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.
“Mrs” This is the second year running that we've stayed at Buck Place, this year with both s toddler & baby in tow! The cottage is modern, well decorated, clean and comfortable with the owners covering all bases (fluffy towels, great quality linen, tra
“Fantastic Holiday” Our stay in Clematis cottage was everything we wanted and much, much more. Excellent accommodation, beautifully and conveniently laid out. Clean and well equipped cottage.
Lovely surroundings, peaceful and quiet, exactly what we n
“Perfect holiday accomadation” We are an all adult family who take around 4 long weekends away a year.
Clematis cottage No 1 was the cleanest and best equipped we have ever stayed.
The grounds were beautiful with a large variety of places to just si
We were greeted on arrival by the owners Kaye & Richard and shown round their lovely Clematis Cottage. The property was even more attractive than the photos on the website, warm, welcoming and extreme… More
Thank you Helen, I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your weekend in the cottage it was lovely to meet you all as you had driven here from different parts of the country to meet up and so rewarding for us to see your smiley faces, looking forward to your next visit.
“brilliant” as with most other reviews we had a fantastic stay.Sylvie and Mark were most welcoming and the care package was great.cottage beautifully set out and fantastic views to be had.walking distance to town for meals and supermarket.
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“A wonderful place to unwind in a beautiful part of Scotland.” I was looking for a place to stay so that I could attend a wedding in Helensburgh and from the moment I found the Coach House, I couldn't have been happier.
Upon first contact the owne
We were a large group of 6 adults and one dog so we occupied both The Coach House & The Pottery. Both were very well-equipped, warm and cosy, the beds were very comfortable, showers and kitchen all r… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review BOTH my properties. It was a pleasure to have you all stay, and would love to welcome you back in the future.
“The Most Amazing Little Place EVER”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
I had to pleasure of staying at the Coach House @ Carloch for a week and it was the most enjoyable stay I've ever experienced. The owners were so sweet and continually told us if we needed anything to… More
Thank you so much Alexis for taking the time to review The Coach House, we are so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Scotland. It would be great to see you again next year.
“Great base, location, accommodation and welcome”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
I would heartily recommend this rental for any couple, small group or family looking for a cozy, well equipped base to explore this great area of Scotland.
Helen and Stephen were very welcoming an… More
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
“Quite, clean, convenient with amazing views.” We found this cottage to be spacious, quiet, clean in a beautiful setting. The owners Richard & Jane were very helpful, extremely friendly but not at all intrusive. The property was within driving distan
We booked all the cottages as three families with young children and were amazed at how perfect they were. They are located just outside Wadebridge so are spot on for the Camel Trail and the seven bea… More
“High standard accommodation”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The photographs we saw on the websites we booked this through definitely do not do this property justice. We were expecting something rather oldy worldy but in fact Leat Cottage is one of four lovely … More
“Lovely Comfy Cottage” 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 very welcoming, and gave us
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
“Comfortable cottage and charming hosts”
Reviewed 16 May 2011
Lovely cottage providing easy access to the Pembrokeshire coast and the Brecon Beacons. Regret that they no longer appear to take pets as Pepper loved it too.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments about Acorn Hedge Cottage. We are truly glad you enjoyed all your walks with Pepper, unfortunately as you say we no longer cater for dogs but many people still enjoy the cottage and the beautiful surrounding area
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr …see more
“Comfortable cosy and friendly.” My wife and I spent 5 weeks at Moorhen cottage,although it was in the middle of winter we found the cottage very warm,comfortable and equipped to a high standard.The locations ideal for visiting east coast as well as L
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
“rural, rustic and very relaxing - all you can want from a break in France” two weeks in rural France is just what we were looking for with 3 children under 15 - relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and the local area - wifi was a great hit the oldest of th
“Wonderful cottage for a quick break” We stayed at Rose Cottage for a week and we found it to be a wonderful place. The cottage itself has been decorated to a high standard and it was very warm, especially since the weather was quite cold. We really en
Fantastic stay at Cottemore Farm, the hosts Piers and Sue made us welcome throughout our stay, we had our 2 Rottwiellers with us and they were just as welcome (they are well behaved by the way). The f… More
Reviewed 28 May 2013
We stayed at Rose cottage for 5 nights in May. We were looking for somewhere we could relax and recuperate in a beautiful peaceful setting while having all the comforts of home and we found it in Rose… More
“Greta place for a cosy break for 2”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We had a lovely stay at Rose cottage. The cottage itself was well kept and had everything we needed. The welcome basket was very useful on our first evening and it was lovely to be able to collect fre… More
“Excellent Short Break” Beautifully converted barn, fitted out to a high standard. Is the ideal place to relax with friends and family. With two on suites and a bathroom all immaculately finished along with 4 bedrooms their is more than enough room to
We stayed at number 2 Coopers Cottage for the weekend as it was a Ruby wedding anniversary for my parents, we had booked it for the whole family (6 people and two babies).
