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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 33 km; Not suitable for children;
Newly refurbished Clockmakers Cottage is a luxurious detached and spacious cottage. Adjacent to the owners home Clockmakers Cottage is situated in a lovely Dorset village with an award winning pub. It has its own enclosed rear garden backing onto a woodland and a terr …see more
Needing a break, and also obliged to visit family in Dorset, we booked Clockmaker's Cottage for the two of us and our seven month old son.
It is a surprisingly spacious property, with absolutely be… More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
My wife and I have just come back from a long weekend break at Clockmakers Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard, is spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious… More
“Peaceful Setting and Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2013
We stayed at Clockmakers cottage in August last year before the owners refurbished. It is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful setting. We loved just sitting on the terrace and watching the river … More
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays.
With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie …see more
“Great property, excellent location - Perfect for a chilled out week”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here with our 18 month old daughter, who particularly enjoyed the frequent visits from the friendly farm dogs Shani and Barnaby. A private, clean and comfortable cottage wit… More
“Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2012
Well equipped, modern holiday home in the most lovely location with amazing views across the menai strait to Snowdonia. Great walks through the forest from the doorstep to a beautiful quiet beach. En… More
“Our Little Hide Away..........”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
This wonderful lodge Isa, is a very special place to us. It is our escape, a place to relax, chill out and kick back. Our dogs love it here, so much space to run around in, a toasty log burning fire f… More
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the …see more
“a fantastic cottage in perfect location!!! minutes from Chatwsworth Estate”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
Thankyou for such a fantastic stay, the cottage is so beautiful and the finishing touches like the log fire and french white style dining room made it a wonderful experience.
the cottage is so child … More
“A peaceful retreat with a homely feel.”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
We arrived as the snow was falling on this pretty cottage in a picturesque setting. The log-burning stove was glowing away in the lovely dining room, and we had everything we could possibly need in t… More
Cottage Restoration with wonderful views of Liscannor Bay. Secluded and tranquil setting yet only 5 mins drive from Lahinch. Very high specification with all modern amenities. Wood burning stove. Very comfortable house. Ample safe parking. One Acre site. Newly restored …see more
This cottage is so well put together. It has everything you need and it is charming as well. The owner was very kind and very helpful. The rooms were great and the tub was great for soaking and readi… More
Sincere thanks for such a positive review! We would love to have you back again to Bar Tra Cottage. Best wishes.
“the very best.”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
such a wonderful holiday... truly needed a rest from home & work. 5 weeks that flew by sooo very fast. 1st couple of weeks on my own & then 1dear friend from wales & 1 from the usa. we were all happy … More
Thank you very much for such a positive review. Delighted that the holiday was such a success! 2013 is not that far off. Very much looking forward to having you stay at Bar Tra Cottage again.
Quintessentially English thatched cottage in the heart of Purbecks and Thomas Hardy country set in a street so unspoilt it is used in period dramas.. 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Studland bay & Swanage. Romantic, …see more
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
“Wonderful stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
“Quaint little cottage, within 5 miles walk of the castle”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Fantastic holiday, with some good sunshine. The cottage is within 5 min walk of the castle, and 4 pubs all offering good food and great hosts.
Studland beach and Swange are all within a 15 min drive… More
Vine Cottage is a charming two bedroom period cottage located in a secluded backwater just a few minutes walk to the centre of the popular village of great eccleston.
The charming cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a cosy lo …see more
This is a wonderful, cosy cottage, in a lovely village, and within easy access to all the nearby attractions.
It has everything you could possibly require for a comfortable self catering stay, I beli… More
Thanks Julie for your review and also for your repeat visit to the cottage, hope to welcome you again in the future , kind regards and best wishes , Emma & Jeremy x
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
DownstairsThere is an open-plan Kitchen & Living Area. The kitchen is equipped with fridge, electric cooker, microwave. The living area has TV/DVD and a cosy open fire where you can relax after a busy day exploring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.UpstairsA spaci …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Affectionately known as 'the little house', Warren Cottage is full of character and was part of a converted bakery which has been lovingly renovated with free wifi, new furnishings and a modern Italian spiral staircase. Many of the traditional features have been retain …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
Luxury in the country, situated 9 minutes from the centre of Wanganui, this relaxing environment has been created to pamper and indulge our guests. From the fully equipped farmhouse kitchen to the indulgent bathroom. Comfortably furnished with covered decks for great in …see more
What an amazing property!! The quality of the furnishings and fixtures were what you would expect to find in a 5 star hotel. Everything was thought of, down to the gorgeous slippers and robes in the… More
“Luxury! Everything you can think of provided and more.”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2014
First the bad news.... once you have stayed here you will go home and want to make home improvements. No expense or luxury have been spared in this new, fully equipped getaway cottage (although cott… More
“Rural luxury on the edge of town”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2014
We had a great stay and enjoyed all of the modern comforts which were akin to staying in a hotel, while being in amongst the trees, birds and other farm animals. Came away totally relaxed and refreshe… More
The Nest Castleton, near Whitby , Traditional ,cozy, timeless, romantic, all the things you would want on a holiday,The Nest at Castleton North Yorkshire Moors National Park is an 18th century weavers cottage,It is based at the top of Primrose hill, John Wesley is named …see more
Extremely great value for money, Perfect size for a get away for two! Had everything we needed within the cottage and just a short drive away from plenty of things to do. Great walks & pubs near by. T… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Sandford Cottage, located on Southmoor Farm close to the attractive village of Hawkchurch and only 6 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. This secluded and recently refurbished cottage set within 40 acres with wonderful views over the Devon countryside, offers …see more
We had a lovely week at Sandford cottage, very comfortable and homely. Close to a lot of lovely areas to explore.
