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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Antrim Abode in Cushendall. As we wanted somewhere on the coast to use as a base for seeing the area it was ideally situated, only a short drive from the ferry at Lar… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
We are just back from a glorius 2 day break at Antrim Abode. Being regular hotel users the main attraction of this accomodation was both the quality of the accomodation and the central location along … More
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of the accommodation and surroundings - this will be a great source of information and tips for future guests!
“Fantastic house in a great location. Perfect.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013
We arrived earlier than anticipated and phoned the Housekeeper, Bridget, who was more than happy to meet us at the house and show us around, making sure we knew where everything was and how everything… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. So pleased you enjoyed the house and beautiful Cushendall. And we see you discovered some of the local gems!
“Everything we needed for a good holiday” Conveniently situated for exploring all the coves and small villages of the Lizard peninsular.
Though small, this property was clean and comfortable, with everything needed for self catering. We found the owne
Had a Great time in Cornwall and a large part of that is due to this property. It was clean, comfortable, excellent facilities and in a great location. Every night was a good nights sleep and with the… More
Thank you for your kind comments.
Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Cornwall.
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, with a warm welcome” We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Manor Farm - the cottage was perfect - pleasant and comfortable, overlooking a lovely garden and on the doorstep of picturesque English countryside. Ra
We had a fantastic time. The cottage was beautiful, really nicely furnished, very cosy and in a lovely setting. Even the recommended pub across the road did really great food and had good live music! … More
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Four minds came up with one word to describe our stay (. Brilliant ) experience. Host family very welcoming and helpfull. Will definitely try and come back to
Stay another time… More
“Beautiful quiet country cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
I cannot fault this cottage in any way what so ever ,it was just excellent,everything from the big t.v ,really comfy bed ,and a cracking shower,under floor heating in toilet and kitchen,and the k… More
Thank you very much for your helpful review. It is good to understand what you like about the cottage and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day.
“Lovely place to stay for a quiet break” Excellent location for a quiet break in a lovely cottage overlooking the mill pond. Friendly, helpful hosts too. There are plenty of interesting places to visit within easy reach. Would quite happily recommend
“Really worth staying!” My partner and I spent a glorious week this spring at agriturismo Il Salarco surrounded by vineyards and idyllic rolling countryside. The owner, an English lady called Laura, made us both feel really welcome, was fabulously know
“Surrounded by Vino Nobile de Montepulciano vineyards a perfect centre for exploring this part of Tuscany”
Reviewed 25 May 2012
A tasteful relatively new conversion of agricultural buildings that works in every sense of the word. Comfortable, clean, light spacious recent conversion with up to date modern appliances in the ki… More
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami …see more
Primrose has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The open plan living / dining room with beamed ceilings opens out onto a large deck with views over a picturesque lake. Peace and quiet with plenty of wildlife. Walks over 38 acre site and woodlands. In addition to Primrose we a …see more
“Picturesque peaceful pet friendly pretty cottage” The location was ideal for walks in a beautiful part of the countryside and for visiting the cotswolds villages. The cottage is very well equipped, cosy and comfortable.
We were welcomed very warmly
Cottage is beautiful from the outside with a traditional cosy feel inside. Our biggest problem as non- smokers was the intense smell of smoke coming through the cottage from a door leading into the ow… More
Thank you for your comment and bringing this to my attention, obviously the door is an emergency exit for the holiday cottage but I will do all I can to eleviate this for future.
“Home away from home” What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break.
Everything you could need is in the cottage and, while my fi
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Ashen Cross is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, very close to beautiful Looe and other lovely places to visit. Never had such a fantastic welcome as we've had here, the owners cannot do enough fo… More
Thank you for your kind feedback, Laura.
Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon xx
“Beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean, dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
What a find! We absolutely loved staying in the Owl. Tracey and Geoff made us feel right at home from our very first telephone conversation until the day we left (although we didn't want to leave!) … More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon xx
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
Tracey the owner is warm & friendly. We had home made scones clotted cream & jam, home made bread waiting for us. Lovely place to stay. A lake with summer house, drinks available from the fridge, grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon xx
This was our first trip to South Wales, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The cottage was ideal, very clean and comfortable, with everything that you are likely to need. The owners Dave and June were… More
It's great to hear your thoughts about Acorn Hedge Cottage, whether good or bad as it helps us to keep trying to do the right things for the comfort of our Guests
“Excellent in every way.”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2011
This was my 3rd stay, all as good. Lovely cottage, good location and very nice and accommodating owners. Thank you.… More
Thank you for taking time out to provide future guests with an insight of your experience during your stays at Acorn Hedge Cottage
“perfect stay in the country, but close enough to the city”
Reviewed 20 May 2011
very homely and comfortable place to stay with all mod cons,need own transport as slightly isolated although not too far from motorway! great for walking and good base for visiting Swansea, we visited… More
I want to thank you for your comment about the cottage being homely as I want guests to feel welcome and make the most of their time spent in the cottage especially upon their return after a day out exploring the beautiful countryside and all Carmarthenshire has to offer
“A Lovely Cottage” Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann could not have been more helpful. We
Fab little cottage with everything we needed and a lovely garden to. Made to feel very welcome by the owners, which made for a fine week overall. Will hopefully be returning next year if not before.… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again either this year or next.We do like to see our friends return. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
Reviewed 11 Sep 2016
Lovely cottage and very quite Ann & Richard are very nice people cannot do enough for you .will definitely come again.… More
Thank you for your kind review, it was really lovely to meet you both and missed you when you left. Hope that you both keep well and we will see you back here for another holiday next year. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
“Met all expectaions”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Pretty and Comfy is a good description of this cottage with thoughtful and helpful owners included. Lots of interesting places to visit in the area, good places to eat within walking distance, overall… More
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was good to meet you both and also to meet Ellie Mae, a little treasure..We hope to see you all again one day in the future ,take care regards to you both Rich and Ann
“The most magical getaway” I actually live in Cambridge however i wanted a couple of days away from home - closer to the town centre, just to get a little peach and quiet away from home, my partner lives in London and his birthday was coming up so i th
A beautiful cottage dated circa 1610, set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views acros …see more
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
“Great short break” I stayed here with my husband & 11 month old baby for 3 nights & it was great. The owner was v helpful prior to our stay & let us check-in early & leave late which was much appreciated.
The cottage is v well equipped with things
“A really lovely cottage, scenic setting and very friendly owners” Local shop 10 mins away larger shops (in New Ross) 10 mins away. I can recomment Tandori night indian resttauant in Thomas town food was excellent.
Th eowner, will present you with hom
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
“Excellent accommodation - location and local people” Good walks at rear and front of the property on this dog friendly island. Property overlooks the sea with fenced green area (for Victoria cottages residents) where rabbits and children can play. In
3 Fort Victoria Cottage is a very welcoming place to stay. Nicely decorated and well equipped, it is very close to the sea and has fantastic views. The cottage has a small private patio and garden bu… More
“Peace and Quiet by the Sea”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2011
Very comfortable cottage with everything needed for Self Catering including a BBQ on the front porch overlooking the Solent and a fire in living room for chilly evening. Owner was very friendly and li… More
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
Within walking (coastal walk) distance of the lovely town of Yarmouth with its charming shops, pubs and restaurant the cottage is an ideal place to stay. Would definately recommend Saltys Restaurant a… More
“Breathtaking” We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...t
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“Fantastic views, cute cottage”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2014
We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with vi… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you had such a good time in the forest. It really is a stunning place and we feel privileged to live here!
“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening.
The owners were really welco… More
Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.
“Idyllic retreat for families” A great holiday flat ideal for two adults and two children.
The flat was clean throughout and very comfortable with full kitchen facilities.
The chickens and garden with trampoline were an added bonus!
Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Old Rectory couple of weeks ago, and what can I say it was brilliant. It was just what we wanted peaceful, tranquil and the scenery was just beautiful.
Kate the own… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon!
“Relaxed and easy holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Dec 2012
A very nice and well put together holiday let. Owner's very attentive, friendly and welcomong. A lovely spot for dog walking and enjoying strolls along the river from your doorstep. If you don't have … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope you may be able to come and stay again.
Happy New Year.
