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.
Lily's Cottage is a traditional built stone cottage (c1750) in the the beautiful seaside village of Crail. It was probably originally a weaver's cottage (not a fisherman's cottage as some people assume) but it has recently been extensively refurbished wi …see more
Lovely cottage. Had a relaxing weekend. Was there for mother in laws 85th birthday and she said it was best birthday she has had . Great location, a short walk to coastal path that has stunning views … More
“Chill out time in idylic Crail.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
Rented Lily's cottage with 2 friends for a birthday/post Xmas getaway.Knew it was the perfect spot to spend time together in a quiet, relaxing hideaway.Cooked wonderful food and did not even feel the… More
I am very glad you had such a good time and I want to thank you for your very kind words about the cottage. I have to agree with you about how wonderful Crail and the East Neuk of Fife is and I do hope that you make it back in the summer - it really is a fabulous place to be, especially if you get any sunshine!
“Perfect in every way. Gorgeous wee cottage.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely week in June in this fab cottage in Crail. The decor was so tasteful and it had everything in it we needed. Perfect location too. We'll be back!… 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
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Arlington Cottage is an extremely pretty, Grade II listed cottage located in the picture postcard village of Blockley. The cottage sits on a quiet road in the historic heart of this tranquil, yet thriving village, which has two pubs, a community owned village shop & ca …see more
Had a fantastic time five days over Christmas at Arlington Cottage in Blockley.
The cottage had everything we could possibly need - we even cooked Christmas dinner in the new kitchen which, like th… More
“The best by far!”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2014
A fantastic cottage in such a peaceful location. The cottage is equipped with everything you could ever need and beautifully decorated and furnished.
Love to return and can highly recommend.… More
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, …see more
“High quality accommodation offering home away from home - you definitely get what you pay for”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
I recently stayed at Barnacre Cottages on a trip over from New Zealand to visit family in nearby Garstang. My internet searching had thrown up very little in the area that would provide for the needs … More
“Excellent location. Perfect for large groups”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2011
The cottages were the perfect location for our group. We were 16 people, and there was plenty of room for us all to socialise together.
We were welcomed with freshly baked cakes, and a well furnis… More
Nearest beach 18 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
The Old Granary is the perfect peaceful Devon retreat a place to recharge your batteries, relax with a glass of wine & a good book take long walks in the lush green country side. Wander up to the local inn for a meal & real ale or snuggle up by the log burner for a quie …see more
Lovely little cottage, and a great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Close to the local pub (The New Inn), which serves very good food in addition to a choice of 9 different types of cid… More
“It doesn't get any better than this”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2014
The Old Granary is the most perfect bolt hole. The photos on the website don’t lie – the cottage and gardens really are lovely. Roborough is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Devon countrys… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will keep the log store topped up for your return visit. Can't beat a snuggle by the fire any time!
“Beautifully relaxed weekend!!!”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2014
Beautiful cottage and setting!!! Gareth and Carol are excellent hosts could not do enough for you from baking delicious scones and jam on arrival to lending DVDs and giving paracetamol as no local sho… More
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your romantic Valentine weekend and the cottage surpassed your expectations.
Newhaven Court is a comfortable and relaxing home to explore Cheshire, North Wales and the Peak District. It is a 5 minute walk to the local Morrisons supermarket and Nantwich town centre, wherein you can peruse the local boutiques and recharge at one of the tea or coff …see more
Location was ideal (close to station, shops and supermarkets), the apartment was spotlessly clean and well-equipped (everything worked) and we had a hassle-free and thoroughly enjoyable week.… More
“Very convenient, excellent apartment!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
Very clean and everything we needed was catered for, we would recommend to stay here. We stayed with parents and our 10 week old son. The facilities were ideal for this. … More
“First class apartment”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
My wife and I have just spent 4 days at Newhaven court, We ere very impressed with the apartment, very clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. Instructions for arrival were very good, th… More
Unique waterside holiday cottage, former stables to Wood Park House, converted into a spacious open plan self catering holiday home with courtyard garden. Kingsize bed and shower room upstairs, a sofa bed downstairs with the advantage of a ground floor wet room. Situate …see more
“Cosy, comfortable and providing for your every need”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
Our journey through pre-Christmas storms was quite horrendous but the welcome made it totally worthwhile with a Christmas tree in the corner and mince pies waiting on the worktop.
The accommodation i… More
“A little gem.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2013
A very well finished stable conversion set along side a tidal estuary. Plenty of on site parking, some excellent dog walks near bye and good local amenities.
