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Short Breaks in Large Holiday Cottages

Looking for a short break with friends or family?

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

  • Godolphin Cottage, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon

    Sleeps 10, Bedrooms 5

    Stylish, contemporary holiday accommodation for 10 people in East Portlemouth on the Salcombe Estuary. Close to glorious beaches and 5 minutes from the ferry over to Salcombe. Newly converted in 2014.

  • Glynmeddig, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales

    Sleeps 20, Bedrooms 8

    Short breaks available. Tennis court. Games room. Woodburner. Under Floor Heating. Huge main room with Wow factor. Village pub for great food & beer. South facing terrace with BBQ

  •  Rear of The Old Winery from across the valley

    Higher Wiscombe, Southleigh, Sidmouth, Devon

    Sleeps 32, Bedrooms 16

    3 stunning 5 Star Gold cottages in a rural location near the Sidmouth Coast Devon. Sleeps 20-32 in 16 ensuite bedrooms. Largest barn dines 32 together, caterers available, gas BBQ's & pool in summer.

  • The Meads and Garden Wing, Edale, Derbyshire

    Sleeps 13, Bedrooms 6

    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.

  •  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.

  • YHA Manchester

    Sleeps 150, Bedrooms 38

    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.

  • The Priory, Stretton Sugwas, Herefordshire

    Sleeps 16, Bedrooms 8

    Exclusive use of The Priory provides you & your guests with complete privacy and the run of the house. Offering fine locally-sourced food and drink, service, style and luxury catered accommodation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Nolton Haven Farmhouse from the beach

    Nolton Haven Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Sleeps 16, Bedrooms 8

    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.