Get away from it all and enjoy the luscious scenery of a secluded countryside setting by booking one of these fabulous cosy holiday cottages. Choose from country cottages in England, tranquil gites in France and cottages in Wales with log fires and breathtaking views.
You may prefer to visit the splendid country of Ireland and stay in a traditional Irish cottage - enjoying long leisurely walks before soaking up the Celtic atmosphere in great local pubs. Alternatively, choose a Scottish lodge by a loch or in the mountains and relax as you marvel at the beauty of the great outdoors.
For the more adventurous, look further afield and enjoy the serenity of a country cottage in a hidden overseas location. Pick somewhere in a peaceful forest or mountain setting and enjoy long walks or energetic bike rides.
Returned again after a stay in late 2014 and the standards of cleanliness and comfort were just as good. The cottage is so warm and peaceful and a superb place to recharge your batteries. Trelowia is… More
“remote,quiet and comfortable”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
lovely cottage in the middle of farm land, had a big garden for the dogs to run around. made to feel welcome by the owner… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
Excellent cottage, beautiful location driving distance from most places. Had a fabulous holiday. House was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Everything catered for especially with the welcoming tr… More
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch
“Very comfortable and cosy cottage” Just arrived back from four nights in Wye Gate Cottage great locations and beautiful view from cottage, people very friendly lots of place to go, loved the hand pull boat. Definitely go back again.
“Relaxing, enjoyable holiday beautiful scenery on your doorstep”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
We had a wonderful week in Wye Gate cottage, It is situated in a beautiful spot with amazing views. It perfectly catered for our families needs with a large fridge freezer, as with three boys it is to… More
Thank you very much for a lovely review and great to hear that your three boys enjoyed the holiday too! We look forward to welcoming you back to Wye Gate Cottage! With best wishes, Laura.
“Lovely week in a beautiful part of the country.”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2012
We have just returned from a cracking holiday at Wye Gate Cottage. The cottage is in a perfect location for both family holidays and I would imagine couples looking for a picturesque place with lots g… More
So glad that you love Wye Gate Cottage and Symonds Yat as much as we do! Thank you for your lovely thoughts and we look forward to welcoming you back to Wye Gate Cottage in the future. Best wishes, Laura.
“A truly delightful place!”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2012
Wye Gate Cottage ......... a truly delightful place set in an idyllic location. A very clean and comfortable cottage with everything in place for a lovely stay. Owners, Laura and Raf gave such care … More
Thank you Liz for your lovely review, we are so glad you all had a great time. We hope to welcome you back to Wye Gate Cottage soon! Best wishes, Laura.
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
“Amazing stay, fabulous cottage in beautiful setting. Hard to beat.”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2017
we had an absolutely amazing stay. The views are fabulous, the house is beautiful so warm inside with everything you could possible need for a self catering holiday in Iceland. Lots of information of … More
Wonderful, we are very happy to hear of your positive experience.
Yes, you're right, the signs are fairly small so they want overtake the scenery -but in our case too, since we're running our business of five outstanding houses, at great locations around the country, at a low profile: we don't want to have our enterprise too commercialized with too big signs or too much flair:-).
Reviewed 13 Oct 2016
Could not ask for more. The lodge was gorgeous the fjord was breathtaking. Every 10 minutes the scenery changed with the sky and the light. Amazing… More
Reviewed 15 Nov 2016
What an amazing location with beautiful views, the place to get away from it all, yet within easy reach of the capital. Brekka is modern and very clean with everything you need, its lovely and warm in… More
We're happy to have been able to give some advise where and when needed. I profit from having been a tourist guide in Iceland for 33 years now, and I gladly pass my experience on to our guests.
“Superb Accommodation and setting” We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Rebecca was a warm a
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any … More
“A Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage … More
“A superb warm and friendly place to stay”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2012
We stayed at The Milk House with our 2 sons aged 8 and 12, and our dog. We found the accommodation to be very well equiped with nothing else we would have needed.
The cottage had such a lovely war… More
“Spectacular and spooky views from this wind swept and scenic cottage!” This cottage sells itself on the fabulous location! It is basic, but has all the essentials! Given the gale force wind and wintery weather during our stay, we were very warm and th
“Amazing weekend retreat, beautiful place and fantastic, quaint cottage we didn't want to leave!!! Cant wait to go back!!”