An ideal retreat for a couple and their d… More
“Peaceful, comfortable and clean.”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
We stayed here as a family of 4 for two nights, our primary school aged children loved it as much as we did. Perfect place to stay, all mod-cons, clean, well maintained but has kept the charm of the … More
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We …see more
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile home was v… More
“fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2014
Brilliant location - accommodation very clean and equipped with everything you need. Site is great various slides and swimming pool for the children and play areas. Nice walk down to the harbour for t… More
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We stayed with Thomas James Holidays for the fourth year in a row, that in itself speaks volumes.
The caravan was spotlessly clean on arrival, in a perfect location within the holiday site and well k… More
This 1st floor apartment is located on the seafront directly opposite the beach & within easy walking distance of both Hastings & St Leonards town centers, & mainline train stations. Beautiful contemporary decor with large light airy living area & balcony overlooking th …see more
The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had … More
“Amazingly spacious and clean apartment with log fire and sea views.”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
From the friendly welcome when we arrived, with wine and a supply of logs waiting, to discovering the little back streets of Hastings, we couldn't recommend a better place to stay to relax and get awa… More
“Roomy, comfortable and every need catered for.”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
The flat contained everything we needed. It was very comfortable and the view is wonderful.
We were fortunate to have excellent weather which meant it was a little too warm at night in the mezzanine … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
The Bothy is a converted old shepherds dweling. It is a stone terraced bungalow with a slate roof situated in a peaceful rural valley. We have retained the original features including exposed wooden beams and stone work.This cottage is ideal for couples who want to re …see more
The cottage was great, everything we needed: clean, cosy and the cctv of badgers and otter in the evenings was wonderful. We are quite into our wildlife so the site was perfect for watching hares and … More
Thank you for your kind review.
We are delighted that you choose to spend your honeymoon with us.
Many thanks for the photos.
We hope to welcome you back to Press Mains in the future.
“A perfect retreat :)”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
The bothy cottage is absolutely lovely. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights, just looking for a quiet weekend away. The bed was comfy, no problems with any of the facilities, everything was strai… 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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Our 4 rooms at Mountain View Cottages are decorated in the traditional styleof the country, with fine Indonesian textile and furnished with teak woodand bamboo reproductions of antique furniture. If necessary, we can help you find …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Mashay Cottage is a single storey property, (which is the original 250 year old part of the main house,) it provides guests with four star rated comfortable accommodation. Decorated and furnished in Laura Ashley fine fabrics, bed linen and accessories.Whether you are l …see more
Fantastic barn conversion with serious green credentials(EPC rated A)at the heart of Beer Mill Nature Trails (gold award Devon Wildlife Trust since 2003) ideal for family gatherings/celebrations and summer holidays - only a short drive to the safe sandy and surf beaches …see more
we stayed at the stone barn for 40th birthday celebrations with a group of family and friends, including babies, toddlers and young children. the house was perfect for our needs and really homely, com… More
“Perfect location for a family get together”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
We recently spent a wonderful week in Stone Barn/South Beer for a family celebration/get together with extended family, teenagers and young children plus 3 dogs. We all had a fantastic time thanks to… More
“A perfect family getaway.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
The Stone barn is a truly beautiful eco-cottage that has been renovated to the highest of standards. All the fixtures and fittings have been carefully thought through and blend in superbly with the ch… More
This modern apartment sits in a sunny position on a wooded mountain side at Bruckberg just outside Zell am See. From the South facing front balcony there are truly panoramic views towards Kaprun and the surrounding mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the c …see more
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2013
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 cross co… More
A large 2200 sq ft detached modern luxurious house on a private 1 acre garden.Tranquil setting in the West of Ireland looking out onto Black Sod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with views of Achill and Duvillaun More islands. Breath taking scenery of surrounding landscape 3 …see more
We stayed at Tom & Cathy's house for a week. The house is truly lovely with amazing views out to the sea. The house has everything you need and with just a short walk to a secluded beach what more ca… More
“A great find in a beautiful area!”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2014
We stayed at this holiday home in July this year. The online booking was first class with questions answered by return and the directions given were spot on.
The house has everything you need and m… More
“The dream holiday home!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and 2-year-old son in early July. This was without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. The floor-to-ceiling corner… More
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains.
