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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

  • The Lighthouse Barn, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District

    Sleeps 16, Bedrooms 6

    Beautiful ‘state of the art’, multi-functional luxury celebration or events venue with flexible accommodation sleeping from 16 to 40 guests (when combined with farmhouse and cottages on same site).

  • Alladale Estate, Ardgay, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands

    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.

  •  Big Pink House

    Big Pink House, near Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

    Sleeps 22, Bedrooms 9

    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.

  • 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!

  •  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.

  • 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

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  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.