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.
HUTG-012385 Special villa for holidays in L´Escala, in 300m from the beach with private pool and large garden.
Villa del Sol is located in the best area of L´Escala. This area is surrounded by Riells Beach and the magnificent promenade overlooking to the bay …see more
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne …see more
“Good location, beautiful cottage, shame there is no parking” Great location, beautiful cottage with lovely homely furnishings. The road outside is quite busy and noisy, that's the only down side.
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what more could you want … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
Reviewed 18 Dec 2014
Us four old school friends stayed at Bridge Cottage for the weekend and loved it. It's immaculate, has all the kit you could need - kitchen digital radio, groovy CDs to listen to, huge towelling robes… More
“Cosiness away from home”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
We stayed for nearly one week in Bridge Cottage and have spent a wonderful time there. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and cupcakes. Lara the owner has furnished everything with love. We found eve… More
“Middleham cottage” We booked this cottage last minute for Christmas. It was warm and cosy in absolutely awful weather. We would have liked to look around more at Middleham but will have to come back and try again when the weather is better. Would d
"La Mer" features a stroll to the Quinns Beaches and the largest rectangle salt water pool available in the northern coastal suburbs. A large villa-style, child friendly holiday home for families and friends up to 6 guests.<br />Enjoy the 180 degrees va …see more
“Charming cottage” Me and my family booked this cottage for Christmas and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is just beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of room for us all, including 3 children and 3 dogs!! The cottage was tastefu
“Palatial luxury and comfort within a truly magnificent setting!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Rose Farm - Rosgill (not Watermillock) Cumbria is an absolute gem of a property that cannot fail to impressI
From our initial enquiry to completion of our holiday all correspondence has been both pro… More
What a lovely review, definitely 1 of my favourites, thank you.
It’s so true what you say about the night sky and Rose Farm is also 1 of the few places in England where you have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights due to the location and lack of light pollution in the skies above.
We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and area so much and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
“Fantastic location, fantastic cottage!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2014
Nice quiet location and great for walks right on the doorstep. Wonderful quirky cottage, very spacious,nicely furbished with fantastic views.… More
Thanks Andy for taking the time to write another review of 1 of our properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 8 May 2014
Rose Farm is probably the best rental property we've been to. Beautifully furnished, every facility you could want and a lovely location. Bedrooms are large, the kitchen with Aga is great and the liv… More
Thanks Fergus. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year-or sooner if we can kept you!
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home” Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had a
Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's e… More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry about phone signal etc, hopefully soon the area will receive better coverage.
Happy new year to you both
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“A Touch of Class!” 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 highly recommend.
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
“A Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/… More
Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,
Very lovely place, exceed our expentations, very tidy and clean, great for families with children. We'll come back again… More
Reviewed 8 Mar 2015
We had a lovely stay. The flat is very comfy and tidy. The location is great and we enjoyed the sea view from the living room , The kitchen is well equipped and the landlord is very friendly and made … More
“Lovely big, clean apartment right near the sea front.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2015
I visited St Leonards for a two day visit and found this apartment in West Hill Road excellent value.
The accommodation is spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with the heating working wel… More
“A little piece of heaven” Our first impression of Holly Cottage was that it was quaint and in the perfect location. Once we explored a bit more and found all the little extras that we were not expecting we realised that we had found an absolute gem o
“A superb high-standard cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
Holly Cottage is conveniently located for all shopping and facilities in Ullapool. It has ample parking (we had 2 cars). The cottage layout is perfect for 4 people, with the sun room being an added bo… More
“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
Lovely cottage. The conservatory is a big bonus as is the garden when the weather is good. Spotlessly clean, it has all you need to enjoy a stay in the most beautiful part of Scotland.… More
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill.
We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res
“There is absolutely nothing more you could want for in this little gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
This is probably the cleanest holiday place we have ever stayed in !!
Simon met us and showed us everything we needed to know and was so friendly and helpful and fell over himself backwoods to make … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and soooooo pleased you found Paddlers comfortable. Hope to see you again sometime.
