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Short Breaks in Large Holiday Houses


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.


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


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.


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 Houses

  •  The Shippon

    The Shippon, Totnes, South Devon

    Sleeps 18, Bedrooms 10

    A large self catering holiday property with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, ideal for friends and family gatherings. Off the beaten track, good venue for all celebrations and very safe for children.

  • Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Ardgay, Ross-shire

    Sleeps 14, Bedrooms 7

    Alladale offers a unique opportunity to stay in the comfort of a private, luxurious Highland lodge, in the magnificent setting of one of Europe's truly unique wilderness reserves. Sleeps 4 to 26.

  •  Entrance to the Wye Valley Spa's secluded site.

    Wye Valley Spa, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford

    Sleeps 20, Bedrooms 3

    Wye Valley Spa & Club Cats is fully licensed ladies only, adult only sanctuary in Ross-on-Wye. Specialising in fully inclusive group celebrations such as hen parties and birthdays!

  •  Combermere Abbey Cottages

    Combermere Abbey Cottages, Shropshire

    Sleeps 49, Bedrooms 25

    9 award winning properties, sleeping 4 - 10 pax and dining up to 30. Set in private historic parkland, re-defining self-catering; offering 5-star interiors & service. Dogs welcome. Wedding licence.

  •  Uig Lodge overlooking Uig Bay.

    Uig Lodge, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Sleeps 18, Bedrooms 8

    Amidst turquoise sea, white sand, dramatic mountains and shimmering lochs, Uig Lodge has one of the most spectacular positions in Scotland, overlooking the magnificent Uig Bay on the Isle of Lewis.

  • Stanley House, The Lake District, Cumbria

    Sleeps 26, Bedrooms 12

    Something a little different? 12 en suite bedrooms, all with TV & DVDs, sitting rooms, dining room/kitchen. We can serve you breakfast and service your rooms every day. Serviced Self Catering and B&B!

  • Yurtcamp Devon, Newton Abbott, South Devon

    Sleeps 30, Bedrooms 6

    Yurtcamp is the ultimate group glamping & family Yurt camping experience for those who seek the simplicity of living under canvas without giving up quality or comfort. 22 Yurts each sleeping up to 5.

  •  Trewern House

    Trewern Outdoor Education Centre, Hay on Wye

    Sleeps 50, Bedrooms 10

    Trewern is situated in spacious grounds surrounded by beautiful countryside on the Herefordshire/Welsh border, within a ten minute walk of the small market town of Hay-on-Wye.

  •  Fabulous Yorkshire Farmhouse

    High Grange Holiday Cottages, Bedale, N Yorks

    Sleeps 16, Bedrooms 7

    Situated between the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the stunning North Yorkshire Moors, High Grange is an ideal meeting place for family and friends. Sleeps 2 to 33. Not suited to young, noisy parties.

  •  Heated indoor pool with wave-jet machine

    The Green, Derbyshire, Peak District

    Sleeps 18, Bedrooms 7

    Heated indoor pool! Large country house sleeps 18, all dine around same table. Stag and Hen groups welcome. Central location - easy access from all parts of UK.

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