hope to see you back again soon to tackle the 3-4 pounders in the Mataura followed by the 6-8 pounders in the upper Oreti!
“Met all our needs”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2015
House is clean and comfortable and has all the necessary extras to guarantee a wonderful stay. The location is very quiet.… More
The double glazed windows combined with the insulation and underground power guarantee that the house will be quiet! Perfect for resting after a long day out on the many rivers. Thank-you for your review and we hope to see you back next year!
Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Brand new conversion, beautiful contemporary cottage with character beams along with modern facilities & appliances.
Ideal for a romantic weekend break. …see more
“Fantastic relaxing, romantic break”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2014
Clean, homely, high standards, gorgeous hot tub.
Easy to reach Brighton and Eastbourne by car, recommend to have a car to fully enjoy the trip.
Nice pub next door, quiet surroundings and a tv in… More
“peaceful relaxing very clean nicely presented”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2014
honeymoon cottage was perfect for 2 very clean nicely decorated everything you need for a short or long break is there including the private hot tub the couch was a bit on the small side but other tha… More
Villa for large families with free wifi, barbecue, two pools and garden area. The property is located in Cala Egos at 1o minutes walk from the Marina. The house is new from 2013 and it is located in area where there are restaurants, supermarkets and shops.We suggest you …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The beautiful two storey Coach House sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate and is perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm and in the surrounds.
When we arrived Ren greeted us like old friends and made us feel instantly at home. The property was lovely and very spacious with a quaint spiral staircase leading up to the first floor. An outside s… More
“Best Gite ever”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2013
We have stayed here now 7 times and we love it more and more each time. The pool and gardens are immaculately kept as are both the Gites. Mairi, Ren and Rhona make you feel very welcome and are on s… More
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future!
La Germainiere is a magnificent honey coloured stone farmhouse peacefully set in unspoilt rural Normandy. It has six bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. The beautiful gardens lead to a private heated 10m pool on the lower lawns. Close to quiet sandy beaches. Full centr …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
Stunning wooden chalet surrounded by beautiful Slovakian mountains.
Large, comfortable chalet ideally situated for all-year active holidays, or to just relax, unwind and take in the views.
Quiet, unique and authentic but very affordable place for your holiday.
“Dream Christmas in a beautiful chalet”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
Our family planned long ago to spend Christmas somewhere in the mountains. We started to search for a suitable house, and for the first sight we knew this one is going to be what we need. But reality … More
“the most romantic 5* chalet in Tatras; we loved the experience”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2013
The chalet Borovo sits on the top of the hill in a small Slovakian village, so it benefits from great views and is located 2 hours’ drive from the Krakow airport. This is the most amazing property m… More
“My dream house in the mountains”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2012
The chalet sits on the mountain side above the village of Male Borove, a charming, traditional, rural village in the Lower Tatras. From the large wooden terrace, you can enjoy fantastic views of the s… More
Great flat, lovely views, 150m from the slopes. What made our stay was the quality and size and the flat plus the ease of use re the ski/boot room, using the garage before the flat was ready to store… More
“Very nice apartment in a good location”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2015
Great stay at this apartment and good communication and guidance from the owner Catherine. This apartment is new, and nicely furnished with good living space available for up to 6 persons. About 150m … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Stay at this stunning home in Denia (Las Marinas) with direct access to the beach. Just by jumping form the property 200 sqm.terrace you are stepping on the fine and sandy beach. This great residence leaves nothing to be desired.
Beautiful and direct SEA VIEWS …see more
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
Travelled with a group of friends for a week during October. The house is perfect! It has everything you need, and you could not ask for a better location. Situated right on the beach, approx. 10km … More
“Amazing location and beautiful House”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
Some friends and I went to Denia for holidays and we were very lucky to find this house. We had an excellent time and part of it was thanks to the house and its location. The house is located just i… More
“Perfect! Stunning house and location, met all our expectations and more.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Hidden away slightly so needed the sat/nav to find the house initially but perfect location, for families and pets. House was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Kitchen was very well equipped. We were … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lovely 1920's townhouse with fabulous sea views from every floor. 4 double bedrooms, large lounge, luxury kitchen, utility room, private parking for 4 cars, 2 bathrooms with showers, WiFi, short walk to Porthmeor beach. Restaurants only a 5 minute walk so leave the car! …see more
A former farmhouse in the beautiful Minho Region in Northern Portugal. Situated in surrounding vineyards, the villa catches the sun from dawn until sunset. Sleeping up to 14 people, Quinta has an outdoor private pool, BBQ and large private gardens. …see more
Ternelles Valley has been the residence of many artists and it is characterized for its special light and colour. One of the advantatges is that the House is situated at the end of the private road, so that the intimity is completely guaranteed. …see more
Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Light and airy inside
Large screen TV, DVD and Wi-Fi
Sleeps up to 5 people
Off road parking for 2 cars
Local shops and pub/restaurant close by. …see more
“Comfortable, clean, good location.”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2013
Ths is the second stay here as it is convenient for visiting our grandchildren.
The accommodation is spacious & easily sleeps 6 people, all necessary equipment for self catering is supplied, shops 5… More
Reviewed 8 Mar 2013
I lived for a couple a days in this house and I was very pleased because had everything(wi-fi,big flat tv in the lounge ,tv in the bedroom ,big frige and all what you need in the kitchen).I stayed the… More
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Swiss style 'Chalet Mavambo', sleeps 6 to 10- 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, excellent location - minutes walk to Verbier lifts, rail station, shops, well fitted out - stone walls, oak floors, free wi fi, 39" flat screen, week or weekend (off peak) rentalIdeally located 4 …see more
Amazing Finca on 4 acres of land consisting of 3 houses to rent separately with all amenities, pools, outstanding orchard, gardens, and a wonderful views of the valley and the sea.The perfect place to spend holidays with family and friends. On the finca there are two m …see more
“A familiar place for everyone”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2015
We stayed at the Finca Inspira and loved it. The house on the foot of the mountain was spacious and well equipped. There is a swimming pool just outside the kitchen with a sun deck and a barbecue. We … More
Thank you so much for your review and hope to see you soon again.
Luxury private villa boasts panoramic views of the Mediteranean & beautiful sunsets. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Private swimming pool, terrace & gardens. Finished to a high standard throughout. The ultimate in relaxation & tranquility. …see more
“Wonderful Escape for a Week!”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
Just returned from a fantastic week, the facilities and cleanliness were fantastic. I would recommend that you hire a 4x4 or a car with good ground clearance as the last few KMs to access the property… More
“Lovely villa in a peaceful and relaxing location.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
We were looking for a villa with sea views, in a peaceful setting and not too far from Malaga Airport.. This villa fitted the bill perfectly, having all the amenities required for a great holiday incl… More
The villa has everything you need for a fabulous holiday. The views are breathtaking and there are many attractions within easy reach. Nearby Menaggio is a great base, where you can catch a boat to … More
“An oasis on Lario”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2014
We stayed for five days and loved the whole thing. The location is fantastic and the views ....spectacular. One can be busy seeing sites or not. This well appointed home has everything you need and th… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Dreamer's House! The house is located not far from beautiful Menaggio. From there, you can take a ferry which will take you everywhere you want on the Lake.
From the ho… More
Ground floor apartrment with private garden and sea views. Direct beach access. Recently refurbished. Up to 6 people. Walking distance of all amenities. Complex with communal pool and gardens. Ideal for families and groups of friends seeking relaxation. …see more