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.
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be …see more
Excellent accommodation. Clean, comfortable and everything that we could possibly need all provided. Location perfect for us to attend a wedding and reception nearby, and it was good to have a base f… More
Thank you for your positive comments about Princes Apartment and I apologise for the confusion with the parking! I have now amended the directions regarding parking facilities to avoid any future confusion. Sorry I didn't get chance to meet you but glad all your plans went well.
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good .
enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable
Many thanks for your positive comments, we are happy you enjoyed Princes Apartment and we hope to see you again.
“Well set up appartment with all mod cons, close to the promenade”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We stayed at this property at the height of the heat wave. Whilst the upstairs bedroom (probably unusually) was quite hot, the rest of the flat was very pleasant. Whilst the balcony area did not hav… More
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …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
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei …see more
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. Hill C …see more
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar …see more
A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would h… More
Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“excellent value or money”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean … More
Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.
“Fantastic cosy character cottage”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around.
Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Wool Cottage is one part of a medieval wool merchants house. It is in the heart of this stunning mediaeval village and has been fully restored and luxury facilities provided- English Tourist Board 5 star gold- exposed original oak beams- large luxury upstairs bedroom fe …see more
A lovely little hideaway in a beautiful village. Very cosy and romantic, would unreservedly recommend it for couples of all ages.… More
“Little gem in Lavenham”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
The Wool Cottage is a very clever and thoughtfully done conversion of a 15th C structure to a comfortable high standard 2-pax holiday retreat. It is an excellent base for your English summer (or indee… More
Horse Mill Cottage is a warm and most comfortably furnished cottage, with thick stone walls and feature windows. It is a lovely quiet place for family and friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday and explore the local area.
Spacious kitchen/dining room and large sitting ro …see more
The cottage is located about 1.5 miles from the small village of Auchtermuchty and is accessed via a slightly bumpy road. Follow the owners guidelines about how to get there-not the Sat Nav as it took… More
“Best equipped cottage we have stayed in.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
The degree of cleanliness and amount of equipment in the cottage was amazing.
The swimming pool, beautifully maintained, was a great asset.
The location is ideal for exploring the county of Fife.… 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
Large studio apartment in Strobl, with pool, central location, close to Wolfgangsee. Walk to all amenities. Sleeps 2 (plus children) sitting, dining and bedroom areas, attractive kitchen with full cooking facilities, bathroom and hallway. Good sized balcony with seat …see more
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
We are the 'Lost Valley of Ramila" . Top quality Eco-friendly Studio-apartments with private terrace in a FABULOUS Natural Park setting close to the Spanish border and the old smugglers route. There's also a lovely restored Mill and Mill Cottage down by the River Seve …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Beautiful XVII century apartment in the historical centre of the small town of Gera Lario.This cozy apartment was a XVII century basement. It was completely renovated in 2015. It is composed of a living room with a big comfy sofabed, a fully equipped kitchen, a small …see more
Modern kitchen with breakfast bar
Large dining table seats 10
Flat screen LCD TV with UK Free to Air satellite television
Spacious bathroom with shower.
Spiral staircase leading to three cosy bedrooms and upstairs WC.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, two single beds
Bedroom …see more
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, originally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w …see more
Nearest beach 16 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Honeymoon Cottage, Private Luxury Hot Tub, A Romantic holiday Cottage. A brand new conversion, quaint brick cottage, private deck with hot tub. Contemporary decoration with character beams along with modern facilities and appliances. Ideal location for romantic weekend …see more
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
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and …see more
On arriving the cottage is open plan and very spacious. The rooms are big and there is plenty of attention to detail. It was perfect for what we wanted. The wifi is very slow and hardly any receptio… More
Thank you for posting this review. We apologise for the wi-fi. We are in a poor reception area, but we have upgraded our modem & have installed a booster to The Cottage. Best wishes.
“Great lil home”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Great little cottage. Heated under flooring throughout. Full panoramic patio doors with a lovely garden for the doggie to run around in. Close to sherwood forest for forest walks. Everuthing about thi… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wendy & Richard
“Absolutely fabulous cottage for young families”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
We stayed between Christmas and New Year with our young children (1 and 5), the grandparents and a dog. The cottage was very warm and cosy. It's a very spacious place even for 6 people. The sofa be… More
Hi - thanks for this positive review. So pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves and had a good time.
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
Trewrach Cottage is a 400 year old newly restored, self-catering cottage, featuring an inglenook fire place with an ancient stone bread oven together with a wood burner, wood provided. Sleeps 1 - 6. Family friendly and suitable for all ages. Games room with pool table, …see more
The Stokes family with Auntie Doris returned to Trewrach for another weeks holiday. As before, the cottage was warm, cosy and extremely comfortable. Feroza very kindly arranged for milk, tea and Welsh… More
“Superb cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
A well equipped and characterful cottage, the wood burner adds a cosy feel. The games room is good for youngsters when the weather is poor. We enjoyed the local wildlife, especially the badgers which … More
“nice to have a relaxed vacation”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
What a nice Cottage, well equipped, and very nice styled! Would come back again!
Was a great place and a good "head-quarter" to discover the west-coast of Wales.
Trips to north and south are possib… More
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
One of just two stunning contemporary, eco lodges, decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing getaway. For when you're eating in, the well-equipped kitchen will keep a creative cook happy, with dining area …see more
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A charming, private and well appointed 20m2 ground-floor studio apartment ideal for one person (two maximum).
Stylish and comfortable accommodation with a single bed (90x200 cm), a two-seater sofa-bed (90x200 cm), satellite TV and free Wifi.
Modern, clean kitchen / dini …see more
I stayed at Ohlungen Gite in the smaller appartment (for one person). It was really great. Marian has been totally hospitabel and supportive from the very first email contact. The appartment is in fac… More
Thanks for staying. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future
“appartement solo extra”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2014
nous avons loué ce studio pour loger notre tante lors du mariage de nos enfants il était accolé à notre gîte et nous avons profité tous ensembles pour passer un excellent week-end. Le studio est… More
nous espérons que vous choisirez de rester avec nous encore dans le futur que nous ouvertement vous accueillir à nouveau ...
“Good place to stay for a long business trip”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
I get here for business trip .
Excellent place to sleep with all commodities.
Small kitchen for breakfast and small cooking.
A car is necessary.… More
Thanks for staying. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. This Visit England accredited 5star barn will delight you for your stay or indeed is a great present for family/friends who appreciate the best too! Willows Barn is a totally private, self catering cottage, …see more
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite. The large open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas has wonderful views over the green Antrim countryside.Dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, microwave, heating and bedding included. Portballintrae …see more
House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space.
Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would def… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Very comfortable stay, truly a home from home. Well equipped kitchen, barbeque outside if you are lucky enough to get good weather. We are looking forward to our next visit.… More
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
The cottage is a converted bake-house built over 300 years ago. It combines modern convenience with period charm. Located in the village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, it is 16 miles from Oxford and 50 minutes from London Marylebone. The cottage is within the village …see more
A cottage with the "little extras" from the welcome pack, including a bottle of local beer, to plenty of mugs for cups of tea for our guests. To the pictures, books and dvd's, ornaments and leggo (whi… More