Kate and Liz
“Everything you need for a tranquil holiday with local amenities a stone's throw away.” Absolutely fantastic location for a holiday. The cottage is directly on the edge of the Firth of Forth with breathtaking views across the water towards Edinburgh. A
We had a wonderful stay at Seaside Cottage with our dog, Benji. To open the curtains in the morning and see the sunrise was breathtaking. Super walks along the beach and many friendly chats with the… More
Reviewed 28 Oct 2012
What a fab week had by all, the welcoming pack was superb ( the dogs enjoyed there treats), the cottage is well equiped, lots of good walks (for the dogs) beautiful views from every window, so close t… More
“Charming cottage in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2012
Had a wonderful stay in Seaside cottage with my elderly parents for a week. We had to tear ourselves away from the views which each window gave to explore the surrounding area. Located near and overlo… More
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful
A well equipped, very clean hide-away for two. WiFi worked well.
Good location for Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Would definitely consider staying again.… More
Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We had a fantastic time, the cottage was exactly as shown, cozy and clean, very well presented. Everything was provided that we could need, towels and linen - even salt! It is newly refurbished and … More
Delighted you found everything to your taste. Hope you consider a return visit.
“Excellent accommodation in good location.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Lovely 1 bedroom accommodation in good location for Lincoln city, the wolds and lincolnshire coast. This accommodation had everything we required for self-catering weekend break and was in excellent o… More
So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Excellent” We enjoyed our stay at Tiffyhall very much. The cottage is in a peaceful quiet location (apart from the lovely calling of curlews). It is well equipped and very private with a restful view from the large 'picture' windows upstairs and down.
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla
Stella Cottage is a truly welcoming home. It's like being at home. It has all the amenities. Mary the owner makes it even more inviting for your kindness and sympathy. Thanks for everything Mary.… More
Thanks ever so much for your kind review. It's great that you found the cottage so homely. You are all welcome back anytime.
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever.
On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg
Lovely cottage well equipped with everything you needed lovely welcome from the owners a very nice welcome pack consisting of a cream tea and milk, eggs, home made bread and lots of other goodies too … More
Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you here and we're looking forward to welcoming you back in the spring xx
“A much needed wind down holiday in a quiet semi rural location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Lovely place to stay and explore the beautiful parts of the coast, polperro, Talland Bay, looe, Lansallos, Lanivet cove is a also a lovely walks from the National trust car park. On arriving at the co… More
Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it and we are absolutely thrilled that we'll be seeing you all again next year xx
“We cannot praise this cottage enough”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
We arrived on the Saturday and was met by Tracy who was so friendly and welcoming. We were told that if there was anything that we needed that wasn't provided to let her know.
Our first impression wa… More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your holiday with us and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon x
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of the farm. Abundant wild life visible from the dining table and almost constant bird song. At this time of the year, wake to th… More
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell.
They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins,
My two Yorkie
The Robins was the perfect place for us to stay for our 3 months winter break from our home in France. Cosy and clean and a super comfortable bed awaited us along with some delicious cake and a bottle… More
“Mrs” Lovely property, ideally situated for Whitby. Decor and furnishings of a very good standard. Slight negative, creaky floorboards on the top floor, which ordinarily wouldn't be an issue, but as a family of 7, things were a little snug. Would love
Amazing place and setting. We had a fabulous time here. My 2 grandsons loved the green areas and open space. We were lucky with the weather 20+ each day we were there. The walk into town, especially w… More
Many thanks Linda for posting a review for us - sounds like the two little ones had a great time (and hopefully the adults too!!). The weather too of course does provide an added bonus !! Hope to see you again soon !!
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
Lovely peaceful and picturesque setting, well equipped and very clean cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay … More
Many thanks Michelle for your comments - glad you and your family were happy with the cottage and the facilities we provide. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
“A superb cottage prefectly positioned on the estate”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
A great location with views of the river Esk and the Larpool Viaduct which I could sit and look at all day. All enhanced by lots of birdlife and the occasional steam train passing by across the river… More
We are delighted you had a good holiday at our Cottage and glad you had time to appreciate its location (which we think is great too!). The steam trains passing and the wildlife are certainly very relaxing and most children enjoy feeding the ducks. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon and we thank you for taking the time to do a review for us.