What can I say ....it was fa… More
Thank you we are delighted your celebrations were enjoyable and that the cottage suited your group.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Home from home”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2016
Wonderful weekend in a beautiful cottage. Very welcoming with everything you could hope for already provided. Including home made cake!… More
Thank you. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewed 13 Dec 2016
This cottage was booked for a birthday weekend for a family member. On arriving late it was beautifully lit up with decorative lighting and was very large inside. We stayed in the 4 bedroom cottage. I… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage suited your families needs.
“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
“Clean, well appointed, warm and comfortable cottage.” A clean, well appointed, warm and comfortable cottage. Exactly as described. Friendly and welcoming owner. Lovely location. Book with confidence
Really lovely cottage .. quiet .. not far from town
Just needed a welcome pack ..bit of milk coffee tea .. bread
But very nice… More
Thank you for your review. We will consider providing a welcome pack.
Regards Norma and Bob
“Comfortable, clean & friendly like our own home.”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2013
We strongly recommend Hillcrest Cottage. It is centrally located and served us as a base while touring Ulster. It is easy to access & the roads are excellent. We slept extremely well - probably du… More
Hello Sam and Bonnie, thank you for your review. Sorry about the weather but glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in the future. Norma and Bob
“Pleasant cottage, good views, requires some updating.”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
Spent a week at this cottage visiting family over the Christmas period 2013. Met by the owner on the first day and given a tour etc. Thankfully the owner had put the central heating on it was cold an… More
I must apologise for the heating thermostat in the cottage not working. Unfortunately we were not able to get an electrician over the Christmas period. Regarding updating, the washer/dryer, fridge freezer, cooking pans, cutlery and stair carpet are all new this year. In addition the downstairs bedroom was completely refurnished in quality solid oak. The twin room will be updated this year. Our cottage is assessed every year by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and our 4 star grading was confirmed in August. Regarding the electric showers the temperature needs to be set before you get into the shower. Regarding the lack of contact,it was winter with short days. It was also Christmas and your family and my family were busy doing what one does at Christmas so we were both not there a lot. The cottage is close to our house and you will recall I did say when showing you around the cottage not to hesitate to call us if you needed anything. In our years of renting our cottage we have found that you have to be careful not to be intrusive of guests privacy so there is a fine line to walk. We try to get it right and hope we generally do. We hope you will stay with us again in the future
“Cottages and B & B of high quality” Whilst this review refers to "The Swallows" we have also stayed in "The Robin" and enjoyed a bed and breakfast room in Barbara and Alan's House. We have been delighted with the quality and standards of accommodatio
Had a fantastic time staying at the Swallows. The hosts are very helpful and friendly and could not do enough to help. Being close to the reservoir reserve made for some nice family walks. The cottage… More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Fantastic cottage - very well equipped and homely. Barbara was very welcoming and the welcome cake, milk and wine was much appreciated - we would highly recommend - very good location. Thank you.… More
Thank you Tracy. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will come again. Barbara
The Hay Store is one of seven non-smoking and pet free holiday lets at Cotterill Farm. This letting is situated on the first floor of a converted barn,above the milking parlour, From the outside stone steps leading to the entrance door , there are some wonderful vi …see more
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” 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 views to die for. It
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 everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“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!
“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.
“Warm & welcoming with fabulous grounds” We stayed for one week and explored the island. It's a great spot to discover inland highlights like Robin Hill Country Park & the coast at Brook and Yarmouth.
The cottage is really cosy with a twin room upsta
Had a great stay here during the IoW festival, it's a really comfortable property, very well-equipped and beautifully furnished. Only 10 mins to Newport but in a peaceful area surrounded by fields. … More
“The perfect holiday in great accommodation with lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2015
A very pretty spacious cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings. Great for our toddlers and 4 year old as was in very safe grounds. A quiet area but close by to amenities, tourist attractions and beaut… More
Our back garden has been transformed by a 10m x 5m in ground swimming pool (4ft deep) and sunbathing terrace, there are shingled outside areas for each cottage where hours can be spent relaxing and rejuvenating or reading a book, with a glass of wine under the shade of …see more
“Great location and spotlessly clean” Everything you need at this cottage, warm welcome from the owner who keeps the cottage perfectly clean we had a lovely weekend here and will be returning for our next trip to the Lakes
A lovely place to stay, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Sue was very hospitable and welcoming.
Our two dogs absolutely loved the garden and running around playing and we… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you and your dogs enjoyed your stay. I totally agree Ingleton waterfalls are lovely. There are plenty of trails off the beaten track that can provide some hidden gems as well.