The house has …see more
Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr …see more
“Fabulous sauna, spotless chalet with every detail well thought out”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A wonderful chalet, so well planned, with everything of the highest quality (I'd never seen Harris Tweed curtains before). The sauna was the best place to unwind after a day's walking or cycling, an… More
Lyme Bay View is located on the 3rd floor within Quay West Apartments in West Bay. It has stunning sea views along the Jurassic coast taking in Golden Cap, Charmouth, Lyme Regis and beyond. West bay is a small coastal village suitable for all generations with plenty of …see more
Apartment was extremely well equipped very clean and fresh with every little thing and more supplied. A real home from home. Wifi available which made our teenage kids very happy. The location is rig… More
“Beautiful apartment in beautiful West Bay”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2016
We couldn't fault the apartment or location, we had a great holiday. The apartment was fully equipped and it's in a great location in town. It's perfect for a couple or a family with two children. We… More
Located in the Irish Lake District on the Leitrim / Cavan border, our luxury log cabins enjoy an idyllic setting in mature pine forest on the banks of the Woodford River some 7km south of the market town of Ballyconnell. The location enjoys fantastic amenities for angl …see more
Lochinvar holiday Lodge is a beautifully restored farmhouse situated in a stunning location on the banks of its own 85 acre loch ( fly fishing available to guests) in the heart of the Glenkens. Centrally located for the 7 stanes mountain bike centres and on a nati …see more
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays.
With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie …see more
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
Garden Cottage a stylish self-catering holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders that has recently been rebuilt to create a contemporary interior within a traditional exterior. It is located at the West Gate of the grounds of Wedderburn Castle in Berwickshire. The self-ca …see more
Inglenook is a single-storey semi detached cottage offering a contemporary interior, standing in its own grounds, its tasteful and elegant. Sleeps up to 4 people and have all of the modern conveniences you'd expect from Freeview television, WiFi and a dishwasher ( …see more
This cottage is situated in a quiet, peaceful location but within easy access to the A1 road which means you can visit various places of interest very easily.
The cottage is well equipped and despi… More
“Excellent cottage and location.”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
Just had a weekend at inglenook cottage and its hard to know where to start. Excellent tranquil location with cottage in its own grounds with walks from the doorstep and coastal views of Bamburgh Cast… More
Reviewed 8 Dec 2013
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, around 15 mins North of Alnwick. Log fire was perfect for the winter season. Would highly recommend.… More
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
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
'The Bolt Hole' is situated in the lovely Cotswold town of Northleach. It is within a few minutes walk of the town square, shops, restaurants, pubs and church. The location makes it an ideal touring base with Stow-on-the-wold, Burford, The Slaughters & Mo …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Chase Cottage sits in a beautiful, unspoiled corner of the English Lake District National Park. Originally a barn, the cottage has been refurbished to create a comfortable, modern home-from-home, with everything you need for a relaxing enjoyable stay. There are lovely …see more
We stayed at Chase Cottage for our 10th anniversary, it looked amazing on the photos and we were not disappointed! It was absolutely immaculate inside and out, the kitchen was really well equipped wit… More
“A lovely house in a great setting !”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2014
Four old friends met up for a few days at this perfect place ! We had driven over the Pennines in the worst blizzard of the season thinking we might not make it and were delighted that we did ! In fac… More
Reviewed 28 Dec 2013
Just returned from Chase Cottage, absolutely loved it and the area. The cottage has everything you could possibly want in it, its cosy but modern and very clean. Beautiful area, fantastic for walks … More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
No.3,The Old Convent is a 1st floor apartment which is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities …see more
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
Whitecaps is a 3 bedroom detached house in a 1930's private estate. The house is only a 2 minute walk from the sea and 5 minutes from the Hayling Island Sailing Club and marina. With a roof terrace with stunning views across Chichester Harbour and the Solent, this …see more
We were very impressed with the view from the upstairs living room and balcony. My three teenage children were particularly taken with the roof facilities and view, which would have been amazing if th… More
“Gem on the south coast!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We loved this house. Location is ideal, very close to the beach and within easy reach of many places to visit. Inside is fantastic, it has been refurbished to a very high standard and is extremely c… More
“Great time at Whitecaps. Would definitely recommend.”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We stayed last weekend in June. House is great and ideal for a relaxing break. Close to the beach and backs on to nature reserve so wonderful views. Balcony and roof terrace are great spaces as is the… More
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle …see more
We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday h… More
“Marvelous cliff views and comfortable holiday rental”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
When we arrived we were surprised by the fabulous views from the cliffs, we were able to see France!
Very nice and comfortable holiday rental, luxury bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen well equiped. Th… More
“Wonderfully Beautiful home away from home.”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Amazing place to stay. Lovely walk to the cliffs and beach and very quite and peaceful. Loved going out for the day and coming back to a wonderful view over looking the canal.
Loved our stay there… More
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan …see more
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More