Kind regards - Martin and Julie
Stunning one bedroom cottage located in the idyllic hamlet of Charleton near St Andrews. Sitting in truly enchanting gardens alongside a babbling brook it is an oasis of charm with views across the Charleton golf course and over the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law.<br …see more
A cute, comfortable cottage sleeping four, the Dairy Barn is perfectly located in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside with easy access to fabulous beaches at Holkham and Wells-Next-the-Sea Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Coastline as well as attractions such as S …see more
“Great location, views and service.” Accommodation had a clean, modern feel and was very well equipped. It was easy to find and central to local visitor attractions. Service was excellent and Karen was very helpful.
“Stunning home from home - can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
Perfect base for a weekend (or preferably longer!) surrounded by beautiful scenery and a very good range of outdoor activities nearby including a variety of good walks straight from the cottage. The a… More
Many thanks for your review. Hope you can stay for longer next time.
“Spectacular property that I can not recommend highly enough!”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2015
We stayed in the barn for a long weekend and it was spectacular. It had everything that we need and our hosts were very great to deal with. Very clean, tidy, well appointed and comfortable.… More
Thanks for your review, we're pleased you had a good time.
“Lived up to expectations”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
We found Ty Beic to be very comfortable, very clean, well equipped (including for cyclist/MTBers, as per the name!), warm, tastefully renovated with a lot of attention to details and a very high finis… More
Thanks for the review and glad your enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
The cabin is situated in the small village of Ersfjordbotn, just outside Tromsø. The house is 85 m2 in to floors. The second floor has to rooms. One sleeping room is possible to arrange as one double bed or to single beds. The other room in the second floor is ei …see more
One double bedroom cottage standing in rural wooded grounds overlooking fields. Excellent location for exploring Cotswolds towns and villages, only 4 miles from Cheltenham. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, pub across the road.<br />Suitable for couples and can a …see more
Mwendafye is a cosy, self-contained, Gr II listed character barn conversion. It is on on a farm in E. Devon not far from the Jurassic coast and close to both Dorset and Somerset borders - making it a convenient base for touring all 3 counties. …see more
“Fabulous location and a fantastic visit” The cottage was everything that we wanted. There was plenty of space outside for the children to enjoy themselves. The location was fantastic close to walks and cycle rides and the view was brilliant. You could
“A fantastic break with the family in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
We booked the house for a family get together as my partners son is off to Australia. The location of the house is very convenient and the views from the patio are fantastic. The house is very well eq… More
Thank you for your lovely review NIgel. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope your partners Son has a wonderful time in Australia.
“Beautiful spot” Friendly welcome by owner Maureen
Stone cottage set in very attractive country side
Fantastic area for keen walkers and cyclists
very attractive stone cottage with comfy bed
Easy to use wood burner
Attractively furnished with ant
Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'.
The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops.
There is so much to do in thi… More
“A fantastic place to see Ireland” Just a quick review and a thank you to Kathleen for a wonderful time in Ireland!
Our little family had an incredible time in Oughterard. Kathleen has a gorgeous grey stone house on a beautifully landscaped property
We stayed in this lovely stone house, set in beautiful gardens, for a week with our son and his partner and our 15 month old granddaughter. The house and garden were ideal for both our comfort and enj… More
“Kitty's Cottage was Absolutely Perfect!”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this review, however our recent stay at "Kitty’s Cottage" was absolutely perfect and I want to provide a thorough summary for future visitors lucky enou… More
Reviewed 31 Mar 2012
We had a wonderful week here, the cottage was spotless, spacious, well equipped, and in a lovely and peaceful garden setting with wonderful views. The very friendly welcome included a log fire and a b… More
“Lovely, lovely, lovely - cannot praise too highly” What a lovely cottage and what a lovely place to stay.
We went ostensibly for the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala as the cottage is well placed to access Bridgnorth and the line generally, but had
Stayed here a year ago too and both times it has been brilliant. Good size place for two people to stay in, really comfy bed / sofas and everything neat, tidy and generally good quality.
The surrou… More
thanks rob, perhaps see you again, very welcome
“Comfortable, spacious & good quality”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Stayed for 5 nights, found the cottage very clean and comfortable with a huge bedroom & bathroom. All the equipment & bedding was good quality & everywhere was tastefully furnished. Beautiful views fr… More
thank you for your comments, i am glad you enjoyed your stay, please remember us and come again