The cottage was well equipped and the greeting of wine and chocolates was a very … More
“Chocolate box cottage in beautiful setting.”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
If you want an escape from the sound of cars and exchange it for the sounds of wildlife in a charming cottage with a private large garden and the facility to walk around a lake and feed the fish then… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
17th Century Ham stone 2 bedroom cottage with 100ft Walled Garden.
Ground floor: Double Sofa Bed, Living room, kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
1st Floor: 1 double bedroom and 1 Single Room
Bed linen and towels included. Sky TV, Washing machine. F …see more
Driftwood Cottage is a stylish, newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) arranged over 3 floors located in the picturesque seaside village of Staithes, North Yorkshire. The cottage is snugly situated on a peaceful side street with beautiful sea views of Staithes Har …see more
We have stayed in Staithes a number of times and Driftwood cotttage is the best cottage we have stayed in. The view is fantastic, you can see the harbour and also the Cod & Lobster pub from each floor… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review
“Best short break ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
Driftwood Cottage is immaculate and decorated to a high degree.It is extremely comfortable and we felt at home there. Everything is to hand and we certainly didn't miss not being able to get a mobile… More
“What a find”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2015
Driftwood cottage great location, lovely walks, views over harbour. Great find after hours looking online to find accommodation in the area. Spotlessly clean, every need catered for, cosy and it was a… More
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
Glad you had a good holiday and thank you for the feedback.
“Comfortable and well located.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
It's a comfortable cottage that feels like someone's home and not just a holiday let. Our grandson 7 enjoyed the attic room. … More
The Lake District holiday cottage sleeps 6 people, has full oil fired central heating and traditional open fire, burning both coal and logs. The cottage is furnished and decorated to an extremely high standard.Keldas View Cottage makes an ideal base for walkers and coun …see more
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L …see more
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2015
A really lovely cottage, beautifully decorated with lovely furnishings. Perfect for 6 girls - 3 bathrooms! All the furnishings were lovely - beds really comfortable, bedding really pretty. Kitchen … More
“Beautiful cottage, great location for exploring the New Forest”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
If you are looking for a beautiful cottage with great location for exploring the New Forest this is it. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and owners very welcoming and helpful. We arri… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Situated in East Hampshire's tranquil Meon Valley, where the River Meon starts its journey south to the Solent, this well-planned conversion from an ancient farm building provides stylish and very comfortable accommodation, the perfect base from which to explore th …see more
Shafts Barn is a 5* self catering rental. A welcome basket, luxury bathroom suites, and a generous provision of outdoor equipment helped our holiday run very smoothly with 2 little boys. No difficul… More
Thank you for your detailed and very positive comments, which I'm sure will be helpful for future guests coming to Shafts Barn. Hideaways Reservations team.
