Get refreshed with a short break
Whether you're planning a family celebration or a long party weekend, our short stay accommodation options are ideal for a fun break. Busy lifestyles and work schedules mean we don't always have the luxury of a full week or a fortnight's holiday when we want it. With short breaks available in the UK, and mini-breaks abroad, you can still enjoy a relaxing getaway to recharge your batteries. Two or three night away and a change of scene can often do the trick!
Whether you fancy a long, lazy weekend at the beach, or an action-packed mini-break, you'll find some great holiday properties available for short stays, from just a couple of nights to a few days or more.
The latest availability for short breaks
Group Accommodation's list of properties available for short breaks in the UK and Europe is updated regularly, so each time you visit you will see new property rentals featured, often including last minute offers and bargain short breaks.
Choose from a long weekend away in a holiday farmhouse or a short break in a large self-catering cottage in the UK. Alternatively, consider a mini-break in France, Spain, Portugal or the rest of Europe for a group trip abroad.
Short breakes in the UK
We offer both self-catering and catered short breaks across the UK. Enjoy a few days in the Cotswolds exploring the area's rolling hills and beautiful villages, or take a short city break in London for some sightseeing. Head north and enjoy a mini-break in the Lake District for some hill walking or watersports, or spend time on the beach and explore fishing villages on a short break in North Yorkshire.
In Wales, you could enjoy a long weekend in Snowdonia in a country house or farm cottage with some friends, or stay at a bunk house in the Brecon Beacons for a group outdoor adventure break. For a group surf holiday head to Pembrokeshire in West Wales for a short break near Newgale, Whitesands or Freshwater West.
Short breaks in Europe
Our short break accommodation in France includes gîtes in Normandy and Brittany, both of which are quick and easy to get to from the UK. In Spain you could rent a short break holiday home near Malaga or enjoy a long weekend in Alicante on the beach, as both destinations are very well-connected to the UK. Alternatively, take a city mini break in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia or Seville.
As regional UK airports offer more and more city destinations across Europe, you can also enjoy city mini breaks in Paris, Rome, Marrakech, Vienna and other top European cities, choosing from a selection of large city centre apartments or condos.
And if it's a short break in the sun you're after, why not rent a large villa for a short break in the Algarve in Portugal, or a hire a holiday home in sunny southern Italy for a few days.
A Selection of Our Short Breaks in Big Holiday Cottages
5 star Arts and Crafts style house with large veranda, stunning views. Extensive gardens with pathways leading to private seating areas, barbecues, camp fires. Pubs and cafes within walking distance.
A large self catering holiday property with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, ideal for friends and family gatherings. Private, quiet location, good venue for celebrations with lots of space inside & out.
The House can accommodate up to 22 people in 9 en suite bedrooms. An excellent venue for parties and social gatherings on the fringe of the Lake District National Park.
Recently voted in the top 15 most stylish hostels in the world by a national newspaper we enjoy a canalside location a short walk from city centre. Lots of social spaces and all rooms are en suite.
Comfortable and stylish house nestled within the stunning scenery of the Lowther Hills in the highest village in Scotland. Only 1hr from Glasgow, Edinburgh & Carlisle. All groups welcome.
Dorset House is a welcoming self catering house in the heart of lovely market town of Alcester. It boasts excellent period yet informal styling and architecturally has hardly changed since the 17C.
Set in 70 acres of grounds overlooking the beautiful Peak District National Park, Ravenstor provides the ideal venue all year round for all types of groups from school groups to wedding parties.
Nolton Haven Farmhouse, sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms, overlooking Nolton Haven's sandy beach, with gardens, 3 lounges, large kitchen and dining room. A separate annex is also available.
Can Jan is the perfect break for groups to escape from it all and relax in peaceful and exclusive spacious accommodation with private pool. There is a sauna and steam room at Can Jan. Sleeps 24
Peak District luxury group accommodation, 5 star self catering holiday cottages. Ideal country venue for celebrations, special occasions & family get togethers.