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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

  • Ready for abseiling at Parson House opc

    Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre, Sheffield

    Sleeps 30, Bedrooms 6

    A family run outdoor centre sleeping 30 max. Set in our own grounds, catering or self catering, relax in the comfortable surroundings or have an action packed activity stay. great for groups

  • Venn Farm, Holsworthy, Devon

    Sleeps 12, Bedrooms 6

    Two stunning barn conversions 4 miles from the unspoilt North Cornwall coast. Great for family and friends gatherings. 6 bedrooms. All can eat together in the Cob. Cots available. Cosy wood burners.

  •  Dorset House

    Dorset House, Alcester, Warwickshire

    Sleeps 23, Bedrooms 12

    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.

  • Altachorvie Island Retreat, Lamlash, Arran, Scotland

    Sleeps 20, Bedrooms 13

    Large boutique hotel offering a variety of accommodation - choose from relaxed elegance in the hotel or more simple cabin accommodation. Exclusive use for your event available. Sleeps 50.

  •  Hicks Farm Holidays swimming pool

    Hicks Farm Holidays, Presteigne, Powys, Mid Wales

    Sleeps 21, Bedrooms 8

    Get off the beaten track & glimpse our quiet working farm nestled in unspoilt countryside. Superbly appointed properties, a luxurious indoor swimming pool & games room - perfect whatever the weather!

  •  Schoolhouse Ballater - in beautiful Royal Deeside

    Schoolhouse, Ballater, Highlands, Scotland

    Sleeps 20, Bedrooms 6

    Exceptional self-catering accommodation for up to 20 in beautiful Ballater, in the dramatic surroundings of the Cairngorms National Park. Ideal for family reunions, outdoor activities, group events.

  •  Classical Georgian country house dating from 1750

    Beltingham House, Hexham, Northumberland

    Sleeps 15, Bedrooms 7

    Beltingham House in Northumberland is a fine example of a classical Georgian country house dating from 1750, the property provides luxury accommodation for private hire for up to 15 people.

  • Enjoy breakfast in a typical farmhouse kitchen

    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.

  • Peak District Holiday Cottage, Derbyshire

    Sleeps 20, Bedrooms 9

    Large, luxury holiday Farmhouse & Annexe for groups in the heart of the Peak District. Idyllic, peaceful location and a perfect venue for get -togethers and special celebrations.

  • Troopers Barn. Sleeps 11+1

    Westhope Country Retreats, Shropshire, England

    Sleeps 21, Bedrooms 10

    Gold Award 2009-2014. Five luxury holiday cottages in the beautiful scenery of the Hope valley. All are finished to a very high standard. Sleeps 38 in total.

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