Reviewed 15 Feb 2015
Had a great weekend,short drive to kirkby lonsdale and kendal which had plenty of places to eat and supermarkets . About half an hour drive to windermere.
Went to the plough pub across the road from … More
Thank you for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed your stay.
Reviewed 1 Jul 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Springfield cottage it was comfortable and well presented . Sue the owner greeted us and ensured that we had everything we needed and although the cottage is connec… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and hope the rest of your stay in Uk is good. Safe travels back to NZ.
This self catering cottage near Aberystwyth is set above the Ystwyth Valley in beautiful Ceredigion countryside. It is brilliantly located to make the most of everything that this popular West Wales region has to offer. The picturesque seaside town of Aberystwyth with i …see more
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I
“Lovely, comfortable and well equipped holiday accomodation”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
Lovely cottage for a short break in Wales.
We were impressed with the flexibility with check in times and Maggies detailed directions to the property. The house was well equipped and there was a lar… More
“comfortable stay in a nice selfcatering home.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
the stay at Ceiros cottage, gave us all we needed, including an internet acces.
It is situated in a quiet part of the little village up on the hill site.
The beds were very comfortable for us, over… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
Very cosy cottage, provided all amenities and more. Really helpful owner - could not ask more of Maggie and her husband. Beautiful surroundings. Great hotel near by (Lake Palace) where we had many mea… More
This cottage is near many beaches and is only 20 minutes from the Centre of Cardiff. Looking out across the Vale of Glamorgan you can enjoy great views from the balcony. There are many activities and attractions to be enjoyed in the area including the stunning Glamorgan …see more
Hall Farm in North Wales is home to three delightful cottages. Just a short drive from Llangollen and set in glorious, open countryside, you can be assured of a warm welcome and total comfort in any of our 18th century cottages.
Llangollen and its World heritage Site o …see more
“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.
“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need” Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us.
The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.… More
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2017
Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we had… More
A little haven on the Northumberland Heritage Coast, Poppy Cottage Embleton will give you a holiday to remember.Unique personal touches to enhance your stay, enjoy your welcome pack full of delicious homemade treats and locally sourced produce. …see more
“Our Holiday Haven” We have stayed at least 14 times and we have enjoyed each one (so has our dog) The cottage is set in lovely gardens where you can sit and watch the birds come to the feeders including, members of the tit family, chaffinches, nuthatc
“Country cottage in a calm and peaceful setting” The cottage was clean and well equipped. The location is central to towns and country houses, castles and picturesque villages. The owners prepared helpful advice about places to visit, including the ver
Good food at a local pub. The owners were very welcoming and a great welcome basket was awaiting our arrival. There was always enough logs for us to light the wood burner each evening.
Lovely wal… More
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
Lovely peaceful cottage - in fact we mentioned how we'd like to pick up the place and plonk it in Brighton...
The hosts were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. They might even … More
“gardens & log fire”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2015
Drove down the drive to the imposing frontage of this house. Welcomed warmly with clear advice, a basket of goodies and flowers on the window sill. The cottage is on the left of the photo and the bedr… More
A warm Welsh welcome awaits at Pengwernydd Cottages. Our working family farm is the ideal setting for your holiday, located in the beautiful, tranquil uplands of Ceredigion. Perfect opportunities for walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing and horse riding. …see more
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway, it's also great for families with one child/baby where you can relax amongst the 30 acres of private grounds and large shared heated swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi and a 20% discount with Brittany Ferries. …see more
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr
Great for family and friend gatherings. Located only 7 miles from Stirling, in Central Scotland, and conveniently located for many visitor attractions, including Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Corshill Cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation within wha …see more
“All excellent” It was all excellent - well equipped and maintained, all visitor needs thought through and catered for, lovely, quiet location convenient for local exploring and friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommended.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Bramble Cottage Studio. Set in the most beautiful, quiet place this cottage is close to anything and everything you would need during your stay. Hill walks are 20 minute … More
We are glad you enjoyed your short trip and our accommodation
Many thanks for your review
Lee & Kenny
“Lovely little cottage”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We enjoyed out stay at Bramble Cottages. Little cottage has everything you need lovely bedroom comfortable bed and small but perfectly usable kitchen. Friendly owners too. We were a little confused wi… More
“Small but beautifully designed cosy cottage.” The photographs don't do this beautiful cottage justice.
Julie met us on arrival and made myself, my wife and our dogs very welcome. On the dining table was a basket of fresh eggs and some Welsh cakes mm
My wife and I, and our 4 year old grandson stayed for 3 nights in this lovely cosy and peaceful cottage. It has very recently been refurbished to a high standard and has everything that you could need… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review - It was an absolute pleasure to host your family and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.