Reviewed 15 May 2013
This place was totally worth the long drive!! The cottage had everything we needed after stocking up on food and drink supplies from Tesco down the road, we basically did'nt need to leave the cottage!… More
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“Sea Otter Cottage is Ackergill Heaven”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2013
I flew from Birmingham to Wick, leaving 9am and arriving 12 midday. Sea Otter Cottage is just a few minutes' drive from Wick airport and there's a local car rental place. Plenty of room for parking at… More
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“Breathtaking views across Sinclair Bay, cosy, comfortable cottage in quiet location.”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Sea Otter Cottage is located on the shore of Sinclair Bay with breathtaking views. It is in a quiet, peaceful, secluded location about 2 miles from Wick where there is aTesco superstore, good pubs and… More
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r
“Fabulous accommodation with a great welcome, it was just perfect.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2014
This is a fabolous accommodation, great space both inside and out. The gardens are beautiful and private. The bedrooms are well presented, spacious and comfortable. The living areas very homely and th… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
We booked The Grange for my sons Graduation , myself my husband and our 4 children aged 23,21,20 and 17. There was plenty of room and everything you needed was to hand. We all slept well thanks to th… More
“Amazing luxurious home from home”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
What a fantastic find! We needed accomodation for 6 adults and 2 children in the Cawthorne area to attend a family wedding. Could not have been better.
We had very good communication from Hilary from… More
“Extremely helpful owner and assistant. Beautiful house” before our stay I spoke to Sonia on a number of occasions regarding my husband who is in a wheelchair. I can only say I have never had such good service regarding the information given for a dis
This property was homely, relaxing and comfortable.
acccessible for parents and with twin bedroom with ensuite they felt they they could manage the facilities provided… More
Thank you. This couple brought their elderly parents with them and are referring to the fact that the parents found the downstairs twin en suite room and other equipment very good for their needs. We have a level M2 accessibility award [partial wheelchair user] from VisitBritain of which we are very proud.
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t
“Incredible cottage with amazing views from every window”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2015
Loved the cottage, we liked how close it was to Portrree yet loved the seclusion/ fact that it was setback on its own outside of town. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed ( really appre… More
Reviewed 19 Aug 2014
Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the north… More
“Superb - hope to be back!!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Wow! What a stunning house - beautifully designed and furnished, and spotlessly clean on arrival. We loved staying here and so did our two girls. Amazing views and a very practical layout made for a… More
“Very homely and cosy” On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my son was more into music!
We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. … More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage and were able to do the lovely walk into Bath along the canal.
I understand your point about the reading lamp as the lighting is quite soft in the living room when only the two lamps are on. We felt that the directional spots overhead did the job well when required but we will certainly look at this again. We have never encountered a problem with the shower tray at the cottage but thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We hope you come back again to Bathford - we will be offering some lazy weekends in January and some of February with late Sunday departures on offer - perfect for the sales and sunday lunch.
“Lovely gite with a great pool” We really enjoyed our stay in this gite. It is very well presented, clean and well equipped. It was actually more spacious than we expected. The outside area and pool are fab- couldn't get the kids out of it! The setti
“A beautifully restored cottage in rural SW France”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2011
A very comfortable & well equipped cottage which is situated in a rural hamlet, 10 minutes drive from Pons in the Charente Maritime region. Ideally located to visit La Rochelle, Cognac & Saintes. Th… More
“Charming gite in peaceful surroundings with a fantastic pool”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
This is lovely gite which retains a rustic charm while having all the things you need to have a comfortable stay. The pool is excellent and you have the option of eating outside or in. We stayed for … More
“Cosy cottage in great location for a perfect relaxing break.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2017
We stayed in Kerry and Steve's charming Weaver's Cottage during February half term. As soon as we opened the front door, we were greeted with warmth and the cottage had a lovely feel. It had everythi… More
Aw I'm feeling all warm after reading this review. How lucky we are to have such charming people enjoying our cottages. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and it was a pleasure to share Weavers Cottage with you, we hope to see you again! This is a great review because it is very informative, and it's very useful to mention things like the bedding ( few people would think to do this) as these things are very important and ensure a comfortable stay which is really the most important thing when away from home. We like to leave treats where possible (they get smaller the shorter the trip!) so it's great that they were appreciated. We like to make our guests feel loved! Thank you for saying that you like the extra bits and pieces (ornaments etc) the husband is always telling me off for browsing for extras like this! This is such a good review, and so nicely written I think you should write for a magazine! Well, we are both very smiley right now, so a massive thank you for everything. Five bubbles! Thank you.
Hidden in a small village (Lindale) is a veritable retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every need is catered for with a kitchen and cosy lounge easily warmed by a lovely wood burner. For… More
“Cosy cottage in quiet hamlet in South Lakes”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2013
Lovely cosy cottage - perfect for couples gettaway. Loved the wood fired stove and rustic feel of the place. Small village shop two minutes walk away. Two pubs in village, one a bit "earthy" and the o… More
So glad you liked the cottage and the village.
Just to say that food shops are open late in nearby Grange over Sands when the village shop is closed.