“A perfect get away by the sea”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
Paddlers is a lovely apartment, very close to the beach, local shops and 5 minutes from the railway station. Diane and Simon make you very welcome. We highly recommend Paddlers and hope to visit aga… More
It would be great to have you visit Paddlers again and thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Diane & Simon
“Home from home”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
Paddlers is a very relaxing home from home with everything that you need. Diane and Simon are very friendly and provide a very thoughtful welcome pack. Paddlers is in an excellent location -… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was so nice to see you all again. Best wishes Diane and Simon
Situated in a beautiful calm, peaceful spot but only short distance from multiple activities, both summer and winter in the Hautes Alpes, a little-known corner of France unspoiled by mass tourism. Many available summer and winter activities.<br />Ideal for holid …see more
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we
We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Reb… More
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any … More
“A superb warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
We stayed at The Milk House with our 2 sons aged 8 and 12, and our dog. We found the accommodation to be very well equiped with nothing else we would have needed.
The cottage had such a lovely war… More
“Amazing real home from home experience” If you are visiting East Sussex then this is the place to stay. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well cared for, with all mod cons. Some lovely treats awaited us upon arrival and were
Not always the same seven with visitors throughout our stay as part of extended special birthday celebrations. The house is light & airy and coped really well due to the secure garden, which is like h… More
“Brilliant Christmas destination”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2017
7 of us for family Christmas. Great house with plenty of space. Very warm and comfortable. 2mins walk to the beach for relaxing, invigorating walks with our dogs. Very recommended.… More
“Sea Whispers is a fabulous property.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
Fabulous property which is stunning and spotlessly clean. The owners have thought of everything you could need for a welcoming break from home. Homemade cake on arrival to eat in the very comfortable … More
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This gite is situated in a very pleasant rural setting in Dordogne.This is a quietly located property, with a park and a large swimming-pool. …see more
“Fantastic log cabin wanted for nothing!” We loved this chalet it was perfect for my husband and I yet room for our extended family the next time. The owner could not have been more pleasant in his correspondence with me and very professional yet fri
We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definite… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
“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
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 abo… More
Many thanks for the positive review Joe. We're really please that you enjoyed your Christmas stay in Aviemore. Haste ye back!
“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
“Ms” What a truly wonderful comfortable place. Susie is a pleasure to deal with and it tops any other holiday accommodation I have stayed in. Second time back and will continue to return. The view, the comfort, the hospitality- all wonderful.
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
“A great week's break” We had a lovely relaxing and restful time at Owl's nest, it was perfect for what we needed at that time. The accommodation was beautifully clean and spacious and in lovely surroundings. Thank you very much for making us feel welc
The Owls Nest is a cosy well appointed apartment on a (quiet) working farm set in the middle of the Suffolk countryside. We took the bikes and cycled to one of the local pubs for a really good dinner,… More
“Excellent rural property”
Reviewed 9 May 2015
Great place for a couple to stay, quiet but within easy reach of the coast. Friendly owners and clean comfortable accomodation… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 27 Mar 2014
Had a fabulous few days at Owls Nest. Everything we needed plus welcoming refreshments and biscuits in the accommodation on arrival. Bright and modern very comfortable and in a lovely location. We ex… More
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n
We stayed in Little Bay Apartment in July 2014. It was better than we could imagine. It was the first the first long trip with our children and they loved this place! This is a perfect family apartmen… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Littlebay Apartment, we are glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again sometime.
“Wonderful Little Bay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
The Apartment is very beautiful, perfect for a family with children or two couple. The leaving room is big and nice with a magnific view on the bay. The main sleeping room in very romantic with a nice… More
Thank you for your kind review of your time spent at Littlebay Apartment and hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland.
“Brilliant flat in a great position and beautifully kept with thoughtful welcome pack”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Really enjoyed a stay here on our touring holiday. Very well decorated and furnished with plenty of space for our family. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and appreciated - could have stayed lon… More
Thank you for your kind review of Little Bay Apartment, we hope to see you back again.