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
This recently re-furbished single-story cottage sits within the charming village of North Elmham, adjacent to the owner’s home. Located in the heart of the Breckland conservation area, it is ideally situated for exploring the North Norfolk coastline and also visiting …see more
Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Outstanding quality conversion of a Sussex barn to provide spacious, stylish living for your self catering holiday. Luxurious accommodation for up to 6 people.Spectacular views from a peaceful and secluded location in the heart of the South Downs National Park.The inter …see more
Away from the stress of the City, the Douro Valley is an ideal place to relax. It is 'The Tourism of Silence'. This is something sought by generations in ancient monasteries, convents, and cottages, lovingly restored to provide very special destinations for tr …see more
we have just spent 6 wondeful days in this lovely cottage, the only negative, we didnt spend long enought there. the welcome from fernando really made us feel welcome and it soon felt like home. this … More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Pine Cottage is the perfect escape to the country; a real home from home. Set within a small cluster of 4 similar, attractive cottages in stunning surroundings with uninterupted countryside views from the front windows. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard Pin …see more
Our relaxing winter mini break at Pine Cottage was every bit as good as last year. Beautiful setting and cosy welcoming feel to the cottage. Loved the wood burning stove and very comfy beds. Would l… More
We hope you'll visit again and enjoy yourselves just as much, kind regards, Sara and Nigel
Reviewed 18 Jan 2014
We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the … More
Thanks for taking the time to review Pine Cottage. We am delighted you found it to be cosy, clean and comfortable. Many thanks and our best wishes, Sara and Nigel
A mere 3 mins from Auckland's premier and most popular beach in the country - Long Bay Beach & Reserve. Long Bay Beach is an amazing 1km-long beach, with a cliff-top walkway, views of the Hauraki Gulf, safe swimming/snorkeling, playground, picnic/bbq areas & …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
A cosy cottage for 2 set in the picturesque countryside of Cotes d'Amor.The cottage is fully furnished set in a cul de sac of only 2 properties,your neighbours are French (practice your french).Fully fitted kitchen..woodburner (for those cosy nights) electric hea …see more
This beautifully-renovated stone cottage is nestled between mountains and sea on the Llyn Peninsula, with views of Trefor Pier. The 400-year-old property has been lovingly restored, with great care taken to preserve original period details such as old oak beams, deep st …see more
Absolutely perfect. Fantastic surroundings and cottage. Exceptionally clean and very well appointed. We will definitely return.… More
“A Welsh gem”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
This is our second visit to Rosemary cottage (see my previous review) A wonderful mountain backdrop with beautiful farmland in front reaching out to views of the sea, what more could you possibly wan… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
Beautiful setting.owners are friendly and would do anything to make your stay here comfortable and enjoyable. Cottage is gorgeous and very spacious. Cosy rooms, near a beach and close to all facilitie… More
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
The Leat is the perfect holiday cottage for a family or two couples. It's right in the centre of the village by the stream, just a few doors away from the shop and round the corner from the Royal Oak pub. This a characterful village cottage is bigger than it first …see more
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. There is an …see more
Charming and cosy, detached, south facing luxury holiday cottage with open countryside views. Only 5 minutes drive from the lovely sandy shore of Coldingham Bay with its multicoloured beach huts and St Abbs head nature reserve. The open plan living area has a light and …see more
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack on arrival (… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Hogmany in Scotland! I don't know why I hadn't thought of putting a narrow chest of drawers in the landing area. Probably because our girls use the cupboard in the bathroom. But it's an excellent idea so will be on the lookout! Hope to see you all again in the future. Bw's emma x
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
I had the most relaxing xmas holiday ever it was what I planned and more . Location was great. Amenities are fantastic just bring your clothes.… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had a lovely Xmas! Emma
Reviewed 18 Dec 2014
What a delightful few days we have had in this little gem. We had a lovely welcome from the owner who was very helpful. The cottage has been so tastefully decorated and very well appointed and it is v… More
Thank you for your lovely review we are very glad you enjoyed your time at the bothy. Hope to see you again in the future.
Jasmine Cottage offers a 5* 'home from home' experience and provides a base for many activities. Ideal family holidays with Scotland's finest beaches - Lunan Bay, St. Cyrus and Montrose for great walks in the sand dunes, by the sea and rock pools, all great fun for th …see more
“Jasmine Cottage is a home from home.....simply stunning.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
We are a family with 2 children (ages 8 and 5) and a dog. Jasmine Cottage is a beautiful home. I say home because there is everything you could possibly need and a lot more!!! From games and DVD's f… More
Thank you for your positive comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
“Lovely location but the cottage lacks any character”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
Jasmine Cottage is beautifully located in a quiet rural setting surrounded by farmland and well off the beaten track.
Whilst the inside of the cottage is clean, well decorated and well equipped and … More
We apologize for the 'unwelcome guests' that you heard. As we are in the country mice are a problem but the cottage is now fitted with an electronic Pest-Stop mice control,which has illiminated the problem.
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Glen Carra is located just two minutes' walk from the centre, on the outskirts of Dunkeld which is often referred to as one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifteen minutes train/ bus ride from Perth, the house has easy, walking, access to a …see more
We were delighted that Glen Carra House met all of our expectations, very good value for money indeed!
The house is situated on the edge of the lovely Dunkeld village, just a short stroll with lot… More
Simon and Dorothy,
Many thanks for going out of your way to leave a fantastic review, this is really much appreciated and gives other guests confidence in booking.
The area at the back is nicely secluded and we have young children ourselves who enjoy roaming around there. The playhouse, swing, and slide are always a hit with the children but a BBQ for the grown ups is something we have been considering but not managed to implement in a safe manner....perhaps it will be there the next time you visit!?
