Short Breaks in Large Holiday Cottages

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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

 Uig Lodge overlooking Uig Bay.
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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.

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    from £ 4000
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 2250
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 2500
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 1500
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Group of 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.

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 Rear of The Old Winery from across the valley
Group of Cottages

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.

20-32
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    from £ 3550
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 2995
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    from £ 2995
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Hostel

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.

4-150
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 Hicks Farm Holidays swimming pool
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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!

2-21
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  • Weekly price
    from £ 2685
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1880
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1880
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 625
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 The Shippon
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A large holiday house with 10 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms, 2 beautiful cedar hot tubs, tennis court and outdoor pool (summer only). Private, quiet location, great for families & friends to relax & unwind.

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20
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1895
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1350
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1450
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 1400
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 Classical Georgian country house dating from 1750
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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.

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14
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    from £ 2300
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1490
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1690
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 650
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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

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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!

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  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 2000
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 2800
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 750
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 Trewern House
Outdoor Centre

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.

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