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr …see more
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of
I would highly recommend a stay at Shore View! I booked this holiday let for my family to stay in while we were attending a wedding party near by and it did not disappoint. This place is amazing! It's… More
We're really pleased your party w/e was a success and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. ☺
“Wonderful all-you-can-ask-for holiday home with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Shore View. The house is modern, spacious, fully-equipped with amazing views. It was our first stay in an eco house and certainly will not be our last. It is … More
“Best Holiday in Cornwall Ever”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
Beautiful house with excellent views. Did not want to leave and will certainly book again. Kate, the owner could not have been more helpful with her advice and tips especially helpful in leaving us in… More
“The best holiday home I have ever experienced!” If anyone is planning a relaxing holiday in the beautiful seaside town of Castlerock, then this is absolutely the house for them. It is really spacious, spotlessly clean, stylishly decorated and the perf
“Very Friendly Welcome, Spotless Home, Best in Castlerock. 10-10”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2017
Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely clean house with all the extras. Owners so friendly and helpful. Will be back, I would recommend this house to anyone.… More
“clean, comfortable, home from home.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
Castleshaw had all the room and amenities we needed with 2 small children, perfectly located for everything we wanted to do and easy access to the beach. Would definitely stay again.… More
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
The house was clean and tidy, well-equipped and very comfortable. Great bedroom and living room, perfect for a couple. It felt like home.
The village is lovely, very peaceful and welcoming, and the … More
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see more
lake side relax, walking, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, motorbikes rental, motorboat rentals, cultural city visits, private cooking lessons in the villa, private chef for your candlelight dinner , coachtours in mountains etc.<br />-cleaning services - baby-s …see more
“Gorgeous, idyllic cottage” We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Holly cottage, Ellastone (Ashbourne) which we booked from reading numerous reviews and from having a good look through the cottage information and photos.
On arrival we were gree
What a lovely cosey cottage in a perfect location!!! The cottage is very home from home and ideal for a break away for a relax!! Bath tub amazing!!! Wifi and freeview available! Would certainly recomm… More
So pleased that we were able to provide the chill out time that you needed. Good luck for the next few months. Looking forward to some piccies xx
Reviewed 10 Feb 2016
It's very difficult to find words to say about Holly Cottage that haven't been said already. We chose Holly Cottage based on the TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed in any way.
We were… More
Thank you for your lovely recommendation. So glad that you enjoyed your stay, and of course we would be most glad to welcome you back any time.
“Excellent in every way.”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Can't fault Holly Cottage in any way. Excellent. Well-defined and with plenty of space for two. Good and helpful booking and hand-over. Duncombe Arms just five minutes walk is a big asset.… More
So pleased that we met your expectations during your week. Welcome back anytime Robert & Chris
Gîte grand confort (480m2) , pour 15 à 31 personnes.7 chambres, 2 salons, poêle à bois, salle de jeux de 120 m2 (tout gratuit), salle de danse, mini golf, damier et échiquier géant, jeux de quilles et pétanque, jeux pour …see more
“Excellent holiday accommodation” Excellent holiday accommodation. It easily accommodated 2 adults, 3 children and a dog.
Property was very clean and tidy on arrival. Very quiet and peaceful location. Very close to local beaches (within a 5 min walk)
An excellent property and so spacious. Everything was clean and in working order. Cooking a Christmas lunch posed no problem, lots of equipment, large kitchen and dining area and a good sized fridge/… More
“Fabulous location for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
We stayed at Longlands Retreat for a week at the end of May.
The bungalow is really well presented & equipped with everything you could need. It easily accomodated 4 adults, 2 kids & a dog, providing… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2012
This property certainly has the "wow" factor. Everything provided for and to a very high standard. The games room went down well with the teenage daughter as did the docking station for the MP3 play… More
“truly maganificent” What a place top stay , absolutely beautiful , very clean with all the facilities to above hotel standards. It is a must, if visiting the Abruzzo region of Italy to stay here . I highly recommend the place and will endevour to cont
When we arrived at Casa Soltau and opened the front door we immediately knew that we would have a great stay in both the house and Sulmona. The house provided everything as per the description on the … More
“Great location, great views and great local food.”
Reviewed 18 May 2011
No expense spared on this holiday home. A welcome pack waiting for us and a very spacious, comfortable home.
We wanted to ski and the short trip to the slopes was ideal as it meant we could stay in … More
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co
We stayed at Guillemassot in June of 2012 and were very impressed. My wife and I were very excited about visiting the SW of France and staying at Guillemassot exceeded our lofty expectations. The old… More
“A place to relax and unwind - perfect”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2012
I stayed at this property in June 2012 with both friends, fiancee and 1 year old daughter. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt relaxed, comfortable and happy - this is a real home… More
“A Warm corner of Heaven”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
What a wonderful two weeks we spent in this Gite,not only home from home but pure bliss.To be surounded by Grape vines varied wild life ( Hoopoes,Kestrels,Wild deer.) The owners Jan & Jim were wonderf… More
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival!
Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo