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

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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
7
17
  • Weekly price
    from £ 990
  • Weekend price
    from £ 620
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House

Spacious house making a perfect retreat for up to 18 with 8 bathrooms. Beautifully furnished, with fabulous grounds on the River Thames near Oxford.

14-18
8
18
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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 BBQs and pool in summer.

20-32
16
32
  • Weekly price
    from £ 3550
  • Weekend price
    from £ 2995
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Farbrook Farm is an 18th century alpaca breeding farm in a beautiful quiet valley in the Peak District National Park sleeping 20. Pets are welcome. Ideal for all types of groups - families, friends.

8-20
10
12
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    from £ 850
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Group of Cottages

Four star well equipped single storey cottages with luxurious indoor pool just 5 miles from Bath. Farm shop/cafe, village pub and shop all under 1/2 mile. Perfect for couples, families and groups.

1-34
16
12
  • Weekly price
    from £ 895
  • Weekend price
    from £ 545
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House

Comfortable and stylish house nestled within the stunning scenery of the Lowther Hills in the highest village in Scotland. Only 1hr from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle. All groups welcome.

10-20
6
15
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1700
  • Weekend price
    from £ 1090
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Troopers Barn. Sleeps 11+1
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Gold Award 2009-2017. Five luxury holiday cottages in the beautiful scenery of the Hope valley. All are finished to a very high standard. Sleeps 50 in total.

4-28
14
38
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1900
  • Weekend price
    from £ 1500
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House

This beautiful 17th Century listed farmhouse has many original features including a thatched roof, flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and an Inglenook fireplace, which create an atmospheric stay.

14-26
9
28
  • Weekly price
    from £ 2420
  • Weekend price
    from £ 1320
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House

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
8
16
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1500
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    from £ 950
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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.

16
8
50
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    from £ 2080
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