“fantastic clean cottage in a lovely, friendly village”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
great communication with owner.lovely clean cottage, everything you need is there. regular buses to grange and kendal and further afield, only £25.00 for a week mega gold bus ticket that you can go a… More
“Mrs” Thank you Glenys for the cottage that we found most comfortable. It felt like home from home. The views are spectacular. It was so peaceful and most enjoyable.
Thank you again we will be back to visit
A great cottage in a fantastic location.Conveniently located for all attractions in North Wales. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed.Glenys was very welcoming. Would stay again.… More
Thank you. I'm really pleased you had a good time at Bay View Cottage.
“Bay View a first class holiday cottage”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2015
Bay View had everything we required for a perfect holiday,the standard of cleanliness and comfort could not have been better. We found that the view from the conservatory was stunning, the cottage is … More
Many thanks for your kind review.
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
Bayview Cottage is aptly named - the views from the back of the property (including one of the bedrooms and the conservatory) are absolutely amazing. The house is situated on a very steep hill so woul… More
Thank you for your review of the cottage and also the fabulous photo of the 'Laburnum Arch' at Bodnant Gardens at its best.
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive… More
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov
“The stunning tigh Ban lek” Cottage is stunning great views very clean great lay out everything you need is provided wildlife just outside your window plenty of local activities for young and old lovely places to eat marina just down road already looki
“What a beautiful place to stay a the scottish west coast!”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A modern ans well equiped house.
The view over the sea and to the islands is unforgettable.
We liked it very much.… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
“Tigh Ban Lek”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
Fabulous location with stunning panoramic views .Even the bedrooms (located downstairs) had superb views. Very warm during our long weekend as it is well insulated and well heated. Very well equipped … More
We are really glad you enjoyed your break at Tigh Ban Lek.
“Fantastic House, good location and perfect peace and quiet”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
Stayed at Tigh Ban Lek for a few days as a short break to get away from things. It was great. The house had everything we needed and was in a great setting - the views are just amazing and it was so q… More
Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at Tigh Ban Lek
“An absolutely beautiful cottage with fabulous sea view” We arrived on the day of the big snow so had the added benefit for the first day of a winters view. The cottage was cosy and warm and so beautifully decorated that we didn't feel the need to go o
We had a fantastic holiday at 6 Marine Parade ,so much so we have booked again for 2012 .
The house is in a fab location, lovely sea views from the front of the house , infact you can lie in bed and… More
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve
We had such a lovely experience staying at Eeyores Corner. The cottage was beautiful and the owners made us feel very welcome. We settled in straight away and enjoyed every minute of the lovely place … More
“Has all and more than needed to high standards......Just perfect”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Eeyores corner is the perfect base for all. Couples to large families will enjoy. Hosts fantastic, location and weather excellent. As a family we have spent the last six holidays in various locations … More
“Everything we expected and lots more!!!!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
Great location to stay, with lots to see and do, if thats what you want.
Otherwise just kick back and relax in the hot tub, or enjoy a glass or two on the riverbank. If you are lucky you may see the … More
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
Lyndon cottage has everything. Great location superb estuary views from balcony, lovely fittings and furnishings, kitchen better than mine at home, and the best bath mat I have ever set foot on! The o… More
"Thanks for the review, we re really pleased you had a good holiday and that Lyndon Cottage gave you everything you needed and it as Hopefully we will welcome you back some day."
“Home from home on Gower”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
Just returned from our two week stay in Lyndon cottage. The cottage has everything you need and if it doesn't the owners are only too pleased to help out. The tumble drier had developed a problem an… More
Thanks for the review, we re really pleased you had a good holiday and that Lyndon Cottage gave you everything you needed Hopefully we will welcome you back some day.
“Better than home!” Traveling alone and my first time out of the States, I was quite apprehensive. After meeting Tim and Abbey my fears were quickly relieved. Very friendly and helpful in every way.
They showed me around the property and even had b
Excellent accommodation and surrounding views, with very friendly hosts who went out of their way to make me feel as comfortable as possible.
My stay was such a positive experience I have rebooked … More
“A beautiful two bed apartment”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
It was, lovely and clean, beautiful farmhouse style apartment, in stunning surroundings, and owners are lovely and welcoming and made us some home cooked cakes on arrive. I would recommend to anyone.… More
“A great place to stay for those that like the quiet life.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013
We rented the upper apartment in May 2012 and were impressed enough to return in 2013 to rent the lower apartment. Both apartments have been recently refurbished and offer quality accommodation with e… More
Great house and great location. Everything we needed for our stay (wifi especially!). Two minute walk from the beach, yet quiet location. Mark, the owner, was extremely helpful before we went (des… More
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely thorough and smooth so th… More
“HAPPY TIMES IN "MORTRETH" PORTHTOWAN”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Having rented many times before, I would rate this one as one of the best. Dealings with the owner Mark has been so easy and he is quick to respond. The accommodation is as good as it looks in the ph… More