Very best wishes,
Liz and Glen
“Tardis like little gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
We stayed in Glen Carra with some friends and were amazed by the space inside. It has been tastefully remodelled with large dining kitchen and lounge and is kitted out with everything needed for your … More
Thanks for the review and comments. It is a bit of a Tardis like property, especially the double bedrooms upstairs which would put many modern properties to shame! Glen
“Marvellous home making a wonderful holiday!”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2013
We were in the house with our 4 children and another couple, filling all 4 bedrooms. There was plenty of room and it is altogether a lovely home. Lovely garden, nice and warm in the cold, nice big fro… More
Thanks for the review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Nuthatch Cottage is a cosy recently renovated Forester's cottage perched on a ridge overlooking the Flaxley valley on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean.
We have recently been awarded 4 STARS by Visit England Quality in Tourism, something we are extremely proud of.
In peaceful Danby Dale at the heart of the glorious North York Moors National Park. Beacon View is a beautiful grade II listed Yorkshire sandstone barn. In a stunning situation facing a green and dovecote to one side and stunning views across the dale and heather moorl …see more
**SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT IF BOOK 2 WEEKS OR MORE** As featured in Art & Décoration and Condé Nast Traveller, charming stone cottage with fireplace and pool nestled on a hillside in an enchanting hamlet just above the Lot River. Formerly, the ancient schoolhouse for the …see more
These sweet french cottages are really lovely. Beautifully restored and tastefully decorated. I would recommend these cottages to anyone wanting to get away fro it all.… More
“Charming cottage in an idyllic location.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2014
Excellent value. The direction to the cottage was very clear and helpful.
The cottage is located in a beautiful, forested area with many opportunities for walks.
All amenities were provided and made… More
Reviewed 16 Oct 2014
Stunning area, beautiful gite and grounds. Owners are so kind, helpful and ready to give you advice on the area, if you need it, but they are also very discreet so you are left in privacy. They were… More
This self catering holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. It is ideal for exploring the myths of Robin Hood. The beautifully restored early Victorian cottage is situated in the conservation area on the edge of a quiet village and …see more
On arriving the cottage is open plan and very spacious. The rooms are big and there is plenty of attention to detail. It was perfect for what we wanted. The wifi is very slow and hardly any receptio… More
Thank you for posting this review. We apologise for the wi-fi. We are in a poor reception area, but we have upgraded our modem & have installed a booster to The Cottage. Best wishes.
“Great lil home”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
Great little cottage. Heated under flooring throughout. Full panoramic patio doors with a lovely garden for the doggie to run around in. Close to sherwood forest for forest walks. Everuthing about thi… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wendy & Richard
“Absolutely fabulous cottage for young families”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
We stayed between Christmas and New Year with our young children (1 and 5), the grandparents and a dog. The cottage was very warm and cosy. It's a very spacious place even for 6 people. The sofa be… More
Hi - thanks for this positive review. So pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves and had a good time.
Located in one of the most breathtaking areas of North Clare, this beautiful cottage is nestled into the wild Burren landscape about 50 metres down a private lane: perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday. It is set on its own private grounds of approximately an acr …see more
“An enchanting cottage in a captivating location - west of Ireland bliss!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
As we drove over the hill to Pollclabber Cottage, the full horizon unfolded before us - the world was suddenly rid of clutter and in its place lay an unending expanse of rock, sea and sky! It was for… More
Reviewed 17 Jul 2014
Our stay here was fantastic! The location is perfect for touring the area and the accommodations are great! Helen is wonderful and most helpful! When I return to Ireland this is my destination! Do not… More
“Comfortable, cosy, great facilities and lovely location”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
Great information from the owners about the area and things to do. Beautiful cottage, in a lovely location. Excellent facilities and very cosy. Lots to do in the area and lovely places to eat.… More
Trewrach Cottage is a 400 year old newly restored, self-catering cottage, featuring an inglenook fire place with an ancient stone bread oven together with a wood burner, wood provided. Sleeps 1 - 6. Family friendly and suitable for all ages. Games room with pool table, …see more
The Stokes family with Auntie Doris returned to Trewrach for another weeks holiday. As before, the cottage was warm, cosy and extremely comfortable. Feroza very kindly arranged for milk, tea and Welsh… More
“Superb cottage in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 5 Nov 2012
A well equipped and characterful cottage, the wood burner adds a cosy feel. The games room is good for youngsters when the weather is poor. We enjoyed the local wildlife, especially the badgers which … More
“nice to have a relaxed vacation”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2012
What a nice Cottage, well equipped, and very nice styled! Would come back again!
Was a great place and a good "head-quarter" to discover the west-coast of Wales.
Trips to north and south are possib… More