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

Group of Cottages

Cottages sleeping 4-100. Set in 10-acres of private woodland grounds around beautiful lake, superb cottages are the perfect setting for a tranquil, relaxing holiday amidst an abundance of wildlife.

2-100
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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.

10-16
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16
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    from £ 1500
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    from £ 950
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 Big Pink House
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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.

12-22
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22
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    from £ 1470
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    from £ 1176
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Peak District luxury group accommodation, 5 star self catering holiday cottages. Ideal country venue for celebrations, special occasions and family get togethers.

20-24
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24
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    from £ 4400
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    from £ 2850
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Outdoor Centre

Set in our own grounds, catering or self catering, relax in the comfortable surroundings or have an action packed outdoor activity stay,ideal great for group/friends/families/stag/hen

15-30
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Luxury family and pet friendly rural retreats with south-facing garden views across open fields to woodland beyond. Available to rent separately for groups of 8/9 or together to sleep a total of 17.

8-17
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17
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    from £ 990
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    from £ 620
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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!

12-26
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26
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    from £ 2000
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In quiet Derbyshire hills, yet only 20 mins from the M1 motorway, Elm Tree Farm is the ideal location for your family celebration or gathering of friends. Huge kitchen-living area. Dogs very welcome.

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    from £ 1090
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An exciting and exceptional development of two large barn conversions providing luxury accommodation for 10 and 14 guests, or open up into one large cottage for 24. Get the feel good factor here.

10-24
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14
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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 14 people.

10-14
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14
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    from £ 2300
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    from £ 1490
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